Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- Before submitting the manuscript, the author(s) should take the time to read the instructions strictly, because following the instructions will ensure the manuscript satisfies the requirements of the journal. The instructions are given on the website http://jeasd.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is being processed in another journal for consideration.
- A typical manuscript for this journal should not exceed 6000 words and not less than 3000 words.
- Download the template form the journal website (http://jeasd.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php/jeasd/about/submissions), and present your manuscript according to its format.
- The affiliation(s), address(es) and the official e-mail addresses of the author(s) are provided in the manuscript.
- The text adheres to the bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
AUTHORS GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office. JEASD Website: http://jeasd.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php/jeasd
1.PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be submitted only in English (except in architectural engineering it can be submitted in Arabic). Manuscripts should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of the manuscript consideration. Manuscript must be accompanied by a Title Page including title and author(s) name and their affiliations. Author(s) must use the journal's template, provided in this paragraph, to prepare and present the manuscript. The template form can be downloaded from the following links: English Template Arabic Template
1-1: English Language Writing
All publications in the JEASD are in English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the JEASD; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.
1-2: New Submissions
Submission to JEASD journal proceeds totally online and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures and tables encouraged to be embedded and included in the main manuscript file.
References list must be provided according to the JEASD references format in a consistent style. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), article title, year of publication, journal abbreviation, article/chapter/book title, volume/issue number and the pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. The author(s) are advised to use the following link to match references to DOIs using Crossref Metadata search:
1-4: Formatting requirements
All manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest and References. Please ensure all figures and tables should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file. To avoid unnecessary errors the authors are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' for the submitted manuscript.
1-5: Manuscript Submission and Declaration
While submitting a manuscript to JEASD, all contributing author(s) must verify that the manuscript represents authentic and valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly similar content under their authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English. All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.
1-6: Manuscript Submission and Verification
Manuscripts are assumed not to be published previously in print or electronic version and are not under consideration by another publication. Copies of related or possibly duplicated materials (including those containing significantly similar content or using same data) that have been published previously or are under consideration for another publication must be provided at the time of online submission.
2. MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE
Manuscript literature and tenses must be structured as: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements and References submitted in a file with limited size.
2-1: Title Page
The first page of the manuscript includes the title (UPPERCASE) of the article. The title should be limited to 15 words or less and should not contain abbreviations, followed by one-line space and the names of all authors (no degrees) and their affiliations for correspondence, including the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The first letter of each name and main word should be capitalized. The title, author's name and affiliation should be centered on the width of the typing area.
2-2: Manuscript Title
Title of up to 15 words should not contain the name of locations, countries or cities of the research as well as abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions and do not use vague expressions.
An abstract of 150 to 250 words that sketches the purpose of the study; basic procedures; main findings; its novelty; discussions and the principal conclusions, should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.
Provide 4 to 8 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or contain abbreviations and shall be written in alphabetical order as separated by semicolon. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter through the text.
Describes briefly the background of the investigation with updated information and states the aim of the study.
2-6: Materials and Methods
Provide sufficient details to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Support the techniques and methods used with references. Investigations on animals must comply with institutional and/or equivalent guides for the care and use of animals. Metric and standard international units should be used in this section and throughout the manuscript. Specify the computer software used for statistical analysis and define statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols applied.
Present the results and their significance clearly. Graphs and tables should be self-explanatory. Do not repeat in figures or in the text the data presented in tables. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order of their mention in the text.
Deals with critical review and interpretations of the results, and supported by relevant updated references. Repetition of data should be avoided. It should end with brief conclusions. In Short Communications, Results and Discussion may be combined.
This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial supports must be included.
2-11: Conflict of Interest
Conflict of interest statement must be placed at the manuscript as below: "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this manuscript".
References to literature should be numbered [in square brackets] consecutively in the text in the order in which they are first mentioned, and listed at the end of the manuscript. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the List of IEEE referencing style (https://ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/IEEE-Reference-Guide.pdf). Personal communications or unpublished data should be mentioned in the text, but not included in the list of references.
2-13: Examples of Refences
- Journal article: Bingham CM, Wilson PR, Davies AS. Real-time ultrasonography for pregnancy diagnosis and estimation of fetal age in farmed red deer. Vet Rec. 1990;126:102-106.
- Book: Wanamaker BP, Pettes CL. Applied pharmacology for the veterinary technician. 1st ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company; 1996. 372 p.
- Chapter in a book: Chabala JC, Miller MW. Chemistry of antiprotozoal agents. In: Campbell WC, Rew RS, editors. Chemotherapy of parasitic diseases. New York (NY): Plenum Press; 1986. 25-85 p.
- PhD Dissertation: Zhao C. Development of nanoelectrospray and application to protein research and drug discovery [PhD dissertation]. Buffalo (NY): State University of New York at Buffalo; 2005. 276 p.
- Master's thesis: Roguskie JM. The role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1244 pilin glycan in virulence [master's thesis]. Pittsburgh (PA): Duquesne University; 2005. 111 p.
- Journal article on the Internet: Polgreen PM, Diekema DJ, Vandeberg J. Risk factors for groin wound infection after femoral artery catheterization: a case-control study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [Internet]. 2006 Jan [cited 2007 Jan 5];27(1):34-7. Available from: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu
- Internet Webpage: AMA: helping doctors help patients [Internet]. Chicago: American Medical Association; c1995-2007 [cited 2007 Feb 22]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/
Do not submit tables and graphs as photographs. Tables should be set within the text. Tables should be set within the text and should have a clear and rational structure along with consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Tables should be with the captions placed above in limited numbers. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Figures/ illustrations should be in high quality art work, within 200-300 dpi. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. Following remarks should be applied to the figures:
- Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text of the manuscript.
- Figure captions begin with the term Figures. Figures should be with the captions placed below in limited numbers.
- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption.
- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
- Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
Correspondence should be handed to the editorial office located in Engineering College/ Mustansiriyah University in Bab Al-Moadham/ Baghdad, or emailed to the journal manager on the following official email address: