About Journal

Journal History

Launched by the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, the Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization (IJNAO) embarked on its mission in 2008 under the name "Mathematical Research Journal," officially authorized by the Ministry of Islamic Guidance. Since 2013, the journal has continued its dedicated service under the current name, aspiring to advance the science of mathematics in the domains of numerical analysis and optimization.

The primary objectives of IJNAO include fostering national and international collaborations among mathematicians and expanding the frontiers of mathematical knowledge. Over the years, the journal has evolved into a reputable platform for scholars within and outside the country to contribute to and engage with advancements in numerical analysis and optimization.

IJNAO operates under the auspices of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, a prominent institution committed to the pursuit of academic excellence. The journal's commitment to scientific transparency, ethical standards, and open-access principles has made it a reliable source for high-quality research articles. Under the Creative Common's Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, all published content is freely accessible to readers worldwide.

As IJNAO continues to enhance its global presence and contribute to the acceleration of scientific dissemination, it remains dedicated to providing a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas, discoveries, and innovations in the realms of numerical analysis and optimization.

Publishing schedule

The journal is published on a quarterly basis, and the table below shows the exact dates of publication for each volume in a given year. The journal adheres to this publishing schedule unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Issue          Date of publication

Issue 1                March

Issue 2                June

Issue 3            September

Issue 4            December

Open Access and copyright Policy

The Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization (IJNAO) supports global exchange of knowledge on a non-commercial basis. The authors retain and hold the copyright without restriction or transfer it to the journal. As such, all research articles accepted and published by IJNAO are immediately freely available online to read, download and share, without any subscription charges or registration barriers.


Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Ownership and management

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad owns and manages this journal.

Advisory body

The editorial board members of this journal are recognized experts in the subject areas stated in the Journal's aims and scope. The full names and affiliations of each board member are provided on the journal's website under the 'Editorial Board' section, and the list is regularly updated. To ensure that the journal maintains its integrity and to avoid association with predatory or deceptive practices, the journal periodically reviews its editorial board in collaboration with the publisher to ensure its relevancy and appropriateness.

Article Processing Charge (APCs)

There is no submission fee, publication fee (article review processing charges, language editing fees) or page charge  for manuscripts submitted to IJNAO.

  • There are no fees for membership, sending a manuscript or other supplementary charges.

Other revenue

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as the publisher of IJNAO, supports it for each published issue by paying a defined budget according to its published annual rank in Portal of Scientific Journals of Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The allocated budget includes those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the Journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving.

Digital Preservation Policy

Website Archiving

All of our electronic content, including the Journal's website and manuscripts, is archived in two different ways. Firstly, the PDF format of the journal's content is accessible online to readers from our main server. Secondly, a copy of all content is kept as a backup on another server. In case of any content failure, it can be made available online again within 24-36 hours from our backup server.

Moreover, every published issue of the journal is sent to the following databases: [Internet Archive (since 2018) & Iran Scientific Journals System]

Therefore, the content can be accessed at any time even in the absence of website operation.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

Our journal's Abstracting/Indexing services store all essential information about the articles. The list of these services can be found in the 'Indexing and Abstracting' section.


Authors can archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories, after their article’s publication.


This Journal does not accept any advertising.

Direct marketing

There are no direct marketing activities in this journal.

Paper Plagiarism Checker

To prevent plagiarism, the Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization uses the iThenticate system for checking any similarity, and if the percentage of similarity is more than 20%, the article will be withdrawn from the review process.

Privacy Statement

The Names and Email addresses entered in this journal’s website will be used exclusively for the purposes of publishing the Journal and will not be available to any other person or organization.

Peer review

All submitted manuscripts to this journal undergo peer review, with the type of review process being single-blind. The peer reviewers are typically external to the journal's editorial team. Information on all peer review procedures can be found in the 'Peer Review Process' section.

Publication ethics and related editorial policies

This journal is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. Journal's Membership link

The Editorial Board, Reviewers, and Authors are encouraged to study the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement for the  Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization (IJNAO). If they encounter any issues, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, or data falsification/fabrication in submitted or published articles, they should contact the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Soheili, Ali R. at soheili@um.ac.ir  or the publisher's principal contact at fumpress@um.ac.ir, who will follow COPE flowcharts.