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Article Preparation guideline for JICT

Title Times, Bold-face, 12-point and Center

1First Author, 1Second Author & 2Third Author (Author Name (s): First names Surname Roman, Capital and Center)

1Department ABC, University X, Country Y

2Department MN, University Z, Country W

zzz@uum.edu.my; xxxx@yahoo.com; yyy@gmail.com

FORMATTING

Page Size

The page size MUST be set to Letter (8-1/2"x11") on "Page Setup" of your Word screen, beginning 2.5 cm from the top of the page. The left and right margins are set as 2.5 cm. The text should be in one column.Manuscripts should be written as accurately as possible and should be typed in double spacing.

ABSTRACT

(HEADING in capital, bold face font and center 11- point)

The entire manuscript, including abstract of 150-250 words and key words (not more than five key words). Tables, figures and references, should be within 5000 words and should be typed, 1.5 spacing, on A4 paper in 11 point Times New Roman font. Standard margins (2.5" on the top and bottom and 2.5" on the left and right), on one side of the paper only, with pages numbered consecutively. An Abstract summarizes the major aspects of a paper. It is usually one paragraph long, and should succinctly summarize the purpose of the paper, the methods used, the major results, and the author's interpretation and conclusions. Avoid citing references in the abstract. Paraphrase rather than quoting. Use active rather than passive voice (but without personal pronouns). Abbreviations should be introduced at the first mention in the text.

Keywords: list up not more than five key words in alphabetical order, separated by commas.

HEADING OF MANUSCRIPT

Section Heads/Primary Heading centered, bold, 11-point and uppercase letters.

Subsection Heads

 

Sub-section heads or secondary headings flush left, bold, 11-point in upper and lower case as shown. For subsection heads, a word like “the” or “a” is not capitalized unless it is the first word of the header. For example:-

Cloud Computing (level 1)

Trust management in distributed systems (level 2)

Sub headings should be bold, 11-point, lower case paragraphs letters of each words

Computing trust (level 3)

Next sub headings bold, italicized, lower case paragraphs letters of each words

 

               

TEXT

The first paragraph text begins with no indent.Within text of an article, references are to be cited by using APA style. The length of manuscript should not exceed 25 pages.

TABLES

Numbers tables consecutively and use table numbers when referencing to a table (Table 1, Table 2, 3...).Use uppercase and lowercase letters for the title of the tables as shown here. Table caption must briefly explain the contents of the table. Round off to two decimal digits of accuracy while reporting correlations, proportions, and inferential statistics such as t, F, and x2.

 

Table 1.

Sample of Transformed Rainfall Data

Rainfall data Normalized classes Linguistic variable Fuzzy discretization
172.10 0.08 Very low 1
173.33 0.13 Very low 1
175.88 0.24 Very low 1
176.15 0.25 Low 2
178.54 0.35 Low 2
181.65 0.49 Moderate 3
183.19 0.55 Moderate 3

FIGURES

Place and label figure captions below each figure, in sentence case letters. Type (Figure 1.

Captions...). See example as shown.

 figure 1
Figure 1. Structure of Bayesian Network correlation model.

EQUATIONS

Number equations consecutively with equation numbers in parentheses flush. Use the equation editor to create equation. Be sure the symbols in your equation have been defined before the equation appears or immediately following. See example as shown.

Equation

Acknowledgments

Any acknowledgments by the author may appear here. The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief and concise. For example:

Single grant- This work was supported by the __________ (Name of the Grant) _________ (Grant number, year).

Multiple grants- separated by comma and space.

This work was supported by the Name of the Grant1 [grant numbers xxx, year]; Name of the Grant2 [grant number yyy, year]; and Name of the Grant3 [grant number aaa, year].

If Services and Facilities involved:

Example:   The authors gratefully acknowledge use of service and facilities of the Human-Centered Computing Research lab at Unviersiti Utara Malaysia, funded by Prototype Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education [grant number and year].

Non-funded

This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for profit sectors.

REFERENCES

List of references shall follow the latest APA Style.

 
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