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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 before another journal for consideration. If the submission extends a previously published conference paper, it contains 1/3 new content, copyright permission has been obtained, and the new contributions have been outlined in a cover letter to the Editor.
  • The author must remove the name and affiliation of the submitted manuscript. The anomyzed version of the manuscript will be used in further process and the review process will be double-blind.
  • The submission adheres to international ethical standards for publication.
  • Authorship follows JITeCS guidelines.
  • Manuscript writing must follow the rules provided in the JITeCS template and adhering the Author Guideline.
  • The submission file is in *.docx
  • The cover letter to the Editor (optional) is ready to be uploaded as an additional file and pasted into comments for Editor

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science (JITeCS) is a peer-reviewed open access journal published by Faculty of Computer Science, University of Brawijaya (UB), Indonesia. The journal is open for submission to the scientist and engineer involved in all aspects of information technology computer science, computer engineering, information systems, software engineering and education of information technology. Following this guideline is to ensure the authors meet the standard and to ensure that sufficient context is provided for all readers to appreciate their contribution.

General Guideline

  1. Use the JITeCS guide of authors as template and following the guideline for preparing your papers. (MS Word template);Manuscripts should be written in good English;
  2. The manuscript should be written with correct spelling and grammar, effective sentences, and coherent paragraph arrangements;
  3. An English manuscript must be grammatically correct and should be professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking language. The authors may use a professional English grammar checker application using standard academic settings;
  4. The authors who submit the manuscript must complete all authors' names, affiliation(s), and their email addresses in the submission metadata;
  5. Be sure each new paragraph is clearly indicated;
  6. Number all pages consecutively;
  7. Each graph should be untitled, have clear x and y axes along with the axis titles (including units, if any);
  8. Avoid section-or sub-section that contains only 1 paragraph.
  9. Keep away of populating manuscript with general theoretical review.
  10. Each equation should be written using the Equation Editor in MS Word or Open Office. Equations are not allowed to be embedded in the manuscript as images. The parameters used in the equations must be explained in the paragraph;
  11. Papers should be clear, precise, and logical and roughly consist of 5000 words.
  12. Present the paper using IMRADC format:
    1. (I) Introduction
    2. Related works (optional)
    3. (M) Research Methods
    4. (RAD) Results and Discussion
    5. (C) Conclusion
  13. JITeCS will ensure that the submitted manuscript is free from elements of plagiarism. Editors use Google Scholar, Turnitin, and other resources to check plagiarism. Only articles with a maximum rating of 25% will proceed to the review process.
  14. Every submitted manuscript will be reviewed by reviewers with a double-blind review system. Thus, the author must remove the name and affiliation of the submitted manuscript.

