AUTHORS GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office. 

AREJ Website: rengj.mosuljournals.com

It is first and foremost required that the manuscript be formatted according to the AREJ English Template (MS Word Version). Our review is double-blind, so based on the AREJ Template (for Blind Review), any information related to your identity must be removed. This includes the name, affiliation, email, etc., if any.

1: PREPARATION OF PRE-REVIEW MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts, where appropriate, should contain these sections in the following order: Title, Authors and their affiliations and emails, Abstract, Keywords, Nomenclature, Introduction, Experimental Procedure, Theory, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (if any), References, and Appendix (if any).

The manuscript may consist of text, equations, symbols, figures, tables, line drawings, and photographs. Pre-review manuscripts are to be typed and formatted according to  AREJ English Template (MS Word Version). The easiest and fastest way to do this, please follow these steps:

  1. Open your manuscript in a Word file.
  2. Open the AREJ template file.
  3. Select the Paste Options in the AREJ template file: open Paste Option->Set Default Paste->Scroll down and select from the menu Cut, Copy, and Paste->Pasting between documents when style conflict-> select Use Destination Style (Default).
  4. Once done, all that you need after that is to Copy from your file to the AREJ Template and save. 

Figures: All figures must be of good quality and are cited in the text with Arabic numerals by writing “Fig. 1” or “Figs. 1 and 2”. If the word appears at the beginning of a sentence, it is to be spelled out as Figure 1 or Figures 1 and 2. Place the figure caption positioned below it as close as possible to their first mention in the text.

Equations: Use the standard Microsoft Word Equation Editor to edit your equations. Do not embed "graphically designed" equations. Equations should be numbered consecutively in the paper and cited in the text by writing “Eq. (1)” or “Eqs. (1) and (2). If the word occurs at the beginning of a sentence, it is to be spelled out as Equation (1) or Equations (1) and (2). Leave a space of 6 pt before and 6 pt after the equation line to separate it from the text.

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively in the paper and must be cited in the text by writing “Table 1” or “Tables 1 and 2. Tables are to be placed as close as possible to their first mention in the text and caption positioned above them.

The nomenclature section is to be placed directly after the Conclusion section. It defines all the symbols (English and Greek), abbreviations, subscripts, and superscripts used and arranges them alphabetically. All standard symbols used in the text must be in italic mode and must be listed with their SI units in the nomenclature.

General format: The main text format consists of two columns on A4 paper. The margin text on each paper side is 2.5 cm, with 1.25 cm between the two columns. The manuscript is written in Microsoft Word, single space, and Times New Roman (10 pt).

Length: The preferred limit of the page number is a maximum of 15 pages.

Language: English.

Abstract and Keywords: On the first manuscript page, following the title, include a 100- to 250-word abstract summarizing your problem and findings. On a line below the abstract, include four to six keywords for indexing and database word searches.

References: All sources cited in the text must be included in the reference list, and vice versa. References are to be listed in the order cited in the text in Arabic numerals. AREJ has adopted the IEEE citation style. For further information about the IEEE citation style, please check out this website: https://ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/IEEE-Reference-Guide.pdf.

- Submission of Pre-Review Manuscript

A soft copy of the manuscript is to be submitted electronically through the Journal website submission system.

2: PREPARATION OF POST-REVIEW MANUSCRIPTS

After attending to all the referees’ comments and suggestions, the manuscript has been accepted. Following the title, add authors with their affiliations (name, title, organization, city, state, country, email), and then submit a soft copy of the manuscript. Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically through the Journal website submission system. The post-review manuscript style should follow the provided AREJ English Template.

3: SUBMISSION OF PAPER

Manuscripts must be submitted in English language and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Submission to the REAJ journal proceeds totally online, and authors will be guided step-by-step through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. Manuscript submission must be applied for once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of manuscript consideration. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a PDF document that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures and tables are encouraged to be embedded and included in the main manuscript file. 

How to submit a manuscript to Al Rafidain Engineering Journal (AREJ)

https://youtu.be/3Kuv4wkWE-0

How to submit a revised manuscript to Al Rafidain Engineering Journal (AREJ)

https://youtu.be/UCd0rNnI7sQ

 

 

 

4: PLAGIARISM PREVENTION AND VIOLATION OF PUBLICATION ETHICS

All manuscripts under review or published with AREJ are subject to screening using plagiarism prevention software called “iThenticate”. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit for author contributions.  Thus, plagiarism, fraud, or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior, and submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. It is necessary to mention that the AREJ Journal may ignore a duplicated manuscript by up to 20%.

5: OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION

AREJ publishes research work covering a wide range of engineering sciences. All papers published in AREJ are open access and distributed under the open access license agreement. Under this license, authors retain copyright to their work without restrictions but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are properly cited.

6: CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION

Permit others to distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations, or derivative works of or from the manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.  Further details can be found at: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

7: ARTICLE PUBLICATION FEES

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model.

In an open access model, the publication cost of an article is paid from the author's research budget or by their supporting institution. Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal (AREJ) is an open access journal; therefore, publishing an article in this journal is FREE (NO ARTICLE PUBLICATION FEES ) for non-Iraqi authors and (100000) Iraqi dinars for Iraqi authors for an accepted manuscript to be published. There is no submission or processing fee required.