The International Journal of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials (RESM) is a biannual peer-reviewed open access journal. It is published in January and July. RESM publishes articles mainly in mechanics and material sciences which are explained thoroughly in the Aim and Scope section. Original research articles, reviews, short communications, technical reports and letters to the editor may be published. The language of RESM is English. The submitted manuscripts are published upon the reviewer evaluation process. RESM offers many benefits to the authors. Please visit our Author Benefits section for more information.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be written in accordance with the guidelines below. Main text should be prepared in a standard PC-compatible word processing program (e.g., Microsoft Word). Original research articles, reviews, short communications, technical reports and letters to the editor have no maximum page limit. The articles should have more than 7 pages in journal layout; otherwise they may be regarded as short article by the editorial board.
Manuscripts should be typed in Cambria font with 9.5 pt. Manuscripts should have this order: Title, author(s) name, affiliations, abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgement, references, figures and tables. All manuscripts should contain at least Introduction, Material and Method, Results and Conclusion parts. Main text should begin with Introduction and end with Conclusion sections. The remaining sections containing Material and Method, Results may or may not have the given titles and may be subdivided into more sections. Sections and subsections should be numbered accordingly.
All tables and figures are separated from the body of the text, i.e., do not embed tables and figures in the text. The gap between the section title and paragraphs, and the gap between manuscript paragraphs should be 6 nk. There should not be any gap between the lines.
The page size is B5 according to ISO standards, (17.6 cm x 25 cm). Gaps from top, right and bottom sides are all 2.1 cm and from the left side is 2.7 cm.
Manuscript Title and Author Names
In the first page of the manuscript title and author names should have the following format: Title should be typed in Cambria font with 12 pt. Author(s) name should be typed in Cambria font with 10 pt. Affiliations must be typed in Cambria font with 8 pt.
The abstract should be as informative as possible and include a brief statement of the aim, the method and assumptions of the study, conclusions and recommendations. Presence of a concise summary of the findings at the end of the abstract is essential. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.
Three to six words should be given which identify the scope of your study.
All photographs, graphs, charts and diagrams should be referred to as figures and numbered in one consecutive sequence with Cambria numerals. The suggested position of each illustration should be indicated in the text. A list of captions for the figures should be submitted on a separate sheet of paper. Captions should include keys to symbols. All diagrams, illustrations and photographs (minimum 300 dpi at half-page size) should be sent as TIFF files. Permission for use must be sought from the copyright owners of all illustrations including those sourced from websites.
Each table must be given on a separate page with a brief and self explanatory caption. Each table must have a title and should be numbered in order of appearance in the text. The suggested position of each table should be indicated in the text.
The journal uses SI units wherever possible, but accepts that on some occasions other units may have to be used. Mathematical expressions should be written by an equation editor (Word format) in 9.5 point size. Indices font should have 8 point size. Each equation in text should be numbered in a consecutive format in parenthesis with section number.
Symbols, formulas and equations should be written with great care, capitals and lower case letters being distinguished where necessary. Particular care should be taken in typing and in proof-reading mathematical expressions containing such characters. All symbols should be type-set in italics.
References should be made according to the Vancouver system. References should be identified by numbers in square brackets in the text and listed in numerical order at the end of the article. References with correct punctuation should be as follows:
Author surname first name initial(s). Title of the article.Title of the journal, year;volume(issue): page interval.
Aktas M, Atas C, İçten BM and Karakuzu R. An experimental investigation of the impact response of composite laminates. Journal of Composite Structures, 2009;87(2):307 – 313.
Author surname first name initial(s). Title of the subject. Title of the book, edition number, place of print, publisher year:page interval, ISBN number.
Crawford RJ. Analysis of polymer melts. Plastics Engineering, 3rd edition, London Butterworth Heinemann, 2002:343 – 346, ISBN 0 – 7506 – 3764 – 1.
Author surname first name initial(s). Title of the thesis, thesis type (MSc. or Ph.D), institute submitted, place, country, page interval, year.
Aktas M. Temperature effect on impact behavior of laminated composite plates, PhD Thesis, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey, 20 – 40, 2007.
Author surname first name initial(s). Title of the presentation.Name of the congress, seminar or conference, place, page interval, year.
Toppare L. 4-bromstrien and a-metilstirencopolimerization with electrochemical process. II. National Macromolecule Symposium, İzmir, 85 – 96, 1985.
Authors will receive proofs, which they should correct (if necessary) and return as soon as possible. Note that RESM may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.