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Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts electronically no more than 7000 words. The submitted manuscripts should follow the format available in the author guideline.

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • the name(s) of the author(s). Provide the e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
  • the separate affiliation statement (as a footnote on the first page) for each author listed in the byline. This statement should include their position/title, address, and university affiliations if applicable. It is important that each author has a footnote and no authors share a footnote, even if they are from the same institution.


An abstract is a few sentences that give the main idea in an article or a scientific paper.

An abstract is very important for making your article easy to discover and telling readers what they can expect to learn. The abstract considers the selling pitch of your article, and whether the reader will read and cite your article.

 When writing an abstract, you should focus on:

  • What your research is about
  • What methods have been used
  • What you found out
  • What is your conclusions and implications (theoretical and practical)

The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and the major conclusions with a maximum word limit of about 200 words.


After writing the abstract, provide 3 to 5 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple conceptsexcept for technical terms (for example : human development index)

Writing Format

Please refer to journal template

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use Times New Roman as font for titles, headings and subheadings, 16 point.
  • Use 11-point Times New Roman for text.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Use the automatic line numbering.
  • Use the equation editor or Math Type for equations.
  • Figures and Tables will be written as Fig. 1 and Table 1 in the text. To identify the part of any element, it should be written as Fig. 1(a). Caption lists for each figure and table should be provided after the references. (maximum number of table and/or figure in text is 5)
  • Please submit tables as editable text and not as images
  • Please avoid using verical rule and shading in table
  • Other tables and figures showing the research process can be put in appendix
  • Save your file in .docx or .doc format (Word document). Manuscripts with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTeX.
  • For referencing, use APA 6th edition style.


Include a section under the heading "Conclusions" or "Summary and Conclusions" that presents the significant implications of the information presented in the body of the manuscript.


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


Please use APA 6th edition for referencing purposesCite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Concrete model was developed (Kent & Park, 1990).
  • In contrast to the recent study done by Chopra et al. (2012)
  • Many studies have been done to model the stress–strain relationships of confined and unconfined concrete (e.g., Hognestad 1951; Kent & Park 1971; Mander et al. 1988; Saatcioglu & Razvi 1992).

Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Writer must use Mendeley to manage their references


Examples for reference lists:

Use APA 6th ed. For referencing guide

Journal articles:

Berto, L., Vitaliani, R., Saetta, A., & Simioni, P. (2009). Seismic assessment of existing reinforced concrete structures affected by degradation phenomena. Structural Safety, 31(4), 284-297.


South J., and Blass, B. (2001). The future of modern genomics’. Blackwell, London.

Chapter in books:

Ozcebe, G., Sucuoglu, H., Yucemen, MS., & Yakut, A. (2006). Advances in earthquake engineering for urban risk reduction. In  Wasti, ST & G. Ozcebe  (Eds),  In defence of Zeytinburnu ( 2nd ed., pp.95-116). Netherlands: Springer, Inc.


Mander, J.B. (1984). Seismic Design of Bridge Piers. (Doctorak thesis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand).

Online document:

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. (2009). PEER strong motion database. (University of California, Berkeley). Retrieved from Downloaded on 10-10-2015.






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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Word Perfect document file format.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-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.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
    • E-mail address 
    • Full postal address 
    • Phone numbers
    • Keywords 
    • All figure captions 
    • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
    • Reference are in the correct format for in this journal, use APA 6th edition
    • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
    • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
    • Use Mendeley to manage all the references

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY NC SA  that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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