GENERAL

Notes for Authors: Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it or any translation of it has not been copyrighted or published, nor is it being submitted for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be written in English and include a 50 to 150 word abstract. No symbol should be included in the abstract. Please make sure that the paper is submitted in its final form.

All papers of the journal are peer reviewed by two independent reviewers. Most of the acceptances are granted when both reviewers' recommendations are positive. Journal issues will be made available online for download.


Transfer copyright of articles to IJAST will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS

The journal welcomes the following types of contributions:

1. Original research articles

2. Survey/Review articles, providing a comprehensive review on a scientific topic

3. Fast Communications: Short, self-contained articles on ongoing research, or reporting interesting,

possibly tentative, ideas, or comments on previously published research

4. Technical Notes

FORMAT & STYLE

Text of manuscript should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Body Text, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References.

Title: Title should be short and explanatory enough.

Abstract: Abstract should be of no more than 200 words for brief reports and 250 words for original articles and other article types. The abstract should be structured for original articles. State the context (background), aims, settings and design, material and methods, statistical analysis used, results and conclusions. Below the abstract should provide 5 to 8 keywords. The abstract should not be structured for a brief report, review article, symposia and research methodology. Do not include references in abstract.

Introduction: Introduction should lead the reader to the importance of the study; tie-up published literature with the aims of the study and clearly states the rationale behind the investigation. It should state the purpose and summarize the rationale for the study and gives a concise background. Use references to provide the most salient background rather than an exhaustive review. The last sentence should concisely state your purpose for carrying out the study.

Body Text: It should be elaborative enough to explain all the procedures, methods, observations and data. Use heading and subheading and references wherever needed.

Result and discussion: It is preferred to discuss all the results in detail in case of original research paper. To explain observed data you can use figures, graphs and tables.

Conclusion: A conclusion might elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest applications and extensions.

Page Style and Text Font of Entire Document
The entire document should be in Times New Roman or Times font. For page style author should use the sample paper (template), attached herewith this guideline.

Title and Author Details
Title and authors details should be provided in the format given in sample paper (template).

Format for Abstract
Heading of abstract must be in a font size 9, bold, italic and regular. The body of the section immediately follows the heading in the same paragraph in a font size 10, regular. It Abstract should be of no more than 200 words for review article, case studies & technical notes and 250 words for original research paper. Do not include references in abstract. Below the abstract, should provide 3 to 8 keywords.

Format for body Text
The body of the manuscript text must be in a font size 10, regular.
Section Headings
No more than 3 levels of headings should be used. All headings must be in 10pt font.
Level-1 Heading: A level-1 heading must be in a font size 10, bold face capitals, centered and should be spaced with single line above and below. For example, see heading "INTRODUCTION" in sample paper.
Level-2 Heading: A level-2 heading must be in italic, left-justified and should be spaced 6 point above and 3 point below. For example, see heading "Selecting a Template" in sample paper.
Level-3 Heading: A level-3 heading must be in regular and numbered with an Arabic numeral if needed. The body of the level-3 section immediately follows the level-3 heading in the same paragraph. For example, see heading "For author/s of only one affiliation" in sample paper.
Use more headings, if needed as per instruction given in sample paper.

Figures and Tables
Place figures and tables at the places where they needed. All tables should be in Classic 1 format with borders to heading and subheading columns. Large figures and tables may span across both columns. To do so select text above one column table and convert it in two column and then select text below one column table and convert it into two column. Figure captions should be below the figures; table heads should appear above the tables. Insert figures and tables after they are cited in the text. Use the abbreviation "Fig. 1", even at the beginning of a sentence. We suggest that you use border for graphic (ideally 300 dpi), with all fonts embedded) and try to reduce the size of figure to be adjust in one column. Figure and Table Labels: Use 8 point Times New Roman for Figure and Table labels. Use words rather than symbols or abbreviations when writing Figure axis labels to avoid confusing the reader.

Page Numbers, Headers and Footers
Page numbers, headers and footers must not be used.

Links and Bookmarks
All hypertext links and section bookmarks should be removed from papers.

References
List and number all bibliographical references in 9-point Times, single-spaced, at the end of your paper. When referenced in the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example [1]. Where appropriate, include the name(s) of editors of referenced books. 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 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] G. 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.
[2] J. Clerk Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, 3rd ed., vol. 2. Oxford: Clarendon, 1892, pp.68-73.
[3] I. 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] K. Elissa, "Title of paper if known," unpublished.
[5] R. Nicole, "Title of paper with only first word capitalized," J. Name Stand. Abbrev., in press.
[6] Y. 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] M. Young, The Technical Writer's Handbook. Mill Valley, CA: University Science, 1989.