Guide for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts


Journal of Stress Analysis would like to thank the authors who have spent their valuable time on reading this section. Please consider the following guidelines while preparing and submitting your manuscripts.


Important notes

  1. Only original articles will be considered for publication in the Journal of Stress Analysis.
  2. Before submitting your manuscripts, please ensure that you carefully read and understand the Journal Policy, Copyright and Licensing and Publication Ethics. Submitting your manuscripts in the Journal of Stress Analysis means that you have accepted all of them.
  3. Author(s) whose manuscript has been accepted for publication in a future issue are requested to fill and sign a copyright agreement form, which not only declares and finalizes the list of the author(s) of the manuscript, but also legally enables Bu-Ali Sina University Press to publish their work. Authors continue to hold copyrights and intellectual property rights to their article.  Journal of Stress Analysis follows a libre green open access policy. Authors retain the rights to share their article for personal use, institutional use, presentation of their research in academic conferences or self-archiving a copy of the original article for non-commercial scholarly purposes on their personal websites or other distribution venues such as ResearchGate or similar media provided that the article is archived or released as published by Journal of Stress Analysis and appropriate credit is given to the original article on our website.

    All articles published in Journal of Stress Analysis are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License. To view the terms of this license, please click here.

    Important Remark: Manuscripts listed in Articles in Press are NOT considered published yet and they should NOT be released online (even partially) before being published in an issue of Journal of Stress Analysis. Releasing the content of the manuscript under consideration beforehand might result in the disqualification of your work for publishing.

  4.  Author(s) whose manuscript has been accepted for publication in a future issue are requested to fill and sign a form to disclose all relevant financial relationships or intellectual properties for any aspect of the work under consideration for publication that could potentially constitute a conflict of interest and influence the content of the submitted work.  

To download required forms, please click here or visit the required forms page.



Preparing your manuscripts

  1. All manuscripts must be prepared in Microsoft Word® and submitted as editable word documents.
  2. Please write your manuscripts in good English. Authors are strongly recommended to enable and use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' options in their word processor.
  3. There are no strict formatting requirements regarding the font type, font size and page layout (e.g. margins sizes and the number of columns). In the case of acceptance, all papers are edited to a same format by the journal typographers.   However, please use the common formats and avoid unusual formatting (e.g. uncommon fonts, too large or too small fonts, etc) while preparing your manuscripts.
  4. The journal normally accepts papers between 8 to 20 pages when formatted according the journal layout. You can check the journal format by check previous journal's issues.
  5. All manuscripts must have a concise and informative title. Abbreviations, acronyms and equations are not acceptable in title.
  6. Author names, affiliations and corresponding author:
  •  Please provide all authors' name(s) and family name(s) just below the title and make sure that all of them were correctly spelled.
  • Please provide the affiliations, full postal addresses, country names and if possible, the e-mail addresses of all authors below the names.
  • Please clearly determine the Corresponding author and make sure that the corresponding author's e-mail address and full postal address are accurately presented.
  • Changes to authorship: Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.

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.


  •  Abstract:

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.


  •  Keywords:

The maximum numbers of keywords are limited to five and they must be presented immediately after the abstract.


  •  Nomenclature:

Table of nomenclature is mandatory for the Journal of Stress Analysis. Please place this table just before the introduction section.


  •  Introduction:

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.


  •  Materials and Methods:

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.


  •  Results and Discussion:

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 comprehensivelyPlease 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.


  •  Conclusions:

The main conclusions of your work must be summarized and presented in this section.


  •  Appendices (Optional):

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.


  •  Acknowledgments:

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."


  •  References:

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:
 Journal articles
[1] 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.
Conference papers
[2] 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.
[3] K.F. Graff, Wave Motion in Elastic Solids, Oxford University Press, 1975.
Academic Theses
[4] 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:

  • All figures and tables must be placed within the text (not at the beginning or at the end of the manuscript) and at the first available position next to the text that they first mentioned.
  • All figures and tables must have a number and a self-contained caption. Captions must be placed on a separate line, bellow and above the figures and tables, respectively and not on the figures or tables.
  • Please submit your tables as editable text and not as images. Moreover, ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the manuscript.
  • Please use images with high enough resolution and based on the following formats.

    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.

  • Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be provided in separate source files.


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.


New Submissions:

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.


Revised Submissions:

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.


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