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Author Guidelines

The authors must refer to the International Journal of Informatics and Communication Technology (IJ-ICT) for writing format and style (please download and use as a template for initial manuscript submission) or LATEX version. Any papers not fulfilling the requirements based on the guidelines to authors will not be processed.

It is now the policy of IJ-ICT to ask the author of each submitted paper to nominate three prospective reviewers for the paper. The Editor of IJ-ICT would be very grateful if you could send us the names and full contact details (including correct email address) of three individuals who have significant experience in the area covered by your paper. The editor then selects one of them and sends your paper to him/her, asking if they are willing to act as a reviewer of your paper. The editor will also send your paper to two additional reviewers from our reviewers.

As soon as you send us your suggestions for reviewers, your paper (if it has matched with the guide for authors) will be sent out for review. The Editor will let you know as soon as possible, hopefully in 30 to 60 days, how the review went.

Manuscript types acceptable for peer review

  1. Regular – This is a classic research article that has a hypothesis, investigation, solution, model, physical experiment, and/or simulation and a result that is of value to the community within that area of expertise.
  2. Topical review – This is a review of an emerging area within the journal’s scope that performs a technical and critical review of other articles. Calculations are performed and conclusions are drawn on the strengths and weaknesses. The conclusion can also discuss future challenges.
  3. Theory – This is an academic article that uses math to come up with important new theoretical results for the field.
  4. Survey – A survey article looks at a large number of recently published scholarly articles and analyzes, sums up, organizes, and draws new conclusions from them.
  5. Perspective – This category of article is an in-depth viewpoint intended to bring together a big picture in a fast-evolving landscape of technological development. It will typically be a topic where there is community uncertainty and/or disagreement. Most of the time, a leading expert in a field will write this kind of article.
  6. Applied research – This article describes challenges and practical solutions for topics within the journal’s scope. Quantitative results for validation of the approach are expected.
  7. Negative result – This is a non-trivial theoretical or experimental negative or null result that does not support a hypothesis. This type of article has value to the engineering community if the research question posed is meaningful and the study is rigorously conducted.
  8. Methods – This article will report the development of a new or improved fabrication or manufacturing technique, or a new experimental, measurement, or mathematical technique. Applied research articles focus on practical systems, while here the focus is on methods.
  9. Comment – This is an article that comments on another published article. A comment points out a technical error, an oversight, or presents an opposing position. It is a critique, providing corrections and performing analyses.
  10. Reply – A reply article is submitted by the authors of a published paper in response to a comment article.

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.

  1. Does your manuscript adhere to the minimum standards? (written in English; the length of the submitted paper is at least 4 pages and no more than 20 pages; use of a tool such as EndNoteMendeley, or Zotero for reference management and formatting, and choose IEEE style)
  2. Is your manuscript written in IAES format? At this stage, it is essential that you follow every detail of the IAES format. Please try to follow the format as closely as possible.
  3. Is your title adequate and is your abstract correctly written? The title of the paper is no more than 10 words without acronyms or abbreviations. The Abstract (MAX 200 WORDS) should be informative and completely self-explanatory (no citation in the abstract), provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution, and point out major findings and conclusions.
  4. Authors are suggested to present their articles in the sections structure: Introduction - The Proposed Method/Algorithm/Procedure specifically designed (optional) - Research Method - Results and Discussion – Conclusion. Authors may present complex proofs of theorems or non-obvious proofs of the correctness of algorithms after the introduction section (obvious theorems and straightforward proofs of existing theorems are NOT needed).
  5. Introduction section: explain the context of the study and state the precise objective. An introduction should contain the following three parts:
    - Background: Authors have to make it clear what the context is. Ideally, authors should give an idea of the state-of-the art of the field the report is about.
    - The Problem: If there was no problem, there would be no reason for writing a manuscript, and definitely no reason for reading it. So, please tell the readers why they should continue reading. Experience shows that for this part, a few lines are often sufficient.
    - The Proposed Solution: Now and only now! - The authors may outline the contribution of the manuscript. Here, authors have to make sure readers point out the novel aspects of their work. Authors should place the paper in proper context by citing relevant papers. At least 10 references (recently published journal articles) are used in this section.
  6. Method section: The presentation of the experimental methods should be clear and complete in every detail, facilitating reproducibility by other scientists.
  7. Results and discussion section: The presentation of results should be simple and straightforward in style. This section reports the most important findings, including results of statistical analyses as appropriate and comparisons to other research results. Results given in figures should not be repeated in tables. This is where the author(s) should explain in words what he/she/they discovered in the research. It should be clearly laid out and in a logical sequence. This section should be supported by suitable references.
  8. Conclusion section: Summarize the primary outcomes of the study in a paragraph. Are the claims in this section supported by the results? Do they seem reasonable? Have the authors indicated how the results relate to expectations and to earlier research? Does the article support or contradict previous theories? Does the conclusion explain how the research has moved the body of scientific knowledge forward?
  9. Language. If an article is poorly written due to grammatical errors, it may make it more difficult to understand the science.
  10. Please be sure that the manuscript is up-to-date. It is expected that 10 to 20% of references are to recent papers. 
  11. Is the manuscript clearly written? Is the article exciting? Does the content flow well from one section to another? Please try to keep your manuscript at the proper level. It should be easy to understand by well-qualified professionals, but at the same time, please avoid describing well-known facts (use proper references instead). Often, manuscripts receive negative reviews because reviewers are not able to understand the manuscript, and this is the authors' (not the reviewers') fault. Notice that if reviewers have difficulties, then other readers will face the same problem, and there is no reason to publish the manuscript.
  12. Do you have enough references? We will usually expect a minimum of 20 to 25 references, primarily to journal papers, depending on the length of the paper. Citations from textbooks should be used very rarely, and citations to web pages should be avoided. All cited papers should be referenced within the text of the manuscript.
  13. Figures and Tables. Relation of Tables or Figures and Text: Because tables and figures supplement the text, all tables and figures should be referenced in the text. Authors also must explain what the reader should look for when using the table or figure. Focus only on the important points; the reader should draw from them, and leave the details for the reader to examine on her own.

