INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

This section entails complete details regards instructions to be followed by authors in order to successfully address all the important points while preparing the manuscript(s) before submission. These instructions are set out by the editorial office of the journal in order to ensure that author(s) face no confusion or difficulty of any sort.

General Instructions:

Manuscripts may be submitted directly to jisr.c@szabist.edu.pk. Every published article can be accessed through JISR-C website http://jisr.szabist.edu.pk/JISR-C/index.aspx.

Principal/Corresponding author shall submit original manuscript along with all the supporting/supplementary material (if any) and Consent letter duly filled and signed by principal author, on behalf of all the Co-authors (if any) on the given email address.

The author shall ensure that the manuscript is original in nature and is not submitted in any other journal for publication. The author shall also confirm that the manuscript is not published already elsewhere. Additionally, the author(s) must also obtained permission regarding any copyrighted illustration, structure or table published previously.

Authors should ONLY submit their articles directly as we do not accept articles through intermediary companies or agents. Manuscripts submitted by third party will not be entertained.

For any further queries regarding submission preparation, please contact at jisr.c@szabist.edu.pk.

a) License:

All articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited. The Corresponding Author retains ownership of the copyright of the published work.

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b) Manuscripts Published:

JISR-C publishes original research articles and guest edited thematic topic issues written in English in all domains of Computer Science. Book reviews, Conference Proceedings and mini thematic issues are also considered for publication.

c) Authors details:

The below details shall be provided by corresponding author with the submission.

1) Full name of Corresponding/Principal author (marked with asterisk*)

2) Full names of Co-authors

3) Institutional affiliation of all authors

4) Complete address including cellphone/landline.

5) E-mail address

d) Plagiarism:

It is obligatory for author(s) to check manuscript for any possible cases of similar text indicated by the plagiarism detection software (Turnitin). JISR-C allows 20% similarity in text as per HEC guidelines.

Please note that,

The text that has overall low similarity but have a higher similarity from single source (5%) will be returned to author(s) for paraphrasing and,

The text that has overall high similarity (>20%) with various low similarity sources or low similarity from single source will also be returned to author(s) for paraphrasing.

The article will also be considered plagiarized if the text is copied from various sources with an overall low similarity percentage but whole article is observed to be the mixture of copied material.

Specific Instructions:

Manuscript Preparation:

The article must be prepared in English language written in active third person. The author(s) should avoid using any personal pronouns e.g. "I", "Me", "Us", "We" and etc. The content must be clear and any ambiguity must be avoided. The author(s) should present their idea directly.

Length:

Research Articles:

The permissible word limit range for research article is 2000 to 6000 words. The mentioned word limit is recommended; however, it does not restrict author to confine manuscript in that range.

Thematic Issues:

JISR-C encourages authors to submit single themed issue comprised of 3 to 10 articles of current topic of interest relating to the important issue of the field. The issue can be comprised of either research articles or review articles or mixture of both. The issue is primarily managed by guest editor. The guest editor is responsible to invite contributors of thematic issue. The guest editor is required to get all the submitted articles reviewed and revised according to reviewers' opinion and prepare articles according to journal's guidelines. Guest Editor is entitled to submit the proposal of thematic issue to acquire prior approval of EIC.

Book Reviews:

This section consists of reviews of latest books in the fields of Computer Sciences, provides insights regarding books, and delivers a critique on key aspects of the books. This section further summarizes, analyses, evaluates, and judges the scholarly worth of the book.

Supporting Material:

Authors are allowed to include any number of figures, tables, dataset and/or any additional relevant supporting material with each article.

Page layout:

Page size: A4 (Length = 11.69, Width = 8.27)

Layout orientation: Portrait

Margins: top and bottom = 1, sides = 0.56

Columns: 2

Column width: 3.43

Column spacing: 0.3

In-text Font Size: 10 pt

Heading Font Size: 10 pt

Font Type: Times New Roman

In-Text line spacing: 1.0

The first line of every new paragraph must be indent to 0.25 pt.

Paper Sections:

The manuscript must be prepared in accordance with following sections before submission. Extended sections can be included for review articles.

  • Consent letter
  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Text formation
  • Conflict of interest
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Appendix
  • Figures and/or illustrations (if any)
  • Tables (if any)

Consent letter:

All the submissions must accompany duly filled and signed consent letter in which Principal/Corresponding author agrees the terms and conditions prior to publication on behalf of all the Co-authors. All the terms and conditions are presented in the consent letter. The authors accepts and acknowledges that the journal have legal right to take necessary steps against the authors for the violation of the conditions laid down in the contract. Download the Consent letter.

Title:

The title of the manuscript must be specific to topic and should not contain more than 120 characters. The first alphabet of each word in whole text of the title excluding articles, conjunctions and prepositions must be capitalized.

