About Journal

 The “International Journal of Engineering: Basics, Applications and Aspects”, published quarterly and distributed internationally by the Materials and Energy Research Center provides a forum for publication of significant engineering advancements and developments in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical, mining, nuclear, petroleum, polymer, textile and interdisciplinary areas of engineering. All prospective authors are invited to submit their original contributions on new theoretical and applied aspects of growing research. All manuscripts submitted, including symposium papers, will be peer reviewed by qualified scholars assigned by the editorial board.
    You are cordially encouraged to use this journal as a means of dissemination of information on the various facets of engineering and technical problems; and to impart specialized knowledge, quality and excellence to strengthen the perception of technological resources and needs of the world. The IJE is looking forward to receiving your assistance to working together to develop a worthwhile, high quality journal.
  Aims and Scope  

The objective of the International Journal of Engineering is to provide a forum for communication of information among the world's scientific and technological community and Iranian scientists and engineers. This journal intends to be of interest and utility to researchers and practitioners in the academic, industrial and governmental sectors. All original research contributions of significant value in all areas of engineering discipline are welcome. 
    This journal is published in two quarterly transactions. Transactions A (Basics) deals with the engineering fundamentals. Transactions B (Applications) are concerned with the application of engineering knowledge in the daily life of the human being and Transactions C (Aspects) - starting from January 2012 - emphasize on the main engineering aspects whose elaboration can yield knowledge and expertise that can equally serve all branches of engineering discipline. 
     This journal will publish authoritative papers on theoretical and experimental researches and advanced applications embodying the results of extensive field, plant, laboratory or theoretical investigation or new interpretations of existing problems. It may also feature - when appropriate - research notes, technical notes, state-of-the-art survey type papers, short communications, letters to the editor, meeting schedules and conference announcements. The language of publication is English. Each paper should contain an abstract both in English and Persian. However, for the authors who are not familiar with Persian language, the publisher will prepare the translations. The abstracts should not exceed 250 words. 
      All manuscripts will be initially checked for plagiarism and then peer-reviewed by qualified reviewers. The material should be presented clearly and concisely: 

  • Full papers must be based on completed original works of significant novelty. The papers are strictly limited in length, maximum 8 journal pages (including graphical, actual and persian abstracts, figures and tables). This means for the 1st 8 pages there is no page charges. However, lengthy contributions may be considered just for the exceeded 8 pages; that may require extra page charges. It is advised to keep papers limited to 4500 words. 
  • Research notes are considered as short items that include theoretical or experimental results of immediate current interest.
  • Technical notes are also considered as short items of enough technical acceptability with more rapid publication appeal. 

The length of a research or technical note is recommended not to exceed 2500 words or 4-6 journal pages (including figures and tables).

  •  Review papers are only considered from highly qualified well-known authors generally assigned by the editorial board or editor-in-chief. Author of review papers should have high qualifications with distinct developed research area; an outstanding scholar with an extensive publications.
  •  Short communications and letters to the editor should contain a text of about 1000 words and whatever figures and tables that may be required to support the text. They include discussion of full papers and short items and should contribute to the original article by providing confirmation or additional interpretation. Discussion of papers will be referred to author(s) for reply and will concurrently be published with reply of author(s). 
  Instructions for Authors  

Submission of a manuscript represents that it has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere and is result of research carried out by author(s). Presentation in a conference and appearance in a symposium proceeding is not considered prior publication. 
      Authors are required to include a list describing all the symbols and abbreviations in the paper. Use of the international system of measurement units is mandatory. 

  • On-line submission of manuscripts results in faster publication process and is recommended. Instructions are given in the IJE web sites: www.ije.ir
  • Hardcopy submissions must include MS Word and jpg files.
  • Manuscripts should be typewritten on one side of A4 paper, double-spaced, with adequate margins.
  • References should be numbered in brackets and appear in sequence through the text. List of references should be given at the end of the paper.
  • Figure captions are to be indicated under the illustrations. They should sufficiently explain the figures.
  • Illustrations should appear in their appropriate places in the text.
  • Tables and diagrams should be submitted in a form suitable for reproduction.
  • Photographs should be of high quality saved as jpg files.
  • Tables, Illustrations, Figures and Diagrams will be normally printed in single column width (8cm). Exceptionally large ones may be printed across two columns (17cm).
  • Graphical abstract is not mandatory but highly encouraged for manuscript types. The graphical abstracts that summarize the main features of the research will be published after the approval of the editorial board.
  Open Access Policy  

Definition of Open Access Publication from Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing: An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:

  1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship [2], as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
  2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed Central is such a repository).

All articles published in International Journal of Engineering are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) which permits:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

  Copy right policy  
  • Copyright of articles in International Journal of Engineering is retained by the author(s).
  • Authors grant International Journal of Engineering a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.
  Page Charges and Reprints  
IJE subscribers do not need to make any payment for publication and reprints. Extra pages additional to the first 8 journal free pages may face page charges. 

Page Charges for Papers More Than 8 Pages (Including Abstract)
For International Author ***   $55 / per page
For Local Author   100,000 Toman / per page

*** If you are an international author and your paper has more than 8 journal pages, please contact office@ije.ir to get information regarding the payment process.

