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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to IJCAS do not have page charge except for colour figures. The manuscripts must conform to the guidelines of the journal. The manuscripts must be written in English, and should be divided into (1) Title page - the title page contains title of the article, names of all authors, and indexing term. Title should be short, descriptive, and should not contain any abbreviations or subtitles. List the names of all authors (preferred given names, initial(s), and surnames), affiliations, complete addresses, and email address of the corresponding author. Please also provide 3-5 indexing terms not already mentioned in the title. (2) Abstract - The abstract should be a concise summary of the manuscript of not more than 250 words. It should include a brief description of the methods, main results, and conclusions, and emphasize what is novel in the work. It should preferably not contain any citations. However, if a citation is essential, the details of the reference must be given as follows [authors, journal abbreviation, volume, page]. A well-written abstract will help potential referees to decide whether or not to review the manuscript based only on viewing the title and abstract. (3) Manuscript - not to exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures and references). (4) Intr oduction - give short review of literature with general background of the subject, current stage and remaining gap of knowledge, reason for carrying out the study and its relationship to reported works in the area, aim of the present study, etc. (5) Materials and Methods - provide brief but sufficient information for others to be able to reproduce the experiments. Describe in detail any truly new methods/ procedures, but cite in references if the procedures are already published. If the previously published procedures are modified, describe how you modified them and cite the references of the original published procedures. (6) Results - presented results in text, figures, tables and graphs. Avoid redundant presentation in the text of the data already shown in tables or figures, nor use both figure and table to show the same data. Subheadings may help keep results of the same type together. (7) Discussion - should be concise and not verbose. Discussion should contain interpretation of results presented in the manuscript, and discussion of the results agrees or disagrees with other published works. (8) Acknowledgements - this part is for acknowledgement of individuals who helped the work, financial support, and institution, etc. (9) References - should be indicated in the text by superior numerals in consecutive order. When references are mentioned by authors’ names in the text, they should still be designated by superior numerals. Proper citation is important, authors should cite proper and up-to-date references. (10) Tables and figures - Each table must be prepared on a separate page (type double-space), with a short descriptive title and sufficient details in the legend immediately following the title. Symbols and abbreviations should be defined in the legend. Footnotes must be used to define a, b, c, in the Table. Figures must be submitted in a suitable form for high quality reproduction (see below). Use (a), (b), (c), etc to label sub-figures. Lettering in the figures should be clear with adequate size to be legible after reduction. Half-tone illustrations could be accepted, provided that they have sufficient contrast. A scale should appear on photomicrographs. Colour plates are welcome if colour is necessary for contribution to the understanding of the information, but the authors will have to pay the charge for colour plates. Figure legends should be typed double spaced at the end of the text, not on the figures. Figures should be checked extremely carefully, particularly after revisions. No changes to figures will be allowed after the manuscript is accepted. Others important instructions Manuscripts can be prepared as MSWord (.doc) files. They must be submitted via the online submission system as .texand PDF files. The PDF files should include all figures and tables. If the PDF file is larger than 2MB, please try to reduce the size by decreasing the resolution of the included figures. We only require high resolution figures if your article is accepted. For the convenience of the referees, figures and tables may be included at the appropriate places within the text, provided the size of the resulting file is not excessive.


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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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