Editor's Guide

  • Editor will allocate the manuscript to an Associate Editor (AE) who in turn allocates the manuscript to reviewers. Upon agreement/availability of a minimum of 3 reviewers, the AE will produce the list to the Editor who will confirm the decision. Once the Editor confirmed his decision, AE will mail the manuscript and review form to the reviewers.
  • Editor should make sure that the manuscript is reviewed by one Indian reviewer, one Foreign reviewer and one Guest Reviewer.
  • Editor must aspire to achieve a positive suggestion before recommending a manuscript for acceptance. Manuscripts should have strong positive reviews in order to be accepted and in case of less-favourable reviews, it must be dealt with a reconsideration and resubmission process, or through additional reviews.
  • Manuscripts lacking positive reviews will not be requested for resubmission.
  • Editor can demand for the scientific opinion of reviewers who are well-versed in the area of research and development covered by the manuscript. Also from the guest reviewers, editor can demand for the comments regarding the applicability, presentation, etc.
  • Before sending reviews to the authors, AEs must make sure that the reviews are suitably anonymous.
  • The reviewers can act only as an advisory, and the final decision regarding a manuscript is the responsibility of the Editor.

Author's Guide

Authors are requested to submit only manuscripts that have been carefully analyzed, organized, proofread and spell checked. Before submission please make sure that your manuscript is prepared using the manuscript preparation template (single-column). This will ensure fast processing and rapid publication.

The SIJ invites contribution in the following categories:

  • Research article.
  • Survey/Review article (Complete review on a specific topic).
  • Tutorial paper (Emphasize the basic concepts of either popular and widely applied or new and promising technology. Normally, tutorial paper assumes its audience is inexpert).
  • Extended version of conference or journal paper.

Instructions :

  • Prior Publication Policy - The manuscript should contain unique and innovative material that has not been previously published in a journal, nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in our journals, it must not be published in any periodical(s) elsewhere without the permission of the editorial board.
  • Plagiarism - Plagiarism is the copying of others concept, text, data and other creative work (e.g. figures, tables and charts) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. Before submitting your manuscript, please make sure that the manuscript is plagiarism free.
  • Manuscript Length - Papers must be written in English, not exceeding 15 pages (single-column), including text, figures and references. (Typically, readers are comfortable with manuscripts of length less than 10 pages).
  • Extended version of conference or journal paper - If the manuscript is an extended version of a conference or journal paper, footer needs to be added to the manuscript with the conference title or journal paper link. Manuscript should contain at least 30% new material, and the manuscript should clearly cite the prior publication and state what is new in the extended version. It is permitted to include only enough material from the published paper to set the context.
  • During indexing process the authors' names as given in the final manuscript will be considered.
  • Suggest Reviewers (Optional) - Author(s) have the option to suggest reviewers. Please read the conflict of interest guidelines in selecting reviewers; they are based on the National Science Foundation guidelines.
  • Download the manuscript preparation template. (Papers need to be submitted in Single-Column MS Word format with file extension .doc or .docx).
  • After review process, the corresponding author has to submit the revised manuscript within 4 days together with the Scanned copy of Copyright Form and payment proof to Submit@TheSIJ.com. If the revised manuscript, copyright form and payment proof are not received within 4 days, it will be considered withdrawn.
  • Before publication, a sample final copy will be sent to corresponding author's email for confirmation. If there is any correction in alignment or spelling mistake, the author has to reply within 4 days (There is no possibility to change anything in title, methodology or results after double-blind peer-review process). If there is no reply from the author, then it is confirmed that the sample copy is final.

Reviewer's Guide

All selected reviewers must adhere and follow the guidelines formed by The SIJ Editorial Board.

  • Associate Editor (AE) will send the manuscript to selected reviewers based on the reviewer’s area of interest. Guest reviewers will be selected based on the relevance of manuscript’s application. Reviewers should reply within 2 days to confirm their acceptance for reviewing the manuscript. In some cases, AE itself will act as one reviewer.
  • Reviewers should critically review the allocated manuscript in a given duration of time frame (2 days).
  • Reviewers are required to perform full double-blind international peer review process to ensure the quality review. The review process is double-blinded; that is, the reviewer does not know who the manuscript author(s) is and the author(s) does not know who has reviewed the manuscript.
  • The entire review feedbacks must be written in English using the review form.
  • Reviewers must emphasize the parts of submitted manuscripts that need modifications from authors.
  • Reviewers do not require to verify grammar, spelling and presentation, eventhough comments are always welcome. If any part is not understandable, then please comment on that part.
  • All comments are confidential, reviewers name will not be revealed to the authors and other 2 referees. The review form contains a space for confidential comments to the Editors.
  • If reviewers find any manuscript appropriate for publishing, but the presentation and English is not standard enough to publish then negative remarks should be given to enhance the quality of manuscripts.
  • Editorial board has every right to ignore any suggested changes by reviewers and their verdict should not be ruled out by reviewer.

There are five options for classifying a manuscript: accept with no revision, accept with minor revision, accept with major revision, reject but encourage revision & invite resubmission, reject.

Reviewer suggesting either major revision or resubmission needs to provide accurately what the authors require to modify in their manuscript. When the manuscript is resubmitted it will be evaluated by AE based on the review comments, if AE found any difficulty then the same reviewer will evaluate the manuscript again.

The SIJ looking for qualified researchers as members of the editorial board. The SIJ will provide as a great source of information for researchers, industrial experts and students. We encourage interested candidates to join in our editorial board by sending their complete information to Editor@TheSIJ.com.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Manuscript Structure :

The structure of your manuscript is expected to follow in this manner.

