A manuscript template for JAH
First Author 1 *, Second Author 2 , Third Author 3
1 First Business or Academic Affiliation, City, State, Zip Code, Country
2 Second Business or Academic Affiliation, City, State, Zip Code, Country
3 Third Business or Academic Affiliation, City, State, Zip Code, Country
An abstract of 150-250 words should be included in the paper. The abstract should be formatted as an unnumbered section and should be one-column. Abstracts are required for all papers. The abstract should state the purpose, approach, results and conclusions of the work. Be sure to define all symbols used in the abstract, and do not cite references in this section.
Keywords : Four to six keywords should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article. These should not duplicate key words from the title, separated by commas.
All manuscripts are to be submitted online. This document can be used as a template for Microsoft Word versions 2007. Carefully follow the journal paper submission process. Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction. The style from these instructions will adjust your fonts and line spacing. Please do not change the font sizes or line spacing to squeeze more text into a limited number of pages .
2 Preliminary notes
The manuscript should be prepared using only Microsoft Word . The papers should be in English. Before submission, performing a spellcheck and a grammar check is mandatory. Articles written in poor English will be rejected without any scientific review. Any article which will not meet the writing guidelines requests will be rejected. Any articles including plagiarism will be rejected and the authors will be banned to publish in the journal.
Use the same symbol into a definition over the entire article. Use correct symbols for physical or technical terms. (Example: ε0 and not ε0 for permittivity). Do not repeat definitions over the article. Refer to already defined symbols, equations, theorems by using the cross reference number (Example: As pointed in (1) the…).
3 A step before the final submission
Detailed submission guidelines can be found on the journal web pages. All authors are responsible for understanding these guidelines before submitting their manuscript.
3.1 Headings and format
Sections and subsections should be numbered as 1, 2, etc. and 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 respectively. Capital letters should be used for the initial letter of each noun and adjective in the section titles, the section should be formatted as left, bold, Times New Roman, and 16pt font size . For subsection (left, bold, Times New Roman, and 14pt), the initial letter of first word should be capitalized and also similarly for other sub-subsections (left, bold, times new roman, and 12pt).
3.2 Figures, photos, tables, and equations
A table, figure, equation, and the corresponding text which is describing it should be placed on the same page. Otherwise it may be placed on the immediate following page. One page may contain images no more than 2/3 of its entire content. Do not add multiple or irrelevant photos in your article. Photos must be crystal clear with such resolution to allow fine details visibility. If necessary, put two figures on horizontal arrangement. The elements from any photo must be explained using numbers, letters, etc. The text within a figure or photo must have the same style, shape and height as the caption has.
Any table, figure or picture must have a caption (Fig.1, Table1, etc.) followed by a proper description. (Example: Fig.2. The experimental setup).
All similar graphics must be generated using the same software product (Excel, Origin, Mathematica, etc.). Importing graphics into the article as images (JPG, BMP, PNG, etc.) should be avoided. All similar electronic schematics, charts, program flow, simulated characteristics, etc. from the article should be generated using the same software product. Importing images from other articles or books it’s totally forbidden unless they are cited.
Table 1: Title of the table (Times New Roman, and 8pt).
Fig. 1: Title of the figure (Times New Roman, and 8pt).
3.2.1 Labels of figures and tables
A figure or photo should be labeled with ”Fig.” and a table with ”Table”. It must be assigned with Arabic numerals as a figure or a table number; the figure number and caption should be placed below the figure. The first letter of the caption should be in capital letter (Example: Fig.1.). The first letter of the following description should be in capital letter. ( Example: Fig.1. The experimental setup.) The table number and caption should be placed on top of the table as shown in Table 1. Use Table 1 format as a model for your tables. Be careful to keep the same aspect for all the tables in the article despite the number of columns.
Figures and tables should be placed in the middle of the page between left and right margins. More than one figure or one table is accepted on horizontal arrangement for efficient use of space. Reference to the figure in the text should use ”Fig.” instead of ”Figure”. Figures and tables should be sized as they are to appear in print. Check the visibility of your figures, tables or pictures by creating a press resolution PDF with at least 3600dpi. Articles with figures or tables not correctly sized will be returned to the author for reformatting.
4 Material and methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the discussion.
Although a conclusion may review the main points of the paper, it must not replicate the abstract. A conclusion might elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest applications and extensions. Do not cite references in the conclusion as all points should have been made in the body of the paper. Note that the conclusion section is the last section of the paper to be numbered. The appendix (if present), acknowledgment, and references are listed without numbers.
The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors' industrial links and affiliations. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest in a covering letter submitted with the manuscript. Financial and technical assistance may be acknowledged here. Anonymous reviewers should not be acknowledged. It is the authors' responsibility to obtain written permission to quote material that has appeared in another publication.
Reference in-text citation and listing should be performed according to the Harvard (author-date) referencing style. If you use the name of the author(s) in your writing, place the year of publication of the work in parentheses after the author’s name. For example “Mullane (2006) conducted research into the effect of…”. If you refer to a work in the text of your paper, place the author's last name and the year of publication of the work in parentheses at the end of the sentence. For example “The research conclusively proved a correlation between the results (Mullane, 2006)”.If a work has one or two authors cite all names every time the reference occurs in text. If a work has more than two authors include only the first author followed by et al. e.g (Schneider et al. 2007). If two different references shortened in this manner become the same include letters (Schneider et al. 2007a, Schneider et al. 2007b) to distinguish them .
Each item cited in the reference list must have been cited in the main text. All sources appearing in the reference list must be ordered alphabetically by surname. In the reference list all authors should be included except when there are 7 or more authors. In these instances give the first six authors and abbreviate the remaining authors to et al.
Examples of reference list are included bellow.
Dingman, S., L. 2002. Physical hydrology. 2nd edn., Waveland Press, Illinois, USA, 646 pp
Zhang, J., H. Wang and V.P. Singh. 2011. Information entropy of a rainfall network in China. In: Wu, D.D. and Y. Zhu (eds.) Modelling risk management for resources and development. 11-20 pp., Springer, Berlin, Germany.
Family Name, First letter of Name., Family Name, First letter of Name., Year . Title of Article, Journal Name, Volume Number (Issue Number), First page number- end page number.
Ballo, S., Liu, M., Hou, L., 2009. Pollutants in stormwater runoff in shanghai: implications for management of urban runoff pollution. Progress in Natural Science 19(7), 873-880.
Non-English journal article:
Give the original title, as well as an English translation in brackets. For paper published in Persian, translate all title in English and add in Persian with English abstract at the end.
Bertoft, E., Qin, Z., Manelius, R., 1993. Untersuchungen über die struktur von erbsen stärken [ Studies on the structure of pea starches] Starch/ Stärke, , 45, 420-425.
Farmani, J., Safari, M., Roohvand, Aghasadeghi, F., 2011. Production of conjugated linoleic acid by transformed E.coli. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences 21(82): 37-46. (In Persian with English abstract).
Article with doi:
Wong, T. H. F., Fletcher, T. D., Duncan, H. P., Jenkins, G. A., 2006. Modelling urban stormwater treatment- a unified approach. Ecological Engineering 27, 58-70. doi: 10.1016/j. ecoleng. 2005.10.014.
Schumann, S., Herrmann, A., Duncker, D., 2008. Trends in runoff characteristics and hydrological regime changes in the Lange Bramke Basin, Harz Mountains, Germany. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial International Conference of the Euro-Mediterranean Network of Experimental and Representative Basins (ERB), 111-116 pp., Krakow, Poland.
Family Name, First letter of Name., Family Name, First letter of Name., Year . Title of Book. Publication Company Name. city name, country name, number of pages.
Henderson, F. M., 1966. Open channel flow. McMillan, New York, USA, 522p.
Thesis and Reports:
Rouse, A.C., 2002. Information technology outsourcing revisited: success factors and risks, PhD thesis, Dept. of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Ausralia, 180 pp.
ASCE, 1998. Urban Runoff Quality Management (ASCE manuals and report on engineering practice n.87). American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, USA.
Tan, I.S., Arnold, F.F., (US Air Force) 1993, In situ molecular composites based on rigid-rod polyamides, US patent 5 247 057.