The Estonian Journal of Engineering publishes peer-reviewed primary research and review papers in the English language. Papers dealing with any aspect of engineering are welcome on fully international basis. The manuscripts submitted should meet the following requirements.
The title should be concise but informative. The arrangement of words is important for indexing purposes. A short running title should be provided.
The name(s), including one forename in full, affiliation(s), full address(es), and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) should follow the title of the paper. In the covering letter the corresponding author and his/her telephone and fax numbers should be indicated.
The abstract should be a self-contained summary of the paper, presenting concisely the objectives of the work reported, methodology, results, and conclusions. It should be limited to approximately 250 words. Mathematical expressions and citations in the abstract should be avoided. The abstract should be followed by key words (max seven).
The introduction should be a review of pertinent work, should cite appropriate references, and should also include a clear statement of the object of investigation. The manuscript should include also a summary in Estonian (not obligatory for foreign authors).
The volume of the manuscript (incl. references, summaries, illustrations, and tables) is preferably no more than 20 double-spaced pages.
It is essential that the paper be written in clear, proper English. Manuscripts requiring substantial improvement of English usage may be returned to the author(s) for revision before the review process. If English is not your native language, we recommend that you ask a native English speaker to read over your manuscript before submitting. The authors should consult a recent issue of the journal for style (www.kirj.ee). The editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity.
Papers accepted become the copyright of the Estonian Academy Publishers. Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement. Authors are responsible for obtaining, from the copyright holder, written permission to reproduce previously published (copyrighted) illustrations or tables. The authors and their employers retain full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes, with acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.
Manuscripts can be submitted electronically by e-mail (Virve dot Kurnitski at eap dot ee). The attachment should be packed (max size 5 MB) and include:
(a) the files of the paper in MS Word (.doc) or LATEX (.tex) format (other TEX versions are not accepted);
(b) original files of illustrations (eps, tif, psd, ai, cdr, xls);
(c) a copy of the identical text and illustrations in .pdf format;
(d) the covering letter.
Manuscripts can also be sent by regular mail, including:
(a) a hard copy of the text and illustrations;
(b) the electronic version of the text and illustrations (CD, stick, etc.);
(c) the covering letter.
The files and the printouts must correspond exactly to one another. It is not necessary to incorporate any special page layout in the manuscript. Word versions are acceptable only in case the manuscript does not include complicated formulas. In both cases the authors are asked not to use specially defined macros. If it has been necessary to define the commands, they should be added to the text file. Electronic submission is preferable.
In the covering letter the authors should supply full contact details (incl. e-mail addresses) for at least four individuals who may be appropriate reviewers for the manuscript. Also, information about possible conflict of interests should be reported.
Notation and abbreviations
Notation must be clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. All notations and abbreviations should be defined in the text. Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract.
Equations should be numbered consecutively with equation numbers enclosed in parentheses at the right margin of the page. In the text, reference to an equation should be in the form of an equation number enclosed in parentheses.
Illustrations should be prepared in their final format (that is no enlarging or reducing will be necessary) and to fit into the print area of the journal (127 mm × 200 mm). All illustrations must be clearly numbered and provided with the title and the name(s) of the author(s) on the reverse sides of the printouts. The appropriate place for each illustration in the text should be indicated in the margin. If necessary, the top of the figure should be indicated. All illustrations must have self-explanatory legends. The captions to illustrations should be listed separately. The text, tables, and illustrations should not repeat one another.
Dense shading for background should be avoided. The lettering (upper- and lowercase letters, italic, bold) should follow the usage in the text. Different parts of a figure should be marked by lowercase letters in parentheses. The size of symbols and lettering should not be smaller than 1.5 mm.
Illustrations should be provided in one of the following formats:
· .cdr (CorelDraw, save as version 6 or a later one)
· .ai (Adobe Illustrator)
· .eps (Encapsulated Post Script)
· .xls (Microsoft Excel, save as an Excel worksheet; should contain spreadsheet and embedded chart)
Raster graphics (such as photographs or scanned line-art):
· .tif (Tagged Image Format, use LZW compression to reduce file size significantly)
· .psd (Adobe Photoshop)
Mixed vector and raster graphics:
· .eps (Encapsulated Post Script)
Make sure that any artwork is at the appropriate, minimum, resolution: 300 dpi for halftones and greyscale, 600 dpi for combinations (line art and halftones together), and 600 dpi for line art.
Photographs should be submitted as clear black and white prints on glossy paper. Digital and scanned photographs should be saved as tif or eps files at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Colour illustrations are accepted if they are essential to the presentation. The images should be in CMYK mode (resolution at least 300 dpi). Authors will be asked to cover the full cost incurred in colour printing. Further information concerning colour illustrations can be obtained from the Executive Editor.
Number references to published works consecutively and insert a superscript numeral in the appropriate place in the text in brackets (e.g. ). A list of references in numerical order should appear at the end of the paper, and all references in this list should appear in the text and vice versa.
References should be presented as follows:
(a) For a book: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), title of the book, publisher, town, and year of publishing:
Lusztig, G. Introduction to Quantum Groups. Birkhäuser, Boston, 1993.
(b) For articles in journals: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), title of the paper, abbreviated journal title, year, volume (in bold), page numbers:
Milnor, J. On the Betti numbers of real algebraic varieties. Proc. Am. Math. Soc., 1964, 15, 275–281.
(c) For articles in collections: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), title of the paper, title of the collection (preceded by In), name(s) and initials of the editor(s), volume number, publisher, town, and year of publishing, page numbers:
Jones, W. B. Multiple-point Padé tables. In Padé and Rational Approximation: Theory and Applications (Saff, E. B. and Varga, R. S., eds.). Academic Press, New York, 1977, 57–65.
(d) References to electronic materials (except electronic journals) should be kept to a minimum. The electronic medium should be specified, e.g., CD-ROM, Diskette, etc. If material is available online, the access mode, address, and date should be given
(e) Papers in Cyrillic: Give the official title in English, German, or French if available (e.g. from summaries). If no official English, German, or French version is available, translate the titles of books and articles into English; abbreviate and transliterate journal names into Roman script; transliterate the publication data; add: (in Russian).
The following table (BGN/PCGN system) should be used for transliteration: transliteration table in PDF format
The author (or the corresponding author) will receive a set of proofs as a printout or a pdf file for correcting printer's errors. No changes may be made and no new material inserted in the text at the time of proofreading.
Payable offprints of an article (minimum 10 copies) can be ordered from the Editorial Office at proof stage.