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Author Guidelines

 1. Manuscript Format

Format submissions according to type of contribution: (a) Original Research and Chemical Engineering Education papers, and (b) Short Communications, Informative Papers, Consultancy Papers, as well as Reader's Columns and Letters to the Editor.

 Manuscripts that do not meet the required format will not be accepted.

 Page layout. All submissions must be: (a) typed double-spaced using Times New Roman, 12 points, on A4 (210x 297 mm) paper; (b) formatted using the following margins: Top= 1¨;Bottom=1 ¨, Left=1.25¨, and Right=1.25¨ and, (c) paginated at the bottom center.

 Length. Generally, submissions should not exceed (a) 10pages of AJChE for Original Research and Chemical Engineering Education papers; (b) 5 pages for Short Communications and Consultancy Papers; and (c) 3 pages for Informative Papers and Reader's Columns as well as Letter's to the Editor.

 2. Manuscript Parts

 Contributions, generally, must include: (a) Title page; (b) Abstract, preferably not longer than 100 words; (c) Keywords; (d) Paper or text proper; (e) References; and (f) Short author/s bionote.

 On the one hand, Letters to the Editor, must also be accompanied by separate sheet explaining the Reason for Quick Reporting in not more than 300 words. On the other hand, Reader's Columns do not need an Abstract.

 The following, however, are optional: (a) Notation/Nomenclature, (b) Acknowledgments, and (c) Appendix.

 Title page. Include the information listed on the following page:

 (a) Type of article 

(b) Title (Brief and specific)

(c) Author/s names

(d) Organizational and/or institutional affiliation/s of each author. Although the addresses of all participating researchers shall be included, the complete address and contact info shall be exclusive to that of the corresponding author and of the institution/organization where the research was conducted.

(e) Corresponding author. All communications regarding the article before and after printing will be coursed through the corresponding author.

(f) Remarks. Note if (1) an article is one of a series, in such case a list of previous publications and a schedule of future studies need to be included; and (b) an article has been presented or read, in such a case the occasion, place, and time of presentation need to be included.

 Abstract. An abstract is a brief (not more than 300 words) and specific summary of the purpose, methods, and results.

 Keywords. Six Keywords should be listed right after the Abstract. These items are important in (a) facilitating the retrieval of references, and in (b) indexing journal articles.

 Selection. Choose those words/phrases that most sum up the substance of the text. Include, specifically, the method or process, reaction or catalyst, raw material, product/output, and research goal, issue, or problem being addressed.

 Paper or text proper. Organize the paper as tightly as possible. Be guided by the following:

 (a) Be as brief, direct, and specific as possible. Avoid lengthy discussions of items already well-known in their respective fields;

(b) Use the SI units;

(c) This sequence is suggested: Introduction, Theory, Experiment, Results, Discussions, and Conclusions.

 Although Informative Papers as well as Reader's Columns and Letters to the Editor may forgo with the said format, they should be as concise and precise as possible.

 3. Styling In-Text Sections

 Proper styling of in-text sections help facilitate formatting and layout of the journal issue.

 Figures. Refer to and/or cite figures and tables in-text by their full, spelled-out forms. For example:

Figure 1 shows... but ...in figures 1 and 3.

(See Figure 2 or Table 1)

...as outlined in Tables 3 and 4.

Equations. An equation must appear in-text case it and should be indicated by a number in parentheses on the right column margin. For example:

= ( )     (1)

)

Such equations are referred to in-text as Eq. (1), and so on. In-text, however, the same equation takes the following format: a/b = ( )/( ).

Tables, Figures, and Photographs. Tables and figures should make the text easier to understand. It is best to select only those tables/figures that are most relevant to the discussion.

 (a) Title and description. These labels shall appear above the table and under the figure.

(b) Revisions and additions. No revisions on these illustrative materials or additional figures will be accepted at the proofreading stage.

(c) Photographs. Pictures shall be labelled in the same way as figures.

 4. References

 All cited literatures are listed double-spaced in alphabetical order after the Conclusions (or in some cases, after the Acknowledgments) and before the Appendix.

 In-text citations. Citations within the text often use the following basic formats:

Efficient workflow in terms of distance and cost (Mayer 1975)

Efficient workflow in terms of distance and cost (Mayer 1975a, 1975b, 1980)

The study made by Sanders and McCormick (1987)...

PHAs produce good, fully degradable plastic (Anderson et al. 1990, Salehizadeh et al. 2004)

Reference citations. Reference listings follow the Name Year format. Specifically, be guided by the following examples:

Brunner, C. R. (1996). Medical waste disposal, Incinerator Consultants Incorporated, Reston, Virginia , U.S.A. [Books]

Chester, A. W., and Chu, Y. F. (1982). U.S. Pat. 4 350 835. [Patents]

Ergun, S. (1952). Fluid flow through packed columns, Chem. Engng. Prog.48, 8994. [Journal article]

Goodman, P. W. (1984). Abstracts of papers, International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI; American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.; Abstract 05F14. [Abstracts]

Range, W. (1981). Progress in physical organic chemistry, vol. 13, Taft, R. W., ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York. 915984.

[Edited books]

Villa, R. R. (1999, March 45). Corrosion induced by CO2 - and H2S-saturated steam condensates in the Upper Mahiao Pipeline, Leyte, Philippines. 20th Annual PNOCEDC Geothermal Conference, New World Hotel, Makati City, Philippines.

[Conference papers]

Abbreviations. The abbreviation of names of journals and patents shall comply with those used in Chemical Abstracts.

Titles. The titles of books, journals, papers read in conferences as well as conference proceedings, and dissertations/theses are italicized. The titles of journal articles, however, are set in roman and enclosed in quotation marks.

 

 

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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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