Submission Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST) a bi-annual 'double-blind peer reviewed refereed journal welcomes original manuscripts from academicians, researchers, and practitioners of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Technology and Humanities. The primary aim of the journal is to promote research by disseminating the results of research in interdisciplinary sciences, medicinal and pharmaceutical sciences, environment and sustainability, theoretical and applied mathematics, emerging technologies and their convergence, HR and Business ethics, managing global workforce, and financial economics and sub-areas like: - theory and analysis of financial markets and instruments and statistical and empirical financial studies based on advanced stochastic methods.

Open Access

Open access publishing means that your article will be publicly available immediately after publication, enhancing your research's visibility, audience, and effect. When compared to articles that are not published open access, open access articles acquire higher citations and downloads.

Peer Review and Ethics

The International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of peer review. The editor will evaluate all submissions for their suitability for the journal. Papers that are considered eligible are typically sent to at least two independent professional reviewers who assess the paper's scientific quality. The Editor is in charge of deciding on whether or not to accept or reject articles. The decision of the Editor is final.

Editors are not involved in decisions concerning papers they have written or papers written by family members or colleagues, or decisions about products or services in which the editor has a personal stake. Any such submission is subject to all of the journal's standard procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor and their research groups. 

This journal uses double anonymized review, which means the identities of the authors are hidden from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the title page separately. The title page (with author details) includes the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgments, and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address. An anonymized manuscript (no author details) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.

Preparing Your Paper

Authors should submit their manuscript via email at ijast.online@gmail.com. Manuscript should be written with the following elements in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list).

Title Page

The title page should include:

- The name(s) of the author(s)

- A concise and informative title

- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

- The e-mail address and telephone of the corresponding author

- ORCID id
The author's name or affiliations should not appear anywhere else in the body of the manuscript, because our peer-review process is blinded.

Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 100 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords, in alphabetical order, which can be used for indexing purposes.

Word count

Manuscript should be no more than 7000 words, inclusive of the abstract.

Text Formatting

  • Word files are accepted. In this case, please use Word template for preparing your manuscript.

  • Uniform Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12; Black

  • Tables Font: Times New Roman, Font Size 12; Black

  • The table title should be at the Top of the table and should be italicized. Example:
    Table 1. Bulk Density Comparison

  • Figure(s) Font: Times New Roman, Font Size 12

  • The Figure title should be at the top of the Figure and should be italicized. Example:
    Figure 1. The Conversion Funnel

  • Main Heading should be written as: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

  • Sub Heading should be written as: Interpretation

  • In tables, raw codes should not appear. E.g. Adv_1 , Govt_3 . The factors should be proper statements labeled as per the paper and need to be written rather than being presented in the form of SPSS codes.

  • All Table and Figure numbers should be included in the Discussion part of the text (avoid phrases - the below table, the above table; instead, mention the appropriate Figure/ Table number). Please do not number the Figure/ Tables as Figure/Table 1.1, Figure/Table 1.2. Number the Tables/ Figures consecutively as Table 1/Figure 1, Table 2/Figure 2 and so on.

  • Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.

  • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

References

References must be typed on a separate page at the end of the paper. They must have complete information: Author Names, paper title, Journal/ Publisher, Volume & No / Year of Publication, pages. The references must follow the style guide of the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th edition).

Citation

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. For examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson, 2012).

  • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (2018).

  • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott, 2009; Barakat et al., 2012; Kelso & Smith, 2015; Medvec et al.,(2019).

Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

  • Journal article

Harris, M., Karper, E., Stacks, G., Hoffman, D., DeNiro, R., Cruz, P., et al. (2001). Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film Writing, 44(3), 213–245.

  • Article by DOI

Kreger, M., Brindis, C.D., Manuel, D.M., & Sassoubre, L. (2007). Lessons learned in systems change

initiatives: benchmarks and indicators. American Journal of Community Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10464-007-9108-14.

  • Book

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication.

Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Book chapter

O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.

  • Online document

Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006).

Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric

Association. http://www.psych.org/edu/other_res/lib_archives/archives/200604.pdf. Accessed 25 June

2007.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Copyright

In order to publish their paper in the IJAST proceeding, the authors are required to submit a signed IJAST Copyright Form for each accepted paper. IJAST COPYRIGHT FORM