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Author Guidelines

Instruction to Authors

Unpublished Papers and Extended Versions of Papers Presented at Conferences may submitted for Possible Publication in IJICT.

Responsibility for the Contents of a Paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or publisher. Surveys and tutorial papers are welcome. Please read and follow these instructions carefully. Doing so will ensure that the review and publication of your paper is as rapid and efficient as possible. The editors reserve the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions.


Electronic submission of manuscripts as Microsoft's Word document via IJICT submitting portal.

A final preparation format is available in the web site. Any question regarding submission or the reviewing process should be directed to the Editor- in- Chief at:

Work submitted for publication must not be published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere and, if accepted, it should not then be published elsewhere in the same form. If previously published figures, tables, or parts of text are to be included, the copyright-holder's permission must have been obtained prior to submission. Authors of accepted paper should provide a photo and a brief biography of each author.


Iraqi Journal of Information and Communication Technology is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which allows users to copy, to create extracts, abstracts and new works from the Article, to alter and revise the Article, and to make commercial use of the Article (including reuse and/or resale of the Article by commercial entities), provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, indicates if changes were made and the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The authors hold the copyright for their published work on IJICT website, while IJICT responsible for appreciate citation for their work, which is released under CC-BY-4.0 enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Preparation of the Manuscript

Paper must be clearly written in English. The text should be presented on A4. All parts of the manuscript should be in two columns format, except the first part of the paper which includes the title, the abstract, and the list of keywords. The paper length should not exceed 10 single-spaced double column pages, including figures and tables. Margins of 15mmshould be left around the left, right, and bottom sides of the text. The top margin should be 25mm. Please number each paper but provide a short running title on the title page only.

The title page, page number one, should contain the following information: the paper title, a brief abstract a set of keywords, and text. Be ensure not to include the authors' names in your paper. The abstract should be concise and not longer than 250 words. Immediately following the abstract, no more than six keywords are to be supplied for subject indexing. Keywords should not simply be taken from the title of the paper, but should be representative of the content of the whole paper and characteristic of terminology used within the particular field of study.

The introduction of the paper must be clearly written and should explain the nature of the problem, previous, purpose and the contribution of the paper. The introduction is assigned number "1", and following sections are assigned numbers as needed. A conclusion section must be included and should indicate clearly the advantages, limitations, and possible applications.

Footnotes to the main text are acceptable and should be identified by superscripted numbers. Footnotes should appear on the page of citation.

 Title Page, Keywords, References, and Figures

Please refer to IEEE standards for "preparation of papers for IEEE transactions and journals".

References format can be found at:

Guidelines for Authors

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure the following guidelines are met. The sequence of the sections in your manuscript should be as mentioned below. The manuscript of authors work should be written in clear and grammatically correct language. Submit your manuscript in single column format, type on A4 sized word document file. Four hardcopies are required during the reviewing process. Revised manuscript (in response to reviewer's notes) should be submitted in hard and soft copies (single copy for each). Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts in MS Word or PDF format.

A statement of intention towards publication of authors work in IJICT should be addressed in separate letter directed to the managing editor mentioned above.


Title of manuscript should not exceed 20 words. Title should be formatted in title format. Title format is the title case. It requires capitalization of all initial letters, including subordinate conjunctions (as, because, although). Prepositions such as "for", "or", "and" in lower case. For hyphenated phrases, capitalized both words unless the second word is a verb.

Font type: Times New Roman, Bold; font size: 14 points.

No abbreviations are allowed in the title. Title may not contain words like "First" or "Novel" nor any part of series number.

Authors' Names

Author's names should be given in as complete from as possible. First names, initials, and surnames.

Example: Jamie H. Warner

No title is required for any of the authors (like Dr., Sir, Mr., and Mrs.). One author should be indicated for correspondence and copyright transfer. The correspondence is referred to by an ASTERISK (*).

Example: Jamie H. Warner*, Andrew A. Watt2

1 Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Park Road, Oxford, UK.

2 Department of Electronics, College of Science, Peiking University, Beijing, China.

E-mail address

The email address for corresponding Author(s) should be inserted on title page below name/address.


Abstract is required. Number of words should be limited to 200 words. Within this limit of words, the authors should be able to highlight the most important assumption and results of their work. Abbreviations should be defined upon first usage. No references Citations are allowed in the abstract.

