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Author Guidelines

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Articles written in English in all disciplines of Engineering and related Applied Sciences will be considered for publication provided the contribution is of original research or comprehensive reviews.

Declaration

The contributor(s) must submit, with the covering letter, a statement declaring the category of the paper viz. research or review type, and that the paper has not been sent to, published or accepted by any other journal earlier. Furthermore, each author must submit a statement declaring that he or she did contribute to the research reported in the paper.

As this is a Refereed Journal, the publication of paper(s) is subject to the approval of at least two Referees in the concerned subject.

Plagiarism/Screening

As per Higher Education commission (HEC) of Pakistan guidelines the required similarity index shall be less than 15% for an article to be reviewed and considered for publication. Also, similarity index from a single source shall be less than 5% 

Preparation of Text

  1. A soft copy of the manuscript must be submitted, in Microsoft Word format.
  2. The title of the paper, names of authors and their affiliations should be stated on the cover page. The names of authors and their affiliations should not appear on any other page.
  3. The submission should include, in the beginning of the paper, an abstract of about 200 words, and the relevant key words.
  4. The text of the paper may be divided into Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussions, Acknowledgement (if any) and References.

Tables

Tables should be laid out with a serial number, table heading and brief column heading. Tables should be included on separate sheets and referred to in the text.

Illustrations

Illustrations should be submitted in original (not photocopies) or laser print. They should be in black ink on white paper. Colored illustrations are not acceptable. Illustrations should also be numbered and referred to in the text. Maximum size should be 6 x 8 inches, with lettering minimum size 10 points.

Photographs

Photographs should be submitted in original; photocopies will not be accepted.

References

  1. References should be placed at the end of the text and written on a separate sheet.
  2. They should start with the all author’s name followed by the publication year, the correct title, publisher of the publication.
  3. References should be listed in the order in which they appear in the text.

Example

  • Apparo, A. and Malik, K., 1969. “Resistivity model experiments”. Geoexpolration 7:45-54.
  • Von Nostrand, R.G. and Cook, K.L., 1966. “Interpretation of resistivity data.” Geol. Surv. Prof. pap. 499 US Govt. Printing Office, Washington D.C.

Proofs

One set of proofs will be sent to the author to be checked for print errors. In case of more than one author the corresponding author should be indicated.

Reprints

The paper after final editing will be made online immediatly 


What happens to my article when I have submitted it?

A great emphasis on the quality of the articles they publish. Therefore, initially the paper is check for similarities index. After Screening the submitted articles are put through a full double-blind refereeing process in which:

 Articles are sent to 2-3 experts for their peer review.

  • The reviewers' recommendations determine whether an article will be
    • accepted without changes
    • accepted subject to minor changes
    • accepted subject to resubmission with significant changes
    • rejected.
  • For articles which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised article is acceptable.

 

The Chief Editor reserves the right to refuse any article, whether invited or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication. The publisher shall furnish authors of accepted articles with proofs for the correction of printing errors. The proofs shall be returned within 14 calendar days of submittal. The publishers shall not be held responsible for errors which are the result of authors' oversights.

 

 

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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access)

 

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