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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


JPAS operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. All papers must be submitted via the online system.


If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the JIAP Author Licensing Service they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.


All submissions including book reviews must have a separate title page, be double-line spaced and have a margin of 3 cm all around. Illustrations and tables must be located after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files. The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times New Roman is preferred.

During the submission process you must include:

Title page: This should contain the full title, a short title of up to 70 characters and author information. The co-author information should be simple, only the co-author's institution name and country should be given. No detailed addresses with department names are required. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the corresponding author (who is to check the proofs).  On the title page please include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s). Please include any acknowledgements on the title page.

Main document - Please include an abstract. The abstract should be entitled summary. Your abstract should be up to a maximum of 200 words. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.  Underneath your abstract please include between 3 and 8 keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.  Your manuscript should be no more than 7000 words (excluding abstract and references). Tables covering half a page would be equivalent to 300 words and a whole page to 500 words. Articles in excess of this word limit are likely to be returned to the author for revision. Experience shows that readers welcome shorter articles.

Please note that all main documents should be entitled "article" throughout the text.

Your manuscript file should not contain author/identifying information so that we may send this blinded file to reviewers.

Reference style: References should be cited in the text as name and year within brackets and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Collins, 1998a), (Collins, 1998b). Where three or more authors are listed in the reference list, please cite in the text as (Collins et al., 1998). All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. References should be listed in the following style:

Jin WG, Cheung YK, Zienkiewicz OC.1991. Trefftz method for Kirchhoff plate bending problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 36 : 765-781.  

Reismann H.1988. Elastic Plates: Theory and Application . Wiley: New York.

*The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an identification system for intellectual property in the digital environment. Developed by the International DOI Foundation on behalf of the publishing industry, its goals are to provide a framework for managing intellectual content, link customers with publishers, facilitate electronic commerce, and enable automated copyright management.


Further information: For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the corresponding author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Further reprints and copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice


Copyright Statement

Authors who publish with JPAS agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Permissions and reuse

For authors

Authors may use their own articles for the following non-commercial purposes without asking our permission (and subject only to acknowledging first publication in JPAS and giving a full reference or web link, as appropriate). 

  1. Posting a pdf of their own article on their own personal or institutional website, for which no charge for access is made.
  2. Making a reasonable number of copies for personal or non commercial professional use.

This includes the contributor’s own teaching purposes.

  1. Republishing part or all of the article in a book or other publication edited by the author (except for multiple contributions in the same book or publication, for which permission needs to be sought.
  2. Using individual figures or tables or extracts of text (up to 300 words) in other publications published by a third party.
  3. Using the article in a course pack or compilation (whether paper or electronic) in the authors’ institution. This does not apply if a commercial charge is made for the compilation or training programme.


For third parties

All Research articles published by JPAS are published by default as open access.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 650000.00 (IDR)