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Guide for Authors


All papers should be submitted through our electronic submission system at in PDF or Word format. Please note that you must have a valid e-mail address to use the online submission system. Authors make their submission online simply by registering, logging-in and submitting.

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before and it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else. In addition, the publication of the work submitted has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out.

The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format, and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Each submission should have a title page including:

  • A concise and informative title of the work
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words including a short description of the problem considered, the solution methodology, and the main contribution(s). The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.


The text should be written in a single-column format with double-line spacing. Use wide margins (3cm) from all sides of A4 norm paper, and normal, plain 10-point Times Roman font. Do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. for emphasis. All pages should be consecutively numbered with using the automatic page numbering function. Do not use field functions. Tab stops or other commands for indents should be used instead of the space bar. Tables should be made using the table function, not spreadsheets. The equation editor or MathType should be used for math formulae. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text). All equation numbers must appear on the right-hand side of the equation and should be referred to within the text.


Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Abbreviations and footnotes

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

Acknowledgments and funding information

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.). List funding sources in the following way to facilitate compliance to funder's requirements:

This work was supported by xxxxxxxx under the grant number(s) xxxx, yyyy.

Scientific Style

Please always use SI units. The standard mathematical notation for formulae, symbols, etc., and italic for single letters that denote mathematical constants, variables, and unknown quantities must be used. Please use Roman/upright for numerals, operators, and punctuation, and commonly defined functions or abbreviations, e.g., cos, det, e or exp, lim, log, max, min, sin, tan, d (for derivative). For vectors, tensors and matrices, use bold face.


Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:

  1. Lin [2] performed the free vibration analysis of simply supported beams with a crack using direct and inverse methods.
  2. Some reports and studies were also published after the Van earthquakes [13,14,24,25].
  3. Besides, theoretical researches have been also made by many researchers on the investigation of repeated earthquakes phenomena [15–23].

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively in the following format.

Journal article:

[1] Kahya V. Dynamic analysis of laminated composite beams under moving loads using finite element method. Nuclear Engineering and Design 243 (2012) 41-48.

[2] Altunışık AC, Okur FY, Kahya V. Automated model updating of multiple cracked cantilever beams for damage detection. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 138 (2017) 499-512.

If any, DOI can be provided after page numbers.


Reddy JN. Mechanics of laminated composite plates: theory and analysis. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1997.

Bathe KJ. Finite element procedures. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1996.

Book chapter:

Bouboulas AS, Georgantzinos SK, Anifantis NK. Vibration analysis of cracked beams using the finite element method. In:  Beltran-Carbajal F. (ed) Advances in Vibration Engineering and Structural Dynamics, InTech, 2012, pp 181-204.

Conference proceedings:

Kahya V, Karaca S. Free vibration of cracked cantilever beams: Analytical and experimental modelling.  International Conference on Advances and Innovations in Engineering, 10-12 May 2017, Elazığ, Turkey.


Karaca S. Analytical, numerical and experimental investigation on dynamic behavior of cracked elastic beams. MSc Thesis. Karadeniz Technical University, 2016.


Tables should be given separately at the end of text. All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. They should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Please supply a table caption (title) explaining its components. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.


Figures should be given separately at the end of the text. You can use color artwork. Please ensure that all figures are clearly visible. All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). If an appendix appears in your article, and it contains one or more figures, do number the appendix figures, “A1, A2, A3, etc.”. Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type. No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption. Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

Peer review 

JSEAM operates a single blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. 

After acceptance

Upon acceptance of your article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws. Copyright Transfer Statement will be sent to the corresponding author to sign. Once the Copyright Transfer Statement has been signed, your article will be processed, and you will receive the proofs. The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.