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Manuscript submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

Journal of Information and Communication Technology (JICT) is a refereed journal published by College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia. This journal covers all aspects of information and communication technology, its theories and applications. The JICT Editorial Board would like to invite you to submit original research articles and critical theoretical reviews for consideration.  Coverage will include but is not limited to issues surrounding:

• General- Introductory and survey, reference

• Hardware

• Computer System Organization

• Software

• Data

• Theory of Computation

• Mathematics of Computing

• Information Systems

• Computing Methodologies

• Computer Applications

• Computing Milieus

Manuscript Specifications:

The entire manuscript, including abstract of 150-250 words, keywords, tables, figures and references, should be within 5000 words and should be typed, double-spaced, on A4 paper in 12 point Times New Roman font, with 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. Manuscripts must be in English language.  

Centred at the top of the first page should be the complete title of the manuscript, author(s), affiliation(s), mailing and email address(es). Authors' names, affiliations, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone, fax numbers and biographical data of not more than 50 words should be submitted on a separate covering page.

Abstract and Keywords (centred and bold), not more than seven key words, and keywords under the heading

Headings: Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for headings to be presented in bold format, with consecutive numbering.

Notes/Endnotes: All endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers and listed at the end of the article.

Tables and Figures: Tables and Figures should be part of the text. All Figures should be submitted in both electronic form and as hard copy originals. Tables should not be submitted as graphic elements. Supply succint and clear captions for all tables and figures. They should be numbered in Arabic numerals. Figures and photos should be labeled with "Fig." and tables with "Table" and should be numbered sequentially, for example, Fig. 1, Fig. 2 and so on. The figure numbers and titles should be placed below the figures, and the table numbers and titles should be placed on top of the tables. Tables, illustrations and the corresponding text should be placed on the same page; otherwise they may be placed on the immediate following page. Its size should be smaller than the type area.

For figures which cannot be supplied in MS Word, acceptable standard image formats are: pdf, .ai, and .eps. If you are unable to supply graphics in theses formats then please ensure they are .jpeg (.jpg), or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide.

References and Style: The style and bibliographic references should conform to the conventions specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). References, only of works cited, should be listed in full at the end of the paper arranged alphabetically in the following style:

  1. a.       Books    :

                        Jersey:Prentice Hall.

  1. b.      Journal :

                        the universal theories of dyslexia? Brain and Language,

                       98, 341-343.

  1. c.       Journal article with DOI

    e.g. Herbst-Damm, K.L., & Kulik, J.A. (2005). Volunteer support,

                 marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill

                 patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229.

                doi: 0.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

  1. d.      Journal article without DOI

    e.g. Sillick, T.J., & Schutte, N.S. (2006). Emotional intelligence

                and between perceived early parental love and

                adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2),

                38-48. Retrieved from  http:/

  1. e.       Articles in edited books

     McNay, I. (1995). From the collegial academy to corporate 

                enterprise: The changing cultures of universities.

                In Schuler T. (Ed.), The changing university (pp. 105-15). 

                Milton Keynes: Society for Research into Higher Education

               and Open University Press.

  1. f.       Published Conference Proceedings :

    e.g. Deci, E.L., & Ryan, R.M. (1991). A motivational approach to

               self: Integration in personality. In R. Dienstbier (Ed.),

               Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: Vol 38. Perspective

               on motivation (pp. 237-288). Lincoln: University of

               Nebrask Press.

  1. g.      Unpublished Conference Proceedings:

    e.g. Lanktree,C., & Briere, J. (1991), January). Early data on the 

              Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C). Paper

               presented at the meeting of the American Professional

               Society on the Abuse of Children, San Diego, CA.

  1. h.      Newspaper Articles

    e.g. Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects

              economics, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

  1. i.       Electronic Sources:

           e.g. Shotton, M.A. (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer

                        dependency (DX Readerversion). Retrieved from 


                        England: Taylor & Francis.

  1. j.       Working Papers

    e.g. Moizer, P. (2003, March). How published academic research

               can inform policy decisions: The case of mandatory rotation

               of audit appointments. Working paper, Leeds University     

               Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds.

Editorial Policy: Articles submitted to the Journal of Information and Communication Technology should not be under consideration by any other journal, and the letter accompanying the submission of any manuscript should contain a clear statement to this effect. The Editors reserve the right to edit/format the manuscript to maintain a consistent style.

Copyright: It is a condition of publication that authors vest copyright of their articles, including abstracts, to the Journal of Information and Communication Technology.

Manuscript Submission:All manuscripts and correspondence should be directed to:


Journal of Information and Communication Technology

UUM Press

Universiti Utara Malaysia

06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.



Fax: 604- 9284792

Once the manuscript has been accepted for publication, the Board will request a softcopy of the final version in Microsoft Word.  The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes for the purpose of clarity. The first author of the article will receive 10 off-prints and complimentary copy of the journal.Manuscripts submitted will not be returned.

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