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Last updated on May 2012

Submission of article
We are currently focusing on publishing original research works, review papers, short communications only, authors may submit the articles only to submission@ijacit.com . Authors are advised to submit the articles only with the copyright form duly signed, scanned and attached; authors may download the copyright form here .

File type
Authors should submit the articles only in MS-word 2003 or 2007 format, no other format is accepted. If equations were used it should be converted by using MS Office equation editor and pasted as image at proper place. All equations should be grouped or may be prepared using equation editor software.

File size
No article should exceed more than 10 pages unless necessary, authors will be requested to substantiate the need if it exceeds the maximum number of pages. The file size of the MS word format may not exceed 10 MB size for submission through submission form and 15 MB if it is submitted as attachment over mail. If the file size is more than 8 MB do not apply through the submissions form, kindly submit the article directly to submission@ijacit.com.

Size of submission
Authors are instructed to restrict the number of pages not more than 14 pages to avoid ambiguity and reduce the editing time. The file should be attached as email attachment which is properly scanned before submission. In any case the size of the file should never exceed 10 MB owing to file restriction implied.

Language
Language of the articles should be only in English, we are not processing articles in any other languages

Font type
Articles should be typed in single line spacing with the following font pattern

Font type:                               Times new roman
Size:
Page Size:                                 A4 (8.27” x 11.69”) without page number
Page Margin:                            Moderate Top=1”, Bottom=1”, Left=.75”, Right=.75”
For main heading or title:       12 points and Bold, Center Align
For subtitles:                           11 points and Bold
Content of article   :                 11 points
Line Spacing:                            Single line spacing without any page or space break
Table and Figures:                   Center Align

Submission order
The following order should be strictly followed while submitting the article

Front page : Title of article, authors' names, authors' institutional affiliations only and leave other spaces empty
From second page : Start with abstract of about 200-300 words exactly conveying the content of the article, Keywords ( at least 5 words ) Main content text with all tables and figures aligned in their location ( do not send tables and figures separately unless requested), list of symbols and abbreviations, acknowledgement ,references ( follow standard format),
Titles: Do not capitalise the titles unnecessarily unless required
Ex: ABSTRACT can be capitalised but instead of giving as INTRODUCTION give it as Introduction without capitalising.

References

All references must be arranged first alphabetically and then it may be further sorted chronologically also. If the reference is provided from the same Author (s) in the same year it must be identified by the letter “a”, “b”, “c”, etc which is placed after the publication year. Ex. (2000,”a”)
References should be the last part of the article following the below given format
[1] Prakash.R., and Ramesh G.R, 2008, Article title, Journal of American Society of Civil Engineers, 23(2),pp 12-15.
[2] Prajesh G.,2004, Article title, Journal of Applied Engineering, 45(2), pp 13-17.
Books: P.K.Gupta., (2006). Introduction to Operations Research, 3rd. Ed. McGraw Hill Inc, 34-96.
Book chapter: Botkin,J (2006). What do you meant by Ecosystem in : Environmental Science of Living Plater, 3rd edition, E-age Publishing, New York.
Conferences: Ganeshkumar.B, “ Geospatial technology for disaster management”, International Conference on Disaster Mitigation and Management, PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, pp 234-238
Web pages: Ramesh J (2007) How to draw in Computers. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://company.org/articles/news/11/6/16/2. Accessed 26 June 2010.

Reference Citation
If the reference is of a Single author: the author’s name ( without initials) and the year of publication: Two authors: Both authors name and also the year of publication of the article. Three or more than three authors : First author’s name followed by “et al.”. Example : Baskaran, 1998: Crish Rabia and John Pedikri, 2008: Podilinski et al., 2004. Citing web reference can be like the journal article reference.

Images and tables
Images should be supplied without being inserted in tables, borders or any other format, they can be copy pasted in the required space. It will be better if the images are given in the last page, the quality of the image and the size should be proper. Tables should be given using tables options, do not draw tables using lines, the table width should be properly given, Also do not insert any tables as image format, it should be editable. The title of the table should be bolded and should not contain any text box. Supplied images should be of required quality authors are advised not to submit inferior quality images.

Tables
All tables should be numbered in order, the word Table may be bolded. The table number should be properly given, large size tables should be split into two or more tables so that it can be accomodated within the page size. Table width and cell sizing should be even and all the content should be centered. Number of the tables should be given over the tables and without any border, shading.
Ex: Table 1: Table showing the number of villages covered under this study

Figures
All figure number should be arranged orderly, the figures should not be supplied separately but pasted in the proper place. Figure number and title should be given below the figure, the content of the figure should be explained in the title of figure. All images supplied should have enough resolution, inferior images will be removed. Do not give the figures and tables in the last page, provide them wherever necessary in the article. Provide the figure name and number below the figure and also do not form the images in two columns.
Ex: Figure 1: Image showing the map of the study area.

Equations
All equations should be numbered in order from starting and the notations used in the various equations should be given after abstract. Authors are insisted to follow standard notations and SI units system even though its not mandatory.

Peer review policy
IJACIT aims at rapid publication of articles while maintaining rigorous peer review process, each article will be subjected to a minimum of two reviews by two individual reviewers. If their decision varies the article will be sent to a third reviewer and the editors decision is final. Reviewers will be insisted to review the paper within 10 days time and if he/ she fail to return will be sent to other reviewer for review. All authors are requested to provide at least three reviewers who can review their paper to speed up the process.

Paper acceptance
Final decision on acceptance of the paper is with the editorial team, promotion in any form will disqualify even qualified papers. Selected papers will be put in queue for publication, once the article is published author will get a confirmation mail from the corresponding editor and also an SMS alert will be send. Provisional pdf will be uploaded in the journal page, it is mandatory that at least one of the authors should be our member. In no case articles having more than 5 authors will be considered unless justification is provided for the work done by the concerned authors in the research done. Review articles are permitted only with 2 authors, if more than 2 authors had completed a review work which is submitted for publication they are requested to submit a detailed report about the contribution of each authors in the review work. The provisional pdf status will be removed after receiving membership form duly filled with copyright transfer form.

Copyright
IJACIT follow creative commons copyright policies, authors are instructed to send a copyright form attached with article while submission. Please sign the copyright form and scan it and attach in email. If the form cannot be scanned, please submit the article to the concerned mail id by accepting the copyright transfer details. In open access form authors retain the copyright of the content provided.

Publishing method
All articles accepted for publication will be published only online, IJACIT is online only journal. Authors are free to download their papers at any time, no reprints or any other format of accepted article will be provided. Initially provisional pdf will be uploaded in the journal pages, which will be converted as full paper upon receipt of membership and copyright forms duly filled and signed.