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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


Malikussaleh Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology is a refereed journal committed to the advancement of scholarly knowledge and research findings of the mechanical engineering. The journal publishes articles, reviews and notes which by their content or approach, is of interest to a wide range of scholars. Although the journal would focus mainly on works in the field of Indonesian studies, articles with a theoretical content may also be published.

Malikussaleh Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology is published by an autonomous Editorial Board drawn from the Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Malikussaleh University. In addition, distinguished scholars from universities around the world are appointed to serve as advisory board members and referees.


The Journal publishes manuscripts written in the Indonesian and English language.  Manuscript submitted to the journal for publication should be original contribution and must not have been previously published or is under consideration simultaneously by any other publication.

The manuscript, typed with double spacing on A4 paper not exceeding 10 pages, should besubmitted to the Editor-in-Chief, Malikussaleh Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology by email to mechscietech@gmail.com

An author(s) whose manuscript has been accepted for publication will be required to send a hard copy as well as the electronic file of the final edited version of the manuscript. While a manuscript is under consideration, be sure to inform the editor of any change in address.


The title of a manuscript should be concise, descriptive and preferably not exceeding 15 words. The manuscript must include an abstract, describing its main points within 150 - 250 words in the English or Indonesia language.

In general, the contents should comprise of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References. The manuscript should be supplied with 3-5 keywords.

All illustrations including figures, charts and graphs, must be labelled and supplied on pages separate from the text. The desired placement in the text should be clearly indicated. These illustrations should be referred to and numbered serial, as figures. All illustrations should be clearly drawn in permanent ink or photographed in sharp black and white and reproduced in the form of high - contrast glossy prints or digital images and provided in camera ready form.

References in the text should be denoted by giving the name(s) of the author(s).  All alphabetically ordered references list should be included at the end of the manuscript.  All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information in the reference. Manuscripts must conform to the references in  the Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press). The references style adopted should be consistent throughout the manuscript.

Notes: Footnotes or endnotes will NOT be accepted.


It is the author's responsibility to ensure that his or her submitted work does not infringe any existing copyright. Authors should obtain permission to reproduce or adapt copyrighted material and provide evidence of approval upon submitting the final version of a manuscript.


Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness for Malikussaleh Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation and technical adequacy.  Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.


One set of proofs will be sent to the author(s) to be checked for printer's errors and it is the responsibility of the author(s) to submit corrections to the Editorial Board. Each author will be provided with 2 free off-prints of the article after publication and one complimentary copy of the journal in which the manuscript appears. Please indicate the address of the author(s)  (including phone numbers, fax numbers and/or e-mail addresses) to who correspondence may be sent.