Guide for Authors

1. General Guideline

Submission of the manuscripts is online via the link “Submit Manuscript” at the menu of the journal website ( To submit a manuscript for the first time, you have to create an account using the “Register” link on that page. For the next times, just log in using your account. All submitted papers go through a similarity check using Ithenticate software and are subject to a single-blind peer-reviewing procedure.

Based on the journal's new policy, since Nov. 29, 2020, we differentiate between the requirements for initial and revised submissions. The initial submission of the manuscript for the first round of reviewing process, need not be compliant with the journal template. The requirements for the initial submission can be seen in Section 2.1 on this page. Only when the manuscript is at the revision stage, the authors are requested to prepare the revised version of their manuscripts in accordance with the journal's template. Publication of any manuscript in the final stage requires strict conformance to the paper template. 

Journal of Applied Research in Electrical Engineering (JAREE) welcomes original contributions in different areas of electrical engineering (See the Aims and Scope page at the journal's website). Types of accepted papers include research articles, review articles, and applied articles.

In what follows, the detailed guidelines for submission of the papers are presented.


2. Manuscript Preparation

2.1. Initial submission

For the initial submission, the authors have to just send the main manuscript file and the signed Copyright Form of the journal. While preparing manuscripts for initial submission, authors are kindly requested to follow the guidelines, described below:

  • The manuscript should be written in a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx).
  • The file should include text (preferably in 10 points, “Times New Roman” font) and all figures (figures can be placed within the text at the appropriate point or at the end of the text).
  • The manuscript pages should be prepared either using a double-column single-line spacing layout or a single-column double-line spacing layout. A margin of at least 1.5 cm on each side is required.
  • All papers should be composed of Title, Author Name, Affiliation, Corresponding author email, Abstract, Keywords, Body, and References.
  • The manuscript should be written in good English. It should have been carefully checked for clarity, conciseness, the correctness of grammar, and typographical errors.
  • The corresponding author should sign the journal copyright form on behalf of any and all co-authors and upload it to the Journal’s Submission System when submitting the manuscript. The journal copyright form can be downloaded from here.
  • The corresponding author can use the JAREE Template for Cover Letter as a default text for the cover letter when submitting the manuscript.
  • It is recommended that the title of the paper does not contain abbreviations or formulae.
  • The abbreviations used in the abstract should be introduced both in the abstract and again on first use in the body.
  • References should be numbered in the order they are mentioned in the text.


2.2. Submission of a revised manuscript

The revised version of the manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the journal's template. Please download the Microsoft Word file of the journal’s template from the following table.


File name


Last update

JAREE Manuscript Template.docx

Manuscript template for the Journal of Applied Research in Electrical Engineering

Feb. 19, 2021

JAREE Copyright Form.docx

Copyright form for the Journal of Applied Research in Electrical Engineering

May 05, 2019

JAREE Form for Authorship and Conflict of Interest Disclosure.docx

Authorship and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form for the Journal of Applied Research in Electrical Engineering

Nov. 29, 2020

JAREE Template for Cover Letter.docx

Default text for Cover Letter for manuscript submission to the Journal of Applied Research in Electrical Engineering

March 03, 2021

JAREE Template for Response to the Reviewers' Comments.docx

Template for preparing Response to the Reviewers' Comments file for the Journal of Applied Research in Electrical Engineering

March 03, 2021

JAREE Template for Research Highlights.docx

Template for the Research Highlights file for the Journal of Applied Research in Electrical Engineering

March 14, 2021


The JAREE Manuscript Template contains specific information regarding the formatting, layout, and policies for submissions to this journal. Also, the desired styles have already been created in this template and can be applied to the manuscript text. The manuscript text can directly be inserted into the template. Publication of any manuscript in the JAREE requires strict conformance to this template. 


