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Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS 

University of Sindh Journal of Information and Communication Technology (USJICT) publishes original scientific research papers within specialized domains in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunication. Papers must describe new and valuable information. Manuscripts should be unpublished, neither accepted nor under consideration elsewhere. The authors must carefully check all the symbols, abbreviations and technical terms for accuracy, consistency and readability and ensure that the manuscript, along with illustrations, meets the requirements outlined below.

CATEGORIES OF PAPERS

Regular Papers: Regular papers must be complete reports in final terms. The usual format of the paper includes Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results Discussion, Acknowledgment (if any) and the References.
Short Communications: It should describe an important finding or conclusion that is of particular interest to justify its publication in preliminary form and should not exceed two printed pages.

MANUSCRIPT 

The paper must Only be via Online Submission System (http://sujo.usindh.edu.pk/index.php/USJICT/author/submit). Any Paper sent via email will not be entertained. 

All manuscripts must be in English. University of Sindh Journal of Information and Communication Technology (USJICT) strictly follows the manuscript preparation guidelines as provided by the IEEE. These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your journal article.

Kindly download the journal template file below and use this file to format your manuscript. Read the template carefully. This template provides authors with most of the formatting specifications needed for preparing electronic versions of their papers.

All pages of the manuscript must be numbered consecutively including those carrying references, tables, figures and captions to the illustrations. Both the drawing and photographs are to be numbered as figures in a common sequence and each must be referred in the text. A separate list of typed captions should be attached.

Download USJICT Paper Template here

 PAGE LIMITS

The paper should be Maximum 8 pages long and minimum 4 pages, with 2 Column layout, single line spaced.

BLIND REVIEW PROCESS

The USJICT strictly follows a double-blind review process. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.

  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

  3. For PDF files:

With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

REFERENCES

List and number all bibliographical references in 9-point Times, single-spaced, at the end of your paper. When referenced in the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example [1]. The sentence punctuation follows the bracket [2]. Refer simply to the reference number, as in [3]—do not use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference [3] was the first . . .”

Unless there are six authors or more give all authors’ names; do not use “et al.”. Papers that have not been published, even if they have been submitted for publication, should be cited as “unpublished” [4]. Papers that have been accepted for publication should be cited as “in press” [5].

Article in a journal:

[1]     D. Kornack and P. Rakic, “Cell Proliferation without Neurogenesis in Adult Primate Neocortex,” Science, vol. 294, Dec. 2001, pp. 2127-2130, doi:10.1126/science.1065467.

[2]     K. Elissa, “Title of paper if known,” unpublished.

[3]     R. Nicole, “Title of paper with only first word capitalized,” J. Name Stand. Abbrev., in press.

Article in a conference proceedings:

[4]     H. Goto, Y. Hasegawa, and M. Tanaka, “Efficient Scheduling Focusing on the Duality of MPL Representatives,” Proc. IEEE Symp. Computational Intelligence in Scheduling (SCIS 07), IEEE Press, Dec. 2007, pp. 57-64, doi:10.1109/SCIS.2007.357670.

 

 

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 (doc or docx) document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The manuscript has to be formatted according to the IEEE guidelines and template provided with double column; single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  6. Since the journal strictly follows the double blind peer-review policy, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

Copyright Notice

Kindly download the copyright for below and attach as a supplimentry file during article submission

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