GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Articles submitted (literature, definitive articles on methodology and procedures, quantitative and qualitative approaches to theory and empirical articles reporting original research) will be reviewed and accepted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere.
Submission of Papers
Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Once accepted for publication, the publisher assumes that copyright has been transferred over by the authors. All manuscript will be judged by at least three (3) referees to ensure material originality, accuracy and relevance.
Technical Requirements for Paper
The length of articles should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words or approximately 5-15 printed pages. The articles should be written in MSWord and in proper English.
Types of Fonts
All texts, drawing, graph must be written using Times New Roman, 10 point
Follow the spelling of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The title of the paper should be concise and indicate clearly the nature of the contribution.14 point, left justified as shown below.
Bending Behavior of Semi-Continuous Prefabricated Profiled Steel Sheeting (PSSDB) Floor Panels
The author’s name and affiliation should follow below the title. 12 point, left justified as shown below.
Norhaiza Nordin1*, Wan Hamidon Wan Badaruzzaman2, Nasly Mohd Ali1, Wan Mansor Wan Muhamad3, Khairunnisa Muthusamy1
Position and full addresses (including post codes). Use numbers to indicate affiliations, 8 point, left justified.
1 Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Pahang, Malaysia.
An abstract not exceeding 250 words outlining the purpose, scope and conclusions of the paper,9 point, fully justified. It should be a single paragraph.
Maximum of five (5) selected keywords should be provided, 9 point, left justified.
Manuscripts should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Methods/ Theory, Results and Discussions and Conclusions.Papers containing a substantial number of equations must have a list of symbols with units. Express all quantities in SI units, with other units in parenthesis if desired. Use Italics for symbols where appropriate.
All paragraph must be differentiate by a single spacing, two column ( column spacing 10mm) , justified.
- Margin :- Top = 25mm , Bottom = 25mm ; Left = 20mm , Right = 20mm
Symbols & Units
Papers containing a substantial number of equations must have a list of symbols with units. Express all quantities in SI units, with other units in parenthesis if desired. Use Italics for symbols where appropriate.
Table should be incorporated in the text, 10 point and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Each table should have a descriptive title / caption and should be written above the table, 10 point, table line 0.5 point.
Illustrations (figures, photos and graphs) should be incorporated in the text and put in box with line width 0.5 point. Illustrations should be numbers consecutively throughout the paper by Arabic numerals (Figure 1, Figure 1 - 5). Caption should be written below the figures, 10 point. Make sure lettering on drawings is proportional to the figure, professionally quality, large enough and suitable for appropriate reduction for publication if necessary. Figures should be submitted with high contrast in black and white unless colour is required. Do not use a grey background in line drawings. Figures should be about twice the desired size for printing and suitable for reproduction.
References should appear in a separate reference sheet at the end of manuscript, 10 point. References should be cited in the text as follows: “Wright and Paquette (1987) found…” or “(Roberts et al.1991)”. References should be listed in alphabetical order. In the list of references, the title of periodicals should be given in full, while for books should state the title, place of publication, name of publisher and indication of edition. Unpublished material or personal communications may be mentioned in text, but should not be included in the reference list.
Patrick Lavin.(2003) A Practical Guide to Design, Production and Maintenance for Engineers and Architects. London: Spoon Press, 125 pp.
Chapter in Book:
Johan, R. (1999). Fire Management Plan for the Peat Swamp Forest Reserve of North Selangor and Pahang. In Chin T.Y. and Havmoller, P. (eds) Sustainable Management of Peat Swamp Forests in Peninsular Malaysia Vol II: Impacts.Kuala Lumpur: Forestry Department Malaysia, 81-147.
Mead, S.P. (1997). Project-specific intranets for construction teams. Project Management Journal, 28(3):44-51.
Portela, A. (1992) Dual Boundary Element Increment Analysis of Crack Growth. Ph.D Thesis, Wessex Institute of Technology, Southampton, 156 pp.
Diah, A.B.M and Nuruddin M.F (1998) Concrete: Why Curing So Important for Engineers and Architects to Produce Durable Concrete Structures. Proceedings of 16th Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization. Pampanga, Philippinnes, 51-60.
Article from Website:
Chan J.K., Tam, C.M., Chung, R.K (2005). Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management [online]. 12(2). Available from: fulltext/ document109.pdf/[Accessed 20 February 2005].
The use of footnotes should be avoided wherever possible.