Author Guidelines

1. Articles submitted to the Journal should normally be between 2.500 to 8.000 words or between 12-17 pages with single space and should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words, containing the importance of the topic, the gap between theory and practice or between reality and expectation, or lacks of studies, objectives of the present study, method, findings, and conclusion.

2. On the abstract, explicitly write in bold: Introduction, objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion.  Below the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article with the font size 11.

3. The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. To facilitate this process, author’s names (without academic titles), institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.

4. Contributor(s) should include a short CV describing his/her/their current position and activities in not more than 80 words.

5. Articles should be written in English in single space, using Microsoft Word, font size 12, Times New Roman, custom paper size (21 cm * 28,5 cm).

6. Insert a header on even page indicating name of the Journal, Volume, Number, month, and year, and page number of the publication. On odd page, insert the author(s) and a few words of the title of the articles. 

7. Footnotes should appear at the end of the text, not at the foot of the relevant page. Page number should be inserted at the bottom, placed on the right.

8. Write the main body of the article in two columns, except for tables and figures. Use first line indent of 1 cm, but no indent for first paragraph right after the main title and first paragraph after subheadings. 

9. Block citation should be 1 cm indented with the font size 11.

10. For research-based articles, the outline used is: introduction (without heading or subheading), method, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references.

11. The title should be less than 12 words, capitalized, centered, with font zize 14.

12. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective. All introduction should be presented in the forms of paragraphs, not pointers, with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.

13. The method section consists of description concerning the research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of 10-15% of the total article length, all presented in the form of paragraphs.

14. The findings and discussion section consist of description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings seen from current theories and references of the area addressed. The proportion of this section is 40-60% of the total article length.

15. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement of the main findings.

17. Use only horizontal lines when using tables. Put table number and the title of the table on top of it.

18. Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the body of the article.

19. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations.

20. Citations from journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited.

21. Citation is done using bracket (last name and year of publication). When the sources are cited verbatim, page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89).

22. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction, and should be returned to by the deadline given.

23. Quotation and references follows CMS-Turabian style and the latter should be included at the end of the article in the following examples:


[1] Malik, A.S., Boyko, O., Atkar, N. and Young, W.F., A Comparative Study of MR Imaging Profile of Titanium Pedicle Screws. Acta Radiologica, 42, 2001: 291-293.

[2] Hu, T. and Desai, J.P., Soft-Tissue Material Properties under Large Deformation: Strain Rate Effect. Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, San Francisco, 1-5 September 2004, 2758-2761.

[3] Ortega, R., Loria, A. and Kelly, R., A Semiglobally Stable Output Feedback PI2D Regulator for Robot Manipulators. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 40, 1995: 1432-1436.

[4] Wit, E. and McClure, J., Statistics for Microarrays: Design, Analysis, and Inference. 5th Edition (Chicester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1995), 78.

[5] Prasad, A.S., Clinical and Biochemical Spectrum of Zinc Deficiency in Human Subjects. In: Prasad, A.S., Ed., Clinical, Biochemical and Nutritional Aspects of Trace Elements (New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1982), 5-15.

[6] Giambastiani, B.M.S., Evoluzione Idrologica ed Idrogeologica Della Pineta di san Vitale (Ravenna). (Bologna: Ph.D. Thesis, Bologna University, 2007).

[7] Wu, J.K., Two Problems of Computer Mechanics Program System. Proceedings of Finite Element Analysis and CAD (Beijing: Peking University Press, 1994), 9-15.

[8] Honeycutt, L., Communication and Design Course.., 1998.

[9] Wright and Wright, W. Flying-Machine. US Patent No. 821393, 1996.


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