Authors Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation
Authors should submit their contributions electronically through the journal website submission system to the Editorial Office:
Telefax: +98(11) 32332071-4
SUBMISSION OF PAPER
Requirements for new submission
Authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single word file to be used in the peer review process.
Requirement of revised submission
Only when the submitted paper is at the revision stage, authors would be requested to put the paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of the manuscript.
Contact details for submission
If authors are submitting a manuscript for publication in a special issue, please contact the Editor-in-Chief or IJEE Editor for submission instructions. Please do not submit it through the online IJEE unless authors are specifically instructed to do so. Author has to select the type of paper as the system provided for the special issue.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Ethics in Publishing
This Journal is committed to follow the Ethics in Publishing Committee (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical law.
According to IJEE's policies, the journal's publication ethics is classified into eight sections, including: 1. Author responsibility, 2. Plagiarism, 3. Conflict of Interest, 4. Copyright and Permissions, 5. Proofs, 6. Allegations of misconduct, 7. Appeals and complaints process and 8. Conflicts of interest.
For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org.
In order to sustain the peer review system, authors have an obligation to participate in peer review process to evaluate manuscripts from others. When appropriate, authors are obliged to provide retractions and/or corrections of errors to the editors and the Publisher. All papers submitted to IJEE journal will be peer reviewed for at least one round. IJEE journal adopts a double-review policy: authors are blind to reviewers, and reviewers are also blind to authors. The peer review process is conducted in the online manuscript submission and peer-review system. After a manuscript is submitted to the online system, the system immediately notifies the editorial office. After passing an initial quality check by the editorial office, the manuscript will be assigned to two or more reviewers. After receiving reviewers’ comments, the editorial team member makes a decision. Because reviewers sometimes do not agree with each other, the final decision sent to the author may not exactly reflect recommendations by any of the reviewers.
The decision after each round of peer review may be one of the following:
Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines
IJEE uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.
Information to help prepare the Title Page
This should include the title, authors' names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding author including telephone and e-mail address.
Information to help prepare the Blinded Manuscript
Besides the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript, there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review. To assist with this process the key items that need to be observed are as follows:
In addition to rapid Peer Review Process, the IJEE Journal has Post-Publication Evaluation by the scientific community. Post-Publication Evaluation is concentrated to ensure that the quality of published research, review and case report meets certain standards and the conclusions that are presented are justified. The post-publication evaluation includes online comments and citations on published papers. Authors may respond to the comments of the scientific community and may revise their manuscript. The Post-Publication Evaluation is described in such a way; it is allowing authors to publish quickly about Environmental science, Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies including, Advanced Energy Technologies, Environmental Issues.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman of 10 pt. font and in MS-Word format in one column with 2.0 cm margin at left and right sides. Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of the manuscript consideration. Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter including title and author(s) name.
English Language Writing
All publications in the IJEE are in English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the IJEE; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.
Submission to IJEE journal proceeds totally online and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.doc or *.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures, tables and supplementary data should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file.
References list must be provided according to the IJEE references format in a consistent style. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), year of publication, book title, chapter title/article title, journal title, volume and issue numbers/ book chapter and the pagination must be present. According to that:
- Bibliographic references in the text appear like [1, 2 ...], using square brace.
- References should be numbered consecutively in text.
Journal Articles: Uyar, T.S. and Beşikci, D., 2017. Integration of hydrogen energy systems into renewable energy systems for better design of 100% renewable energy communities. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(4), pp.2453-2456. Doi:10.3390/en13153883
Books: Durbin, R., S.R. Eddy, A. Krogh and G. Mitchison, 1999. Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Cambridge University Press.
Conference Proceedings: Stock, A., 2004. Signal Transduction in Bacteria. In the Proceedings of the 2004 Markey Scholars Conference, pp.80-89.
References are often the cause of many proof corrections, and inaccuracies hamper inter-journal linking and Medline links in the online journal. Please check the list carefully before submission. WWW/URLs are permitted only as footnotes in the text, not in the reference list.
All manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and Conflict of Interest. Artwork and Tables with Captions. Please ensure all figures, tables and supplementary data should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file.
Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision the authors are instructed to submit their manuscript with IJEE format and it may be editable. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors the authors are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' for the submitted manuscript.
Manuscript Submission and Declaration
While submitting a manuscript to IJEE, all contributing author(s) must verify that the manuscript represents authentic and valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly similar content under their authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in other language, without the written consent the copy right holder. All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof. All contributing authors must complete and submit an Authorship Statement Form once submitting a manuscript to the IJEE. In addition, corresponding author is required to identify all authors’ contribution to the work described in the manuscript. All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (e.g., data collection, analysis, writing or editing assistance) but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria should be mentioned along with their specific contributions in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript. It will helpful for determining the nature of the reported work. The contributing author(s) ensures that the presented data should be represented accurately in the manuscript and the manuscript should contains sufficient references to reproduce the concept or work by others. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Manuscript Submission and Verification
Manuscripts are assumed not to be published previously in print or electronic version and are not under consideration by another publication. Copies of related or possibly duplicated materials (including those containing significantly similar content or using same data) that have been published previously or are under consideration for another publication must be provided at the time of online submission.
Manuscript literature and tenses must be structured as: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Abbreviation list table (optional), Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Author contributions (optional); Acknowledgements; Conflict of Interest; Open Access statement and References, Abstract [in Persian].
The title page should include:
- The name(s) of the author(s)
- A concise and informative title
- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
- The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
Title of up to 25 words should not contain abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions and do not use vague expressions. The title should be oriented to environmental issues while not being obscure or meaningless.
An abstract of 200 to 300 words that sketches the purpose of the study; basic procedures; main findings; its novelty; discussions and the principal conclusions, should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.
Provide 4 to 7 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or contain abbreviations and shall be written in alphabetical order. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter through the text.
Highlights are optional for IJEE journal. A highlight is a concise, short phrase, conveying the core findings of your research. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 4 items. The approximate length of each highlight item may be within two lines.
A Graphical Abstract is a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings of the article where it can be learnt more from the guideline at the link below or viewing from the IJEE Journal published articles graphical abstract:
A graphical abstract image must be uploaded during submission. A Graphical Abstract should visually summarize the main findings of the manuscript research story in pictorial image, not by presenting with the manuscript figures, tables or maps. It should be relevant to the topic covered and serve to attract readers' attention to the paper.
The list of all abbreviations as well as the chemical symbols which are used in the manuscript text, they should be defined in the text at first use (Avoid addition of abbreviation in the manuscript abstract). The list of abbreviations (nomenclatures) must be provided in a table before the Introduction section on the first page.
The Introduction should state the purpose of the investigation and identify clearly the gap of knowledge that will be filled in the Literature review study. The introduction should have 2-3 paragraphs dependent on the type or category of information delivered, as well as the study's motivation and objectives. Provide the relevant background information in the introduction chapter to place the author's contribution into context. In the case studies, date and location of the research carried out throughout the study must be mentioned at the end of this section. The introduction chapter do not include the following:
Materials and Methods
The Materials and Methods section should provide enough information to permit repetition of the experimental work. It should include clear descriptions and explanations of sampling procedures, experimental design, and essential sample characteristics and descriptive statistics, hypothesis tested, exact references to literature describing the tests used in the manuscript, number of data involved in statistical tests, etc. For materials, include the exact technical specifications and quantities as well as source or methods of preparation. For methods, the most common presenting order is chorological. This part must be concise while still being informative. This section includes subheadings for each category, method, or procedure employed, as well as study regions, analysis, and so on. This part should be written in the past tense with passive voice and should not contain any study findings.
Results and Discussion
The Results and Discussion section should describe the outcome and interpretation of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible - if appropriate in the form of tables or figures, although very large tables should be avoided. The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to work by other authors. Please note that the policy of the journal with respect to units and symbols is that of SI symbols. Tables and figures should be used to present the research findings. Each collection of tables and statistics should be discussed in a separate paragraph, with the overall trends and data points of particular importance emphasized.
The results and discussion should be included the following.
