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Author Guidelines

If you would like and interest to submit an article to CIRCUIT, please visit our website ( and create an author login account. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your articles. The selected articles will be assessed by the editors and reviewers.
General Guideline
  • The Circuit Journal is published twice a year (the first issue was February and September).
  • The articles which are selected must be in original ideas, scientific articles, and never published or submitted to any other media.
  • The Circuit Journal manuscripts provide an original fundamental research, related to electrical engineering, electrical engineering education, and vocational education.
  • The papers are supposed to be written in English. Authors who feel their English language manuscript need require editing, Indonesian language writing are allowed.
Specific Author Guideline
  • The manuscripts should be in 15-20 pages, consist of a flat left-right columns on A4 paper (quarto).
  • The margin text are 3 cm from the left, right, top and bottom. The articles in written in Microsoft word, single space, Arial 10.
  • The framework writings should include title, author’s name, affiliations’ name and address, and author’s email.
  • The title: concise, informative and descriptive. Avoid abbreviations and formulae.
  • Author name and affiliations: please clearly write the given name(s) and family name(s). Please state the author’s affiliations address below the name. Indicate all the affiliations’ writing with capitalize-each word letter. Provide the full postal address of each affiliations, including the country name and email address.
  • Abstract: a concise and factual description of approximately 150 words. The abstract should state a clear statement, briefly the purpose of the research, the principal result, conclusion and recommendation. No literature and references inside the abstract, and also non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided.
  • Keywords: a point word must immediately state after the abstract, maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms.
  • Introduction: begins with a definition or objectives of the experiment being performed. Please state the objective of the work and provide an adequate background. In addition, write briefly introduction, including the objective goals, the purposes, the context, provide a focus, clear each of purpose statement.
  • Literature Review: literature review should explain the difference of the articles compare with other articles. If the articles was kind of report, the review should have overall opinion and general observation of its essential topic. The author should support the report with some judgments that both editors and reviewers are able to understand the reasoning of the authors’ comment in the report.
  • Methodology: this part describes the important steps of the research or experiment. The author should provide clearly steps in the methodology. Please write into as paragraph text not a numbered text or bulleted statements.
  • Result and Discussion: this section are presenting the data, the result, and what does the data mean. After the author summarized the data both on the table or paragraph, the author should continue analyze the data findings. The authors are allowed to use their opinion and intellectual mind. The result and discussion may explain any problems or limitation that the author/s found in the research/experiment, show how the problems affected the data findings. Please use positive statements to emphasize the result.
  • Conclusion and Recommendation: the author could summarize the finding and explain the implication of the research/report. Please not put any table and figures. The author may put some recommendation to improve the findings or suggestion for future research/report. The conclusion and recommendation may obtain 1-2 paragraphs with less repeating of the major findings.
  • References: The main references are international journals and proceeding. All references should be to the most pertinent and up-to-date sources. References are written in Vancouver style. Please use a consistent format for references – see examples below:
[1] Author1 A, Author2 B. Title of Manuscript. Name of Journal or its Abbreviation. year; Vol.(Issue): pages.
[2] Denis D, Selva G, guk K. Implementation of a Direct Control Algorithm for Induction Motors Based on Discrete Space Vector Modulation. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 2007; 15(4): 769-777. (in this case Vol.15, Issues 4, and page 769-777)
If the proceedings consists of several volumes
  1. Author1 A, Author2 B. Title of Manuscript. Name of Conference of Seminar. City. Year; volume: pages.
  2. Cave C, Piatiini M, Pascual C, Serrano MA. Towards Data Warehouse Quality Metrics. Proceedings of the 3rd Intl. Workshop on Design and Management of Data Warehouses (DMDW). Interlaken. 2009; 39: 2-11. (in this case, city: Interlaken, year: 2009, Vol.39, page: 2-11)
If the proceedings in single volume
  1. Author1 A, Author2 B. Title of Manuscript. Name of Conference or Seminar. City. year: pages.
  2. Yamin L, Wanming C. Implementation of Single Precision Floating Point Square Root on FPGAs. IEEE Symposium on FPGA for Custom Computing Machines. Napa. 2008: 226-232.
If the references are refer to specific page range in a book
Author1 A, Author2 B. The Title of the Book. Edition. City: Publishert. year: pages.
Ward J, Peppard J. Strategic planning for Information Systems. Fourth Edition. West Susse: John Willey & Sons Ltd. 2007: 102-104.
If the references are refer to some separate pages in a book.
Author1 A, Author2 B. Judul Buku. City: Publisher. Year.
Ward J, Peppard J. Strategic planning for Information Systems. Fourth Edition. West Susse: John Willey & Sons Ltd. 2007.
Edited book:
Author1 A, Author2 B. Editors. Title of the Book. City: Publisher. Year.
Chapter in a book:
Author1 A, Author2 B. Title of the Book. In: Editor1 A, Editor2, B. Title of the Book. Edition. City: Publisher. Year: pages.
4.Translated Books.
Originil Author. Year. Title of the Translated Book. Translater. City: Publisher of the translated book. Year of the translated book.
Author. Title of Thesis/Disertation. Thesis/Disertation. City & Name of University/Institute/College; Year.
Author1 A, Author2 B.. Title (this should be in italics). Patent number (Patent). Year of publication.
Name of Standard Body/Institution. Standard number. Title (this should be in italics). Place of publication. Publisher. Year of publication.
Author/Editor (if it is an editor/editors always put (ed./eds.) after the name). Title (this should be in italics). Organisation. Report number: (this should be followed by the actual number in figures). Year of publication.
Internet: avoid wherever possible



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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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