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Unpublished papers and extended versions of papers presented at conferences may be submitted for possible publication in IAJIT. Responsibility for the contents of a paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. Please read and follow these instructions carefully. Doing so will ensure that the review and publication of your paper is as rapid and efficient as possible. The editors reserve the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions.

Submission

Electronic submission of manuscripts as Microsoft’s Word document via IAJIT OpenConf is a must. IAJIT OpenConf is a management system that automates the paper submission and the whole reviewing process. It can be accessed via IAJIT web site at www.iajit.org. Any question regarding submission or the reviewing process should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Work submitted for publication must not be published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere and, if accepted, it should not then be published elsewhere in the same form. If previously published figures, tables, or parts of text are to be included, the copyright-holder’s permission must have been obtained prior to submission.

Authors should note that the submitted manuscript must be formatted correctly using the instructions presented at the Preparation of the Manuscript Section (below). Manuscript submissions which are not formatted correctly will be returned to authors.

 

Copyright

It is a condition of publication in IAJIT that authors assign copyright to the publisher. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that IAJIT is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and the publisher is notified in writing and in advance.

Download the Transfer of Copyright Agreement.

 

Preparation of the Manuscript

1.       Your paper must be clearly written in English.

2.       Your paper must be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling.

3.       The text should be prepared on A4 or an equivalent size. To format your manuscriptcorrectly, see the Page Layout Guideline for the A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) paper size.

4.       All parts of the manuscript should be in two columns format, except the first part of the paper which includes the title, the complete list of authors, the abstract, and the list of keywords.

5.       The paper length should not exceed 10 single-spaced double column pages, including figures and tables. Please note that up to 6 final published pages are complimentary; up to 4 allowable additional pages will be subject to the extra page charge of 50$ per page. Margins of 15 mm should be left around the left, right, and bottom sides of the text. The top margin should be 23 mm. 

6.       The paper should include: 

a.       Title.

b.      Author’s name(s), affiliation, and country. 

c.       Abstract (maximum 250 words). 

d.      Keywords (maximum of six): should not simply be taken from the title of     the paper, but should be representative of the content of the whole paper and characteristic of   the terminology used within the particular field of study.

e.      The introduction of the paper must be clearly written and should explain the nature of the problem, previous work, purpose and the contribution of the paper. The introduction is assigned number “1”, and the following sections are assigned numbers as needed.

f.        A conclusion section must be included and should indicate clearly the advantages, limitations, and possible applications.

g.       Footnotes to the main text are acceptable and should be identified by superscripted numbers. Footnotes should appear on the page of citation.

h.      A reference section (see below). 

7.      References: this section is not assigned a number. Only published articles or reports readily accessible in the general literature should be cited. The references should be numbered in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name. Internationally accepted abbreviations of journal titles may be used. Citations in the text should be by number and enclosed in square brackets, e.g. [1]. Where there are more than three contributing authors, please list only one and use et al. The following format for references should be followed:

a.    Journal papers: authors; paper title (between double quotation marks); title of journal (in Italics); volume and number;  inclusive pages; and year; for example:

[1] Galton A., “Logic as a Formal Method,” Computer Journal, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 431-440, 1992. 

b. Conference papers: authors; paper title (between double quotation marks); title of proceedings (in Italics); location; inclusive pages; and year; for example:

[2] Downey A., “Predicting Queue Times on Space Sharing Computers,” Proc. 11th International Parallel Processing Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 209-218, 1997.

c. Books: authors; title (in Italics); publisher; location; and year; for example:   

[3] Hogger C., Essentials of Logic Programming, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1990.

8.       Figures should be presented in the text of the paper. All figures should be formatted to fit into, or be reduced to, a single (85 mm) or double (178 mm) column width. Line illustration or camera-ready text must be of sufficient quality for publication as submitted i.e. clear, clean, sharp and of an even density. Any lettering or text should be in proportion to the rest of the figure. Halftones (photographs) should be of sufficient quality with respect to detail, contrast and fineness of grain to withstand the unavoidable loss of contrast inherent in the printing process.

9.       The equations and figures should be in MS office 2003 format not in MS office 2007 format.

10.     Authors of accepted papers should provide a photo and a brief biography of each author.

Extra Length Article Charge:

IAJIT publishes articles up to 10 pages: 6 pages are complimentary (without charges) and up to 4 pages with charges (50$ per extra page).

This applied to articles submitted to IAJIT after 31October, 2013.

Inorder to pay for the extra length article charge, authors can download the extra length article charge.

Proofs and Offprints

One round of page proof will be sent to the corresponding author for checking. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked and returned immediately by express post, email or fax to the Editor-in-Chief. Authors are sent 10 free offprints following publication of their paper. Single issues of the journal may be ordered when the corrected proofs are returned using the form provided.

 

Font Times New Roman.     

Manuscript Title

  • Font size is 23 points.

  • Title case.

  • Font style is bold.

  • Alignment is centered.

Author Information

  • Font size is 12 points.

  • Title case for Author’s name(s), affiliation,  and country.

  • Font style is regular.

  • Alignment is centered under the title.

Abstract Information

  • Font size is 10 points.

  • Title case for the word Abstract and  font style is bold.                                                                  

  • Font style is Italic for other text.

  • Alignment is justified under the author information.

Keywords Information

  • Font size is 10 points.

  • Title case for the word Keywords and font style is bold. 

  • Font style is Italic for other text. 

  • Alignment is justified under the abstract information.

Headings

  • Font size is 13 points.

  • Title case.

  • Font style is bold.

  • Alignment is left.

Sub Headings

  • Font size is 12 points.

  • Title case.

  • Font style is bold.

  • Alignment is left.

Sub Sub Headings

  • Font size is 11 points.

  • Title case.

  • Font style is bold.

  • Alignment is left.

Body Text

  • Font size is 11 points.

  • Upper and Lower case.

  • Font style is regular.

  • Alignment is justified in two-column format.

Illustrations and Graphs

  • Font size is 9 points.

  • Lower case.

  • Font style is regular.

  • Alignment is center under the graph.

 

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Note: you can download a sample paper in Microsoft Word or PDF format that is already prepared according to the above instructions.

 

 
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