ATLAS Publishing

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts submitted to Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science (TJES) must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other publisher and should not have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form. Electronic PDF or Word files of the manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online TJES Manuscript Tracking System. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review.

Online Manuscript Submission

TJES online manuscript submission and review system provides easy log–in and submission procedures. This system supports submission of manuscript in Word and Latex and figures in TIFF, JPEG, and Windows Metafile (always use a minimum of 300 dpi).

Peer Review

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are anticipated to meet standards of academic excellence. After initial review by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

Manuscript Requirements

Please submit full name, job title, address, phone, fax and email addresses for all authors listed on the paper. There is no page limitation. However, the editorial board may suggest limits for purposes of style and presentation. Please format the manuscript as follow: 

  • Prepare your manuscript as a editable Word document. The title of the manuscript must be explicit and include no more than ten words. A short abstract of no more than 150 words must be included on the first page.  
  • Manuscripts should be written in English. For the entire paper, a Times New Roman font with size of 11 pt and a single spaced (for Abstract and References 10 pt)  will be used. The use of SI (metric) units in manuscripts is mandatory. English units may be shown in parentheses. 
  • Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: Title of paper, author’s name and affiliation, abstract, keywords,  introduction, main body of paper (includes: materials and method, results and discussions), conclusions, acknowledgments (with no section number), references (with no section number), appendixes, tables and figures. Tables  and figures should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.

Math Formulae 

Math formulae is printed using Greek symbols. Equations must be edited with Equation Editor or MathType. Equations should be centered and numbered consecutively beginning with (1) to the end of the paper. The number should be enclosed in parentheses (as shown below) and set flush right on the same line as the equation. It is this number that should be used when referring to equations within the text. Equations should be referenced within the text as Eq. (1).


                                                                                             X + y=z                                                                                                            (1)

Preparation of Figures 

All figures should be included in the manuscript. They should not be submitted in separate files. If the paper is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) Always use a minimum of 300 dpi. The appropriate font(s) should be used when labeling your figures. Font size should be minimum 6 pt. See below figure as an example.

Figure 1: Sustainability and interconnectivity of environment, economy and society.

Preparation of Tables 

All tables should be included in the manuscript. All tables should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order.  All tables should be numbered consecutively and have a caption consisting of the table number and a brief title. This number should be used when referring to the table in text. Font size should be minimum 6 pt. See below table as an example.

Table 1: Summary of survey responses.

Reference Style

Instead of mixed citation style, starting 2016 issue, this journal will be using APA (American Psychological Association) journal article citation. All publications cited in the text should be included in a numbered References list placed at the end of the manuscript. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations in the main text are indicated with numbers in square brackets, in line with the text; for example, [1] or Doak [1]. Inclusion of the author(s) is optional, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Number references consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Number the list of references in the order in which they are cited in the text. Include the last names and first initials of each author in your references as shown in examples below.

Unpublished results from unpublished papers and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, however may be mentioned in the text. Please do not use “et al” unless article has more than 3 authors. If the article has 3 authors please provide a full list of authors in reference list.

APA Format Examples :

For Journal Articles 

Author (Last Name), (First Name). (Middle Name). (Publication Year). Article Title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp-pp.

[1] Mann, B. P. (2007). Experimental study of an impact oscillator with viscoelastic and hertzian contact. International
     Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics
, 50(2), 587-596.

For Books

[2] Ertas, A. (1996). The Engineering Design Process . New York, NY: Wiley & Sons.

For  Edited Books

[3] Miller, J., & Smith, T. (Eds.). (1996). Cape Cod stories: Tales from Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

For  Proceedings

[4] Wilkinson, R. (1999). Sociology as a marketing feast. In M. Collis, L. Munro, & S. Russell (Eds.), Sociology for the New Millennium. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association, Monash University, Melbourne, 7-10 December (pp. 281-289). Churchill, VIC: Celts.


Web References

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.


[4] (accessed September 15, 2004).

[5] Tress, B. and Fry, G. Defining Concept and the Process of  Knowledge Production in Itegrative Research. (accessed  August 18, 2012).


Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers.   

TJES Style Guide for DOI

[6] Brownlie, D. (2007). Toward Effective Poster Presentations: An Annotated Bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41, 1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161