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The aim of Engineering Science and Military Technologies is to provide a provide a forum for the prompt publication of original research on all areas of engineering and its related military technology applications. Authors are encouraged to discuss the issues relative to application in the short or long term.
Types of papers

  ESMT accept for submission the following types of papers:

  • Original high-quality research papers.
  • Review papers.
  • Persuasive Essays

ESMT ethics and copyrights

Ø  Ethics in publishing 

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.

Ø  Ethics topics to consider when publishing

  • Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
  • Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  •  Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
  •  Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
  • Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment.
  •  Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
  •  Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

Ø  Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service (plagiarism check).

Article Preparation

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. In particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for all tables. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts.

To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the “spell-check” and “grammar-check” functions of your word processor.

Manuscripts should be written clearly and concisely. The journal does not accept sequential papers (labeled as Part 1 and Part 2). Authors should be able to present their material within a single, well-structured concise manuscript.

Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, References, Figure Captions and then Tables.

Research papers should be no more than 20 double-line spaced manuscript pages, including tables and illustrations.

Short Communications should be no more than 10 double-line spaced manuscript pages, including tables and illustrations.

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to “the text”. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

  • Title: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations:  Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author:  Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Abstract:  A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract must be approximately 100 words, outlined in a single paragraph.
  • Keywords:  Authors should select a maximum of four keywords.  Each Keyword should be accompanied by the capital letter. Keywords should appear on the title page of each paper submitted for consideration, following the abstract.
  • Abbreviations:  Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
  • Acknowledgements:  Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research.
  • Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  • Material and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
  • Theory/calculation: A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and laid the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.
  • Results: Results should be clear and concise.
  • Discussion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  • Conflict of Interest: Should be declared.
  • Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
  • References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to references by a number in square brackets on the line (e.g. M. Abdallah [1]), and the full reference should be given in a numerical list at the end of the paper.
  • Appendices:  If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Submission requirements

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review.

Ensure that the following items are present:

  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
    • E-mail address.
    • Phone number.
  • All necessary files have been uploaded:
    • Include keywords.
    All figures (include relevant captions). All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labeled (e.g. Figure 1 (a), Figure 1(b)). The figures should be submitted in (jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tif, tiff) format with 300 dpi at least. All figures MUST be submitted in separate files during the submission step.
    • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes).

    • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided.
    • Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print

Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable)
Supplemental files (where applicable)

  • Further considerations
    • Manuscript has been “spellchecked” and “grammar checked”.
    • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text and vice versa
    • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources   (including the Internet).
    • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed.
    • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements.

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