Instructions for Authors

ASTESJ publishes original research articles, review articles, technical notes and technical reports that add significantly to the body of knowledge concerning science and technology.

Research Articles

Full-length Original Articles should include an Abstract (specifying the purpose, methods, results and conclusion), Introduction, Experimental Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Figure Captions, and Tables. Graphics, images and diagrams should be submitted separately in a high-quality original format.

Review Articles

Review articles are intended to provide an updated perspective on a certain subject that could be relevant for the readership of the journal. Review articles should include an abstract.

Technical Notes

Technical notes should not exceed ten printed pages (including figures and tables). They are the appropriate form for new findings, preliminary original results, comments on papers published in the journal, or important new records. Technical notes will be reviewed as normal papers.

Technical Reports

Technical Reports are intended to report about local, regional and international meetings, workshops and conferences, and new instrumentation and technical industrial reports.

Papers must present scientific results that are essentially new. They have to be written in English using either American or British spelling throughout. Authors who have difficulty with English should obtain the assistance of colleagues more proficient in the language in writing their manuscripts.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review. Authors should submit their manuscripts through online submission to facilitate a quicker and more efficient processing. Manuscripts that are returned to the authors for revision should be sent back within the deadlines; otherwise they will be considered withdrawn. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the authors. Papers that do not conform to the journal norms may be returned to the authors for revision before being considered for publication. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references.

To accelerate the review process, authors should include the names, departments, institutions and email addresses of two potential reviewers who should be PhD holders and have the appropriate expertise to judge the submission. Potential reviewers should belong to different institutions and different countries, and with whom authors have no conflict of interest and no joint research activities during the last two years.

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Permissions

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission

Please follow the hyper-link “Submit online” and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

  • Manuscripts should be submitted  Online Manuscript Submission and Tracking System. The manuscript must be prepared using Microsoft Word. A PDF file derived from Word may be used at the initial submission; however, the source files (MS word) of the revised manuscripts are required. PDF files are not accepted at this stage.
  • A Cover Letter may be submitted as a separate file, to clarify how the article will contribute to scientific knowledge.
  • A Letter containing the authors’ Point by Point responses to the reviewers’ comments is mandatory and should be submitted as a separate file along with the revised manuscript.
Title Page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

 

Abstract
Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

 

Keywords
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word. It should be doubled column. The template of journal is given on website.

Headings

Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.

Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.