About URD Press

The publishing center of the University of Religions and Denominations, considering the abundant need of today’s society to learn about Religions and Denominations, avoiding deviations and the need to enrich the works and compositions related to Religions and Denominations in Iran and the world, is always ready to publish the religious works of various writers, translators and professors of the field in a wide range. The most important topics that are published in these publications are: Islamic religions, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Sabeans, Eastern religions and religious-philosophical schools of India, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, emerging mystical schools, religious studies, etc.
Acceptance process of works
• Create a user account in the link below:

• Login to the user account and register the book through the “new title” registration link.
• Initial review and evaluation in each of the specialized committees and, in case of initial approval, sent to arbitration.
• After the evaluation stage, a final decision is made in the specialized committee about the effect.
• If the work is accepted, send the text of the work for editing.
• Sending the edited text to the stage of control and modification of page layout and cover design.
• Obtaining the necessary permits and signing a contract.
• Sending the work file to the production stage (print).

Editorial and Peer Review Policies

Each book published in the Publication of University of Religions and Denominations (URD) undergoes rigorous peer review by two professionals or experts in the field. URD uses an anonymous, single blind peer review process. Once a book is submitted for publication, the editor of the publication will conduct an initial review of the book. The editor will read and review the book, then seek qualified reviewers, if the editor deems the works fits the aims and scope of the publication. The editor, reserves the right to reject a book prior to peer review for various reason that deal with quality, aims and scope, attention to detail using the template, etc.
Two peer reviewers will review a book and submit a recommendation to the editor. If recommended, the editor can grant authors the opportunity to revise the book or the book is rejected, per reviewer recommendations. A final decision is made about a book after two expert reviewers have provided the editor with a recommendation. The university book council, consisting of 13 members of the university faculty, is granted the final accept or reject decision, primarily when there is a split decision between two reviewers. The process usually takes less than 90 days from submission to publication, if accepted. The time frame is highly dependent upon authors and reviewers promptness.

Peer Review Steps

Book formatted utilizing the publication template and submitted
Editorial preliminary review of the book
Book sent and reviewed by two peer reviewers
Recommendation from peer review sent to authors
If revisions are recommended, authors have the opportunity to make revisions and resubmit (this process may occur more than once, if revisions are not deemed appropriate by reviewers)
Final editorial decision is made to accept or reject the book
If accepted, the book is published and a ISBN number is assigned