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International Journal on Algae

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENGINEERING JOURNALS

Submitting Articles through the Begell House Online Submission Site

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Articles should be submitted through the Begell House Online Submission Program by registering on the website (http://submission.begellhouse.com) and then navigate to the journal of your choice submission site.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: If you are a first-time user of our Submission Program, begin on the home page, click on Journals from the list of products, then click on the New User icon located at the top of the screen. Please complete the registration form and then click on the Submit button at the bottom left side of the form. Your completed form will be reviewed and a registration confirmation will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Please make sure you keep your username and password available for further use on the submission site. Although you will have the option to change your password you should never register again on the submission site.

If you have previously completed a registration form please select the Journals item from the list of products, enter your username and password and click on the Login button.

PREPARATION OF ELECTRONIC ARTICLE FILES:

  1. Write in clear, concise English. The author is responsible for all aspects of article preparation. Extensive changes to the article will not be undertaken by the Editor or during the production process.
  2. ORIGINAL ARTICLES SUBMITTED: for possible publication in one of the Begell House engineering journals, the initial manuscript should be in a single file that includes all figures and tables in single column text and be submitted in either MS-Word or PDF format. Please use 12-point type and Times New Roman typeface for all text and figure captions. Please ensure that high quality figures and tables are provided and that any text that is an actual part of the figures be no less than 9-point type.
  3. REVISIONS: After your article has been reviewed the Editor will inform you if any revisions must be made before your article can be accepted for publication. If revisions are required you must upload your revised files onto the submission site using your original username and password. DO NOT register again on the submission site.
  4. ACCEPTED ARTICLE: After your article has been accepted for publication, please provide your electronic files in the following format: 12-point type, on US Letter (preferred) or A4, double spaced with 1-inch margins all around. Times New Roman is the preferred typeface for text. Acceptable formats for text files are Microsoft Word (using .doc extension) or LaTex. All pages should be numbered consecutively, centered at the bottom of each page. Your article should begin with the title information and end with pages containing references, tables, and figure legends. Figures must be submitted in either a separate file containing all figures or individual figure files. All figures must be labeled (example: 1, 2, 3, etc) clearly for proper placement within the text. Figures can be submitted in the following formats: word, tiff, jpeg, or eps. All files should be uploaded onto the submission site using your original username and password.
  5. TRANSMITTAL AND COPYRIGHT FORM: These forms can be found on the Begell House submission site when you upload your final manuscript files. Each article submitted for publication must include a signed copyright form. All accepted articles, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher. We also require that you fill out a transmittal form. The transmittal form includes the following information: article title, short title for running heads, keywords (no more than 10 keywords), and all author names (include affiliation and e-mail addresses). Corresponding authors must include their complete mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number.
  6. PERMISSIONS: Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. ALL PERMISSIONS MUST BE INCLUDED WITH THE FINAL DRAFT OF YOUR ARTICLE.
  7. DECLARATION OF ORIGINALITY: Each article submitted must be accompanied by a statement that the article has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. The original electronic files of drawings, photos, and the article should be retained by the author until the conclusion of the publication process.
  8. OTHER ITEMS: All articles must include the following items:

    Author Information: Senior authors full name, affiliation, and e-mail address. Corresponding authors complete mailing address and e-mail address. Co-authors' affiliation and email address.

    Abstract: All articles must have an abstract not to exceed 250 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text.

    Key Words: All articles should have a list of key terms for indexing purposes. Three to ten key words or terms not in the title will assist indexers in cross-indexing your article.

    Body: Group all tables, figures, and figure captions at the end of the article, following the references. Equations should be numbered sequentially. Use no more than two levels of headings. Number headings sequentially using numerals, as follows: level 1 headings 1., 2., 3., etc.; level 2 headings 1.1., 2.1., etc. For articles containing more than a few symbols, include a nomenclature list in alphabetical order, with Greek symbols (also in alphabetical order and with a separate heading) following the alphabetical listing in English. The Nomenclature section should be placed after keywords and before the Introduction section. All articles must use SI units throughout; English units may be included parenthetically. The superscripts and subscripts should follow the Greek symbols at the end of the nomenclature list.