Paper Organization Guideline

  1. Title: The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. It should not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.
  2. Authors Name and Affiliation:
    1. Author(s) names must be without a title and professional positions.
    2. The affiliation of all authors should be provided clearly, including its address. Affiliation includes department/unit name (or faculty), the university's name or institution, address, country.
    3. Please indicate Corresponding Author (include email address) by adding an asterisk (*) in superscript behind the author's name.
  3. Abstract:
    1. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution, and point out major findings and conclusions.
    2. The Abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. The abstract should be written in the past tense.
  4. Keywords:
    1. The keyword list provides the opportunity to add keywords, used by the indexing and abstracting services, in addition to those already present in the title.
    2. Keywords written in 3-5 words should be a subset of the title of the paper, written using lowercase letters except for abbreviations, and separated by comma punctuation marks for between words.
  5. Introduction:
    1. The Introduction should provide a clear background, a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, the proposed approach or solution, and the new value of research which it is innovation.
    2. The problem background should be provided adequately and clearly.
    3. Avoid writing the background excessively
    4. The existing solution (state-of-the-art) studies should be concisely presented.
    5. The gap analysis should be explained adequately. This gap may explain the main limitation or differentiation of approach from the previous research. It may show the scientific novelty of the proposed study.
    6. The study aim should be stated precisely and explicitly which related to the research gap.
  6. Research Methods:
    1. In the methodology section, please explain the research in chronological order which includes research design and research procedure.
    2. Dataset used in the study should be explained including the data gathering methods, statistical information about the data, etc.
    3. Describes the methods/algorithm/models used in this study
    4. Describes the experiment conducted and evaluation metrics to obtain the result data and their analysis.
  7. Results and Discussion:
    1. In the results and discussion section the results should be explained and at the same time a comprehensive discussion is given.
    2. The results should summarize the scientific findings rather than provide in excessive detail.
    3. The discussion should explore the relation of the findings to the original questions or objectives outlined in the Introduction, provide an interpretation for each of the findings scientifically, and explore the significance of the findings. It may highlight the conformities/differences between the findings of this study and the previous ones.
  8. Conclusions:
    1. A good conclusion should provide a statement that what is expected, as stated in the "Introduction" section can ultimately result in the "Results and Discussion" section.
    2. Conclusion can also be added the prospect of the development of research results and application prospects of further studies into the next (based on the results and discussion).
  9. Acknowledgement: (optional)
    1. Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding institutions of your research.
    2. acknowledgements may include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e., Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials.
  10. Tables:
    1. Tables must be numbered in the order in which they will be presented (Table 1, Table 2, Table n..).
    2. The table's title is written in the center justified position above the table.
    3. The font used in both the table title and the table contents is 9pt.
    4. The table should be cited and mentioned in the text.
  11. Images:
    1. The image are numbered in the order in which they are presented (Figure 1., Figure 2. , Figure n.).
    2. Caption for the image is positioned in the middle of the page, below the image (center justified).
    3. The font size is 9pt.
    4. The image should be cited and mentioned in the text.
  12. References:
    1. The author must provide at least 25 references at minimum. from primary sources (scientific journals, conference proceedings, research reference books), which are published within 5 (five) years;
    2. References used in the manuscript using local language as a reference is not advised. We strongly recommend you change this reference into another one from an international journal that uses English.
    3. Avoid using webpages as references unless it is a dataset. Please use journal articles or proceedings instead
    4. Use of tools such as EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero for reference management and formatting, and choose IEEE style.
    5. Each citation should be written in the order of appearance in the text in square brackets.
    6. References should be cited in text by numbering system (in IEEE style), [1], [2], [3] and so on.
    7. Only references cited in text should be listed at the end of the paper. For example, the first citation [1], the second citation [2], and the third and fourth citations [3], [4].
    8. When citing multiple sources at once, the preferred method is to list each number separately, in its own brackets, using a comma or dash between numbers, such as: [1], [3], [5].
    9. It is not necessary to mention an author's name, pages used, or date of publication in the in-text citation. Instead, refer to the source with a number in a square bracket, e.g. [9], that will then correspond to the full citation in your reference list. Examples of in-text citations:
      1. This implementation was first conducted in 2015 [9].
      2. Doe [10] has stated that...
      3. Several recent studies [7], [9], [11]-[12] have suggested that....
      4. ...end of the story for my research journey [19].
  1. One author should be designated as corresponding author.
  2. Please note that any papers which fail to meet our requirements will be returned to the author to revive. Only papers which are submitted in the correct style will be considered by the Editors.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors do not need to pay article processing charges for article publishing once their articles have been accepted.


Peer Review Process

We are committed to prompt evaluation and publication of fully accepted papers in JITeCS (Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science). To maintain a high-quality publication, all submissions undergo a rigorous review process. Characteristics of the peer review process are as follows:

  1. Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated.
  2. Manuscripts with contents outside the scope will not be considered for review.
  3. Papers will be refereed by reviewers and editorial board.
  4. In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. Authors will be informed when Editors decide further review is required.
  5. All publication decisions are made by the journal's Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the referees' reports. Authors of papers that are not accepted are notified promptly.
  6. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. We expect our Board of Reviewing Editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material as well.
  7. Editors and reviewers involved in the review process should disclose conflicts of interest resulting from direct competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, and remove oneself from cases in which such conflicts preclude an objective evaluation. Privileged information or ideas that are obtained through peer review must not be used for competitive gain.
  8. In the reviewing process, there are one reviewer or at least two reviewers for each manuscript in the related topic. In case of three reviewers, decision will be made from at least two reviewers.
  9. All reviewing process are in "Double Blind/Single Blind Peer Review" This means that the reviewers of the paper would not get to know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) would not get to know the identity of the reviewer.
  10. The author have 14 days to do the manuscript revision once the review result given the the author.
  11. The author should send the revised manuscript and the review reply which can be found in the Author Guideline
  12. The author may ask for time for extension to revise the manuscript by informing the reason extension to the editor.
  13. The paper will be Declined if there is no revision submitted to the editor in 30 days after revision is requested to the author.
  14. Author should reply promptly to fasten the review to production stage.
  15. All review processes are carried out online via the web system and the progress of the manuscript can be monitored by the author via the web system.
  16. The review process duration will be vary depending on the review process for each manuscript. The editor cannot guarantee an exact publication time when a new manuscript is sent by the author.
  17. Proofing and editing is done by the editor and/or by involving the author.
  18. Published manuscript cannot be altered. Please make sure the manuscript is final in the copyediting stage.
  19. Manuscripts that have been published may be withdrawn by the editorial team if they are found to be problematic.


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