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Author Guidelines



The paper must be an Original Technical Paper based on research by the author(s) or an Original Article of Professional or Technical interest related to Engineering.

On matters regarding publications, decision of the Editor in consultation with the Editorial Board shall be final.

All manuscripts must be in English. The preferred spelling of the manuscript is English.

All papers in Journal of Advances in Engineering are edited electronically.

Authors have to register in Journal of Advances in Engineering website for online submission of the journal papers.

Detailed submission guidelines can be found on the Journal of Advances in Engineering website and authors are responsible for understanding these guidelines before submitting their manuscripts.

For further information please refer to Journal of Advances in Engineering prior to acceptance of the paper after the reviewers comments, authors have to submit the Electronic Author Declaration (EAD) template posted online in the Journal of Advances in Engineering in order to publish the paper in the Journal of Advances in Engineering.

Manuscript Preparation

The Journal is published in standard A4 size (297 mm x210 mm) with a two-column layout for text. Size of the paper composed in this required format is limited to twleve (12) pages. On special occasions this maximum limit may be waived on the discretion of the Editor. The Font preferably should no more than 20 double line spaced manuscript pages including tables and illustrations, font size 12.

Main headings shall be with the same font of 12-point size bolded, while sub headings shall be 10- point size, bolded. Main and sub headings shall be numbered in the manner adopted in this paper. The author is free to name headings according to the context and content of the paper.

Please adhere to the manuscript preperation guideline

Publication Ethics

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation is helped by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

  • The manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The submitted work should be original and should not have been published elsewhere in any form or language (partially or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work.
  • Results should be presented clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation (including image based manipulation). Authors should adhere to discipline-specific rules for acquiring, selecting and processing data.
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (‘plagiarism’). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given. This includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased and quotations.

  • Important note: In this journal, software is used to screen for plagiarism.

  • Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
  • Research articles and non-research articles (e.g. Opinion, Review, and Commentary articles) must cite appropriate and relevant literature in support of the claims made. Excessive and inappropriate self-citation or coordinated efforts among several authors to collectively self-cite is strongly discouraged.
  • Authors should avoid untrue statements about an entity (who can be an individual person or a company) or descriptions of their behavior or actions that could potentially be seen as personal attacks or allegations about that person.
  • Research that may be misapplied to pose a threat to public health or national security should be clearly identified in the manuscript (e.g. dual use of research). Examples include creation of harmful consequences of biological agents or toxins, disruption of immunity of vaccines, unusual hazards in the use of chemicals, weaponization of research/technology (amongst others).
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
  • Authors are strongly advised to ensure the author group, the Corresponding Author, and the order of authors are all correct at submission. Adding and/or deleting authors during the revision stages is generally not permitted, but in some cases may be warranted. Reasons for changes in authorship should be explained in detail. Please note that changes to authorship cannot be made after acceptance of a manuscript.
  • Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results presented. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc. Sensitive information in the form of confidential or proprietary data is excluded.
  • If there is suspicion of misbehavior or alleged fraud the Journal and/or Publisher will carry out an investigation. If, after investigation, there are valid concerns, the author(s) concerned will be contacted under their given e-mail address and given an opportunity to address the issue or to provide justification. Depending on the situation, this may result in the Journal’s and/or Publisher’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:

  • If the manuscript is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author.
  • If the article has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction:
    • - an erratum/correction may be placed with the article
    • - an expression of concern may be placed with the article
    • - or in severe cases retraction of the article may occur.

    The reason will be given in the published erratum/correction, expression of concern or retraction note. Please note that retraction means that the article is maintained on the platform, watermarked “retracted” and the explanation for the retraction is provided in a note linked to the watermarked article.

  • The author’s institution may be informed
  • A notice of suspected transgression of ethical standards in the peer review system may be included as part of the author’s and article’s bibliographic record.