Dr Ahmad Hadi Ali, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
The instructions below are specifically directed at authors that wish to submit a manuscript to Journal of Science and Technology (JST). Journal of Science and Technology considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to Journal of Science and Technology, that they have not been published before, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Authors who fail to adhere to this condition, their papers will not be published.
Contributions to Journal of Science and Technology must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Office.
Manuscript Format and Preparation
Abstract must be in fully-justified text, below the author information. Use the word "Abstract" as the title, in Times 12-point boldface, centered relative to the column, initially capitalized. The abstract is to be in 10-point, single-spaced type, and up to 150 words in length. Leave two blank lines after the abstract, and then begin the main text.
All manuscripts must be in English. These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your proceedings manuscripts.
Formatting your paper
All printed material, including text, illustrations, and charts, must be kept within a print area of 16.00 cm wide by 22.00 cm high. Do not write or print anything outside the print area. All text must be in a one-column format.
The main title (on the first page) should begin 1.3/8 inches (3.49 cm) from the top edge of the page, centered, and in Times 14-point boldface. Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such word).
Author name(s) and affiliation(s)
Author names and affiliations are to be centered beneath the title and printed in Times 12-point non-boldface. Include e-mail addresses if possible. Author's information should be followed by two 12-point blank lines.
Second and following pages
The second and following pages should begin 1.0 inch (2.54 cm) from the top edge. On all pages, the bottom margin should be 1.1/8 inches (2.86 cm) from the bottom edge of the page for 8.5 inches x 11.0 inches paper; for A4 paper, approximately 1.5/8 inches (4.13 cm) from the bottom edge of the page.
Type-style and fonts
Wherever Times is specified, Times Roman or Times New Roman may be used.
Type your main text in Times 11-point, single-spaced. Do not use double-spacing. All paragraphs should be indented 1/4 inch (approximately 0.5 cm). Be sure your text is fully justified-that is, flush left and flush right. Please do not place any additional blank lines between paragraphs.
Format for figure, graph, table and etc
Figure and table captions should be Helvetica 10-point boldface (or a similar sans-serif font). Callouts should be Helvetica 9-point non-boldface. Initially capitalize only the first word of each figure caption and table title. Figures and tables must be numbered separately. For example: "Figure 1. Data analysis", "Table 1. Graph 1". Figure captions are to be centered below the figures. Table titles are to be centered above the tables.
First-order and Second-order headings
For first-order heading, they should be Times 12-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one blank line after. For example, "1. Introduction", Use a period (".") after the heading number, not a colon.
For second-order headings, they should be Times 11-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one after.
Use footnotes sparingly (or not at all) and place them at the bottom of the column on the page on which they are referenced. Use Times 8-point, single-spaced. To help your readers, avoid using footnotes altogether and include necessary peripheral observations in the text (within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this sentence).
List and number all references in Times 9-point, single-spaces, at the end of your paper. Author (last name then followed with name for the first author and first name for the second author), title year, publisher (italic), volume (number) includes page number. Examples :
Jacobs, J. (1961). The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Randoms House, New York.
Burrow, I.J (1986). "The Effects of Darkness on the Capacity of Road Junction" in Traffic Engineering & Control, Vol. 27. No. 12 pp. 596-599.
Black,K.M. (1967). "The Treatment of Travel Time and Cost Variables in Disaggregate Mode Choice Models". Unpublished Ph.D dissertation, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Western Ontario.
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.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Ensuring a Blind Peer Review
To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:
The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.