Writing Rules

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes 4 issues per year without special subject volumes.

Reviewing Process

International Journal of Automotive Science and Technology uses Single-Blind Reviewing process. This means that the reviewer identities are concealed from the authors throughout the review process. Reviewers will not be influenced by the authors because reviewer anonymity allows for impartial decisions.


Papers must be prepared in English. The accepted paper should be prepared in two columns. The main text of the manuscript must be written in Times New Roman, font 10, 12-point line spacing. The font size, line spacing, and margin of the template must not be altered. Authors can use template document to prepare the manuscript to submission. Authors can find and download this Microsoft Word document from the website of the journal, www.ijastech.org. Other submission versions will not be accepted, so, the manuscript could not go further to reviewing process.

Main sections and subsections should be numbered consecutively. All of the references given at the end of the paper that listed consecutively should be cited in the main text with numerals in a square bracket [1, 2-5].

The paper is divided into three parts. The first part includes the title, author’s name, abstract, and keywords. The second part is the main body of the paper that includes the references and nomenclature. The third part is the author’s profile.

Sections must also be edited in double column. Tables and figures should be located at the top or bottom of the columns if possible. Tables should be prepared in font 9. If any table of figure is large than one column, figure or table can be located at the bottom or top of the page with one column. Figures must have at least 300 dpi resolution. Black and white or colored figures are acceptable. Each table and figure should be cited in the text.

Manuscript Template

Authors must declare that there is no conflict of interest in the study.

Authors should fill the "Acknowledgement" section to thank their funders.

Authors must present CRediT taxonomy (Contributor Roles Taxonomy [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/leap.1210]) when there are two or more authors.

The corresponding author is expected to present CRediT details that provide the opportunity to share an accurate and detailed description of the authors' contributions to the published article.

The role(s) of all authors must be listed, using 14 relevant categories in CRediT taxonomy.

Authors may have contributed in multiple roles.

This information must be provided after the authors' short bios.

The roles of authors may be classified as the followings, but not limited to:

Conceptualization          : Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims.
Data curation                   : Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including                                                                                         software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later re-use.
Formal analysis            : Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize                                                                                                     study data.
Funding acquisition       : Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.
Investigation                        : Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence                                                                   collection.
Methodology                           : Development or design of methodology; creation of models.
Project administration : Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution.
Resources                                 : Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation,                                                                     computing resources, or other analysis tools.
Software                                       : Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and                                                                                    supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components.
Supervision                         : Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship                                                                  external to the core team.
Validation                                    : Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of                                                                  results/experiments and other research outputs.
Visualization                         : Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation.
Writing - original draft : Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including                                                                    substantive translation).
Writing - review & editing : Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group,                                                                             specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages.

The corresponding author may use the following example to state author contributions as authorship credits:

Hamit Solmaz: Conceptualization, Supervision, H. Serdar Yücesu: Conceptualization, Writing-original draft, Validation, Alper Calam: Data curation, Formal analysis, Emre Yılmaz: Writing-original draft, writing-review&editing, software.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/leap.1210

References should be listed at the end of the paper in font 9. They should be numbered consecutively and referred in square brackets. While referring a journal paper, volume, number, page numbers and year must be given. From 2021, the reference list should be prepared using the Vancouver referencing style. Attention!: Article citations should demonstrate the integration of the published work in the scholarly community and surrounding research field. Articles reporting lists of references citing non scholarly documents, such as, webpages, blogs, commercial products, manuals of any device or software as well as references that cannot be accessed, are not acceptable.

[1] Setiyo M, Waluyo B. Mixer with Secondary Venturi: An Invention for the First-Generation LPG Kits. Int J Automot Sci Technol. 2019;3(1):21–26.

[2] Can Ö, Öztürk E, Solmaz H, Aksoy F, Çinar C, Yücesu HS. Combined effects of soybean biodiesel fuel addition and EGR application on the combustion and exhaust emissions in a diesel engine. Appl Therm Eng. 2016;95:115–124.

[3] Sezer İ. A review study on the using of diethyl ether in diesel engines: Effects on CO emissions. Int J Automot Sci Technol. 2019;3(1):6–20.

[4] İlker Ö, Kul BS, Ciniviz M. A Comparative Study of Ethanol and Methanol Addition Effects on Engine Performance , Combustion and Emissions in the SI Engine. Int J Automot Sci Technol. 2020;4(2):59–69.

[5] Solouk A, Shakiba-Herfeh M, Kannan K, Solmaz H, Dice P, Bidarvatan M, et al. Fuel Economy Benefits of Integrating a Multi- Mode Low Temperature Combustion (LTC) Engine in a Series Extended Range Electric Powertrain. In: SAE Technical Papers. 2016.

[6] Gupta HN. Fundamentals of internal combustion engines. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.; 2012.

Manuscript Temptale

International Journal of Automotive Science and Technology (IJASTECH) is published by Society of Automotive Engineers Turkey