- ARTICLE TYPES
- ARTICLE PREPARATION
- CHANGE OF AUTHORSHIP
- REVISED SUBMISSION
- PUBLICATION FEES
Mansoura Engineering Journal is the official journal of the Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt. It is a peer-reviewed journal. The Journal has a Print ISSN: 1110-0923 and an Online ISSN. 2735-4202. The journal is also published online, and it is open access.
Mansoura Engineering Journal publishes six issues, one volume per year of peer-reviewed scientific research articles in the fields of Mathematics and Engineering Physics, Architectural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Systems, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Production Engineering and Mechanical Design, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Power Engineering, Textile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Infrastructure and Public Works Engineering, Irrigation and Hydraulics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management & Technology, Industrial Engineering, and all interdisciplinary fields of Engineering Sciences such as (but not limited to) Mechatronics, Biomedical Engineering, Photonics, Renewable Energy, and Nanotechnology Applications in all fields of engineering.
The journal publishes original and unpublished research articles, case studies, and state of the art papers. It seeks original research efforts based on theoretical or experimental work that fills the gap in current knowledge.
Manuscripts must be submitted in the English language, except Architectural Engineering can be submitted in either Arabic (with English abstract) or English.
Mansoura Engineering Journal accepts and publishes the following article types: original studies, review articles, editorials, case studies, and technical notes.
- Original Study:
- Case Study:
- Technical Note:
An article introducing original research, including theoretical exposition, extensive data, and in-depth critical evaluation.
An article that presents the opinion of the Editor.
A review article, sometimes also called state of the art, is an article that summarizes the current state of understanding on a topic comprehensively. It analyzes or discusses research previously published by others. It should include a critical evaluation of existing data, defined topics or emerging fields of investigation, or critical issues of concern.
An article reports specific instances and consequences of an engineered system due to phenomena such as failures, unexpected behaviors, accidents, etc.
A short article describes briefly a specific development, technique or procedure with the focus on one particular idea, hypothesis, method or product.
Peer Review Process
Mansoura Engineering Journal is devoted to peer-review integrity with the highest standards of review. Each received manuscript is initially evaluated for suitability to the journal by the editor. Then it is double-blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous reviewers. All papers are evaluated by at least two referees, who are experts in their fields.
- Cover Letter
When you submit your article to the Journal, you need to include a cover letter. You should explain to the editorial office staff and Editor-in-Chief what makes your research original and important, you should also include information on the manuscript's prior publication or previous rejection by another journal. A good cover letter helps your manuscript being a good fit for the journal you are submitting.
Here is some important information you should mention in your cover letter:
- Editor’s name (when known).
- Name of the journal to which you are submitting.
- Your manuscript title.
- Article type (review, research, case study, etc.).
- Submission date.
- Corresponding author contact information.
- Statement that your paper has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration by another journal and that all authors have approved of and have agreed to submit the manuscript to this journal.
- The corresponding author of a manuscript should confirm that he/she “had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis as well as the decision to submit for publication.”
Your article should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; introduction; materials and methods; results; discussion; acknowledgments; references; appendices (if applicable); table(s) and figure(s).
Main manuscript should not include the authors' names or affiliations in any part of the file. The manuscript should be one column format and 1.5-line spacing with line numbering as well as paper page numbers. The authors' names and affiliations should only be in the "Title Page."
The title page should have the article title, author names and affiliations, and the corresponding author.
Title: should be informative and concise. Abbreviations should be avoided in the titles.
Author names and affiliations: should be provided in the title page with the right order of the authors according to their contribution in the article. Present the authors' affiliation addresses in a footnote. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author: It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to handle all correspondence during refereeing, publication as well as after-publication. E-mail address, the complete postal address, and telephone number of the corresponding author should be provided.
Present/permanent address: If an author has moved since the work presented in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a "Present address" (or "Permanent address") may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address.
The abstract must be structured to briefly describe the research objective, research methods, main results and the main finding conclusions. Please avoid citing references and minimize the use of abbreviations in the abstract. The length should not be more than 250 words for Review and Original Articles and not more than 150 words for Case Studies.
The authors must provide between three and six keywords, which must not be part of the title of the paper.
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Provide enough details that allow other researchers to reproduce the research work. Any already published methods should be referenced. Only relevant modifications should be described.
The results of the research article should be presented in a clear and concise manner.
This part should present the significance of the results of the research work, not repeat them. The results and discussion sections may also be combined in one section.
The main conclusions of the study are presented in a concise manner and can be accompanied by a short summary of the conducted research. A section that provides the study limitations may also be presented.
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.
The Acknowledgment should be uploaded in a separate word file and not included in the main manuscript. Acknowledge any persons or agencies who provided help during the research.
We encourage authors to submit an author statement outlining their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant roles:
- Study conception or design of the work.
- Data collection and tools
- Data analysis and interpretation
- Funding acquisition
- Project administration
- Statistical analysis
- Drafting the article
- Critical revision of the article
- Final approval of the version to be published
The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the descriptions are accurate and agreed by all authors.
Use the Harvard Reference style. Every reference cited in the text should appear in the reference list and vice versa.
J. Attapangittya, “Social studies in gibberish,” Quarterly Review of Doublespeak, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 9-10, 2003.
Use of EndNote, the reference management software, is highly recommended for easy management and formatting of citations and reference lists, the following link is the direct link of Endnote (https://endnote.com/). Please download the following tutorials and English and Arabic to guide you on how to deal with this software, and unify your reference according to the above-selected style.
How to deal with Endnote- English language
How to deal with Endnote- Arabic language
Figures should be of high quality. Ensure that each figure has a caption (a brief title).
Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text or figures. It is important that the data in the table are easily understood without reference to the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters, if needed. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.
All equations should be editable.
Please use the (SI) International System of Units.
There are no word limits for papers in this journal, except for the abstract as indicated before.
Papers may be submitted in Word format. Authors need to follow the above instructions when preparing their manuscripts for submission. Your manuscript should be free of grammatical and spelling mistakes.
CHANGE OF AUTHORSHIP
Any changes in authorship (including changes in corresponding authors) of a submission must be approved in writing (use ink) by all original authors. The Change of Authorship Form may be used to obtain this approval. For avoidance of doubt, a change in authorship includes: addition of author(s), removal of author(s), change in author order or change in corresponding author.
Please return/upload this form, fully completed, to the Journals Editorial Office. The Journal will consider the information you have provided to decide whether to approve the proposed change in authorship. The Journal may decide to contact your institution for more information or undertake a further investigation, if appropriate, before making a final decision.
When you revise your manuscript, upload your revised submissions including the following files:
- Revised manuscript:
Clarifying the changes you have made since the original submission by using the "Track Changes" option in Microsoft Word. Upload this as a "Revised Article with Changes Highlighted" file.
- Response to reviewers:
Type the specific points made by each reviewer. Include your responses to all the reviewers' and editors' comments and list the changes you have made to the manuscript. Upload this document as a "Response to reviewers" file.
- Revised manuscript (clean copy):
Upload a clean copy of your revised manuscript with names, which does not show your changes. Upload this as your "Manuscript" file.
Currently, there are no Article Processing Charges (APC) for publication of the journal on all submissions since 1/1/2023.