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GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Technical papers are published in the various divisional parts of the Institution's Journal after due
vetting. Authors intending to submit a paper for publication in the Journal are advised to strictly
adhere to the guidelines as mentioned hereunder. The papers not conforming to these guidelines
may summarily be rejected and subsequently returned to the author.
Length of the Papers




Papers should not exceed 3000 words in length and should not carry more than 5
illustrations / photographs.
Written discussions on papers already published should not exceed 500 words in length and
should not carry more than 2 illustrations / photographs.
Review papers may be allowed to exceed 3000 words (not more than 3500 words).

Preparation of Manuscripts








The language of the Journal is English. The mode of presentation should be in third person.
SI units should be used wherever possible. Other units, if used, should be given only in
parentheses preceded by SI units.
Mathematical symbols should be typed and care should be taken to differentiate between
similar characters (e.g. 1 and I), upper and lower case letters and superscripts and subscripts.
Manuscripts should be neatly typed in a single column width with double-spacing throughout
the paper (including references) on A-4 size paper, leaving ample margins. A list of captions for
the illustrations and tables should be typed separately.
Lengthy mathematical proofs and derivations and extensive test data are discouraged. If
absolutely essential, they should be given as an appendix.
The preferred order of contents should be as follows,
 Title of the paper
 Author (s)' name (s), and Institution membership category, if applicable
 Synopsis of the paper in not more than 150 words, covering the objectives of the work,
methods used, results obtained and conclusions reached
 List of notations wherever applicable
 Author (s)' business address as a footnote on the first page
 Body of the paper well organized into logical sections, sequentially numbered with all
the sub-headings
 Acknowledgment
 A list of references to already published work should be numbered sequentially in order
of their citation in the text in the form of a superscript numeral, and should be given at
the end of the paper. The list should give name (s) with initials of the author (s) and
the exact title of the paper or book. In case of journals, these should be followed by
the title, volume number, month and year of the issue and initial page number of the
article. In case of books, these should be followed by the name (s) of the editor (s), if
appropriate, the name of the publisher and the place and the year of publication. In
case of conference proceedings, the exact theme of the conference along with the date
should be given. All references appearing in the list should be indicated in the text.
Unpublished articles or private communications should not be given in the reference
list.
 Appendices, if required
 The tables should be numbered consecutively and indicated throughout the text.
 The list of captions of the illustrations should be numbered consecutively throughout
the text. Both the line drawings and photographs should also be numbered and
indicated throughout the text.

Illustrations and Photographs




Original line drawings must be neatly drawn.




Figures in the Journal are reduced to fit either into a single or double column width, that is
90 mm or 185 mm. Letterings in the figure should be large enough such that even the
smallest of them would be at least 1.5 mm high when the figure sizes are reduced in print.
Captions of Figures and Tables should be typed out in a separate list at the end of the
manuscripts.
Photographs should be clear, sharp, black and white prints, with goods contrast, on glossy
paper. Cuttings from printed matter or photocopies are unsuitable for reproduction.

Copyright
The papers are considered for possible publication on the understanding that these have not been
submitted to any other publisher. The copyright of papers accepted for publication lies with The
Institution of Engineers (India) and reproduction of the papers or any part thereof is not allowed
without the permission of the Institution. Contributors are required to sign a declaration to this
effect while submitting their papers.
As per Bye-Law 119, Copyright of each paper published in Institution Journals or Proceedings in full
or in Abstract at its Centres shall lie with the Institution.
Submission of Manuscripts
The intending authors may submit the manuscripts through online manuscript submission system for
consideration of publication in various Series Journals as mentioned below:-

Series A:

Civil,
Architectural,
Environmental
(www.editorialmanager.com/ieia)

Series B:

Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunication


(www.editorialmanager.com/ieib)

Series C:

Mechanical,
Production,
Aerospace
(www.editorialmanager.com/ieic)

Series D:

Metallurgical
&
Materials
(www.editorialmanager.com/ieid)

Series E:

Chemical and Textile Engineering (www.editorialmanager.com/ieie)

and

Agricultural

and

and

and

Engineering

Computer

Engineering

Marine

Engineering

Mining

Engineering

In case of the joint authors, it must be made clear as to whom all the communications are to be
addressed. The papers are accepted on the understanding that they may be edited for the style and
use of language. A preference of publication in a particular Journal may be stated, but the final
decision on the placement of a paper will be made by The Institution of Engineers (India). The soft
copy of the manuscript should preferably be in MS-Word (.doc) format and the figures/images etc.
in .jpg format.
References style should be in the following manner:
1. Reddy BS, Chatterji BN (1996) An FFT-based technique for translation, rotation, and scaleinvariant image registration. IEEE 448 Trans Image Process 5:1266
2. Pratt WK (2001) Digital image processing. Wiley-International Publishers, New York, p 613
3. Chatterjee P, Karan BM, Sinha PK (2002) Multi-layer feed-forward modular network for
induction motor. In: Proceedings of IEEE world congress on computational intelligence,
Hawaii, USA, vol 1, p 339
Reprints of Papers
Each author will receive the soft copy of the published article in pdf format.

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