ADMT - Instructions for Authors
1. Read the Aims & Scope to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal;
3. Make sure that issues about publication ethics, research ethics, copyright, authorship, figure formats, data and references format have been appropriately considered; and Ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
Journal of the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. ADMTrequires that authors publish all experimental controls and make full datasets available where possible (please read the guidelines about Supplementary Materials and references to unpublished data carefully).
Manuscripts submitted to ADMT should neither been published before nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:
Manuscripts for ADMT should be submitted online at submit manuscript. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list (read the criteria to qualify for authorship) and that they all have read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website. Once you have registered, click here to go to the submission form for ADMT. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system, if they register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.
Authors must use the Microsoft Word template or LaTeX template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. The total amount of data for all files must not exceed 120 MB. If this is a problem, please contact the editorial office firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted file formats are:
A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. It should be concise and explain why the content of your paper is significant, placing your findings in the context of existing work and why it fits the scope of the journal. Please confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal. Any prior submissions of the manuscript to ADMT journal must be acknowledged. The names of proposed and excluded reviewers should be provided in the submission system, not in the cover letter.
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These sections should appear in all manuscript types
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In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example , [1, 3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, use both parentheses and brackets to indicate the reference number and page numbers; for example  (p. 10). or  (pp. 101-105).
References should be described as follows, depending on the type of work:
 Vatistas, G. H., Lin, S., and Kwok, C. K., Reverse Flow Radius in Vortex Chambers, Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 24, No. 11, 1986, pp. 1872- 1873, DOI.
 Dornheim, M. A., Planetary Flight Surge Faces Budget Realities, Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 145, No. 24, 1996, pp. 44–46, DOI.
All of the preceding information is required. The journal issue number (“No. 11” in Ref. 1) is preferred, but the month (Nov.) can be substituted if the issue number is not available. Use the complete date for daily and weekly publications. Transactions follow the same style as other journals; if punctuation is necessary, use a colon to separate the transactions title from the journal title.
 Author 1, A., Author 2, B., Book Title, 3rd ed., Publisher, Publisher Location, Country, Year, pp. 154–196, ISBN.
 Peyret, R., and Taylor, T. D., Computational Methods in Fluid Flow, 2nd ed, Springer-Verlag, Isfahan, Iran, 1983, Chaps. 7, 14.
 Oates, G. C., Aerothermodynamics of Gas Turbine and Rocket Propulsion, AIAA Education Series, AIAA, New York, USA, 1984, pp. 19- 136.
 Thompson, C. M., Spacecraft Thermal Control, Design, and Operation, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, CP849, Vol. 1, AIAA, Washington, DC, 1989, pp. 103-115
 Chi, Y., (ed.), Fluid Mechanics Proceedings, SP-255, NASA, 1993.
 Morris, J. D., Convective Heat Transfer in Radially Rotating Ducts, Proceedings of the Annual Heat Transfer Conference, edited by B. Corbell, Vol. 1, Inst. of Mechanical Engineering, New York, 1992, pp. 227–234.
 Chapman, G. T., and Tobak, M., Nonlinear Problems in Flight Dynamics, NASA TM-85940, 1984.
 Steger, J. L., Jr., Nietubicz, C. J., and Heavey, J. E., A General Curvilinear Grid Generation Program for Projectile Configurations, U.S. Army Ballistic Research Lab., Rept. ARBRL-MR03142, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, Oct. 1981.
 Tseng, K., Nonlinear Green’s Function Method for Transonic Potential Flow, Ph.D. Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics Dept., Boston Univ., Cambridge, MA, 1983.
CD-ROM publications and regularly issued, dated electronic journals are permitted as references. Archived data sets also may be referenced as long as the material is openly accessible and the repository is committed to archiving the data indefinitely. References to electronic data available only from personal Web sites or commercial, academic, or government ones where there is no commitment to archiving the data are not permitted in the reference list.
 Richard, J. C., and Fralick, G. C., Use of Drag Probe in Supersonic Flow, ADMT Meeting Papers on Disc [CD-ROM], Vol. 1, No. 2, AIAA, Reston, VA, 1996.
 Atkins, C. P., and Scantelbury, J. D., The Activity Coefficient of Sodium Chloride in a Simulated Pore Solution Environment, Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering [online journal], Vol. 1, No. 1, Paper 2, URL: http://www.cp/umist.ac.uk/JCSE/vol1/vol1.html [cited 13 April 1998].
 Vickers, A., “10-110 mm/hr Hypodermic Gravity Design A, Rainfall Simulation Database [online database], URL: http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/bgrg/lab.htm [cited 15 March 1998].
Always include the citation date for online references. Break Web site addresses after punctuation, and do not hyphenate at line breaks.
 TAPP, Thermochemical and Physical Properties, Software Package, Ver. 1.0, E. S. Microware, Hamilton, OH, 1992.
Include a version number and the company name and location of software packages.
Patents appear infrequently. Be sure to include the patent number and date.
 Scherrer, R., Overholster, D., and Watson, K., Lockheed Corp., Burbank, CA, U.S. Patent Application for a “Vehicle,” Docket No. P-01-1532, filed 11 Feb. 1979.
