Author Guide
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Scope and Policy

The Journal of Chongqing University-English Edition (JCQU-E)  is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original research articles in multiple disciplines of science and technology, covering civil and environmental engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer and data processing, mining, metallurgy, materials science, and interdisciplines thereof. The journal is publis hed quarterly in March, June, September and December. All articles included in the Journal are freely available at http://qks.cqu.edu.cn/.

JCQU-E is transitioning to a focus on riverine research. This includes but is not limited to biological, ecological, geomorphologic, hydrologic, chemical, engineering, geographic, and interdisciplinary research concerned with rivers and attendant matters themes. While we publish articles covering topics from around the world, we are especially interested in addressing matters related to the Yangtze River Watershed and the Three Gorges Dam. As part of that emphasis, the Yangtze & Three Gorges column reports on the latest achievements in each issue.

It is a condition of publication that all manuscripts must be written in clear and grammatical English. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication has been approved by all the authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities in the laboratories where the work was carried out, that permissions to use any material reproduced from another source have been obtained for publication in all languages and all publishing media, including print and digital/electronic formats and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in either the same or another language, without the consent of the editors and the publisher. Responsibility for the accuracy of the material in the manuscript, including bibliographic citations, lies entirely with the authors.

Manuscript Preparation

General: Use the manuscript template (JCQUE manuscript template2009.zip) to prepare your paper following the instructions for the use of the template (The use of JCQU-E manuscript template.doc). Make sure all parts of your paper meet the requirements stated below.

Text: Follow this order when typing manuscripts: title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, keywords, and main text with figures and tables put where they are referred, acknowledgements, appendix and references. Patron(s) should be presented in the first page footnote and be identified with an asterisk. The first page footnote should also include the vitae of the first author and the corresponding author containing full name (also the Chinese name of a Chinese contributor), full postal address, e-mail address, phone number(s), professional title and main research scopes.

Title: The title should clearly, and concisely describes the content of the paper. Use descriptive words that you would associate strongly with the content of your paper. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms.

Authors’ names: Author names include in the byline all those who have made substantial contributions to the work, even if the paper was actually written by only one person. Use full names with family names capitalized (e.g., John SMITH, LUO Min). Chinese authors’ names should be given in such a way as LIU Xiao-fei, OU-YANG Feng, XIA-GUAN Chang-an, etc. Do not include professional or official titles or academic degrees. At least one author must be designated as the corresponding author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Author address should be the institution where the work was conducted.

Abstract: A self-contained abstract of about 150 words is required to tersely and clearly describe the purpose of the work, the scope of the effort, the methods used to execute the work, and the major findings. Jargons, abbreviations, acronyms and referencing are discouraged. The Abstract should be only text. Write your Abstract using concise, but complete sentences, and get to the point quickly. Use the active voice when possible.

Keywords: At least 3 keywords should be given and separated with a semicolon. Abbreviations or acronyms are not allowed.

Quantities and units: Only SI quantities and units and those acceptable in SI are to be used for all scientific and laboratory data; if, in certain cases, it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses following the SI units. The full stop should not be included in abbreviations for units, e.g. m (not m.); “%” and “/” should be used in preference to ‘per cent’ and ‘per’; negative exponents are recommended to indicate units in the denominator (e.g. kN m-2 s-1). A value range is preferably presented in a form like (20 to 100) mg L-1 or 20 mg L-1 to 100 mg L-1. Authors should consult SI Unit Rules and Style Conventions (http:// physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/checklist.html) for proper use.

Symbols: All symbols must be defined in the text where they first appear. The style of symbols for scalar quantities and variables is italic; for vectors and matrices is boldface italic; for tensors is sans-serif bold italic; and for units and descriptive terms is roman.

Equations are encouraged to be typed with MathType in 10-point full size, and if necessary be numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers within parentheses.  

Figures: Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as “Figure(s)”, and should be numbered with Arabic numerals consecutively in the order to which they are referred and be positioned properly in the text. Not more than 6 figures are recommended.

Each figure must have a caption that includes the figure number and a brief description, preferably one or two sentences. The caption should immediately follow the figure with the format “Fig. X. Figure caption.” The caption should be understandable without reference to the text. It is preferable to place the keys to symbols used in the figure in the caption, not in the artwork.

Ensure that the symbols and abbreviations in the caption agree with those in the figure itself and in the text and that the figure is already sized appropriately. If there are coordinates in a figure, their measures and corresponding units must be identified in the form like C/(mol L-1).

