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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.
  • Authors are expected to have an understanding of the Editor Police (About, aim and scopes, peer review process, publication ethics and malpractice statement, open access policy, copyright and lisence, and article processing charges) Journal of Engineering Researcher and Lecturer.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • 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

1. Before Submission

Author is expected to have an understanding of the Editor Police (About, aim and scopes, peer review process, publication ethics and malpractice statement, open access policy, copyright and licence, and article processing charges) Journal of Engineering Researcher and Lecturer. 

2. Prepare Document

2.1 Cover Letter

When you submit your article to a journal, you need to include a cover letter. Here is an example of a cover letter

2.2 Manuscript

2.2.1 Formatting requirements

The prepared article should be formatted with Manuscript template

2.2.2 Structure of Manuscripts


Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations.

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.


A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract should contain a maximum of 250 words.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. 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.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature review or a summary of the results, gap analysis and state what the innovation or novelty of your research.


Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.). They should be brief.

Conflict of interests

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


All manuscripts should be formatted using the American Psychological Association 7th edition citation style. For additional examples, consult the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Reference list should only include works that have been published or accepted for publication. Unpublished works should be only mentioned in the text. Reference list should be with the bibliographic details of the cited books, book chapters, or journal articles. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work in the format hanging. 

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Science  Communication, 163(2), 51–59. doi: 10.1015/j.tree.2012.05.090 [Example for Online Journal]

Ramasamy, R. (2016, July). Factors influencing Student Success. Paper presented at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces. doi: 10.1200/vr.2018.023 [Example for Paper in conference proceedings online: Electronic database]

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2018). The elements of style (3rd ed.). New York: MacMillan. [Example for Book]

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc. [Example for Chapter in book]

3. Submission process

  1. You must read and acknowledge that you've completed the requirements below before proceeding.
  2. You should provide a cover letter and a manuscript for completing the submission process.
  3. Please fill in the title, abstract, all the participated author names and also keywords in the metadata
  4. If you have completed the stages, then click “finish submission”

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