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Author Guidelines

African Journal of Information and Communication Technology invites the submission of technical papers on topics within the scope of the AJICT. As a Journal which informs a wide audience of varying competence and exposure to advanced technical content, authors should particularly pay attention to clarity of presentation and ease of reading. Manuscripts that lack these features will be returned to the author(s) for further attention and could delay their review and subsequent publication. Manuscripts should contain the name, address, phone, fax and e-mail address of all the authors. Attention and care should be given to the organization of the materials so that the contributions are logically ordered with a consistent progression of thought so that the contents of the paper can be understood easily. Equations should be numbered serially. Proofs, calculations and derivation that could derail the flow of thought and reading should be placed in Appendices. Manuscripts should report not only original theoretical and/or experimental work but also easy to follow reviews and tutorial expositions of current industrial and professional relevance. Papers which have been published elsewhere and/or copyrighted or accepted for publication elsewhere will not be considered for publication in the AJICT.
Where necessary, exceptions to this rule will be made if and when a particular manuscript is deemed to have only appeared in conference proceedings, Abstracts only or have had only limited distribution. Authors of such manuscripts must report this at the point of submission of their manuscript to AJICT for review.

Papers submitted to AJICT are reviewed by international competent reviewers and will be accepted only on their merits, novelty, usefulness and significance to the AJICT. Figures and Tables must be used sparingly. Papers must have at most a total of twelve figures and tables. Submitted manuscripts exceeding these guidelines will be returned to the authors for further editing and could delay their review. Manuscripts to be submitted for review should be written and formatted double columns and single-spaced with 10 point font (approximately 55 lines per page with 16.5 cm. line length) excluding figures. Manuscripts should be limited to not more than 22 (A4) single-spaced pages and should include an abstract of between 50 to 200 words outlining the scope and contribution to the area covered. A list of not more than 6 keywords should follow the abstract. All figures and tables must have individual titles and appear where they fit most into the text material to which they refer. Authors should use the IEEE Transactions on Communications" referencing format. Where the authors are unable to access this referencing format, they should contact the editorial board of AJICT for a copy. Manuscripts submitted for review should be submitted online as Portable Document Format (pdf) or Rich Text format. Manuscripts in Microsoft Word (*.doc) format will not be accepted.

All papers submitted to the AJICT are checked for compliance before being sent for review.

When a manuscript submitted is accepted, the final paper MUST be submitted as both ".rtf" and pdf and formatted in two equal columns, single-spaced and with 10 point Arial fonts. The spacing between the two equal columns MUST NOT be less than 0.5 cm.

For online submission, visit the journal web site: http://www.ajict.eng.uts.edu.au. Where online submission is not feasible, manuscripts can be submitted by sending it to the address: agbinya@eng.uts.edu.au All manuscripts submitted for review should be written in English. Sections and subj-sections of the paper should be numbered serially. Introductory sections should be kept at a minimum. Materials published else where and used in the manuscripts should be referenced rather than be paraphrased or reproduced. Authors must also attach, e-mail or post a signed AJICT Copyright Form on submitting their papers. Authors should have company clearance before submitting their papers to the AJICT. AJICT assumes that all submitted manuscripts do not contain proprietary or classified materials protected or unprotected by patents of any form. The authors are completely responsible (not AJICT, nor its Editorial Board) for the technical contents and any proprietary protections of their papers.

The TEMPLATE FOR PREPARATION OF PAPERS for publication in the AJICT may be downloaded as a Microsoft Word document from ANY current Issue of the AJICT.

The Editorial Board African Journal of Information and Communication Technology

 

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.

  1. 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.
  2. The submission file is in PDF or RTF file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://pkp.ubc.ca) are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); with figures and tables placed within the text, rather than at the end.
  5. The text meets this journal's formatting requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines found in About the Journal. If the journal section is peer reviewed, author identification has been removed, and "Author" and year have been used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' names, titles, etc. The author's name has been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.
 

Copyright Notice

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. A Copyright Form should be downloaded by authors and must be faxed to the AJICT before the publication of their manuscripts will be scheduled.

 

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