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Author Guidelines

Applied Science and Engineering Progress is an international, peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal which publishes research works related to applied science and technology. The articles will be examined by a scientific editorial committee and anonymous reviewers under double-blinded scheme. All peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts with high research quality and ethical standards are published with free access to all readers. All articles submitted to Applied Science and Engineering Progress are reviewed based on the following aspects, originality of work (no plagiarism), relevance to the scope of the journal, systematical and clarity of presentation (correct language and presentation) and novelty of work.


How to prepare manuscript ?


General instructions

  • Use template to prepare your manuscript. Please find Applied Science and Engineering Progress manuscript template in Download tab.
  • Submission manuscript in MS Word only.
  • Manuscript length is limited to a maximum of twelve printed pages.
  • Keep the text in two column.
  • The paper size is 18.4 cm x 26 cm in height. Set page margins at 25 mm for the top and 20 mm for the bottom margins, 10 mm for left, and 10 mm for right. The first page and all uneven pages should have a right hand layout: right margin at 10 mm and left margin at 10 mm. The even pages should have a left hand layout: left margin at 10 mm and right margin at 10 mm.
  • Place the tables and figures in the appropriate places to manuscript content.
  • Paragraph lines should be single-spaced.
  • The official language of manuscript is English.


Article title

  • Put the title under the top margin. The title should be in 12-point Times New Roman Bold with left-justification.The first letter of the first word and of all major words must be capitalized, major words must start with a capital.
  • Title should be brief and concise


Authors name and addresses

  • The authors’ names and affiliations should be typed in 10-point Times New Roman.
  • Corresponding author should be marked as superscript *
  • Emails of the corresponding author must be written below the address



  • Not exceed 250 words. Typed in 10-point Times New Roman
  • Provide a brief summary of the contents of your paper. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the key results and conclusions.
  • Uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. If needed, they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract. References are exclueded.



  • Authors have to provide 4 to 6 keywords.
  • The keywords should be typed in 10-point Time New Roman and each keyword must be separated with a comma.



  • Introduction should describe finding from pioneer work, importance of research and relevance to the current work.
  • Introduction should be supported by sufficient and reasonable references.


Materials and methods

  • The methods should be described in sufficient details about the preparations of solutions, chemicals, data collection and the instrumentation.
  • The make the numbers and the model of the instruments should be mentioned.
  • The method for statistical analysis and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.


  • The findings presented in the tables or in the graphical form must be described.
  • The data should be statistically analyzed and the level of significance is to be mentioned.
  • All tables and figures must have a caption and a legend.


  • This part must describe the implication of the results, the logical statements in support of the findings of the author.
  • There must not be repetitive statement of conclusion.
  • The author may write the applications and the importance of the work to peer-researcher and society.



This section is where authors could describe the summary of the work. The conclusion may mention the highlight of finding and work. The references should not be included and should not repetitive with discussion.


The acknowledgement should be concise and must be written about the original supporters of the work and funding agency.



  • The relevant works must be cited and listed at the end of the paper.
  • Their numbers must be run chronologically in the order of citation appearance.
  • Unpublished data and information from personal contact are not allowed to be used as references.
  • To cite the references in the text body of the paper, use the number in square bracket, e.g. [1], [2], [1]–[3]. Each citation should be followed by a full stop.
  • Examples of references to journal articles and papers, technical reports, proceedings, and books are illustrated as follows:


Book :

[1]   G. O. Young, “Synthetic structure of industrial plastics,” in Plastics, 2nd ed., vol. 3, J. Peters, Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15–64.



[2]    E. P. Wigner, “Theory of traveling-wave optical laser,” Physical Review, vol. 134, pp. A635–A646, Dec. 1965.


Articles from Conference Proceedings:

[3]   D. B. Payne and J. R. Stern, “Wavelength-switched passively coupled single-mode optical network,” in Proceeding of IOOC-ECOC, 1985, pp. 585–590.



