Public Law Research is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Allameh Tabataba’i University, the leading university in Humanities and Social Sciences in Iran. Public Law Research has been established to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers working on issues related to public law. The Journal was founded in as a response to quick advancements in public law and was dedicated to the publication of highest-quality research studies that report findings on issues of great concern to the profession of public law. In this journal, as well as all other journals published by Allameh Tabataba’i University, each paper is given its specific DOI number to facilitate identification. 

To allow for easy and worldwide access to the most updated research findings, the journal is set to be an open-access journal.

Copyright and Permissions

Creative Commons License

Public Law Research © 1999 by Allameh Tabataba'i University is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

The journal and the Allameh Tabataba'i University holds the legal and intellectual rights related to the publication of the articles and the aforementioned rights are transfered to the journal and Allameh Tabataba'i University by submitting the articles in the journal. In addition, the journal will be fully in charge of publication of the article in print, online, as a CD, in international indexes and domestic indexes. This right will be revoked only if the article is rejected or the author(s) withdraw from publication. For the more information regarding the matter, please check the commitment of compliance form.

The journal charges two million Rials to compensate a part of the arbitration fee, and if the article is accepted, additonally four million Rials will be charged from the authors for a part of the costs of processing the articles, the rest of the costs will be financially supported by Allameh Tabatabai University.

Non-Iranian authors are free of mentioned charges.

This journal, with an acceptance rate of 48%, and all other ATU journals can be found in the following repositories:

- Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC)

- MagIran

- Noormags

- Comprehensive Portal of Humanities

- Civilica

- Google Scholar

- ResearchGate

- Scientific Information Database

- Academia

- The journal is published in both a print version and an online version.

 - The method of judging in this quarterly is closed.

- This quarterly has been published since 2003 under the name of Law and Politics Research and in 2011, in line with the specialization program of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the mentioned quarterly was renamed to Public Law Research and it is currently being published with a scientific research degree. It is printed.

About Public Law Research:

  • Country of Publication: Iran
  • Publisher: Allameh Tabataba’i University Press
  • Format: Print and Online
  • Start Publishing:authomn1999
  • Print ISSN: 2345-6116
  • E-ISSN: 2476-6216
  • Available from:,,,
  • Impact factor(ISC): 0.241
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Publication Dates: March, June, September, December
  • Advance Access: Yes
  • Language: Persian with English Abstracts
  • Scope: Public Law
  • Article Processing Charges:1000000 Rials for Iranian Authors (Free of charge for Non-Iranian Authors)
  • Type of Journal: Academic / Scholarly(A)
  • Open Access: Yes
  • Indexed & Abstracted: Yes
  • Policy: Peer Review
  • Review Time: Nine Weeks, Approximately
  • Contact E-mail:
  • Alternate E-mail:

Archive policies and retention of articles

The Journal of Public Law Research, understand the concerns of authors, readers, librarians, and others about the need for long-term preservation and access to scholarly research as the world of publishing continues to digitalization. Our policy directly and honestly addresses the archival issue of long-term retention with access.

The Journal of Public Law Research is committed to archiving, meaning long-term preservation and providing access to scientific research material published electronically in The Journal of Public Law Research. This policy statement specifies the extent of the journal’s archival commitment and the relevant procedures for fulfilling this commitment. The Journal of Public Law Research will serve as an archive for all electronic content published by the journal. The content of the archive will include all the editions of this magazine with the ability to access online and publish relevant supplementary materials. The original content of published material will never change but may be supplemented by annotations or additional information due to the occurrence of errors and the need to correct content, references, and other parts that undergo changes after the original publication.

For the efficient and safe use of the online service, The Journal of Public Law Research undertakes to prepare copies from the electronic archive of publications in order to preserve information and security. Replicas are used to enable rapid delivery of content to consumers, while security replicas are kept as backup copies. The Journal of Public Law Research is committed to the periodic renewal of these reproductions. At least one security duplicate copy is kept in a separate location away from the editorial office of The Journal of Public Law Research in Tehran, Iran.

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