References to private communications and personal Web site addresses are not permitted. Private communications can be defined as privately held unpublished letters or notes or conversations between an author and one or more individuals. Depending on the circumstances, private communications and Web site addresses may be incorporated into the main text of a manuscript or may appear in footnotes.
Unpublished works can be used as references as long as they are being considered for publication or can be located by the reader (such as papers that are part of an archival collection). If a journal paper or a book is being considered for publications choose the format that reflects the status of the work (depending upon whether it has been accepted for publication):
 Doe, J., Title of Paper, Name of Journal (to be published).
 Doe, J., Title of Chapter, Name of Book, edited by Publisher’s name and location (to be published).
 Doe, J., Title of Work, Name of Archive, Univ. (or organization) Name, City, State, Year (unpublished).
Unpublished works in an archive must include the name of the archive and the name and location of the university or other organization where the archive is held. Also include any cataloging information that may be provided. Always query for an update if a work is about to be published.
The editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of ADMT take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy.
Authors wishing to publish their papers in ADMTmust abide to the following:
Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source.
Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited. If a study's design or the manuscript's structure or language has been inspired by previous works, these works must be explicitly cited.
If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper.
Irregular manipulation includes: 1) introduction, enhancement, moving, or removing features from the original image; 2) grouping of images that should obviously be presented separately (e.g., from different parts of the same gel, or from different gels); or 3) modifying the contrast, brightness or color balance to obscure, eliminate or enhance some information.
If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed during the peer review process, we may reject the manuscript. If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed after publication, we may correct or retract the paper.
Our in-house editors will investigate any allegations of publication misconduct and may contact the authors' institutions or funders if necessary. If evidence of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract the publication. Authors are expected to comply with the best ethical publication practices when publishing with ADMT.
During the submission process, please suggest three potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. Please provide detailed contact information (address, homepage, phone, e-mail address). The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last five years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors. You may identify appropriate Editorial Board members of the journal as potential reviewers. You may suggest reviewers from among the authors that you frequently cite in your paper.
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. This can be carried out by ADMT English editing service. Professional editing will mean that reviewers and future readers are better able to read and assess the content of your manuscript. All accepted manuscript undergo language editing, however an additional fee will be charged to authors if very extensive English corrections must be made by the Editorial Office.
Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; or the creation of new software used in the work; or have drafted the work or substantively revised it. In addition, all authors must AND has approved the submitted version (and any substantially modified version that involves the author’s contribution to the study); AND agrees to be personally accountable for the author’s own contributions and for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even those in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and documented in the literature. Note that acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group do not, by themselves, justify authorship. Those who contributed to the work but do not qualify for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgements. Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication (e.g. answering reviewers’ comments). We reserve the right to request confirmation that all authors meet the authorship conditions.
All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office will be checked by a professional in-house Managing Editor to determine whether it is properly prepared and whether the manuscript follows the ethical policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not fit the journals ethical policy will be rejected before peer-review. Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. After these checks, the Managing Editor will consult the journals’ Editor-in-Chief or the Guest Editor (or an Editorial Board member in case of a conflict of interest) to determine whether the manuscript fits the scope of the journal and whether it is scientifically sound. No judgment on the significance or potential impact of the work will be made at this stage. Reject decisions at this stage will be verified by the Editor-in-Chief.
Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review. A single-blind review is applied, where authors' identities are known to reviewers. Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer.
In the case of regular submissions, in-house assistant editors will invite experts, including recommendations by an academic editor. These experts may also include Editorial Board members and Guest Editors of the journal. In the case of a special issue, the Guest Editor will advise on the selection of reviewers. Potential reviewers suggested by the authors may also be considered. Reviewers should not have published with any of the co-authors during the past five years and should not currently work or collaborate with one of the institutes of the co-authors of the submitted manuscript.
Editorial Decision and Revision
All the articles, reviews and communications published in ADMT journal go through the peer-review process and receive at least two reviews. The in-house editor will communicate the decision of the academic editor, which will be one of the following:
The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given ten days for minor revisions.
The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response or provide a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within 30 days and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.
An article where additional experiments are needed to support the conclusions will be rejected and the authors will be encouraged to re-submit the paper once further experiments have been conducted.
The article has serious flaws, makes no original contribution, and the paper is rejected with no offer of resubmission to the journal.
All reviewer comments should be responded to in a point-by-point fashion. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response.
Authors may appeal a rejection by sending an e-mail to the Editorial Office of the journal. The appeal must provide a detailed justification, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers' and/or Editor's comments. The Managing Editor of the journal will forward the manuscript and relating information (including the identities of the referees) to an Editorial Board member. If no appropriate Editorial Board member is available, the editor will identify a suitable external scientist. The Editorial Board member will be asked to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision. A reject decision at this stage will be final and cannot be revoked.
In the case of a special issue, the Managing Editor of the journal will forward the manuscript and relating information (including the identities of the referees) to the Editor-in-Chief who will be asked to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision. A reject decision at this stage will be final and cannot be revoked.
Production and Publication
Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo professional copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and, publication on the ADMT website.