Author Guide Lines (Criteria for Publication)

  • Outlined below are the necessary criteria for an article to be considered for publication in the International Journal of Computer Engineering in Research Trends. Failure to adhere to these criteria will result in the rejection of the article by the editorial team.
  • Article adheres to the manuscript preparation guidelines explained below
  • The article should be in Microsoft Word format only
  • Each piece should be accompanied by a cover letter. For more details, refer to the cover letter guidelines below.
  • Articles should be written using Times New Roman font, a 10-point font size. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.
  • Equations and formulas should be readable, preferably written using equation editing software (E.g., MathType). Alternately, authors have to provide the fonts used for creating the equations/formulae.
  • All figures provided are of high resolution, preferably 300dpi
  • References should follow the Vancouver Style of Referencing.

*****Guide Lines for Research Articles Preparation  *****


  1. Title
    • Ensure the title is concise yet informative, clearly reflecting the research theme.
  2. Abstract
    • Font: Use Times New Roman font with a font size of 10 points for the abstract text.
    • Style: The entire abstract should be written in italics.
    • Length: The maximum length for the abstract is 250 words.
  3. Keywords
  • 5 to 7 terms that encapsulates the core topics of the research.
  1.  Introduction
    • Background and Context: Present an overview of the research topic and its significance within the field.
    • Research Problem: Offer a detailed statement identifying the problem the research aims to address.
    • Objectives: Outline specific objectives or questions the research seeks to answer.
    • Contribution: Describe the expected contributions of the research to the field.
    •  Paper Organization: Briefly describe the structure of the paper.
  1. Literature Review
  • 1 Theoretical Framework: Key theories and concepts underpinning the research.
  • 2 Previous Studies: Summary and critique of relevant previous research.
  • 3 Gap Identification: Identification of gaps in the existing literature that the current research aims to fill.
  1. Methodology
  • 1 Research Design: Description of the research approach (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods) and rationale.
  • 2 Data Collection: Methods of data collection (surveys, interviews, experiments, etc.) and sampling strategies.
  • 3 Data Analysis: Techniques for analyzing the collected data (statistical analysis, thematic analysis, etc.).
  1. Results
  • 1 Data Presentation: Presentation of the research findings, supported by tables, figures, or graphs as appropriate.
  • 2 Analysis: Detailed analysis of the results and their implications.
  1. Discussion
  • 1 Interpretation: Interpretation of the findings in the context of the research questions or hypotheses.
  • 2 Comparison with Prior Research: How the findings align with or differ from previous studies.
  • 3 Theoretical Implications: Implications of the findings for the theoretical framework or concepts discussed in the literature review.
  • 4 Practical Implications: Potential practical applications of the research findings.
  1. Conclusion
  • 1 Summary of Findings: Concise recap of the key findings and their significance.
  • 2 Limitations: Acknowledgment of the study's limitations and their implications.
  • 3 Future Research: Suggestions for future research directions based on the findings and limitations.


  • Recognition of individuals, institutions, or funding bodies contributing to the research.


  • Provide a comprehensive list of all references cited in the article, formatted according to APA style. Ensure all references are uniquely cited within the main paper in order without omissions.

********Guidelines for Survey Paper Preparation ********


  • The title should be succinct yet descriptive, accurately reflecting the scope and content of the survey.


  • Provide a concise summary of the survey paper, including its purpose, scope, main findings, and conclusions (Maximum 250 words).


  • List 5 to 7 keywords that capture the essential topics covered in the survey.
  1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Purpose: State the purpose and significance of the survey in the context of existing literature.
  • 1.2 Scope: Define the scope and boundaries of the survey.
  • 1.3 Rationale: Justify the need for the survey and its relevance.
  • 1.4 Objectives: Outline the objectives or questions the survey seeks to address.
  • 1.5 Organization: Briefly describe how the survey paper is organized.
  1. Methodology for Literature Collection
  • 2.1 Data Sources: Specify the databases, journals, and other sources used to collect literature.
  • 2.2 Selection Criteria: Describe the inclusion and exclusion criteria for selecting studies.
  • 2.3 Search Strategy: Detail the search strategy, including keywords and search queries.
  1. Review of Existing Literature
  • 3.1 Thematic Analysis: Organize the literature review into themes or categories relevant to the survey's objectives.
  • 3.2 Summary of Findings: Summarize the key findings from the reviewed literature.
  • 3.3 Critical Analysis: Provide a critical analysis of the existing literature, noting trends, discrepancies, and areas of consensus.
  1. Discussion
  • 4.1 Synthesis of Literature: Synthesize the findings from the literature review, highlighting significant patterns or insights.
  • 4.2 Gaps in Literature: Identify and discuss any gaps or under-researched areas found in the existing literature.
  • 4.3 Implications: Discuss the implications of the surveyed literature for practice, policy, or further research.
  1. Conclusion
  • 5.1 Summary: Recapitulate the main insights and contributions of the survey.
  • 5.2 Recommendations: Provide recommendations based on the survey findings for practitioners, policymakers, or researchers.
  • 5.3 Future Directions: Suggest areas for future research or exploration based on identified gaps and emerging trends.


