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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission of a contribution is taken to manifest the fact that the submission has not been submitted, accepted, published, or copyrighted elsewhere. To avoid publication delays, please send all manuscripts to the Editor and observe the following guidelines.



Four types of papers are solicited for the IEM Journal:

Regular Paper – Presentation of significant research, developments or applications in any field of engineering or within the scope of the journal. Tutorials and surveys are also considered. For submissions, the length should be about 30 pages.

  1. Brief Paper – A concise description of new technical concepts or applications within the scope of the journal. Submission should be about
  2. 20 pages.
  3. Technical Correspondence – Letter to the Editor, comments on established engineering topics and discussion of published papers. Submission should be about 10 pages.
  4. Review Paper – Articles which survey the state-of-the-art of a specific area of research. A minimum of 10 references, primarily to recent journal paper is expected.

Citations of textbooks and web pages should be used very rarely. In order to verify of the IEM journal is the right Journal for manuscript submission authors may check if they are able link their to findings to other work published in the IEM Journal. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited for the IEM Journal.

Manuscripts submitted as papers should state the significance of the problem in the Introduction.

Authors are to suggest at least 4 reviewers who are able to review the submitted paper. These reviewers should be the experts in the area of research.

If the manuscript has been presented, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere, please also inform the Editor. Our primary objective is to publish technical materials not available elsewhere.

The language of the Journal is in English. However, a paper in Bahasa Melayu is also accepted. For accepted papers, an abstract in English and Bahasa Melayu must be included.



The manuscript should be typewritten using double-spacing, font of 12 (Times); on one side of sheet only and in a single column format. The format for IEM Journal follows that of the IEEE Transactions (USA).

Provide an informative 100 to 250 words abstract at the head of the manuscript.

All sections should be numbered in Arabic such as 1, 2, etc. with the title in capitals. Sub-sections should be numbered such as 1.1, 2.3, etc.

Numbered all equations in round brackets ( ) flush to the right. The equation should be in the center.

References in the text should be cited following the Harvard style, with the following format:

  • Single author: Author, year
  • Two authors: Author and Author, year
  • Three and more authors: First author et al., year

In the reference section, the references should be written in full, as follows:

Style for papers: Author last name, followed by first initial, (year), Journal Title (italics), volume (issue), page range.

Style for books: Author last name, followed by first initial, (year) title (italics), location and publisher, chapter or page numbers (if desired).

Style for website: (accessed October 2013)

Sample format for references is as follows:

For Paper

[3]M. Khalid, S. Omatu, and R. Yusof, “Temperature Regulations with Neural Networks and Alternative Control Schemes”’ IEEE Trans on Neural Networks, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 572-582, May, 1995.

For Book

[4]S. Omatu, M. Khalid, and R. Yusof, Neural-Control and Its Applications, London: Springer-Verlag 1995.

If your paper is in Bahasa Malaysia, please provide an abstract in English.

At the end of the manuscript, each author should provide a brief profile (less than 150 words), together with recent photographs (preferable less than 3 MB).



Try to include the illustrations in between the text.

Originals for illustrations should be sharp, noise-free and of good contrast.

Each illustration must be numbered such as “Figure 1, Figures 2-3, etc.” and have a meaningful caption at the bottom. For tables, the caption must be at the top.

On graphs, show only the coordinate axes, or at most the major grid lines, to avoid a dense hard-thread result.

All lettering should be large enough to permit legible reduction of the figure to column width, perhaps as much as 4:1. Typing on figures is not acceptable.

Photographs should be glossy prints, of good contrast and gradation and any reasonable size.

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