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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

International Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering accepts original scientific research articles that are within its scope, not published previously or in consideration for publication elsewhere.

Format: Authors are required to adopt the following guidelines, before submission of the manuscript.

Paper size: A4 (or 21.0 X 29.7cm).

Margins: Typing must be within dimensions of 1-inch (or 2.54cm) margins top/bottom and left/right.

Line spacing: Single line spacing and no indentation.

Justification: Full justification must be applied to the submitted manuscript.

Page numbering: Pages should not be numbered.

Title: Abstract title should appear in Title case (upper and lower case), centred in Times New Roman, bold font size 16 point.

Authors: The Author(s) names should be in typed Title Case and centred in Times New Roman, as well as bold font size of 12 points. First name, middle initials, followed by the surname, should be used to identify authors. All affiliations should follow the author’s name in italics and in a font size of 10 points. Where the authors come from more than one affiliation, subscript numbers should be used to indicate the correct affiliation. Each author should also indicate his/her email address.

Abstract: Abstract should range from 150 words as a minimum and 250 words, maximum and in 12 point Times Roman.

Body Text Formatting: Article submissions are limited to 15 pages and must be in A4, which include tables, figures and references. The use of single spacing and do not include headers, footers or page numbers. The body text of the paper will contain headings, pictures, diagrams, tables, figures, formulae and other relevant information. The section headings should also be in Times New Roman 12 point bold, whereas body text, should be Times New Roman 12 point normal.

Equations: This should be written, using equation editor, centred and numbered consecutively with equation numbers in parentheses, flush with the right margin.

Figures and Tables: Figures should be numbered consecutively from Fig. 1 onwards. So also should all tables be numbered “Table 1” and upwards as the case may be. Ensure figures and tables are within the printable area of the page and that coloured figures can be meaningfully interpreted when printed in black and white.

Reference(s): This should be in APA referencing style. Author(s) must ensure that what is in the “in-text citation”, is referenced and also that what is referenced, should be cited in the body of the work.

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