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Author Guidelines

1. Type of Manuscripts
2. Organization of the Manuscript
3. Language
4. Submission of the Manuscript
5. Peer Review
6. Revision of the Manuscript
7. Special Features, Appendices and Supplementary Material
8. Preprint Option
9. Publication of the Manuscript

Frontiers in Science and Engineering an International Journal edited by Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication.

1 Type of Manuscripts

The FSE Journal publishes the following article types:
Reviews/State of the art, usually through Academy invitation and organized into themed issues, report on recent advances in science and technology. 20 pages maximum according to the format given.
Original Research Papers contain innovative and hypothesis-driven research; supported by sound experimental design, methodology, proofs, and data interpretation. 16 pages maximum according to the format given.
Letters to the Editor: May be submitted by readers commenting articles already published by the Journal. 1 to 2 pages maximum according to the format given.

2 Organization of the Manuscript

The entire manuscript, including mathematical equations, flow-sheets, chemical structures, tables, and figures must be prepared in electronic form and submitted as pdf files. Use Times New Roman size 12. For all special characters (e.g., Greek characters) use the font Symbol. Use carriage returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to break lines of text. Automatic hyphenation should be turned off. Do not insert spaces before punctuation. Verify the correct spelling for the final version with the Spelling and Grammar function of Word.

3 Language

Manuscripts should be written in English.

4 Submission of the Manuscript

The manuscript and supplementary material must be send by the corresponding author to the Editor in an electronic form as pdf files.
You may be required to register as a new user within the Publication System Manager upon your first visit. Straightforward login and registration procedures can be found on the website. Editorial Manager allows authors to track the progress of manuscript review in real time. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for submitting manuscripts can be found on the website. All correspondence regarding your manuscript must go through Publication System Manager.
Authors are asked to prepare their papers, and PDF files, according to the templates and guidelines provided below.
The author(s) need to supply the following items:
• the PDF file of the paper
• a signed Assignment of Copyright Form (once the paper accepted)
We highly recommend that authors prepare their papers/PDFs using the following Microsoft Word or LaTeX templates, which can be downloaded from the following linksA copyright license form will be provided to the corresponding author only when a paper is accepted for publication.

5 Peer Review

All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent referees, and a referee should never communicate directly with an author. A referee must treat as confidential material the manuscript and any supplementary material. Authors may suggest names and email addresses of expert reviewers, but selection remains a prerogative of the Editors. Authors may include supplementary notes to facilitate the review process. If an accepted paper is cited that has not yet appeared in print and is required for evaluation of the submitted manuscript, authors should provide an electronic version for use by the Reviewers. Authors are responsible for all statements in their work, including changes made by the copy editor after a manuscript is accepted.

6 Revision of the Manuscript

All comments made by referees must be addressed. A letter describing all changes that were made should be attached with the revised version of the manuscript. A copyright license form must accompany the final version of the manuscript.

7 Special Features, Appendices and Supplementary Materia

Special features containing highly interactive features or large databases can be included. All authors are encouraged to take advantage WEB online publishing capabilities (i.e. 3-D, video, and interactive graphics). All special features must be created by the Author's).
Authors who wish to publish electronic supplementary material to their article (Excel files, images, audio/video files) must submit the supplementary files/materials with their manuscript submission via our online peer review tracking Publication System Manager. Note that supplementary files are not automatically included in the reviewer PDF. Please therefore note in the cover letter if these materials should be evaluated by reviewers.

8 Preprint Option

Before making a PDF file of your article, please check the following tips in the next section.
Article checklist
There are a number of essential basic requirements which must be followed during preparation of your article. If article PDFs are prepared without following these essential requirements, publication may be delayed until a usable and compatible PDF is received.
Articles must not contain page numbers, headers or footers
This is extremely important. Page numbers, copyright details etc are added by the Publication System Manager Publishing during the production and publication process. If you put page numbers on your paper we will have to contact you for a replacement PDF, which could delay publication. Article margins must be adequate
We recommend a minimum 15mm all round. The Microsoft Word template or Latex templates automatically provide the correct margins so their use is highly recommended.
All articles must have an abstract
When readers are searching for information online, an abstract of an article is the first thing they see. Your abstract needs to be concise but convey as much information as possible about the content of your article. In addition, our Publication System Manager Publishing will supply your abstract to many other database systems used by researchers to find papers. Addresses should be complete and include the country and a contact name
The title of the article, author names with full first name (no degrees), each author’s affiliation, and a suggested running head (of less than 50 characters, including spaces). The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (usually university or company), city, and country and should be typed as a footnote to the author’s name. For the corresponding author designated to correspond with the Editorial Office and review proofs, indicate his/her complete mailing address, office/cellular telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. During production of the electronic paper we may need to contact you if there is something to check or for a request a replacement PDF file.
References should be complete and carefully formatted
Online versions of all reference lists will, wherever possible, be electronically linked to the articles that you cite. Reference lists containing many links direct to the cited paper are a valuable research tool. The time and effort spent in preparing your references, so that they can be linked, will be very appreciated by readers of your paper. Please, notice also that all the citations should be justified according to the contents of the proposed article. Abusive citations of the same author may induce a certain delay in the overall review process PrePrint
Any manuscript received for publication in FSE can be published on the Web as preprint. All authors submitting a manuscript must clearly indicate that they wish to publish it as a preprint. The referees appreciate if the manuscript meets the basic requirements for publication and recommend its publication as preprint. A preprint not accepted for publication by the referees will be immediately removed from the preprint collection. A published paper which was previously available as a preprint will have clearly indicated the date when it was first published on the Web. A work published as preprint can benefit from comments from the readers which can eventually improve the manuscript. Revised versions that incorporate corrections from reviewers and suggestions from readers can be also published as preprints.

