ISSN 2454-535X
Instructions to Authors

The International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research and Technology (IJMERT) is a Quarterly published online Journal, which publishes innovative research papers, reviews articles, mini-reviews and short communications dealing with Acoustics, Analytical mechanics, Applied Mechanics, Controls and Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Thermal Power, I.C. Engines & Automobile Engineering, Mechatronics, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning, Tribology & Terotechnology, and any other area related to Mechanical Engineering.

The papers should be original and comprise previously unpublished research. Submission of manuscript implies that the same is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

All manuscripts are subject to rapid peer review and those of high quality (not previously published and not under consideration for publication in another journal) will be published without delay.

Online submission of the manuscript is strongly recommended. Submit Manuscript in the �Submit Manuscript� button or link present in the journal webpage. A manuscript number will b

e mailed to the corresponding author within 1 or 2 days. During submission of the article, the author (s) should be included having

� Authors full address and telephone/fax number.
� The corresponding author should mention the undertaking that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis).

Preparation of Manuscript

The manuscript should be prepared in English using �MS Word� with 1 inch margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. �Times New Roman� font should be used. The font size should be of 12pt, but main subheadings may be of 14pt (Verdana). All plant and microorganism's scientific names should be written in italic. All research articles should be typed 1.5 spacing and should have the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References.

Title Page

The title should appear on a separate page which should then followed by the author name and the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts.

� The full title of the paper without abbreviations. The title should be as brief and informative as possible, specifying clearly the content of the article.

� Full names of authors and their affiliations, of all authors indicating the corresponding author in astriek mark (*).

� Corresponding author contact information (address, telephone, e-mail).

o Paper Title: CAPITAL LETTERS. 14 point type, Bold (Verdana)
o Author(s): First Letter Capital, 12 point type, Bold (verdana)
o Affiliation(s):Word case, 10 point type (Times Roman)

Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.


Should start on a new page after the title page and should be typed in single-space to distinguish it from the Introduction and it should not exceeding 200 words.

Key Words

Provide 4 to 6 appropriate key words after abstract. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract.


It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started in a separate page after abstract

Materials and Methods

All important materials and equipments, the manufacturer�s name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

Results and Discussion

The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary by tables and figures. Results and discussion may be separate or combined based on the author�s requirement. The statistical treatment of data and significance level of the factors should be stated wherever necessary. The interpreted results should be explained clearly in discussions and should relate them to the existing knowledge in the field as clearly as possible. Tables, Graphs and figures (Illustrations) should be inserted at the end of the manuscript and should have appropriate numbers and titles with an explanatory heading. Color photographs and illustrations (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs etc) must be clean originals. Those photographs must be clear and sharp. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow the following guidelines.

� 300dpi or higher sized to fit journal page
� JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PDF formats are preferred)
� Acknowledgement (if any)


Concisely summarizes the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.


Acknowledgements as well as information regarding funding sources may be provided.


References must be cited in the text mentioning the last name of the author and year between parentheses. In case of single or double author papers refer to authors� names followed by the year of publication (e.g., Hanson, 1980; Hanson and Langmuir, 1978). For multiple author papers, name of the first author should be followed by �et al.� (e.g., Ashwal et al., 1998). Arrange all the references (cited in the text) at the end of the manuscript under the heading �References� in alphabetical order in the following style.


� Kacena W J and Jones P J (1976), �Fatigue prediction of structures subjected to random vibrations�, Shock and Vibration Bulletin. Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 87-96.

� Crocker M J (2002), �The Vibroacoustic Environment of Spacecraft During Launch and Flight�. Sound and Vibration, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 5.


� Nakasone Y, Yoshimoto S and Stolarski T A (2006), Engineering Analysis with ANSYS Software, 1st Edition, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann

� Stepanoff A J (1992), Centrifugal and Axial Flow Pumps, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons.

Journal Article in Press

� DASILVA E J (1998). �Machining Metal Matricx Composites�, Met.Mater., Vol.6, In press.


Tables should be typed on a separate page and must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. They should have a brief descriptive title placed at the top. Footnotes can be included below the table. Table caption should be 12 point Times Roman italic.


Should be on separate pages but not inserted within the text. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures.

Legends/Captions for figures

Text type should be 12 point Times Roman italic (eg; Figure 1. Caption). A caption should be provided for each figure. The legend should be typed into the manuscript, directly beneath the figure. Legends are to be listed in numerical order, labeled as �Figure 1�, �Figure 2�, etc.

Review Article

Organization of the review article is at the author�s discretion and must be at a length of 3000 words excluding references and abstract. Abstract and key words are required. Tables, figures, illustrations and references are to be arranged according to research papers.


Submission of the manuscript represent that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not considered for publication elsewhere. Corresponding author would be required to sign a CRA form (Copy Right Assignment) once the manuscript is accepted which would be sent to the corresponding author�s email. The corresponding author can download the form sign it and can be send as an attachment file through email or by post/courier along with the publication charges.

Manuscript Charges

As this is an open access journal and if the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors has to pay Rs. 2000/- per manuscript (Indian Authors) or US dollar $100 or Euro 80 per manuscript (Foreign Authors) towards processing, reviewing, publishing and eprints and this may be intimated within one week from the date of manuscript submission. The modes of fee payment will also be intimated in the acceptance email letter.

Gallery Proofs

Galley proofs would be sent unless indicated otherwise to the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proofs are to be returned without delay with correction (if any). The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.


No responsibility is assumed by the publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. The respective individual author(s) are responsible for the facts and views expressed in their articles. Authors are solely responsible for their manuscripts and data published in the journals and any mistakes in the published articles. The publisher does not take any such responsibilities. Copying and reproducing any parts of the published articles should be duly acknowledged, otherwise, it will be considered as an offence as per international law.

All manuscripts should be in electronic form and sent to

The Editorial board members/referees/reviewers are honorary position where their contributions to the journal would be acknowledged in each issue.
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