Guidelines for Paper Submissions


Only accepted, reviewed and registered papers with full payment will be submitted for publication as a special issue in the SCOPUS .  Authors should make sure that one of the Authors listed in the paper should do the paper presentation at the conference.

Author Guideline 

Paper size is European A4.

  1. Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
  2. The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
  3. There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
  4. The PDF is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or low-resolution figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting errors.
  5. Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
  6. The PDF file is editable and not password protected.
  7. All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
  8. Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.
  9. Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
  10. A thorough proofread is conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.



Peer Review Process

All submitted full papers will be peer reviewed. The acceptance will be granted if the recommendations from the reviewers are positive. The criteria are based on the technical contents, clarity and format. Authors should make sure the submitted papers use the template for this conference. There are three review processes: Initial Review, Peer Review and Recommendation.

Initial Review

The track director evaluates each manuscript in the submission track to determine if its topic and content is suitable for consideration for the colloquium before before being reviewed. Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors. This is in the best interest of the authors who could then decide to either correct the problems or to submit the manuscript to a more appropriate venue, avoiding delays from a lengthy review process that would nonetheless lead to rejection.

Peer Review

Manuscripts that pass the initial review by the Track Directors, will be sent to several referees based on their expertise. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. The referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, soundness of methodology, impact to design research, and relevance to design practices. To facilitate timely publication, referees are asked to complete their reviews and provide individual critiques within two weeks. After collecting the referees' reports, the Track Director makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the manuscript.

Acceptance Decision

Based on the referees' comments, the Track Director makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. The status reports to reviewers should identify the reviewers of each paper, the final decision can be "Accept Submission", "Revisions Required", or "Decline Submission." The revised version should be submitted considering the review comments.


The authors should make sure that the manuscript pass a criterion of maximum 30 percents similarities to other publications.

    Secretariat CFDRI 2019
    Fakulti Kejuruteraan Mekanikal dan Pembuatan, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor Darul Takzim, MALAYSIA
    Tel: +6019-316 5413 (Assoc. Prof. Dr Bukhari)
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