Paper Submission Requirements

There are a number of requirements for a successful submission, and it will simplify the process if you ensure that you can meet all of these before starting to complete the form
Ensure that your paper meets the Journal format
It will avoid the need for revision if you ensure that your paper meets the formatting requirements of the journal. These are given in detail in the Paper Template. In particular ensure that you have included an Abstract and Keywords (but see the note below) and also that you have provided sufficient top and bottom margins.
Obtain Copyright Clearance
Obtain copyright clearance for any figures that you wish to reproduce, and ensure that such figures are given appropriate attribution in the text (typically this will be by including a suitable reference in the figure caption). We welcome the inclusion of direct quotations from other work (including your own) where appropriate, but such quotations must be clearly marked (e.g. by placing in double quotes and indenting) and referenced.Any authors found guilty of significant copying without attribution (i.e. plagiarism) will be barred from publishing in the Journal.
Register all authors
If possible we need to be able to contact all authors to ensure that they are kept informed of the submission of the paper. Therefore we shall need the email address under which they are registered. For authors who are no longer available (for example if they are deceased or you have lost touch with them) you can set the email address to "given_name.family_name@example.com", but avoid this if possible (we use this form of address because the example.com domain is reserved for testing, and it is therefore guaranteed that it cannot point to an active user, whatever their name).
Complete the first part of the Submission Form
Select the link below (after logging-in if necessary). Do this before converting your paper to PDF as you will need to copy the keywords selected in the process of completing this form into your paper (see the Keywords page for further information). In this stage you will also need to paste the abstract of your paper into the form.
Convert the Paper to PDF/A
If possible the paper should be submitted in the ISO standard PDF/A-1 format, or the equivalent version 1.4. We shall attempt to process files with later PDF versions, but the conversion is not guaranteed to be reliable and you will need to check the converted paper much more carefully [more information].
Upload the paper
The next form will allow you to select the PDF file of the paper and upload it (i.e. send it to the journal). You will also need to tick a check box confirming that you accept the JCSE Terms and Conditions
After each stage you will be sent an email giving further advice on the next stage. This may take some time to arrive as the paper editor will need to do some checking. You can check on progress via the :yrJrnllink that you will find at the top right of most pages once you have logged in. If you do not receive the next email when :yrJrnllink suggests that one has been sent please check your junk mail or spam folders; contact :jrnlAdmin if you have not received the email (and it does not appear to have been sent) after 1 week or more, include the title of your paper so that we can locate it.
You must be registered and logged in in order to submit a paper: