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Author Guidelines

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies. Authors need to register with the journal before submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the process. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Science and ICT
  • Traffic and Transportation Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Logistics, Distribution, and Warehousing
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Multidisciplinary (Science, Engineering and Technology)
  • Interdisciplinary Applications

There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to evaluate a manuscript (Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Main Text, Conclusions, References).  Only when your article is at the revision stage, you will be requested to put your article in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article. However, we recommend you to use the Microsoft Word template to format your article. To download the relevant template and instructions, please follow the link: MANUSCRIPT WORD TEMPLATE.  

Note: There are no article submission and processing charges for the next issue (vol. 3, no. 2).

Article Types

Science, Engineering and Technology accepts the following article types:

  • Research Article: High-quality scientific contributions that face the challenging research topics listed in the aim & scope section of the journal. These article should present well-rounded studies reporting innovative advances that further knowledge about a topic. They might include new results and discoveries on those topics or short surveys/tutorials. The conclusions for this article type should be supported by the results. Authors are encoured to use a standard format called IMRAD (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion). 
  • Review Article: Review Articles provide a comprehensive summary of research on a certain topic, and a perspective on the state of the field and where it is heading. The review article should include a critical assessment of the works cited, explanations of conflicts in the literature, and an analysis of the field. The conclusion must discuss in detail the limitations of current knowledge, future directions to be pursued in research, and the overall importance of the topic.
  • Case Study: Articles focus on the description of experimental demonstrators and use cases, which are relevant to journal's scope. A goal of case studies is to make other researchers aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur.

Article Structure

All sections must be numbered properly with descriptive titles. The structure of an article typically includes the following sections: 

  • Title page: This includes the title of the article, the names and affiliations of the authors, the corresponding author information, and license information.
  • Abstract: A brief summary of the article, usually around 150 to 250 words. This section is a self-contained and citation-free text that succinctly summarizes the objectives, the methodology employed, the main findings, and the principal results of the study. Do not include figures, tables, equations, or references to other parts of the article. 
  • Keywords: A list of 4-6 keywords separated by a comma that describe the topic of the article. Keyword search results are directly related to the quality of the keywords that you choose. Therefore, it is important to include the most relevant keywords that will help other authors find your article.
  • Introduction: This section provides an overview of the topic and explains the motivation for the research. In this section, the authors need to state the objectives of the article and provide adequate background information. Authors must ensure to describe the problem and objectives as clearly as possible. 
  • Literature review (optional): A detailed survey of the relevant literature on the topic.
  • Main text (Results, Discussion,..): The findings of the research. A discussion of the significance of the results and how they relate to the broader field.
  • Conclusion: A summary of the article and its contributions. The conclusion section contains the most important outcome of the article that has been drawn from the results and subsequent discussion. This section should be written continuously with running sentences that normally includes the main outcome of the research work, its application, limitations, and recommendations. The conclusion might contain some future research directions. Do not simply summarize the points already made in the body text. Instead, interpret your findings at a higher level of abstraction. Do not use any subheadings, citations, and references to other parts of the article. Also, do not replicate the abstract or introduction.
  • Nomenclature (optional): A list of symbols, abbreviations, and terms used in the article. Articles with many symbols should have a nomenclature that conforms to the system of standard international (SI) units. If one is used, it must contain all the symbols used in the article. The nomenclature section should provide a comprehensive list of all technical terms, symbols, and abbreviations used in the article, along with their definitions and explanations. It should be organized in alphabetical order, with each item listed along with its corresponding definition. The nomenclature or the definition of technical terms, symbols, and abbreviations should be placed in a separate section, usually titled "Nomenclature" or "Abbreviations and Acronyms". This section typically appears after the main body of the text – after the conclusion and before the references section.
  • Acknowledgments (optional): Any acknowledgments of people or organizations that contributed to the research. It should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. 
  • Author contribution roles (optional): We recommend to include the author's contribution roles at the end of the paper (before the list of references) or in the cover letter. Authors can have multiple roles such as conceptualization, data collecting, formal analysis, methodology, project administration, supervision, validation, visualization, technical support, writing, review and editing, software development, etc.
  • Appendix (optional): Any supplementary materials that support the research. The appendix is an optional section that can contain details and data supplemental to the main text - for example, explanations of experimental details that would disrupt the flow of the main text but remain crucial to understanding and reproducing the research shown; figures of replicates for experiments of which representative data is shown in the main text can be added here if brief, or as Supplementary data. Therefore, an appendix contains data that cannot be placed in the main document and has references in the original copy or file. Mathematical proofs of results not central to the article can be added as an appendix. The Appendix should be placed after the references section. Appendices can be organized into sections, e.g. Appendix A, Appendix B, etc. Each appendix begins on a new page. The appendix appears after the Reference list. Each appendix begins on a new page. If you only have one appendix, label it Appendix. If you have more than one appendix, name the first appendix Appendix A, the second appendix Appendix B, etc. In the appendices, Figures, Tables, etc. should be labeled starting with “A” - e.g., Figure A1, Figure A2, Table A1, Table A2, etc. If an appendix consists entirely of a single table or figure, simply use the appendix label to refer to the table or figure. For example, if Appendix C is just a table, refer to the table as “Appendix C,” and don’t add an additional label or title for the table itself. All appendix sections must be cited in the main text. If you want to refer specifically to a table or figure from an appendix in the main text, use the table or figure’s label (e.g. “see Table A3”).
  • References: Articles should appropriately acknowledge the surrounding literature for the topic. A list of all the sources cited in the article. The authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa. Authors are expected to check the original source reference for accuracy. Do not use grey literature (unauthentic websites, news portals, social media, Wikipedia, etc.) as a reference. Authors should include sufficient recent (last 5 years) references in the article. A full corresponding reference is listed at the end of the article. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in the text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (for example, “The theory was first put forward in 1986 [1]” or “…as discussed in many reports [2]-[5]”). The use of a reference manager (e.g. Mendeley, Endnote, Word References Manager, etc.) is encouraged. Some useful tools for checking references: https://apps.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery and https://edit.paperpal.com/manuscript. Below are examples of styles for reference.

