Paper Submissions

Paper submissions are required for all technical presentations (oral, mini oral, poster) being presented at WEC 2019, industry presentations do NOT require paper submissions.

Paper submission related queries should be directed to wec2019@engineersaustralia.org.au.

The deadline for paper submission is 12 June 2019.

Paper Submissions

Paper submissions are required for all technical presentations (oral, mini oral, poster) being presented at WEC 2019, industry presentations do NOT require paper submissions. Papers must be written in English and submitted through the online presentation portal.

All paper submissions for WEC 2019 must be must be uploaded via the presentation portal and prepared using the WEC 2019 Paper Template. Completed papers must be submitted in word document format.

Papers should be between eight and fifteen pages in length, including illustrations, appendices, and biography.

Submissions need to include a short biographical sketch (50 to 100 words) for each author at the end of the final manuscript.

As part of the submissions process authors will be asked whether they wish to publish their paper via RMIT Informit Engineering Collection (standard), or submit their paper for consideration in one of EA’s 7 Technical Journals (via Editorial Manager). The papers need to be clearly marked ‘WEC 2019 paper’ and the full paper needs to be submitted via the Editorial Manager submission system. There is no guarantee that the paper will be published in the journal, it is subject to peer-review process conducted by respective Journal Editors. Papers that are not accepted into a peer-reviewed technical journal will be included in the RMIT Informit Engineering Collection following notification of non-acceptance.

Papers published on RMIT Informit Engineering Collection are findable via Google Scholar (and Google); NLA; EBSCO; OCLC; Summon and other database aggregators and search engines.

Papers published in EA’s technical journals (except AJMDE) are findable via Compendex; Scopus; Google Scholar (and Google); NLA; EBSCO; OCLC; Summon and other database aggregators and search engines.

Upon paper submission via eOrganiser, authors will be sent a confirmation email containing their paper in a PDF file. Please contact wec2019@engineersaustralia.org.au if a confirmation email is not received upon paper submission.

The deadline for paper submission is 9:00 AM AEST (UTC + 10) 12 June 2019.

Evaluation Criteria

Papers will be reviewed by the Technical Committee according to the evaluation criteria below.

  • Focus and relevance
  • Writing quality
  • Significance

Once review comments have gone back to authors all accepted final papers are to be submitted via the online presentation portal to be included in the RMIT Informit Engineering Collection by 9:00 AM AEST (UTC + 10) 30 September 2019.

Journal Process:

WEC 2019 Technical Journals

Academics may submit their papers in one of Engineer’s Australia (EA) peer-reviewed technical journals, this is instead of publishing their paper in RMIT Informit Engineering Collection. The papers need to be clearly marked ‘WEC 2019 paper’ and the full paper needs to be submitted via the Editorial Manager submission system. There is no guarantee that the paper will be published in the journal, it is subject to peer-review process conducted by respective Journal Editors. Papers that are not accepted into a peer-reviewed technical journal will be included in the RMIT Informit Engineering Collection following notification of non-acceptance.

Papers published on RMIT Informit Engineering Collection are findable via Google Scholar (and Google); NLA; EBSCO; OCLC; Summon and other database aggregators and search engines.

Papers published in one of EA’s technical journals (except AJMDE) are findable via Compendex; Scopus; Google Scholar (and Google); NLA; EBSCO; OCLC; Summon and other database aggregators and search engines.

Gold Open Access (GOA) Opportunity

All papers that are accepted in one of Engineers Australia’s peer-reviewed technical journals may have the opportunity to be published as Gold Open Access (GOA) valued up to USD $3,000 per paper.

GOA allows authors and readers to read, download and share their papers with anybody without restrictions and in perpetuity.

Engineers Australia has an allowance for up to 7 papers submitted in any of the EA journals to be funded. This is a very rare opportunity.

Access to Abstracts and Papers

All registered WEC 2019 attendees will have access to abstracts via the app (during WEC) and there is an opportunity to access abstracts via website post WEC 2019. A secure log-in will be provided.

EA Members

All registered EA Members will have access to Papers submitted to the RMIT Informit Engineering Collection and free ongoing access to papers published in the EA journals via MyPortal.

Non-Members

All registered WEC 2019 attendees, who are not EA members, will have access to the RMIT Informit Engineering Collection via a secure password for 3 months’ after the Convention.

In addition, access to papers submitted in EA journals in version ‘Author Submitted’ (not peer-reviewed by journal editor) can be viewed via the website. A secure log-in will be provided.

Key Dates

10 December 2018
Early bird registration opens
1 February 2019
Call for abstracts close
February 2019
Abstracts reviewed
March 2019
Abstract acceptances sent to authors
April 2019
Paper submission opens
10 May 2019
Early bird registration close
12 June 2019
Paper submission closes and reviews commence
July 2019
Notification of acceptance to authors - papers
1 August 2019
Presenter registration deadline
30 September 2019
Final paper submission
20-22 November 2019
WEC 2019 – Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
18-24 November 2019
WFEO Meetings

Engineers Australia

600 Bourke Street,
Level 31, Melbourne 3000

Ph: 1300 653 113
E: wec2019@engineersaustralia.org.au