Instructions for authors

This is an instruction for manuscript preparation for publication in Algerian Journal of Engineering and Technology (AJET).

Type of Manuscripts

  • Original articles
  • Short communications
  • Reviews
  • Editorials

Structure of article

The article content will, in general, consist of the following headings: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, and References. There is some flexibility in labeling these components, but they should be clearly identifiable and should follow in order.

Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant.

Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. The PubMed/MEDLINE standard format is used for affiliations: complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, and country. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section.

Abstract: The abstract should contain a single paragraph describing objective, methodology and a summary of important results. Its length should not exceed 300 words.

Keywords: 3-6 keywords, separated by commas, the first letter of each keyword must be capitalized.

  1. Introduction

Start the first paragraph and subsequent paragraphs with indentation. Use tab stops or other commands for indents but do not use the space bar. Primary headings should begin at the left margin in boldface.

This article demonstrates an example for you to prepare your article for submission to Algerian Journal of Engineering and Technology (AJET). Please strictly follow the guideline and use Microsoft Word for Window. The length shall not exceed 20 pages or 10,000 words.

  1. Materials and methods

2.1 Paper size and margins

Manuscript should be created using MS Word. Please use A4 paper size (21x 29.7 cm), two-column format. All margins must be 2 cm and manuscript should have page numbers and line numbering. Figure and tables should be placed as close as possible to where they are mentioned in the text.

2.1.1 Structure of article

The article content will, in general, consist of the following headings: Introduction, Materials and Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, and References.

2.1.2 Figure and tables

- If  your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to TIFF or JPG file, use a resolution minimum of 300 dpi.

- Line drawings should be of high resolution and high contrast. For color or greyscale photographs (halftones), use a minimum of 300 dpi (.TIFF or .JPG).

- Do not upload Excel files or images for tables. Use the table function of Microsoft Word.

2.1.3 SI Units (International System of Units) should be used. Imperial, US customary and other units should be converted to SI units whenever possible.

2.1.4 Equations

If you are using Word, please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.

  1. Results

The research results should be presented clearly and right to the point with accompanying figures and tables. These figures and tables should be referred to in the content. Explanation must not repeat what is already given in the content.

  1. Discussion

Research discussion is aimed at persuading readers by comparing with other research studies and proposing possible solutions or useful suggestions for solving certain research outcomes, etc. Research results and discussion can be written in one section.

  1. Conclusions

The conclusion of points and important research elements should not be too long. Your article should be reviewed by all co-writers before submission.

Abbreviations should be defined the first time they appear in each of three sections: the abstract; the main text; the first figure or table. When defined for the first time, the acronym/abbreviation/initialism should be added in parentheses after the written-out form.


Acknowledgements is for the purpose of showing gratitude to research supporters. It should not be long.  Your article should be reviewed by all co-writers before submission.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest."


The References part should follow the Vancouver style, and only in English. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Use an Arabic number in parenthesis after the referred statement. For example, [1] or [2-4, 8, 10] refers to Author 1 or 2, 3, 4, 8, 10 ordering from 1, 2, 3, the last number which appear in the reference list.

Example of references


  1. Ismail H, Rowshon MK, Shanono NJ, Amin SA. Application of HEC-RAS model for adaptive water allocation in a Large-Scale Rice Irrigation Scheme. J. Eng. Technol. 2021; 5:19-29.
  2. Azli T, Zidouni F, Messaoudi M, Mesbout B, Hadri A, Begaa S. Gamma spectrometry for natural radioactive nuclides in Spa waters in some areas in north Algeria. J. Eng. Technol. 2021, 5:43-48.
  3. Lin Z, Zhang X, Xu D. Automatic reverse engineering of data structures from binary execution. InProceedings of the 11th Annual Information Security Symposium 2010 Mar 30 (pp. 1-1).
  4. Wang LK, Wang MH, Shammas NK, Aulenbach DB, editors. Environmental Flotation Engineering. Springer Nature; 2021.
  6. Barbour AJ. Mechanical Powers: Engineering and Romantic Poetics in the Early Anthropocene [Doctoral dissertation]. University of California, Berkeley; 2021.
  7. Engineering [Internet]. 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 20]. Available from:

Graphical Abstract

A graphical abstract (GA) is an image that appears alongside the text abstract in the Table of Contents. In addition to summarizing the content, it should represent the topic of the article in an attention-grabbing way. Moreover, it should not be exactly the same as the Figure in the paper or just a simple superposition of several subfigures. Note that the GA must be original and unpublished artwork.

The GA should be a high-quality illustration or diagram in any of the following formats: PNG, JPEG or TIFF. Written text in a GA should be clear and easy to read, using one of the following fonts: Times, Arial or Courier.

Supplementary Materials

Note that publication of your manuscript implies that you must make all materials, data, and protocols associated with the publication available to readers. Describe any supplementary material published online alongside the manuscript (figure, tables, video, spreadsheets, etc.). Please indicate the name and title of each element as follows Figure S1: title, Table S1: title, etc.

Author Biography

Authors now have the option to publish a biography together with their paper, with information such as MD/PhD degree, past and present positions, research interests, awards, etc. This increases the profile of the authors and is well received by international readers.

English corrections

To facilitate proper peer-reviewing of your manuscript, it is essential that it is submitted in grammatically correct English. Advice on some specific language points can be found here.If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague.