Guide for Authors

In order to submit your contribution, we kindly ask you to pay attention to the following instructions. For more details, a sample article is also available on the journal web site. Your paper must comply with the following format:

1) Title
2) Name and address of author(s)
3) Abstract
4) Keywords
5) Introduction
6) The main work done by the author(s)
7) Conclusions
8) Acknowledgment (if needed)
9) References


Please note that:

  • Only papers that have never been published in other journals and benefit from significant contributions will be considered.
  • The paper should not be under consideration of any other journal.
  • Review papers will not be considered.
  • Each paper should be prepared in one Word format and two PDF format files where one of them does not include authors’ names and affiliations.
  • The authors should submit the paper files with proper names such as Manuscript [Without Names], Manuscript [With Authors Name] and … through the link called "Submit Manuscript" on the journal website.


Paper Structure

All papers should be prepared in a two-column format for the Journal of Industrial Engineering International. To simplify the process of preparing the manuscript, a template has been prepared in the Microsoft Word file and the author(s) easily follow it and can copy their articles into it. The JIEI Template includes completely different parts of an article using the journal acceptable format.


The most important items that should be considered come here.


Overall Format Specifications

All papers must use the following layout: 

  • 8 1/2" x 11" (215.9mm x 279.4 mm) paper size
  • Portrait Orientation
  • A two-column format for the body of the document
  • Top margin: 0.75" (19 mm)
  • Bottom margin: 1.0" (25.4 mm)
  • Left and right margins: 0.75" (19 mm)
  • Gutter: 0
  • Spacing between columns: 0.20" (5.08 mm)
  • Column width: 3.4" (86.36 mm)
  • Indents - the first paragraph of section - none
  • Indents - all other paragraphs - 0.25" (6.35 mm)
  • Header and Footers 0.5 inches (12.7 mm)

Set all these values using the "FILE" menu.  Select the Page Setup – Margins tab option and click on the portrait orientation option.  The above margin dimensions can then be inserted into the Page Setup Window.  Now select the Paper tab and click on the paper size and select the letter paper size. Next, select the Page Setup – Layout tab and set the Header and Footer to 0.5 inches (12.7 mm).  To set the column width, click anywhere in the document within the two-column format, then Select the Columns for the Format menu.  Click on the Equal Column Width and set the spacing.  Make sure you also apply to "This Section.”

When formatting your document, make consistent use of punctuation marks and spelling.  Either American or British formatting is acceptable, but it must be consistent, not a mix.  For example,

  • Putting all commas and periods either inside (American) or outside (British) of quotation marks
  • Use of single quotes, e.g. 'service center' (British) rather than “service center" (American).
  • Spellings such as grey and disc (British) vs. gray and disk (American).


Paper Length

Papers should be less than 15 pages long in final formatting.


Page Layout

These instructions serve as a template for Microsoft Word and give you the basic guidelines for preparing camera-ready papers. Please carefully follow the instructions provided in these guidelines to ensure legibility and uniformity.  The guidelines are designed to reduce the amount of white space and maximize the amount of text that can be placed on one page.  Please do not use LATEX. 

When you open these guidelines, select "Print Layout" from the "View" menu (View | Print Layout), which will allow you to see the two-column format. You may then type over sections by using the cut and paste commands listed under the Edit menu (Edit | Paste) into this document and/or by using the markup styles.  We suggest you just use this document as your guide and simply cut and paste your text over the material in this document. 

The pull-down style menu is on the left. Click on the down arrow to access the various styles (for example, the style at this point in the document is "Body text").  Scroll through the style list and you will find “Body text” highlighted.  To use these built-in style guides, highlight a section that you want to designate with a certain style, and then select the appropriate name on the style pull-down menu.


Paper Title and Author Data

The title and author data are in the one-column format, while the rest of the paper is in the two-column format. To accomplish this, most word processors have a section break that is installed to separate the one and two-column format.  There are two ways to set up this format: 1) Use this template as a guide, 2) make your own.  If you wish to make your own, it is suggested that you open a new document and begin by inserting the title and author information in the standard one-column format.  Please adhere to the following style guidelines: 

  • Paper title: This information should be placed at the top of the first page in 24 point, Myriad Pro Light font in Title case, and left-justified. 
  • Insert an 11 point blank line between the title and the Author listing and between the Author listing. 
  • Author listing: 10 point, Times New Roman Myriad Pro Light font, centered.  This style is defined under the style menu of this document as "Author.”  For Special and Panel Session, list all panelists as authors.  Include only the author names in the author listing.  Use the full first name of the authors.  If an author is submitting more than one paper please provide the same name on both papers. Be consistent as the name you provide on the paper will be what is used to create the author index for the proceedings.
  • Author Affiliations: 10 point, Times New Roman, left justified under the author name.  This style is defined under the style menu of this document as "Affiliations.”  Information for each author such as email, department or college, university, city, state, and zip can be listed.  If you list the email address make sure the Hyperlink is not attached.  If the email address turns a color that means the hyperlink is active.  Right-click on the address and select Remove Hyperlink.  There are 3 basic types of setups that will be encounter: One author, multiple authors from the same institution and multiple authors from multiple institutions.  If the paper has one author use the affiliation layout as shown at the top of this document where all the author information is listed under the paper title.  For multiple authors, from the same institution, list the common university, then list the email addresses at the end in the same order as the authors appear in the Author Listing.  For multiple authors from multiple institutions list the author names under the title, then list the author emails under their names.   Additional information for multiple authors can be added to the Author Information section at the end of the paper. 


