Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office. through the submission system provided by the Journal website
Your Paper Your Way
We now differentiate between the requirements for new and revised submissions. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word or PDF file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper into a correct format for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.
Types of Paper
IQJOSS considers for publication: original scientific research papers concerned with any aspect of Statistics and Informatics research, development or application in the fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Operation Research invited reviews looking at the state-of-the-art of a particular topic through publications in that field.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Ethics in publishing
For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see: https://stats.mosuljournals.com/journal/process?ethics.
Conflict of interest
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
Submission declaration and verification
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously or it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, the publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
1: SUBMISSION OF PAPER
1-1: Requirements for a new submission
Authors are free to submit their manuscript as a single MS-Word format file to be used in the refereeing process.
1-2: Requirements of revised submissions
Only when a submitted manuscript is at the revision stage, authors will be requested to put the manuscript in a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of the manuscript.
2: BEFORE YOU BEGIN
2-1: Ethics in Publishing
The ethical policy of IQJOSS is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with IQJOSS Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with IQJOSS. The ethical policy of IQJOSS is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published. The publishing decision is based on the suggestion of the journal's reviewers and editorial board members. The ethical policy insisted the Editor-in-Chief, may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the decision. The reviewers are necessary to evaluate the research papers based on the submitted content in a confidential manner. The reviewers also suggest the authors improve the quality of research paper by their reviewing comments. Authors should ensure that their submitted research work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed by the authors. Any kind of plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit: Ethics in publishing
2-2: Peer-Review Process
In order to maintain the peer review system, authors have an obligation to participate in the peer-review process to evaluate manuscripts from others. When appropriate, authors are obliged to provide retractions and/or corrections of errors to the editors and the Publisher. All papers submitted to the IQJOSS journal will be peer-reviewed for at least one round. IQJOSS journal adopts a double-blinded review policy: authors are blind to reviewers, and reviewers are also blind to authors. The peer-review process is conducted in the online manuscript submission and peer-review system. After a manuscript is submitted to the online system, the system immediately notifies the editorial office. The manuscript will be assigned to two or more reviewers, after passing an initial quality check by the editorial office. Once the reviewers’ comments are received, the editorial team member makes a decision. Due to the fact that reviewers sometimes do not agree with each other, the final decision sent to the author may not exactly reflect recommendations by any of the reviewers.
The decision after each round of peer-review may be one of the following:
- Accept without any further changes.
- Accept with minor revision: the revised manuscript may or may not be sent to the reviewers for another round of evaluation.
- Accept with major revision: the revised manuscript sent to the reviewers for another round of evaluation.
- Reject: the manuscript is rejected for publication by IQJOSS.
- Unable to review: the manuscript has to be reassigned to another reviewer.
All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. All authors must agree on the sequence of authors listed before submitting the article. All authors must agree to designate one author as the corresponding author for the submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to arrange the whole manuscript upon the requirements and to dialogue with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing stages and to also act on behalf.
3: PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be submitted only in English such as mentioned previously. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman of 12 pt. font and in MS-Word format in one column use A4 paper size (21 cm × 29.7 cm). Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of the manuscript consideration. Manuscript must be accompanied by a Title Page including title and author(s) name and their affiliations. The following guidelines should be observed:
- Line spacing of all manuscript lines should be single.
- The spacing of margins (top, bottom, left, and right) should be 2.5 cm;
- The spacing between the title of section or subsection with the first line of a text and the last line of a previous text should be one 1 line spacing;
- The number and the title of sub-section should be aligned with the left margin;
- The first line of a paragraph should be indented by 1.27 cm (0.5 inch) from the left margin;
- A new paragraph should not begin on the last line of a page;
- The spacing between the last line of a text and a table, or a figure or an illustration should be one (1) line spacing;
- The spacing after a full stop (.) and a comma (,) should be one (1) character spacing and there is no character spacing before.
- The maximum number of pages for a manuscript in new submission, after revision, for publication is 15 pages. This limit includes tables, figures and other illustrations in the text but does not include appendices.
3-1: English Language Writing
All publications in the IQJOSS are in the English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the (IQJOSS); hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. The authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.
3-2: New Submissions
Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document, in IQJOSS format mention above. It should contain high enough quality figures for refereeing. If you prefer to do so, you may still provide all or some of the source files at the initial submission. Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be uploaded separately.
References list must be provided according to the (IQJOSS) references format in a consistent style. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), article title, year of publication, journal abbreviation, article/chapter/book title, volume/issue number, and the pagination must be present. The use of DOI is highly encouraged.
3-4: Formatting requirements
After following the Formatting requirements mentioned previously, a manuscript must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Artwork and Tables with Captions. If your article includes any Videos and/or other Supplementary material, this should be included in your initial submission for peer review purposes.
Divide the article into clearly defined sections.
Please ensure that your manuscript has consecutive line numbering - this is an essential peer review requirement.
Figures and tables embedded in the text
3-5: Manuscript Submission and Verification
Manuscripts are assumed not to be published previously in print or electronic versions and are not under consideration by another publication. Copies of related or possibly duplicated materials (including those containing significantly similar content or using the same data) that have been published previously or are under consideration for another publication must be provided at the time of online submission.
4: MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE
Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).
4-1: Title Page
Title: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formula where possible.
Author names and affiliations: Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author. Superscript * is used to indicate who is the corresponding author.
Present/permanent address: If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
4-2: Manuscript Title
Title of up to 17 words should not contain the name of locations, countries or cities of the research as well as abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions and do not use vague expressions.
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
Highlights are optional for this journal. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article and should be submitted in a separate editable file in the online submission system. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
4-7: Materials and Methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The results should be clear and concise.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).
4-13: Conflict of Interest
Conflict of interest statement must be placed at the manuscript as below: "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this manuscript".
The details of the references cited in the text, published or unpublished should be located in the List of References. The list should be placed at the end of the paper. The style selected must be used consistently throughout the paper.
Citing in the Text: The references cited in the text should be indicated using the name of the author and the date of publication. Examples are as follow:
- If the name of an author is written as part of a sentence, the year published should be written in parentheses. “Works by Yao (1993) have shown that in order to maintain the behavioral link between the offspring and their parents, the use of crossover operator should be avoided.”
- If the name of an author is not written as part of a sentence, both the name and year published should be written in parentheses. “ANN offers useful properties and capabilities such as non-linearity, input and output mapping, adaptability and fault tolerance among others (Haykin, 1999).”
- If there are two authors for a cited reference, both names should be written. “In designing the model for non-linear system, the parsimonious principle (Soderstrom and Stoica, 1989) is critical because a nonlinear model involves an excessive number of parameters.”“Syu and Chang (1999) successfully used neural networks to adaptively control Penicillin acylase fermentation.”
- If there are three authors or more than three for a cited reference, use et al. in italic style after the name of the first author. “The algorithm can be calculated by applying Gram-Schmidt procedures as described by Korenberg et al. (1988).”
- If more than one reference materials by the same author in the same year are cited, use small letter alphabets (a, b, c, and so on) to distinguish them. “Some of the basic principles widely used by many researchers areLagrange-Euler (LE) equations (Uicker, 1965; Bejczy and Paul,1981), Newton-Euler (NE) equations (Luh et al., 1980a) and d’Alembert (GD) equations (Lee et al., 1983). “Luh et al. (1980b) presented an example of an acceleration control of robot arm/manipulator.”
List of References: All references cited should be listed in the List of References at the end of the manuscript. List the references alphabetically. If more than one published materials by the same author are cited, these materials should be listed chronologically. For example, an article by Scholfield published in 1964 should be listed before the one published in 1967. Generally, authors’ names are listed using surname followed by their initials. The followings are examples of writing style according to the name of the author:
Single and multiple authors:
Example (single author) :
Veres, S. M. (1990). Structure Selection of Stochastic Dynamic Systems.
New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Example (two or more authors):
Soderstrom, T., and Stoica, P. (1989). System Identification. United
Kingdom: Prentice Hall International Ltd.
Luh, J. Y. S., Walker, M. W., and Paul, R. P. (1980b). Resolved-Acceleration
Control of Mechanical Manipulators. IEEE Trans. Automatic Control.
4-15: Examples of References
Writing Types of Publication Style in the List of References
Frequently, different types of publication materials are cited in a manuscript. The style of writing details on cited publication in the List of References should be as follows:
Author (Year). Title. (Edition). Placed published: Publisher.
Theusen, G. J. and Fabrycky, W. J. (1984). Engineering Economy. (6th ed.) Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice Hall.
ii. Article in a book
Author of the article (Year). Title of the article. In author or editor of the book. Title of the book. (page). Place published: Publisher.
Hussein, S. B., Jamaluddin, H., Mailah, M. and Zalzala, A. M. S. (2000). An Evolutionary Neural Network Controller for Intelligent Active Force Control. In Parmee, I. C. (Ed.) Evolutionary Design and Manufacturing (pp. 351 –362). London: Springer-Verlag.
iii. Journal articles
Author (Year). Title of the article. Title of the Journal. Volume (Issue no.), page.
Billings. S. A. (1980). Identification of Nonlinear Systems: A survey. Proc. IEE, Part D. 127(6), 272-284.
Author (Year). Title of the article. Title of the Journal. Volume (Issue no.), page. Publisher.
Borman, W. C. (1993). Role of Early Supervisory Experience in Supervisor Performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 443 – 449. American Psychology Association.
iv. Conference articles
Author (Year). Title of the article. Name of the conference. Date of the conference. Place, page.
Sheta, A. F. and De Jong, K. (1996). Parameter Estimation of Nonlinear Systems in Noisy Environments Using Genetic Algorithms. Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control. 15-18 September. Dearborn, Michigan: IEEE, 360 - 365.
Author (Year). Title of the thesis. Thesis award. Place published.
Shukur O. B. (2015). Artifical Neural Network and Kalman Filter Approaches Based on ARIMA for Daily Wind Speed Forecasting. Doctor Philosophy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai.
Author (Year). Patent number. Place published: Official source.
Smith, I. M. (1988). U.S. Patent No. 123, 445. Washington DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Author (Year). Patent number. Retrieved on date, year, from URL address of the patent database.
Ulrich, K. (2001). European Patent No. EP1162184. Retrieved on March 7, 2002, from fttp://ep.espacenet.com/
Reference from Internet
Although the internet provides a large source of references, the information from the internet is not permanent and is updated periodically. Thus these are unreliable sources of reference. The Internet should only be used to retrieve primary sources of reference.
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. The caption of the table should be written at the bottom.
Figures/ illustrations should be in high-quality artwork, within 200-300 dpi. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. Following remarks should be applied to the figures:
Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text of the manuscript.
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
4-20: Math formula
The present simple formula in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text). Use MathType software for the best results.
Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.
4-22-1 Electronic artwork
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
• Preferred fonts: Times New Roman (or Times).
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
• Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
• Indicate per figure if it is a single, 1.5 or 2-column fitting image.
• For Word submissions only, you may still provide figures and their captions, and tables within a single file at the revision stage.
• Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be provided in separate source files.
Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
TIFF (or JPG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi. TIFF (or JPG): Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
Please do not:
• Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low.
• Supply files that are too low in resolution.
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
4-22-2 Color artwork
Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG). If together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then the journal will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in color on the Web regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version.
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Figure captions should be written bottom of figures.
4-23: Supplementary data
IQJOSS accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, high- resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please provide the data in one of our recommended file formats. Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the article and supply a concise and descriptive caption for each file.
4-24: Submission checklist
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
Ensure that the following items are present: One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes) Further considerations
• The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
• Color figures are clearly marked as being intended to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print. If the only color on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes
5: AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA
All contributing authors should qualify for authorship. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the co-authors.
6: USE OF THE DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string whichis assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes, i.e., When the authors use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.
7: CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION
Permit others distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation. Further details found at: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) In addition, IQJOSS retain the copyright of published articles, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License for CC-BY-4.0” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
8: ARTICLE PUBLICATION FEES
Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model.
In an open access model, the publication costs of an article is paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution. IQJOSS is an Open Access journal; therefore, publishing an article in this journal requires a payment of 100 US$ for an accepted manuscript to be published. There is no submission or processing fee required.
9: OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION
IQJOSS publishes the research work, covering a wide range of Statistical Sciences. All papers published in IQJOSS are open access and distributed under the open access license agreement. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.