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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts will be published in on of the following platforms:

i)  Article: It should be original and has a significant contribution to the field in which the research was conducted.

ii)  Review Article: A critical synthesis of the current literature in a particular field, or a synthesis of the literature in a particular field during an explicit period of time.

iii)  Brief Article (Technical Notes): A short article (note) having the same characteristics as an article.

iv)   Innovation and Invention Reports

v)   Forum: Letters to the Editor, comments and responses, preliminary results or findings, and miscellany.

vi)   Book Reviews

The Editorial Board will consider manuscripts in the following fields:

• Electrical Engineering

• Civil Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

• Chemical Engineering

• Computer Engineering

•  Mining and Petroleum  Engineering

• Computer Science

• Information Technology

• Information Systems

•  Basic Engineering and Computer Sciences

A manuscript should be submitted in English, and, if accepted for publication, it should not be published elsewhere without the written permission of the Editor-in-Chief.

General Instructions

1.  Submission of manuscripts for publication: Papers must be presented in final page format (not more than 20 pages, A4 size), along with a compact disk (CD) containing the contribution executed on a PC using MS Word or any updated version of it. Manuscripts should be typed using Times New  Roman, 12 points font, and one and half space.    Pages are to be numbered

consecutively and are to include all illustrative material, such as tables and figures, in their appropriate places in the text. If the author does not follow these guidelines, the paper is likely to be rejected or delayed.

2.  Abstracts:  Manuscripts for articles, review articles, and brief articles require both  Arabic and English abstracts, using not more than 200 words..

3.  Keywords: Each article must have keywords before both abstracts (English and Arabic) and  they should not exceed 10 words.

4.  Tables and other illustrations:  Tables, figures, charts, graphs and plates should be planned  to fit the Journal’s page size (A4 incl. running heads). Line drawings are to be presented on high quality tracing paper using black India ink. Copies are not permitted for use as originals.  Line quality is required to be uniform, distinct, and in proportion to the illustration.

Photographs may be submitted on glossy print paper, in either black and white, or color, or made by using Adobe Photoshop. Tables and other illustrative material must include headings or titles, and captions for figures.

5. Abbreviations:  The names of periodicals should  be abbreviated in accordance with  The World List of Scientific Periodicals. e.g., et al., J. of Food Sci.

For weights and measurements, and where  appropriate, abbreviations rather than words are to be used, e.g., cm, mm, m, km, cc, ml, g, kg, min, %, etc., Fig.

Latin abbreviations such as: op. cit., loc. cit., ibid., are to be in italic (if they are used).

6.References: References are mentioned numerically [between brackets] in the text and a list of references are provided at the end of the manuscript as follows:

a- Journals: [number] followed by the last name of the author (authors), First name or abbreviation, ”paper title” , journal title , volume and issue numbers, (the year of publications between parentheses) ,  and page numbers.

Example: Sawyer, D. A. “Pounding of Rainwater on Flexible Roof Systems,” Proceedings ASCE, Journal of the Structural

Division, Vol. 93, No. 1, (1967), pp.127-147.

b- Books: Book references must include author, book title, the publisher’s location, and publisher, and the year of publication.

Example: Feld, J., and Carper, K., Construction failure, 2ndEd., New York, Wiley, 1997.

7. Content Note or Footnote: A content note or footnote is a note from the author to the reader providing clarifying information.

A content note is indicated in the text by using a half-space superscript number (e.g. … books3 are …). Content notes are to be

sequentially numbered throughout the text. A reference may be cited in a content note by the use of the standard (Author, Date) style in the same way they are used in the text.

Content notes are to be presented below a solid half-line separating them from the text of the page in which the footnote is mentioned (in single column). Use the same half-space superscript number assigned in the content note(s) in  the text to precede the content note itself.

8.  Proofs: No changes, additions or deletions will be allowed in the pageproof stage.

9.  Opinions: Manuscripts submitted to the Journal for publication contain the author’s conclusions and opinions and, if published, do not constitute a conclusion or opinion of the Editorial Board.

10. Offprints: Two copies of the journal and twenty reprints of the accepted papers will be sent to the authors.

11. Correspondence: All correspondence may be addressed to:

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