Iraqi Journal of Intelligent Computing Informatics “Author Guideline”
Each paper is first assessed by the editor in charge within One (1) week after submission. A paper that does not fulfil the content requirements will be rejected immediately and the authors will be notified through email. If the paper fulfils the content requirements; the editor in charge will identify Three (3) independent reviewers within One (1) week. Then, it is sent to the reviewers for double-blind peer review. The reviewers are given Three (3) weeks to review the paper and submit their report. In the case that the reviewers do not submit the report within the given time, a reminder will be sent to them. Other new reviewers will be identified if no review report is submitted after four weeks from the assigning date. The reviewers’ recommendation will be used by the editor in charge to recommend the paper’s acceptance or rejection. Upon receiving the reviewers’ report, the editor in charge will provide his/her report to the Editor-in-Chief within One (1) week. Authors will be notified through email on the acceptance/rejection of the paper. For accepted papers, the authors are given TWO (2) weeks to address the reviewers’ comments. The revised papers will be included in the IJICT pipeline publication and undergo the editing and layout processes. IJICT receives many papers submission; therefore, accepted papers will have to wait for the next available issue.
Authors must prepare the paper using Microsoft Word. The entire paper should be written in 5000 to 8000 words. The paper should be typed in double-spaced A4 size paper using 11point Times New Roman font. Please set the margins to 1" on the top, bottom, left and right) with pages numbered consecutively at the bottom. IJICI accept submissions in English for consideration for publication. Using our journal manuscript format, please click HERE.
The main title (on the first page) should begin under the figure at the top of the page, centered, and in Times New Roman 16-point, boldface type. Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word).
Authors' names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses should only be written on accepted paper after the review process. When making a new submission, please remove author names, affiliations, and email address for the blind-review process.
The abstract should contains 150-250 words with no more than five long-tailed keywords.
Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. The first-level heading should be capitalized, bold-faced and centred. The second-level heading should be left-justified and bold-faced.
All types of endnotes and footnotes are not allowed.
The first line of a new paragraph should be indented by 0.25”. All paragraphs should have a consistent length of words preferably between 150 to 250.
Equations should be placed at the center of the line and provided consecutively with equation numbers in parentheses flushed to the right margin, as in (1). The use of Microsoft Equation Editor or MathType is preferred.
TABLES AND FIGURES
Figures (refer with: Figure (1), Figure (2), ...) and Tables (refer with: Table 1, Table 2, …) should be presented as part of the text, leaving enough space so that the caption will not be confused with the text.
Callouts, figure and table captions should be 10-point center text Times New Roman. Initially capitalize only the first word of each figure caption and table title. Figures and tables must be numbered separately. Figure captions are to be centered below the figures. Table titles are to be centered above the tables. For example: “Figure.1 Structure of RBFNN.”, “Table 1. Definition of terms”. Do not put borders around the outside of your figures.
ACRONYM OR ABBREVIATION
Define acronyms or abbreviations in the abstract and the text upon first use.
REFERENCES AND CITATIONS
In-text citations and references must be formatted in IEEE style which is a numbered referencing style that uses citation numbers in the text of the paper, provided in square brackets. References, only of works cited, should be listed in full at the end of the paper.