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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.

 

1-3: References

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:

https://search.crossref.org/references

 

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.

 

2-3: Abstract

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.

 

2-4: Keywords

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.

 

2-5: Introduction

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.

 

2-7: Results

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.

 

2-8: Discussion

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.

 

2-9: Conclusion

This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.

 

2-10: Acknowledgements

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".

 

2-12: References

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/

 

2-14: Tables

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.

 

4-15: Figures

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.

LICENSING TERMS

The authors should ensure that they have written totally original and new works and the work and/or words of other authors used through the paper has been properly cited or quoted and permission has been obtained wherever necessary. Plagiarisms in all its forms breach the ethical principles and are unacceptable. The Journal of Engineering and Sustainable Development is an open access journal that all contents are free of charge. Articles of this journal are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International Public License CC-BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode) that licensees are unrestrictly allowed to download, share, and reproduce any medium of the articles provided that they give the author(s) proper credits (citation). The journal retains exclusive commercial rights, , which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License for CC-BY-4.0” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

USE OF THE DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes, i.e., When the authors use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.

 

Author agreement

In order to disseminate the authors’ research work, the publisher needs publishing rights. For open access articles the publisher uses an exclusive licensing agreement in which authors retain copyright in their manuscript. To download Authorship Form, click this link.

 

Conflicts of interest

The authors of the manuscripts for original research articles and review articles that are submitted to the journal have to state that they do not have any potential conflict of interest to declare. 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Authors are requested to evident whether impending conflicts do or do not exist by signing conflict of interest disclosure form (Conflict of Interest Form).

Responsibilities on Conflicts of Interest

Public trust in the scientific process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how transparently conflicts of interest are handled during the planning, implementation, writing, peer review, editing, and publication of scientific work. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership or options, honoraria, patents, and paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships or rivalries, academic competition, and intellectual beliefs. All authors should comply with the journals’ policies on conflict of interest.  All participants in the peer-review and publication process, not only authors but also peer reviewers, editors, and editorial board members of journals must consider their conflicts of interest when fulfilling their roles in the process of article review and publication and must disclose all relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest.

  1. Authors: When authors submit a manuscript of any type or format, they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work by signing conflict of interest disclosure form (Conflict of Interest Form)
  2. Reviewers: Reviewers should be asked at the time they are asked to critique a manuscript if they have conflicts of interest that could complicate their review. Reviewers must disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and should recuse themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they’re reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.
  3. Editors: Editors who make final decisions about manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration. Other editorial staff members who participate in editorial decisions must provide editors with a current description of their financial interests or other conflicts (as they might relate to editorial judgments) and recuse themselves from any decisions in which a conflict of interest exists.

Reporting Conflicts of Interest

Articles should be published with statements or supporting documents, such as the JEASD conflict of interest form, declaring:

  1. Authors’ conflicts of interest; and
  2. Sources of support for the work, including sponsor names along with explanations of the role of those sources if any in study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the report; the decision to submit the report for publication; or a statement declaring that the supporting source had no such involvement; and
  3. Whether the authors had access to the study data, with an explanation of the nature and extent of access, including whether access is on-going.

 

To support the above statements, editors may request that authors of a study sponsored by a funder with a proprietary or financial interest in the outcome sign a statement, such as “I had full access to all of the data in this study and I take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.” 

 Author Complaint Policy

The authors have the right to complaint and ask explanation if they identify any misconduct in any applicable policies and ethical guidelines. The author(s) can submit their complaints by submitting an email to the journal manager : ali.alghalib@uomustansiriyah.edu.iq.

All the complaints regarding illegal or unacceptable practice in the work processes are investigated according to the publication ethics practices by the national editorial board of the journal.

Complaints categorization

The author(s) can raise their complaints about any issues related to:

  • Plagiarism
  • Misleading in research results or wrong research results
  • Unrevealed conflicts of interest
  • Bias in peer-review process
  • Manuscript processing time is unusually late
  • The peer-review comments are unsatisfactorily
  • Authorship issues