The authors must implicitly accept that their submission has been neither published nor submitted to another journal. If a major part of the paper has already been published, the paper cannot be accepted for publication in Aurum Journal of Engineering Systems. Papers that have been submitted in proceedings can be accepted for publication only if substantial extensions to the original proceeding paper are made, and some additional methodological contributions possibly with more significant impact than the extension results are offered.
Types of Articles
Original papers, review articles, case studies, short communications, book reviews, letters to the editors are welcome. Please ensure that you select the appropriate article type from the list of options when making your submission. Authors contributing to special issues should ensure that they select the special issue article type from this list. Any comment on or discussion of a published paper should be submitted within six months of the online publication of the paper under discussion.
Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a PDF file or a Word document, in any format or layout that can be used by referees to evaluate your manuscript. It should contain high enough quality figures for refereeing. If you prefer to do so, you may still provide all or some of the source files at the initial submission.
Formatting the manuscript
Manuscripts should be submitted in size 12 in a readable font (Times, Arial, Calibri, etc.). The main text and footnotes should both be double spaced and left-aligned (ragged right). Formatting the manuscript in this way is a courtesy which aids screen readability and the use of track changes and comment tools used in the editing and review process.
Short papers are encouraged since the journal pages are limited. The references should be prepared according to the journal style described below. It is the responsibility of the authors to format the references in accordance with the journal’s citation style. If you do not follow these guidelines you will be asked to reformat your paper prior to editing and this may ultimately cause publication delays.
Completing the manuscript
Authors are responsible for submitting a complete manuscript, including an abstract of not more than 200 words, author affiliation(s) and contact details, and a final reference list, a list of image credits, and all diagrams, tables, figures, captions, and footnote citations.
It is not the responsibility of the editors to add material to your manuscript. If you do not provide all the necessary sections you will be asked to add any missing material prior to editing which may eventually delay publication.
Length: Articles should not generally exceed 40 pages (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman or similar font with 2.5 cm – 1 inch margins) including the reference list.
Title: Titles and subtitles in the article are to be capitalized sentence style (i.e., only the first word and proper nouns).
Abstract: Articles carry an abstract of no more than 200 words under the title. An abstract must give a sense of the focus, scope, argument and (please) conclusions of the whole paper.
Author note: Author(s) affiliation, postal address, and email included on an unnumbered note above the first footnote. The author note may also be used for any acknowledgements.
Reference list: See details below.
Tables,figures and images: Tables, figures and images can be submitted as part of the source files with a full caption provided in an appropriate format (see below). With the exception of photos or screenshots, we expect that tables and figures are submitted in an editable format.
Digital files of images should be of the maximum size and resolution possible, with a minimum resolution of 200 dpi, and are to be provided as separate files. Authors are responsible for acquiring their own image permissions.
b. Graphs, charts and tables
Graphs, charts and tables should be provided in an editable format (either word processor or spreadsheet), not as static images. Authors are responsible for acquiring permission to use datasets and for the accuracy of the data they use.
c. Placement and captions
Figures may be submitted in the main text with a full caption provided beneath the location of each figure:
Table 1: Summary of notation.
Figure 1: Relationship between the transition rates and the inspection interval.
a. Subdivision – numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, …), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text’. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
The introduction should include the objectives of the work and an adequate background. Literature survey should also be a part of this section.
c. Main body
Main body of the text may be divided into multiple sections depending on the depth of analysis and results given in the paper. This section should first extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for the results. Then results and discussion should be presented. Results should be clear and concise.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in this section.
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in
appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix,
Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
Style and Usage
a. Language and spelling
Aurum Journal of Engineering Systems and Architecture publishes novel articles in English only. The preferred spelling is US English, except in citations of works published in UK English. All non-English words found in an unabridged US English dictionary should be treated as English words.
In line with Chicago manual advice, Aurum follows the Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as a source for standard US spellings, including hyphenated and capitalized forms.
b. Capitalization of terms
Aurum Journal of Engineering Systems and Architecture follows standard US capitalization practices as per the Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (www.merriam-webster.com).
c. Capitalization of titles
Titles of published works are always to be capitalized in headline style (i.e., all the nouns and verbs, but not the articles or prepositions unless they begin a sentence or subtitle). Aurum applies this rule to Turkish titles even where the original title is in sentence style, as in French or German titles. Thus:
Raiffa, H., Schlaifer, R. Applied Statistical Decision Theory. Cambridge: Harvard
Business School, 1961.
Integer numbers in Arabic numerals are required for all items like equations, references, figures, tables, theorems, algorithms, proofs, notes, or any item you want to number across the paper. American separators for thousands (,) and decimals (.) are used. Thousands separators are not used for page numbers:
Every year, approximately 7,500 foreign flagged ships visit US ports, carrying the bulk of shipments into the US, including 175 billion gallons of oil and other fuels.
The transportation industry made $56 billion revenue out of port service operations, whereas federal, state, and local agencies were able to collect $16.1 billion of taxes.
Wein, L. M., Wilkins, A.H., Baveja, M., and Flynn, S. “Preventing the importation of illicit nuclear materials in shipping containers,” Risk Analysis, 26(3), 1377–1393, 2006.
Numbers higher than 999,999 are written out with a combination of decimal numbers and words: The market for digital games grew 8 percent from 2014 to $61 billion, according to a new
report from gaming intelligence firm SuperData Research.
In the main text, tables, charts, and figures the abbreviated symbol % for percentages may be used.
Ranges of dates or page numbers take a single en dash (–):
Gupta, N., and Kumar, S. “Stochastic comparisons of component and system redundancies with dependent component,” Oper. Res. Lett., 42, 284–289, 2014.
List only those references that are cited in the text. References in the text should be cited by the author’s surname and the year of publication, for example Brown (2013). If the reference has two or three authors, cite all the authors’ surnames and the year of publication, for example Brown, Kaplan and Jenkins (2004). If the reference has three or more authors, cite the first author’s surname followed by et al. and the year of publication – Brown et al. (2005).
If there is more than one reference by the same author with the same year of publication, the first citation appearing in the text would read Brown (2006a), the second citation would read Brown (2006b), etc. At the end of the paper list references alphabetically by the last name of the first author. Examples are provided below. For journal articles:
Wortman, M.A., G-A. Klutke, and H. Ayhan. 1994. A maintenance strategy for systems subject to deterioration governed by random shocks. IEEE Transactions on Reliability (43) 3, 439-445.
Bersekas, D.P. 1999. Nonlinear Programming. Athena Scientific, Belmont.
For conference proceedings:
Bakır, N.O., and E. Kardeş. 2011. A stochastic game model on container security. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA.
For chapters in a book:
Maybury, M.T. 2001. Intelligent user interfaces for all. In User interfaces for all: Concepts, methods and tools ed. C. Stephanidis. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ, 65-80.
For working papers:
Gehrig, T., W. Güth, and R. Levinsky. 2003. “Ultimatum offers and the role of transparency: An experimental study of information acquisition”. Working Paper No. 16-2003, Max-Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems, Jena, Germany.
For technical reports:
Kwon, O.K., and R.H. Pletcher. 1981. “Prediction of the incompressible flow over a rearward-facing step”. Technical Report No. HTL-26, CFD-4, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
For online articles:
Isidore, C. 2002. Hope in West Coast port talks. In CNN Money, available in http://money.cnn.com/2002/10/02/news/economy/ports/, last accessed September, 2009.