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Author Guidelines

General information

Submission process (Initial Submission)

Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf based on journal template. The submitting author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review.

* The submitting author is required to complete, sign and upload the Ethical Agreement form.

Authors are required to submit names, affiliations, and email addresses of two reviewers (in a seperate page) related to the subject of the manuscript. 

* To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, IIUM Engineering Journal encourages online submission. The website uses a journal management and publishing system that assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. The submission process is compatible with latest version of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and with most other modern web browsers. It can be used from PC, Mac, or Unix platforms.

* Main manuscript should be submitted (MSWord *.docx format) in Step 2 (Step 2: Upload Submission) of the submission process.

* Other files such as, Ethical Agreement form, Proposed Reviewer form should be submitted in Step 4 (Step 4: Upload Suplimentary Files) of the submission process.

Journal Sections

Chemical and Biotechnology Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical, Computer and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mathematics and Applied Science
Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechatronics and Automation Engineering

Contributions from other areas of Engineering and Applied Science are also welcome.

Downloadable Files

1. Ethical Agreement (EA) form (Authors need to submit along with the manuscript submission as a supplementary document.)

2. Proposed Reviewers Form (During submission of manuscript, Authors need to submit the completed form as a supplementary document with three proposed reviewers with all the information.)

3. Download manuscript template (Authors need to follow the template in preparing their manuscript.)

4. Response to reviewers template (Authors need to follow the template in responding to the reviewers' comments.)

5. Do’s and Don’t’s list (Some suggestions to the authors.)


Submission process (Revised manuscript based on reviewers' comments)

* Submitting author should log in IIUM EJ.

* Click on 'Active' link.

* Click on the title of the manuscript or the Status link.

* On the top of the appeared page, make sure you are in Review section by clicking on the 'REVIEW' link.

* At the bottom of the page, under 'EDITOR DECISION', click on 'Chose file' button to chose your updated manuscript and click on 'Upload' button to upload.

 Authors are also required to submit Reviewer response along with revised manuscript

Replying to reviewers’ comments

* Authors  are requested to use the Response to reviewers template. Please also read through the Do’s and Don’t’s list here

 How to submit 'Response to Reviewers Form' and other supplementary forms

* Click on the title of the manuscript or the Status link.

* On the top of the appeared page, make sure you are in Summary section by clicking on the 'SUMMARY' link.

* Please click on 'ADD A SUPPLEMENTARY FILE' link to upload files/forms.



Publication Charges for IIUM Engineering Journal:

Beginning April 1, 2017, a fee of RM 350.00 (including GST) will be imposed as processing charges for each accepted manuscript and submitted to IIUM EJ on and after this date. 
The fee covers the cost of language editing, translation of abstracts, copyediting, and other editorial expenses.


Manuscripts submitted prior to this date will not incur any charges.

Payment can be made here.


Preparing main manuscript text

File formats 

* For ease in double blind reviews and editing process, IIUM EJ accepts only MSWord (*.docx) files for submitted manuscript.

Other Mandatory files (Ethical agreement form, Reviewer response, and Suggestion for reviewers) could be either in MSWord or PDF format.

Article types 

When submitting your manuscript, you will be asked to assign one of the following types to your article:

  • New Technology
  • Review
  • Hypothesis
  • Short Report
  • Case Study
  • Research

Please read the descriptions of each of the article types, choose which is appropriate for your article and structure it accordingly. If in doubt, your manuscript should be classified as a Research article, the structure for which is described below.

 Manuscripts for research articles submitted to IIUM EJ should be divided into the following sections:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Background/ Introduction
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Methods
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Figure legends (if any)
  • Tables and captions (if any)

* You can download a template (Mac and Windows compatible; Microsoft Word 2007/2010) for your article.


All references must be numbered consecutively, in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends. New Times Roman, font size 11. Each reference must have an individual reference number. Please avoid excessive referencing. If automatic numbering systems are used, the reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission. 

Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited; unpublished abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text. Notes/footnotes are not allowed. Obtaining permission to quote personal communications and unpublished data from the cited author(s) is the responsibility of the author. Citations in the reference list should contain all named authors, regardless of how many there are. There should usually be no more than 50 references per article. 

Article within a journal

1.      Koonin EV, Altschul SF, Bork P. (1996) BRCA1 protein products: functional motifs. Nat Genet., 13:266-267.

 If issue number is essential to be included, the format shall be  vol(issue no):pp

Article within a journal supplement 

2.      Orengo CA, Bray JE, Hubbard T, LoConte L, Sillitoe I. (1999) Analysis and assessment of ab initio three-dimensional prediction, secondary structure, and contacts prediction. Proteins , Suppl 3:149-170.

In press article 

3.      Kharitonov SA, Barnes PJ. (in press). Clinical aspects of exhaled nitric oxide. Eur Respir J.

Published abstract

4.      Zvaifler NJ, Burger JA, Marinova-Mutafchieva L, Taylor P, Maini RN. (1999) Mesenchymal cells, stromal derived factor-1 and rheumatoid arthritis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum., 42:s250.

Article within conference proceedings 

5.      Jones X. (1996) Zeolites and synthetic mechanisms. In Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996; Baltimore. Edited by Smith Y. Stoneham, Butterworth-Heinemann; pp 16-27.

Book chapter, or article within a book 

6.       Schnepf E. (1993) From prey via endosymbiont to plastids: Comparative studies in dinoflagellates. In Origins of Plastids. Volume 2. 2nd edition. Edited by Lewin RA. New York, Chapman and Hall; pp 53-76.

Whole issue of journal

7.      Ponder B, Johnston S, Chodosh L. (Eds)(1998) Innovative oncology. In Breast Cancer Res., 10:1-72.

Whole conference proceedings

8.      Smith Y (Ed) (1996) Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996; Baltimore. Stoneham, Butterworth-Heinemann.

Complete book

9.      Margulis L. (1970) Origin of Eukaryotic Cells. New Haven, Yale University Press.

Monograph or book in a series

10.    Hunninghake GW, Gadek JE. (1995) The alveolar macrophage. In Cultured Human Cells and Tissues. Edited by Harris TJR. New York, Academic Press; pp 54-56. [Stoner G (Series Editor): Methods and Perspectives in Cell Biology, vol 1.]

Book with institutional author

11.    Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification. (1999) Annual Report. London.

PhD thesis

12.    Kohavi R. (1995) Wrappers for performance enhancement and oblivious decision graphs. PhD thesis. Stanford University, Computer Science Department.

Link / URL

13.    Mouse Tumor Biology Database []



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Make sure that the EA form and Proposed Reviewers Form are completed, signed, and uploaded as supplementary documents.

  2. Strictly follow the Journal Template for preparing your manuscript. Do not use tables for equation formation.
  3. In the submission process please make sure that the names of all contributing authors/co-authors are added/included in the Author list.
  4. While entering information about the manuscript in the submission process, please follow the following conventions,

    ** UPPERCASE for journal title,
    ** Capitalize each word for Authors and Co-authors,
    ** Sentence case for Abstract.

    For Example:

    First Name* :   Amir
    Middle Name : Akramin
    Last Name* : Shafie
    Abstract : This is an example line. The abstract should be in sentence case. For preparation of your manuscript, please follow the Manuscript Template which can be found in Authors Guidelines page.

  5. During the submission process please provide a formatted list of references which are cited in the manuscript. Please separate individual references with a blank line.

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