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 (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 double-spaced; uses a 12-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 Guidelines.
The text is 1.5 space; uses a 12-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.
- Manuscript Submission
Submission of an article implies that the work has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis). It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The manuscript should be submitted through the OJS online submission system. This will facilitate the submission and peer-review process. Authors must first register at https://ejournal.usm.my/jcimc.
All manuscripts must adhere to the stipulated format to expedite the review process and prevent undue delay in publication. JCIMC reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared following the submission guidelines.
- Manuscript Preparation:
- i) Title Page
Submission must include a title page with:
- Only the full title of the manuscript, author's affiliation, email address and institutional address.
- Biography or short profile of author (150–200 words).
- Abstract (250–300 words). A list of keywords (up to five keywords).
- ii) Preparation of Text
Manuscripts must be prepared using Microsoft Word and typed using 12 pt (Times New Roman) and 1.5 spacing. Full-length article submissions should be approximately 6,000-8,000 words. The manuscript should be in British English, and the reference format adheres to the APA (American Psychological Association, 7th edition) style.
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Authors are to check for the accuracy of language before submitting it to the journal. The Editorial Board will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language.
iii) Authorship and Affiliations
Authors should confirm that all persons designated as authors qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify are listed. Please provide the affiliation of each author and complete mailing address. Please designate the corresponding author with an asterisk (*).
- iv) Abstract and Keywords
The abstract should be between 250–300 words. The abstract should give a clear, concise and informative summary. Provide five specific and suitable keywords related to the manuscript.
- v) Acknowledgement
Acknowledgement is meant for the author to express appreciation to people involved in the research and preparation of the manuscript. All contributors who do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in 'Acknowledgement'. Acknowledgement should also include the source of funding.
- vi) Images, Illustrations, Tables, Photos and Other Supplementary Materials
Each author is responsible for acquiring the copyright of complimentary materials and providing a letter of permission from the appropriate party (for instance, institution, publisher, person, archives, etc.) and attaching relevant documents with the submission of the manuscript. Submission without copyright approval will not be considered for publication. Illustrations should be submitted as separate digital files, not embedded in the text. The files should follow these guidelines: • 300 dpi or higher in pixel size. • Sized to fit on the page with measurement of 15.2 cm (5 in) × 21.5 cm (7.5in). • JPEG, TIFF or EPS format only
- Copyright Policy
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An email will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript.
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4. Language Policy
Manuscripts should be clearly and concisely written in standard Bahasa Malaysia or English (UK). It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the quality of the language is not compromised. Manuscripts written in Bahasa Malaysia must also include Title, Abstract, Keywords and References in English.
- Publication Charges
There are no submission charges or article processing charges (APC).
Section default policy
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.