Submission of Manuscripts
To be able to use the OJS to submit a manuscript, you will need to register as a 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 on the “Make a new Submission” at the “Home/Submissions.”
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 and table (if any) must also be submitted in “Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files”; If more convenient, you may upload all Supplementary files as one .zip file
- See “Figures” for the required file formats.
- Tables 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.
Ensuring a Blind Review
To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this press, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:
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 4.0 International.
The article will be freely available from the moment it is published, also in the pre-press module.
An article processing charge (APC) is required for the accepted papers. Exemptions may apply. Please contact JFDE-BK@TUDelft.nl.
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 boldface.
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.
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 in 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 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, use APA 6 style.
Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases, it is possible to incorporate the information into the text.
If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.