Figures should be submitted in final width: maximally 75 mm for single-column ones and 150 mm for double-column ones, and with symbols legible in final size, preferably 7.5 points in Times New Roman style for all letters and numbers. Cardinal lines in a figure should be 0.75 point wide and auxiliary ones 0.25 point.

Tables: Use tables when the data cannot be presented clearly as narrative, when many precise numbers must be presented, or when more meaningful interrelationships can be conveyed by the tabular format. Tables should supplement, not duplicate, text and figures. Tables should be simple and concise.

Tables should be numbered consecutively and each given a descriptive caption. The title should follow the format “Table X. Table Title”. The title should be understandable without reference to the text. Put details in footnotes, not in the title. Define nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes.

A table should have at least the following three horizontal rules: one under the title and above the column headings; one between the column headings and the body of the table; and one at the bottom of the table. No vertical rules or other lines may be used unless they indicate the structure of the data. Footnotes to a table should be right under it.

Acknowledgements of financial support, advice or other kinds of assistance should be made at the end of the main text under the heading “Acknowledgements”.

References: All references cited in the text must be publications such as papers in journals and proceedings, books, standards, patent documents, etc., and be referred by an Arabic numeral in square brackets on the line and in the order to which they are referred in the text. A numerical list of the full references should be given at the end of the paper. If a reference is already accepted but not yet published by a publication, “in press” should be added at the end of it. References in other western languages besides English can be listed directly; and those in Chinese should be referenced in both English and Chinese. Full references should be given in the following forms.

1. Journal article: Qi SJ, Ding LY, Luo HB , et al. Real-time and dynamic schedule optimization of construction projects on the basis of lean construction [J]. Journal of Chongqing University: English Edition [ISSN 1671-8224], 2007, 6(3): 177-186.

2. Book: Ogata K. Modern control engineering [M]. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley International, 1990: 156-170.

3. Conference article: Holdmann P, Kohn P, Moller B. Suspension kinematics and compliance-measuring and simulation [C]. In: SAE 1998 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, February 23-26, 1998. New York: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1998: 260-262.

4. Chapter in a book: Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors [M]. In: Vogelstein B, et al, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002: 93-113.

5. Scientific or technical report: Yen GG. Health monitoring on vibration signatures, AFRLSRBLTR 020123 [R]. Arlington (VA): Air Force Office of Scientific Research (US), Air Force Research Laboratory, 2002 Feb.

6. Thesis for academic degree: Xue JG. Effects of infrared irradiation on the growth of spirulina [D]. Chongqing: Chongqing University, 1991. (In Chinese).

薛建刚.红外辐照对螺旋藻生长的影响[D].重庆:重庆大学,1991.

7. Patent document: Whittier CE. Chemical combination and method for increasing delivery of coenzyme Q10: US, 2005/0025756A1 [P]. 2005-02-03.

8. Standard:  American Welding Society. ANSI/AWS D1.1-96 Structural welding code — steel [S]. Miami: Welding Society Inc., 1996.

9. Online literature: Additional information about posting or latest updating time, and citing time and available access should be provided.

Example 1: Hopkinson A. UNIMARC and metadata: Dublin Core [EB/OL]. [cited 1999-12-08]. http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla64/ 138-161e.htm.

Example 2: Jablonski S. Online multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation (MCA/MR) syndromes [DB/OL]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US). 2001-11-20 [cited 2002-04-12]. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/jablonski/syndrome_title.html

The first three authors of a reference should be completely listed, followed by “et al.” if there are more than 3. An author’s name is referred to as the family name followed by the initial letter(s) of the given name(s).

Submission of papers

Register in our web-based editorial system with your daily used email address. Follow the instructions to provide required information and upload the Word document of your paper prepared as stated above. Download, fill out and print the  Publishing Agreement (JCQU-E Publication Agreement.doc), and send it back to us with your signature on it by post mailing to

Journal of Chongqing University English Edition Editorial Office

174 Shazhengjie, Shapingba District, Chongqing 400030, P. R. China

400030重庆市沙坪正街174号重庆大学A

重庆大学学报英文版编辑部

or by emailing the photocopy of the signed Agreement to xbyw@cqu.edu.cn.

Authors are encouraged to provide a list of for potential reviewers attached to the end of the manuscript. The list should each reviewer’s title, full name, email, full contact information, and specific reasons for suggestion (e.g. expert in the field, published in this topic, expert in research methods, etc.). Although the decision of whether to use any suggested reviewers or not is upon the editor, this helps improve the speed of the reviewing process of the paper.

 Publications

 An author will be provided with the PDF file of his/her paper and a print copy of the complete issue that includes this paper free of charge within one month after the issue comes out.

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