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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.
  • Any format is accepted for the initial submission. However,once the paper is accepted, the text should adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author 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).
  • Ensure that the paper is blinded (no author names, affiliations, and any other identifying items that will identify the authors). Papers that are not blinded will be RETURNED to the authors.
  • Provide a separate document for a title page where it contains the title of the paper and all authors' information (author names, corresponding author, email addresses, address of the corresponding author).
  • Include the following declarations before the Reference sections: Conflict of Interest, Informed Consent, and Ethics Approval.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • There should be at least 15 peer-reviewed articles (i.e., journal articles or conference papers).
  • Each submission should contain no more than five figures and five tables.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs or DOI for the references have been provided.
  • Ensure that all names of the authors are entered in the system.

Author Guidelines

a. Formatting Style

ANY FORMAT FOR THE INITIAL SUBMISSION IS ADMITTED. However, once the paper is accepted, it should follow the style of the journal. IJCSR follows the 7th edition of the APA Referencing Style. If you wish to use the paper template, it is found here.

b. Types of Paper

By submitting the paper to IJCSR, the corresponding authors certify that it is unpublished and not under consideration for publication in other journals or conferences. Authors may submit a long, short, or position paper. However, depending on the recommendation of the reviewers, a long paper may be converted to a short paper, or vice versa.

  • Long papers (up to 25 pages; 8001 to 10000 words)
    • Innovative papers
    • Advances the field of study
  • Short papers (up to 15 pages; 6001 – 8000 words)
    • Papers that are methodologically correct but not necessarily innovative.
    • Papers that report implementations of software deployment.
  • Position papers (up to 10 pages; 4,000 – 6,000 words)
    • Papers that stimulate debates or provide insights for possible research topics.
    • Serves as an avenue for experts to share point of views that could help aspiring researchers to develop their own studies.
  • Dataset in Focus (up to 10 pages; maximum of 4,000 words)
    • Papers that discuss a sharable dataset of a study.

c. Authorship 

It is the corresponding author's responsibility to decide who will be included in the paper. The corresponding author must include the names of all co-authors when submitting the paper. If the corresponding author includes additional authors after the paper has been accepted, the EIC may request a letter of explanation from the corresponding author.