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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.
  • 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 or Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • 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.

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. 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By submitting the paper to IJCSR, the corresponding authors certify that it is unpublished and not under consideration for publication in other journals or conferences.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 (10-15 pages; 6001 to 8000 words)
    • Innovative papers
    • Advances the field of study
  • Short papers (6 to 9 pages; 4001 – 6000 words)
    • Papers that are methodologically correct but not necessarily innovative.
  • Position papers (3 – 5 pages; 2,000 – 4,000 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.