Author guideline

1. General guideline

Authors are advised to prepare their papers strictly according to the instructions set below. Because of the formatting errors or due to consistency reasons, the manuscript will not be accepted, both for evaluation and possible further editorial process.

The paper can be presented either in Bahasa Indonesia or in English. The length of the manuscript is no longer than 10 pages.  The paper should be prepared in single-column format covering Judul (in Bahasa Indonesia or in English), Authorship, Abstrak (in Bahasa Indonesia or in English), Pendahuluan (Introduction/background), Metode Penelitian (Materials and Methods), Hasil dan Pembahasan (Discussion), Simpulan (Conclusion), Ucapan Terima Kasih (acknowledgment) if any and references. All manuscripts must be submitted to IJCA Editorial Office using Online Submission Service at the following URL address: https://journal.uii.ac.id/IJCA/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Two types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication: Original Research Articles and Review Articles

           The manuscript of a research article should be arranged as follows : 

a.

Title Page

b.

Abstract and keywords (optional: graphical abstracts & highlights)

c.

Introduction

d.

Experimental Methodology

e.

Results and Discussion (both can be given as separate headings)

f.

Conclusion

g.

Acknowledgment

h.

References

Title Page

            Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

            Author names and affiliations. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

            Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. 

Abstract 

            A concise and factual abstract is required (100-200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Graphical abstract (Optional)

            Although a graphical abstract is optional, its use is encouraged as it draws more attention to the online article. The graphical abstract should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership. Image size: Please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files. 

Highlights (Optional)

            Highlights are also optional. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article and should be submitted in a separate page in the manuscript. Please use ‘Highlights’ as the title and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point). 

Keywords 

            Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. 

Subdivision - numbered sections

            Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. 

Introduction

            State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. 

Experimental 

            Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. 

Results 

            Results should be clear and concise. 

Discussion 

            This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. 

Conclusions

            The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section. 

Appendices

            If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc. 

Abbreviations 

            Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article. 

Acknowledgments 

            Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.). 

Nomenclature and units

            Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI. You are urged to consult the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) http://www.iupac.org for further information. 

Figures and Other Illustrations

            Upon submission of an article, authors are informed to include all figures and tables within the text of the manuscript. In addition to that Figures should be submitted in separate zip files containing all figures. All figures should be cited in the paper in consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.

Tables 

            Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. 

References 

            Manuscripts must contain at least 10 references. The references must cite recent and relevant research only. At least half (50%) of the references should be published within the last 10 years. 

Citation in text

            Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list. 

Reference style (Following IEEE style)

2. Plagiarism policy

            Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious violation. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data, and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures, and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity and without citation.
            If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after the publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s).

3. Manuscript template

The manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word (doc.; docx; pdf) article template format: MS Word Template

4. Reviewing process

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers. Authors may suggest up to three peer-reviewers when submitting the manuscript. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendations and made solely by Editor. If two or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors after the submission date.

5. Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors after revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The revised manuscript should be uploaded to the Online Submission Interface (https://journal.uii.ac.id/IJCA/index) in the "Upload Author Version" from the Review task window. The revised document should include:

  • One (1) MS Word file for Revised Manuscript file according to Template-based format (MS Word file) (Important: please color highlight the revised sentences). The revised manuscript returned later than three months will be considered as a new submission and will be reviewed again by other peer-reviewers.

6. After Acceptance

Proofs

            We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. PDF version of proof will be sent to the corresponding author. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 2-3 days of receipt. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Before the accepted paper is published we will intimate the processing fees in the acceptance letter. 

Copyright Notice

         In order for IJCA to publish and disseminate research articles, we need non-exclusive publishing rights (transfered from author(s) to publisher). This is determined by a publishing agreement between the Author(s) and IJCA. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright of publishing to IJCA Group, while Authors still retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. IJCA supports the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research and these rights, in any databases.

As a journal Author, you have rights for a large range of uses of your article, including use by your employing institute or company. These Author rights can be exercised without the need to obtain specific permission. Authors publishing in IJCA journals have wide rights to use their works for teaching and scholarly purposes without needing to seek permissionincluding:

  • use for classroom teaching by Author or Author's institution and presentation at a meeting or conference and distributing copies to attendees; 
  • use for internal training by author's company; 
  • distribution to colleagues for their reseearch use; 
  • use in a subsequent compilation of the author's works; 
  • inclusion in a thesis or dissertation; 
  • reuse of portions or extracts from the article in other works (with full acknowledgement of final article); 
  • preparation of derivative works (other than commercial purposes) (with full acknowledgement of final article); 
  • voluntary posting on open web sites operated by author or author’s institution for scholarly purposes, 

(but it should follow the open access license of Creative Common CC-by-SA License).
Authors/Readers/Third Parties can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but they must give appropriate credit (the name of the creator and attribution parties (authors detail information), a copyright notice, an open access license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made (Publisher indicates the modification of the material (if any) and retain an indication of previous modifications using a CrossMark Policy and information about Erratum-Corrigendum notification).

Authors/Readers/Third Parties can read, print and download, redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository), translate the article, download for text and data mining purposes, reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works, sell or re-use for commercial purposes, remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

The Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publishing (CTAP) Form can be downloaded here

Article Processing Charges

            IJCA is an open-access journal. Open access charges allow publishers to make the published material available for free to all interested online visitors.