  • Acknowledge contributions from individuals, organizations, or funding bodies that supported the survey.


  • Include a comprehensive list of all works cited in the survey, formatted according to APA guidelines. Ensure accuracy and consistency in citations throughout the text.

These guidelines aim to provide a structured approach for authors preparing survey papers, ensuring comprehensive coverage, critical analysis, and valuable contributions to the field. Following these guidelines will help authors articulate the relevance, findings, and implications of their surveys effectively.

********Guidelines for Review Paper Submission********


  • Ensure the title succinctly encapsulates the essence of the review, providing clear insight into the topic addressed.


  • A concise summary (250 words maximum) detailing the review's scope, primary themes explored, significant findings, and overarching conclusions.


  • Select 5 to 7 keywords that accurately represent the core subjects of the review, aiding in searchability and indexing.
  1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Background: Introduce the topic, outlining its importance and relevance in the current research landscape.
  • 1.2 Purpose: Clearly state the purpose of the review, highlighting the rationale behind the chosen topic.
  • 1.3 Scope: Define the scope of the review, including the time frame, subject areas covered, and any specific research questions addressed.
  • 1.4 Significance: Articulate the review's expected contribution to the field, emphasizing its value to researchers, practitioners, or policymakers.
  • 1.5 Structure: Briefly outline the structure of the review paper, guiding the reader through the upcoming sections.
  1. Methodology
  • 2.1 Literature Search Strategy: Describe the methods used to identify relevant literature, including databases searched, keywords, and any filters applied.
  • 2.2 Selection Criteria: Detail the inclusion and exclusion criteria for selecting sources, ensuring transparency in the literature selection process.
  • 2.3 Analysis Method: Explain the approach taken to analyze and synthesize the collected literature, whether qualitative, quantitative, or a combination of both.
  1. Literature Review and Synthesis
  • 3.1 Thematic Overview: Organize the literature into coherent themes or categories that emerged during the review process.
  • 3.2 Critical Analysis: Provide a critical examination of the literature, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas of controversy or consensus among the sources reviewed.
  • 3.3 Theoretical Contributions: Discuss the theoretical implications of the review findings, noting any advancements or shifts in understanding.
  1. Discussion
  • 4.1 Key Insights: Highlight the most significant insights gained from the review, linking back to the review's objectives and questions.
  • 4.2 Research Gaps: Identify gaps in the existing literature and areas where further research is needed, providing a clear direction for future studies.
  • 4.3 Practical Implications: If applicable, discuss the practical implications of the review findings for professionals or policymakers in the field.
  1. Conclusion
  • 5.1 Summary of Contributions: Recap the main contributions of the review to the literature, underscoring its importance and impact.
  • 5.2 Recommendations: Offer recommendations for future research, policy, or practice based on the insights derived from the review.
  • 5.3 Final Thoughts: Provide closing remarks that encapsulate the review's overall significance and potential for inspiring subsequent work.


  • Acknowledge any support received during the preparation of the review, including funding sources, institutional support, or contributions from colleagues.


  • Include a comprehensive list of all references cited throughout the review, adhering to APA formatting guidelines. Ensure all references are accurately cited within the text to maintain academic integrity.

These guidelines are designed to assist authors in crafting review papers that are thorough, insightful, and valuable to their respective fields. By following a structured approach, authors can effectively communicate the nuances of their topic, contribute to ongoing academic conversations, and potentially inspire future research endeavors.

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********Guidelines for Short Notes Submission *******

Short notes are concise articles that present significant research findings, innovative methodologies, or critical insights into emerging trends within a specific field. These guidelines aim to assist authors in preparing and submitting short notes that are impactful, informative, and adhere to academic standards.


  • Craft a title that is succinct yet descriptive, accurately reflecting the core focus and contribution of the short note.


  • Provide a brief summary (no more than 150 words) outlining the key points, findings, and the note's significance. The abstract should encapsulate the essence of the short note for quick comprehension.


  • List 3 to 5 keywords that represent the primary subjects addressed, facilitating indexing and discoverability.
  1. Introduction
  • Brief Context: Offer a concise background to set the stage for the short note’s content.
  • Objective: Clearly state the objective or the specific issue the short note addresses.
  1. Main Content
  • Key Findings/Developments: Present the core findings, developments, or insights in a clear, straightforward manner. This section is the heart of the short note and should be direct and to the point.
  • Methodology/Approach (if applicable): Briefly describe the methodology or approach employed, if the short note focuses on a particular study or experimental result.
  1. Discussion
  • Implications: Discuss the implications or potential impact of the findings or insights presented. This section should highlight the significance of the short note’s content within the broader field.
  • Future Directions: Optionally, suggest future research directions or applications stemming from the short note.
  1. Conclusion
  • Summarize the main points and reiterate the importance of the findings or insights, concluding the note with a strong statement of contribution or takeaway.


  • Include a selective list of references that are directly cited in the short note, adhering to the specified formatting guidelines (e.g., APA, MLA). The reference list should be concise, focusing on key sources.


  • (Optional) Acknowledge any support or contributions from individuals, institutions, or funding bodies that facilitated the work presented in the short note.

