Author Guidelines

What we look for in an article. We consider for publication in JAEC manuscripts which report original high-quality research that adds significantly to the body of knowledge concerning engineering, computation, and science. They should be scientifically sound, of interest to the community, and are not under consideration for publication in peer-reviewed literature elsewhere. To determine whether a manuscript fits within JEAC' s scope of interest, consult recent issues for content. Write in a style that is clear and concise, and use references as necessary to document statements. Copies of speeches are rarely accepted unless they are rewritten for publication.

Types of articles. JAEC publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news.

Reviewing. Manuscripts are evaluated using a Single blind-reviewing process. Once Manuscripts are submitted to JAEC, they undergo an initial screening by the editors including journal scope and plagiarism. If their contents are found to be substandard or beyond the scope of the journal, Manuscripts can be rejected without further consideration. If Manuscripts have a high percentage of Overall Similarity Index (probably be anything over 25%) checked by Turnitin, they will be returned to authors for re-submission. Once Manuscripts have passed the initial check, JAEC’ editors will select reviewers carefully from the worldwide research community and sent out to at least two reviewers. Manuscripts are evaluated for acceptance through editorial review. The Editor in Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of Manuscripts. The Editor’s decision is final.

Manuscript preparation

Language. Please write your text in good English. The text must be written in good scientific English using Microsoft Word or LaTex. Latex is highly recommended for papers submitting to JAEC. Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service available from TDTU.

Use of inclusive language. Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture or any other characteristic, and should use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, for instance by using 'he or she', 'his/her' instead of 'he' or 'his', and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping (e.g. 'chairperson' instead of 'chairman' and 'flight attendant' instead of 'stewardess').

A manuscript is typically structured in the following sequence:

  • Article title, which has to be informative and succinct, full names of authors and their affiliations
  • Abstract which describes in a concise way the scope, methods used, and main results of the study. Figure numbers, equation numbers, abbreviations should be avoided. The length of the abstract should normally be less than 150 words.
  • Keywords (maximum 5)
  • Introduction
  • Methods and Materials
  • Results and Discussion
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments


Citation in text:  Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list.

Please use this reference guide when preparing your paper.

Citation Service for Authors. Authors who feel their references which appear in the manuscript may require editing to eliminate errors and to conform to the correct APA citation style may wish to use the Citation Service available from TDTU

Manuscript submission

Article submission. All manuscripts must be submitted via the electronic submission management system. Register, then click on the ‘Submit an article’ link on the journal homepage to be guided through the submission process.

Submission to this journal proceeds completely online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a LaTex file or a Word document, in any format or layout that can be used by referees to evaluate your manuscript. It should contain high enough quality figures for refereeing. If you prefer to do so, you may still provide all or some of the source files at the initial submission. Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be uploaded separately.

The authors are responsible for the content of the contribution. If the number of authors is more than one, the corresponding author should be indicated.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

• E-mail address

• Full postal address

All necessary files have been uploaded:


• Include keywords

• All figures (include relevant captions)

• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)

• Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

• Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print

Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable)

Supplemental files (where applicable)

Further considerations

• The manuscript has been spell-checked and grammar-checked

• All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa

• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)

• A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare

• Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed

• Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements

Submission declaration and verification. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by TDTU originality detection service.

Manuscript post-submission

Article revision and resubmission. Once submitted, the manuscript is allotted to at least two competent reviewers who assess the content of the work. Reviewers may suggest changes, which are forwarded to the authors via email or can be downloaded from the corresponding author’s account. The authors should make a point-by-point response to the referee’s comments. Revised manuscripts are resubmitted via the ‘Submit a revised article’ link on the journal homepage.

After acceptance. The proof will be sent to you via email. The authors should check the proof carefully and return corrections in a timely manner.

Copyright transfer. After submitting the manuscript, you will be asked to electronically send to JAEC a filled-in copyright transfer form via the electronic submission management system. By transferring the copyright to JAEC, you grant Ton Duc Thang University permission to publish the manuscript and distribute the article electronically or in any other form to different databases and abstracting services including libraries, universities and anywhere else. When there is more than one author, it is understood that the submitting author has obtained agreement on the copyright transfer of all the other authors.

Changes to authorship. Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of the addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, the publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.

Reviewer Guidelines

Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, JAEC Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. JAEC adheres to a single-blind peer-review process that is rapid and fair, and also ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, JAEC needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts within 3-4 weeks after the time they are accepted to review. Maintaining JAEC as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and an ability to be objective, fair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts.

What Should Be Checked While Reviewing a Manuscript?

 1. Novelty

 2. Originality

 3. Scientific reliability

 4. Valuable contribution to the science

 5. Adding new aspects to the existed field of study

 6. Ethical aspects

 7. Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines

 8. References provided to substantiate the content

 9. Grammar, punctuation and spelling

 10. Scientific misconduct

Reviewers' Responsibilities 

If you have been invited by JAEC’s Editor-in-Chief to review a manuscript, please consider the following:

1. Reviewing manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about the manuscript to help authors improve their works

2. Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript as necessary

3. Providing all required information within established deadlines

4. Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal

5. Declaring to the editor any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the authors or the content of a manuscript they are asked to review

6. Reporting possible research misconducts

7. Suggesting alternative reviewers in case they cannot review the manuscript for any reasons

8. Treating the manuscript as a confidential document

9. Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript

10. Not communicating directly with authors

11. Not identifying themselves to authors

12. Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer

13. Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work

14. Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to his/her knowledge

15. Writing review report in English only

COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers




Why can I not submit an article? I do not see any submitting function.

Please navigate to your author/user home page. There should be [New submission] link that allows you to submit your article.
If you do not see any [New submission] link, please make sure that you have author role.
The author role is automatically picked as one of the default roles during your account register; however, if you accidentally uncheck it by mistake, you will not be able to submit an article.
If that is the case, you can activate it via your profile page. Please navigate to your user profile page by clicking [this link], move down to near the bottom to the “Roles” section, pick author role, then return to user home page. You should be able to submit your article now.

How do I submit an article for publication?

Please submit your article online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. In order to submit your paper, please login and navigate to the author page. If you do not have an account, please consider registering one. Note that during registering, author role must be picked.

Can I become a reviewer?

Currently, we are seeking for excellent and dedicated reviewers. Please register an account and pick the reviewer role to become our journal reviewer.
Note that your research interests (fields of research) must be within our journal scope.

Is there any cost for submitting articles?

TDTU is pleased to fund all publishing fees for the journal; as a result, authors do not have to pay any fees although their published papers are open to the reader.

How can I get a print copy of an issue?

JAEC currently provides the online version only. Therefore, you will receive a free electronic offprint (PDF-format) for your article for your personal use.

I have specific questions or requests, who should I contact?

Please send an email to

How can I change my password?

Please navigate to your user home page, click on [Change My Password] link.

How can I know my submission status?

Please navigate to your user home page; you should be able to see your submission status there.

Can you give me more information about Copyright?

Authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of their article to the publisher which will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws. JAEC will contact the corresponding author for Copyright transfer once the paper is ready for publication.