Instructions for authors

The instructions for authors include information about preparing a manuscript for submission to African Journal of Engineering Research.

Online submission of manuscript

Manuscript as Microsoft Word formats may be submitted online as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial office at: .


Authors must give assurance that no part of manuscript reporting original work is being considered for publication in whole or in part elsewhere. The corresponding author must affirm that all of the other authors have read and approved of the manuscript.

Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English. It is recommended that you ask colleagues to read over your paper prior to submission to ensure it is of a high standard and conforms to a high level of scientific writing. Arial font style with 12 font size should be used. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author for correction. The entire manuscript should be typed single spaced, with margins of 1 inch each side. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom centre. Indent new paragraphs. The style of heading and subheading should be as follows:

1. The first heading should be left, justified bold and in uppercase letters.

2. The first sub-heading should be left justified, bold and title case.

3. Sub-sub-headings should be left justified, bold, italics and title case.

4. Sub-sub-sub-headings should be left justified, bold, italics and title case.


It is the Authors responsibility to ensure that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. Only published and "in press" references should appear in the reference list.

Galley Proof

The final Galley Proof will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file and should be returned within 3 days of receipt with the signed copyright form and payment of publication fees. Alterations to the text and figures (other than the essential correction of errors) are unacceptable at proof stage and authors may be charged for excessive alterations. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF.

Publication Charges

African Journal of Engineering Research levies an article-processing charge of $400 for each article accepted for publication.