    Figures: Prepare figures so that they do not exceed the size of the journal pages (size requirements can be obtained by emailing journals@begellhouse.com). Use only Arial and Symbol fonts for text within figures. Text/symbols within the figure must be at least a size 9 point after rescaling to the final publication format. Acceptable formats for figures are TIFF, JPEG, or EPS files saved from the original application at 300-600 dpi. Because of the loss of resolution, embedding figure files in MS Word is not recommended. The preferred format is TIFF; however, maintaining a clear quality of the figures is most important. Do not use gray rules, only black. If the text is printed over gray backgrounds for any reason, the gray must be at least 50% lighter than the text. If possible, avoid grayscales entirely. In general, for best results, figures must be submitted at the highest possible quality. Figure captions should be typed, on a separate sheet. The author can submit color figures that will print in black and white, but will be in color online. Color reproduction of figures is possible at the author's expense, rates will be provided upon request.

    Tables: Tables should not be embedded in the text, but should be included at the end of the article. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included.

    Reference Format: Cite references in the text using the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication, either as "(Doe and Johnson, 1992)" or "Doe and Johnson (1992)." For more than two authors, use "Doe et al. (1992)." If any references contain identical authors and year of publication, cite in the form "Doe et al. (1992a)" and "Doe et al. (1992b)." Order the reference list alphabetically and format according to the following samples. Incorrectly formatted reference lists will be returned to the author for correction before acceptance.

    Journal: Nakayama, W. and Nakajima, T., (1982) Effects of Pore Diameters and System Pressure on Saturated Pool Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer from Porous Surfaces, J. Enhanced Heat Trans., 104(2), pp. 286-291.
    Book: Nield, D.A. and Bejan, A., (2005) Convection in Porous Media, New York: Springer-Verlag, p. 125-176.
    E-Books: Buyevich, Yu.A. and Alexandrov, D.V. (2005) Heat Transfer in Dispersons, Connecticut: Begell House, Available at http://dl.begellhouse.com/ebooks/b7f98f1e271b3e77a.html E-Books [accessed May 5, 2005]
    Edited Book: Yang, W. and Kim J.H. Eds., (1992) Rotating Machinery, New York: Begell House.
    Chapters of Edited Book: Nishikawa, K. and Ito, T., (1982) Augmentation of Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer by Prepared Surfaces, In T. Mizushima and W.J. Yang, Eds., Heat Transfer in Energy Problems, Washington, D.C.: Hemisphere Publishing, p. 111-1182.
    Conference Proceedings: Ma, T.M. (1987) Effects of Geometrical Shapes of Reentrant Grooves on Boiling Heat Transfer from Porous Surfaces, Heat Transfer 1986, Proc. of 8th Intl. Heat Trans. Conf., vol. 4, pp. 2013-2018.
    Dissertation: Richmond, J., (2004) Steady State Thermal Conductivity, PhD, University of Connecticut.
    Footnotes: Footnotes should be identified in the text by superscript Arabic numerals and cited consecutively within the paper. All footnotes should be compiled on a separate sheet.
    Webpages: Nonperiodical Web Document - Author, A. A. and Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved month day, year, from http://Web address.
    Chapter or Section of a Web document: Author, A. A. and Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. In Title of book or larger document (chapter or section number). Retrieved month day, year, from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
    Online Scholarly Journal Article: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number. Retrieved month day, year, from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

REVIEW PROCESS
The Editor-in-Chief will seek reviews of submitted articles from appropriate experts and will assure rapid turnaround. Each article will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Submission implies that the author is willing to make any necessary revisions. Retain all original figures until the conclusion of the publication process. Please upload your corrections onto the submission site.

PROOFS
A proof of the typeset article will be sent to the corresponding author for review and correction of technical information. Proofs should be carefully checked and returned promptly. Alterations made in proof should be absolutely minimal. The usual turnaround time for corrections is 48 hours (not counting weekends).

OFFPRINTS
An order form for offprints, copies of issues, subscriptions, and orders for color figures will be sent to the corresponding author with the author proofs. Authors who wish to purchase any of the above should fill out the order form and return it with author’s corrections. Corresponding authors are asked to provide their co-authors with the above information. Corresponding authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their article appears. If corresponding authors do not receive their complimentary copy of the journal, within 3 months after receiving their page proofs, they should notify Begell House immediately. Begell House will not honor claims for missing complimentary copies after the year in which the article is published.