In STEP 2, a word processor file of the text, such as Word, WordPerfect must be submitted. Note that the manuscript should be submitted as one word documents file with tables and figures included.
Please visit the Author's Guideines for more information on the manuscript preparation.
Separate files of all figures (if any) must also be submitted in “Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files”. Figures should also be included in the text in smaller file size.Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.
Each table should be provided as a separate, editable word file.
Please visit the Author's Guideines for more information on figures' and tables' requirements.
Submission of Manuscripts
To be able to use the OJS to submit a manuscript, you will need to register as user and create a profile. Please do not forget to choose the role as author. After the profile is created and you are logged in, you can proceed with the 5-step submission process, by clicking at the “New Submission” at the “User Home”
For any questions, please contact us at JFDE-BK@TUDelft.nl
The following electronic files are required:
- a word processor file of the text, such as Word, WordPerfect.
- Separate files of all figures (if any) must also be submitted in “Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files”; see "Figures" for the required file formats.
- Table should be provided as a separate, editable word file.
Note that the manuscript should also be sent as one word documents file with tables and figures included. Please also add a PDF of the same document.
It is possible to have figures printed in colour. See Preparation of Manuscripts for the required file formats.
Journal papers will be published Open Access (OA) option.
They will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
The article will be freely available from the moment it is published, also in the pre-press module. Within the first three years no article processing charges are required.
Preparation of manuscripts
Papers should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length.
Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to seek the advice of a native English speaker, before submitting their manuscripts.
Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.
Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.
SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.
The title page should provide the following information:
Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.
Each table should be provided as a separate, editable word file. Tables should also be included in the text.
Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.
Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.
Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.
Each figure should be provided as a separate file. Figures should also be included in the text, in smaller file size if needed.
Colour figures can be included. For the file formats of the figures please take the following into account:
Figures should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.
On maps and other figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figures need to be reduced.
Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.
Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.
For reference please use APA 6 style.
Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.
If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.