Journal of Innovations for Science and Technology (JIFST)
Guidelines for Authors
1. GENERAL REMARKS
Innovation for Science and Technology is published under the auspices of the Raajdhani Engineering College. Our journal presents original papers and reviews covering all aspects of science and information about various scientific events. Basic-research papers are mostly invited for publication in all series. The journal invites authors to submit their papers regardless of country or nationality. The Editorial Board encourages the most important and interesting studies containing new results and innovative concepts or original analysis of published data. For this purpose, manuscripts are peer reviewed as a rule by three independent referees. Authors are invited to recommend appropriate referee candidates by specifying their names, affiliations, contact details and e-mail addresses; however, the Editorial Board maintains the right to use referees of its own choosing.
Peer reviews by referees will serve as the basis for preliminary acceptance of a manuscript for publication. The manuscript is then edited to ensure clarity and logic of presentation and the quality reproduction of graphics. After submission of changes for authors’ approval and introducing them into the manuscript, the paper is considered finally accepted for publication and is sent by the Editorial Board to the publishing house “REC Publication House” , which will at a later date e-mail the galley proofs to the authors as a PDF file. After publication of the paper, the publishing house sends a PDF version to the authors free of charge for noncommercial use only.
Instances of ethical violations (fictitious data, plagiarism, self-plagiarism, reference omission, and submission of papers that have been published elsewhere or have been submitted to other journals) may give cause for summary rejection of both submitted and forthcoming papers from such authors.
2. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Papers written by several authors should be presented by one of the authors (hereinafter, Author), who corresponds with the Editorial Board and the Publishing House.
Manuscripts should be sent by post to the Editorial Office, REC Publishing House, Raajdhani Engg. College, Near Mancheswar Railway Station, Bhubhaneswar, Odisha, 751 017, India (Phone:0674-6444583 and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Editor of the Journal: Prof. (Dr.) Bimal Sarangi.
If the manuscript is sent by post, the Author should submit two laser-printer paper copies typed on white A4 size paper on one side only.. A CD/DVD/Pen drive with the electronic version of the manuscript should be enclosed along with the hard copy. Editorial Board accepts manuscripts sent by e-mail (as an attachment in .pdf format).
Regardless of the means of manuscript submission, the Author should fill in two copies of the copyright transfer agreement and submit them together with the manuscript. The Author Agreement Forms are available via the Internet at http://www.rec.ac.in/journal.php. The paper cannot be finally accepted for publication until the Author submits the above agreement. If the paper is rejected by the Editorial Board, the copyright transfer agreement is not signed by the Publisher.
After revision by the authors, the manuscripts are submitted in a similar way. The deadline of manuscript revision should not exceed one month (relative to the date of sending to the Editorial Office) unless the authors send to the Editorial Board a reasoned request for an extension. If this date is violated, the revised papers are regarded as newly submitted with a new date of manuscript receipt.
3. FORMATTING THE MANUSCRIPT
Papers submitted directly in English by foreign and domestic authors should be written in legible and understandable English. Poor English may be cause for manuscript rejection.
The manuscript must be formatted as follows: Title page, abstract, key words, body of the text, and figures. Schemes and chemical formulas should be typed on a computer and placed directly in the text. All pages should be numbered consecutively with the exception of figures. Figures should be placed individually on separate sheets, and the sequential number of the figure and the surname of the author should be typed at the bottom of a page. Acknowledgments of financial support are placed in footnotes.
The abstract should contain an as concise as possible description of the main results of research and the ways in which they were achieved with emphasis being placed on novelty. The use of abbreviations in the title and abstract is strongly discouraged. Key words (from three to five) that most precisely reflect the research area of interest should be appear in alphabetical order.
The main text should begin on a new page of the manuscript and should be logically composed. If necessary (in reviews), it should be preceded by a list of contents. The main text should contain the following sections: Introduction, Experimental (Model and Method in theoretical and modeling studies), Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Appendices, Tables, Figure Captions, and References.
The introduction should be written in understandable language to attract the attention of a wide range of readers to the scientific issue touched upon in the paper. Previous results should be mentioned, and the main goal of the work should be legibly formulated.
Experiments should be described in detail to permit the work to be reproduced. It is necessary to indicate the sources and grade of materials, the type of equipment, and the experimental conditions. Samples obtained in the course of experiments should be characterized. The use of SI units and notations for physical quantities is acknowledged. Instead of describing well-known methods and properties, reference should be made to published data. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets in sequence one after another. Abbreviations and other notations should be written in full upon first usage with the abbreviation or notation in parentheses, and then the abbreviation or notation should be used uniformly throughout the manuscript. Physical quantities should be italicized, while units and special mathematical symbols (e.g., max, sin, ln, ∇) should be typed in Roman. Use decimals, rather than fractions, with units of time or measure, for example, L = 7.3 × 103 m and Eа = 14 kJ/mol. The use of the same notations for different units is impermissible. Mathematical formulas placed on separate lines should be enumerated consecutively with Arabic numerals in parenthesis, and chemical formulas should be denoted with Roman numerals. The text should contain references to all tables and figures; their place of insertion into the text should be indicated in the margins. Do not cite experimental data and calculation results that are not discussed in the text, and do not use both graphs and tables to illustrate the same results.
Conclusions should not duplicate the abstract. In this section, the importance of the results discussed in the paper for development of the related research area should be substantiated and the prospects for studying the given issue should be considered. If necessary, acknowledgments for help in the work should be presented. Appendices should contain subsections that do no affect the understanding of the body of the text but are of importance for experts in this area of science.
All tables should be numbered, have a heading, and be aligned vertically. Graphs should have subheadings and should be separated by vertical lines. Avoid using abbreviations in the tables. Each table should be typed on a separate page. Figure captions should be typed on a separate sheet.
The list of references should begin on a separate page. Do not list references that are not cited in the text. All references should be given in their original languages except those using a non-Latin alphabet, which should be translated into English. Whenever possible, avoid using references to unpublished results. Papers that are accepted for publication may be cited with the journal’s name followed by (in press).
References should be listed in the following style:
M. Doi and S. F. Edwards, Theory of Polymer Dynamics (Acad. Press, New York, 1986).
Transreactions in Condensation Polymers, Ed. by S. Fakirov (Wiley, Weinheim, 1999).
A. Milchev, W. Paul, and K. Binder, J. Chem. Phys. 99, 4786 (1993).
J. Kressler, in Proceedings of 1 Int. Symp. “Reactive Polymers in Inhomogeneous Systems, in Melts and at Interfaces,” Dresden, 2000, p. L10.
G. Benayoun, PhD Thesis (Univ. Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, 2001).
F. R. Lyle, US Patent No. 5 973 257 (1985).
Figures should be prepared on a computer. In general, color figures are not accepted: In rare cases, color printing of individual artwork is possible on condition that the author assumes the extra costs. It is recommended that the size of the figure in the manuscript be reproducible in the final printed version without scaling. Keep words and figures within the artwork to a minimum. All notations should be included in figure captions. For scanned photographs, indicate orientation (top–bottom) and scale.
Manuscripts that do not conform to these instructions will be rejected without consideration of content.
The Editoril Board of the journal wishes the authors success in their scientific activity and will provide them any support in the publication of new, interestng results.