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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 manuscript has not been previously published;
  • The manuscript is not concurrently under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  • If accepted, the manuscript will not be submitted or published elsewhere in the same form;
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file format;
  • All author names have been entered into the submission system based on the order presented in the article;
  • One author has been elected as the corresponding author with complete contact details: E-mail address and full affiliation address;
  • All keywords have been included;
  • All figures with captions have been provided in the manuscript;
  • All tables with titles (including description and footnotes, if any) have been provided in the manuscript;
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided;
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Kindly use this template to facilitate the formatting of your paper - JCEST Template

Manuscript style

A. General

The article must be in English and typed in a single column with single line spacing in a Microsoft Word format file (.doc or .docx) with all the figures and tables embedded in the text.

All texts must be formatted with Times New Roman font type. The main body text should be typed using an 11-point font size. Headings should be numbered consecutively and formatted in CAPITAL and bold letters using the 12-point font size. Sub-headings should be formatted in 11-point font size. Sub-Sub-headings should be formatted in italic with the 11-point font size.

The first page of the manuscript should comprise:

(1) a title that represents the content of the paper (16-point Times New Roman, CAPITAL, and bold letters);

(2) all the name(s) (12-point Times New Roman) and contact detail(s) (11-point Times New Roman) of author(s), i.e., full affiliations with addresses. Furthermore, identify the corresponding author by an asterisk (*) with extra information, e.g., telephone number, fax number, and E-mail address;

(3) a self-contained abstract of a maximum of 300 words (11-point Times New Roman) with no reference to figures, tables, equations, or bibliographic references, and

(4) a maximum of 5 keywords (10-point Times New Roman) separated by commas after the abstract.

The manuscript should not exceed 10,000 words.

B. Tables and figures

The captions for Tables and Figures should be formatted using a 10-point font size.

Tables and figures should be consecutively numbered and referred to in the text in the following manner, e.g., Figure 1(c), Figures 1 and 2, Figures 1(b)-(d), Table 1, Tables 3-4, etc.

Tables should be in editable text (i.e., not as images) and have captions right before the tables.

Figures should be suitably placed in the text with captions after them.

C. Units and mathematical expressions

All scientific units must follow the System Internationale (SI) format.

The mathematical expression should be consecutively numbered and referred to in the text in the following manner, e.g., Equation (1), Equations (2)-(5), etc.

Mathematical expressions must be entered using the equation function given in Microsoft Word 2007 or newer versions. Non-editable images of equations are not acceptable.

D. References

Make sure that all references cited in the main text appear also in the reference list (and vice versa).

Number the citations in the main text sequentially in square brackets [1] following the order in which they appear. For instance: “.... is found [2,3]. Timoshenko and Goodier [4] obtained the analytical solution by …”.

Number the references in the references list after the conclusion of the paper in square brackets [1] in their appearance order in the text.

Examples of citation format (following the APA style) for [1] journal and [2] book are demonstrated as follows:

[1] Choi, Y. S., Kim, J. G., & Lee, K. M. (2006). Corrosion behavior of steel bar embedded in fly ash concrete. Corrosion Science, 48(7), 1733-1745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2005.05.019

[2] Cook, R. D., Malkus, D. S., Plesha, M. E., & Witt, R. J. (2007). Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis. 4th edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.



JCEST exercises a double-blind reviewing process.

After passing the preliminary check by the editors, all submitted papers will go through a rigorous peer-review procedure to judge their novelty and impact.

Papers that have addressed satisfactorily all remarks and recommended by at least two expert referees will be finally accepted for publication in JCEST.



Proof will be sent to the corresponding author for typesetting errors correction.

Major modifications to the original manuscript will not be permitted at this phase.

Proof must be returned within 48 hours of receipt, after which it is considered satisfactorily presented and hence will proceed to production.


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