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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
    Where available, URLs for the references have been provided
  • The following are the Article Processing Charges charged by the journal for accepted manuscripts;
    USD 140 (International Corresponding Author) or RM500 (Malaysian Corresponding Author)
  • Please upload Ethical Agreement form during submission process.
  • Please upload atleast two prospective reviewers names (Name, affiliation, e-mail address and country).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file based on Journal Template Format. Failed to comply will results immidiate rejection.

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. 2. Proposed Reviewers Name (During submission of manuscript, Authors need to upload three proposed reviewers name with email, affiliation and country in a separate document.  

* 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).

* Other files such as, Ethical Agreement form, Proposed Reviewer form should be submitted along with the manuscript.

Downloadable Files

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

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

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


Submission process (Revised manuscript based on reviewers' comments)

* Submitting author should log in IIUM EJ.

* Upload the revised manuscript as an Article text

 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.  

Article types 

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.

·         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


 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.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.


Author AA,  Author BB (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number: page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or

Author AA,  Author BB (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number: page range. Retrieved from

 Soleimani N, Mohabati Mobarez A, Farhangi B. Cloning, expression and purification flagellar sheath adhesion of Helicobacter pylori in Escherichia coli host as a vaccination target. Clin Exp Vaccine Res. 2016 Jan;5(1):19-25.


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 []


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