Cilt: 4 - Sayı: 2, 30.12.2021

Yıl: 2021

Usak University Journal of Engineering Sciences (UUJES) aims to publish qualitative peer-reviewed papers within wide scope of principle and/or interdisciplinary engineering branches. The journal also aims to take attention of engineering researchers with good-quality publications. It is expected that serious peer-review process, careful publication process and thus regular publication of qualitative papers result in to be searched in prestigious scientific databases in a short duration.

Usak University Journal of Engineering Sciences (UUJES) publishes qualitative papers within wide scope of principle and/or interdisciplinary engineering branches as an international peer-reviewed e-journal. Submissions of theoretical and experimental works are welcomed as original research article, review article, or technical note. Scope includes all engineering branches such as Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Civil, Chemical, Mining, Geological, Material, Textile, Mechatronics, Environmental, Earthquake, Aerospace  and etc.

Instruction for authors

Please use the paper template in following link  (https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/journal/2491/file-manager/11009/download)

Authors have to sign author's statement form before the publication. This form is in following link (https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/journal-file/11010)

Manuscripts should be written in simple form and prepared according to the guidelines given here. Main text should be prepared in a standard PC-compatible word processing program (Microsoft Word).  No page limit is applied for submissions of original research articles, reviews, short communications, technical reports and letter to the editor. However, number of words in manuscript should be lower than 10000.

Article structure

Manuscripts should be typed in Cambria font, 9.5 pt. Manuscripts content should be formed in this order: Title, authors’ titles, affiliations, abstract, keywords, main text (i.e: introduction, theory, results and discussion, conclusion), acknowledgement, references, figures and tables. The gap between section titles and paragraphs, and the gap between manuscript paragraphs should be 6 nk while it should be 9,5 nk before the new section title. But, there should not be gap between lines in a paragraph.

Page layout

Standard page size is B5 (17.6 cm x 25 cm). Page margins should be adjusted as 2.1 cm from the top, right and bottom sides, and 2.7 cm from the left side.

Title page

Title page should consist of article title, authors’ title and affiliations. Aricle title must be typed in Cambria font, 12 pt, authors’ titles should be typed in Cambria font, 10 pt, and affiliations must be typed in Cambria font, 8 pt.

Titles and subtitles in main text

If subtitles are necessary, Journal suggests using subtitles with 2 stages at most.

i.e.

 1. Main title

 Text if necessary

 1.1. First stage subtitle

 Text

 1.1.1. Second stage subtitle

 Text

 Third stage subtitle. Text

Abstract

The abstract should briefly and clearly summarize main theme, aims, and contributions of the paper. Abstracts of submissions are limited to 50 words at least and 250 words at most. In title and abstract, authors should avoid to use newly or recently defined abbreviations that are unknown by most of relevant researchers.

Keywords

Minimum 3 and maximum 6 keywords should be separated by semicolons. Keywords should supply the best identification for the content of the manuscript. Authors should avoid to use multiple words as one keyword.

Figures

All photographs, graphs, charts and diagrams should be referred to as figures that are numbered sequentially. Proper position of each figure should be indicated in the manuscript and each figure should be referred in text. Figures can be located into proper places in the manuscript or in separate pages at the end of the submission. Captions of figures should be listed in a separate page after the reference list. Figure captions should briefly state the figure content.  Figure captions should be numbered according to appearance order in text and located to down-center of figures. Pictures, illustrations and photographs should be submitted in one of TIFF, JPEG or PNG formats. They should have adequate resolution to show required details that should be easily perceived by readers. Authors must ask permission for use to the copyright owners of formerly used illustrations.

Tables

Tables can be located into proper places in the manuscript or in separate pages at the end of the submission. One table should fit in one page when it is located to proper place in manuscript. Each table should be given with a brief and self-explanatory caption. Table captions should be numbered according to appearance order in text and located to top-left of the table. A list of captions for the tables should be given in a separate page after the page of figure captions.

Units and formulations

The journal prefers using SI units rather than to use British system, but British system can also be accepted. Mathematical expressions should be written in equation editor of Word program with the point size, 9.5. Indices font can be between 6 and 8 point sizes. Each formulation in text should be centered in separate line and numbered in parenthesis ( ) at the end of the line. As an easy way, it is necessary to use invisible 1x2 tables to locate formulations and relevant numbers.

Symbols

All symbols in formulations should be explained in related part of text. A list of symbols can also be given if it is necessary.  Capitals and lower case letters are used for denoting different parameters. All symbols should be typed using italic font. But, normal font should be used for mathematical numbers, sub-scripts, and super-scripts.

References

References should be given according to the numbered (Vancouver) system. References should be quoted in text by Arabic numbers in square brackets and numerically listed at the end of the article according to the order of referring in the manuscript.

Reference list

Articles, books, theses, proceedings, and Book Chapters are cited in numbered reference list as follows:

Journal articles

Author surname first name initial(s). Title of the article. Title of the journal, year; volume(issue): page interval.

1.    Ahmed N, Natarajan T and Rao KR. Discrete cosine transform, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 1974;23(1):90 – 93.

