Author Guidelines

Publication Frequency and Language

The Journal publishes 4 issues per year without special subject volumes. Engineering Perspective only accepts manuscript submissions written in English.

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service. 

Article Types

Engineering Perspective welcomes original research articles and review articles.

Original research paper: Original research paper is an article that reports detailed research and classified as primary literature. Its format includes an introduction and background problems, hypotheses, methods, results, interpretation of findings, and discussion sections. This paper is generally long, with word count ranging from 3000 to 6000.

Review paper: A review paper is an article that provides up-to-date report on the current situation regarding certain important topics on automotive. It discusses previous development from the topic and gives an overview of the future. In general, a review paper is usually long, ranging from 3000 to 10000 words, depending on the case being reviewed.  

Submission for reviewing

A Title page that including manuscript title, authors names, affiliations and emails must be prepared. In the next page after title page, author names, affiliations and emails must not be given. The text of the manuscript must be prepared in two sided one column, 12 pt and double line spacing.  All pages must be numbered and continuous line numbering (except title page) must be used. Times new roman or any other readable font can be used for first submission format. Authors can use proper section titles and subtitles regarding the subject of the article. However, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods (or a relevant), Results and discussions and conclusions sections are mandatory for a research paper. The word number in abstract section must be 200-300. You can check the sample submission document.

General points for artwork
  • Avoid graphic plots that are too crowded and unreadible.
  • Use the appropriate axis.
  • Symbols and data sets must be clear, easily distinguishable.
  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original figure/artwork.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Figuresand tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
  • If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, "A1, A2, A3, etc."

If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. In such cases, material from other sources should be used.

  • Please submit tables as editable text and not as images.
  • Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end.
  • Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.
  • Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
  • Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. 
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. 
Math formulae
Vectors and tensors should be marked clearly in the manuscript. Equation numbers should appear in parenthesis and be numbered consecutively. All equation numbers must appear on the right-hand side of the equation and should be referred to within the text. Use the following sequence of parentheses: )]}. Mathematical symbols and formulae should be typed. Particular care should be exercised in identifying all symbols and in avoiding ambiguities. The distinction should be made between the number one (1) and the letter l and between zero (0) and the letter O. If a number of symbols are used the author must provide a nomenclature list of these symbols and their meanings types on a separate piece of paper. All parameters must be noted in italics, except for subscripts. British Standards BS 350, 1991 and 3763 or ISO/R31 may be referred to for units, abbreviations, and symbols.
Manuscript format after acceptance

The accepted paper should be prepared in two columns. The main text of the manuscript must be written in Times New Roman, font 10, 12-point line spacing. The font size, line spacing, and margin of the template must not be altered. Authors can use template document to prepare the manuscript to submission.(Manuscript Template) . 

Main sections and subsections should be numbered consecutively. All of the references given at the end of the paper that listed consecutively should be cited in the main text with numerals in a square bracket [1, 2-5].

The paper is divided into three parts. The first part includes the title, author’s name, abstract, and keywords. The second part is the main body of the paper that includes the references and nomenclature. The third part is the author’s profile.

Sections must also be edited in double column. Tables and figures should be located at the top or bottom of the columns if possible. Tables should be prepared in font 9. If any table of figure is large than one column, figure or table can be located at the bottom or top of the page with one column. Figures must have at least 300 dpi resolution. Black and white or colored figures are acceptable. Each table and figure should be cited in the text.

References should be listed at the end of the paper in font 9. They should be numbered consecutively. While referring a journal paper, volume, number, page numbers and year must be given. Standart APA referencing style must be used in reference list. For more information about APA referencing style authors may check the link :  

Attention!: Article citations should demonstrate the integration of the published work in the scholarly community and surrounding research field. Articles reporting lists of references citing non scholarly documents, such as, webpages, blogs, commercial products, manuals of any device or software as well as references that cannot be accessed, are not acceptable.

Authors must declare that there is no conflict of interest in the study.

Authors should fill the "Acknowledgement" section to thank their funders.

Authors must present CRediT taxonomy (Contributor Roles Taxonomy []) when there are two or more authors.

The corresponding author is expected to present CRediT details that provide the opportunity to share an accurate and detailed description of the authors' contributions to the published article.

The role(s) of all authors must be listed, using 14 relevant categories in CRediT taxonomy.

Authors may have contributed in multiple roles.

This information must be provided after the authors' short bios.

The roles of authors may be classified as the followings, but not limited to:

Conceptualization          : Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims.
Data curation                 : Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including                                                                               software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later re-use.
Formal analysis               : Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data.
Funding acquisition        : Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.
Investigation                   :Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection.
Methodology                  :Development or design of methodology; creation of models.
Project administration     :Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution.
Resources                        :Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools.
Software                          :Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components.
Supervision                      :Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team.
Validation                         : Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of  results/experiments and other research outputs.
Visualization                     :Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation.
Writing - original draft     : Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation).
Writing - review & editing  : Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group,  specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages.

The corresponding author may use the following example to state author contributions as authorship credits:

Hamit Solmaz: Conceptualization, Supervision, H. Serdar Yücesu: Conceptualization, Writing-original draft, Validation, Alper Calam: Data curation, Formal analysis, Emre Yılmaz: Writing-original draft, writing-review&editing, software.


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