Font type: Times New Roman; Font size: 12 points; Lines spacing : single



Authors should provide, at least, four keywords related to the subject of their manuscript.

Font type: Times New Roman, font size: 12 points

Main Text

Section titles are encouraged, but the "Introduction" section title is not used. Sections are not numbered.

Sections order


Method/ Experimental Work

Results and Discussion


Acknowledgments (if any)


Translation of Abstract in Arabic

Sections title format

Font type: Times New Roman; Font case: Title case; Font size; 12 points; Face type: Bold

Throughout text, all Latin words, phrases and abbreviation must be italicized. Example: i.e., et al., e.g., in situ, via, etc. or etcetera, in vivo. Put all citation ( references)  throughout the text in square brackets. Put citation immediately before the punctuation. Dedications may be included in the acknowledgment section.

Text Format

Font type: Times New Roman;  Font size; 12 points; Line spacing: Single

First submission Template (Word)


Figures and Tables

All figures tables should be cited in order in the text. Use the words ( figure, table) not the abbreviations. Every figure should have a caption (below the figure) and every table should have a title (above the table). Schemes must have titles and may contain footnotes. Figure and tables not from authors work should be referenced in the caption with a reference number associated to the reference list in the end of manuscript. Captions and title should be in the following format:

Font type: Times New Roman; Font case: Title case; Font size; 12 points; Face type: Bold; Line spacing: Single

Table should be of simple grid format with clear columns headings. Use Arial font type for lettering inside the figures. Lettering should be uniform size and density, no smaller than6 points and lines should be no thinner than 0.5 point at final published size. Figure containing photographic images must be at least 300dpi. Photograph should be in tif format. Use Arial font type of the heading of the table columns. Tables should be self-explanatory.


Individually numbers with only on citation per references. References must stick on to correct journal style. Include article in title case, journal abbreviation according to CASSI, proper punctuation and arrangement. References with more than 10 authors must list the first 10 authors, followed by "et al.". Do not include any issue numbers in references.


Journal referencing:

You should number your references sequentially throughout the text, and each reference should be individually numbered and enclosed in square brackets (e.g. [1]).

Please ensure that all references in the Reference list are cited in the text and vice versa. Failure to do so may cause delays in the production of your article.

Please also ensure that you provide as much information as possible to allow the reader to locate the article concerned. This is particularly important for articles appearing in conferences, workshops and books that may not appear in journal databases.

Do not include references for papers that have been submitted and not accepted for publication. Papers that have been accepted for publication are allowed as long as all information is provided.

Please provide all author name(s) and initials, title of the paper, date published, title of the journal or book, volume number, editors (if any), and finally the page range. For books and conferences, the town of publication and publisher (in parentheses) should also be given.

If the number of authors on a reference is greater than 3 please list the first 3 authors followed by et al.

In general

J. K. Author sure name, “paper Title,” Abbrev. Title of Periodical,  vol. x,   no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbrev. Month, year, DOI. 10.1109.XXX.123456.


[1] J. U. Duncombe, “Infrared navigation—Part I: An assessment of feasibility,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. ED-11, no. 1, pp. 34–39, Jan. 1959, 10.1109/TED.2016.2628402.
[2] E. P. Wigner, “Theory of traveling-wave optical laser,” Phys. Rev., vol. 134, pp. A635–A646, Dec. 1965.
[3] E. H. Miller, “A note on reflector arrays,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., to be published.

Conference paper

K. XX, D. XX2, T. M. XX3 and P. XX4, “Title,” in Proc. IEEE Ocean Conf., Bremen, pp. 1-6, 11-14 May 2009.

Book Referencing:

J. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of His Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, (only U.S. State), Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx.


[4] G. O. Young, “Synthetic structure of industrial plastics,” in Plastics,  2nd  ed.,  vol.  3, J .  Peters, Ed.  New York, NY, USA: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15–64.
[5] W.-K. Chen, Linear Networks and Systems. Belmont, CA, USA: Wadsworth, 1993, pp. 123–135.
[6] G. O. Young, “Synthetic structure of industrial plastics,” in Plastics, vol. 3, Polymers of Hexadromicon, J. Peters, Ed., 2nd ed. New York, NY, USA: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 1564. [Online]. Available:
[7] R. W. XX1, R. F. H. XX2, and J. B. XX3, “Title,” IEE Electronics Letter, vol. 32, no. 22, pp. 20562057, Oct. 1996.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

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