Format of Manuscript

The paper should be formatted by using the LaTeX template. A maximum of eight keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the contents of the manuscript. Leave a blank line between each paragraph and between each entry in the list of bibliographic references. Tables should preferably be placed in the same electronic file as the text. Authors should consult a recent issue of the Journal for table layout.

Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc. should be numbered. However, no reference should be made to page numbers in the text; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Underline words that should be in italics, and do not underline any other words.

We recommend that authors prepare the manuscript in LaTeX (Download here) file.

1. Manuscripts in general should be organised in the following order (applicable for manual submissions via email):

    • Full title of your article.
    • Author(s) and Corresponding author information. This page should contain name(s) of all the authors, institutions and corresponding author's name, institution and full address for editorial correspondence.
      • eg : 1Ramlan Mahmod and 2Hailiza Kamarulhaili
               1Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor.
      •         2School of Mathematical Sciences,Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    • Abstract (the abstract should be less than 250 words). Keywords must also be provided on this page (Not more than eight keywords in alphabetical order).
    • A list of number of black and white / colour figures and tables should also be indicated on this page.  Figures submitted in color will be printed in colour.  See "5. Figures & Photographs" for details.
    • The article should begin with the Introduction of your article.

 2. Text.  Research / Original Papers should be prepared with the headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions in this order. 

3. Tables.  All tables should be prepared in a form consistent with recent issues of IJCR and should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.  Explanatory material should be given in the table legends and footnotes. 

4. Equations and Formulae.  These must be set up clearly and should be typed by using Math Type Equation. Routine structural formulae can be typeset and need not be submitted as figures. Numbers identifying equations should be in square brackets and placed on the right margin of the text.

5. Figures & Photographs.  Submit an original figure or photograph.  Illustration including diagrams and graphs are to be referred to in the text as ‘figures’ and photographs as ‘plates’ and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. All photographs (glossy black and white prints) should be supplied with appropriate scales. Illustrations should be of print quality; outputs from dot matrix printers are not acceptable..

6. References.  Manuscripts must conform to the references in the APA (American Psychological Association) Style. The references style adopted should be consistent throughout the manuscript. Click the links below to find descriptions of the APA Style