9 Publication of the Manuscript

Accepted papers are published as PDF files available at the Web site of the Academy.
Transfer of Copyright Form
A signed copy of the Transfer of Copyright must be submitted online as part of the manuscript submission process (FSECopyright.pdf).Astract
Reviews/State of the Art, Original Research Articles, require an abstract. The abstract is limited to 300 words or less. For Research Articles, the abstract should include a brief statement for each of the sections related to Introduction, Methods/Approaches/Materials and Discussion, and Conclusion written in paragraph form. All abstracts must be written in one paragraph, with no subheadings, equations, tables, reference citations or graphics.
Provide a list of no more than 5 key words.
Required for Reviews/State of the art and Original Research Articles.
Main Text Body
For Original Research Articles, organize the main text as follows: Introduction, Approach/Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. The use of subheadings to divide the text is encouraged. Primary, Secondary, and Third level headings should be clearly defined, but do not use numbers or letters.
Recommended word counts are as follows: Reviews/State of the art: 8000, Original Research Articles : 6000.
Use abbreviations sparingly, and define them at the first insertion in the text. Use the metric system for all measurements. Express metric abbreviations in lowercase letters without periods (cm, ml, sec). Define all symbols used in equations and formulas. When symbols are used extensively, the authors may include a list of all symbols in a table. Conclusion
The conclusion should be a brief paragraph, containing 3 to 4 sentences, that summarizes the findings presented. Acknowledgments
Include funding source(s) and other contributions. If the work has been funded by any organisation please provide name(s) of funding institute(s) and grant number(s). References
References should conform to Vancouver style and be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Cite in the text by the appropriate Arabic numeral enclosed in parentheses, e.g., (1), (2-5), etc.
It is advisable to limit the maximum number of references as really needed only.
References to unpublished peer-reviewed, personal communications, including conference abstracts, and papers in preparation or in review, cannot be listed, but can be notated parenthetically in the text.
Abbreviations for journal names should conform to those of Vancouver style (as depicted in ). The style and punctuation of the references should conform to conventional referencing.
Whenever, the paper is not yet published officially but accepted, please write down the corresponding DOI within the reference.
Authors may identify uniform resource locators (URLs) for websites that provide the reader with additional information on the topic addressed in the manuscript. Although URLs are an important feature of electronic publishing, authors are encouraged to be very selective in their choice of sites to include. Do not include links to sites that are not accessible without a password.
All on-line documents should contain author(s), title, On-line document/ Web /FTP /organisation /On-line database/ Supplementary material/ Private homepage , and Accessed Day Month Year, so that readers can refer to.
Tables must be created in Microsoft Word /Latex table format. Tables should be numbered (with Roman numerals) and referred to by number in the text. Center the title above the table, and type explanatory footnotes (indicated by superscript lowercase letters) below the table. Data must be placed in separate cells of the table to prevent text and numbers from shifting when the table is converted for publication on the Internet. Empty cells may be inserted to create spacing. Tables should not duplicate information provided in the text. Instead, tables should be used to provide additional information that illustrates or expands on a specific point the author wishes to make. Each table should be self-explanatory. Figures
The FSE offers authors the use of color figures in online published manuscripts. Figures (as well as photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. All Electronic artwork must be submitted online via our online peer review tracking system, Publication System Manager.
The maximum combined count for tables and figures for papers should not exceed 15 to 20. Footnotes
Footnotes should be avoided. When their use is absolutely necessary, footnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer. Place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text. Use the appropriate superscript numeral for citation in the text.