Author Guidelines

Journal of Engineering & Processing Management politely requests that you compile your manuscript in MS Word and save it as a .doc or .docx file (not a .pdf file), using the following Manuscript template. If you do not use MS Word then save in MS Word format in the word processor that you use.

The Journal accepts the following types of contributions:

  • Original scientific papers - should be complete and authoritative accounts of work which has a special significance and should be presented clearly and concisely,

  • Review papers - authors of a review paper should consult with the Editor to check the suitability of their topic and material before submitting their review by sending the extended summary (300-400 words), outline and the list of publications of authors on the topic,

  • Professional papers and

  • Letters to the editors (commenting on work published in the journal).

Please read these Author Guidelines carefully and follow them closely to ensure that the review and publication of your paper is as efficient and quick as possible. Work submitted for publication in Journal of Engineering & Processing Management must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Engineering & Processing Management will be accepted on the understanding that the manuscript meets the following conformity:

  • someone else’s data and/or text, including author’s previously published, are appropriately cited or quoted,

  • permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web),

  • the manuscript has been read and approved by all named authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out,

  • the order of authors listed in the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors,

  • there are no other persons who satisfied the criteria for authorship but are not listed,

  • the Corresponding Author is responsible for communicating with the other authors about all parts of publishing process and progress; submissions of revisions and final approval of proofs,

  • there is not any conflict of interest and

  • the submitted paper is ethically and professionally correct in every other sense regarding the publishing process.

All manuscripts are submitted and reviewed via the journal's web-based manuscript submission system. New authors should create an account prior to submitting a manuscript for consideration. Questions about submitting to the journal should be sent to the editorial office at jepm@tfzv.ues.rs.ba. Instructions on how to submit your manuscript online can be found by clicking here.

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter, which should include a short statement, in 3 – 4 sentences, describing:

  • how the work related to the scope of journal i.e. why it should be published in this journal?

  • the aims of the study and their significance with regard to previously published work;

  • the novelty and originality of the findings.

Potential Reviewers

All papers will be peer-reviewed. Authors are asked to submit full contact details, including e-mail addresses, for three potential reviewers. Reviewers should be experts in the field of the paper, and not associated with the institution with which the authors are affiliated. The final choice of referees will remain entirely with the Editor.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STRUCTURE

Manuscripts must be written in English (consistent with either UK or US spelling) and should be clear and grammatically correct. Language editing, particularly if English is not your first language, should be used to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by the journal editors and reviewers. The Journal maintains its policy and takes the liberty of correcting the English of manuscripts scientifically accepted for publication.

Basic Formatting Guide

  • On the first page please include the title of the paper, author names, and the address (including email, ORCID) of the corresponding author. If there are multiple corresponding authors then nominate one for communication with the editorial office (justified alignment).

  • Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in two columns.

  • We suggest a maximum length of 250 words for the Abstract. Avoid reference citations and abbreviations in the Abstract (justified alignment).

  • Please use a common image format for figures (e.g. pdf, eps, gif, tif, jpg). The initial submission can have figures and text in one file, rather than separate files if desired. Tables and figures can stand in one or both columns, if necessary.

  • References should be formatted in “name-year“ style at submission, authors are responsible for their accuracy.

  • Acknowledgments and details of funding sources should be included at the end of the text. Please refer to your funding organizations to acknowledge their support.

  • Please list all author contributions upon submission of the manuscript.

  • Please define non-standard abbreviations at the first occurrence and number figures and tables consecutively.

  • It is recommended that authors spell-check all files before submission. Please use short, simple filenames when saving all your documents, and avoid special characters, punctuation marks, symbols (such as &), and spaces.

  • Use the word processing formatting features to indicate Bold, Italic, Greek, Maths, Superscript and Subscript characters.

  • Please avoid using “underline“: use “bold“ instead of emphasis.

  • Clearly identify unusual symbols and Greek letters.

  • Where there might be confusion, differentiate between the letter O and zero, and I and l and the number 1.

The general organization of manuscripts

Materials and Methods and Results are normally written in the past tense and the present tense is occasionally used in the Introduction and Discussion

Manuscript title. The title should be limited to 25 words or less and should not contain abbreviations. Please avoid chemical formulas. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. Abbreviations, except for very common terms (e.g. DNA, NMR), should not be used in the title.