[4]   G. Brandli and M. Dick, “Alternating current fed power supply,” U.S. Patent 4 084 217, Nov. 4, 1978.


Electronic Sources

[5]  S. L. Talleen. (1996, Apr.). The Intranet Architecture: Managing information in the new paradigm. Amdahl Corp., CA. [Online]. Available:


Terminology and symbols

The nomenclature must be appeared at the end of the paper. The SI units are highly recommended for this journal.



  • Avoid using bold and underlining in your paper.
  • Use a consistent spelling style throughout the paper (US or UK).
  • Use single quotes.
  • Use %, not percent.
  • Do not use ampersands (&) except as part of the official name of an organization or company.
  • Keep hyphenation to a minimum. Do not hyphenate ‘coordinate’ or non words, such as ‘nonlinear’.
  • Do not end headings with full stops.
  • We recommend using no more than three levels of headings, for example,


1 Heading 1 

1.1 Heading 2

1.1.1 Heading 3

  • Do not start headings at the foot of a column or with only one line of text below. Put the heading on the next column or page.
  • Leave a single space after all punctuation marks.


Mathematic text and equations

  • Equations should be justified to the left margin and numbered at the right margin. Leave a single space before and after the equation, as indicated in the Equation (1) below,


  • Use the 10 points, Times New Roman for the equation, e.g. italics for variables, bold for vectors (without arrows), bold italic for variable vectors, and capital bold italic for variable matrices.
  • The order of brackets should be {[( )]}, except where brackets have special significance.


Figures and tables 

General points of artwork

  • Make sure that all figures, tables, graphs and line drawings are clear, sharp and of highest quality for publication. Please submit each illustration as a separated file.
  • Lines weights range from 0.2 points to 1.5 points.
  • Diagrams, graphics, and preferred photographs should be prepared in gray scale. The characters or numbers in the figures and/or tables must be typed as 10-point Times New Roman (8-point minimum). If the characters of number in a figure are smaller than the aforementioned font, extend the figure across two columns.
  • Prepare tables as editable text and not as images for publishing process of journal editorial team.
  • Avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.
  • Your figures could be created by Microsoft Office. When those artworks are finalized, please “save as” or convert your images to one of the following formats: 
           EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.
           TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi. 
           TIFF (or JPEG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi. 
           TIFF (or JPEG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.
  • For color artwork, please make sure that files are in TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF or Microsoft Office formats with the correct resolution. For color reproduction in print, author will receive information regarding the costs from Applied Science and Engineering Progress after receipt of your accepted article. Please indicate your preference for color: in print or online only.


Numbering, captions and positioning

  • The figure and table numbering must be provided in consecutive order, e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3 or Table 1, Table 2, Table 3.
  • The caption of a figure must be placed under the figure itself. And the caption of a table must be placed above the table.
  • Use (a), (b), (c) to distinguish individual subjects in a composite figure. For example, Figure 1 (or Table 1) must be used for referencing in the text.
  • Make sure that the size of figures and tables must be fitted to the page margins, and do not wrap the text around the figures.


Figure 1: Example of picture scanned into the paper.


Table 1: Example of table

Ethics of human and animal experimentation

Those articles which are describing experimental work on humans or animals should submit an approval of the ethical committee of the institution where the actual work was carried out. The research must meet the applicable international standards of the ethics of experimentation and research integrity. Authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation. For research involving animals, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the standards set forth in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.


Proof Correction

Once the article is accepted after peer review, the article is published online and a PDF in journal format is prepared to be published in hardcopy version.

  • A copy of this PDF file is e-mailed to corresponding author for proofreading.
  • The proof reading of the article should be very careful before sending back to the managing editor and then PDF version will be uploaded on website as online publication.


After acceptance

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The assigned DOI is never subjected to changes. Hence, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly ‘Articles in press’ as their full bibliographic information is not received by them.


Licensing Policy:

Applied Science and Engineering Progress is an open access journal, therefore we follows the Creative Commons Attribution-Non commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License, in which;

  • The author


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