Instruction for authors

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Word Limit:

Articles should be concise and written in English, keeping in mind that the journal’s readership is international. Typically, a paper for this journal would be between 5000 and 9000 words, including tables, figure, footnotes, and references.

Manuscript Structure:

The paper should be in the MS Word format within 13–30 pages and would range between 5000 to 9000 words. The first page should contain a short abstract of not more than 100–200 words.


The style guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style) should be followed, especially for reference lists and text citation of sources.

Tables and Figures:

Each table and figure must be placed at their intended places in the text, given a caption, and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Authors also enclose reproducible originals of all figures and tables, separately as attachments. Graphs and charts must be professionally prepared and may be submitted as original black ink drawings or sharp black-and-white photographic reproductions. Colored illustrations should be avoided and all figures and tables should be printed in black and white.

Footnotes and References:

Footnotes must be used sparingly and should be indicated by consecutive numbers in the text. Acknowledgements, grant numbers, or other credits should be mentioned in a separate, asterisked footnote at their intended place. All sources cited in the text must be included in the reference list and vice versa.

Running Head:

The running head is a shortened version of your paper’s title and cannot exceed 50 characters, including spacing and punctuation.


To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide a formatting template. Authors can download our template that can be used with this guide to help you prepare your article for submission.

Copyright and Permissions:

All contributors must sign a Transfer of Copyright Agreement before the article can be published. Copies of any letters granting permission to reproduce illustrations, tables, or lengthy quoted passages should be submitted with the manuscript.

Originality Checks:

We are using similarity checking program to prevent potential plagiarism. By submitting your paper to IJECE you are consenting to originality checks during the peer-review and publication processes.