Instructions for Authors
Please read this instruction for Authors and note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
As part of the submission process Authors will be required to warrant that submitted articles are own original work, that Authors have the rights in the work, that Authors submit the work for first publication in the Journal of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (JMEE) and that the manuscript is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Authors will be also required to warrant that have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by them.
- Open access
- Article types
- Preparing the manuscript
- Submitting manuscript
- Review process
1. Open access
Journal of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (JMEE) is an Open Access publication. All articles are freely available online immediately upon publication. There is no publication fee for the Authors of articles. Additionally JMEE is published in print by Department of Mechanical Engineering of Koszalin University of Technology.
2. Article types
Original research paper: describes an original research results, or some aspect of design development in mechanical and energy engineering field.
Review paper: a critical review of the state-of-the-art in mechanical and energy engineering field without extensive theoretical analysis.
3. Preparing the manuscript
3.1 File types
Preferred formats for the text and tables of manuscript are Word DOC/DOCX files. The text should be prepared using Journal template in Office Open XML format. Authors can also see as example well formated paper in both: Office Open XML and Portable Document Format. Files can be downloaded from below links:
- tempalate → link (: MS Word, 180 kB),
- sample manuscript → link (: MS Word, 2 MB),
- sample manuscript → link (: PDF, 1.3 MB).
Current upload file size limit is 30MB. In the case of larger file, please compress files with ZIP/RAR/7z software or send your submittion manually to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention: File size after production process will be limited to 5 MB due to respect Google Scholar politics. So, please consider to limit size of original files, figures, etc.
3.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
3.2.1 Artwork and figures
Figures should be prepared in high quality (at least 300 dpi). Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online.
All symbols should be write italics. Avoid confusion between ambiguous characters and take care to ensure that subscripts and superscripts are clear. Numbers below 10 should be written out in the text unless used in conjunction with units (e.g. three tools, 8 MPa). Full points (not commas) should be used for decimals. For numbers less than one, a zero should be inserted before the decimal point.
Equations should be numbered sequentially throughout the manuscript, with labels on the right hand side of the page.
3.3 Article layout
3.2.1 Length of article
Original research papers and review papers should have an even number of pages and not exceed 5000 to 6000 words (with up to 10-12 illustrations).
3.2.2 Article should be organized according to the following plan
Title and authorship information
The following information should be included:
- Paper title,
- Full Author names,
- Full affiliations,
- Full institutional mailing addresses,
- Email addresses.
The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 200 words.
Please provide no more than 6 keywords that identify the subject of manuscript. Keywords should be given in order of importance. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find the article through online search engines and should be define clearly and succinct. Please avoid acronyms in these sections unless they are commonly used and understood by researchers (e.g. SEM - Scanning Electron Microscope).
This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.
Materials and Methods
This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
Results and Discussion
This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
This section is not obligatory. Authors could thank in this section for any support or provide information about grant, under which the investigations were performed etc.
This section is not obligatory. Authors could provide to increase readability of manuscript explanation of all symbols (with their units) and acronyms used in the text in alphabetical order.
JMEE adheres to the Vancouver reference style. An example of use and guidelines on Vancouver reference style can be found in Journal template → template (: MS Word, 180 kB).
In this section all co-authors should provide short biographical note containing basic information on its scientific activity, scientific and professional titles and positions as well as area of research. The length of a single biographical note should not exceed 150 words. A 3.0 × 2.2 cm photographs of the authors should attached in a separate files (JPG or BMP format).
This section is not obligatory. In appendix Authors could provide some additional data that expand the set of results given in the manuscript in a form of tables, charts, mind maps, drawings, photographs, diagrams etc.
3.4 Corresponding Author contact details
Full contact details for the corresponding author should be given, including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors.
4. Submitting manuscript
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors. Authors can submit articles using our Submission system.
5. Review process
Articles that are submitted to the Journal of Mechanical and Energy Engineering are reviewed by Editorial Board members as well as by other highly qualified researchers in the subject area of the article. The choice of reviewers for each article is done by one of the Editors, and the contact with the reviewers is then managed by them.