Welcome to the JIS submission portal.
Author submission guidelines
For all manuscript submitted to JIS, the following apply:
Submissions should be in English. All papers and articles must be language edited before submission in order to allow the reviewers to comfortably read, review and understand the paper. In particular, non-native English speakers are strongly encouraged to have their writing edited before submission. A quality edit will render the work accessible to a wider community of professionals and novice readers.
– The abstract should not exceed 250 words. It should be contained in a single paragraph and be free of citations.
– Your submission should be in Microsoft Word format using a 12 point Time New Roman font throughout the paper including tables, figures and captions. All document margins should be set at 2,54 cm (1 inch). Double line spacing should be used, with 0 point spacing before and after each line.
– Tables and figures should be numbered and inserted in the text where required, with captions and sources provided.
– Please check for plagiarism before submission. This remains the responsibility of the author. A number of plagiarism-check software is available, for example: ‘Turnitin’ and ‘iThenticate’. Please remember to submit the plagiarism-check report with the manuscript.
– The length of the paper should not exceed 10 000 (ten thousand) words including the abstract and references. However, certain conceptual papers, essays, commentary and editorial papers may be accepted up to 3500-6000 words excluding references.
There are number of citation styles. As an interdisciplinary journal, the JIS recommends the use of APA style. However, citation style can vary according to disciplines, but authors must ensure that all in-text citations are included in the references list. Whichever style is chosen, consistency of citation within the text and the reference list must be maintained.
Copyrights and agreements
Submission to and publication in Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (JIS) is free.
Author’s must maintain and respect ethical consideration while submitting papers.
Author’s submitting of paper in JIS grants the JIS to produce the paper both online and in book version.
By submitting the papers for publication in JIS, author’s agrees to grant permission to produce/reproduce the paper by the journal, hereby agreeing that the paper has not been published and is not considered for publication elsewhere. Authors must take full responsibilities of ethical respects. Therefore, authors maintain the integrity of fairness to submission and publication in Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (JIS).
List three reviewers who you consider best-equipped with the content of your paper.
- Title (Professor, Ph.D., Dr., Researchers/lecturers)
- Email address
- Telephone Number
- Reviewers should not belong to the same department/institute
- Reviewers must not be a co-author(s)
- Reviewers should not be an author or co-authors in any forthcoming publication.
In cases where authors do not provide reviewers, the journal editors will select the relevant reviewers. Identifying reviewers with the appropriate interest and expertise may cause a time delay.
All papers submitted for publication will be screened by the editorial team before the papers are sent for the review process.
All papers submitted to JIS will go through an initial screening process to ascertain appropriateness according to the journal’s aims, scope and focus. General criteria for selection will be applied by the editor and editorial team for guidelines adherence. Selected papers will proceed according to the journal’s rules and processes. Authors will be kept informed accordingly as the paper proceeds through these stages, to build author and journal relationships.
Submitted papers will be sent to the reviewers or returned to the corresponding author for corrections and resubmission if the submission guidelines are not met. Based on the review guidelines, the reviewers are expected to give feedback and comment on the paper. The decision of the reviewers is considered final.
The reviewers are expected to be fair and not biased within the domain of research interest, race, genders, age, and so forth. The reviewer’s expertise plays a vital role in the editorial process. Normally five weeks are allocated as for the review process. Sometimes, the reviewers may request additional time depending on their time constraints and the content of the article/paper.
The review of the paper represents a rigorous process on the basis of reviewer expertise, and suggestions or comments will be made on the article/paper reviewed.
Review articles, Case studies, Research articles, Editorials, Monographs, Essays, and Conference proceedings are reviewed on the basis of:
-Originality, argument of paper, purpose, aims and literature construction
-Sound methodology, research design, and conceptual/theoretical construction
-Sound presentation of data (Qualitative/Quantitative), conceptual development
-Sound discussion and interpretations. Logical sequencing and appropriate and accurate links within the content.
-Academically and scientifically sound and rigorous.
-Relevant literature referred and cited.
The manuscript will be grading from 1-10 (1 being the least and 10 being the most)
- Accept with or without editorial revisions:
- Accepted with minor revisions:
- Accepted with Major revisions:
- Serious Major Revisions:
- Rejected (a reasonable argument will be given and suggestions for further work to resubmit):
The reviewers report will be communicated with the corresponding author. Once the paper is finalized by the author, upon the acceptance for possible publication, the paper will go through the editorial process for formatting and layout according to the journal’s style. The galley proof will be sent to the author for any correction(s) needed before the paper is released.