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

Author Guidelines

Manuscript style 

Your article has to be submitted as a Microsoft Word format file (.doc or .docx) with all the figures and tables embedded in the text. 

The main body of the text should be formatted using 12 point Times New Roman.

Headings and sub-headings should be numbered consecutively and formatted using 12 point Times New Roman and in CAPTIAL letters. The caption font for Tables and Figures should be formatted using 10 point Times New Roman. 

The manuscript should not exceed 10,000 words with double line spacing. 

The abstract text should be formatted using 10 point Times New Roman. It should be self-contained with no reference to figures, tables, equations or bibliographic references and should not exceed 300 words. 

Provide a maximum of 5 keywords separated by commas. 

Number the citations in the text consecutively in square brackets [1]. Citation examples [1] journal and [2] book: 

[1] B. G. Smith, 2001. Durability of Silica Fume Concrete Exposed to Chloride in Hot Climates. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 13(1): 41-48. 

[2] S. Mindess, J. F. Young, D. Darwin, 2003. Concrete. 2nd ed. USA: Prentice Hall. 

Submission should include the contact information for all authors. Include full mailing addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. Identify the corresponding author with an asterisk (*).

Manuscript style 

Your article has to be submitted as a Microsoft Word format file (.doc or .docx) with all the figures and tables embedded in the text.

The main body of the text should be formatted using 12 point Times New Roman.

Headings and sub-headings should be numbered consecutively and formatted using 12 point Times New Roman and in CAPTIAL letters. The caption font for Tables and Figures should be formatted using 10 point Times New Roman.

The manuscript should not exceed 10,000 words with double line spacing. 

The abstract text should be formatted using 10 point Times New Roman. It should be self-contained with no reference to figures, tables, equations or bibliographic references and should not exceed 300 words.

Provide a maximum of 5 keywords separated by commas.

Number the citations in the text consecutively in square brackets [1]. Citation examples [1] journal and [2] book: 

[1] B. G. Smith, 2001. Durability of Silica Fume Concrete Exposed to Chloride in Hot Climates. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 13(1): 41-48. 

[2] S. Mindess, J. F. Young, D. Darwin, 2003. Concrete. 2nd ed. USA: Prentice Hall.

Submission should include the contact information for all authors. Include full mailing addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. Identify the corresponding author with an asterisk (*).

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