Author’s guideline

Manuscript Submission

The Journal of energy and Food Processing operates an online submission  system that allows authors to submit articles online via a web interface. Please read carefully the following guideline before submitting your manuscript:


1.1  Title and Author Names

The article title appears center at the top of the first page. The rules for capitalizing the title are the same as for sentences; only the first word, proper nouns, and acronyms should be capitalized.

The list of authors immediately follows the title, 18 points below and the author names are centered. The author affiliations and addresses follow the names and centered. For multiple affiliations, each affiliation should appear on a separate line. Superscript letters (a, b, c, etc.) should be used to associate multiple authors with their respective affiliations. Corresponding author should be listed below the subject terms, following the line “Address all correspondence to:” Include mailing address, telephone, fax, and E-mail.

1.2  Abstract

The abstract should be a summary of the paper and not an introduction. Because the abstract may be used in abstracting journals, it should be self-contained (i.e., no numerical references) and substantive in nature, presenting concisely the objectives, methodology used, results obtained, and their significance.

1.3  Subject Terms/Keywords

A maximum of eight are required.

1.4 Body of Paper

The body of the paper consists of numbered sections that present the main findings. These sections should be organized to best present the material.

1.5  English

Authors are strongly encouraged to follow the principles of sound technical writing, as found in Ref. 1, for example. In addition, good English usage is essential. Authors whose native language is not English may wish to collaborate with a colleague whose English skills are more advanced. A spell checker can be helpful to discover misspelled words, but authors should also proofread their papers carefully prior to submission. Manuscripts that do not meet acceptable English standards or lack clarity may be rejected.

1.6  Page setup and fonts

All text and figures, including footnotes, must fit inside a text area 5.25 in. wide by 8.5 in. high (13.28 by 21.54 cm). Margins should be 1.0 in. (2.54 cm) on the top and 1.625 in. (4.11 cm) on the bottom, left, and right.

Use Times New Roman font throughout the manuscript, in the sizes and styles shown in Table 1. If this font is not available, use a similar serif font. The manuscript should not contain headers or footers. Pages should not be numbered. The page numbers will be added by the publisher after acceptance.

Table 1. Font sizes and styles.

Style name

Brief Description

Article Title

16 pt, bold

Author Names

12 pt, bold

Author Affiliations

10 pt, italic


11 pt


11 pt



Heading 2

12 pt, bold

Heading 3

12 pt, italic


12 pt

1.7  Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments, disclaimers, and conflicts of interest can be added after the conclusion, and before references. The contribution of each author must be detailed in the Acknowledgments section.

1.8  References

The References section lists books, articles, and reports that are cited in the paper. The references are numbered in the order they are cited. Examples of reference styles are given at the end of this template. APA  6th – Annotated citation style should be used  throughout the manuscript


2.1  Figures

Figures are numbered in the order in which they are called out in the text. It is acceptable to embed figures in the manuscript, but all figures must also be submitted as individual files in .tif, .eps, PostScript, or PDF format. We cannot accept application files, i.e., Corel Draw, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc. All figure parts must be labeled (a), (b), etc. Each figure file should contain all parts of the figure. For example, Fig. 3 contains two parts (a) and (b); therefore, all of the labeled parts should be combined in a single file for Fig. 3. Further details about figure formatting can be found at

A figure caption list should be provided after the references.

2.2   Tables

Tables are numbered in the order in which they referred to. They should appear in the document in numerical order and as close as possible to their first reference in the text. Table captions are handled identically to those for figures, except that they appear above the table, and when called out in the text, the word “Table” is always spelled out. See Table 1 for an example.


3.1   Formatting Equations

Equations may appear in line with the text, if they are simple, short, and not of major importance; e.g., a = b/c. Important equations appear on their own line. For example, “The expression for the field of view is

where a is the …” Principal equations are numbered, with the equation number placed within parentheses and right justified. Authors are strongly encouraged to use MS Word Equation Editor or MathType to create both in-text and display equations. Equations are considered to be part of a sentence and should be punctuated accordingly.


                          Solar irradiation, W/m2

                          Collector area, m2

                          Energy gained by collector, W


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  2. Sattertield, C.N.S., T. K. , The role of diffusion in catalysis. 1963, Massachussets: Addison-wesley , Reading. [Book]