Guidelines for submissions


Different types of contributions may be submitted: research papers; tutorial/survey; research note/short papers; software/algorithms; addendum/corrections; datasets.

General guidelines

Word count:

  • Full paper: 4,000 to 8,000 words (body text; excluding title, abstract, captions, references)
  • Short paper: up to 1,500 words (body text; excluding title, abstract, captions, references). Published in the "Communication" section, no guarantee of indexing as an article by the indexers

Each article should contain the following information:

  • Title (maximum 10 words)
  • Complete contact information for all authors
  • An informative abstract (75 to 200 words) presenting the main points of the paper and conclusions
  • The abstract should involve the following points (faithfully reflecting the content and the structure of the article's body), highlighting the advancement over the state of the art:
    • Purpose of the study
    • Methodology
    • Findings
    • Originality
    • Impact
  • Descriptive keywords (3 to 6)
  • Main body of paper
  • Conclusions
  • References, formatted according to the IEEE reference style
  • Information on financial support
Style guidelines

Download the Word template file for IJSG articles.
The template has been updated in April 2023, based on a model kindly provided by Dominique Jaccard of Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud, Switzerland.

Double-blind review

The identity of the authors is concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. The authors should should thus submit:

  • Title page, with authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
  • Blinded manuscript, the body of the paper (including the references, figures, etc.) without any identifying information (e.g., the authors' names or affiliations).
Online submission

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in as an author and begin the five-step submission process.

Publication ethics

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