Guide for Authors

Guidelines for Authors

In order to speed up the process of manuscript peer reviewing, authors are encouraged to submit their papers to Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology according to the guidelines provided below. Manuscripts are submitted electronically via the journal website located at http://jpst.ripi.ir/.

Manuscript Formatting

Authors are responsible for the proper formatting of manuscripts. While you are preparing your paper for submission, please take care of the following set of guidelines:

Manuscript file type

Microsoft Office Word 2007 or newer

Paper size

A4

Margin on all sides

25 mm

Paper orientation

Portrait, double column

Header distance from top

12.5 mm

Footer distance from bottom

12.5 mm

Header and Footer

Different first page

Different odd and even pages

Text font type, unless defined otherwise.

Calibri, Regular

Text font size, unless defined otherwise.

11

Text paragraph line spacing

1.15 line

Text space before paragraph, unless defined otherwise.

6 pt

Text space after paragraph, unless defined otherwise.

6 pt

Text paragraph alignment, unless defined otherwise.

Justified Low

Keywords

3 to 5 items

Manuscript number of pages

Maximum 20 pages including figures and tables

First Page Header

Font: Calibri 10 Bold

Space before first line: 0 pt

Space after second line: 0 pt

Line spacing: Single

Alignment: Right

Example:

Journal of Petroleum

Science and Technology

Title

Font: Arial 14 Bold

Space before title: 18 pt

Space after title: 18 pt

Line spacing: 1.15

Alignment: Left

Example:

AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON IMPROVING THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTHS OF PLASTICS

Author Names

Font: Calibri 11

Space before: 0 pt

Space after: 6 pt

Line spacing: 1.15

Alignment: Left

Corresponding author: defined by asterisk sign (*) in front of the author name (after the affiliation number) and described in the footnote area as given in the example below:

Example:

J. Doe1*, E. Smith2, and S. Zusp1

Affiliation

The full names of authors and academic and/or other professional affiliations of all the authors should be included on the title page.

Font: Calibri 10

Space before and after lines: 0 pt

Space after the last line: 12 pt

Line spacing: 1.15

Alignment: Left

Example:

1 School of Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of PolymerEngineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Each article should be summarized in a concise and factual abstract limited to 150 to 300 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. It is recommended that references, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations, formula, and any other signs should be avoided in the abstract.

Headline

Headlines should be set in UPPERCASE letters. An example can be like:

Font: Arial 11 Bold

Space before and after lines: 12 pt

Space after the last line: 3 pt

Line spacing: 1.15

Alignment: Left

Example:

INTRODUCTION

Equations

All the equations should be typed using either Math Type tool or Microsoft Word Equation Editor 2007 or newer.

Example:

Math Type Equation:  

Or

Microsoft Word Equation Editor 2007 or newer

Illustrations

Illustrations submitted should be clean digital files which do not infringe copyright. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow the below criteria. Moreover, the raw data of graphs and curves can also be submitted as supplementary documents for the reproduction or plotting the graphs in case needed.

300 dpi or higher;

Sized to fit on journal page;

JPEG, TIFF, PSD, or XCF graphic formats;

SVG, EMF, or WMF vector formats;

Submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures must be embedded in the manuscript text. A caption must appear above each table; any footnotes should be suitably identified below the table. All units must also be included.

Figures should be completely labeled with a caption given below the figure.

 

Table 1: Effect of particle size distribution on compressive strength

 

Compressive Strength (MPa)

20-hour

50-hour

80-hour

Before improvement

10.0

16.2

30.0

After improvement

15.2

17.5

34.0

Table properties

Table: AutoFit to Window

Row Height: 6 mm

Border: All Borders

Calibri 10

Space before and after lines: 0 pt

Line spacing: 1.15

Alignment: Center

Table Caption Properties

Calibri 10 Bold

Space before caption: 6 pt

Space after caption: 0 pt

Line spacing: 1.15

Alignment: Center


 Figure 4: Effect of quartz powder on the initial and final setting times of cement

Figure Caption Properties

Font: Calibri 10 Bold

Space before caption: 0 pt

Space after caption: 0 pt

Line spacing: 1.15

Alignment: center

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements should be placed at the end of paper preceding the references.

