The International Postgraduate Conference on Mechanical Engineering (IPCME2020)
Faculty of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDE
Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscript through online to admin@ipcme-ump.com. The electronic manuscript shall be prepared in accordance to the “Manuscript Preparation Guide”. All submissions will be subjected to a review process by the respective panel of experts. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

REVIEWING PROCESS
Each manuscript that arrives at the editorial office is first reviewed by the editors for general suitability of publication for the conference. After initial screening the manuscript is passed on to at least two referees and a reply may be expected two to seven weeks after receipt. A double review process ensures the content’s validity and relevance. Referees receive electronic versions of manuscript for review. Based on the comments of the referees, the editors will take a decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript.
A response of the decision and an explanation are then provided to the submitting author together with additional guidance for changes, additions or deletions – if needed.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
These instructions are written in a form that satisfies all of the formatting requirements for the author manuscript. Please use them as a template in preparing the manuscript. Authors must take special care to follow these instructions concerning margins. The basic instructions are simple:
• Manuscript shall be formatted for an A4 size page.
• The top, left and right margins shall be 30 mm.
• The bottom margin shall be 25 mm.
• The text shall have both the left and right margins justified.

Structure
The manuscript should be organised in the following order: Title of the paper, Authors’ names, affiliation and email address for all authors, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Body of the paper (in sequential headings), Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if applicable), References, and Appendices (if applicable).

The Title
The title is centered on the page and is CAPITALIZED AND SET IN BOLDFACE (font size 12 pt). It should adequately describe the content of the paper.

Author’s Name and Affiliation
The author’s name(s) follows the title and is also centered on the page (font size 12 pt). A blank line is required between the title and the author’s name(s). Last names should be spelled out in full and succeeded by author’s initials. The author’s affiliation, complete mailing address and e-mail address (all in font size 12 pt), phone and fax numbers are provided immediately below the authors name.

Abstract
A nonmathematical abstract, not exceeding 200 words, is required for all manuscripts. It should be an abbreviated, accurate presentation of the contents of the manuscript. It should contain sufficient information to enable readers to decide whether they should obtain and read the entire manuscript. Do not cite references in the abstract.

Key Words
The author should provide three to five key words that clearly describe the subject matter of the paper.

Text Layout
The manuscript must be typed single spacing. Use extra line spacing between equations, illustrations, figures and tables. The body of the text should be prepared using Times New Roman. The font size used for preparation of the manuscript must be 12 points. The first paragraph following a heading should not be indented. The following paragraphs must be indented 10 mm. Note that there is no line spacing between paragraphs unless a subheading is used. Symbols for physical quantities in the text should be written in italics.

Section headings
Section headings should be typed centered on the page and in capital letters only. The type, fonts and style above (Times New Roman 12 point bold) are an example of a section heading. Do not underline section headings. A bold font should be used for section headings. The headings should be numbered.

Subheadings
Subheadings should be positioned at the left margin, in a bold-faced font the same size as the main text (Times New Roman 12 point) with single line spacing above and below. The first letter of each word in the subheading should be capitalised.

Sub-subheadings
Sub-subheadings should be typed using italic font the same size as that used for the body of the text (Times New Roman 12 point italics). Only the first letter in the subheading should be capitalised. Note that a blank line precedes and follows the subheading.

Equations and Mathematical Expressions
Equation numbers should appear in parentheses and be numbered consecutively. All equation numbers must appear on the right-hand side of the equation and should be referred to within the text. Two different types of styles can be used for equations and mathematical expressions. They are: in-line style, and display style. In-line equations/expressions are embedded in paragraphs of the text. For example, E = mc2 . In-line equations should not be numbered. Equations in display format are separated from the paragraphs of text. The equation should be flushed to the centered of the column. For example: 2 E = mc (1).Fractional powers should be used instead of root signs.A slash (/) should be used instead  of a horizontal line for fractions, whenever possible; for example, use 2/3 for two-thirds. Refer to equations in the text as “Eq. (1)” or, if at the beginning of a sentence, as ” Equation (1)”. Vectors should be typed boldface. Do not use arrows, wavy line underscoring, etc.

Figures and Tables
Figures (diagrams and photographs) should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers. They should be placed in the text soon after the point where they are referenced. Figures should be created with a resolution larger than 300 dpi. Figures should be centered in a column and should have a figure caption placed underneath. Captions should be centered in the column, in the format “Figure 1:” and are in upper and lower case letters. When referring to a figure in the body of the text, the abbreviation “Figure” is used. Illustrations must be submitted in digital format, with a good resolution. Table captions appear centered above the table. When referring to a table in the text, “Table” with the proper number is used. Captions should be centered in the column, in the format “Table 1:” and are in upper and lower case letters. Tables are numbered consecutively and independently of any figures. All figures and tables must be incorporated into the text (in Portrait orientation).

PLEASE DO NOT
– Supply files that are too low resolution (MUST be larger than 300dpi)
– Submit graphics that are disproportionally large for the content

Units
The use of SI units is strongly recommended and mixed units are to be avoided.

Conclusion
A conclusion section must be included and should conclude on the findings of the reported work. There shall be no discussion pertaining to results or analysis in this section.

Acknowledgements
An acknowledgement section may be presented after the conclusion if desired. This section shall be kept brief, acknowledging the support rendered by individuals, departments and organization.

References

The Harvard System of references is to be used. In the body of the text a manuscript is to be referred to by using number in bracket. References should be listed together at the end of the manuscript in decreasing order by reference number. Examples of different types of references are as follows:

  • Journal Papers

[1] Rahman, M.M. and Ariffin, A.K. 2006. Effects of surface finish and treatment on the fatigue behaviour of
vibrating cylinder block using frequency response approach. Journal of Zhejiang University of
Science A. 7(3): 352-360. doi: 10.1631/jzus.2006.A0352

  • Books

[2] Juvinall, R.C. and Marshek, K.M. 2000. Fundamentals of machine component design. New York: John
Wiley and Sons.

  • Proceedings Papers

[3] Rahman, M.M., Noor, M.M., Bakar, R. A. and Sani, M.S.M. 2008. Investigation into surface treatment on fatigue life for cylinder block of linear engine using frequency response approach. 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibrations, pp. 2119-2127.

  • WebPages

[4] Rockwell Automation. Arena. http://www.arenasimulation.com, accessed on 13-01-2009

LENGTH OF MANUSCRIPT

The maximum paper length is 10 pages. However only concisely written manuscripts are published in journal based on technical merit.

For any further information, please visit our journal website at http://www.ipcme-ump.com/ or send email to admin@ipcme-ump.com

You may download the submission guide at here