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.
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).
The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
IJSECSinvites original, previously unpublished, research papers, review, survey and tutorial papers, application papers, plus case studies, short research notes, and letters, on both applied and theoretical aspects.
(a) Submission implies that the manuscript has not been published previously, and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The submission also implies that the corresponding author has the consent of all authors.
(b) If the authors provide a previously published conference submission, Editors will check the submission to determine whether there has been sufficient new material added to warrant publication in the Journal. The IJSECS Press guidelines are that the submission should contain a significant amount of new material, that is, material that has not been published elsewhere. New results are not required; however, the submission should contain expansions of key ideas, examples, elaborations, and so on, of the conference submission. The paper submitting to the journal should differ from the previously published material by at least 50 percent.
(c) Upon acceptance for publication transfer of copyright will be made to IJSECS Press, authors will be requested to pay a publication charge.
(d) Manuscripts should be written in English. Paper submissions are accepted in MS Word and PDF, other formats will not be accepted. Authors are requested to follow MECS guidelines for preparing their manuscriptsÂ (MS Word,Â PDF). All the papers are usually 8 to 16 pages long and theÂ Review ProcessÂ may take approximately 1-3 months. In special cases, shorter or longer articles may be accepted with appropriate reasoning.
(e) Whenever applicable, submissions must include the following elements: title, authors, affiliations, contacts, abstract, index terms, introduction, main text, conclusions, appendixes, acknowledgment, references, and biographies.
(f) Authors may suggest 2-4 reviewers when submitting their works, by providing us with the reviewers' title, full name and contact information. This will speed up the review process, but the editor will decide whether the recommendations will be used or not.