- The Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology (MJST) aims to publish researches in the areas of science and engineering disciplines covering the main areas of science and technology and other related studies. Contributions shall be in English. Manuscripts should be proof-read and have English language errors corrected before submission as English of poor quality and clarity is a major cause of rejection or delay in acceptance.
- Submission of the manuscript implies that the work described has not been previously published nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- The submission file shall be in Microsoft Word document or in tex file format. All accompanying files (e.g. eps files, etc.) needed for the main tex file shall also be submitted.
- Manuscript can be submitted by registering and logging in to this link http://mjst.ustp.edu.ph/index.php/mjst/about/submissions or sending the paper via email to [email protected]
- Manuscript should be typed single-spaced throughout the A4 size paper with a minimum of 2.5cm margins on all sides, using a font Times New Roman of 12 font size and arrange as follows: title, abstract, keywords, introduction, methodology, results and discussion, conclusion/recommendation, acknowledgement and references. All pages must be numbered consecutively. As much as possible, the use of footnotes should be avoided. Under the above settings, a manuscript submitted should not be longer than 25 pages.
- Below is the suggested format for a manuscript:
- Title: This must be concise and descriptive of the contents. The title is followed by the name(s) of the author(s), affiliations, complete postal addresses and e-mail information. If there is more than one author, the corresponding author who will handle correspondence should be addressed at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication, should be clearly indicated.
- Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.
- Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, a maxi mum of 5 keywords should be provided indicating the scope of the paper.
- Introduction: The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem and should include suffi- cient background information to set the work in con text. It should state the objectives of the study and provide a discussion of related literature.
- Methodology: This should be concise but provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published proce- dures should be cited, and important modification of published procedures should be mentioned briefly.
- Results and Discussion: Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables, graphs and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The discussion of results should provide descriptions and explanations of observed phenomena, trends, optimized values and other information that illustrate how these re- sults relate to those obtained in similar previous works.
- Conclusions / Recommendation (optional): The conclusion should present a summary of the important contributions of the study. Future related works may also be cited.
- Acknowledgement: This should be placed in a separate paragraph at the end of the text, immediately before the list of references. The acknowledgement of people, grants, funds, etc. should be brief.
- References: It should be ensured that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Gray literature, unpublished works or references that are not accessible should not be cited. References to paper “In Press” must mean that the article has been accepted for publication. All citations in the text should refer to: (1) single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication; (2) two authors: both authors’ names and the year of publication; (3) Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by “et al.” and the year of publication. Multiple references should be cited in chronological order. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically) as in these examples: "as demonstrated (Allan and Jones, 1995). Kramer et al., (2000) have recently shown ...". The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by author’s name. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., places after the year of publication. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of author’s names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.
- Reference to a journal publication:
Baumann, T., Fruhstorfer, P., Klein, T., & Niessner, R. (2006). Colloid and heavy metal transport at land fill sites in direct contact with ground water. Journal of Water Resources, 40(14), 2776-2786.
- Reference to a book:
Davis, M. L. (2005). Introduction to Environmen tal Engineering (3rd. Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Inc, 52-68.
- Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1999). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: B.S. Jones & R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age (pp. 281-304). New York, NY: E-Publishing Inc.
- Reference to a thesis or dissertation:
Reid, J.O. (2009). Sustainable energy efficiency in households of the Philippines (Dissertation). University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.
- Reference to a conference proceedings:
Weber, D.J., & Hess, W.M. (1985). Simple solar model for direct and diffuse irradiance. In: Bilgen, E., Hol lands, K.G.T. (Eds.), Proceedings of ISES World Congress, Montreal, Canada, 123-132.
- Reference to an internet source:
Dunn, L.E. (2013). Concrete Technology Manual. Retrieved from http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/construction/manu als/OSCComplete-Manuals/CTM2013.pdf
- Reference to a journal publication:
- Tables: Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Each table should be inserted into the main text, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be double-spaced and vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. They should have only three horizontal lines (under the title, under the headings of the columns, and at the end of the tables.) Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses.
- Figure Captions: It should be ensured that each figure/illustration has a caption. The captions must be supplied and attached below the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Text in the illustrations themselves should be kept to a minimum.
- Figures: Figures and photographs should be in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS, JPG or MS Office files) and should be of high resolution. Figures and photographs should be embedded in the manuscript.
- Mathematical Texts and Equations: Equations should be justified to the left margin and numbered consecutively , e.g., (1), (2), etc., at the right margin, and thus can be referred to as such in the text. Make sure to provide meanings on all symbols used.
- Abbreviation and Units: SI units (meter, kilogram etc.), as outlined in the latest edition of Units, Symbols and Abbreviations: A Guide for Medical and Scientific Editors and Authors (Royal Society of Medicine Press, London), should be used wherever possible. Statistics and measurements should always be given in figures; that is, 10 mm, except where the number begins the sentence. When the number does not refer to a unit measurement, it is spelt out, except where the number is greater than nine. Use only standard abbreviations.
- Authors are required to study the instructions for the preparation of manuscripts carefully and follow them properly in preparing the manuscript for submission. Authors who fail to follow these instructions are liable to have manuscripts returned to them before review and to be asked to prepare their manuscripts in the prescribed format of the journal. By submitting a manuscript in the prescribed format, an author can avoid delay in acceptance and publication of a paper.
- The Editor reserves the right to adjust style to achieve a certain standard of uniformity.
- After the review process, the corresponding author will be notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision. Manuscripts will not be returned to an author unless specifically requested, or unless reviewers have provided annotations that will be useful to the author. Authors who are instructed to revise their manuscript should do so within 45 days.
- Proofs: Electronic proof will be sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file for checking. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage, except with the Editor`s agreement.
- Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published to a refereed journal before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors should execute transfer of copyright agreement with the publisher as a requirement for publication of the research manuscript.