When submitting the revised version of a manuscript, it is required to send the following files: (1) Main manuscript (WORD and PDF files), (2) filled and signed Copyright Form, (3) Main manuscript with changes highlighted, (4) Response to the reviewers’ comments, (5) Research Highlights, (6) filled and signed Authorship and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. The forms and templates of these files can be downloaded from the above table. 

Additional information regarding these files and the submission can also be found in the following subsections.


2.3. Manuscript format

This section describes the format requirements of the revised versions of manuscripts based on the journal’s template.


2.3.1. File format

The manuscript file should be saved in the native format of the word processor (*.doc or *.docx).


2.3.2. Length

Original research papers, application papers, and review papers submitted to JAREE should conform to a maximum length of 12 pages when formatted using our double-column template provided in section 2.2. This limit includes all content such as the abstract, figures, references, and appendices. All pages should be numbered.


2.3.3. Font

Papers must be typed using 10 pts standardized Times New Roman font in double-column and single-spacing format. 


2.3.4. Language, spelling, and grammar

All papers must be written in English. If English is not your first language, you should ask an English-speaking colleague to proofread your paper. Papers that fail to meet basic standards of literacy are likely to be unsubmitted by the Editorial Office. To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of the Microsoft Word processor.


2.3.5. Title

The paper title should be placed in the center on the top of the first page with all the important words capitalized in “Times New Roman” bold sized 14pts font.


2.3.6. Author affiliations

These should immediately follow the title. For multiple-authored articles, list the full names of all the authors, followed by the postal addresses, using identifiers to link an author with an address where necessary. If an author's present address is different from the address at which the work was carried out, this should be given as a footnote. All co-authors must be listed on the manuscript submission and peer review site as part of the submission process.


2.3.7. Abstract

The abstract should be informative and suitable for direct inclusion in abstracting services as a self-contained article. It should not exceed 250 words. It should indicate the general scope and also state the main results obtained, the methods used, the value of the work, and the conclusions drawn. No figure numbers, table numbers, references, or displayed mathematical expressions should be included. The abstract should be included in both the manuscript submission and peer review site submission steps and in the submitted paper.


2.3.8. Keywords

The list of 3 to 6 keywords should be provided below the abstract.


2.3.9. Headings

The manuscript text should be divided into some sections, like Introduction, Model description, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, and References. The introduction and conclusion are compulsory. Each section can include sub-divisions. All the section headings should be numbered using a multi-level numbering style.


2.4. Figures and tables


2.4.1. Position

Figures, tables, and other variants of representations should be placed within the text (in-line with text) at the appropriate point.


2.4.2. Resolution

Figures will be reproduced exactly as supplied, with no redrawing or relabeling. It is therefore imperative that the supplied figures are of the highest possible quality. The clarity of the presentations is mandatory for accepted manuscripts. The resolution of the figures should be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch).


2.4.2. Numbering

Figures and tables should be numbered separately and consecutively. Each figure and each table should be explicitly referred to in the text in numerical order. A short descriptive caption below each figure and above each table is essential.


2.5. Mathematics and equations


2.5.1. Format

When writing mathematics, avoid confusion between characters that could be mistaken for one another, e.g. the letter 'l' and the figure one. Equations should be capable of fitting into a two-column print format. Vectors and matrices should be in bold italic and variables in italic. If your paper contains superscripts or subscripts, take special care to ensure that the positioning of the characters is unambiguous. Exponential expressions should be written using superscript notation, i.e. 5x103 not 5E03. A multiplication sign should be used, not a dot.


2.5.2. Numbering

Enumerate the equations and refer to them using round brackets, e.g. (1).


2.6. References

All publications cited in the text should be presented in a separate section at the end of the manuscript. It is recommended to use EndNote software and “IEEE” referencing style for this journal. Examples of the ways in which references should be cited are given in section 2.5.3.

Please ensure that all references in the reference list are cited in the text and vice versa. Failure to do so may cause delays in the production of your article.


