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Preparing your manuscripts
7. All manuscripts must contain and be clearly divided into the following sections. Please note that all sections (except abstract, acknowledgments and references) and subsections must be clearly numbered.
The aims and necessity of your research, a brief summary of the work and the main findings and conclusions of the research must be presented as a single paragraph in the abstract in a way that the abstract could alone, represent all the main features of your work. The numbers of words in the abstract are limited to 300-500 words. Please do not use equations in your abstract and in the case of necessity to use any abbreviations their full definition must be given at their first mention in the abstract. Please note that references should be avoided in abstract. However, if it is necessary, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list.
The maximum numbers of keywords are limited to five and they must be presented immediately after the abstract.
Table of nomenclature is mandatory for the Journal of Stress Analysis. Please place this table just before the introduction section.
A brief summary of backgrounds of the work and the aims of the current work are presented in this section. Please just report the main features of the previous works in this section and do not provide all details.
All details of your work including the procedures of the research should be presented here. You may divide this section into several numbered subsections with appropriate headings. Please note that headings must be placed on separate lines and not in the same line with the text.
All results of your work and a detailed discussion of them should be presented in this section. Authors are strongly recommended to clearly and truthfully report their results and discuss them comprehensively. Please divide this section into a sufficient number of paragraphs or numbered subsections in a way that your results could be easily followed. Please note that Results and Discussions could be represented in either a unit or two distinct sections.
The main conclusions of your work must be summarized and presented in this section.
If the manuscript contains more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. All equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
This section must be presented at the end of the paper and before references. All individuals, organizations or companies who helped for creation of your work (e.g., providing financial support, etc.) must be faithfully acknowledged. If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the following sentence:"This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors."
The list of references comes at the end of the manuscript. The Journal of Stress Analysis uses the Numeric Style for in-text citations. Thus, citations in the text must be written as number(s) in square brackets in the same order that they used within the text, even when you refer to the names of the authors. Again, we should note that references should be avoided in abstract. However, if it is necessary, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. While preparing the list of references, please make sure that all references were cited in the text and vice versa. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list, they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. Please use the following style while preparing your reference list:
 I. Aatthisugan, A.R. Rose, D.S. Jebadurai, Mechanical and wear behaviour of AZ91D magnesium matrix hybrid composite reinforced with boron carbide and graphite, J. Magnesium Alloys, 5(1) (2017) 20-25.
 Y. Tozaki, Y. Uematsu, K. Yokaji. Effect of welding condition on tensile strength of dissimilar friction stir spot welds between different aluminum alloys. in 6th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding (ISFSW6), Montreal, QC, Canada, Oct. 2006.
 K.F. Graff, Wave Motion in Elastic Solids, Oxford University Press, 1975.
 L.P. Jacob, Thermoelastic analysis and optimization of functionally graded plates and shells, MSc Thesis, USA: Maine University, 2003.
8. Please consider the following guidelines for all figures and tables:
EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as 'graphics'.
TIFF (or JPG): Colour or greyscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF (or JPG): Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
TIFF (or JPG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (colour or greyscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.
9. Only the international system of units (SI) is acceptable.
10. All equations must be presented as editable text and not as images. Except for short and simple formulae that could be written in line with the text, all equations must be written in a separate line and numbered consecutively.
Submitting your manuscripts
All new or revised manuscripts must be submitted online to the journal's website. This direct link could also be used to submit your manuscripts. Authors are kindly requested to carefully read the above Important Notes and Preparation Guidelines and ensure that they follow all of them, before submitting their manuscripts. While submitting your manuscripts, please ensure that the up to date e-mail address and the full postal address of the corresponding author are accurately presented. You will be guided stepwise while uploading of your files to the journal's website. Again, it should be noted that all new or revised manuscripts must be only submitted as editable Word documents.
In initial submission step, your manuscript is required for the peer-review process. All videos, source files and other supplementary material may require for peer-review process could also be uploaded.
Before submitting your revised manuscript, please ensure that all referees' comments are appropriately responded. To find out more, please visit here. Please revise your manuscripts as soon as possible after receiving the reviewers' reports. The turnaround time for submitting revised manuscripts is normally about two weeks. However, in cases that authors need more time, it can be granted upon request.