Operation and Automation
Manuscript Template for the
Automation in Power Engineering
of Electrical Engineering
University of Mohaghegh Ardabili
Name of Institution/Department, City, Country
Basic guidelines for the preparation of a technical work for the
Journal of Operation and Automation in Power
) are presented. This document is itself an example of the desired layout (inclusive of this
abstract) and can be used as a temp
late. The document contains information regarding desktop publishing
format, type sizes, and typefaces. Style rules are provided, which explain how to handle equations, units, figures,
tables, abbreviations, and acronyms. Sections are also devoted to the p
reparation of acknowledgments,
appendices and references. The abstract is limited to 2
It should concisely state what was done, how it
was done, why, and what is the primary result and its significance.
cannot contain equations,
es, tables, or references.
least four key words or phrases in alphabetical order, separated by commas
This document provides an example of the
desired layout for a
paper and can be
used as a template for Microsoft Word versions
2003 and 2007. It contains information
regarding desktop publishing format, type sizes,
and typefaces. Style rules are provi
explain how to handle equations, units, figures,
tables, abbreviations, and acronyms. Sections
are also devoted to the preparation of
appendixes, acknowledgments and references.
The suggested length of a regular paper would
pages in this sty
PAPER SIZE AND FORMA
This section describes how to prepare each part
of the final manuscript more specifically
paper size should be A4 and the following
margins should be set:
. , 20
Acceptance date :
Corresponding author :
FONTS AND STYLE
3.1. First part
must be in Time New Roman, and the
font size of the title, authors
and keywords is bold 1
pt, bold 1
3.2. Paper body
The second part consisting of the paper body
must be edited in double column format, with
mm in width and separated by
mm. The t
heading, usually called
section and numbered in
appear centered on the column with Time New
Roman capital bold 1
pt. The numbered level
two heading must be shown in Time New
pt font. The main text uses Time
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paragraphs should be indented 0.35 centimeter,
except for the first paragraph of each section.
The numbering of the subsection should take
the above form
FIGURE / TABLE / EQU
original figures in black and white should
be used. When submitting the final version of
the paper upon the request of the Editor who
handles the paper, please submit the original
graphics file separately along
with the Word
Figure and Table captions
point boldface Times New Roman ("Figure
Caption" style). Initially capitalize only the first
word of each figure caption and
ables must be numbered
Large figures and
ables may span both
columns, but may n
ot extend into the page
margins. Arrange these one column figures and
tables at either top or end of a page, or at the
end of the paper right before the references.
The caption must be shown after the figure.
The caption must be shown
All figures and tables must appear near, but
not before, their first mention in the text. Use
the abbreviation "Fig. 1", even at the beginning
of a sentence.
Use words rather than symbols or
abbreviations when writing figure axis labels to
avoid confusing the reader.
The equations should be numbered serially
throughout the paper. The equation number
should be located to the far right of the line
. Equations are shown left
on the column.
To make your equations more compact, you
may use the slash ( / ), the exp function, or
appropriate exponents. Italicize Roman symbols
for quantities and variables, but not Greek
a long dash rather than a hyphen
for a minus sign. Use parentheses to avoid
ambiguities in denominators. Punctuate
equations when they are part of a sentence, as in
1 2 0
(,) [/(2 )]
exp( | | ) ( ) ( )
j i i
F r dr d r
z z J r J r d
Number equations consecutively with
equation numbers in pare
ntheses flush with the
right margin, as in (1). Be sure that the symbols
in your equation have been defined before the
equation appears or immediately following.
Italicize symbols (
might refer to temperature,
but T is the unit Tesla). Use Insert | Reference |
Caption to number equations. Refer to "(1),"
not "Eq. (1)" or "equation (1)," except at the
beginning of a sentence: "Equation (
) is ...".
Use two column tables to locate equa
their numbers properly in one line, as follows:
1 2 0
F B C A A A
I I I A I AI I
is the fault current. Be sure that
the border is off.
4.3. Abbreviations and
Define abbreviations and acronyms the first
time they are used in the text, even after they
have been defined in the abstract. Abbreviations
such as IEEE, SI, MKS, CGS, sc, dc, and rms
do not have to be defined. Do not use
abbreviations in the title or heads unless they
: Manuscript Template
nces and Citations
Number reference citations consecutively in
square brackets . The sentence punctuation
follows the brackets . Use commas for
multiple citations like this [3,4]. Refer simply to
the reference number, as in . Do not use
or "reference " except at the
beginning of a sentence: "Reference 
List and number all bibliographical
point Times at the end of your
paper ("REF" style).
Unless there are six authors or more give all
authors' names; do not
use "et al.". Papers that
have been accepted for publication should be
cited as "in press" [
]. Capitalize only the first
word in a paper title, except for proper nouns
and element symbols.
References should be complete in
style shown in the Reference section of this
article. An article should include vol., no.,
4.5. Some common mistakes
Be aware of these common mistakes:
The word "data" is plural, not singular.
The subscript for the permeability of
, and other common scientific
constants, is zero with subscript formatting,
not a lowercase letter "o".
In American English, commas, semi
/colons, periods, question and exclamation
marks are located within quotation marks
only when a complete thought or
cited, such as a title or full quotation. When
quotation marks are used, instead of a bold
or italic typeface, to highlight a word or
phrase, punctuation should appear outside
of the quotation marks. A parenthetical
phrase or statement at the end o
f a sentence
is punctuated outside of the closing
parenthesis (like this). (A parenthetical
sentence is punctuated within the
A graph within a graph is an "inset", not an
"insert". The word alternatively is preferred
to the word "alternately"
(unless you really
mean something that alternates).
Do not use the word "essentially" to mean
"approximately" or "effectively".
In your paper title, if the words "that uses"
can accurately replace the word "using",
capitalize the "u"; if not, keep using l
Be aware of the different meanings of the
homophones "affect" and "effect",
"complement" and "compliment", "discreet"
and "discrete", "principal" and "principle".
Do not confuse "imply" and "infer".
The prefix "non" is not a word; it should be
joined to the word it modifies, usually
without a hyphen.
There is no period after the "et" in the Latin
abbreviation "et al.".
The abbreviation "i.e." means "that is", and
the abbreviation "e.g." means "for
As outlined in the gen
paper author’s guide, your complete submission
hard copy plus any graphics
files and captions for figures, prepared as
Appendixes, if needed, appear before the
Subsections for this part also
should be numbered by alphabets.
The following is an example of an
acknowledgment. The author gratefully
JOAEE journal editorial
board for their work
on the original version of
K. S. H
and C. S. Kim, “Linear stable sys
, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 1234
, S. Filter,
and S. Dubowski, “Time
optimal paths and acceleration lines of robotic
Proc. of the 26
Operation and Automation
Decision and Control
H. Shayeghi and A. Safari,
Title of paper with
only first word capitalized,
Operation and Automation in Power
The Technical Writer’s Handbook
ill Valley, Seoul, 1989.