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Author Guidelines

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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Journal of Engineering Research is an international peer reviewed journal which publishes papers in all fields of Engineering. The Journal publishes papers reporting original contributions to scientific knowledge. While submitting the manuscript, the Author(s) should clearly indicate his/her field of specialization. Research articles in a language other than English are NOT entertained.
 
No charges are required from the Authors to publish the articles.
 
Similarity with other documents (Plagiarism )should not exceed 20%.

 

Online submission

1 - Authors are required to fill up the entire authors name when they fill up the metadata to submit the paper.
2 - It is important to mention the correct corresponding author.
3 - References should be listed in the “References” section when the authors complete the submission process
4 - Copyright form should be downloaded (Click here to download the Copyright Form), filled up and signed by all the authors and upload as a supplementary file within two weeks of submission and upload as supplemetary file.
5 - Manuscript File size should be less than 2 MB and if the file size is exceeding, compress or split the document.
6 - Author has to provide us with list of 5 potential reviewers with their Name, Position, e-mail address, Institution and phone number. These reviewers should not be from the same country of the Authors. The JER has no obligation to contact these reviewers. You can send the list to jerkuwait@gmail.com with the Manuscript ID.

 

Communications

1 - Manuscripts and correspondence should be submitted as a word document.
2 - Authors are to supply E-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers and a list of 3 reviewers upon submission of manuscripts.

 

General

1 - An abstract in Arabic is required.
2 - Papers accepted for publication will be limited to a minimum of 18 pages and maximum of 36 pages.
3 - Concise, well thought-out and prepared papers adhering to the style of the Journal are likely to be published sooner than those in need of extensive editing and revision. The Journal will enforce its style on papers accepted for publication. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure adherence to guidelines outlined in these `Instructions to Authors'.
4 - Full instructions to authors are appended below. REFER TO THESE AND A RECENT ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL FOR DETAILED GUIDELINES.

 

Preparation of Manuscript

1 - A template for the manuscript submission can be downloaded from by clicking here.
2 - The main text should be single-column paginated, starting with the Title/Abstract page and ending with the References page(s). Page numbers should appear at middle top of pages.
3 - Manuscripts must be typewritten with double spacing and wide margins (25mm) at all sides. A font size of 12 points is required.
4 - Words to be printed in italics should appear as italics or be underlined in the manuscript.

 

Revision of Manuscripts

1 - Authors must respond to the Editor-in-Chief within 2 weeks of the receipt of referee's reports.

 

Title/Abstract/Keywords

1 - The title page should contain the title of the paper, the names(s) of the author(s), their institutional address(es) and an abstract. Up to 5 keywords should be given below the abstract in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons.
2 - Title should be short, specific and informative. Avoid long titles; a running title of no more than 75 characters is encouraged.
3 - The abstract, not exceeding 300 words, should be independent of the text. It must not contain bibliographical references or references to figures. Avoid abbreviations in abstracts.
4 - Only the first word of the title must be capitalized and the reminaing words must be in lowercase.
5 - Use * (stars) to denote the affiliations of authors instead of numbers or alphabets. For more clarification please refer to our previously published items.

 

Text Headings

The main text should follow the abstract and conform with the current style of the Journal. The following hierarchy for headings should be used: AREA (bold capitals, centered) Sector (bold, capital first letter, centered) Zone (italics, capital first letter, un-indented) Block (italics, capital first letter, indented) No numbers or Roman numerals should be used in these headings.

 

Figures

1 - All illustrations are called Figures and should be referred to as `Figure'. Figure parts are referenced as Fig. 1(a) or (Fig. 1a).
2 - Figures should be numbered serially and should appear in text in order.

 

Photographs

1 - Photographs as dealt with as figures, and they should be numbered.
2 - They should be of high quality.
3 - Field photography must contain a scale.

Maps

Maps and field sketches must include a metric bar scale. Regional maps must include a north arrow and at least 2 latitude and 2 longitude numbers on each of its respective sides; National Grid numbers may also be used. Map keys should be given on map or figure, not as numbered boxes.

