Guide for Authors


Philosophy of Dicle University Journal of Engineering

For more information, please see Dicle University Journal of Engineering Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Dicle University Journal of Engineering provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Dicle University Journal of Engineering, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Dicle University Journal of Engineering.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

Expected files and Information from Authors

Copyright Form (provided by author after acceptance).

Reviewers Suggestions (provided by author during submission using online submission form).

Initial Article Format

We now differentiate between the requirements for new and revised submissions. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.

Ethics in publishing

The manuscript should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work. The research requiring the permission of the Ethics Committee are as follows:

  • All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques
  • Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes
  • Clinical research on humans
  • Research on animals
  • Retrospective studies in accordance with the law of protection of personal data
  • Getting permission and specifying the owners for the use of scale, questionnaire and photographs belonging to others
  • Stating that the copyright regulations are complied with for the ideas and works of art used

Article Structure


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


"150 USD" fee is requested for each article accepted for publication. This fee is used for the Journal's professional typesetting, Crossref annual membership fee, DOI services and the fee of Elsevier Subscription Services.

Obligation for ORCID

Authors submitted articles to our journal should add their ORCID numbers. ORCID is short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID is a 16-digit numbered URI that complies with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729), also known as the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). You can create a free registration for individual ORCID at http://orcid.org.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Copyright Transfer Form’.

Rights for Authors and Dicle University Journal of Engineering

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Dicle University Journal of Engineering all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Dicle University Journal of Engineering, requires credit to Dicle University Journal of Engineering as copyright holder (e.g., Dicle University Journal of Engineering © 2020).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Dicle University Journal of Engineering provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Dicle University Journal of Engineering website and/or software agree not to misuse the Dicle University Journal of Engineering service or software in any way.

The failure of Dicle University Journal of Engineering to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Dicle University Journal of Engineering and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.