Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.

SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts may be submitted directly to saif@ijgtech.com or alternatively via journal’s dedicated Online Submission System. Manuscripts can be submitted in any standard format, including Word, LaTex.

Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The principal/corresponding author will be required to submit a Copyright Letter along with the manuscript, on behalf of all the co-authors (if any). The author(s) will confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

EDITORIAL POLICY

The Editorial Policies can be viewed at Policy page. The journal will only consider manuscripts that have not previously been published and that are not under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC) license.

ORIGINALITY

Submissions must be original work, the copyright to which is not already owned elsewhere. Originality, creativity and a cross-disciplinary approach or perspectives are strongly encouraged. Significant duplication of papers and parallel submissions are not allowed and in such cases the publishers reserves the right to withdraw publishing rights from authors and co-authors of the paper for a substantial period of time. It is the authors’ responsibility to check for possible copyright conflict with the copyright holder and agree to our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

The manuscript should be written in English in a clear, direct and active style. All pages must be numbered sequentially, facilitating in the reviewing and editing of the manuscript. The journal accepts letters/short communications, original research articles, and mini- and full-length review articles written in English.

MANUSCRIPT LENGTH

There is no maximum limit on the length of manuscriptsGeneral guidelines: Manuscripts must be typewritten, double spaced with wide margins on one side of white paper. The first page of manuscript should include (a) Title of Manuscript (b) Names, addresses and email addresses of all co authors (c) Name, complete address, telephone number, fax number and email address of the corresponding author (d) Abstract. An electronic copy of the paper should accompany that final version. The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards for uniformity.

SECTIONS OF THE MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts should feature the following sections:

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Main text of the paper
  • List of abbreviations (if any)
  • Conflict of interest
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Figures/illustrations (if any)
  • Tables with captions (if any)

Title:

The title should be precise and brief and must not be more than 120 characters. Authors should also provide a short ‘running title’.

Abstract:

An abstract of not more than 250 words, at the beginning of each paper, is required for Research Articles, Reviews and Letters/Short Notes.

Keywords:

Please submit a maximum of eight relevant keywords, listed alphabetically, that do not appear in the article title.

Text:

The main text should begin on a separate page and should be divided into separate sections. For Research articles, the preparation of the main text must be structured into separate sections as Introduction, Materials and Methodology, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. For Review and Letter articles, the manuscript should be divided into title page, abstract and the main text. The text may be subdivided further according to the areas to be discussed, which should be followed by the Acknowledgements and Reference sections. The review article should mention any previous important reviews in the field and contain a comprehensive discussion starting with the general background of the field. It should then go on to discuss the salient features of recent developments. The authors should avoid presenting material which has already been published in a previous review. The authors are advised to present and discuss their observations in brief. The manuscript style must be uniform throughout the text. The full term for an abbreviation should precede its first appearance in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement. The reference numbers should be given in square brackets in the text. Italics should be used for Binomial names of organisms (Genus and Species), for emphasis and for unfamiliar words or phrases. Non-assimilated words from Latin or other languages should also be italicized e.g. per se, et al. etc.

List of Abbreviations:

Abbreviations use should be restricted to a minimum. All non-standard abbreviations should be listed in alphabetical order, along with their expanded form, defining them upon the first use in the text. Non-standard abbreviations should not be used unless they appear at least three times in the text. If abbreviations are used in the text either they should be defined in the text where first used, or a list of abbreviations can be provided

Conflict of Interest:

Authors are required to disclose any sponsorship or funding arrangements relating to their research and all authors should disclose any possible conflicts of interest.

Acknowledgements:

Acknowledgments should be limited to technical, scientific and brief. Authors may briefly mention individuals making significant non-authorship contributions to the manuscript. Funding support for the work presented should be detailed.

References:

References must be listed in the numerical system (Vancouver). All references should be numbered sequentially [in square brackets] in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. The reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission. Journal titles are abbreviated (to decipher abbreviations see: PubMed Journals Database)

  • Only first words of article title and words that normally begin with a capital letter are capitalised.
  • If the journal has continuous page numbering, you may omit month/issue number

See below few examples of references listed in the correct Vancouver style:

Typical Paper Reference:

[1]  Krishnan P, Black TA, Grant NJ, Barr AG, Hogg EH, Jassal RS, Morgenstern K. Impact of changing soil moisture distribution on net ecosystem productivity of a boreal aspen forest during and following drought. Agric Forest Meteorol 2006; 139(3-4): 208-23.

[2]  Rodrigues MA, Pereira A, Cabanas JE, Dias L, Pires J, Arrobas M. Crops use-efficiency of nitrogen from manures permitted in organic farming. Eur J Agron 2006; 25(4): 328-35.

Typical Chapter Reference:

[3]  Jensen IB, Hodder RL, Dollhopf DJ. In: Wali MK, Ed. Effects of Surface Manipulation on the Hydrologic Balance of Surface Mined Lands. Ecology and Coal Resource Development, Pergamon Press, New York 1978; 754-61.

Book Reference:

[4]  Munshower FF. Disturbed land revegetation, Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL., 1994; pp. 265.

Edited Book:

[5] Brown AM, Stubbs DW, Eds. Medical physiology. New York: Wiley 1983.

Conference Paper and Proceedings:

[6]    Anderson JC. Current status of chorion villus biopsy. In: Tudenhope D, Chenoweth J, editors. Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the Australian Perinatal Society; 1986: Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Perinatal Society; 1987: p. 190-6.

[7]   Harris AH, editor. Economics and health: 1997: Proceedings of the 19th Australian Conference of Health Economists; 1997: Sep 13-14; Sydney, Australia. Kensington, N.S.W.: School of Health Services Management, University of New South Wales; 1998.

