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 or LaTex. Latex is highly recommended for papers submitting to JAEC.

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.


FAQ

Why can I not submit any article? I do not see any submitting function.

Please navigate to your author/user home page. There should be [New submission] link that allow you to submit your article.
If you do not see any [New submission] link, pleasure make sure that you have author role.
The author role is automatically picked as one of the default roles during your account register; however, if you accidently uncheck it by mistake, you will not be able to submit any article.
If that is the case, you can activate it via your profile page. Please navigate to your user profile page by clicking [this link], move down to near the bottom to the “Roles” section, pick author role, then return to user home page. You should be able to submit your article now.

How do I submit an article for publication?

Please submit your article online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. In order to submit your paper, please login and navigate to the author page.
If you do not have an account, please consider registering one.
Note that during registering, author role must be picked.

Can I become a reviewer?

Currently, we are seeking for excellent and dedicated reviewers. Please register an account and pick reviewer role to become our journal reviewer.
Note that your research interests (fields of research) must be within our journal scope.

Is there any cost for submitting articles?

TDTU is pleased to fund all publishing fees for the journal; as a result, authors do not have to pay any fees although their published papers are open to the reader.

How can I get a print copy of an issue?

JAEC currently provides the online version only. Therefore, you will receive a free electronic offprint (PDF-format) for your article for your personal use.

I have specific questions or requests, who should I contact?

Please send an email to jaec@tdt.edu.vn.

How can I change my password?

Please navigate to your user home page, click on [Change My Password] link.

How can I know my submission status?

Please navigate to your user home page; you should be able to see your submission status there.

Can you give me more information about Copyright?

Authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of their article to the publisher which will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws. JAEC will contact the corresponding author for Copyright transfer once the paper is ready for publication.