    a.    All figures appearing in article must be numbered in the order that they appear in the text.
    b.    Each figure must have a caption fully explaining the content
    c.    Figure captions are presented as a paragraph starting with the figure number i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.
    d.    Figure captions appear below the figure
    e.    Each figure must be fully cited if taken from another article
    f.    all figures must be referred to in the body of the article

    a.    Material that is tabular in nature must appear in a numbered captioned table.
    b.    All tables appearing in article must be numbered in the order that they appear in the text.
    c.    Each table must have a caption fully explaining the content with the table number  i.e. Table 1, Table 2, etc.
    d.    Each column must have a clear and concise heading
    e.    Tables are to be presented with single horizontal line under: the table caption, the column headings and at the end of the table.
    f.    All tables must be referred to in the body of the article
    g.    Each table must be fully cited if taken from another article
  14. Each citation should be written in the order of appearance in the text. Citations and references must be sequential. The first citation in the text is [1] and is continued by [2], [3], [4],...
  15. Please be aware that for the final submission of a regular paper, you will be asked to tailor your paper so the last page is not half empty.


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 Microsoft Word file format. Please download the template at
  3. Checklist for preparing your paper for publication

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)

Authors are NOT required to pay an article submission fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Registration Fee: 225.00 (USD)
International Journal of Informatics and Communication Technology (IJ-ICT) is an open access journal under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA), published under Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES). IAES publishes all its journals in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. In open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution.

In order to provide free and immediate access to full-text versions of your research articles and high-quality publishing services, the authors are charged a publication fee. Please note that the authors will be requested to pay a one-time article publication fee (APF) of USD 225 only if the paper is accepted for publication. The APF is for the first 8 pages, and any published manuscript over 8 pages will incur extra charges of USD 45 per page. APF covers several expenses for publishers, like peer-reviewing administration and management, editing, publishing, archiving, DOI registration for each paper, dissemination of published papers in various venues, and other costs associated with other publishing functions of the articles. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures, or supplementary data. Some items (editorials, corrections, addenda, retractions, comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

Guest editorials, book reviews, and invited articles are exempt from publication fees. Each actively contributing editorial board member of this journal is granted twice free article publication right during the calendar year they serve on the board (at the end of the year this offer expires and cannot be accumulated or transferred to another person). Reviewers of this journal will be awarded a 100% discount on their open access publication fees for their papers accepted by this journal after every 5th completed reviews. If authors do not have funds enough to pay such fees, authors will have an opportunity to 20% discount. We would like to support the publication of worthy work.