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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

This is a brief instruction that provides you a guideline to prepare the manuscript for submitting to the Journal of Electrical Engineering, the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). Please send an e-mail to ieb.journal.ee@gmail.com in order to obtain an electronic copy of the template of the journal. Note that, the JEE requires a duly formatted 2-column manuscript at the beginning.

Only original contributions to the field of electrical engineering, not previously published, are accepted for publication. Papers submitted in the JEE need to demonstrate a significant contribution in the relevant area. Failure to do so will result in the manuscript sent back without a full review process. Along with the manuscript the author has to submit a copyright form declaring that the same paper has not been submitted, accepted, published or copyrighted elsewhere. Expanded versions of a manuscript presented at a conference (or similar event) may be submitted to this Journal; provided a significant improvement or modification in technical material is presented in the JEE submission with respect to the corresponding conference version. If part of the manuscript has been presented, published or submitted elsewhere, this should be noted in the text and major differences between the prior paper(s) and the manuscript submitted to the JEE must be explained. Instructions on different parts of the paper are listed below in the order in which they should appear: title, author names and affiliations, abstract, index terms, body of the paper, figures, tables, acknowledgments, references, appendices, etc.

Title: The title of the paper should be concise and definitive. Use 24 point font size for the text of the title.

Author Names and Affiliations: All those who have participated significantly in the technical aspects of a paper be recognized as co-authors or cited in the acknowledgments. Use 11 point font size for authors'names and 10 point font size for their affiliations.

Abstract: A short abstract (200 words maximum) should open the paper to give a clear indication of the objective, scope, and results of the paper so that readers may determine whether the full text will be of particular interest to them. The abstract should be in 9 point bold font and in single spacing. Do not cite references in the abstract. Define all symbols used in the abstract. There will be a single paragraph mark after the abstract.

Index Terms: Identify four to five key words or phrases from your manuscript and mention them in alphabetical order after the abstract section.

Body of the Manuscript: Please make sure that you have selected the paper size "Letter" (8.5"×11") and used the two column format for the text. Keep 0.7 inch margin on top and bottom, 0.65 inch margin on left and right. Width of each column is 3.46 inch and the spacing between the columns is 0.28 inch. Throughout the paper, use Times New Roman font. For section headings, use "small caps" format and do not change the font sizes or line spacing to squeeze more text into a limited number of pages.

Mathematics: Equations should be numbered consecutively beginning with (1) to the end of the paper, including any appendices. The number should be enclosed in parentheses and right adjusted on the same line as the equation. Refer to "1)," not "Eq. (1)" or "equation (1)," except at the beginning of a sentence, where use the whole word, e.g., "Equation (1)". Leave 6 point blank both before and after the equation. If you are using Word, use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on for equations in your paper.

Figures: Figures (graphs, line drawings, photographs, etc.) should be numbered consecutively and each figure should have a caption consisting of the figure number and a brief title of the figure. Figures should be referenced within the text as "Fig. 1." When the reference to a figure begins a sentence, the abbreviation "Fig." should be spelled out, e.g., "Figure 1". A figure may be inserted as part of the text as close as possible to its first reference. Please do not include captions as part of the figures and do not put them in "text boxes" linked to the figures. Also do not put borders around the outside of your figures.

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and each table should have a caption consisting of the table number and a brief title. A table may be inserted as part of the text as close as possible to its first reference. Do not abbreviate "Table". Tables are numbered with Roman numerals, such as Table I.

Appendix: If needed, this section appears before the acknowledgment.

Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments may be made to individuals or institutions, not mentioned elsewhere in the paper, who have made an important contribution.

References: References to original sources for cited material should be listed together at the end of the paper. References should be numbered [1], [2], etc. and arranged in numerical order according to their order of appearance within the text. Use 9 point font size for the text of the references. Some sample references are listed below for convenience:

[1]     D. O'Shaughnessy, Speech Communications Human and Machine, 2nd ed. NY: IEEE Press, 2000.

[2]     S. A. Fattah, W.-P. Zhu, and M. O. Ahmad, "A novel technique for the identification of an ARMA system under very low levels of SNR," IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. I, vol. 55, no. 7, pp. 1988–2001, Aug. 2008.

[3]     S. M. Kay, Modern Spectral Estimation, Theory and Application. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Ltd., 1988.

[4]     G. O. Young, "Synthetic structure of industrial plastics (Book style with paper title and editor)," in Plastics, 2nd ed. vol. 3, J. Peters, Ed.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15–64.

[5]     W.-K. Chen, Linear Networks and Systems (Book style). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1993, pp. 123–135.

[6]     H. Poor, An Introduction to Signal Detection and Estimation. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1985, ch. 4.

