Author Guidelines

Introduction

The International Society of Ocean, Mechanical and Aerospace -science and engineering- (ISOMAse) invite your manuscript(s) for publications. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within 2 weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next online issue. 

If you have any queries please send an email to the following addresses: ce-jomase@isomase.org or isomase.org@gmail.com 

Manuscript Types

JOMAse accepts submission for regular and review articles.

  • A regular article is the results of research consisting of introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions. The original work must provide an explanation of the significant findings from the study.
  • An article review is critical evaluations of material about current research that has been published by organizing, integrating, and evaluating previously published material. It summarizes the status of knowledge and describes the future directions of research in the scope of the journal. This aims to provide a general description of the systemic, evaluation, and interpretation of research in certain fields. The title of the script must begin with "Review Article".

Language Accuracy
The manuscript must be written in English with clear and concise academic grammatical English. The authors are suggested to have the manuscript checked by a colleague or reputable institution. The author also suggests using grammar check application, such as Grammarly.

 

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT
The paper should be submitted according to format of JOMAse. For detail format, refer to Paper Template (Click to download)

Manuscript Structure
Title & Abstract
Title and abstract must be in one column format with following items:

Title
The manuscript should title which is not exceed 60 characters, counting letters and spaces.

Author(s) and Corresponding author information.
The manuscript should contain name(s) of all the authors, institutions and corresponding author's name, institution and full address for editorial correspondence.

Abstract
The manuscript should has an abstract. A good abstract summarizes the complete report content, including at least one sentence per section: purpose, technical approach, results, and conclusion.

Keywords
Keywords: Not more than eight keywords in alphabetical order must be provided to describe the contents of the manuscript.

Content
Content must be in 2 columns with prepared according to IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, And Discussion) along with Conclusion, References, and Supplementary data (if available).

The Introduction explains the scope and objective of the study in the light of current knowledge on the subject. It also has to mention gab analysis which describes why the research is significant. The Introduction of your report is organized as a funnel that begins with a definition of why the experiment is being performed and ends with a specific statement of your research approach. In published journal articles, there are at least two citations required in the introduction that support the need for your research and experiment or show upon which theories your experiment relies.

Methods describe how the study was conducted; Include sufficient details for the work to be repeated. The methods section describes actions to be taken to investigate a research problem and the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify select, process, and analyse information applied to understand the problem, thereby, allowing the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability. The method section of a research paper answers two main questions: How was the data collected or generated? And, how was it analysed? The writing should be direct and precise and always written in the past tense.

Results section reports what was found in the study; the results section should be stated the findings of the research arranged in a logical sequence without bias or interpretation. A section describing results is particularly necessary if your paper includes data generated from your own research.

Discussion section explains the meaning and significance of the results and provides suggestions for future directions of research. The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated and to explain any new understanding or insights about the problem after you've taken the findings into consideration. The discussion will always connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the introduction; the discussion should always explain how your study has moved the reader's understanding of the research problem forward from where you left them at the end of the introduction.

The manuscript must be prepared according to the Journal’s instructions to authors.

Table, Figure, and Image

All tables should be prepared in a form consistent with recent issues of JOMAse and should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals. The explanatory material should be given in the table legends and footnotes. Each table should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript.

Note: When a manuscript is submitted for publication, tables must also be submitted separately as data - .doc, .rtf, Excel or PowerPoint files- because tables submitted as image data cannot be edited for publication and are usually in low-resolution.

Submit an original figure or photograph. Line drawings must be clear, with high black and white contrast. Each figure or photograph should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript for review to keep the file of the manuscript under 5 MB. These should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals.

Figures or photographs must also be submitted separately as TIFF, JPEG, or Excel files- because figures or photographs submitted in low-resolution embedded in the manuscript cannot be accepted for publication. For electronic figures, create your figures using applications that are capable of preparing high-resolution TIFF files. In general, we require 300 dpi or higher resolution for colour and half-tone artwork, and 1200 dpi or higher for line drawings are required.

NOTE: Failure to comply with these specifications will require new figures and delay in publication.

General rules on Figures and Tables

All Figures and Tables should be numbered sequentially (e.g. Table 1, Table 2 etc.) and cite each one in your writing as Table 1 or Figure 1.
All tables should be referenced in the text of the paper and in the reference list.
Each table should have an individual title. Each word in the title should be italicized and capitalized except with, of, in, and, etc.
Conclusion

A conclusion is not merely a summary of the main topics covered or a re-statement of your research problem, but a synthesis of key points and, if applicable, where you recommend new areas for future research. For most essays, one well-developed paragraph is sufficient for a conclusion, although in some cases, a two or three paragraph conclusion may be required.

References
References begin on their own page and are listed in alphabetical order by the first author's last name. Only references cited within the text should be included. Ensure that in-text (Citation) references are quoted as per the APA in-text citation style. All references should be in 12-point font and double-spaced. We strongly suggest the writer uses reference manager, such as Mendeley.

 

General Guidelines
Abbreviations: Define alphabetically, other than abbreviations that can be used without definition. Words or phrases that are abbreviated in the introduction and following text should be written out in full the first time that they appear in the text, with each abbreviated form in parenthesis. Include the common name or scientific name, or both, of animal and plant materials.

Acknowledgements: Individuals and entities that have provided essential support such as research grants and fellowships and other sources of funding should be acknowledged. Contributions that do not involve researching (clerical assistance or personal acknowledgements) should not appear in acknowledgements.

Authors’ Affiliation: The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved to another institution, the current address may also be stated in the footer.

Co-Authors: The commonly accepted guideline for authorship is that one must have substantially contributed to the development of the paper and share accountability for the results. Researchers should decide who will be an author and what order they will be listed depending upon their order of importance to the study. Other contributions should be cited in the manuscript's Acknowledgements.

Copyright: Authors publishing the Journal will be asked to sign a copyright form. In signing the form, it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the form and must sign the form or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. Articles cannot be published until a signed form (original pen-to-paper signature) has been received.

Copyright Permissions: Authors should seek necessary permissions for quotations, artwork, boxes or tables taken from other publications or from other freely available sources on the Internet before submission to JOMAse. The acknowledgement must be given to the original source in the illustration legend, in a table footnote, or at the end of the quotation.

Footnotes: Current addresses of authors if different from heading may be inserted here.

Page Numbering: Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc. should be numbered.

 

Spelling: The journal uses American or British spelling and authors may follow the latest edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary for British spellings. We suggest the author use the grammar checkers, such as Grammarly or Whitesmoke.

 

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Submission received electronically using the online submission system. For more information, go to our web page and click “Online Submission”.

Submission Checklist

Authors must submit the following items

  1. Manuscript
    Ensure your MS has followed the JOMAse format (template) particularly the first four pages as explained earlier. The article should be written in a good academic style and provide an accurate and succinct description of the contents ensuring that grammar and spelling errors have been corrected before submission. It should also not exceed the suggested length.
  2. Supplementary Documents
    Supplementary documents including the following items:

 

SOFTCOPIES OF THE JOURNALS

Under the Journal’s open access initiative, authors can choose to download free material (via PDF link) from any of the journal issues from JOMAse’s website under “Current Issues” or “Archives".