DO NOT submit tables and graphs as photograph. DO NOT use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Tables should be set within the text and should have a clear and rational structure along with consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc. Give enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Table titles begin with the term “Table.” in Bold and with the captions placed above in limited numbers. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Figures/ illustrations should be in high quality art work, within 200-300 dpi. As similar to Tables, all Figures must be embedded into the text not as separate submitted into the manuscript dashboard. Ensure that figures are clear, labelled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Following remarks should be applied to the figures:
The introduction to the work, followed by a concise description of the results found, and the discussion’s points are the most crucial element of the conclusion chapter. The conclusion chapter further includes the research's uniqueness, limitations, and recommendations for future research. Finally, the authors should convey the highlight in its entirety, with no references to literature. The concluding chapter should be at least half a page long, both scientifically and in terms of content.
All authors must accept public responsibility for the substance of the material submitted for publication, according to the IJEE.
Use the following phrase for single authors: “The study conceptualization and design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results, and manuscript writing are all solely the responsibility of the author”
Use the following phrase if there are many authors: The authors confirm the study conception and design: X. Author, Y. Author; data collection: Y. Author; analysis and interpretation of results: X. Author, Y. Author. Z. Author; draft manuscript preparation: Y. Author. Z. Author.
The results were evaluated by all authors, and the final version of the manuscript was approved. The contribution of the author(s) to the research effort must adhere to the authorship standards outlined in the IJEE Authorship Guidelines and as advised by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All contributors who do not match the authorship requirements should be listed in an 'Acknowledgements' section instead.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds with official number, etc. should be placed as a compulsory section. The names of financing organizations should be written in full, and the statement should follow the funding institution's criteria. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial support must be included.
Conflict of Interest
Conflict of Interest is defined as a set of conditions in which professional judgment concerning a primary interest, such as the validity of research, may be influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain. A Conflict of Interest Disclosure is an agreement or notification from the authors that they have not been paid for the work, or if they have, stating the source of their payment. The purpose of Conflict of Interest Disclosure form is to provide readers of authors’ manuscript with information about authors’ interests that could influence how the authors receive the work. The author(s) should submit a conflict of interest disclosure form and is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the submitted manuscript. Conflict of Interest Disclosure form can be signed by all authors and stating that the submitted manuscript is the authors’ original work, has not received prior publication and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, permission has been received to use any material in the manuscript much as tables, figures etc. or no permissions have necessary to publish the authors’ work.
Conflict of interest statement must be placed at the manuscript as below:
"The authors declare no potential conflict of interest regarding the publication of this work. In addition, the ethical issues including plagiarism, informed consent, misconduct, data fabrication and, or falsification, double publication and, or submission, and redundancy have been completely witnessed by the authors”.
All the references should be cited throughout the manuscript text as well as in the Reference section organized in accordance with the IJEE reference style. Groups of references should be listed according to the order of appearance in the manuscript. The number of references extracted from each journal should not exceed 3 to 5 citations, which is the average acceptable amount. It is recommended that the number of references preferably is not less than 30 for original paper, not less than 100 for review paper. It is also substantially recommended to the authors to refer to recent references in last 10 years rather than old and out of date ones. Volume, issue and pages of the whole references must be specified according to the IJEE format which is following Vancouver style.
Citing and listing of Web references
No URL, or web are admitted to be mentioned as references. Only the past decade Web of Science or Scopus Journal articles are preferred to be used for study quality and better citations. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list.
All bibliographic references in the text should be referred like (1, 2 ...), using parenthesis.
References should be numbered consecutively in text.
Loesche WJ, Bromberg J, Terpenning MS, Bretz WA, Dominguez BL, Grossman NS, Langmore SE. Xerostomia, xerogenic medications and food avoidances in selected geriatric groups. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1995;43(4):401-7.
Fradinho JC, Domingos JM, Carvalho G, Oehmen A, Reis MA. Polyhydroxyalkanoates production by a mixed photosynthetic consortium of bacteria and algae. Bioresource technology. 2013 Mar 1;132:146-53.
Malamed SF. Handbook of local anesthesia. 7th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier; 2020.
Forrest JL, Miller SA. Evidence-based decision making. In: Bowen DM, Pieren JA, editors. Darby and Walsh dental hygiene theory and practice. 5th ed. Maryland Heights: Elsevier; 2020. p. 25-33.
