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Author Guidelines

FU Mech Eng publishes research articles, reviews, case studies.

As an author, you are kindly advised to use the instructions for authors. You should also use the paper template. This way you have nothing to change in terms of paper and text format. Simply applying the styles defined in the document will be sufficient.

Paper submitted for publication must be written in English and submitted in the final camera-ready form. It is mandatory to submit your original work in Microsoft Word format (.doc not .docx) by using our online manuscript submission system. You have to make “New Submission” and upload your paper by using the online interface. All subsequent versions should be uploaded by using the same paper ID and your defined password. We are unable to process files sent by E-mail. We will do the final formatting and all necessary format conversions of your paper.

Research articles must contain an adequate overview of the representative work in the field including up-to-date references, clear statement of the novelty in the presented research, suitable theoretical background, one or more case studies to demonstrate and discuss the presented ideas and, finally, conclusions. The articles are usually up to 12 pages long. However, longer articles may be accepted with appropriate reasoning.

Author full name and affiliation are to be placed underneath the title. The postal address of the corresponding author's affiliation is to be given in the footnote of the first page.

Each paper should be preceded by a brief summary (100-250 words). The text should be concise.

Letters, figures, and symbols should be clearly denoted so that no doubts about their meaning can arise. Symbols which may lead to confusion (e.g. letter I and figure 1, figure 0 and letter O) should be distinguished by marks which are explained in “Remarks for the typesetter”.

Equations should be typewritten using the Word's Equation Editor. All equations should be numbered, whereby the number is placed in parentheses at the right margin. Reference to equations should use the form "Eq. (2)". Equation Editor should be avoded in the plain text as much as possible. Please use symbols, subscript, superscript, etc. to write the quantities typical for equations.

All figures should be numbered with consecutive Arabic numbers, have descriptive captions, and be mentioned in the text. Figures submitted must be of a standard high enough for direct reproduction. Line drawings should be prepared in electronic form. Figures should be planned in advance, so as to allow reduction to 12.75 cm in column width.

References should be quoted in the text by the corresponding number in square brackets and listed at the end of the manuscript in the order they appear in the text, in the same way as the following examples (for a paper in a journal, a book, for an unpublished paper, a conference paper, and PhD thesis):


Journal paper:
Blagojević, V., Milosavljević, Č., 2002, Application of digital sliding modes to synchronization of the work of two pneumatic cylinders, Facta Univesitatis Series Mechanical Engineering, 1(9), pp. 1275-1285.

Stojiljković, M., 2002, Logical synthesis of pneumatic control, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Niš, 376 pp.

Textbook, part of:
Radojković, N., Ilić, G., 1992, Combustion, pp. 44-47, Thermodynamics and Thermotehnics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Nis.

Conference proceedings:
Muralidhara, H.S., 1998, Variable structure systems - A Survay, Proc. Sixth International Drying Symposium IDS 1988, Versailles, K1. 71.  

Bulletin or Reports:
Perkin, R.M., 1999, Feature models in Virtual Product Development, Report ECRC/M1677, Capenhurst, England.   

Polat, O., 1989, Optimization of a Steam boiler, PhD Thesis, McGill University, Canada, 413 p.   

Wu, R., 1982, Drying Systems, US Patent No. 4359826.  

Bell, G., 1989, Atomizing of Viscous Liquids, unpublished paper (or private communication).

World wide web page:
Grossman, M. (5 September 2001). Technology and Diplomacy in the 21st Century, [Online], U.S. Department of State. Available from: <> [21 May 2004].


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document 97-2003 file format (not .Docx).
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. An FU Mech Eng copyright and warranty form will have to accompany your submission. Authors are responsible for obtaining any security clearances. All authors have to sign the copyright transfer form. The signed copyright form has to be scanned and uploaded by using the corresponding Supplementary files upload interface on the website.

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