2.6.1. Numbering

You should number your references sequentially through the text, and each reference should be individually numbered and enclosed in square brackets (e.g. [1]).


2.6.2. Citation

Please ensure that you provide as much information as possible to allow the reader to locate the article concerned. This is particularly important for articles appearing in conferences, workshops, and books that may not appear in journal databases. The use of digital object identifiers (DOIs) is highly encouraged at the initial and revision submission stages. DOIs are used for assigning a proper hyperlink to each reference at the proof stage.

Please provide all author name(s) and initials, the title of the paper, date published, the title of the journal or book, volume number, editors (if any), and finally the page range. For books and conferences, the town of publication and publisher (in parentheses) should also be given. If the number of authors on a reference is greater than 6 please list the first author followed by et al.

Do not include references for papers that have been submitted and not accepted for publication. Papers that have been accepted for publication are allowed as long as all information is provided.

An average research paper should reference between 20 and 30 works, the bulk of which should be recently published (i.e. within the last 5 years) leading-edge articles in the field, preferably from top journals or conferences. You should compare your own findings to this recent research and demonstrate how your work improves on it in order to demonstrate that your work shows a significant advance over the state of the art.


2.6.3. Referencing style

Examples of the ways in which references should be cited are given below. Note that the reference section must not be divided into different subsections, e.g., journal articles, conference papers, books.

# Journal article

  • B. Zhang, A. Y. Lam, A. D. Domínguez-García, and D. Tse, "An optimal and distributed method for voltage regulation in power distribution systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1714-1726, 2015.  DOI:
  • Y. Yang, H. Li, A. Aichhorn, J. Zheng, and M. Greenleaf, "Sizing strategy of distributed battery storage system with high penetration of photovoltaic for voltage regulation and peak load shaving," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 982-991, 2014. DOI:

# Conference paper

  • D. B. Arnold, M. Sankur, R. Dobbe, K. Brady, D. S. Callaway, and A. V. Meier, "Optimal dispatch of reactive power for voltage regulation and balancing in unbalanced distribution systems," in 2016 Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2016, pp. 1-5. DOI:

# Website

# Book, book chapter, and manual

# Report

  • E. E. Reber, R. L. Mitchell, and C. J. Carter, "Oxygen absorption in the Earth's atmosphere," Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, CA, Tech. Rep. TR-0200 (4230-46)-3, Nov. 1968.
  • S. L. Talleen. (1996, Apr.). The Intranet Architecture: Managing information in the new paradigm. Amdahl Corp., Sunnyvale, CA. [Online]. Available:

# Thesis

  • M. M. Ababneh, "Design of micro-scale energy harvesting systems for low power applications using enhanced power management system," Ph.D. Thesis, University of South Florida, 2018.

# Standard

# Patent


2.7. Appendices and supplementary material

Extra-large tables and figures, mathematical theorems, or even supplementary materials (e.g. mathematical derivations) that may interrupt the flow of your paper's argument can be embedded in the appendix if necessary. If the material can be found in another work, cite the corresponding work rather than reproducing it.


3. Manuscript Submission

 3.1. Submission process

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail.

To submit your manuscript click on the Submit Manuscript link on the journal's homepage. Then, click on Register to create an author account. A message is sent to your email address containing your username and password. Then, login to the Journal’s Submission System at the Users login page using the username and password to submit your new manuscript. Once you have logged in, you can change your password by clicking on the My Home link at the top menu.


3.2. Potential Referees

Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of, at least, three potential academic referees. Please mention the Name, Academic position, Affiliation, and Contact information (mail address is mandatory) of the referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.


3.3. Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously in a journal, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language.

If your manuscript has previously been submitted to this or any other journal and subsequently rejected, you must provide copies of all correspondence involving the earlier submission including the final decision letter. You must also include an additional document detailing how you have improved your paper from the previous rejected version. Please upload this document alongside your submitted manuscript file. Failure to do so may cause delays or interruptions to paper processing and will result in the rejection of your manuscript.