Periodicals (Journals):

[1] Author, “Name of article,” Title of Periodical, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbrev. Month, year.

Conferences and Proceedings:

[1] Author, “Title of article,” in Abbreviated Name of the Conf., (location of the conference is optional), (Month and day(s) if provided) year, pp. xxx-xxx.

Books:

[1] Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of Published Book, edition (if not first). City of Publisher, Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, pp. xxx–xxx.

Books (Online):

[1] Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of Published Book, xth ed. The City of Publisher, State, Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx. [Online]. Available: http://setjournal.com

Patent:

[1] Author, “Title of patent,” U.S. Patent x xxx, Abbrev. Month, day, year

Thesis and Dissertations:

[1] Author, “Title of dissertation,” Ph.D. dissertation, Department, University, City, Country, year.

Additional recommendations for writing the article:

  • Articles should be headed by a concise but informative title that reflects the subject of the article.
  • Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used in the text, even after they have already been defined in the abstract, for example, “Information and Communications Technology (ICT)”. Abbreviations should be used consistently throughout the text.
  • Footnotes should not be used. Instead, try to integrate the footnote information into the text. Please, do not edit the header and footer from this template.
  • Articles should appropriately acknowledge the surrounding literature for the topic.
  • Figures and tables must be numbered properly in the article in consecutive order. They must be explained within the text by referring to the corresponding number (for example, Figure 1 shows a relationship between science, engineering, and technology). The figure caption shall be concise and placed below the figure while the table caption shall be placed above the table. Figures must be of good resolution.
  • Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
  • The nomenclature, the abbreviations, the abstract, the keywords, the acknowledgments, and the references should not be included in section numbering.
  • Mathematical expressions have to be numbered consecutively for ease of discussion and reference in the text.  Therefore, equations are numbered by Arabic numerals in parenthesis on the right margin of the text. In the text an equation is referenced by its number in parenthesis, e.g. "... from Eq. (1) follows ...". Math equations shall be submitted as editable text, not as images. Symbols are to be presented in italics and defined immediately after the equation. Do not duplicate the symbol description when it is used repeatedly in two or more equations.
  • The use of SI units and their standard symbols and abbreviations is encouraged. Put unit symbols in figures, tables, and descriptions of equation symbols into square brackets, i.e., [m/s]. A space should always be inserted between a number and the unit, except for the degree symbol. Be consistent in using unit symbols throughout your article. To avoid confusion with math symbols, do not italicize unit symbols.
  • Code blocks: Format your code blocks in a clear and readable manner. Use consistent indentation, appropriate syntax highlighting (if possible), and concise comments to explain complex sections or algorithms. Decide on a numbering scheme that aligns with the overall structure of your article. You could use a sequential numbering system (e.g., Code 1, Code 2, Code 3), or you could tie the numbering to sections or chapters if your article is organized that way (e.g., Code 2.1, Code 2.2, etc.). Whenever you refer to a specific piece of code in your article, use the corresponding code number in the text. For example, "In Code 2, we implement the sorting algorithm." Therefore, present code as separate blocks within the text. Use a monospace font for the code to differentiate it from the regular text. Include appropriate syntax highlighting to make the code more readable. Code blocks can be used for small code snippets or to showcase specific sections of larger codebases. 
  • It is important that the grammar and spelling of your article are correct. Please proofread the article. Avoid contractions; for example, write “do not” instead of “don’t.” You may write in the first person singular or plural and use the active voice (“I observed that ...” or “We observed that ...” instead of “It was observed...”). Some useful tools for proofreading: https://www.grammarly.com and https://edit.paperpal.com