Conference paper (Published)
Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics. 1992 Sep 6‐10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam (NL): North Holland; 1992. p. 1561‐5.
Kay JG. Intracellular cytokine trafficking and phagocytosis in macrophages [dissertation]. St Lucia (AU): University of Queensland; 2007
EndNote and Mendeley Styles of IJEE
In order to organize your reference citation and manage all listed references in your paper before submission, please download Endnote output style from IJEE web and add to your Endnote software for IJEE reference style. It should be noted IJEE use the Vancouver style for referencing.
All contributing authors should qualify for authorship. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the co-authors. Authorship credit should be based on substantial contribution to conception and design, execution, or analysis and interpretation of data. All authors should be involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, must have read and approved the final version of the manuscript and approve of its submission to this journal.
The authorship details are refereed to:
Journal Forms "https://www.ijee.net/page_1982.html"
The IJEE is made available to the public under the open access policy. The accepted submissions are free to read, reuse, download, copy, distribute, and share as long as the author(s) of the manuscript are credited. IJEE will ask all authors of the acceptance article to sign a Copyright Agreement Form for granting the necessary publishing rights once the manuscript has been accepted. The accepted manuscript is moved into production after the copyright agreement form from the relevant author of the manuscript is received. Because the author(s) publish their manuscript as open access, the author(s) retain(s) certain rights such as patents, trademarks, and designs. The conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License are incorporated into the author(s) contract, dictating what others can do with the author(s) manuscript after it is published. Furthermore, after being properly attributed, the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License allows for unrestricted use, distribution, modification, and reproduction in any medium.
Role of Funding Source
Authors are requested to clearly identify who provided financial support for the conduct of research and/or preparation of the article and briefly describe the role of the funder/sponsor in any part of the work including design and conduct of the study, data collection, data management, data analysis and interpretation, preparation, review and approval of the manuscript. The following rules should be followed:
Standard Reporting Guidelines
Authors of original research papers and review articles should report their work accurately. Original research papers should be contained sufficient details to allow other researchers to replicate the work. Review articles should be included important work by researchers in a field and should be objectively written.
Life Science Reporting Guidelines
Authors should clearly report any involvement of hazards, human or animal subjects, patient images, case details, and other materials and information. Their experiments should be performed in compliance with laws and relevant institutional guidelines. When requested, authors should provide the ethics committee with approval documents, consent to release personal information such as images of individuals, and other necessary documents used in the approval process. In addition, it should be stated within the manuscript that proper consent has been obtained for experiments with human subjects.
Errors in Published Papers
When an author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript. Finally, the corresponding author should be ensured that all appropriate co-authors included on the paper have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Plagiarism Prevention and Violation of Publication Ethics
All manuscripts under review or published with IJEE are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software called iThenticate. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit of author contribution. Thus, the Plagiarism or Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour are unacceptable and submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
After the submission of a manuscript, it will be checked by the iThenticate similarity test for a plagiarism detection. The overall similarity (Similarity Index) must not exceed the limit 15%, and the single paper similarity must not exceed the limit 1%. Otherwise, the paper will be directly rejected by the editor and no other chance will be given to the author(s) to re-submit it. Please visit: www.ithenticate.com/
The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited the Bibliography and Methods texts may all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital in order to interpret the Crosscheck report and determine whether there are any grounds for concern.
The covering letter contains the title of the manuscript, corresponding author and participated other author’s detail, an area of study and type of manuscript along with 3 referees to review the manuscript. Further, the corresponding author should be declared that the prepared manuscript is in accordance with the IJEE Guide for Authors. To download the covering letter template please visit this page: https://www.ijee.net/page_1982.html
Submission Final Checklist
Prior to acceptance of the manuscript, the corresponding author is responsible to adjust the whole manuscript according to the following items and then the marked final checklist should be attached along with the covering letter:
Tables and Figures
Use of the Digital Object Identifier
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes, i.e., When the authors use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.
Online Proof Correction
Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. Use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor-in-Chief. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely the corresponding author responsibility.
The offprints can be downloaded from the IJEE website once the final corrected manuscripts are disseminated.
Authors can track their submitted article through IJEE website on author’s login section. It is found at: https://www.ijee.net/contacts