Abstract:

The abstract should present crux of whole manuscript producing the precise and exact summary in maximum of 250 words. References should not be cited in the abstract and abbreviations should also be avoided. The abstract should be divided in the following sub-headings.

  • Background of Study
  • Goal of Study
  • Method/Experiments carried out
  • Results and Conclusion

Keywords:

4 to 6 keywords must be provided in alphabetical order.

Text Formation:

Research Articles:

The main text should be divided into separate sections. Each section includes specific details pertaining to that section. The sections for research article are Introduction, Background or Literature Review, Experiments or Methodology, Results, Conclusion and Discussion, Acknowledgements (If any) and References.

Review and Letter Articles:

There is no set format of text formation for Review and Letter articles. However, the whole manuscript should not be distracted from the basic format and must include Abstract, Keyword, Text and References. The text of the review article must include background of the study. It further entails the recent developments in the study of the field. The author(s) should also present their observations in the study.

Thematic Issue Articles:

The thematic issue can be comprised of both types of articles. Therefore, guest editor is required to finalize the layout as per mentioned details.

Note* All the reference must be presented in square bracket []. References cited in the text must be organized in ascending sequential order. All the figure(s) and table(s) must also be cited in the text.

Symbols and Units:

All the special characters presented in the manuscript must be inserted as SYMBOLS as all the manuscripts undergo formatting changes and these characters may degrade or lost. Please note that these symbols should not be result of any formatting style type (Symbol font face) or they may be lost during PDF/XML conversion.

All the measurements must be stated in International System of Units (SI) and only ISO approved symbols should be used in case of any parameters formatted in italics.

Equations and Mathematical Expressions:

  1. All the equations and related symbols/variables must be inserted using build-in equation and symbol function in MS WORD or GrindEQ.
  2. The build-up fractions should also be inserted using equation function or GrindEQ
  3. Authors should avoid using more than 2 characters in the exponential function.
  4. Author(s) should evade using the non-consistent references that are generally not used anywhere else in the manuscripts.
  5. Author(s) should number all the equations as follows: (1),(2),(3)……….(n)
  6. Equation number should be left justified.
  7. Any punctuation should be avoided at the end of an equation.
  8. Author(s) should be careful with the number zero (0) and the letter O; the number one (1) and the letter l, the Roman letter v and the Greek letter nu (n) and other such characters.

Conflict of Interest:

Any reported financial contribution to the work should be acknowledged properly along with any possible conflict of interest.

Acknowledgements:

Author(s) are required to acknowledge any third party assistance in due course of development of manuscripts. These assistances can be research design and development, data analysis, document drafting, evaluation of manuscript before submission, and etc.

All the funding acquired from any sources and used in any manner during the development of said study should be listed properly in acknowledgement section.

References:

JISR-C use IEEE reference (4th edition) citation style only; therefore, it is the responsibility of author(s) to produce all the references present in the manuscript in said style only. All the reference should be cited in-text in square brackets in sequential order [1], [2], [3] in the text and those references should also be listed in Reference section in same order. Please avoid using references in Abstract. Please note that the references should be complete and produce accordingly.

Examples of reference in-text citation:

1) as shown by Imran [1], [2];

2) as mentioned earlier [4], [5-8], [10];

3) Mujtaba [3] and Asif and Imran [6];

4) She et al. [2]

or as nouns:

1) as demonstrated in [1];

2) according to [2] and [3–6].

All those references that are not present anywhere in the text but listed in Reference Section will be removed. Please avoid WIKI reference and mention available DOIs' of Journal articles, Books and Conference Proceedings at the end of the reference in the Reference Section.

The author will be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references.

DO NOT use et al in the Reference Section and list the names of all the contributing authors of the article.

Examples of references are listed below in IEEE style.

Journal Articles/Periodicals:

Examples:

[1] N. Padhy and R. Panigrahi "Multi Relational Data Mining Approaches: A Data Mining Technique, "International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 57, no. 17, pp: 23-32, 2012.

[2] S. Christa, "A Comparative Analysis of Data Mining Tools in Agent Based Systems," Journal of Wireless Communication, to be published. **

[3] C. K. Kim, "Effect of gamma rays on plasma," submitted for publication. **

**NOTE: Kindly mention DOI (if any) at the end of all references.

Books:

Examples:

[1] C-E. Bichot and P. Siarry, Graph Partitioning. New Jersey: Wiley, 2011.

[2] L. Low, "PowerGraph," in Distributed Graph-parallel Computation on Natural Graphs, D. Bickson, Eds. New York: Wiley, 1988, pp. 193-270.

[3] H. Karloff and B. Saha, "Knowledge Discovery And Data Mining," in Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing (Ann. of Computational Studies,), X. Sui and A. Kyrola, Eds. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 1985, pp. 108-125.

Handbooks

Examples:

 [1] The GraphX Graph Processing System, 3rd ed., Northern Computer Co., Madison, NJ, 1965, pp. 44–60.

