Guide for Authors

Instructions for Authors

A. Examplea

a Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bandar Anzali Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Anzali 43111, Iran



A concise title is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. The abstract should contain 150-250 words. The Cambria 20pt, 12pt, 8pt (italic) and 9pt should be used for the title, the full name(s) of author(s), the affiliation(s) and the abstract, respectively. Corresponding author must be mentioned as a footnote with complete telephone/fax and e-mail address.


Article history

Received: 0000-00-00

Revised: 0000-00-00

Accepted: 0000-00-00


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing.



1. Manuscript Submission

You will be sent an e-mail with instructions to verify your registration in ( Electronic online submissions are received in the template of journal format. The manuscript should not be under consideration for publication anywhere else.

2. Text

Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word 2007 or higher. Margins, column width, line spacing, and type styles have been built-in throughout this document. Authors can use this document as a template and type the text into it.

2.1 Language

Use English language in the text. Be sure, grammatical rules and spell have been used correctly.

2.2 Font

Fonts used in manuscripts are Cambria 10pt for the main text and Cambria 9pt for the caption of figures, tables, abstract and references.

2.3 Footnotes

Necessary footnotes should be denoted in the text by consecutive superscript letters. The footnotes should be typed in Cambria 8pt, at the foot of the page, separated from the main text by a short line extending at the foot of the column.

3. Figures and Tables

All figures and tables should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively throughout. They must be placed as close as possible where are cited. For referring to a figure or a table use this example: Fig. 1. or Table 1 shows…

3.1. Figures

Figures should be provided at the best resolution available (minimum 600 dpi) as TIFF or JPEG files. Figures must be embedded into the text and fixed in a table with removed border. Example: Fig. 1. is presented.


Fig. 1. Example of a figure

3.2. Tables

Tables must be embedded into the text. They should be numbered consecutively and should appear in the text directly after referring. Horizontal lines should be just used within a table. Example: Table 1. is presented.

Table 1. Example of a table

     Column A

Column A

Column B

And an entry



And another entry



And another entry



4. Equations

All equations must be written using Cambria Math in 9pt size. Number all equations sequentially. Each equation number should be written in right-handed side into parentheses, see Eq. (1). Equations and formulae should be typed by Microsoft Equation (Insert-> Equation)



5. Units

Use the international system of units (SI).

6. Paper structure

Divide each section of the manuscript into subsections numbered as 1.1, 1.2, etc. The title of sections and subsections should be written in Cambria 12(bold) and 11(bold), respectively. Following sections can be used to divide the manuscript.

6.1 Introduction

The introduction should state the purpose of the investigation and give a short review of the relevant literature. The history of research and results of previous works should be mentioned here. It notes lastly theories and methods used in the manuscript.

6.2 Materials and methods

Applied methods and relevant equations to achieve the results should be represented clearly.

6.3 Result and discussion

The results including figures and tables obtained from the investigation are added to the manuscript to discuss the novelty of the research.

6.4 Conclusion

The conclusion section is the last one of the paper which is numbered.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section after the conclusion. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


References in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. The references in the text should be numbered consecutively. Requirements of standard reference format are given below:


  • Book: Author(s), publication year, Title of Book, Edition, Publisher, City of publication,
  • Journal article: Author(s), publication year, Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol.(No.), referred pages.



[1] C. Hirsch, 1998, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York.


[2] S.M.R. Khalili, M. Najafi, R. Eslami-Farsani, 2017, Effect of thermal cycling on the tensile behavior of polymer composites reinforced by basalt and carbon fibers. Mechanics of Composite Materials 52(6), pp. 807-816.



If there is more than one appendix, they should be numbered consecutively. Equations in appendices should be numbered, e.g., (A1), (A2), and (A3). In each appendix, equations should be numbered separately. The appendix (if exists), acknowledgment, and references are listed without numbers.



All variables in this manuscript should be listed in the nomenclature. Nomenclature, if needed, appears after the abstract.