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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word as in given template.
  • Manuscript  format: Font Calibri 11, double column, single spacing, maximum 20 pages including figures/tables which must be imbedded in the main text.
  • Once manuscript is accepted for publications, authors must finalise and prepare camera-ready articles in the format to be provided upon acceptance.
  • References must be sequentially numbered in square brackets.

    Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. DOI for the references must be given if applicable.

  • Equations must be sequentially numbered in round brackets.
  • A short cover letter regarding the submission is attached, together with a suggestion of three (3) potential reviewers. This will be uploaded as supplementary file.

Author Guidelines

1.0 General

Manuscripts submitted to Journal of Transport System Engineering (JTSE) must be original work that has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal welcomes submissions written in English. Manuscripts should be no more than 20 pages in length inclusive of tables, figures and illustrations. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Please refer to the template provided in this SUBMISSION PACKAGE. Each submission must include a short cover letter uploaded as supplementary file. 

2.0 Research Articles

Research Articles presents original research that is expected to present a major advancement and contribution to the body of knowledge or the particular area. Research Articles follows the format provided in the guide to authors. The content includes an abstract, an introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion and conclusion. The supplementary materials that support the paper's conclusions are welcomed.

3.0 Abstract

All manuscripts should be accompanied by one abstract of not more than 200 words, written in English. The abstract should not only indicate the subject and scope of the paper but also summarize the author’s conclusion along with at least three (3) keywords that could be useful for information-retrieval purposes.

4.0 Style

As far as possible, manuscripts should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Literature Review, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusion. Each section and sub-section should be numbered. Please use S1 Units for all scientific and laboratory data.

4.1 Tables

All tables should be kept simple and clear, and should be referred to in the text. They should be numbered, titled, and typed using double spacing on separate pages in the order of which they are referred to in the text.

4.2 Illustrations

Illustrations including diagrams and graphs should be sharp, noise free and of good contrast. They should accompany the manuscript on separate sheets and numbered consecutively in the same order as they are referred to in the text. Line drawings should be in black ink on a white background and lettering size must be large enough to permit legible reduction whenever necessary. All photographs submitted must be of good quality.

4.3 Mathematical Notation and Equations

All equations must be clearly typed, tripled-space and should be identified or numbered accordingly.

5.0 Acknowledgements (Compulsory)

A brief acknowledgment of not more than 50 words should be included at the end of the manuscripts, before the list of references. Acknowledgement could be made to funding body, institution/universities/organization or individual/person.


1. Acknowledgement to funding body (Grant number) : This work was supported by the Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

2. Acknowledgement to institution/universities/organization: We would like to thank XYZ University for their helpful feedback and support.

3. Acknowledgement to individual/person: We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our supervisor, Professor John Doe, for his valuable guidance and support throughout the research process. His expertise and insights were invaluable in shaping our research and helping us to overcome challenges.

6.0 References Style for Journal of Transport System Engineering (JTSE)

References should appear in a separate Reference section at the end of the manuscripts, typed double-spaced in the order of item referred to in the next, using numerals in square brackets. Style for papers: [Reference number], Authors (first initial followed by last name), (year)., title, periodical (in italics), volume (issue), inclusive page numbers. Style for books: [Reference number], Authors, title (in italics), (year)., location, publisher, chapter or page numbers. For example:

[1] Khalid, M., Omatu, S. and Yusof, R., 1995. Temperature Regulation with Neural Networks and Alternative Control Schemes. IEEE Trans on Neural Networks. 6(3): 572-582.

[2] Khalid, M., Omatu, S. and Yusof, R., 1995. Neuro-Control and Its Applications. London: Springer-Verlag.

7.0 Submission

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8.0 Referees

We welcome suggestions for referees (3 names) from the author though these recommendations may or may not be used.

9.0 Copyrights

Copyright of articles that appear in Journal of Transport System Engineering (JTSE) belongs exclusively to Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This copyright covers the rights to reproduce the article, including reprints, electronic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature.

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