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Technical papers are published in the various divisional parts of the Institution's Journal after due vetting. Authors intending to submit a paper for publication in the Journal are advised to strictly adhere to the guidelines as mentioned hereunder. The papers not conforming to these guidelines may summarily be rejected and subsequently returned to the author.
Length of the Papers
Papers should not exceed 3000 words in length and should not carry more than 5 illustrations / photographs.
Written discussions on papers already published should not exceed 500 words in length and should not carry more than 2 illustrations / photographs.
Review papers may be allowed to exceed 3000 words by 500 words more.
Preparation of Manuscripts

The language of the Journal is English. The mode of presentation should be in third person.

SI units should be used wherever possible. Other units, if used, should be given only in parentheses preceded by SI units.

Mathematical symbols should be typed or neatly handwritten and care should be taken to differentiate between similar characters (e.g. 1 and I), upper and lower case letters and superscripts and subscripts. Manuscripts should be neatly typed with double-spacing throughout the paper (including references) on A-4 size paper, leaving ample margins. A list of captions for the illustrations and tables should be typed separately.

Lengthy mathematical proofs and derivations and extensive test data are discouraged. If absolutely essential, they should be given as an appendix.


The preferred order of contents should be as follows :

Title of the paper

Author (s)' name (s), and Institution membership category, if applicable

Synopsis of the paper in not more than 150 words, covering the objectives of the work, methods used, results obtained and conclusions reached

List of notations wherever applicable

Author (s)' business address as a footnote on the first page

Body of the paper well organized into logical sections, sequentially numbered with all the sub-headings Acknowledgment

A list of references to already published work should be numbered sequentially in order of their citation in the text in the form of a superscript numeral, and should be given at the end of the paper. The list should give name (s) with initials of the author (s) and the exact title of the paper or book. In case of journals, these should be followed by the volume number, month and year of the issue and initial page number of the article. In case of books, these should be followed by the name (s) of the editor (s), if appropriate, the name of the publisher and the place and the year of publication. In case of conference proceedings, the exact theme of the conference along with the date should be given. All references appearing in the list should be indicated in the text. Unpublished articles or private communications should not be given in the reference list.


The tables should be numbered and indicated throughout the text.

The list of captions for both the line drawings and photographs should also be numbered and indicated throughout the text.

Illustrations and Photographs

Original line drawings must be neatly drawn in black Indian ink on good quality tracing paper of A-4 size (210 mm X 297 mm). For lettering, only mechanical lettering sets (stencils) should be used.

Figures in the Journal are reduced to fit either into a single or double column width, that is 85 mm or 175 mm. Letterings in the figure should be large enough such that even the smallest of them would be at least 1.5 mm high when the figure sizes are reduced in print.

Figure captions should be typed out in a separate list at the end of the manuscripts.

Photographs should be clear, sharp, black and white prints, with goods contrast, on glossy paper. Again the most suitable size is twice the final size. Cuttings from printed matter or photocopies are unsuitable for reproduction.

Each illustration should be marked with the author(s)' name(s) and the figure number,the top of each photograph should be indicated.

Illustrations will be returned to the author(s) only if specifically requested, and in the condition received from the press.

The papers are considered for possible publication on the understanding that these have not been submitted for the purpose elsewhere. The copyright of papers accepted for publication lies with The Institution of Engineers (India) and reproduction of the papers or any part thereof is not allowed without the permission of the Institution. Contributors are required to sign a declaration (click here to download) to this effect while submitting their papers.
Submission of Manuscripts
The intending authors may submit the manuscripts in quadruplicate, accompanied by a soft copy in a CD or floppy disk carrying text in MS Word and figures in .jpg format, along with the original set of illustrations / photographs to :
The Director (Technical)
The Institution of Engineers (India)
8 Gokhale Road Kolkata 700 020
Ph : +91-033-2223 3155 (Direct)
Ph : +91-033-2223 8311 / 14 / 15 / 16 Extension 213 (EPABX)
Fax : +91-033-2223 8345
E-mail : technical@ieindia.org
It will be not be possible for the Institution to initiate the publication process in absence of the soft copy of the manuscript.
In case of the joint authors, it must be made clear as to whom all the communications are to be addressed. The papers are accepted on the understanding that they may be edited for the style and use of language.
Reprints of Papers
Each author of a paper will receive 10 reprints of the paper free-of-cost.
Discussion on Published Papers
Written discussions are invited on all papers published in the Journal and these will be published, together with the author's reply, in the first available issue of the Journal subject to their approval by the competent authority. Two copies of each contribution typed in double-space should be submitted to the address as given hereinabove. The contributor should state his / her name, address, qualifications, grade of membership, if applicable, along with his / her affiliation. These are also subject to the same conditions of copyright as it is with the papers.