About Journal

Paykareh is a scientific journal that was first published in 2011 by Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz. The journal's mission is to publish novel scientific, practical, and theoretical research on art and history with a special address on visual arts.

Developing qualified art research especially those targeting history topics and their connection with current issues, revealing the stories behind myths, comprehending the relevant concepts, signs and symbols of archetypes, and the symbolic icons and decorations are among the main topics that the journal follows. The anthropology of art and understanding the connection between graphic language and letters are other approaches of the journal. Moreover, the role of visual arts in improving the future quality of human life is another focus of vision.

According to the regulations of scientific publications of the country, Paykareh has received a scientific degree since 2019 and an "A" rank in 2022, which is indexed by the database of ISC and EBSCO, DOAJ.


Subject Area of ​​the Journal: The focus of Paykareh is on the following areas:

  • The theoretical foundations of visual arts
  • The communication language and expression of visual arts
  • Islamic arts
  • Decorative arts
  • Painting and Iranian Miniature
  • Graphics and design principles
  • The art of sculpture, photography, and other related subjects of art
  • Ancient history, Mythology, Iconology (signs & symbols)
  • Cultural issues and communication


Open Access Statement:

Paykareh is committed to immediate and real open access to academic work. All the original articles and review papers published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication and there is no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use.



Titel: Paykareh

Frequency: Quarterly

Publication Type: Electronic

Language: Persian-English

Online ISSN: 2588-6789

Manuscript Acceptance Fee (Final): 3,500,000 Rial

Director-in-Charge: Mansour Kolahkaj

Editor-in-Chief: Mohammad Khazaei 

Address: Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Golestan Street, Ahvaz, Iran. 61357-43311 

E-mails:  j.paykareh@gmail.com   -  jpaykareh@scu.ac.ir

Website: https://paykareh.scu.ac.ir


The Journal  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International  License (CC BY- NC 4.0) as currently displayed on 


Copyright in any article published by a Paykareh journal under the CC BY NC license is retained by the author(s).