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Submission Instructions


JOIG  had implemented online submission system. With the online journal management system that we are using, you will be able to track its progress through the editorial process. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission system. When registering, please check your email to activate your account, and check your junk box in case the activate link was blocked. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list (read the criteria to qualify for authorship) and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system, if they register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.

Submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of JOIG or its Editorial Staff. The main author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

Authors are requested to follow JOIG guidelines for preparing their manuscripts. An article sample template can be found here (MS Word).


Format of Manuscripts

Types of Publications

The following article types are applied:

• Article: The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information.

• Review: These provide concise and precise updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research.

Manuscript Structure

Normally, articles should be at least 5 pages excluding references. Manuscript should contains text, in sequence of title, author list, abstract, index terms, main text part, appendix, conflicts of interest, author contributions, acknowledgments, references and author biography, etc.

  • Title: A title should adequately “flag” the content of the paper, and should be concise, specific and relevant. The potentially interested experts want to decide from the title whether or not they spend time on reading the paper, so the precise wording used in title is very important and deserves proper attention.
  • Author list: Full names of authors are preferred in the author field, but are not required. Put a space between authors' initials. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author. Only those who made a significant contribution to this paper can be listed as co-authors.
  • Abstract: A good abstract is a stand-alone summary of the paper, and should summarize the key components of the manuscript. Generally, the abstract should be no more than 200 words. As an abstract is a separate section, it should be a self-containing text (no abbreviations, no references, no URLs, no undefined concepts, etc.).
  • Index Terms: about four keywords or phrases separated by commas, the keywords should be specific to the article, and reasonably common within the subject discipaline.
  • Main text: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions (for research paper) or literature review sections (for review paper).
  • Appendix: Appendix is optional. If Appendixes are provided, they appear before Conflict of Interest. Multiple appendixes are labeled with letters (Appendix A, Appendix B). A single appendix is labeled without letters (Appendix). Multiple appendixes must be numbered in the order in which they are to appear.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors should declare whether or not the submitted work was carried out with a conflict of interest. If yes, please state any personal, professional or financial relationships that could potentially be construed as a conflict of interest.  If no, please add "The authors declare no conflict of interest".
  • Author Contributions: Each author's contribution to this work should be stated in Author Contribution Section, authorship should be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work. The description can be up to several sentences long and should briefly describe the tasks of individual authors. e.g., A, B concuted the research; C, D analyzed the data; A, B wrote the paper; ...; all authors had approved the final version.
  • Acknowledgments: Acknowledgements should be brief, and should not include thanks to anonymous referees and editors, or effusive comments. Use the singular heading even if you have many acknowledgments. Avoid expressions such as “One of us (S.B.A.) would like to thank ... .” Instead, write “F. A. Author thanks ... .” Sponsor and financial support acknowledgments are placed at the end of this paragraph.
  • References: This section should contain references to the most relevant related work and state of the art at the time of writing. The references should be complete, correct, and appropriately formatted. References should be numbered sequentially in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript.
  • Author Biography: Biographies of all authors within 150 words (including the author photos) should include educational background, research field, and published papers and patents, etc.
  • Footnote: manuscript history and contact information can be put at the footnote of first page.
  • Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined when they are first introduced in the manuscript.
  • SI Units: Use either SI (MKS) or CGS as primary units. (SI units are strongly encouraged.) English units may be used as secondary units (in parentheses).
  • Equations: If you are using Word, please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on (http://www.mathtype.com) for equations in your paper (Insert | Object | Create New | Microsoft Equation or MathType Equation). “Float over text” should not be selected.
  • Figures and Tables: All figures and tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearanceAll figures should be at a sufficiently high resolution (300 dpi or higher).

Conference Version

Submissions previously published in conference proceedings are eligible for consideration provided that the author informs the Editors at the time of submission and that the submission has undergone substantial revision. In the new submission, authors are required to cite the previous publication and very clearly indicate how the new submission offers substantively novel or different contributions beyond those of the previously published work. The appropriate way to indicate that your paper has been revised substantially is for the new paper to have a new title. Author should supply a copy of the previous version to the Editor, and provide a brief description of the differences between the submitted manuscript and the previous version.

If the authors provide a previously published conference submission, Editors will check the submission to determine whether there has been sufficient new material added to warrant publication in the Journal. Submission should contain a significant amount of new material, that is, material that has not been published elsewhere. New results are not required; however, the submission should contain expansions of key ideas, examples, elaborations, and so on, of the conference submission. The paper submitting to the journal should differ from the previously published material by at least 30%.

Availability of Computer Code, Software and Algorithm

Authors should make available on any unreported custom computer code, software, or algorithm used to generate results that are reported in the study, authors are encouraged to deposit their source code in a recognized, public repository or upload as supplementary information to the publication. The name and version of all software used should be clearly indicated.

Permissions for Reproducing Published Material in Your Work

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any published material (figures, schemes, tables or any extract of a text) which does not fall into the public domain, or for which they do not hold the copyright. Permission should be requested by the authors from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher, please refer to the imprint of the individual publications to identify the copyright holder).

The copyright holder may give you instructions on the form of acknowledgement to be followed; otherwise follow the style: "Reproduced with permission from [author], [journal title]; published by [publisher], [year], [reference number].” at the end of the caption of the Table or Figure. In order to avoid unnecessary delays in the publication process, authors should start obtaining permissions as early as possible. When submitting your article, please upload the permission together with the rest of your files. 


Copyright and Licensing

For articles published in JOIG, copyright will be retained by the authors. Articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the article is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

In exceptional circumstances articles may be licensed differently. If you have specific condition (such as one linked to funding) that does not allow this license, please mention this to the editorial office of the journal at submission.