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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Instructions 

When submitting papers for potential publication in IJMLSD, please submit an original editable file in a .doc style file. All figures, tables, and equations, etc., should be embedded into the original file. 
IJMLSD had implemented an online submission system. With the online journal management system that we are using, you will be able to track its progress through the editorial process. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission system. When registering, please check your email to activate your account, and check your junk box in case the activate link was blocked. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list (read the criteria to qualify for authorship) and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system if they register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.

Format of Manuscripts

Normally, articles should be at least 5 pages excluding references. The manuscript should contain text, in a sequence of title, author list, abstract, index terms, main text part, appendix, conflicts of interest, author contributions, acknowledgments, references and author biography, etc.

  • Title: A title should adequately “flag” the content of the paper, and should be concise, specific, and relevant. The potentially interested experts want to decide from the title whether or not they spend time on reading the paper, so the precise wording used in the title is very important and deserves proper attention.
  • Author list: Full names of authors are preferred in the author field, but are not required. Put a space between the authors' initials. At least one author should be designated as the corresponding author. Only those who made a significant contribution to this paper can be listed as co-authors, please view Authorship Criteria for details.
  • Abstract: A good abstract is a stand-alone summary of the paper, and should summarize the key components of the manuscript. Generally, the abstract should be no more than 200 words. As an abstract is a separate section, it should be a self-containing text (no abbreviations, no references, no URLs, no undefined concepts, etc. ).
  • Index Terms: about four keywords or phrases separated by commas, the keywords should be specific to the article, and reasonably common within the subject discipline.
  • Main text: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions (for research paper) or literature review sections (for review paper).
  • Appendix: The appendix is optional. If Appendixes are provided, they appear before Conflict of Interest. Multiple appendixes are labeled with letters (Appendix A, Appendix B). A single appendix is labeled without letters (Appendix). Multiple appendixes must be numbered in the order in which they are to appear.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors should declare whether or not the submitted work was carried out with a conflict of interest. If yes, please state any personal, professional or financial relationships that could potentially be construed as a conflict of interest.  If no, please add "The authors declare no conflict of interest".
  • Author Contributions: Each author's contribution to this work should be stated in Author Contribution Section, authorship should be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work. The description can be up to several sentences long and should briefly describe the tasks of individual authors. e.g., A, B concuted the research; C, D analyzed the data; A, B wrote the paper; ...; all authors had approved the final version.
  • Acknowledgments: Acknowledgements should be brief, and should not include thanks to anonymous referees and editors, or effusive comments. Use the singular heading even if you have many acknowledgments. Avoid expressions such as “One of us (S.B.A.) would like to thank ... .” Instead, write “F. A. Author thanks ... .” Sponsor and financial support acknowledgments are placed in the unnumbered footnote on the first page.
  • References: This section should contain references to the most relevant related work and state of the art at the time of writing. The references should be complete, correct, and appropriately formatted. References should be numbered sequentially in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. Please refer to Journal Template for detailed reference style.
  • Author Biography: Biographies of the first author and/or the corresponding author within 150 words (including the author photos) should include educational background, research field, and published papers and patents, etc.
  • Footnote: funding, authors’ affiliation and contact information can be put at the footnote of first page.
  • Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined when they are first introduced in the manuscript.
  • SI Units: Use either SI (MKS) or CGS as primary units. (SI units are strongly encouraged.) English units may be used as secondary units (in parentheses).
  • Equations: If you are using Word, please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on ( for equations in your paper (Insert | Object | Create New | Microsoft Equation or MathType Equation). “Float over text” should not be selected.
  • Figures and Tables: All figures and tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearanceAll figures should be at a sufficiently high resolution (300 dpi or higher).

Data Deposit and Software Source Code 

Data Availability

In order to maintain the integrity, transparency and reproducibility of research records, authors are encouraged to provide data availability statement about where data supporting the results reported in this study can be found, including, where applicable, hyperlinks to publicly archived datasets, e.g.,

The datasets generated in this study are available in the [NAME] repository, [weblink].
The datasets generated in this study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

Availability of Computer Code, Software and Algorithm

Authors should make available any unreported custom computer code, software, or algorithm used to generate results that are reported in the study, authors are encouraged to deposit their source code in a recognized, public repository or upload it as supplementary information to the publication. The name and version of all software used should be clearly indicated.

Copyright and Licensing 

For articles published in IJMLC, copyright will be retained by the authors. Articles are licensed under an open access Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, which means all papers can be downloaded, shared, and reused without restriction, as long as the original authors are properly cited. These conditions allow for maximum use and exposure of the work while ensuring that the authors receive proper credit.
In exceptional circumstances, articles may be licensed differently. If you have the specific condition (such as one linked to funding) that does not allow this license, please mention this to the editorial office of the journal at submission.

Permissions for Reproducing Published Material in Your Work

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any published material (figures, schemes, tables or any extract of a text) which does not fall into the public domain, or for which they do not hold the copyright. Permission should be requested by the authors from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher, please refer to the imprint of the individual publications to identify the copyright holder).

The copyright holder may give you instructions on the form of acknowledgment to be followed; otherwise follow the style: "Reproduced with permission from [author], [journal title]; published by [publisher], [year], [reference number].” at the end of the caption of the Table or Figure. In order to avoid unnecessary delays in the publication process, authors should start obtaining permissions as early as possible. When submitting your article, please upload the permission together with the rest of your files. 

About Paper Review 

All published journal papers are refereed by internationally competent researchers and scientists. Therefore, a full double-blind international refereeing process is used in which:

•  Papers are sent to reviewers for their peer-review process.
• The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted subject to change/subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected.

For papers that require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.

All papers are refereed, and the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse any typescript, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.


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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