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Author Guidelines

1. An Invitation

We are considering our future editorial work to be supported by the electronic system for managing journal. The authors are kindly invited to submit the paper through our web site: or editor e-mail

Authors are able to register and submit papers to the journal directly through the journal's web site. The Author is asked to upload the paper, as well as provide metadata or indexing information associated with the item, to improve the search capacity for research online and for this journal. The Author is also able to accompany the paper with Supplementary Files in the form of cover letter, data sets, research instruments, source texts, etc.

The Author is able to track the submission through the editorial process - as well as participate in the copyediting and proofreading of submissions accepted for publication - by logging in, and using the username and password provided.


2. Submission Procedure

The Journal publishes manuscripts written in the English language.  Manuscript submitted to the journal for publication should be original contribution and must not have been previously published or is under consideration simultaneously by any other publication.

The manuscript should be typed with single spacing, double column for the content ( Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References). While the abstract, authors and affiliations is single column. The manuscript will be published in A4 format not exceeding 15 pages. In this format, define 1.9 cm (.75”) wide left and right margins.  The bottom and top margins must be 2.54 cm (1”).  For unit conversion: 1 inch = 2.54 cm.

Define a two-column layout, with a space of 0.635 cm (0.25”) between columns.  The title/author/affiliation section should be centred above both columns.  NO blank lines between title, authors and institutions.  Adjust the two columns on the last page to equal length, as far as possible.  All paragraphs are to be indented 0.635 cm (0.25”).

Please use Times New Roman throughout the entire manuscript. The journal publishes with font size of title (12 POINTS, BOLD, ALL CAPITALS), authors (12 points, italic), Affiliations (12 points, regular), Text body (11 points, regular; all paragraphs indented .25),( Figure captions 10 points, italic), Table captions (10 points, italic), and References (11 points, regular, numbered).

The manuscript should be submitted using the online submission system at Online Submission System or e-mail.


3. Format and Style

The title of a manuscript should be concise, descriptive and preferably not exceeding 15 words. The manuscript must include an abstract, describing its main points within 150 - 300 words in English language. 

In general, the contents should comprise of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.   The manuscript should be supplied with 3-5 keywords.

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.

All illustrations including figures, charts and graphs, must be labelled and supplied on same pages from the text. The desired placement in the text should be clearly indicated. These illustrations should be referred to and numbered serial, as figures. All illustrations should be clearly drawn in permanent ink or photographed in sharp black and white and reproduced in the form of high - contrast glossy prints or digital images and provided in camera ready form.

References in the text should be denoted by giving the numbering in square brackets in line with the.  All references list should be included at the end of the manuscript.  All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information in the reference. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.


Reference to a journal publication:

[1] Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA. The art of writing a scientific article. J Sci. Commun. 2010;163: p. 51–9.

Reference to a book:

[2] Strunk Jr W, White EB. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. New York: Longman; 2000.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the Electronic Age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009, p. 281–304. Note  shortened  form  for  last  page  number.  e.g.,  51–9,  and  that  for  more  than  6  authors  the  first 6 should be listed followed by 'et al.'


4. Article Template

You can download the Article Template from here.


5. Copyright

It is the author's responsibility to ensure that his or her submitted work does not infringe any existing copyright. Authors should obtain permission to reproduce or adapt copyrighted material and provide evidence of approval upon submitting the final version of a manuscript.


6. Review Process

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness for UMB International Journal of Innovation in Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Materials, contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation and technical adequacy.  Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.


7. Proof

One set of proofs will be sent to the author(s) to be checked for printer's errors and it is the responsibility of the author(s) to submit corrections to the Editorial Board.


8. Author Benefits

Publishing in International Journal of Innovation in Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Materials is Free.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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