Preperation of Manuscript

ZeroBuild Journal only accepts and publishes the articles submitted in ENGLISH language. The articles submitted in any other languages will not be peer-reviewed.

Manuscripts should be written in accordance with the guidelines below. Main text should be prepared in a standard PC-compatible word processing program (e.g., Microsoft Word). Original research articles should not exceed 5000 words (excluding Abstract, Tables and References), reviews should not exceed 8000 words,  and Short Communications should not exceed 3000 words. 

Format for initial submission is different than the final one and given below for easier submission of authors.

 

Ethics Committee Approval (if necessary)

Ethics committee approval must be obtained for research conducted in all disciplines including social sciences and for clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals, requiring ethical committee decision, and this approval should be stated and documented in the article.

In studies requiring ethical committee permission, information about the permission (board name, date and issue number) should be included in the method section and on the first/last page of the article.

Format for Initial Submission

Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman font with 12 pt and double line spacing. The page size is A4. Gaps from sides are all 2.5 cm. Manuscripts should have this order: Title, author(s) name, affiliations, abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgement, references. Figures and tables should be in the desired place of the main body. Tables and figures are given embedded in the manuscript and no additional files are needed.

All manuscripts should contain at least Introduction, Material and Method, Results and Conclusion parts. Main text should begin with Introduction and end with Conclusion sections. The sections containing Material and Method, Results (may or may not have the given titles) may be subdivided into more sections. Sections and subsections should be numbered accordingly.

References style of ZeroBuild Journal is IEEE Reference style. For further information about IEEE reference style please visit here.

According to standards of included indexes, ORCID identifiers of all authors must be given.

Format after First Round of Evaluation

After the first round of evaluation, authors  are asked to revise their article according to the journal format given below.

The word template is given at Template Word Document and explanations are given at Explanation for Template Format. The checklist for authors is given at Check List for Authors to confirm everything is OK. The Copyright Transfer Agreement should be sent with the revised manuscript.

According to standards of included indexes, ORCID identifiers of all authors must be given.

 

Structure of the Paper

Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman 11pt. Manuscripts should have the following order:

- Title,

- Author(s) name,

- Affiliations,

- Abstract,

- Keywords,

- Main text,

- Acknowledgement,

- References.

All manuscripts should contain at least the Introduction, Material and Method, Results&Discussion and Conclusion parts. Main text should begin with Introduction and end with Conclusion sections. The remaining sections containing Material and Method, Results&Discussion may or may not have the given titles and may be subdivided into more sections. Sections and subsections should be numbered accordingly.

Figures and tables should be in the desired place of the main body (embedded in the text). Tables and figures are given embedded in the manuscript and no additional files are needed. The gap between the section title and paragraphs, and the gap between manuscript paragraphs should be 6 nk. There should not be any gap between the lines.

Page Layout
The page size is A4 according to ISO standards, (21 cm x 29.7 cm). Gaps from top, right and bottom sides are all 2.1 cm and from the left side is 2.7 cm.

Manuscript Title and Author Names
On the first page of the manuscript title and author, names should have the following format: Title should be typed in Times New Roman font with 12 pt. Author(s) name should be typed in Times New Roman font with 10 pt. Affiliations must be typed in Times New Roman font with 8 pt.

Abstract
The abstract should be as informative as possible and include a brief statement of the aim, the method and assumptions of the study, conclusions and recommendations. Presence of a concise summary of the findings at the end of the abstract is essential.  Abstracts are limited to 100-250 words.

Key Words
Three to six words should be given which identify the scope of your study.

Figures

All photographs, graphs, charts and diagrams should be referred to as figures and numbered in one consecutive sequence with Times New Roman numerals. All figures should be cited in the text. The tables should be in the suggested position in the text body. Captions should include keys to symbols. All diagrams, illustrations and photographs (minimum 300 dpi at half-page size) should be in JPG format. Permission for use must be sought from the copyright owners of all illustrations, including those sourced from websites.

Tables
Each table must have a title and should be numbered in order of appearance in the text. The tables should be in the suggested position in the text body and must not be given as pictures but as editable texts.

Units
The journal uses SI units wherever possible, but accepts that on some occasions other units may have to be used. Mathematical expressions should be written by an equation editor (Word format) in 9.5 point size. Indices font should have 8 point size. Each equation in text should be numbered in a consecutive format in parenthesis with section number.

Symbols
Symbols, formulas and equations should be written with great care, capitals and lower case letters being distinguished where necessary. Particular care should be taken in typing and in proof-reading mathematical expressions containing such characters. All symbols should be type-set in italics.

 

Conclusion

Conclusion section is may be the most important section of the article and specially focused by the editors for the preliminary scientific quality check. Therefore, authors are advised to have a comprehensive conclusion section with a detailed discussion of results and comparisons with current literature.

References
References should be made according to the IEEE system. References should be identified by numbers in square brackets in the text and listed in numerical order at the end of the article.

The template will number citations consecutively within brackets [1]. The sentence punctuation follows the bracket [2]. Refer simply to the reference number, as in [3]—do not use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference [3] was the first ...”

Number footnotes separately in superscripts. Place the actual footnote at the bottom of the column in which it was cited. Do not put footnotes in the abstract or reference list. Use letters for table footnotes.

Unless there are six authors or more give all authors’ names; do not use “et al.”. Papers that have not been published, even if they have been submitted for publication, should be cited as “unpublished” [4]. Papers that have been accepted for publication should be cited as “in press” [5]. Capitalize only the first word in a paper title, except for proper nouns and element symbols.

For papers published in translation journals, please give the English citation first, followed by the original foreign-language citation [6].

 

[1] Eason, B. Noble, and I. N. Sneddon, “On certain integrals of Lipschitz-Hankel type involving products of Bessel functions,” Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, vol. A247, pp. 529–551, April 1955. (references)

[2] Clerk Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, 3rd ed., vol. 2. Oxford: Clarendon, 1892, pp.68–73.

[3] S. Jacobs and C. P. Bean, “Fine particles, thin films and exchange anisotropy,” in Magnetism, vol. III, G. T. Rado and H. Suhl, Eds. New York: Academic, 1963, pp. 271–350.

[4] Elissa, “Title of paper if known,” unpublished.

[5] Nicole, “Title of paper with only first word capitalized,” J. Name Stand. Abbrev., in press.

[6] Yorozu, M. Hirano, K. Oka, and Y. Tagawa, “Electron spectroscopy studies on magneto-optical media and plastic substrate interface,” IEEE Transl. J. Magn. Japan, vol. 2, pp. 740–741, August 1987 [Digests 9th Annual Conf. Magnetics Japan, p. 301, 1982].

[7] Young, The Technical Writer’s Handbook. Mill Valley, CA: University Science, 1989.

A detailed explanation of the IEEE Reference Style can be viewed here