Author Information: Complete names and affiliation of all authors, including contact details of the corresponding author (Telephone, Fax, postal and E-mail address, ORCID). The affiliations for all authors must be given in the following sequence: University/Institution, Faculty/Department, Postal address, City, Country. When authors have different affiliations, should be used superscripted Arabic numbers after last name of the author.

Abstract. This should be a single paragraph of fewer than 200 words and must be intelligible without reference to the full paper. References are not cited. Abbreviations should be avoided, but if necessary, they must be defined the first time they are used in the main text.The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. It is important that the abstract contains a clearly stated hypothesis, a concise description of the approach and a clear statement of the major novel findings of the study and their significance.

Keywords. At least 4 informative keywords should be provided by the authors (maximum 6 words).

Introduction. The introduction should set the tone of the paper by providing a clear statement of the study, the relevant literature on the study subject. This should place the work in the context of current knowledge, indicate the novelty of the study and conclude with a clear statement of the aims and objectives. However, it should not contain a summary of the results.

Citation in text examples
Number of authors At the end of the sentence As part of the sentence
Single author (Wowles, 2017) Wowles (2017)
Two authors (Wowles and Mith, 2017) Wowles and Mith (2017)
Three or more authors (Wowles et al., 2017) Wowles et al. (2017)

Materials and Methods. Sufficient detail must be provided to allow the work to be repeated. Suppliers of materials and reagents with a brief address should be mentioned if this might affect the results. Specific reference must be given for reagents.

Results. Presentation of data is described below.The results section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. Speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section.

Discussion. This should not simply repeat the Results. Combined Results and Discussion sections are encouraged when appropriate.

Acknowledgments. These can include funding agencies, colleagues who assisted with the work or the preparation of the manuscript and those who contributed materials or provided unpublished data.

References - General Guidelines. References should be laid out according to APA style requirements. Reference list which must be written at the end of the paper, all authors must be listed (surname and name initials – capitalizing only the initial letters) in alphabetical order, and paper of the same author by chronological order. If there are more papers from the same author published in the same year, references must be differentiated by letters in the text (a, b, c, d) behind the year of publishing. In case of multi-author papers, in the reference list, all the authors must be written (not the first author and mark “et al.”). If used, abbreviations for journals titles, abbreviations of journals titles must be written in italics.  A full stop should be used after each abbreviation.  The CAS Source Index Search Tool is a good source for identifying abbreviations for scientific and technical journals. The DOI numbers must be included in all references in manuscripts, in those that contain it (check on: www.crossref.org). For manuscripts published on the web (web references), it is necessary to write the source (the full URL should be given) and the date when the reference was last accessed and manuscript was downloaded, besides basic further information’s, if known (DOI, title, author’s names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.). Web references must be included in the reference list.

Riđošić, M. (2017). Corrosion stability of electrochemically deposited Zn-Mn coatings. Journal of Engineering & Processing Management9(1), 24-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.7251/JEPM1709024R

Chemical nomenclature, abbreviations, symbols and terminology

Internationally accepted usage is recommended. Abbreviations should only be used as an aid to the reader and their use should be strictly limited. Define each abbreviation and introduce it in parentheses the first time it is used: e.g. ‘Dielectric-barrier discharge (DBD)’. Eliminate abbreviations that are not used at least six times in the manuscript. In addition to the abbreviations of the international system of units of measurements, other common units (e.g. bp, kb, Da), chemical symbols for the elements, and the standard biochemical abbreviations (see Eur. J. Biochem.) should be used without definition. Standard chemical symbols and trivial names or their symbols (folate, Ala, Leu, etc.) may be used for terms that appear in full in the neighboring text. Abbreviations other than those recommended by the IUPAC should be used only when a case can be made for necessity, such as in tables and figures. Follow the usage of Chemical Abstracts whenever possible.

Reporting numerical data

The international system of units (SI) should be used; mL is acceptable in place of cm3 for liquid measures. The form for units is mg mL-1 and not mg/mL, parentheses should be used to improve clarity, e.g. mL (g dry wt soil). The prefixes k, m, m μ, n, and p should be used in combination with the standard units for reporting length, weight, volume and molarity for 103, 10-3, 10-6, 10-9, and 10-12, respectively. Use mg mL-1 or mg g-1 instead of the ambiguous ppm. Units of temperature are presented as follows: 37 °C or 324 K.

