Information for Authors

For Authors

 

Authors Guide

All manuscripts should be submitted by email to editor.jasic@kiu.ac.ug. The article must be sent in Microsoft word format.  (Download Template)

Authors responsibilities:

  • Authors are expected to adhere to the publication ethics international standards for authors as developed by COPE during the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010. These are:
    • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
    • Researchers should present their results clearly, objectively.
    • Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their results can be confirmed by others.
    • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
    • Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
    • The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals contributions to the work and its reporting.
    • Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.
  • All authors have to contribute significantly to the research addressing a relevant topic in the area of the technological innovations, information sciences from a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Where needed, all authors are expected to provide corrections or retractions of mistakes;
  • Authors are obliged to provide a list of references including the most relevant and current literature;
  • Submitted manuscripts should not be under consideration for publication in other journals.

Evaluation procedure:

REVIEW PROCESS

All manuscripts shall go through at least two blind reviews before being published.

On receiving a manuscript, the Editor shall first ascertain its suitability for the journal, originality in terms of plagiarism levels, readability and ensures all names of authors and other identifying information are not present. If the manuscript aligns with the scope and aim of the journal, then it is sent to reviewers for their comments.

Based on the review, the manuscript will either be accepted or rejected.

If a paper is accepted by both reviewers without corrections, then the manuscript is forwarded for editing and proofreading.

However, if the reviewers make corrections or suggestions, then the author(s) is/are expected to make the corrections, then the manuscript is sent for the second and final review. After which the paper is forward for proofreading and editing if it is accepted. 

Authors are welcome and encouraged to suggest suitable reviewers and to request that certain individuals be excluded from reviewing their manuscript. When suggesting reviewers, the authors must ensure that they are independent and not connected to the authors or the work in anyway. Emails and other contact information of the suggested reviewers must also be provided.

 In cases where editors have doubts after the process of review, they double-check the evaluation with some members of the editorial board, according to their field of specialization, in order to reach an agreement and a decision on the manuscript.

The result of the evaluation will be sent to the authors in a maximum period of 3 months from the date of reception.

A. Guidelines for submission of articles 

In order to ensure originality of the received manuscripts, we check for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism checker software.

If the authors have an ORCID Id, we recommend they include it when submitting their manuscript. Regarding those authors who do not have this ID, we invite you to register at ORCID on the following web: http://orcid.org

Structure of the manuscripts:

  • Title of the paper.
  • Abstract in english. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. It should briefly summarize the essence of the paper and address the following : Objective,  Technology or Method,  Results, Conclusions,
  • 5 key words/3-word phrases that define the article and serve to identify the content of the work should follow immediately after the abstract.
  • Text of the article.
  • References.

B. Guidelines for submission of book reviews

Regarding book reviews: Preferably, book reviews of relevant publications related to social sciences and humanities from different disciplines will be accepted. These should have been published no more than two years ago in the moment of submitting the book review. Selection criteria that will be taken into account are:

  • Specialization and prestige of the book(s) author(s), as well as the publishing house of the book.
  • Current topic and publication date.
  • Book reviews of text books or educational materials and general knowledge books are excluded.
  • Use of scientific criteria by the publisher.
  • The quality of the text, as well as the scientific specialty of the author in the book review will be taken into account. The maximum length is 1500 words. The book review will start with the technical data of the book (name and last name of the author, year of publication, title of the book, place and publishing house).
  • The name of the author will be included in the electronic platform and should not appear in the manuscript sent for review.
  • The opinions and contents of the published articles in JASIC are the exclusive responsibility of the authors. In addition, it is their responsibility to obtain the corresponding permits to include published material in other journals or books as well as to reproduce images, texts, tables or figures from other authors.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to ensure that the manuscript is in compliance with all the following items and by submitting their manuscript  they are confirming that,

  • 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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Manuscripts will comply with the Journal Template
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Any manuscript that does not comply,  will  be immediately rejected.