ARPN Arcticle Review Format

Peer Review Process

All submitted full papers will be peer reviewed. The acceptance will be granted if the recommendations from the reviewers are positive. The criteria are based on the technical contents, clarity and format. Authors should make sure the submitted papers use the template for this conference. There are three review processes: Initial Review, Peer Review and Recommendation.

Initial Review

The track director evaluates each manuscript in the submission track to determine if its topic and content is suitable for consideration by Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCET 2015) before before being reviewed. Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors. This is in the best interest of the authors who could then decide to either correct the problems or to submit the manuscript to a more appropriate venue, avoiding delays from a lengthy review process that would nonetheless lead to rejection.

Peer Review

Manuscripts that pass the initial review by the Track Directors, will be sent to several referees based on their expertise. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. The referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, soundness of methodology, impact to design research, and relevance to design practices. To facilitate timely publication, referees are asked to complete their reviews and provide individual critiques within two weeks. After collecting the referees' reports, the Track Director makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the manuscript.

Acceptance Decision

Based on the referees' comments, the Track Director makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. The status reports to reviewers should identify the reviewers of each paper, the final decision can be "Accept Submission", "Revisions Required", or "Decline Submission." The revised version should be submitted considering the review comments.

Plagiarism

The authors should make sure that the manuscript pass a criterion of maximum 30 percents similarities to other publications.

Copyright Agreement Form

General Copyright Agreement

Authors who submit to this conference agree (if the papers are accepted) to the following terms:

  1. Authors to transfer to publisher during the full term of copyright, the exclusive rights comprises in the copyright of the Work, including but not limited to the right to publish the Work and the material contained therein throughout the word, in all languages and in all media of expression now known or later developed and to license or permit others to do so.
  2. The author represents that the Work is the author's original work. If the Work was prepared jointly, the author agrees to inform the co-authos of the terms of this Agreement and to obtain their permission to sign on their behalf. The Work is submitted only to this, and has not been published before. The author represents that, to the best of his or her knowledge, the Work contains no libelous or unlawful statements, does not infringe on the rights of others, or no material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.
  3. If requested by the publisher, the author signs his or her Copyright Transfer Agreement prior to publication process.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this conference and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Author Guidelines

ARPN JEAS Template

FORMATTING

Each paper is normally between 5 to 8 pages, and additional pages might be charged. Please follow the Conference format. Papers less than 5 pages should not be submitted.

Please use this template (AuthorTemplate.doc)

The AuthorTemplate.doc has incorporated the paper format for ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences as follows:


PAGE SETUP


Margins:  Top: 0.7 inch, Bottom: 0.7 inch
                Left: 0.7 inch, Right: 0.7 inch

Paper: Portrait, A4 size (8.27 inch x 11.69 inch)

Header/Footer 0.4 inch Each

TITLE OF ARTICLE
Bookman old style, Font size 14

AUTHOR(S) NAME
Times New Roman, Font size 11

ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS
Times New Roman, Font size 9

ABSTRACT
Times New Roman, Font size 10

KEYWORDS
Times New Roman, Font size 9

ALL TEXT

(Introduction, Literature Review, Materials and Methods Results and Discussions, Acknowledgement, References etc.)

Times New Roman, Font size 10, Single Spaced,
Justify both sides, First Line of all Paragraphs indented,
No Line Breaks between Paragraphs

In case of 2 columns
    Column Width: 3.28 inch
    Column Spacing: 0.3 inch
    With equal column width

PHOTOGRAPHS
JPG and GIF format
Inserted immediately after the citation in the text

TABLES
Times New Roman, Font size 10
Inserted immediately after the citation in the text

FILE FORMAT
MS Word (.doc or docx)


English is the official language of the conference. Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers including results, tables, figures and references.

All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Articles submitted to the Conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the style of the Conference and are subject to both review and editing.

Paper Length Limit

The length of the papers limited to 8 pages, including all figures, tables, and references. Authors who would like to publish articles with extra pages in IRIS 2015, the additional cost is USD 30 per page after the 8th page.

Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration.
  2. Follows author guidelines and use the template in Microsoft Word (doc). Regular paper MUST BE BETWEEN 5 TO 8 PAGES, including all figures, tables, and references. Extra pages in IRIS 2015 can be purchased at USD 30  per extra page.
  3. All figures, tables and references are cited in the text.
  4. All author names and the corresponding emails are written in the submitted manuscript. This will be used to send the acceptance letter (if accepted).

Submission methods

Before submitting article to IRIS 2015, please make sure the full paper has been prepared using above template.

For Paper Submission Online System please refer URL below ;

http://conference.uthm.edu.my/index.php/sight2015/SiGHT2015/login

http://conference.uthm.edu.my/index.php/incide2015/incide2015/login

http://conference.uthm.edu.my/index.php/icec2015/icec2015/login

http://conference.uthm.edu.my/index.php/icam2015/icam2015/login

 

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