Manuscript Preparation

Types of Publications. Journal of Engineering Science has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Authors must use the Microsoft Word template file to prepare their manuscript (mandatory).

Manuscripts submitted to Journal of Engineering Science should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:

  • Original research manuscripts. The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information. The quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review.
  • Review manuscripts: These provide concise and precise updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research. Systematic reviews should follow the PRISMA guidelines.
  • Research manuscripts should comprise:
    • Front matter: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords
    • Research manuscript sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions.
    • Back matter: Acknowledgments, Author Contributions, Conflicts of Interest, References.
  • Review manuscripts should comprise the front matter, literature review sections and the back matter. The template file must also be used. Structured reviews should use the same structure as research articles and ensure they conform to the PRISMA guidelines.
  • Acronyms/Abbreviations/Initialisms should be defined the first time they appear in each of three sections: the abstract; the main text; the first figure or table. When defined for the first time, the acronym/abbreviation/initialism should be added in parentheses after the written-out form.
  • SI Units (International System of Units) should be used. Imperial, US customary and other units should be converted to SI units whenever possible.
  • Equations: The Microsoft Equation Editor or MathType is recommended. Equations must be editable and not appear in image format.

Front Matter

These sections should appear in all manuscript types.

  • Title: The title of manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant. It should identify whether the study reports data on original studies or is a systematic review or meta-analysis. Please do not include short forms of the title.
  • Author List and Affiliations: Authors’ full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. The standard format is used for affiliations: complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, and country. At least one author should be
  • designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section.
  • Abstract: The abstract should include between 100-200 words and cover all parts of the article, but in a concise form. It is recommended to use the following template:
    • the motivation of the study, the question or the specific hypothesis approached;
    • the purpose and objectives of the research;
    • general presentation of the methods used for research;
    • main results / findings;
    • conclusions (what is new or innovative, how it affects the field of study, there are applications, etc.).

Citations of bibliographic sources in abstract are not allowed.

  • Keywords: Three to eight relevant keywords should be added after the summary. We recommend that the words be specific to the articles, but quite common in the subject matter. The words in the article name should not be repeated.

Research Manuscript Sections

  • Introduction: The introduction should briefly describe the topic of the article in a broad context and emphasize why research is important. Any manuscript (original article, review) must include a relevant bibliographic study in the field of the article. The current state of research should be carefully reviewed, taking into account the current key publications, which must be cited. The introduction should define the specific hypotheses that are being tested in the research. Please highlight controversial and divergent assumptions when necessary. The main conclusions based on the bibliographic study should be highlighted and the main purpose of the paper should be mentioned.
  • Materials and Methods: These should be described in sufficient detail to allow others to reproduce and build on the published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail, while well-established methods can be briefly described and cited accordingly. Indicate the name and version of any software used and clarify whether it is available. It is mandatory presentation of the methods of statistical processing of the results, with the corresponding citations.
  • Results: Provide a concise and accurate description of the experimental results, their interpretation, and the experimental conclusions that can be drawn. It is not allowed to present the experimental results simultaneously in numerical and graphic form. It is mandatory to quote each figure / table in the text, with the corresponding explanations.
  • Discussion: Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned. This section may be combined with Results.
  • Conclusions: The conclusions should be clear and concise, based entirely on the results of the research.

Back Matter

  • Acknowledgments: In this section you can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the author contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments). Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.” Any role of the funding sponsors in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section. If there is no role, please state “The funding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results”.
  • References: References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [1], [1–3] or [1,3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, use both parentheses and brackets to indicate the reference number and page numbers; for example, [5] (p. 10). or [6] (pp. 101–105).

The reference list should include the full title of the cited paper. Citations of works in electronic format without indicating the title are not allowed.

Manuscript Submission

Submission Process. Manuscripts for Journal of Engineering Science should be submitted online at:

  • The corresponding author is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript.
  • The manuscript will be accepted for revision when it is brought in accordance with the journal’s guidelines.

Letter of copyright transfer must be included with each manuscript submission. It should explain why the manuscript fits the scope of the journal and indicate the suitable topic. All cover letters are required to include the statements:

  • We confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal.
  • All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to the Journal of Engineering Science