All papers must include an abstract and a set of keywords.  The Abstract and keywords text must be 11 point Times New Roman, fully justified and contained within one paragraph.  Begin the Abstract with the word Abstract - in Times New Roman bold.  The entire Abstract should be normal.  Do not indent.  Do not cite references or use abbreviations in the abstract.  It should be approximately 150 - 200 words. 


Five alphabetical order; keywords or phrases; separated by a semicolon


Paper Body Format

I. Column Format Instructions

The title and author data are in the one-column format, while the rest of the paper is in the two-column format. To accomplish this, most word processors have a section break that is installed to separate the one and two-column format. For example, in Word, under the Insert menu select Breaks – Continuous.

After you enter the title and author information enters a few blank lines and then insert a Continuous section break.  Now you must define this section to be in two-column format.  To do this in Word, under the "Format" menu select "Columns.” This option will open the Columns window.  It has an input box for the number of columns. Enter 2 and then set the spacing to 0.2" (5.08 mm) and select equal column widths.  If you have the margin widths set correctly, the width of the column should display as 3.40" (86.36 mm).  If it does not, go to the "File" menu and select “Page Setup - Margins.” This will open the "Page Setup" window that will allow you to set the top and bottom margins to 1" and the right and left margins to 0.75" (19 mm).  Every word processor will have its own method of accomplishing the above setting, however, most follow the same format.

For "Work in Process" or "Panel Session" submissions, if the paper does not fill the entire page and covers more than 4 inches of the first column, please balance the paper within the two-columns.  The easiest way to do this is to insert a section break at the end of the document.

II. Font and Spacing Instructions

Use the full justify option for your columns, and use two-columns on all pages. The two columns must always exhibit equal lengths and you should try to fill your last page as much as possible. To obtain such results, you are free to adjust the figure sizes provided this does not compromise their clarity. Use one line of space between text and section headings. Use one line of space between text and captions, equations, and tables. Use spelling and grammar checkers.  Do not use the “hyphenation” feature in Word. Please use the following font and alignment instructions:

  • Body text: 10 point, Times New Roman, full justified, single space, no blank lines between the paragraphs. Indents - first paragraph of section - none, Indent - all other paragraphs - 0.25" (6.35 mm).  Follow the examples shown in this document.
  • Section Headings: 10 point, Times New Roman, bold, centered, use Small Caps, leave one blank line above and below.  For example, "Page Layout" on page one of this document is a Section Heading.  To convert the text to small caps, click on the “Home” tab, and select the pull-down arrow in the “Font” submenu.  This will open the “Font Window” where you can select the Small Cap option.
  • Section Sub-headings: 10 point, Times New Roman, italic, left-justified, leave one blank line above and below.  For example, "Font and Spacing Instructions" on this page is a Section Sub Heading (this style is defined under the style menu of this document as "Subheading").
  • Bullets: 10 point, Times New Roman, left justify and indent the text 0.25" (6.35 mm).  Insert a blank line after the bullet list but not before, follow the examples in this document (this style is defined under the style menu of this document as "Bullets").

III. Page Numbering

The page number on your manuscript is centered at the bottom of the footer.  The final page number will be modified by the conference before the file is saved into the proceedings.


IV. In-Text References

All material from any research resource must be accompanied using the APA style.  We adopt the APA Citation Style Guide, 6th edition (2014). Follow these specifications for in-text references. Several examples of the APA citation can be found at Research and Documentation Online (2014) and Williams College Libraries (2014).

This reference must correspond to its end-text full bibliographic information in the References section. 


Figures, Tables and Equations

All figures and tables must fit either one or two-column width, 3.4" or 7" wide respectively.  It is suggested that you use one-column whenever possible.  If your table or figure will not fit into one-column, then insert a continuous section break before and after the table or figure, as described above and define it as one-column.  To make the paper read easier you may want to position any table or figure that requires one-column either at the bottom of the page or the top of a new page.