  Archiving Policy  

The journal is now archiving electronically at the local & international repositories as follows:


  Author Checklist  
  • Author(s)’ bio-data including affiliation(s) and mail and e-mail address(es).
  • Manuscript including abstracts, key words, illustrations, tables, figures with figure captions and list of references.
  • MS Word file of the paper.
  Publication Ethics PDF Version  

1. Author responsibility
The authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public. 
It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to IJE are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism. 
Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a published paper, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the original material. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and its authors will be banned for duration of three years from publishing in IJE. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises. 
Information on what constitutes plagiarism is provided below. 

2. Plagiarism: Definition and Context
Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.
Plagiarism may constitute the following: 

  • Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks); 

  • Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Self-plagiarism, as a related issue, is the word for word or almost word for word reproduction of portions of one's own copyrighted work without proper citation of the original material. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (for example from conference proceedings) where proper reference was given for the original text. 

International Journal of Engineering editorial board will place any plagiarism-related investigation at high priority and will take appropriate action as needed. 

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest such as any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations concerning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. 

By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript. 

Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF. This software can be downloaded from the following website:

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. To avoid delay in publication, corrected proofs should be faxed to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt.


Allegations of misconduct

Dealing with possible misconduct

  • Editors should follow the COPE flowcharts where applicable.
  • Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct or if an allegation of misconduct is brought to them. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers.
  • Editors should not simply reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct. They are ethically obliged to pursue alleged cases.
  • Editors should first seek a response from those suspected of misconduct. If they are not satisfied with the response, they should ask the relevant employers, or institution, or some appropriate body (perhaps a regulatory body or national research integrity organization) to investigate.
  • Editors should make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper investigation into alleged misconduct is conducted; if this does not happen, editors should make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem. This is an onerous but important duty.

  Appeals and Complaints process

 Conflicts of interest


The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) states in its Guidelines on Good Publication Practice (2003) that:

‘Conflicts of interest arise when authors, reviewers, or editors have interests that are not fully apparent and that may influence their judgments on what is published. They have been described as those which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived.’

the journal defines a conflict of interest as arising from any relationship authors, reviewers or editors have which interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of a manuscript. Conflicts of interest can be financial or non-financial, professional or personal, and can arise in relation to an organization or an individual. the Journal Commits full disclosure by authors of all conflicts of interest relevant to a submitted manuscript, which is integral to the transparent reporting of research.

Sources of funding for reported research, as well as relevant commercial relationships of authors represent special categories of potential financial conflicts of interest for which specific disclosures are expected by the scientific community and the public.

  Conflict of Interest: Obligations of Authors

Appropriate disclosures are made in three distinct sections of a manuscript: Acknowledgements, Funding, and Disclosures. The distinctions between these sections are described below.

  • All sources of funding for the research reported, including direct and indirect financial support, supply of equipment or materials, in-kind support (e.g., optical design/manufacturing) and other support (such as specialist statistical or writing assistance) should be disclosed in the manuscript. Specific sources of government, foundation, or commercial grants or awards, including identifiers if available, should be listed in a separate Funding section for each author. Other sources of relevant research funding may be listed in an Acknowledgments section.
  • Authors should list in the Disclosures section any additional conflicts of interest, financial or non-financial, dealing with the subject matter of the manuscript that editors, reviewers or readers might reasonably expect to know or might otherwise affect the interpretation of the findings.
  • If there are no conflicts, the Disclosures section should include the following statement: "The authors declare no conflicts of interest."
  • It is the responsibility of the First or Corresponding Author to assure that each Co-author is aware of this Policy and to ensure that all required funding and disclosure information is included for all authors.
  • Authors are expected to submit a Correction if a previously unrecognized conflict of interest is discovered after publication.

  Conflict of Interest: Obligations of Editors

  • Editors should disclose to the editor-in-chief any conflicts of interest, financial or non-financial, resulting from direct competitive, collaborative (within the past five years), or other relationships with any of the authors or organizations with interests in the paper, and avoid cases in which such conflicts preclude an objective evaluation. If in doubt, the editor is encouraged to consult with the editor-in-chief regarding the appropriate course of action.
  • If a manuscript competes with the research of an editor such that the editor feels s/he could not handle the paper objectively, or whose handling could be perceived as biased, the editor should decline responsibility for that manuscript. If in doubt, the editor is encouraged to consult with the editor-in-chief regarding the appropriate course of action.
  • Editors should take all disclosed conflicts of interest into account during the review process.
  • Editors should attempt to avoid reviewers who have known conflicts of interest that, in the editors' judgment, could interfere with an unbiased review.
  • Article submissions from editors are managed so that no details of the review process, other than those available to all authors, are accessible to the editor.

  Conflict of Interest: Obligations of Reviewers

  • Reviewers should disclose to the editor conflicts of interest, financial or non-financial, resulting from direct competitive, collaborative (within the past five years), or other relationships with any of the authors or organizations with interests in the paper, and avoid cases in which such conflicts preclude an objective evaluation. If in doubt, the reviewer is encouraged to consult with the editor regarding the appropriate course of action.

For more information, please see the following COPE guidelines regarding conflict of interest: