Guide for Authors

  • Aims and scopes


Advances in engineering and intelligence systems (AEIS) is an international multi-disciplinary journal in the field of engineering and intelligent systems. The purpose of the journal is to provide a framework to be the premium publication in the area of engineering, intelligent systems, and the application of artificial intelligence in different engineering fields. The journal covers research within the following scopes:


  •  Application of renewable energy sources in power system
  •  Automated knowledge acquisition
  •  Classification
  •  Data mining
  •  Multi-strategy learning
  •  Optimization
  •  Prediction
  •  Problem-solving and planning
  •  Reasoning and inference
  •  Recognition
  •  Regression
  •  Reinforcement learning
  •  Smart cities and resilient environments
  •  Supervised and unsupervised learning methods
  •  Sustainability
  •  Vision and speech perception
  •  Visualization of patterns in data
  •  Wide area monitoring, control, and protection


  • Types of paper


Advances in engineering and intelligent systems (AEIS) considers the following types of articles for publication.

1. Research article: A research paper is a piece of academic writing that provides analysis, interpretation, and argument based on in-depth independent research.

2. Review article: Review papers form valuable scientific literature as they summarize the findings of existing literature. Review articles can identify potential research areas to explore next, and sometimes they will draw new conclusions from the existing data. 


  •  Cover letter


When you submit your article to the journal for publication, you usually need a cover letter. A cover letter is a good opportunity to explain the importance and innovation of your article to the editor of the journal. The cover letter also proves to the editor how your article and research relate to the journal's area of expertise and why the article will be relevant and appealing to journal readers. A suitable cover letter will help your writing to enter the next stage of the article acceptance process and be sent for review. Therefore, it will be very valuable to spend time writing this letter and making sure that it is effective.


  • What should we include in the cover letter?

1. Journal and editor name: This information is available in the journal website.

2. Title and type of article: Determining whether your article falls into the category of review, research, or other items makes it much easier to categorize your work.

3. Submission date

4. Background summary: A brief description of the research background and the question that prompted you to do the research, or what made it important to you.

5. Summary of methods: It is a brief description of your research method.

6. Key findings and significance: The answer to what your research work can do for the practical community.

7. Authors' information: It is mandatory to mention the affiliation of the authors in the cover letter.

8. Current status of the paper: Determining that the present article has not been previously published and is not under review by another journal. Also, all authors have agreed to submit a draft article to this journal.


  • Declaration of competing interest


A competing interest, also known as a ‘conflict of interest,’ can occur when you (or your employer or sponsor) have a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organizations or with the people working with them that could influence your research. Thus, all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships.


  • Author contributions


For transparency, authors may outline their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant CRediT roles.

For instance:

A.B. conceived the research idea, conducted the initial analysis, collected data, and authored the majority of the text. B.C. authored parts of the text, reviewed the analysis, proposed changes, and contributed to data collection. C.D. developed the sensitivity analysis models and the code for the figures and checked and contributed to the analysis. D.E. reviewed and edited the manuscript and contributed parts of the text. E.F. reviewed and edited the manuscript and proposed changes for its organization and structure.


  • Acknowledgments


You can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the author's contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments).


Preparation of the manuscript

  •  Title

The title should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.


  • Author names and affiliations

List of the names and institutional addresses for all authors and check that all names are accurately spelled. The E-mail address of the corresponding author must be added.

For example:

Firstname Lastname 1, Firstname Lastname 2, Firstname Lastname 3, etc.

1 Affiliation 1

2 Affiliation 2

3 Affiliation 3



  • Highlights

Highlights are three to five bullet points that help increase the discoverability of your article via search engines. These bullet points should capture the novel results of your research as well as new methods that were used during the study (if any). Highlights are meant to be short: 85 characters or fewer, including spaces.


  • Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. A single paragraph of about 200 words maximum. For research articles, abstracts should give a pertinent overview of the work. We strongly encourage authors to use the following style of structured abstracts, but without headings: (1) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; (2) Main novelties and contributions (3) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or treatments applied; (4) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; and (5) Conclusions: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article, it must not contain results that are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions.


