Journal Template

Style of Manuscript

1) Manuscript must be written in English and prepared on A4-size paper with 3 cm, 2.5 cm, 2.5 cm and 2 cm margins from the top, bottom, left and right respectively. The manuscript must be prepared in Microsoft Word .doc format. 

2) Centred at the top of the first page of a manuscript should be the complete title of the manuscript, full name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), mailing and email address(es). This is followed by the abstract under the heading ABSTRACT (left-justified in italic, Times New Roman, 10 points), not exceeding 15 lines, keywords under the heading Keywords: (not more than eight keywords, in bold and italic, Times New Roman, 10 points) and followed by the text. The text should be typed and single-spaced, using a font similar to the one used in this text (Times New Roman, 10 points). Paragraphs should be separated by double spacing. The author(s) email address(es) are preferably official email address(es) associated with the affiliation(s). 

3) A table or figure and the corresponding text should be placed on the same page. Otherwise it may be placed on the immediate following page. Its size should be smaller than the typed area. 

4) A figure or photo should be labeled with “Fig.” and a table with “Table”. It must be assigned Arabic numerals as figure or table number; the figure number and caption should be placed below the figure, and the table number and caption should be placed on top of the table. The first letter of the caption should be in capital letter. Figures and tables should be placed in the middle of the page between left and right margins. Reference to the figure in the text should use “Fig.” instead of “Figure”. 

5) Sections and subsections should be numbered and titled as 1.0, 2.0, etc. and 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2.1, etc. respectively. Capital letters should be used for the section titles. For subsections, the first letter of each word should be in capital letter, followed by small letters. 

6) Each manuscript should not exceed 25 pages including figures and tables. Do not paginate. 

7) References should be noted with numbers [1], [2], [3], etc. at the right of the corresponding part of the text. The numbers should be the same as the references listed at the end of the manuscript under the heading REFERENCES (left-justified). 

Reference to articles in periodicals should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title (within quotes “ ”), title of journal (in italic), volume number, issue number, year published and page numbers.

Reference to conference proceedings/reports should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title (within quotes “ ”), name of conference in full (in italic), venue and date held, volume number (if any)/report number and page numbers.

Reference to books should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title of book (in italic), edition (if any), place of publication, publisher and year published. Indicate chapters/page numbers where relevant.

Use Vol., No., ed. and pp. to indicate volume number, issue number, edition and page numbers respectively. Examples are given below:


[1] L. Bernstein, “Get The Design Right”. IEEE Software, Vol. 10, No. 5, September 1993, pp. 61-63.

[2] Z. Razak, “The Internet Global Villages”, in Using IT to Build a Better Future Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 3 October 1995.

[3] J. Y. Halpern et al., “Fault-Tolerant Clock Synchronisation”, in Proceedings of the Third Annual ACM Symposium: Principles of Distributed Computing, New York, ACM, 1984, pp. 89-102.

[4] R. S. Pressman, Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach. McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1987.

8) The biography section should give the profiles of each author including name, academic achievements, affiliations to professional bodies, working experience, etc. within 100 words at the end of the manuscript. It should be placed below the references under the heading BIOGRAPHY (left-justified) and leaving a double spacing in between. 

9) The Editor reserves the right to edit/format the manuscript to maintain a consistent style. 

Journal Tempate

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