Guidelines for Authors

To ensure a smooth and efficient submission process, please follow these guidelines carefully:

1. Manuscript Preparation:

  • Prepare your manuscript in accordance with the IJIST formatting guidelines, which can be found on the journal's website.
  • Ensure that your manuscript is written in clear and concise English.

2. Originality and Ethical Considerations:

  • Confirm that your submission is an original work that has not been published elsewhere.
  • Avoid any form of plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Cite all relevant sources appropriately.

3. Manuscript Structure:

  • Organize your manuscript with the following sections: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (if applicable), and References.
  • Ensure that your manuscript adheres to a logical and coherent structure.

4. Title and Abstract:

  • Provide a concise and informative title that accurately represents the content of your research.
  • Include an abstract of 150-250 words that summarizes the key objectives, methods, findings, and implications of your study.

5. Keywords:

  • Include 4-6 keywords that reflect the main topics or themes of your research. These will be used for indexing purposes.

6. Figures and Tables:

  • Insert figures and tables where necessary in the main body of the manuscript.
  • Ensure that figures and tables are labeled, properly cited, and of sufficient quality for publication.

7. Citations and References:

  • Use a consistent citation style (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago) and format all references accurately.
  • Include a comprehensive list of references at the end of your manuscript, following the journal's citation guidelines.

8. Supplementary Material:

  • If applicable, provide supplementary material (e.g., datasets, code, additional figures) as separate files.

9. Author Information:

  • Include the names, affiliations, and contact information (including email addresses) of all authors.
  • Clearly indicate the corresponding author.

10. Submission Process:

  • Visit the IJIST website and navigate to the submission portal.
  • Follow the online submission instructions, which may include creating an account or logging in if you already have one.

11. Review Process:

  • After submission, your manuscript will undergo a peer-review process. Be prepared to address reviewer comments and revise your manuscript accordingly.

12. Ethical Compliance:

  • Ensure that your research complies with ethical standards, including obtaining necessary approvals for human or animal research and adhering to relevant codes of conduct.

13. Open Access Policy:

  • Review IJIST's open-access policy and any associated fees for publication.

14. Copyright and Licensing:

  • Familiarize yourself with IJIST's copyright and licensing policies, and be prepared to complete any required documentation.

By following these submission guidelines, you can enhance the chances of your research being considered for publication in the journal.