Journal Article on the Internet:

[8]    Aylin P, Bottle A, Jarman B, Elliott, P. Paediatric cardiac surgical mortality in England after Bristol: descriptive analysis of hospital episode statistics 1991-2002. BMJ [serial on the Internet]. 2004 Oct 9;[cited 2004 October 15]; 329:[about 10 screens]. Available from: http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/329/7470/825 Book/Monograph on the Internet:

[9]     Donaldson MS, editor. Measuring the quality of health care [monograph on the internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 1999 [cited 2004 Oct 8]: Available from: http://legacy.netlibrary.com/

Website/Homepage:

[10]    Heart Centre Online [homepage on the Internet]. Boca Raton, FL: Heart Centre Online, Inc.; c2000-2004 [updated 2004 May 23; cited 2004 Oct 15]: Available from: http://www.heartcenteronline.com/

Journal with Part/Supplement:

If a journal carries continuous pagination throughout the volume, then the issue number can be omitted.

Issue with Supplement:

[11] Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology 2002; 58(12 Suppl 7): S6-12.

Volume with Part:

[12] Abend SM, Kulish N. The psychoanalytic method from an epistemological viewpoint.Int J Psychoanal 2002; 83(Pt 2): 491-5.

Issue with Part:

[13] Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Price RE, Wright KC. Development of a large animal model for lung tumors. J VascIntervRadiol 2002; 13(9 Pt 1): 923-8.

Patent:

[14]  Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498. 2002 Aug.

E-citations:

[15] Citations for articles/material published exclusively online or in open access (free-to-view), must contain the exact Web addresses (URLs) at the end of the reference(s), except those posted on an author’s Web site unless editorially essential, e.g. ‘Reference: Available from: URL’.

Some important points to remember:

  • All references must be complete and accurate.
  • If the number of authors exceeds six then et al. will be used after three names (the term “et al.” should be in italics).
  • Online citations should include the date of access.
  • Journal abbreviations should follow the Index Medicus/MEDLINE.
  • Take special care of the punctuation convention as described in the above-mentioned examples.
  • Avoid using superscript in the in-text citations and reference section.
  • Abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications (which can only be included if prior permission has been obtained) should not be given in the reference section but they may be mentioned in the text and details provided as footnotes.
  • The authors are encouraged to use a recent version of EndNote (version 5 and above) or Reference Manager (version 10) when formatting their reference list, as this allows references to be automatically extracted.

Figures/Illustrations:

  • All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction (which may include reduction) without re-touching
  • All illustrations must be readable when reduced to a width of 75mm (Single column figure) or 160mm(double column figure)
  • Photographs, Charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as “Figure(s)” and should be numbered consecutively in order to which they are referred. They should accompany the manuscript but should not be included within the text.
  • All illustrations should be clearly marked on the back with the figure number and the author’s name. All figures are required to have a caption. Captions should be supplied on a separate sheet.
  • Line drawing: Good quality printouts on white paper produced in black ink are required. All letters, Graphs lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal.Dye-line prints or photocopies are not suitable for reproduction. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.
  • Photographs: Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g. black and white or color).if necessary. A scale should be marked on the photograph. Please note that photocopies of photographs are not acceptable.
  • Color: Authors are required to pay for the preparation of color.Apply to the Author Services at the Publisher for details of cost.

Tables:

  • Data tables should be submitted in Microsoft Word table format.
  • Each table should include a title/caption being explanatory in itself with respect to the details discussed in the table. Detailed legends may then follow.
  • Table number in bold font i.e. Table 1, should follow a title. The title should be in small case with the first letter in caps. A full stop should be placed at the end of the title.
  • Tables should be embedded in the text exactly according to their appropriate placement in the submitted manuscript.
  • Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring that the borders of each cell are displayed as black lines.
  • Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals sequentially in order of their citation in the body of the text.
  • If a reference is cited in both the table and text, please insert a lettered footnote in the table to refer to the numbered reference in the text.
  • Tabular data provided as additional files can be submitted as an Excel spreadsheet.

PROOFS

The ‘corresponding author’ will receive proofs for checking. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked immediately for typographical errors and returned within 48 hours. Major changes are not acceptable at the proof stage. If unable to send corrections within 48 hours due to some reason, the author(s) must at least send an acknowledgement on receiving the galley proofs or the article will be published exactly as received and the publishers will not be responsible for any error occurring in the manuscript in this regard.

The corresponding author will be solely responsible for ensuring that the revised version of the manuscript incorporating all the submitted corrections receives the approval of all the authors of the manuscript.

PLAGIARISM PREVENTION

IJGTech uses authentic software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. The software checks content against a database of periodicals, the Internet, and a comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage overlap between the uploaded article and the published material.

PEER REVIEW POLICY

All journals published by IJGTech follow the peer review system designed for each article published.

  • Manuscript topics are normally approved by Senior Editors followed by formal peer review conducted in collaboration with Editorial Board Members and independent referees appointed by editorial team of each journal.
  • In case of theme issue on a particular topic, the appointed Guest Editor is responsible to conduct peer review and submit full review reports along with accepted manuscripts of the journal.
  • Publisher encourages its editorial teams to use the electronic submission and peer-review system for its journals to facilitate them during peer review process.

ARTICLE PUBLISHING CHARGE (APC)

After editorial approval and peer review, all submitted manuscripts are subject to an article processing fee for OPEN ACCESS papers covering the cost of production. To inquire about article processing fee, please email us at saif@ijgtech.com with your name, address, country and journal title of interest.