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Author Guidelines

Components of a Manuscript

Title page

First page of submitted manuscript file should include article title, author name and affiliation, and corresponding author e-mail.


Abstract section need short and accurate and its word limit is 250. The abstract should include all significant findings.


An article allow up to maximum of 4-6 keywords.

Body text

The text should be divided into some necessary sections, in which each is given a separate heading and numbered consecutively.

Equations and formulas

For mathematical symbols, Greek letters and other special characters, use normal text or Symbol font. MathType is also welcomed and recommended.

Figures and tables

Figures and tables need be submitted together with the main text manuscript. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

Results and discussions

A combined Results and Discussion section is appropriate and recommended, which should be clear, and explore the significance of the results of the work.


The main conclusions of the work must be presented in a short Conclusions section.


Topically relevant funding sources and conflicts of interest are fully disclosed in the acknowledgments section.

Nomenclature and units

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using the International System of Units (SI). Authors wishing to present a table of nomenclature is welcomed to present them after the acknowledgments section.


The reference list should be in alphabetical order as they appear in any party of the text. The reference must include author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination. The Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations (website).

Requested and accepted reference style:

(1) For a journal publication:

Standnes, D.C., Austad, T. Wettability alteration in chalk 2. Mechanism for wettability alteration from oil-wet to water-wet using surfactants. J. Petrol. Sci. Eng. 2000, 28(3): 123-143.

(2) For a book:

Mandelbrot, B. B. The Fractal Geometry of Nature. New York, W. H. Freeman, 1982.

(3) For a chapter in an edited book:

Barton, C. C. Fractal analysis of scaling and spatial clustering of fractures, in Fractals in the Earth Sciences, edited by C. C. Barton and P. La Pointe, Plenum, New York, pp. 141–178, 1995.

(4) For a dataset:

Fischer, H., Morrow, N.R. Spontaneous imbibition with matched liquid viscosities. Paper SPE96812 Presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, 9-12 October, 2005.


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 double-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.

Copyright Notice

Upon acceptance of an article, authors retain the copyright of their manuscripts, and all Open Access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License  (CC BY-NC-ND), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. The submitting author is responsible for securing any permissions needed for the reuse of copyrighted materials included in the manuscript.


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