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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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

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The NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences (NJES) publishes original contributions on all aspects of engineering sciences. The journal is originally intended to serve as a platform for publication of international quality peer-reviewed research work in the relevant field. Submission of a manuscript implies that it is not being simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere and that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication. NJES aims to provide a rapid channel for publication of full-length papers on engineering sciences. For the sake of efficient communication, authors are requested to formulate their results in a concise and compact form. Each paper should be self-contained properly introduced, with references to published work and fully documented with adequate source materials.


Paper General Requirements

The title page should contain

(1) Title of the article (not more than 200 characters), center justified. bold. "Times New Roman, 14 point"

(2) Name(s) of the Author(s) (not more than 10), information about the corresponding author, affiliation(s), addresses, center justified "Times New Roman, 12 point"

(3) Abstract. Keywords 5 to 10

(4) Start of the main text, justified, "Times New Roman, 12 point".

The rest of the pages would contain the main text, Acknowledgements (if applicable). Appendices, References, Figures with captions, Tables with captions, justified, "Times New Roman, 12 point". All headings should be flushed with left margin. "Times New Roman, 12 point, bold".

Editors reserve the right to adjust style to ensure standards of uniformity. All texts should be submitted in Microsoft Word; no other format is acceptable.

Corresponding/main author

Please indicate clearly who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and post-publication. Please ensure that telephone and fax numbers are provided in addition to e-mail and postal address. Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors.


The abstract should consist of about 250 words, describing background, objectives, methods and results. The format of abstract is described under general requirements.


Under this heading n, please state the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study. Please provide the relevant references only; do not include data or conclusions in this section.


Identify the method of investigation, relevance and equipment used, with information about the model and manufacturer. Please also provide reference to the earlier work and enough details to allow subsequent investigations on the subject. Please do specify each starting material, chemicals, raw material, chemical equations, process and scientific justifications.

Results and discussion

The results should be presented in a logical sequence. Tables and figures should be numbered and inserted close to the point of discussion. The captions for tables should be sequentially numbered and placed at the top of the table, whereas  the  same  should  be  placed  below  the  figure. During the discussion, please emphasize new aspects of the study and conclusions that follow from them  Link the conclusions with the goals of the study provided in the introduction. Please avoid statements which are not substantiated experimentally. Conftrmistic statements should also be avoided unless supported by an overwhelming  experimental  evidence.  New  hypothesis may be stated when warranted but used in association with appropriate recommendations.


Those persons or organizations may be acknowledged who contributed physically or intellectually to the research. Technical help does not justify authorship of the paper. It may be acknowledged in a separate paragraph.


References should be listed at the end of the paper, in the order in which they occur in the text. Cross references may be made within the text in case required. They should be indicated within the text by square bracket [2]. Examples:

Books:F. G. Hodge., ''Nickel and high nickel alloys", P.  A.   Schweitzer,  ed.,   Corrosion  and   Corrosion Protection  handbook,  New  York:  Marcel  Dekker, 1983, pp. 75-6.

Dissertations/theses: R. J. King, "Corrosion of steel weldments in permafrost", Ph.D. Thesis, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 1983.

Periodicals: N. A.  Shah, A.  Ali  and  A. Maqsood, "Preparation  and characterization of  CdTe for  solar cells,   detectors   and  related   thin  film   materials", Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 37, No.2, 2008, pp. 145-151.

Conference proceedings: C. Feng ''Transformation and structural changes in metals under shock and dynamic loading", Proceedings of International Conference on High Strain-Rate Phenomena in Materials, San Diego, CA, August 12-16, 1990.

Technical reports: E.E. Reber, R. L. Mitchell and C. J. Carter, "Oxygen absorption inthe earth's atmosphere", Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, CA, Tech. Rep. Tr-0200 (4230-46)-3, Nov. 1968.

Websites: B. Brandstaetter, "SMES optimization benchmark,  TEAM  problem  22,  3  parameter problem'', http://www.igte.tu - 10,2008.

References Management Software

For authors using Endnote, NJES provides an output style that supports the formatting of citations and refernce list.

NJES Endnote Style

Figures and tables

Figures and tables should be typed as part of the text and must be separated from the text by a two line space above and below the table in Microsoft Word. Please use table option to create tables. Table should be inserted in the text close to the point of reference and author(s) must make sure that a table does not run over to the next page. The captions for tables should be numbered sequentially and placed at the top of the table whereas the same should be placed below the figure. Please ensure that figures/tables are legible in 3.2" column space.

Abbreviations and footnotes

Abbreviations should be defmed when fiiSt used in text but should not be used in the abstract. Abbreviations for instruments (e.g., SEM and TEM should not be used for methodology, as scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy).

Footnotes may be added at the discretion of the authors where additional definition, explanation, or acknowledgement is deemed necessary. Manufacturer citation of trade names, instruments, model numbers, and products unique to the study may be included in the text Footnotes will not be included in the reference list.


Authors are encouraged to adhere to the basic SI system of units.  If use  of  SI  units  would  hinder  reader comprehension, then alternate metric units may be used. All data should then be given in metric units with a list of conversion factors used.

Submission of manuscript

The manuscripts must be submitted online by designated corresponding author (one of the authors only). All paper should be submitted electronically according to the author guidelines. See Submitting an Article for details.

Open Access Policy

All articles published in NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences ISSN 2070-9900 are published in full open access. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

NJES is a peer-reviewed, subsidized open access journal where the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, pays the open access fee. Authors do not have to pay any article processing charges (APC).

Publication Frequency

This journal is published biannually.

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