If your manuscript was previously a conference paper, please attach the conference paper and details of how the manuscript has been expanded.


3.4. Research Highlights

Research Highlights are mandatory for this journal when submitting the revised version of the manuscript. They help increase the discoverability of your article via search engines. Research highlights consist of 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 150 characters, including spaces, per bullet point). The novel results and features of your research as well as new methods that were used during the study (if any) are presented in the Research Highlights. If any abbreviation is used in the Research Highlights, it should be introduced on the first use near there. An example of Research Highlights is given below.

  • Fault location (FL) algorithm for three-terminal series capacitor compensated lines
  • Phasor-based FL equations derived for different fault types in any line section
  • Fault location using asynchronously measured phasors at all three terminals
  • Independent of the parameters of series capacitor compensator and its protections
  • Not requiring a high sampling rate or training process for implementation

Research Highlights should be submitted in a separate word file in the online submission system when submitting the revised manuscript. Please use 'Research Highlights' in the file name.


3.5. Authorship and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

When submitting the revised version of the manuscript, the corresponding author is requested to download the Authorship and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form, fill and sign it on behalf of all co-authors, and upload it to the journal submission system together with the revised manuscript. This form has two parts. Explanation on the parts of this form is given below.


3.5.1. Authorship (CRediT author statement)

For transparency, we ask the corresponding author (on behalf of all co-authors) to outline the contribution (role) of each author to the paper using the relevant CRediT roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing.


3.5.2. Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest is defined as a set of conditions in which professional judgment concerning a primary interest, such as the validity of research, may be influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain. A  Conflict of Interest Disclosure is an agreement or notification from the authors that they have not been paid for the work, or if they have, stating the source of their payment. The purpose of the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form is to provide readers of authors’ manuscript with information about authors’ interests that could influence how the authors receive the work. The corresponding author (on behalf of all co-authors) should submit the Authorship and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form and is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the submitted manuscript. This form can be signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all co-authors. It states that the submitted manuscript is the authors’  original work,  has not received prior publication, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, permission has been received to use any material in the manuscript much as tables, figures, etc. or no permissions have necessary to publish the authors’ work.


3.6. Article processing charge (APC)

There is no charge for submitting to our journals. JAREE is a 100% free journal for both authors and readers and all accepted papers are published in the journal without any publication fee.


3.6. Pre-screening

All papers are pre-screened to ensure that only the most significant are sent for review. Please ensure that your manuscript satisfies the following points:


3.6.1. Originality

The work should be scientifically rigorous, accurate, and novel and contain significant additional material to that already published.


3.6.2. Cross-check

Please be aware that all submissions to JAREE will go through Ithenticate’s CrossCheck software which is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. We use CrossCheck to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.

Our policy is to reject manuscripts found to contain duplication of previously published work.


3.6.3. Papers in multiple parts

Please note that JAREE does not accept papers in multiple parts (submissions entitled ‘Part I’, ‘Part II’, etc.). All papers submitted should be self-standing and not reliant on any other publication.


4. Copyright and Open Access License

 4.1. Right to publish

An author submitting a paper should ensure that he or she has the right to publish the paper and that it contains nothing defamatory. The JAREE will assume that all co-authors have agreed to the submission of any paper received. The corresponding author should sign the journal copyright form on behalf of any and all co-authors and upload it to the Journal’s Submission System when submitting the manuscript. The journal copyright form can be downloaded from the table presented in section 2.1.


4.2. Open access statement

Journal of Applied Research in Electrical Engineering (JAREE) is committed to immediate and real open access for academic work. All the original research papers, application papers, and review papers published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges (APCs) prior to publication, and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use.


4.3. License agreement

The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License as currently displayed on ( This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the authors' work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge the authors and be non-commercial, they don't have to license their derivative works on the same terms. 


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Last Modified: March 14, 2021.