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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs or DOI for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.15-spaced; uses a 11-point font of Segoe Ul; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Authors prepare cover letter and reviewer recommendation list
  • Authors agree to transfer all copyright rights in and to the above work to the ASEAN Journal of Chemical Engineering Editorial Board so that the Editorial Board shall have the right to publish the work for non-profit use in any media or form. In return, authors retain: (1) all proprietary rights other than copyright; (2) re-use of all or part of the above paper in their other work; (3) right to reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the above paper for authors’ personal use or for company use if the source and the journal copyright notice is indicated, and if the reproduction is not made for the purpose of sale.

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 1.15 spacing using Segoe Ul, 11 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) 20 pages of ASEAN J. Chem. Eng. 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

2.1. Original Research and Chemical Engineering Education papers

 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.

2.2. Short Communications, Informative Papers, Consultancy Papers, as well as Reader's Columns and Letters to the Editor

These types of 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.

 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.

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

 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 1.15-spaced in alphabetical order after the Conclusions (or in some cases, after the Acknowledgments) and before the Appendix.

Reference template

It is suggested to use reference manager like Mendeley or EndNote. The reference style depends on the type of references e.g. journal, conference proceeding, book and book chapter. References are listed in the alphabetical order.

Mendeley reference style, please download at: https://csl.mendeley.com/styles/620899881/AJChEUGM-5

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. 

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 chemistryvol. 13, Taft, R. W., ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York. 915984.

[Edited books]

Villa, R. R., 1999. 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. See abbbreviation list providen in https://cassi.cas.org/search.jsp.

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.

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