An editorial board, assisted by a board of advisers, develops editorial policy, selects or solicits articles, and otherwise manages the affairs of the journal. The first 26 issues of the journal up to volume VII, Number 2, were prepared by Jalal Matini, editor, and Heshmat Moayyad, book review editor. Volumes VII Number 2 to XI were edited by Dariush Shayegan assisted by Dariush Ashouri as technical editor and Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak as book review editor. The journal underwent a significant structural and policy change in 1992 and 1993. Based on a new policy adopted by the board of directors of the Foundation, the editorial board of the journal now consists of a managing editor, a permanent editor, and guest editors who are selected for each volume according to the subjects chosen for the special issues. For many of the years since the policy change Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr edited the book review section of the journal.