Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission:

Journal of Advanced Signal Processing (JASP) utilizes online journal management system to peer review manuscript submissions. All manuscripts are treated as confidential. The manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with the journal's format are returned to the author and will not be included in the evaluation process. Each manuscript is peer-reviewed by at least three independent, anonymous expert reviewers. Upon submission, the authors confirm that they have given due consideration to the protection of intellectual property associated with their work and that there are no impediments to publication, including the timing of publication, with respect to intellectual property. 



According to our journal policy, corresponding author must be a faculty member of universities, research centers or higher education institutions with at least the rank of assistant professor. Therefore, students are not accepted to be as a corresponding author. Also, after the acceptance of the manuscript, no changes are possible in the authorship including addition, deletion, or rearrangement of the author names. 



The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used a work, this work should be appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off other authors’ paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of other authors’ paper without attribution, to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 

The similarity of submitted manuscript (the plagiarism checker software result) should be less than 20%. 


 Copyright and Originality

The JASP needs the publishing rights in order to publish and disseminate the research papers. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and the JASP. This agreement deals with the transfer of the copyright to the JASP, and authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published papers. The JASP supports the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research. In this regard, the authors should download, fill up and sign the Copyright Form as the statement of originality and the publication agreement. Therefore, they grant broad publishing and distribution rights to the JASP, including the right to publish the paper on its website. 


Style of a Manuscript for Review

Please use the following template for preparing the manuscript: JASP Template for Papers 

  • Template: Before submitting the final paper, please check that the format conforms to the above mentioned templates. Specifically, check to make sure that the correct referencing style has been used and the citations are in numerical order throughout the text. If the paper does not meet all of the requirements, it will be sent back for resubmit and the authors will be asked to correct it.
  • Length: Original research papers submitted to the JASP should not exceed 12 pages in two-column format. If the manuscript exceed 12 pages, it will be sent back for resubmit and the authors will be asked to correct it.
  • Author names and affiliations: Names and affiliations should immediately follow the title. To avoid confusion, the family name must be written as the last part of each author name and only the first letter of the first name should be used in capital letters (e.g. A. Akbari). Author details must not show any professional title (e.g. Managing Director), any academic title (e.g. Dr.) or any membership of any professional organization. For multiple-authored articles, list the full names of all the authors, using identifiers to link an author with an affiliation where necessary (eg. A. Akbari1, M. Adib2). The full affiliations of all authors should then be listed. Affiliations should include: the department / faculty name; the name of the university or company; the name of the city; and the name of the country. Email address of all of the authors are required. The corresponding author should be indicated with a *. All co-authors must be listed in submission process.
  • Page Layout: The papers are double column format; one column width is 8cm. All paragraphs must be justified, i.e. both left-justified and right-justified. The paper size of JASP is A4 with the following page margins. Top: 2cm, Bottom: 2cm, Left: 2cm and Right: 2cm.
  • Font: In the main body of papers, Times New Roman font is used with a font size of 10pt.
  • Section Headings: All section heading should be numbered and no more than 3 levels of headings should be used. Before each section and subsection, an empty row should be used. The first level section headings should be in bold font with font size 10 (e.g. “1. Introduction”). The second and third level section headings should be in italic font with font size 10 (i.e. “4.3 Section Headings and 4.3.1 First Level Headings”).
  • Figures: The supplied figures should have as high as possible quality. A minimum resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) is required. Graphics may be full colour but please make sure that they are appropriate for print (black and white) and online (color) publication. Figure captions must be below the figure, in 10 pt font and should ideally consist of one sentence.  If a figure has sub-figures, all sub-figures should also have a caption and should be identified by letters, e.g. a, b, c. 



First Submission 

The following files are required during first submission: 1) Both the Word (.docx) and PDF (.pdf) files of main manuscript, 2) Signed Copyright Form (in PDF), 3) Signed Conflict of Interest Form (in PDF).

a) Please rename the main manuscript as "JASP-yy-mm-dd.docx" and "JASP-yy-mm-dd.pdf", where yy: Year, mm: Month, dd: Day. As an example: "TJEE-1400-07-14". 
b) Please upload the word file of paper (JASP-yy-mm-dd.docx) through "Main Manuscript File" and the PDF file of paper (JASP-yy-mm-dd.pdf) through "Supplementary File" options.
c) Please fill out and sign the Copyright Form and the Conflict of Interest Form and upload their PDFs through "Supplementary File" option.
d) Please avoid uploading any other unnecessary file such as "Figures", "Tables", "Tex/Latex Files", "Graphical Abstract" and so on.
e) Introducing at least 5 "suggested reviewers" is necessary in first submission. The suggested reviewers should be academic staff with at least "Assistant Professor" position.
f) The required fonts can be downloaded from the following link: JASP Fonts.



During revision submission, the following files are required:

1) Both the "Word and PDF files of Revised Manuscript", in which the changes have been highlighted. Highlight all changes made in the revised manuscript by either using colored fonts or any other marker. To improve the readability, please use different color for addressing the comments of specified reviewer.

2) "Response to the Reviewers File", which is a separate document listing the changes made in the revised manuscript and explaining how these changes effectively address all reviewer's and editor's comments. 


Funding or Financial Support

The author(s) are required to disclose any funding or financial support they have received for their research as follows:
"The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of …………….for this research under grant number................... "


Acceptance and Publication Cost

Currently, in order to promote research worldwide, JASP does not request APC or publication fee. Nor does JASP charge per pages or for any other items for which other publishers are known to charge. Therefore, JASP is free Open Access to both authors and readers. Since there is no fee to publish an article in the JASP, the journal provides no waiver or discount on publication fees for authors.