Do not abbreviate “Table”; use Roman numerals to number tables. Use the following format guidelines for figures and tables:


  • Figure and table headings: 8 point, Times New Roman UPPERCASE, centered. Place below the figure and above the Table, (this style is defined under the style menu of this document as "Figure Heading")
  • Leave one blank line above and below each Table or Figure.
  • Figure and table captions: 8 point, Times New Roman, Small Caps, centered.  Place below the figure or table headings (this style is defined under the style menu of this document as "Figure Caption")
  • Table text: 8 point, Times New Roman, (this style is defined under the style menu of this document as "Table text")


Table I and Figure 1 below illustrates the proper Table and Figure formatting.  Avoid placing figures and tables before their first mention in the text.  IEEE has the following rules for inserting graphics as figures:

  • The manuscript’s graphics should have resolutions of 600 dpi for monochrome, 300 dpi for grayscale, and 300 dpi for color.
  • Graphics should be inserted into the manuscript file using the “Insert – Picture – From File” option in the “Insert” tab.  This means you must save every graphics as a separate file.  Do not use cut and paste to insert graphics.
  • Do not link to a graphic.  When inserting figures or tables be sure you insert the figure and not just a link to the figure.  The best way to make sure you are doing this correctly is to save your paper, then open the file on a different machine and make sure all your figures are correct.  If you insert the link instead of the figure or table, a box with a big red x will appear in the location where the table or figure is supposed to be located.



Point Sizes and Type Styles


Place of Text

Type Styles















Table number

Table text

Figure and Table Headings

Figure and Table Captions


Reference list



Index Terms

Section Titles

Main Text and Equations


Authors’ names


Roman numerals



Small Caps








Italic, Left justified


Title Case



Number equations consecutively with equation numbers in parenthesis flush with the right margin, as in (1)

              Formula    (1)


Refer to “(1),” not “Eq. (1)” or “Equation (1),” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Equation (1) is….”

Make sure you only use the “Symbol Font” for all your symbols or embed all your different symbol fonts within the file when you save the document. 


Headers and Footers

Select the Page Setup tab, and then select Layout.  Set the Header and Footer to 0.5 inches (12.7 mm).  Please use the following format guidelines for the Header and Footer:


  • Header text: Should say a quick reference to this article in the JIEI and will be arranged by the journal’s production center.  The text should be 10 point Times New Roman, left and right justified in different event and odd pages, bold (this style is defined under the style menu of this document as "Header")
  • Footer text: should be 10 point Times New Roman, bold through the JIEI logo as the same as shown on the bottom of this document.  Please copy and paste this information into your document exactly as shown on this page. 



The preferred spelling of the word "acknowledgment" in American English is without an "e" after the "g." Use the singular heading even if you have many acknowledgments.  Please put the sponsor acknowledgments in this section; do not use a footnote on the first page.


Copyright Form

A copyright form should accompany your final submission.



Place references in a separate References section; do not footnote references.  Number the references sequentially by order of appearance, not alphabetically.  Refer simply to the reference number, as [3] or [5]-[8]. Do not use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference [3] shows…..” Provide up to three authors’ names; replace the others with “et al.”  Do not put figures or anything else except for author information after the references.

  • Reference text: 8 point, Times New Roman, full justified, no space between the references (this style is defined under the style menu of this document as "References")
  • Use box numbers with square brackets [ ]. Do not use superscripts or subscripts.  Do not use ( ) for references, since these are used to refer to equations.


a) Reference to a book:
Montgomery, D. C. (1991) Design and Analysis of Experiments. 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 76-79.

b) Reference to an article:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010) The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163(1), 51–59.

c) Reference to a website:

Powertech Systems. (2015) Lithium-ion vs lead-acid cost analysis. Retrieved from Accessed January 6, 2016.

d) Reference to a dataset:

[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., & Nakashizuka, T. (2015) Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.

e) Reference to a conference paper or poster presentation:

Engle, E.K., Cash, T.F., & Jarry, J.L. (2009, November) The Body Image Behaviors Inventory-3: Development and validation of the Body Image Compulsive Actions and Body Image Avoidance Scales. Poster session presentation at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

f) Reference to a paper in conference proceedings:
Choudhary, V., Tomak, K. and Chaturvedi, A. (1998) The Effect of Network Externalities on Software Pricing. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Press, 251-260.


Use the following as the guide for references list:

[1]     Author's Last name, First initial, Middle initial. (Year) "Title,” Journal or book (italics), Vol(No), pages.

[2]     APA Citation Style. (2014). Retrieved on July 27 from

[3]     Lau, Linda. (2014). This is a sample template for authors. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 9(2), 1-2.

[4]     Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. (2014). Retrieved on July 27 from Http://Www.Ieee.Org/Conferences_Events/Conferences/Publishing/Templates.Html

[5]     Research and Documentation Online. (2014). Retrieved on July 27  from

[6]     The University of New Haven. (2014). Retrieved on July 27 from

[7]     Williams College Libraries. (2014). Retrieved on July 27 from

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).


Author (s) Bio/Information

This may be used as a template to write your author bio.

First sentence: “[Author] is [statement to establish credibility on this subject and/or authorship of previous books/articles]”

The second sentence(s): Statement(s) further establishing credibility or qualifications of the author to write the book/articles.

Third sentence (optional): Historical “before that” information that is at least tangentially relevant to the book/articles, or very compelling in another way.

Fourth sentence: Endorsement of the author’s credibility by others, awards, or some other social proof, if available.

Fifth sentence: Tidbit of personal information.

Sixth sentence: Link to website or other resources (if relevant).