More information and additional instructions and tips can be found in the prepared template.

Article Submission

Article should be submitted using the online submission service by following the instructions given on the submission website. The following link contains a video tutorial for submitting the article: link. If you experience difficulty uploading large files, please contact the editorial office for assistance.

The corresponding author must ensure that all authors have seen and approved the article and meet the criteria for authorship. The corresponding author who submits the article should add all other authors in the correct order.

It is recommended that all authors provide an ORCID identifier during the article submission process. Entering your ORCID ID at submission will help identify you and distinguish you and your academic work from others. If you do not already have an ORCID ID, you can register at www.orcid.org

Conflict of Interests

The Science, Engineering and Technology journal requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their article. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to disclose with the submission all pertinent commercial and other relationships.

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Suggesting potential reviewers

It is recommended that you suggest potential reviewers for your article. Please provide e-mail addresses, areas of expertise, and information that will help the Editor to verify the identity of the reviewer (e.g. link to ORCID/WoS/Scopus/Scholar profile). Intentionally falsifying information, e.g. suggesting reviewers with a false name or e-mail address, will result in the rejection of your article and may impact future submissions. You can use the "Comments for the Editor" option or upload a document to recommend potential reviewers.

Peer Review

Science, Engineering and Technology journal operates under a double-blind peer-review model. All submitted article go through a review process to ensure the proper quality of the published articles.  Some of the most important criteria for evaluating the acceptance of an article are: scope, originality (novelty), article structure, methods, technical correctness, referencing, content clarity, results, value to readers, etc. We advice authors to check off their submission's  according to the main criteria to check the quality of the work.

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Plagiarism Policy

Authors submitting to Science, Engineering and Technology  journal accept the common terms of publication ethics and confirm that the article is an original research contribution with the references properly cited in the article. The authors should ensure that they have submitted the original work, and if the authors have used the work of others, that appropriate citation is provided. 

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After Acceptance

After your article is accepted, it will be assessed by the Copyeditor to ensure it is ready for production. You may be contacted if any updates or final files are required. Otherwise, your article will be sent to the production team.

 

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Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The article has not been previously published, is not currently submitted for review to any other journal or conference, and will not be submitted elsewhere before one decision is made.
  • I understand the Copyright Policy and Publication Ethics of the journal, and I confirm that all the authors have approved the manuscript for submission.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and all references have been provided.
  • We complied with ethical writing best practices including ethical use of AI tools according to Publication Ethics.
  • Ensure that you selected the appropriate article type when making your submission (Research Article, Review Article, and Case Study).
  • Optional (not required) - You can prepare a Cover letter that includes the following information: - an explanation of why your manuscript should be published in SET Journal. - an explanation of any issues relating to journal policies. - a declaration of any potential competing interests - an author contribution roles - reviewer recommendation - other useful information
  • Optional (not required) - Please, suggest potential reviewers for your article. Provide their names, email, affiliations, areas of expertise, and identy confirmation data (e.g. link to ORCID or WoS/Scopus/Scholar). You can use the "Comments for the Editor" option or Cover Letter or upload a document to recommend potential reviewers.
  • The submission file is in editable (Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF) document file format. Microsoft Word template for all article types are available and authors are encouraged to use it when preparing manuscripts.

Privacy Statement

Authors should see the author guidelines for the handling of submissions and related data. We collect the contact information in order to supply the requested service, and to manage the provision of these services. Data is stored securely in accordance with current rules and regulations.

Therefore, the names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for editorial workflow and procedures related to article submission and journal's mailing list for dissemination of Table of Contents and relevant information (users may update their preferences or unsubscribe after receving the first email). The names and emails will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

You may request details of the information held about you, or changes to or deletion of that information, by writing to the journal office at info@setjournal.com.