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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 Microsoft Word 97-2003 (*.doc) or higher document file format. This will be used as the main submission file.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. DOI for the references must be given if applicable.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 9-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,...
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • A short cover letter regarding the submission is attached, together with a suggestion of three (3) potential reviewers. This will be uploaded as supplementary file.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be written in simple, concise and grammatical English (Either UK or US spellings but not a mixture), within the size limits specified for each type of article, prepared according to the guidelines below. The manuscripts should be written for a worldwide readership including many in non-English speaking countries. Authors whose first language is not English must have their manuscripts proofread by other colleagues.

The manuscript selected for normal issue publication is free of charge.

Please use the International Journal of Innovative Computing provided in this SUBMISSION PACKAGE. Kindly refer to Template Checklist for Guidance. Each submission must include :

i. Manuscript in the International Journal of Innovative Computing Template.

ii. COPYRIGHT TRANSFER AGREEMENT (CTA) as a supplementary file.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be organized into the following sections:


  • Title Page
  • Abstract and Keywords
  • Introduction
  • The main text, divided into subheadings
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Statement of Competing Interests
  • List of Abbreviations
  • References
  • Figure Legends
  • Tables

Research Articles (full and short):

  • Title page
  • Abstract and keywords
  • Introduction
  • Experimental Design
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Statement of Competing Interests
  • List of abbreviations used
  • References
  • Figure Legends
  • Tables
  • Description of additional data files

New Methods/Technologies Articles should also be arranged as above. However, considerably greater detail of the experimental procedures should be provided than would normally be given for a research article.

Sections of Manuscript

Title Page: The title page should provide (i) manuscript title, (ii) full names of all authors, (iii) institutional addresses of all authors, (iv) name, address, telephone, fax and email of the corresponding author and (v) running title of no more than 50 characters, excluding spaces.

Abstract and Keywords: The abstract should be comprehensive but concise consisting of no more than 400 words and should be structured to give a brief introduction to the study, main findings of the study, conclusions drawn from the study and their significance. Do not include references, headings and non-standard abbreviation. Also, provide 5-7 carefully chosen keywords.

Introduction: Here authors should make a case for the study, providing a brief literature survey (avoid citing literature older than five years) and background to the study, the hypothesis and the significance of the presented research.

Experimental Design: Experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail to allow these to be replicated by other researchers. The source of data used in the study should be given, where possible.

Results: Results should be presented in a logical fashion avoiding repetition of the data and excluding material suitable for Discussion unless the two sections have been combined. Results suitable for presentation in the form of a table or a figure should not be included in the main text.

Discussion: This section should present a comprehensive analysis of the results in light of any previous research and the broader body of knowledge. Discussion may also be combined with results.

Conclusions: Here provide the main conclusions of the study.

Acknowledgements: The authors should first acknowledge the source of funding for the research presented in their article followed by any personal credits. A brief acknowledgment of not more than 50 words should be included at the end of the manuscripts, before the list of references. Acknowledgement could be made to funding body, institution/universities/organization or individual/person.


1. Acknowledgement to funding body (Grant number) : This work was supported by the Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

2. Acknowledgement to institution/universities/organization: We would like to thank XYZ University for their helpful feedback and support.

3. Acknowledgement to individual/person: We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our supervisor, Professor John Doe, for his valuable guidance and support throughout the research process. His expertise and insights were invaluable in shaping our research and helping us to overcome challenges.

Statement of Competing Interests: Include an explicit disclosure of any competing interests (financial or others) that may have influenced the study or the conclusions drawn from the study, if any.

List of Abbreviations: Define all non-standard abbreviations in parenthesis on their first appearance in the text as well as provide a list. Standard abbreviations need not be included in the list.

References: Authors must ensure that all references are cited accurately and those in the main text body are also included in the list of references and vice versa. References older than five years should only be cited if absolutely necessary.

Personal communications should be cited as sparingly as possible and where used should be accompanied by written authorisation from the provider of the information. Furthermore, the citation of web resources/websites is strongly discouraged. Manuscripts in preparation or submitted for publication, but not yet accepted, should only be included in the main text as 'in preparation' or 'submitted'.

In the main text, cite references in chronological order. Separate two or more citations by a semicolon and append a lowercase letter to the year to distinguish between two or more citations from the same authorship, in the order in which they appear in the list of references. Cite the references using the following format:-

  • Two authors: (Salim and Godfrey, 2004)
  • More than two authors: (Salim et al, 2004)
  • Articles in press: (Salim and Hassan, in press)
  • Personal communication or unpublished data: (Salim and Willett, personal communication or unpublished data)
  • In preparation or submitted manuscript: (Salim and Willett, in the preparation or submitted)

In the list, the references should be given in alphabetical order in the following format:

Journal Articles:

  • Two authors: Abdo A and Salim N. 2009.  Similarity-Based Virtual Screening with Bayesian Inference Network. ChemMedChem, 4(2), 210-218.
  • Three authors: Suanmali L, Salim N and BinWahlan MS. 2010.  Swarm Diversity Based Text Summarization. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(3), 166-173.
  • More than six authors: Salim N, Abdo A, Willett P et al. 2010. Similarity-Based Virtual Screening Using Belief Network. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 52(4), 221-230.

Journal Supplement:

  • Abdo A and Salim N. 2009. Similarity-based virtual screening using Bayesian inference network. Chemistry Central Journal, 3 (Suppl. 1), 44-50.

Book Chapters:

  • Holliday JD, Salim N and Willett P. 2005.  On The Magnitudes of Coefficient Values in The Calculation of Chemical Similarity and Dissimilarity.  In: Lavine, B.K. (Ed.) Chemometrics and Chemoinformatics. Publisher, City, Country, pp 77-98.


  • Salim N. 2010. Research Methods in Computing, Publisher, City, Country, Edition.

Articles in Press:

  • Bin Wahlan MS,  Suanmali L and Salim N. 2010. Fuzzy Swarm Diversity Hybrid Model for Text Summarization. Information Processing & Management, in press.

PhD thesis:

  • Salim N . 2003. Analysis and Comparison of Molecular Similarity Measures. PhD thesis. University of Sheffield, Information Studies Department.

Figures Legends: Figure legends should be comprehensive but concise and should not duplicate information given in the main text, and should be included in the main text file after References.

Figures/Line Drawings: These must be prepared electronically in actual publication size. Single column figures (ca. 8 cm wide) are most preferable unless such dimensions seriously impair the quality and make data difficult to follow. Images should be optimised and must not exceed 10MB in size. At the initial manuscript submission stage, combine all figures into a single file (e.g., a Word, PowerPoint or a .pdf file).

For labelling figures, use Verdana or Arial font size 8 or larger. Label parts of figures with capital letters (Verdana or Arial font size 10, bold). High-quality figures (300dpi or higher) will be required at the publication stage in one of the following formats:

  • EPS
  • PDF
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • BMP
  • CDX (ChemDraw)
  • TGF (ISIS/Draw)

Colour figures are encouraged for online publication, however, the costs incurred to print hardcopy reprints of coloring pages will be borne by the authors, and unless critical for the understanding of the data may not be reproduced as color in hard copies of the Journal (if any).

A charge will be made to authors if figures or line drawings are of insufficient quality and standard and have to be re-drawn by the Publisher. Authors are notified of this at the time of manuscript revision.

Tables: Large tables are discouraged unless they are vital for proper tabulation and understanding of data. However, tables must not be larger than a single page. Tables should complement, but not repeat, the information given in the main text. Each table should be given on a separate page with a comprehensive but concise legend on the top. Give appropriate units for each column, where possible, and define any abbreviations in footnotes.

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