Submission Guide

ijmma

ISSN: 2048-8807

Contact: editor@ijmma.org.uk

Submission Guide

Paper Submission Guide

  • Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.
  • Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.
  • The authors authorize the publisher archive the article into databases and indexes (such as EBSCO, DOAJ, ProQuest), and permit the publisher apply DOI name to the article.
  • All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format (LaTex format for Journal of Mathematics Research), and submitted online.  If you have any questions, please contact with the editor of the journal.

Paper Selection and Publication Process

  • Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/email may be missed.
  • Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; one is an editorial staff and the other two are external reviewers. The review process may take 1-2 weeks.
  • Notification of the result of review by E-mail.
  • The authors revise paper and pay publication fee.
  • After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge. If you want to keep more copies, please contact with the editor before making an order.
  • E-journal in PDF available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.

General Language

  • Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both); decimal points (not commas); use a space for thousands (10 000 and above). We only accept manuscripts in English language.

Length of paper

  • 3000-8000 words are preferred.

Title Page

  • Title page is a separated page before the text. Provide the following information on the title page (in the order given). It should include:

Title

  • Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author’s names and affiliations

  • Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.

Corresponding author

  • Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and  also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

Sponsoring information

  • If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.

General Rules for Text

  • Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.
  • Front: Times New Roman; Size: 10
  • Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt; Below paragraph – 4 pt
  • Line Spacing: fixed – 12 pt
  • Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-10; Bold; for example, 1. Introduction
  • Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size-10; Italic; for example, 1.1 Research Methods
  • Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size-10; for example, 1.1.1 Analysis Result

Preparation of text
Abstract

  • A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list.

Keywords

  • Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.

Subdivision of the article

  • Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1., 2.,   (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text.’ Any subsection, ideally, should not be more than 600 words. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

Figure legends, figures, schemes

  • Present these, in this order, at where they should be in the article. They are described in more detail below. High-resolution graphics files must always be provided separate from the main text file.

Tables

  • Present tables at where they should be in the article. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place description to tables below the table body. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

Formula

The text size of formula should be similar with normal text size.

References

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors.

Citations in the text

  • Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Citing and listing of web references

  • As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Text

  • Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, ISBN 1-55798-790-4, copies of which may be ordered fromhttp://www.apa.org/books/4200061.html or APA Order Dept., P.O.B. 2710, Hyattsville, MD 20784, USA or APA, 3 Henrietta Street, London, WC3E 8LU, UK. Details concerning this referencing style can also be found at http://humanities.byu.edu/linguistics/Henrichsen/APA/APA01.html

List

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication.

DOIs in References

  • The journal/publisher encourages authors to cite those items (journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, technical reports, working papers, dissertations, etc.) that have DOIs. When the cited items have DOIs, the authors should add DOI persistent links to the regular references. The DOI persistent links should be the last elements in the references. The persistent links should be active.
  • Format of persistent link: http://dx.doi.org/+DOI (without “doi:”)
  • Example of persistent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/2.901164
  • The authors or editors may retrieve articles’ DOIs at: http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/
  • You can open a free account, to start retrieving articles’ DOIs. CrossRef allows you check multiple references. Please read this webpage very carefully. Only articles with assigned DOIs can be retrieved through the above mentioned webpage.

Examples:

  • Reference to a journal publication:
    Kornack, D. Rakic, P. (2001). Cell Proliferation Without Neurogenesis in Adult Primate Neocortex.Science. 294 (5549). 2127-2130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1065467
  • Reference to a book:
    Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.). Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
  • Reference to a web source:
    Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo’s core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/index.htm (July 7, 1999)

Note:

  • Please present the Tables and Figures at the end of the paper.
  • Please avoid using footnotes. Change footnotes to endnotes. Insert “(Note 1, Note 2)” in normal text, and explain the note after References. Please see the “Template”.
  • Please do not use any colors more than white and black in paper. The layout of paper is only in white and black.

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