Nomenclatures

Nomenclatures, if required, should come after acknowledgements.

MRI     : Magnetic resonance imaging

SEM     : Scanning Electron Microscopy

References

Labelling Citations

References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text and they are identified by Arabic numerals in square brackets [1].

Calibri 11

Space before first line: 3 pt

Space after second line: 3 pt

Line spacing: single

Indentation: Special, Hanging 7.5 mm

Alignment: Justified Low

Print References

Standard Journal Articles

Author(s), “Article Title,” Journal Title, Year, vol., pp.

Example:

Holliday R., Smith M. K., and Doe J., “Simulation of ATRP Copolymerization,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2002, 32, 489-498.

If there are more than four authors, the first four authors are listed followed by “et al.”:

Example:

Holliday R., Smith M. K., Doe J., Vasser A. et al., “Simulation of ATRP Copolymerization,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2002, 32, 489-498.

Articles not in English

As per journal articles in English.

Conference Proceedings

Articles from Conference Proceedings (published)

Author(s), “Article title,” Conference proceedings, year, pp.

Example:

Payne D. B. and Gunhold H. G., “Digital Sundials and Broadband Technology,” in Proc. IOOC-ECOC, 1986, 557-998.

Papers Presented at Conferences (unpublished)

Author(s), “Article title,” Conference name, Location, year.

Example:

Brandli B., Due J., Dick M., “Engineering Names and Concepts,” presented at the 2nd Int. Conf. Engineering Education, Frankfurt, Germany, 1999.

Standards/Patents

Author(s)/Inventor(s), “Name/Title,” Country where patent is registered, Patent number, date.

Example:

Rebecca E. E., Smith K., Doe J., “Alternating Current Power Supply,” U.S. Patent, 7 397 568, Nov. 3 1989.

Books

Personal author(s)

Author(s), Book Title (edition), Publishing Location: Publishing company, year, pp.

Example:

Rang H. P., Dale M. M., Ritter J. M., Moore P. K., Pharmacology (5th ed.), Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2003, 240-252.

Book Chapters

Author(s), “Chapter Title,” in Book Title (edition), volume, Editors name, Ed. Publishing location: Publishing company, year, pp.

Example:

Bourne J. E., “Synthetic Structure of Industrial Plastics,” in Plastics (2nd ed.), vol. 3, Peters J., Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964, 15-67.

Dissertations and Theses

Author, “Title,” Degree level, school, location, year.

Example:

Mack S., “Desperate Optimism,” M.A. thesis, University of Calgary, Canada, 2000.

Lecture

Lecturer(s), Occasion, Topic: “Lecture Title,” Location, date.

Example:

Maw S., Engg 251. Class Lecture, Topic: “Speed Skating,” ICT 224, Faculty of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Oct. 31, 2003.

Electronic References

Books

Author(s), Book Title (edition), [Type of medium], (year, Month), Vol. (issue), pp., Available: site/path/file [date accessed]

Example:

Calmer S., Engineering and Art (2nd ed.), [On-line], (1999, June), 27 (3), Available: www.enggart.com/examples/students.html [May 21, 2003].

Journal

Author(s), “Article title,” Journal title, [Type of medium], (year, Month), Vol. (issue), pages, Available: site/path/file [date accessed].

Example:

Paul. A., “Electrical Properties of Flying Machines,” Flying Machines, [On-line], (1987, October), 38 (1), 778-998, Available: www.flyingmachjourn/properties/fly.edu [Dec. 1, 2003].

World Wide Web

Author(s), “Title,” Internet: complete URL, date updated [date accessed].

Example:

Duncan M., “Engineering Concepts on Ice,” Internet: www.iceengg.edu/staff.html, Oct. 25, 2000 [Nov. 29, 2003].

 

Manuscript Submission Form

The Manuscript Submission Form must be downloaded from here, completed and signed by all the authors, and sent along with the manuscript file at the submission.