 

Tables

1 - References to tables in text should appear as Table 2.
2 - Each table should have a brief descriptive title set above the body of the table.
3 - Tables should appear in the text in order.

 

References

1 - ‘Personal communications’ should be authorized in writing. Unpublished data should be cited as (unpublished data).
2 - Authors are responsible for accuracy of references.
3 - An alphabetical list of all literature cited in the text should follow the text, headed by REFERENCES, double spaces and bold font. Names of the periodicals should be given in full.

 

Example References

Journal:
Al-Awadi, N.A. 1990. Gas Phase pyrolytic reaction. Journal of the Chemical Society 2: 2179-2189.
Book:
Jenny, H. 1980. The Soil Resources. Springer-Berlag, Berlin. Pp.
Book Chapter:
Verklig, A.J. & Schat, H. 1990. Mechanisms of metal tolerance in plants. In: Shaw, A.J. (Ed.). Heavy Metal Tolerance in Plants. Pp. 179-193. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

 

Conference or Symposium:

Waked, A. 1980. Energy conversion measures in Kuwaiti buildings. Proceedings of the First Regional Symposium in Thermal Insulation in the Gulf States. Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.
Dissertation:
Al-Sulaimi, J.S. 1981.Aspects of Geology of the northern part of Oman Mountains, United Arab Emirates. Ph.D. thesis University College of Wales, aberystwyth, U.K.

 

Citations

1- Citations in the text should be in the form (Salama et al., 1991; Misfir, 1988), or ``according to Misfir (1988) and Kepper and Astry (1993)'', Papers ``in preparation'' or ``submitted'' or ``under review'' are NOT VALID references. Work in preparation, unpublished abstracts, and personal communications or oral communications may be cited in text, but NOT in the reference list.

 

Acknowledgements

1 - Acknowledgments should follow the main text and be headed ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
2- Personal acknowledgements should precede those of institutions or agencies.

 

Appendices

Appendices are encouraged for specific details on methodology, mathematics, or voluminous data.

 

Units, Abbreviations, Acronyms

1- Units should be metric, generally SI, and expressed in standard abbreviated form.
2- Acronyms may be acceptable, but must be defined at first usage.

 

Mathematics

1- Authors must provide instructions on how symbols and equations should be set.
2 - Equations should be numbered sequentially in the right-hand side and in parenthesis. They should be referred to in the text as ‘Equation(4)’.

 

Reprints

1 - Fifty copies of each published paper will be supplied free of charge to the principal or corresponding author.
2 - All manuscripts become property of JER and are not returned to authors, even if a manuscript is rejected. Original manuscripts and illustrations are discarded two months after publication, unless a prior arrangement is made with the Editor-in-Chief.

 

Electronic Text

1 - The final version to be submitted in WORD format ONLY.
2 - Text from most word processing systems is acceptable. The Journal, however, encourages the use of Microsoft Office 2007 or latest version in the WINDOWS format.

3- Illustrations and tables are accepted in any of the common formats used by popular drawing programs for the PC and MAC environments generated by Adobe photoshop

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. Copyright form should be downloaded (Click here to download the Copyright Form), filled up and signed by all the authors and upload as a supplementary file within 10 days of submission and upload as supplemetary file.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. Please make sure you have seen these instructions videos before submitting your paper.

    1. Creating an Account:Click Here. 
    2. Submitting an Article:Click Here. 
    3. Revise Submission:Click Here. 
    4. Editing Process:Click Here. 

     

  7. I Understand that, this manuscript can't be withdrawn or submitted to another Journal once it is reviewed. If So, JER has the right to take the proper action according to its bylaws. For more details, please read the JER Publication Ethics And Malpractice Statement

  8. List of 5 potential reviewers with their Name, Position, e-mail address, Institution and phone number are ready. These reviewers should not be from the same country of the Authors.

 

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