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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word 97-2003 (*.doc) or higher document file format. This will be used as the main submission file. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. DOI for the references must be given if applicable.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 9-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points,...
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • A short cover letter regarding the submission is attached, together with a suggestion of three (3) potential reviewers. This will be uploaded as supplementary file.

Author Guidelines


Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology provides a continuous forum for the dissemination of thoroughly peer-reviewed, fundamental, and applied research on membrane science and technology. Preference is given to contributions that offer new and comprehensive concepts, interpretations, experimental approaches, and results.

Please use the Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology TEMPLATE provided in this SUBMISSION PACKAGE. Each submission must include:

i. Manuscript in Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology Template.

ii. COPYRIGHT TRANSFER AGREEMENT (CTA) as a supplementary file.

You can also refer to our guide on how to submit here.

The manuscript selected for normal issue publication is free of charge.



General: Manuscript must be an original work that has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal welcomes manuscripts clearly written in English.

Title: Manuscript should be headed by a concise title. Please include the full name of the author(s), complete mailing address, telephone, and fax numbers as well as an email address. In case of multiple authorship, please indicate the main author to whom all correspondence concerning the paper should be directed.

Abstract: Manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract (not more than 200 words) and five relevant keywords. The abstract should state the rationale, objectives, findings, and conclusions of the manuscript.

Style: As far as possible, manuscripts should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Methods/Theory, Results and Discussions, and Conclusions.

Tables: All tables should be kept simple and clear, and should be referred to in the text. They should be numbered by Arabic numerals, titled, and typed using double spacing. All tables should also be printed on separate pages in the order in which they are referred to in the text.

Illustrations: Illustrations including diagrams and graphs should be sharp, noise-free, and of good contrast. They should accompany the manuscript on separate sheets and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, in the same order as they are referred to in the text. Line drawings should be in black ink on a white background and the lettering size must be large enough to permit legible reduction whenever necessary. Please supply one original copy, suitable for direct reproduction plus two additional copies. Number all figures on the front and all photos on the back and add the author's name. Indicate the top of all photographs and figures when there may be doubt. All photographs must be glossy prints. Supply a list of captions on a separate sheet. Size figures for a two or three–fold reduction. Color illustrations can be produced at the author's expense.

Nomenclature, symbols, and abbreviations:
In general, the recommendations of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) should be followed. SI units and units related to the SI system (C, bar, h, min, etc) can be used, but other units should be avoided (eg. Atm, cal, Ci, F, psi, tonne, Torr). Only widely accepted symbols and forms of abbreviation should be used, but always give the full expression followed by the abbreviation the first time it appears in the text. Abbreviations and symbols used in tables and figures should be explained in the legends. The use of chemical symbols in the text should be avoided as much as possible as they disrupt the flow of the sentence as well as the appearance of the typeset page. Complicated chemical compounds can, for the sake of simplicity, be indicated by their chemical formulae, but at least elements and everyday compounds such as water, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, ethane, ammonia, formaldehyde, acids, alcohols, etc. should be indicated by their full name (except in long lists). In no case should a combination of symbols and words (eg. Li oxide) be used. Hydrogen isotopes should preferably be indicated as 2H or 3H, rather than as D or T. Use of the trivial names ˜paraffins and olefins should be avoided, alkanes and alkenes should be used instead. 

Acknowledgments (compulsory):

A brief acknowledgment of not more than 50 words should be included at the end of the manuscripts, before the list of references. Acknowledgement could be made to funding body, institution/universities/organization or individual/person.


1. Acknowledgement to funding body (Grant number) : This work was supported by the Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

2. Acknowledgement to institution/universities/organization: We would like to thank XYZ University for their helpful feedback and support.

3. Acknowledgement to individual/person: We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our supervisor, Professor John Doe, for his valuable guidance and support throughout the research process. His expertise and insights were invaluable in shaping our research and helping us to overcome challenges.

References: References should appear in a separate Reference Section at the end of the manuscript, typed double spaced in the order of item referred to in the text using numerals in square brackets. Abbreviate according to the ˜Bibliographic Guide for Editors & Authors, 1974 (Chemical Abstract Service, The Ohio State University, OH 43210). Note the following examples:

Journal articles (print versions)

[1] Labaree, D.C., T.Y. Reynolds, and R.B. Hochberg. 2001. Estradiol-carboxylic Acid Esters as Locally Active Estrogens. J. Med. Chem. 44: 1802-1814.

Journal articles (electronic editions)

[2] Rando, R. R. The Biochemistry of the Visual Cycle. Chem. Rev. http://xxx.yyy.html (accessed XX Month Year).


[3] Beall, H., and Trimbur. 2001. A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry.2nd ed. New York: Longman. 17-32.

Book chapter

[4] Repgen, K. 1987. What is a Religious War? In Politics and Society in Reformation Europe. Edited by E. I. Kouri and T. Scott. London: Macmillan. 311-328.


[5] Hennepe, H. J. C., M. H. V. Mulder, and C. A. Smolders. Pervaporation Process and Membrane. Eur. Patent 0,254,758. 1998.

Dissertations and Thesis

[6] King, K. J. 1983. Development of a Pressurized System for Oxidation Studies of Volatile Fluids. M.S. Thesis. Pennsylvania State University.



Elton, H. 1999. Byzantine Warfare, Warfare in the Ancient World. http://xx.yyy.html (accessed XX Month Year).

Include all author's names up to 6 authors (use et al. after the 6th author) and provide complete titles of all articles. Please avoid the use of non retrievable reports.

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