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Manuscripts submitted to the Malaysian Journal of Information and Communication Technology (MyJICT) must meet the requirements stated in our submission guidelines and must follow the format specified in the template guide. If the requirements are not met, submissions will be returned to the author and cannot progress to the review stage.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced, uses an 11-point font, employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses), and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author’s Guidelines.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets, and other material provided with this submission.
  • The submission requires attaching the Turnitin report (similarity index less than 30%).

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

The following is a guide for authors who intend to submit their manuscripts to the Malaysian Journal of Information and Communication Technology (MyJICT). Submitting manuscripts in the correct format and in compliance with the requirements will expedite the review process and prevent undue delay in publication. The publisher reserves the right to reject or return manuscripts that are not prepared according to the stipulated guidelines.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STYLE

Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the guidelines provided in this section. Manuscripts that are not prepared according to these guidelines may be returned for revision prior to any editorial consideration.

All manuscripts must be written in MS Word with the following specifications:

  • Font: Times New Roman, size 11, except Headlines or Headings.
  • Margin: 2.54 cm or 1 inch all round
  • Spacing: single  and justified.
  • Manuscripts can be either in English or Malay.
  • Title in English is required if the article is written in Malay.
  • Abstract (180-250 words) should include the following: aim, method, results, and conclusion. Abstract in English is required if the article is written in Malay.
  • Keywords up to 5, Times New Roman, and font size 11.
  • Tables and figures should be included within the text of the paper and must be numbered according to their subsequence, i.e., Table 1: Demographic Data, Figure 1: Standard of Procedure.
  • Manuscript length:  not exceed 12 pages.

References should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA) in alphabetical order. All sources cited in the paper must be included in the References section. Please refer to this link: http://www.apastyle.org/

References should be placed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper and should be in Roman script. Footnotes should be avoided (except for clarification purposes). A few references should be current, i.e., within the last 5 years.

Kindly use this template for the manuscript submission:

DOWNLOAD THE MANUSCRIPT TEMPLATE HERE

 

MANUSCRIPT  SUBMISSION 

It is important that manuscript preparation is done according to the guidelines for authors. We deserved the right to immediately reject or withdraw a submission that does not adhere to the author’s guidelines. 

Kindly be noted on the final submission for these editions:

  • June Edition: Before the 1st of April
  • November Edition: Before the 1st of September

 

SELECTION CRITERIA 

Malaysian Journal of Information and Communication Technology (MyJICT) is a masked or double-blinded peer-review journal and the general guidelines for the acceptance for publication of a submitted manuscript are outlined as follows:

1) Relevance

Papers within the disciplines and areas of Information Communication Technology (ICT) are considered.

2) Standard and Criteria

Manuscripts that exhibit most of the following characteristics meet the selection criteria for publication:

  • Content : Original research with significant findings that contribute to the discipline that also commands a general interest.
  • Presentation : Systematic and well-organized prose whereby an argument flows and is easily comprehensible.
  • Language : Simple, lucid, and highly intelligible to a general intellectual audience. There should be minimal usage of specialized terms, jargon, or technical language; if unavoidable, an explanatory note to follow in parentheses.

 

PEER-REVIEW PROCESS 

The submitted manuscript goes through a review process that takes between three and four months. Masked review is practiced whereby both contributors and reviewers are unknown to one another.

The Editor-in-Chief will have the first initial review of the paper on its suitability and relevance, often consulting with members of the Editorial Panel. If appropriate, reviewers are identified again through consultations with the Editorial Panel and/or the International Advisory Board. Once review reports are received, the contents are noted by the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Panel.

If the review reports are unfavorable, the Editor-in-Chief in discussion with the Editorial Panel decides whether an outright rejection is advisable or to seek another reviewer before a final decision is made. In the event of rejection, the author of the paper is promptly notified. If the reviews are encouraging, the author is also promptly notified; the review reports are enclosed for the author to undertake revisions in line with the reviewers’ comments and suggestions.

The revised paper when received by the Editor-in-Chief will again be evaluated to ensure that all issues raised by the reviewers have been addressed. If deemed necessary, the revised paper is forwarded to the reviewers for another reading. When all quarters are satisfied, the author is notified that his/her paper has gone through the review process and is now accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the journal.

Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication include those that are too elementary, poorly written and/or poorly organized, incoherent, too specialized in scope, unduly technical, or excessively long. Such papers that are rejected are promptly returned to the author.

 

REVIEW OF MANUSCRIPT 

MyJICT practices double-blind academic review; both author and reviewer are unknown to one another. Every submitted manuscript, if deemed appropriate, will go through a review process that involves a minimum of two reviewers to a maximum of three reviewers. The number of reviewers is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the Editorial Panel. The review may be lengthy, but all efforts are made to ensure that an outcome is made known to the author at the soonest possible time. Delays are often commonplace as reviewers are working academically with heavy work commitments. Patience on the part of the authors is greatly appreciated.

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