Introduction



 

     
 The “International Journal of Engineering: Basics, Applications and Aspects”, published quarterly and distributed internationally by the Materials and Energy Research Center provides a forum for publication of significant engineering advancements and developments in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical, mining, nuclear, petroleum, polymer, textile and interdisciplinary areas of engineering. All prospective authors are invited to submit their original contributions on new theoretical and applied aspects of growing research. All manuscripts submitted, including symposium papers, will be peer reviewed by qualified scholars assigned by the editorial board.
     
 
    You are cordially encouraged to use this journal as a means of dissemination of information on the various facets of engineering and technical problems; and to impart specialized knowledge, quality and excellence to strengthen the perception of technological resources and needs of the world. The IJE is looking forward to receiving your assistance to working together to develop a worthwhile, high quality journal.
 
     
  Aims and Scope  
     
 

The objective of the International Journal of Engineering is to provide a forum for communication of information among the world's scientific and technological community and Iranian scientists and engineers. This journal intends to be of interest and utility to researchers and practitioners in the academic, industrial and governmental sectors. All original research contributions of significant value in all areas of engineering discipline are welcome.
         
    This journal is published in two quarterly transactions. Transactions A (Basics) deals with the engineering fundamentals. Transactions B (Applications) are concerned with the application of engineering knowledge in the daily life of the human being and Transactions C (Aspects) - starting from January 2012 - emphasize on the main engineering aspects whose elaboration can yield knowledge and expertise that can equally serve all branches of engineering discipline.
         
     This journal will publish authoritative papers on theoretical and experimental researches and advanced applications embodying the results of extensive field, plant, laboratory or theoretical investigation or new interpretations of existing problems. It may also feature - when appropriate - research notes, technical notes, state-of-the-art survey type papers, short communications, letters to the editor, meeting schedules and conference announcements. The language of publication is English. Each paper should contain an abstract both in English and Persian. However, for the authors who are not familiar with Persian language, the publisher will prepare the translations. The abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
         
All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by qualified reviewers. The material should be presented clearly and concisely:

  • Full papers must be based on completed original works of significant novelty. The papers are strictly limited in length, maximum 8 journal pages (including figures and tables). However, lengthy contributions may be considered just for the exceeded 8 pages charges delayed due to limited space. This means for the 1st 8 pages there is no page charges. For the additional to 8 journal pages, there will be page charges. It is advised to keep papers limited to 4500 words.
  • Research notes are considered as short items that include theoretical or experimental results of immediate current interest.
  • Technical notes are also considered as short items of enough technical acceptability with more rapid publication appeal.

The length of a research or technical note is recommended not to exceed 2500 words or 4-6 journal pages (including figures and tables).

  • Review papers are only considered from highly qualified well-known authors generally assigned by the editorial board or editor-in-chief. Author of review papers should have high qualifications with distinct developed research area; an outstanding scholar with an extensive publications.
  • Short communications and letters to the editor should contain a text of about 1000 words and whatever figures and tables that may be required to support the text. They include discussion of full papers and short items and should contribute to the original article by providing confirmation or additional interpretation. Discussion of papers will be referred to author(s) for reply and will concurrently be published with reply of author(s).
 
     
  Instructions for Authors  
     
 

Submission of a manuscript represents that it has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere and is result of research carried out by author(s). Presentation in a conference and appearance in a symposium proceeding is not considered prior publication.
         
Authors are required to include a list describing all the symbols and abbreviations in the paper. Use of the international system of measurement units is mandatory.

  • On-line submission of manuscripts results in faster publication process and is recommended. Instructions are given in the IJE web sites: www.ije.ir
  • Hardcopy submissions must include MS Word and jpg files.
  • Manuscripts should be typewritten on one side of A4 paper, double-spaced, with adequate margins.
  • References should be numbered in brackets and appear in sequence through the text. List of references should be given at the end of the paper.
  • Figure captions are to be indicated under the illustrations. They should sufficiently explain the figures.
  • Illustrations should appear in their appropriate places in the text.
  • Tables and diagrams should be submitted in a form suitable for reproduction.
  • Photographs should be of high quality saved as jpg files.
  • Tables, Illustrations, Figures and Diagrams will be normally printed in single column width (8cm). Exceptionally large ones may be printed across two columns (17cm).
 
     
  Page Charges and Reprints  
     
 
IJE subscribers do not need to make any payment for publication and reprints. Extra pages additional to the first 8 journal free pages may face page charges.

 
 
    Page Charges for Papers More Than 8 Pages (Including Abstract)
    For International Author ***   $50 / per page
    For Local Author   100,000 Toman / per page

    Bank Transfer for Local Authors
    Bank Name: Bank Melli Iran (Siba)- Alvand Street Branch
    Holder Name (Account Owner): Materials and energy Research center (MERC)
    ID Account: 51002357
    Account No. : 2172069002008
    Iran Banking Network (Sheba code): IR910170000002172069002008

    *** If you are an international author and your paper has more than 8 journal pages, please contact office@ije.ir to get information regarding the payment process.

 
  Author Checklist  
     
 
  • Author(s)’ bio-data including affiliation(s) and mail and e-mail address(es).
  • Manuscript including abstracts, key words, illustrations, tables, figures with figure captions and list of references.
  • MS Word file of the paper.
 
     
  Publication Ethics PDF Version  
     
 

1. Author responsibility
The authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.
It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to IJE are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism.
Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a published paper, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the original material. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and its authors will be banned for duration of three years from publishing in IJE. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises.
Information on what constitutes plagiarism is provided below.

2. Plagiarism: Definition and Context
Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.
Plagiarism may constitute the following:

  • Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);

  • Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Self-plagiarism, as a related issue, is the word for word or almost word for word reproduction of portions of one's own copyrighted work without proper citation of the original material. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (for example from conference proceedings) where proper reference was given for the original text.

International Journal of Engineering editorial board will place any plagiarism-related investigation at high priority and will take appropriate action as needed.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest such as any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations concerning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS
By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript.

PROOFS
Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF. This software can be downloaded from the following website:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. To avoid delay in publication, corrected proofs should be faxed to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt.

 
     

International Journal of Engineering
E-mail: office@ije.ir
Web Site: http://www.ije.ir