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Guidelines for Writing Papers

Guidelines for Writing Papers

Notes for contributors

Authors are invited to submit their contribution electronically in WORD format to the Springer site of the AJCE at:​

Manuscripts should be typed in single column and one and half spacing on one side of A4 paper with 2.5Cm margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively.
Language and Style
The language of the journal is English. The manuscript should be organized in the following order: title; author(s) and affiliations; abstract (not exceeding 100 words in length); keywords (6 suitable words for indexing purposes); main body of paper; acknowledgements; references and appendices.
Mathematical Expressions

Mathematical symbols and formulae should be typed. Particular care should be exercised in identifying all symbols and in avoiding ambiguities. Distinction should be made between the number one (1) and letter (I), and between the number zero (0) and the letter (O).

Equation numbers should appear in parentheses and have to be numbered consecutively. All equation numbers must be placed on the right hand side of the equation and should be referred to within the text.


References to published literature should be quoted in the text by numbers in square brackets, [ ]. These references should be listed together at the end of the paper in numerical order. Double spacing must be used throughout.

Journal references should be arranged as follows:

• Bathe KJ, Baig MMI. On a composite implicit time integration procedure for normal nonlinear dynamics, Computers and Structures, 83 (2005) 2513-34.

Conference papers should be arranged as

• Topping BHV, Sziveri j. Parallel processing, Neural networks and genetic algorithms, Proceedings of the Second International Conference in Civil Engineering on Computer Applications , Research and Practice, University of Bahrain , Vol. 3, 1996, pp. 843-59.

Book references are given as  

• Kaveh A. Optimal Structural Analysis , John Wiley (RSP), 2nd edition, Somerset , UK , 2006.

Type-settings will be sent to the author (or the first mentioned author in papers of multiple authorship unless otherwise indicated) for proof reading.


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