Books

Author surname first name initial(s). Title of book. Edition number (if it is not first edition). place of publication: publisher; publishing year.

2.    Timoshenko SP. Vibration problems in engineering. 2nd edition. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company; 1937.

Thesis

Author surname first name initial(s). Title of the thesis, thesis type (MSc. or Ph.D), institute submitted, place, country, year.

3.    Fletcher SG. The tempering of plain carbon steels, PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA, 1943.

Proceedings

Author surname first name initial(s). Title of the presentation. In: surname first name initials of editors. Title of proceeding book: name of conference; date of conference; place of conference. Place of publication: publisher; proceeding book publication year. p. page interval.

4.    Kandemir-Mazanoglu EC and Mazanoglu K. Parametric study on implementation of viscous dampers for adjacent buildings. In: Awrejcewicz J, Kazmierczak M, Mrozowski J and Olejnik P. Dynamical Systems: Mechatronics and Life Sciences: 13th International Conference on Dynamical Systems: Theory and Applications (DSTA 2015); 2015 Dec 6-10; Polland. Lodz: ARSA druk i Reklama; 2015. p. 313-322.

Book chapters

Author surname first name initial(s). Title of chapter. In: Editor Surname first name initial(s). Title of edited book. Edition number (if it is not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher’s name; year of publication. p. Page interval of chapter.

5.    Gillich GR, Praisach ZI, Hamat C, Gillich N and Ntakpe JL. Crack localization in L-shaped frames. In: Herisanu N and Marinca V. Acoustics and Vibration of Mechanical Structures – AVMS-2017. Berlin: Springer; 2018. p. 315-322.

Internet sources

Author surname first name initial(s)( Remove authors if they are not seen). Document title. Webpage name [Document or homepage or blog on the Internet]. Source/production information; Year of internet publication [cited year month day]. Available from: URL. 

6.    Mazanoğlu K, Kılıç E, Merter O and Yılmaz F (Remove authors if they are not seen). Author Guidelines. Usak University Journal of Engineering Sciences [Document on the Internet]. Dergipark/Usak University; 2018 [cited 2018 July 5]. Available from: http://dergipark.gov.tr/uujes/writing-rules.

Citation in text

Referring in text is done by numbers in bracket that are located to the proper place of relevant sentence as shown in following examples:

Euler–Bernoulli beam theory [1] states fundamental expression for continuous vibration analyses of thin beams.

Fourier analysis methods have been used for decades to obtain structural damages [2-5].

Recently, wavelet based analyses have become more popular through researchers who study on vibration based condition monitoring techniques [2,4,6-8].

If, on the other hand, authors’ surnames of references are needed to be quoted in text, relevant reference numbers should be in brackets located just after surnames. Following examples are given for these cases.

For the reference with single author: Mazanoglu [9] presents …….

For the reference with two authors: Mazanoglu and Sabuncu [10] introduce …….

For the reference with three or more authors: Yesilyurt et al. [11] state …….

Proofs

Corresponding authors of accepted papers receive uncorrected page proofs for final check before the publication. They should return with approval (if there is no correction) or correction remarks as soon as possible.

Ethical Principles

Usak University Journal of Engineering Sciences (UUJES) evaluates and publishes original research within wide scope of principle and/or interdisciplinary engineering branches in accordance with the ethical duties and responsibilities determined according to the guide and policies of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The ethical responsibilities and duties of publisher, editors, reviewers and authors are as follows:

Publisher

- UUJES provides open and free access to the papers published in the journal on its website.
- The publisher acknowledges that the editors are responsible for all processes of the manuscripts submitted to UUJES.
- The Publisher and the Journal do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its publishing programs, services and activities.
- The publisher protects the copyright of the authors of the papers published in UUJES and archives the papers on its website.
- Unethical issues like plagiarism and deliberative inaccurate statements are not acceptable. All articles submitted to the journal are checked for plagiarism with plagiarism detection software program.

Editors

-Disclosure and conflicts of interest:
Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent. Editors will recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers; instead, they will ask another member of the editorial staff to consider the manuscript.
-Confidentiality:
Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, potential reviewers, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
-Fair play and editorial independence:
Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation.
-Publication decisions:
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may seek advice from other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Reviewers

-Contribution to editorial decisions:
The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.
-Confidentiality:
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
-Standards of objectivity:
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
-Disclosure and conflict of interest:
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Authors

- Authors submitting a research article should provide appropriate and original results and discussions about its significance. A review and other types of article should also be concrete and not subjective.
- A paper should be written in sufficient detail with inclusion of adequate references. Proper citations of other publications must be done and necessary acknowledgement should be made in the reported work.
- All the funding sources must be mentioned in the acknowledgement part of the manuscript.
- An author should not submit the same manuscript partially (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint) or completely to more than one journal. This kind of behavior is unethical and is not accepted by the journal.
- All authors are responsible from all part of the manuscript.
- If the manuscript includes the use of animal or human subjects, necessary documents like approval of appropriate institutional committee(s) and a statement about it should be provided by the author.
- Drastic changes like enhancement, movement, removal or introduction of a feature is not acceptable for the images. These kinds of changes are accepted as unethical and necessary precautions will be taken.

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