  • Manuscript Title (Title should briefly describe the content included in the manuscript).
  • Author Names (without titles or degrees except Dr.).
  • Author Details (Designation, Department, College / Organization / University, City, State & Country, and E-Mail id).
  • Abstract (100 to 200 words. Should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the objectives & scope of the work, point out major findings, summarize the results and give the principal conclusion. Citations are not allowed. Try to avoid starting with the words "This paper ...").
  • Keywords (5-8 keywords in alphabetic order. These keywords will be used as a search term in the online version of the article).
  • Abbreviations (Include only important abbreviations).
  • Introduction.
  • Related Works / Literature Survey.
  • Methods / Discussion.
  • Results / Problems and Solutions.
  • Conclusion and Future Work.
  • Appendices (if applicable / any).
  • Acknowledgements (if applicable / any).
  • References (Recent 15 to 20 references are expected).
  • Author Biography (Recent formal photographs of each author with biographical details between 100-200 words including their educational qualification, experience, organization, area of interest, number of papers published, number of conferences/seminars attended).

Avoid special symbols and formulas in title and abstract.

Make sure that the manuscript is plagiarism free and provided proper citation wherever others concept / figure / table / chart is used. As per journal standards, plagiarism level should not exceed the limit of 30%.


Manuscript Layout :

Select, Page Layout >> Margins >> Custom Margins.

Top Bottom Left Right
2.54 cm (1") 2.54 cm 2.54 cm 2.54 cm

Paper Size : Letter

Column : Single-Column

Font Style : Times New Roman

Line Spacing : 1.15

Normal Text Font Size & Alignment : 10 (Justify)

Section & its Font Details :

Section Font Size Bold / Italic / Alignment
Manuscript Title 24 Bold & Center
Author(s) Names 12 Bold & Center
Author Details 10 Normal & Center
Heading 1
   I.     Section 1
   II.    Section 2, ...
10 Bold & Center
Heading 2
   1.1.    Sub-section 1
   1.2.    Sub-section 2, ...
10 Bold, Italics & Justify
Heading 3
   1.1.1.    Sub-subsection 1
   1.1.2.    Sub-subsection 2, ...
10 Italics & Justify
Heading 4
   A.    Sub-heading 1
   B.    Sub-heading 2, ...
10 Italics & Justify
All Text 10 Normal & Justify (Indentation : First line = 0.25")
Figure Caption (Below the Figure) & Table Title (Above the table) 10 Normal & Center
Equations 10 Center (Equation Editor)
References 10 Normal & Justify
Author Biography 10 Normal & Justify

Individually number figures, tables and equations continuously.

Figures and Tables :

  • Table title should be placed above the table and figure caption should be placed below the respective figure. Figure caption and table title should be provided for each figure and table respectively.
  • Figures and tables should appear soon after the citation in the text. When referring to a figure in the body of the text, "Figure 1" should be used and for table, "Table 1" can be used.
  • Both figures and tables should be in editable format. Screenshots are not allowed.
  • If the figure or table is too large can place at the end of the manuscript.

Symbols and Equations :

Special care should be taken if the manuscript includes symbols and equations. Mathematical symbols and equations should be produced using the Equation Editor. Provide superscripts and subscripts at necessary places. For Microsoft word 2007, Insert >> Equation and for Microsoft word 2003, Insert >> Object >> Microsoft Equation 3.0.

Citation Format :

Citations should be done using square brackets as like [1], [3, 4].

Reference Format :

References should be arranged in ascending order based on the year of publication (not limited but expected from 1990 to present) and numbered continuously inside square braces [1]. All references should clearly include the author name with initials at the beginning, year of publication, manuscript title, journal / conference title, volume number, issue number and page numbers. Also, manuscript title, journal name, proceedings / conference title should be initial caps (capitalize the first letter of each word).

  • For Journal Articles :

    B.C. First Author, D.A. Second Author & B.S. Third Author (Year), "Manuscript Title", Journal Name, Publisher Name, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pp. 10-15.

  • For Proceedings Paper :

    B.C. First Author (Year), "Manuscript Title", Proceedings / Conference Name, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pp. 10-15.

  • For Book :

    D.A. First Author & B.S. Second Author (Year), "Book Title", Chapter No. (If any), Editors: First Editor Name & Second Editor Name, Publisher Name, Edition, Press, Place, Pp. 10-15.

  • For Thesis / Dissertation :

    B.C. First Author (Year), "Thesis / Dissertation Title", University Name, Place.

  • For Internet Sources :

    D.A. Author Name (Year), "Website / Web page / Article Title", URL: Copy and Paste the link.

  • For Same Author and Year :

    B.S. First Author (Year A), "Manuscript Title", Proceedings / Conference Name, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pp. 10-15.

After review process, the corresponding author has to submit the revised manuscript within 7 days together with the Scanned copy of Copyright Form and payment proof to Submit@TheSIJ.com. If the revised manuscript, copyright form and payment proof are not received within 4 days, it will be considered withdrawn.

Before publication, a sample final copy will be sent to corresponding author's e-mail for conformation. If there is any correction in alignment or spelling mistake, the author has to reply within 4 days (There is no possibility to change anything in title, methodology or results after double-blind peer-review process). If there is no reply from the author, then it is confirmed that the sample copy is final.

The SIJ is an open access on-line peer reviewed international. Authors of accepted articles are required to pay a fair publication charge for processing their articles.as mentioned in manuscript publication charge.