Guidelines

 

Author Guidelines

What we look for in an article. We consider for publication in JAEC manuscripts which report original high quality research that adds significantly to the body of knowledge concerning engineering, computation, and science. They should be scientifically sound, of interest to the community, and are not under consideration for publication in peer-reviewed literature elsewhere.

Types of articles. JAEC publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries and news.

Manuscript preparation. The text must be written in good scientific English using Microsoft Word and should strictly follow the format requirements outlined in the sample article (click here to download).

A manuscript is typically structured in the following sequence:

  • Article title, which has to be informative and succinct, full names of authors and their affiliations
  • Abstract which describes in a concise way the scope, methods used, and main results of the study. Figure numbers, equation numbers, abbreviations should be avoided. The length of the abstract should normally be less than 150 words.
  • Key words (maximum 5)
  • Introduction
  • Methods and Materials
  • Results and Discussion
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References. Details on how to format and label references are given in the sample article.

Article submission. All manuscripts must be submitted via the electronic submission management system. Register, then click on the ‘Submit an article’ link on the journal homepage to be guided through the submission process.

Article revision and resubmission. Once submitted, the manuscript is allotted to two competent reviewers who assess the content of the work. Reviewers may suggest changes, which are forwarded to the authors via email or can be downloaded from the corresponding author’s account. The authors should make a point-by-point response to the referee comments. Revised manuscripts are resubmitted via the ‘Submit a revised article’ link on the journal homepage.

After acceptance. The proof will be sent to you via email. The authors should check the proof carefully and return corrections in a timely manner.

Copyright transfer. After submitting the manuscript, you will be asked to electronically send to JAEC a filled-in copyright transfer form (click here to download) via the electronic submission management system. By transferring the copyright to JAEC, you grant Ton Duc Thang University permission to publish the manuscript and distribute the article electronically or in any other form to different databases and abstracting services including libraries, universities and anywhere else. When there are more than one author, it is understood that the submitting author has obtained agreement on the copyright transfer of all the other authors.


Reviewer Guidelines

JAEC selects reviewers carefully from the worldwide research community.  Once a manuscript is received by the journal, it will be scanned by the editors and sent out to two reviewers.

Reviewers’ identities are not disclosed to the authors. Results and ideas obtained during the reviewing process are confidential and must not be used for competitive advantage.

Reviewers judge the manuscript based on the novelty and significance of the obtained results, scientific rigor of the calculations made, adequateness of references, organization and clarity of the text, quality of English, etc. Personal criticism should be avoided.  They should check whether any plagiarism exists and whether there are previously published results relevant to the research in the manuscript but are not cited. A referee report is normally concluded with an explicit recommendation of one of the following options: accept, accept after minor changes, accept after major changes, or reject.

Reviewers are expected to produce a report within three or four weeks after receiving the manuscript. JAEC strives to balance between the need for expeditious processing and the high quality of the published articles.

If the recommendations of the referees don’t agree, final decision rests with the editors.