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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • 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.

File format

Manuscript files can be in the following formats: DOC or DOCX. Microsoft Word documents should not be locked or protected.

Length

Manuscripts can be any length. There are no restrictions on word count, number of figures, or amount of supporting information. We encourage you to present and discuss your findings concisely.

Font

Use a standard font size and any standard font, except for the font named “Symbol”. To add symbols to the manuscript, use the Insert → Symbol function in your word processor or paste in the appropriate Unicode character.

Headings

Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to 3 heading levels. Make sure heading levels are clearly indicated in the manuscript text.

Layout and spacing

Manuscript text should be double-spaced. Do not format text in multiple columns.

Page and line numbers

Include page numbers and line numbers in the manuscript file. Use continuous line numbers (do not restart the numbering on each page).

Language

Manuscripts must be submitted in English.

Abbreviations

Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text. Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. Keep abbreviations to a minimum.

 Reference style

IJARME uses the “APA” style.


Manuscript Structure

Manuscripts should be organized as follows. Instructions for each element appear below the list.

Beginning section The following elements are required, in order:
  • Title page: List title, authors, and affiliations as the first page of the manuscript
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
Middle section The following elements can be renamed as needed and presented in any order:
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
Ending section The following elements are required, in order:
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)
Other elements
  • Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.
  • Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.
  • Supporting information files are uploaded separately.