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

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration in another journal.
  • The submission file is in RTF or DOCX document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Check if all figure and table have captions.
  • Check the presence of E-mail and postal address, Telephone or Mobile number.
  • Check the presence of keywords.
  • Ensure that any material with copyright has been authorized by the owner.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Double-Blind Review have been followed.
  • The authors are aware that they are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes in case of detection.
  • All authors have to report their contribution to the research. Please see CRediT Statement (above, in the menu "About").
  • Authors should acknowledge any financial support they may have had in this research in the Acknowledgements section.
  • Authors should ensure that the list of references provided in the paper is complete and is also consistent with the citations.
  • Submissions are checked for plagiarism.

Some important points to consider:

Structuring a paper

There are many interesting resources online that may help authors to structure their paper. JIM suggests reading the resource from the TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT WIEN, available in http://www.webcitation.org/5OIem27q6.

Keywords

Author should use keywords according to the EUROVOC thesaurus, available online on the following URL: http://eurovoc.europa.eu/drupal/?q=navigation&cl=en.

File Format

The papers will be published in pdf format, but authors must submit their paper in Rich Text Format (RTF) or DOCX format. Any common word processor is able to save the file in this format.

Layout and Style

Authors should follow the template available in this link (RTF template) or this link (DOCX template). Please mind the following referencing guide.