Guidelines and Policy for Authors


General Guidelines

All interested contributors whose research paper has not been published or for ongoing consideration for publication in any form of language elsewhere can submit. The manuscript must be sent through e-mail in Microsoft Word (MSWord) format. The manuscript should be in English and in case written in other languages, must be translated to English. The manuscript should strictly conform to the format set by the IJITGEB committee.

 Manuscript Preparation

The title, name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and contact number(s) should appear on a separate cover page. This ensures the anonymity of the authors during the review process. Any of the author's names should not appear elsewhere or in any part of the manuscript.

After the cover page, the title should be short and informative with a maximum of twelve (12) words. It should contain the major keywords which clearly depict its relationship to its field.

An abstract of 150 - 250 words. Keywords should be limited to five (5) words.

The manuscript should have a maximum of 7000 words count including text in tables, figures, footnotes, references and etc. in the final publication. It must conform to the American Psychological Association Publication Manual.

Non-conformance to the specifications specified above will be returned to the author for proper style revision. Contributors should be aware that the journal is for an international audience.

Tables and Figures

All tables and figures must be written on a separate page and not as part of the manuscript text. Contributors should have figures with a high-quality resolution for maximum print reproduction. The approximate position in the page or paragraph number of tables and figures should be indicated within the page.

Proofs

Page proofs are sent through email to the designated contributor. Revisions must be checked and affected carefully and must be returned within a stated time.

Review Process

Submitted manuscripts are refereed by research experts identified by the Editorial Board through a double-blind review process. A manuscript is evaluated based on the following criteria: scholarship, originality, clarity of discourse, and significance, including the degree to which the subject matter contributes to the field of information technology in governance, education and business practices. Comments and suggestions are communicated to the author and must affect revision as requested. The Editorial Board has the final decision on whether the manuscripts are accepted or not accepted for publication.

Copyright Policy

For all articles published in IJITGEB, the author retains copyright without restrictions. Authors grant International Journal in Information Technology in Governance, Education and Business (IJITGEB) the right of first publication and other non-exclusive publishing rights (Consent to Publish).

The Author(s) warrants that:

  1. The article is an original work and has not been published or for ongoing consideration for publication in any form of language elsewhere and has obtained the necessary permission to quote or reproduce illustrations from another source.
  2. Obtained the necessary license or written authority and paid all related fees from the intellectual property right owners including the proof of payment upon signing of this Agreement.
  3. The article does not contain obscene, indecent, libelous, or otherwise unlawful and indemnifies the Publisher against all claims arising from this.
  4. Declares any person named as co-author is aware of this agreement and has also agreed to the above warranties.

Licensing Policy

Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY SA 4.0 License.  Articles can be freely used, remixed, transformed, and built upon provided that the authors and IJITGEB are properly cited and given appropriate credits. Articles can be distributed in any medium or format but must use the same license agreement. 

Open Access Policy

As an open access journal, all articles are licensed under Creative Commons CC BY SA 4.0 License which provides immediate access to content and is freely available to the public. This will accelerate global exchange of knowledge and research.  

Repository Policy

IJITGEB allows authors to deposit their articles in any institutional or repository of their choice. Authors should use the published final manuscript in PDF format. 

Plagiarism Policy

IJITGEB only accepts original work. Thus, IJITGEB does not tolerate the reuse of others' copyrighted work without proper citation of the source. All manuscripts submitted to IJITGEB are checked using plagiarism software and returned to the authors based on the plagiarism extent, not more than five percent.

Publication Fee

IJITGEB does not charge any processing fees. Moreover, accepted articles for publication have no publication fee.

Print Reproduction

Print reproduction of the journal issue is subject to fees because it entails cost. This is only at the request of the contributor for a print copy of the journal.

Contact Information

Contact Information can be found at the IJITGEB website:
Website URL: www.ijitgeb.org
Or
Email us: info@ijitgeb.org