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|GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
Conflict of interest
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately in influence, or be perceived to in influence, their work.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright for their article is transferred to the JoEMR if and when the article is accepted for publication. Responsibility for the contents of a manuscript rests upon the author(s) and not on this journal, the editors or the publisher. The technical contents of the manuscript should be carefully considered by the author(s) before submission for publication. Note that conference proceedings are a form of publication.
Each author is required to declare his or her individual contribution to the article: all authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation, so roles for all authors should be described. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.
Changes to authorship
After being accepted for publication, the material cannot be changed in terms of addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship.
Role of the funding source
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.
JoEMR is published in English. Authors who are unsure of correct English usage should have their manuscript Checked by someone proficient in the language. Manuscripts in which the English is difficult to understand can be rejected.
The authors can use the following guidelines to prepare their article. The manuscript should be submitted in Word/Latex and PDF files. The PDF file is used in the peer-review process. These source files are also needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail.
Papers that are requested by the editors to be revised must be returned within 4 weeks or they will be regarded as withdrawn.
To ensure superior standards of quality and scientific validity, all papers submitted to the journal undergo a series of careful reviews by international experts, proficient in the relevant subject matter of the paper, before being accepted or rejected. Following full review procedure, inclusion of a manuscript in JoEMR will be confirmed by an official acceptance letter forwarded to the corresponding author of the paper.
You are required to submit, with the manuscript, the names and addresses of 6 potential referees that can give an independent review.
Authors should make every effort to conform to the guidelines given below for the preparation of manuscripts. Proper preparation of manuscripts will speed publication of articles. Improperly prepared manuscripts may be returned to the author(s) for correction before being accepted for publication. The authors are advised to use either LaTEX or Word format.
Use of word processing software
It is important that the file be saved in the format of the word processor or PDF to hasten the refereeing process. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.
To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word processor.
Types of Manuscripts
JoEMR publishes four types of articles: 1) Full Article, 2) Research Note, 3) Review Article, and 4) Correspondence.
Full Articles are highly technical papers, which usually do not exceed 35 double-spaced typed pages, including figures and tables. All articles must contain fully original work representing the latest theoretical research and experimental results in the relevant fields of science and engineering covered by the journal.
Research Notes are papers which include descriptions of current research findings in a specific area of science and/or engineering. These papers are usually much shorter than a full article and should not exceed 17 double-spaced typed pages, including figures and tables.
Review Articles include a long, detailed synopsis of current research findings on a particular topic. They do not contain original research work by the author and should not exceed 35 double-spaces typed pages, including figures and tables.
Correspondences are free form templates appropriate for submission of short contributions, letters, memorandums, errata, viewpoints, addenda, and memoirs, not exceeding two printed journal pages. Consideration of a correspondence is made by the Editor-in-Chief, and depending on the type of contents, they might undergo serious technical review.
There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the article number or pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged.
There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Artwork and Tables with Captions.
If your article includes any Videos and/or other Supplementary material, this should be included in your initial submission for peer review purposes.
Divide the article into clearly defined sections.
Line numbering text:
Journal follows automatic line numbering system. Authors are requested not to insert manual line numbers to the submission files.
Figures and tables embedded in text
Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the figure or top of the table.
Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Use line numbering throughout your paper.
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Material and methods
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.
Results should be clear and concise.
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
Please supply, as a separate list, the definitions of field-specific terms used in your article.
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
Essential title page information
• Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
• Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
Nomenclature and units
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.
Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.
There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the article number or pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. However after acceptance, the reference style used by the journal should be applied to the accepted article by authors at the proof stage.
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Johnson, W. and Mamalis, A.G. "The perforation of circular plate with four sided pyramidally-headed square-section punches", Int. J. of Mech. Sci., 20(3), pp. 801-820 (1990).
Hindmarsh, J. "The electrical-circuit viewpoint", In Electrical Machines and their Applications, P. Hammond, Ed., 4th Edn., pp. 57-130, Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK (1975).
Proceedings and reports:
Walker, L.K. and Morgan, J.R. "Field performance of firm silty clay", 9th Int. Conf. on Soil Mech. And Found. Engrg., 1, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 341-346 (1977).
Barksdale, R.D. and Bachus, R.C. "Design and construction of stone columns", Report SCEGIT 83-10, Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA, submitted to Fed. Highway Admin (1983).
Bhandari, R.K.M. "Behavior of tank founded on soil reinforced with stone columns", VIII European Conf. on Soil Mech. and Found. Engrg., Helsinki (1983).
It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal's Editor for review. Ensure that the following items are present:
- One Author designated as corresponding Author:
- E-mail address
- Full postal address
- Telephone, mobile and fax numbers
- Manuscript has been "spellchecked" and "grammar-checked"
- All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited, in sequence, in the text, and vice versa
- Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)