  • Keywords

Keywords must include a list of three to a maximum of 6 keywords specific to the article; yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.


  • Nomenclature and units

For the presentation of a sensible nomenclature list, follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI).


  • Introduction

The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the principal conclusions. As far as possible, please keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists outside your particular field of research. References should be numbered in order of appearance and indicated by a numeral or numerals in square brackets, e.g., [1] or [2,3], or [4–6].

  • Materials and methods

Materials and Methods should be described with sufficient details to allow others to replicate and build on published results. Please note that the publication of your manuscript implicates that you must make all materials, data, computer code, and protocols associated with the publication available to readers. Please disclose at the submission stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited.

  • Formatting of Mathematical Equations

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Use word functions for the presentation of the equations.

  • Figures, Tables, and Schemes

Please make sure that figures are in an acceptable format (TIFF or JPEG) and with the correct resolution. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration.

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

  • Footnotes

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article.

  • Result and discussion

Authors should present and discuss the results and how they can be interpreted from the perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible. Future research directions may also be highlighted.

  • Conclusions

This section provides a brief discussion of the main novelties, contributions, and results. Main findings can be added in bullet points.

  • Appendix

The appendix is an optional section that can contain details and data supplemental to the main text. For example, explanations of experimental details that would disrupt the flow of the main text, but nonetheless remain crucial to understanding and reproducing the research shown; figures of replicates for experiments of which representative data is shown in the main text can be added here if brief, or as Supplementary data. Mathematical proofs of results not central to the paper can be added as an appendix.

  • Supplementary material

Please submit your material (Data, applications, images, sound clips, etc.) together with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file.

  • Declarations

All manuscripts must contain the following sections before references:

  • Funding
  • Authors' contributions
  • Conflicts of interests
  • Acknowledgements

Please see below for details on the information to be included in these sections.

  • Funding

All sources of funding for the research reported should be declared. The role of the funding body in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript should be declared.

  • Authors' contributions

The individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section. Guidance and criteria for authorship based on CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy).

Sample CRediT author statement

Zhang San: Conceptualization, Methodology, Software Priya Singh.: Data curation, Writing- Original draft preparation. Wang Wu: Visualization, Investigation. Jan Jansen: Supervision.: Ajay Kumar: Software, Validation.: Sun Qi: Writing- Reviewing and Editing,

  • Conflicts of interests

All financial and non-financial competing interests must be declared in this section.

See our editorial policies for a full explanation of competing interests. If you are unsure whether you or any of your co-authors have a competing interest, please contact the editorial office.

Please use the authors initials to refer to each authors' competing interests in this section.

If you do not have any competing interests, please state "The authors declare that they have no competing interests" in this section.

  • Acknowledgements

Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article who does not meet the criteria for authorship including anyone who provided professional writing services or materials.

Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.

  • References

References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including citations in tables and legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as EndNote or Mendeley to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references.

[1] Mahdavi N, Khalilarya S. Comprehensive thermodynamic investigation of three cogeneration systems including GT-HRSG/RORC as the base system, intermediate system and solar hybridized system. Energy 2019;181:1252–72.

[2] Ziapour BM, Saadat M, Palideh V, Afzal S. Power generation enhancement in a salinity-gradient solar pond power plant using thermoelectric generator. Energy Convers Manag 2017;136:283–93.

[3] Tchanche BF, Lambrinos G, Frangoudakis A, Papadakis G. Low-grade heat conversion into power using organic Rankine cycles–A review of various applications. Renew Sustain Energy Rev 2011;15:3963–79.

[4] Shortall R, Davidsdottir B, Axelsson G. Geothermal energy for sustainable development: A review of sustainability impacts and assessment frameworks. Renew Sustain Energy Rev 2015;44:391–406.

[5] Yari M. Exergetic analysis of various types of geothermal power plants. Renew Energy 2010;35:112–21.

[6] Jalilinasrabady S, Itoi R. Flash cycle and binary geothermal power plant optimization. Geotherm. Resour. Counc. 2012 Annu. Meet. Sept., 2012, p. 1079–84.