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  • Language
  • Types of Articles
  • Before Submission
  • Online Submission
  • Initial Evaluation
  • Submission Declaration and Verification
  • Article Structure
  • Proofs
  • After Acceptance
  • Peer Review
  • Ethical Guidelines
  • Complying with Ethics of Experimentation

  • Polytechnic Journal Template

    The Polytechnic Journal Template provides clear instructions and guidelines for authors to follow, covering various aspects such as document structure, citation and reference formatting, font styles, and other important elements. It serves as a comprehensive guide that facilitates the creation of well-organized and professionally presented manuscripts.

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    All manuscripts must be written concisely and precisely in the English language. Authors and researchers who are not fluent in figurative English expressions are advised to seek help with manuscript preparation before submission. Reviewers are not expected to assist or correct grammatical errors. Any deficiencies in this area may detract from the scientific content of the paper, which may result in acceptance delays or rejection.

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    Types of Articles

    Polytechnic J. accepts three types of contributions, including original articles, short communications, and review articles, as described below:

    • Original articles: These articles are expected to represent in-depth research in various scientific disciplines.
    • Short communications: These articles are complete papers of significant importance, but their length and depth cannot justify a full-length paper. They should not exceed 5 figures and tables, and the number of words should be between 2,500 and 3,000.
    • Review articles: These articles should not exceed 11,000 words and should contain an unstructured abstract and up-to-date references. Meta-analyses are considered as reviews. Special attention shall be paid to the teaching value of review articles.

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    Before Submission

    Please ensure that your manuscript meets the following criteria:

    • The author's document is an original academic work that has not been published or is currently under review with another journal or conference proceedings.
    • The author's work adheres to all research ethics guidelines. If the work involves human or animal subjects, the manuscript must include a separate section on "Ethics Approval."
    • The English language used in the paper is acceptable and free of grammatical and spelling errors.
    • The manuscript has been edited according to the Polytechnic J. template.
    • The author's figures and tables are of acceptable quality and uploaded as separate files.
    • The author's list of references is formatted correctly, and references are Vancouver as they appear in the text. Please follow the Polytechnic Journal's reference style.
    • Manuscripts must align with the aims and scopes of the Polytechnic Journal.
    • Manuscripts must conform to the guidelines provided by the Polytechnic Journal. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be rejected or returned to the author before the peer-review process.

    Authors should submit their manuscripts as Word files through the online Manuscript Tracking System. If the manuscript contains mathematical content and figures, it should also be submitted in Latex.

    The original manuscript should be double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (12 pt), and fully justified on both sides. The text should be in a single-column format with justified margins. Boldface, italics, subscripts, and superscripts should be used where appropriate.

    To avoid errors, authors are highly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of their word processing software. The text should be continuously numbered throughout, and all pages should be numbered. Equations should be created using the equation editor or Math Type, and tables should be made using the table function.

    The decimal system of heading should be used, with no more than three levels, for example, 1., 2., 2.1, 2.1.1, etc.

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    Online Submission

    The submission of research papers is exclusively open to one of the manuscript authors through the online Editorial Managing System (EMS) , following the instructions displayed on the screen. Only Word document files are accepted via the EMS, and there are no page limits for the manuscript. Submissions made by anyone other than one of the authors will not be considered. The submitting author is responsible for the manuscript during the submission process. In case of technical difficulties preventing the use of the EMS, authors can contact Support for assistance.

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    Initial Evaluation

    All submitted documents will be carefully reviewed by the Editorial board to ensure they are properly prepared and comply with the ethical policies of the journal. In addition, all submitted papers will be screened for potential plagiarism in the EMS. Research papers that do not adhere to the journal's ethical policies or fail to meet the standards of Polytechnic J. may be rejected prior to peer review. Incomplete manuscripts that are not prepared in the advised style will be returned to the authors without scientific review. Once these initial checks are complete, the Editorial board may consult the journal's Editor-in-Chief to determine whether the manuscript fits the scope of the journal and whether it is scientifically sound. Papers that are deemed to have insufficient priority for publication will be promptly rejected. Please ensure that your text is written in good English, as the Editor reserves the right to reject a paper on the grounds of insufficient language quality. Any rejections at this stage will be confirmed by the Editor-in-Chief.

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    Submission Declaration and Verification

    When submitting a manuscript for publication in the Polytechnic J., the author must verify and warrant the following:

    • The author has obtained authorization from any co-authors to submit the research article.
      • The authors of the research paper are legally authorized to submit the article and grant Polytechnic J. permission to publish it. However, if the paper must be published in the public domain by law, the editorial board will inform the journal at the time of submission.
      • The paper is original, has not been previously published in any other journal, is not currently under consideration for publication by another journal, and does not infringe on any existing copyright or other rights prescribed by law.
      • The manuscript does not contain anything that is unlawful, defamatory if published, or in violation of a contract or confidentiality agreement.

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    Article Structure

    The document must be compiled in the following order:

    • Title page
    • Abstract, Keywords
    • Introduction
    • Material and Methods (Experimental or Methodology or Patients and Methods)
    • Results and discussion
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • References
    • Tables
    • Figures
    • Supplementary data

    Title Page

    The title page should include the following in English:

    • Title: The title should be brief, concise, and descriptive. It must not contain any literature references, compound numbers, or non-standardized abbreviations. It should be centred, typed in Times New Roman 14-point and boldface.
    • Authors and affiliations: Provide given names, middle initials (optional), and family names for complete identification. They must be centered under the title and typed in Times New Roman 11-point, non-italic, and boldface. Use superscript lowercase letters to indicate various affiliations that should be as detailed as possible, including the department, faculty/college, university, city with zip code or P.O. Box, and country. The primary affiliation for each author must be the institution where most of their academic work is carried out. If an author has subsequently moved, their current address may also be stated. Addresses are not likely to be updated after the publication of the article.
    • Corresponding author: must be indicated with a symbol, and their contact details (telephone, fax, and email address) must be placed in a footnote. If available, the corresponding author's 16-digit ORCID should also be provided.


    The abstract must be self-contained, citation-free, and should not exceed 300 words. It should describe the purpose of the study, how the investigation was conducted, the most significant outcomes, and the principal conclusions drawn from the results. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations must be defined at first mention within the abstract. The abstract should be brief, and typed in Times New Roman, 10-point, non-italic, and non-boldface. Authors are encouraged to include a Graphical Abstract.


    Authors are required to provide 5 keywords, separated by semicolons. It is recommended to use Times New Roman, 12-point font, and to avoid italics or boldface.


    This section should be concise and have no subheadings. The author or authors should aim to clearly explain the importance of their work and why it should be published. Any background information should be brief and limited to relevant material.

    Material and Methods (Experimental or Methodology or Patients and Methods)

    This section should include enough detail to allow the procedures to be repeated. If multiple methods are described, they should be divided into subsections. Authors should be concise in describing experiments, including all information necessary to ensure reproducibility. Previous works and methods should be referenced, and only relevant modifications should be described. For chemicals, reagents, and strains, all details, such as the company, city, and country, must be provided. In the statistical analysis section, please state the appropriate test.

    Results and Discussions

    The study results should be presented precisely and concisely. The use of tables and figures should be limited to presenting essential data that contributes to the message and interpretation of the study. The results must be presented logically in the text, tables, and illustrations. In the discussion, authors should explore the significance of the study's results, rather than simply repeating them. The discussion should include the implications of the findings and their limitations, how the findings fit into the context of other relevant work, and recommendations and implications for future research.


    The key conclusions of the study should be presented in a concise conclusion statement that highlights the study's objectives, goals, and significance. Any relevant hypotheses should also be stated, if appropriate.


    All acknowledgments must be included at the very end of the article before the references. Any authors who made a contribution to the manuscript but are not listed as authors should be acknowledged with their permission.

    Conflicts of Interest

    Authors should declare all relevant interests that could be perceived as conflicting. Researchers must provide sufficient details to explain why each interest may represent a conflict. If no conflicts exist, the authors must state this. Submitting authors are responsible for ensuring that co-authors declare their interests.


    Use VANCOUVER citation style in Mendeley and/or Endnote. References should be cited in the text using either parentheses (round brackets) (1) or square brackets [1].

    Use Times New Roman, 10-point font.

    Indicate references by Arabic numerals based on Vancouver style. In Vancouver style, citations are marked in your text with numbers. You will often need to mention the author when referring to a work or introducing a quote. Only use the author’s last name in your text. If a source has multiple authors, name only the first author followed by ‘et al.’:

    Davies et al. (1) argue that …

    It’s not always necessary to mention the author’s name in your text – but always include the reference number when you refer to a source:

    Another study (13) explores the concept of …

    Sources are numbered based on the order in which they are cited in the text: the first source you cite is 1, the second 2, and so on.

    If the same source is cited again, use the same number to refer to it throughout your paper. This means that the numbers might not appear in consecutive order in your text:

    Collins et al. (1) argue that this technique is highly effective. However, another study (2) conducted into the technique has raised doubts about….

    Authors can also cite multiple sources in the same place:

    Several studies (8, 12) indicate a similar effect.

    To cite several sources that appear consecutively in your numbered list, you can use an en dash to mark the range.

    There is a large body of research (1, 4–7) exploring this phenomenon.


    Figures and tables should be included in the main article file and not submitted separately. If the article is accepted, authors will be requested to provide the source files for the figures.

    Figures should be provided in either vector art or bitmap formats. Bitmap images should have a resolution of at least 600 dpi, unless a lower resolution is deliberately chosen for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image contains labels, the image and labels must be embedded in separate layers. Figures should be referred to in the text as "Fig. 1" or "Figs. 2, 3-5" using Arabic numerals, and all figures, tables, and schemes should be cited in the text in numerical order. Figure titles should be denoted with lowercase letters.


    Tables should also be cited in numerical order within the text. Each table should have a descriptive title. If numerical measurements are provided, the units must be included in the column heading. Captions for figures and tables must be 12-point Times New Roman font, boldface, and non-italic. The first word of the caption should be capitalized, but subsequent words should be in lowercase. Figure captions should be placed below the figures, while table titles should be fully justified and placed above the table, aligned to both the right and left margins.

    Funding Statement

    Authors should clearly indicate the source of financial support for their research and publication by specifying the funding body, followed by the grant number in square brackets. For example, "This work was supported by the Medical and Physical Sciences Research Council [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the National Science Foundation [grant number zzzz]; and a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant." If the study did not receive any specific funding but was carried out as part of the authors' employment, the name of the employer should be mentioned. In case the funding body was involved in any aspect of the research project, including writing, editing, approval, or decision to publish, it must be declared.

    Nomenclature and Units

    All articles and data should be presented in SI units whenever possible. If an internationally recognized unit is used instead, it should be enclosed in parentheses. Tables, figures, and illustrations must also use conventional units, and any conversion factors should be included in the legends or footnotes.

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    One set of page proofs (in PDF format) will be sent by email to the corresponding author for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and accuracy of the text, tables, and figures. The journal strives to publish articles quickly and accurately, so it is important that authors provide all corrections in one communication within 48 hours. Proofreading is the sole responsibility of the author.

    When authors submit a revised manuscript, they should include the following files:

    • Revised manuscript: Authors should use the "Track Changes" option in Microsoft Word to clearly show the changes made to the original submission. The "Revised Article with Changes Highlighted" file should be uploaded.
    • Response to reviewers: Authors should address the specific points made by each reviewer, including responses to all comments from reviewers and editors, and list the changes made to the manuscript.

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    After Acceptance

    Upon acceptance, the author's article will be exported to production for typesetting. Once the typesetting is completed, the author will receive proofs to review.

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    Peer Review

    All articles submitted to the Polytechnic J. undergo a rigorous peer review process and are expected to meet high standards of academic excellence. Upon approval by the editor, submissions are sent to peer reviewers whose identities remain anonymous to the authors. Similarly, the authors' identities remain anonymous to the reviewers. The decision to accept or reject a manuscript is ultimately the responsibility of the editorial board, who consider the recommendations of the reviewers.

    In addition to standard peer review, our Research Integrity team may seek advice from external experts on submissions with serious ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal implications. The editorial board may consult with academic editors and other experts to determine appropriate actions, which may include recruiting reviewers with specific expertise, seeking assessment by additional editors, and/or declining to further consider a submission.

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    Ethical Guidelines

    In all research studies involving human or animal subjects, the following ethical guidelines must be followed. For any experiments involving humans, all academic work should be carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). Research papers describing experimental work that carries a risk of harm to human subjects must include a statement indicating that the experiment was conducted with the understanding and consent of the human subjects, as well as a statement indicating that the responsible ethical committee approved the experiments. In the case of any animal experiments, the authors must provide a full description of any anesthetic or surgical procedures used, as well as evidence that all possible steps were taken to minimize animal suffering at each stage of the experiment.

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    Complying with Ethics of Experimentation

    The author must ensure that all research reported in their submitted papers has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and is fully compliant with all relevant experimentation codes and legislation. All original research papers involving humans, animals, plants, biological materials, protected or non-public datasets, collections or sites, should contain a written statement under an "Ethics Approval" section that includes the following information:

    • The name of the ethics committee and institutional review board involved.
    • The number or ID of the ethics approval.
    • A statement indicating that human participants have provided informed consent prior to participating in the research.

    Research involving animals must adhere to ethical standards regarding animal welfare. All original articles involving animals must meet the following requirements:

    • Adhere to international, national, and institutional guidelines for the humane treatment of animals.
    • Obtain approval from the ethics review committee at the institution or practice where the research was conducted and provide details on the approval process, including the names of the ethics committee or institutional review board involved, and the number or ID of the ethics approval in the Ethics Approval section.
    • The author must provide justification for the use of animals and the species selected.
    • Provide information about housing, feeding, and environmental enrichment, as well as steps taken to minimize suffering.