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Author Guidelines

Please remember to tick a role as "author" during the registration process so you can submit a manuscript! 

The manuscript can be prepared following the explanation below, or download the submission template.

Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript must be written in English between 2000-7000 words and can be prepared either using Microsoft Word, or Latex. For latex users there is no special template, please use document class “article” and submit the pdf file. When accepted, all manuscripts will be edited by Journal Editing Team to the publication format using Latex.

Structure of article
The structure of the article must as follow

  • Titles, Author‘s list, Affiliation list and the address, and email of the corresponding authors
  • Abstract and keywords
  • Introduction
  • Experimental or theoretical methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Figure, Tables, and Caption
  • Supplementary information

Titles, Authors, and affiliation

The title shall be representative of the content of the paper and must be written in grammatically correct English. Typically the title is less than 20 words. Please write the title in the Title Case. The list of the author should contain all the authors that contribute significantly to the work. The full name of the author should be provided and correctly spelled. The affiliations of all authors must be provided including the complete address and the countries. Please indicate the affiliations with a superscript in Arabic numerals. Provide details of the corresponding author including a valid email address and phone number in the footnote.

Abstract, Keywords

The abstract must be brief, concise, and composed of less than 200 words. The abstract provides the context, the experimental/theoretical description, the main results, and the work conclusion. Don’t put citations, figure, table, and an equation in the abstract. Avoid the use or abbreviation or if strictly necessary it must be defined in the first usage.


The introduction contains a brief elaboration of the context of the works and the relations between the present work and the previous. Provide the background, the aim of the work and highlight the contribution of the present work.


Details materials, equipment, and experimental procedure or detail theoretical or calculation procedure. The experimental section shall provide the necessary information for reproducing the results.

Results and Discussion

The results and discussion can be presented in one section or separate section and can be divided into sub-sections. The results present and explain the experimental/theoretical results. All the data, figures, and tables must be described and explained in the text. Provide scientific discussion based on the observation, measurements, or calculations.


The conclusion should be brief and outline the finding discussed in the Result and Discussion.

Citations and references

Authors are required to use citation tools such as Zotero, Mendeley, etc. Reference styles in citations and bibliography follow the IEEE format. All listed references must be cited in the text and numbered consecutively in a square bracket (e.g. “ as discussed in the previous works [1,2]”). The bibliography format must follow the example below: It is recommended that all the reference is accompanied by the URL link

[1]     Pramujati, B. & Riyanto, C., Title of Paper, Name of Journal, 8(1), pp. 20-25, Dec. 2005URL link (Journal)

[2]    Pramujati, A., Handojo, A., and  Riyanto, B., Title of book, ed. 2, Publisher, 2007URL link (Book)

[3]     Widodo, A., Name of Paper, Name of Book, Name of the editor(s), eds., Publisher, pp. 67-69, 2006URL link  (Book with paper title and editor)

[4]     Suharto (ed), Title of Paper, Name of Proc., pp. 5-10, 2008. URL link (Conference Proceedings)

[5]     Name of the author(s), Title of paper (if available), Organization, URL Link, (accessed on 1 April 2011). (Web pages)

[6]     Suryanara, K., Title of Paper, Name of Journal, submitted for publication. 2015 (Pending publication)

 [7]     Juliet S., Title of Dissertation, Ph.D. dissertation, Name of Dept., Name of Univ., City, 2012URL link (Thesis or Dissertation)


An equation is inserted in the text and concurrently numbered, such as shown in Equation (1).

with all of the symbols, such as E, m, and c, in the equation should be declared in the text following the equation (not in a separate list). All listed references must be cited in the text and numbered consecutively in a square bracket (e.g. “as discussed in the previous works [1,2]”). The bibliography format must follow the example below. Where available the URL link of the reference shall be given. Aim to have about a minimum of 15 references cited.

Symbols and Units

Use a Greek letter for symbol and SI units in the manuscript

Figures, Table, and Caption

  • Formats: PDF, TIFF, JPEG 
  • Size and Resolution: Maximum width 8 cm (single coulomb graphic) or 16 cm (double), minimal 300 dpi 
  • The use of colors in figures if possible 
  • Tables must be written in a text formatted in Microsoft word, don’t send table as a figure 
  • Don’t embed the caption in the figure or table.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. A signed Statement Letter (download the form here) should be uploaded as a Supplementary File in the journal system.
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format (download the paper template).
  3. 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.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, or as in the paper template.
  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  6. Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources.
  7. Fill in the complete information of the manuscript and authors (full name, postal address, email address, phone number) in the journal system.

Copyright Notice

JMES The International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences accepts manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration for publication by other print or electronic media.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 CC BY-SA International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are allowed to copy and distribute the article, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI).

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges and earlier and greater citation of published work.


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