Formulae and Equations

They must be written with great care using а corresponding formula/equation editor. The equations written in newer versions of equation editors incorporated into Word 2007 or above are not acceptable. The authors are strongly encouraged to use external Microsoft equation editors from earlier versions of MS Word or MathType. Use parentheses freely to avoid ambiguities. Equations should be numbered (1), (2) etc.

Figures

Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)". 

  • Colour figures are encouraged.

  • Magnification should be indicated where appropriate by the inclusion of a bar marker.

  • Photographs of electropherograms, etc., in which there is poor contrast may be better replaced by line drawings, but in this case, the photographs should be submitted for scrutiny by the Editor.

  • If photographs have been digitally processed to enhance their quality, this should be stated.

  • Journal aspires to have a uniform look for all artwork contained in a single article. Hence, it is important to be aware of the style of the journal.

Figure legends should consist of a preliminary sentence constituting a title, followed by a brief description of the way the particular experiment was carried out, and any other necessary description of symbols or lines. All abbreviations must be defined.  Figures should be embedded in the main text of the manuscript and should follow the paragraph in which they are mentioned for the first time.

Figures should be numbered (by Arabic numerals) consecutively in the order to which they are referred, and given a descriptive caption placed below the figure (not on the figure itself). The captions, either for tables or figures, should make the items comprehensible without reading of the main text (but clearly referenced in). Keep text in the captions to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. 

Tables

These should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. All tables should be on separate pages and accompanied by a title, and footnotes where necessary. The tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. The units in which results are expressed should be given in parentheses at the top of each column and not repeated in each line of the table. Ditto signs are not used. Avoid overcrowding the tables and the excessive use of words. The format of tables should be in keeping with that normally used by the journal; in particular, vertical lines, colored text, and shading should not be used. Please be certain that the data given in tables are correct.

Reproducibility of results and statistical tests

Authors should state how many times experiments were repeated and whether mean or representative results are shown. Variability should be indicated statistically wherever possible as part of, but not in place of, a proper statistical analysis. If results are expressed as percentages, the absolute value corresponding to 100% must be stated.

Results of statistical tests should be presented wherever possible as evidence for conclusions reached. Such information must be presented concisely to clarify the results, but not to dominate them. The tests used should be briefly described in the Materials and Methods section.

Funding

Details of all funding sources for the work in question should be given in a separate section entitled 'Funding'. This should appear before the 'Acknowledgements' section. The following rules should be followed:

  • The sentence should begin: ‘This work was supported by …’
  • Grant numbers should be complete and accurate and provided in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number ABX CDXXXXXX]’
  • Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers ABX CDXXXXXX, EFX GHXXXXXX]’
  • Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency)

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments and details of non-financial support must be included at the end of the text before references and not in footnotes. Personal acknowledgments should precede those of institutions or agencies. Please note that acknowledgment of funding bodies and declarations regarding conflicts of interest should be given in separate Funding and Conflicts of interest sections, respectively.

COVER LETTER

Manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter (strictly uploaded in Online Submission Step 4 as a Supplementary File). The cover letter must include a statement with the type of the submitted manuscript and a warranty by which the Author(s) claim that the submitted manuscript is original, has not been published elsewhere and has been written and approved by all the stated author(s) as well as by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out. The cover letter should state the novelty and scientific significance of the work presented. In addition, it is mandatory to suggest three potential reviewers. Reviewers should be experts in the field of the manuscript, and not associated with the institution, which the authors are affiliated to. The final choice of reviewers will remain entirely with the Editor. Also, optionally, the authors should state any person that is not desired as a reviewer.

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

Submit all material to be considered as Supplementary Material online at the same time as the main manuscript. Ensure that the supplementary material is referred to in the main manuscript at an appropriate point in the text and that straightforwardly confirm the findings presented. Supplementary material will be available online only and will not be copyedited, so ensure that it is clearly and succinctly presented and that the style conforms to the rest of the paper.

Also, ensure that the presentation will work on any Internet browser. It is not recommended for the files to be more than 2 MB each, although exceptions can be made at the editorial office’s discretion.

PROOFS

One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding Author. The author may list the corrections and return to the journal in an e-mail. Please list the corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail.

This proof should only be used for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will not be considered at this stage. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to the journal in one communication. The publication of the article may proceed if no response is received within 48 hours of receipt.