[7]     B. Smith, "An approach to graphs of linear forms (Unpublished work style)," unpublished.

[8]     S. P. Bingulac, "On the compatibility of adaptive controllers (Published Conference Proceedings style)," in Proc. 4th Annu. Allerton Conf. Circuits and Systems Theory, New York, 1994, pp. 8–16.

[9]     G. R. Faulhaber, "Design of service systems with priority reservation," in Conf. Rec. 1995 IEEE Int. Conf. Communications, pp. 3–8.

[10]  N. Kawasaki, "Parametric study of thermal and chemical nonequilibrium nozzle flow," M.S. thesis, Dept. Electron. Eng., Osaka Univ., Osaka, Japan, 1993.

[11]  J. P. Wilkinson, "Nonlinear resonant circuit devices (Patent style)," U.S. Patent 3 624 12, July 16, 1990.

[12]  IEEE Criteria for Class IE Electric Systems (Standards style), IEEE Standard 308, 1969.

[13]  Letter Symbols for Quantities, ANSI Standard Y10.5-1968.

[14]  R. E. Haskell and C. T. Case, “Transient signal propagation in lossless isotropic plasmas (Report style),” USAF Cambridge Res. Lab., Cambridge, MA Rep. ARCRL-66-234 (II), 1994, vol. 2.

[15]  J. Jones. (1991, May 10). Networks (2nd ed.) [Online]. Available: http://www.atm.com

Biography: Authors may include biographies with photographs at the end of regular papers describing briefly (no more than 200 words) educational background, employment, summary of publications, awards, professional membership, and research interests.

Submission of Manuscript:

The manuscript should be prepared as per the instructions provided above. Please send an electronic copy of your manuscript via e-mail to ieb.journal.ee@gmail.com. Original manuscripts may be submitted throughout the year. A preliminary decision on the acceptance of your manuscript is generally made within THREE to FOUR weeks after the assignment of the reviewer. The JEE is now trying to finalize the decision on each of the submitted papers no later than TWO Months. For any clarification or queries, you please contact the Editor.

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More information on the type of data that is required can be found in Ubiquity Press’ privacy policy below.

Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

We take seriously our duty to process your personal data in a fair and transparent way. We collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy. This document is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the press portal, affiliated journals, book, conference and repository websites (the “Websites”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

What type of personal data do we handle?

There are four main categories of personal data stored by our journal platform, our press platform, and our book management system; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests
  • Twitter profile
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  • profile picture

The data subjects have complete control of this data through their profile, and can request for it to be removed by contacting info@ubiquitypress.com

What do we do to keep that data secure?

We regularly backup our databases, and we use reliable cloud service providers (Amazon, Google Cloud, Linode) to ensure they are kept securely. Backups are regularly rotated and the old data is permanently deleted. We have a clear internal data handling policy, restricting access to the data and backups to key employees only. In case of a data breach, we will report the breach to the affected users, and to the press/journal contacts within 72 hours.

How do we use the data?

Personal information is only used to deliver the services provided by the publisher. Personal data is not shared externally except for author names, affiliations, emails, and links to ORCiD and social media accounts (if provided) in published articles and books which are displayed as part of the article/book and shared externally to indexes and databases. If a journal operates under open peer review then the reviewer details are published alongside the reviewer details.

How we collect and use your data:

1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
  • When you comment on an article or book using Disqus, we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the DISQUS privacy policy can be found on their website.
  • When you annotate an article or book, this is done via a 3rd party plugin to the website called Hypothes.is. In using this plugin we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the Hypothes.is privacy policy can be found on their website.

1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

1.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • Please contact info@ubiquitypress.com to request a copy of your data, or for your data to be removed/anonymised.

2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
  • Any articles published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in various formats (e.g. PDF, XML).
  • Ubiquity Press books and articles are typeset by SiliconChips and Diacritech.This process involves them receiving the book and book associated metadata and contacting the authors to finalise the layout. Ubiquity Press work with these suppliers to ensure that personal data is only used for the purposes of typesetting and proofing.
  • For physical purchases of books on the platform Ubiquity Press use print on demand services via Lightning Source who are responsible for printing and distribution via retailers. (For example; Amazon, Book Repository, Waterstones). Lightning Source’s privacy policy and details on data handling can be found on their website.

2.4 why we store the data

  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to completely delete your account, please contact us at support@ubiquitypress.com and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact info@ubiquitypress.com

3. When registering as a reviewer

3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

3.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

4. When being registered as a co-author

4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact info@ubiquitypress.com
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact info@ubiquitypress.com

5. When signing-up to receive newsletters

5.1 what data we collect

  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We use mailchimp to provide our mailing list services. Their privacy policy can be found here

5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

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(Updated: 18 May 2018)