[2] A Framework for Machine Learning and Data Mining in the Cloud, Graph Corp. of Jamaica, Components for Devices, Jacksonville, AR, Tech. Ser. RC-23, 1992.

Reports

Examples:

[1] A. Srivastava, "Geo-informatics for Spatial Infrastructure Development in Earth and Allied Sciences," Apt. Res. Lab., Houstan, Tech. Rep. APGL-8000-56-9, Jan. 23, 1997.

[2] A. Dave, "Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence," in on Operating Systems Designs and Implementation," Fiji Res. Inst., Fiji, Contract HUBCO-10598, Final Rep., MArch. 2005, vol. 3.

**NOTE: Kindly mention DOI (if any) at the end of all references.

Conference Proceedings:

Examples:

M. Graczyk, T. Lasota and B. Trawiński. "Comparative analysis of premises valuation models using KEEL, RapidMiner, and WEKA." In Proceedings of the 1stInternational Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence. Semantic Web, Social Networks and Multi-agent Systems (ICCCI '09) , Berlin, 2009, pp: 800-812.

**NOTE: Kindly mention DOI (if any) at the end of all references.

Patents, Theses, Unpublished

Patents

 Example:

[1] P. K. Joshi, "Data Mining Tools in Agent Based Systems," U.S. Patent 0007000, May 30, 2000.

NOTE: Use "issued date" if several dates are given.

Theses (M.S.) and Dissertations (Ph.D.)

Examples:

[1] S. Sahni, "The effectiveness of a random forest classifier for land-cover classification," Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Computers, Lowland University, Hawai, 1983.

[2] S. Sahni, "The effectiveness of a random forest classifier for land-cover classification," M.S. dissertation, Department of Computers, Lowland University, Hawai, 1983.

 Unpublished

Examples:

[1] S. Christa, K. L. Madhuri and V. Suma. "A Comparative Analysis of Data Mining Tools in Agent Based Systems." unpublished.

[2] A. Brahms, "Representation error for real numbers in binary computer arithmetic," IEEE Computer Group Repository, Paper R-67-85.

Online Publication:

FTP

 Example:

[1] V. X. Ramdiv. (2004). A Comparative Analysis of Data Mining Tools in Agent Based Systems [Online]. Available FTP: comtect.abc.edu Directory: pub/e/2004 File: miningtool.pdf

WWW

 Example:

[1] A.M. Laila. (2011). Naive-Bayes Classification Algorithm [Online]. Available: http://software.ucv.ro/~cmihaescu/ro//AIR/docs/.pdf.

Some important points to remember:

  • Complete and accurate references must be provided.
  • Names of all the authors must be cited and there should be no use of the phrase et al in Reference Section
  • Date of access should be include in online citations.
  • Avoid using superscript formatting type for reference presented in-text and in reference section.

Appendices:

All the other lengthy methodological details can be presented in Appendices if required. Please note that the Appendices section must not exceed the page limit of 3 (Times New Roman, 10 point fonts, 1.0 line spacing). More than one Appendix can be titled APPENDIX A, APPENDIX B, and so on.

Figures

Please note that all the figures must include caption below with the number and must be cited in the text. Any reference contained by the figure(s) should also be cited. Author(s) should avoid using any third party tools to compress the figure or to reduce the size of illustrations. Kindly shrink the image using proper software or acquire the services of professional. Kindly supply only those illustrations which have 900-1200 DPI resolution. Kindly remove those figures from manuscript which are too large for the content. All the figures must include caption with figure number in the following format

Fig. (1). Description of the figure.

Figure caption font size = 9

Accepted Formats of figures:

  • PDF , PNG, JPEG and Microsoft Word/Power point (version 7 and +; one figure on one page).

Tables:

  • All the tables must be inserted in tabular form using Excel spreadsheet.
  • Every table should include self-explanatory caption with respect to the details discussed in the table.
  • Every table must be cited accordingly in the text.
  • Rows and Columns must be visible and borders of each cell must be displayed as black lines.

Permission:

Author(s) should acquire proper permission to include previously published / produced work from the owner and disclose it to the editorial office with the submission.

Permissions to Reprint Articles:

SZABIST reserves the right to reprint the articles that are submitted for publication in JISR-C.

Article Retraction:

In the event that ethical misconduct (e.g. misrepresentation/falsification of data, pervasive errors, plagiarism, multiple submission, etc.) is determined to have occurred in a manuscript published in JISR-C, the editors of the journal reserve the right to issue a public retraction of the manuscript in question. The retraction will appear in the form of a note published in a subsequent issue of the journal.

Resubmissions:

Manuscripts that have been rejected are not eligible for further consideration by the journal and thus should not be resubmitted. If a revision is allowed, it will be explicitly stated in the Editor's decision.