Short notes should be precise, focused, and articulate clear messages or findings that contribute meaningfully to the field. They offer a platform for quickly disseminating timely research results, novel ideas, or critical commentary on current trends, making them valuable additions to academic discourse.


Cover Letter (Optional)

The covering letter should be written by the corresponding author indicating how the manuscript is suitable for publication in the International Journal of Computer Engineering in Research Trends. All authors' names are to be included in the letter (preferably along with their signatures) stating the article has not been published elsewhere or communicated to any other publication apart from the International Journal of Computer Engineering in Research Trends. If a student authors the column, it is requested that he/she obtain the approval of the institution department before submitting the article.

Electronic Formats

Authors are requested to send their articles in MS Word (.doc) format. In case of any difficulty with the manuscript submission process or concern regarding the suitability of your files, please contact us at

Article Title  [ Times New Roman, 22 points, Bold]

The title should be concise and specific to the topic of the article Avoid using abbreviations in the title. Titles should be presented in the title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized. All botanical names should be in italics.

E.g. Intellectual Property Rights Issues and Challenges of Academic Libraries in Digital Environment

Author names & Affiliations  [ Times New Roman, 12 pts]

Provide first names or initials (if used), middle names or initials (if used), and surnames for all authors. Affiliation details should include—department, university or organization, city, state, and country for all authors. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author with an asterisk (*) against his/her name. Only the corresponding author’s email address should be provided in the article. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the author list and the summary of the author's contributions to the study are accurate and complete.

Abstract & Keywords 

The abstract introduces the article and should not exceed 300 words. It should mention the techniques used without going into methodological detail and should summarize the most relevant results. Please do not include any citations in the abstract and avoid using abbreviations if possible.

Authors should provide 4-6 keywords for indexing purposes. Keywords should be written in the title case and separated by a comma. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and,' 'of').

For a better understanding of the content in the article, we encourage authors to number the article headings in Arabic style format. Lines should follow the title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized. All botanical names should be in italics.
For example 1. Hadoop File System(HFS)
1.1 Model Description


All abbreviations should be defined on first use in the text along with the abbreviation in parenthesis. E.g. Functional Points(FP)

Units and Symbols

Symbols should be used while referring to alpha, beta, mu, etc (Ex: α, β, µ, etc). All units follow the International System of Units (SI units).

Figures: General guidelines

  • Figures Format & Resolution: Authors are requested to supply high-resolution versions of the data in TIFF, JPEG, or EPS format. We require that illustrations be created at a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.
  • File size: The file sizes should not exceed 20 MB.
  • Figure captions: These have to be included in the text and provided sequentially at the end of the article. The captions should be short having 10-15 words in sentence case style. E.g., Figure 1. Percentage of detection rate vs. a number of nodes.
  • Permissions: Authors should obtain permission from authors for copyright figures and tables before submitting to the International Journal of Computer Engineering in Research Trends

All statistics will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows them to be freely used, distributed, and built upon as long as proper attribution is given. Please do not submit any figures that have been previously copyrighted unless you have express written permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CCAL license.

Tables: General guidelines

  • Tables should be included in the text file at the end of the article.
  • All tables should have a concise title and be written as Table 1 with a period (.). 
    E.g. Table 1. Stimulation settings
  • Footnotes can be used to explain abbreviations. Tables extending beyond 1 page should be avoided.


People who contributed to the work but do not fit the criteria for authors should be listed in the Acknowledgments, along with their contributions. Authors are requested to ensure that anyone named in the Acknowledgments agrees to be so named.


  • Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings, abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited.
  • In-text citations: References cited in the text should conform to the Vancouver style. Please refer to the Vancouver Style of Referencing.
  • Reference List: This should only contain references to those works which you have cited in your text. It should appear at the end of your text. It should be arranged numerically by citation number. Examples are indicated below.


  • Manuscripts that are judged to be of insufficient quality or unlikely to be competitive enough for publication will be rejected during initial screening. The remaining manuscripts go through a review process, and possible decisions are accepted as is, minor revision, major revision, or rejected. Authors should submit back their revisions within 7 days in the case of minor revision, or 15 days in the case of major revision.
  • Only papers written in the English language shall be accepted, and the authors are fully responsible for the texts, citations, and references.
  • A note on plagiarism: There is a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) in our journals. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism before or during publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing.


Manuscript submission is only available in online mode. : ONLINE SUBMISSION If you face any difficulties while submitting online, please contact us at

  • Please embed figures and tables in the manuscript to become one single file for submission. Once the submission is complete, the system will generate a manuscript ID. At a later stage, the user can track the paper's status online.
  • The manuscript must be submitted through an online submission form After the successful submission of the manuscript the corresponding author will be acknowledged within 24 Hours. 
  • Original research articles not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere should be submitted. Corresponding authors must declare that the manuscript is submitted on behalf of all authors. Copyright belongs to the publisher upon acceptance of the manuscript. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the authors. Submission of a manuscript signifies acceptance of the journal's guidelines for authors.


  • Modification can be allowed only before publication. Once a paper gets published, modifications are not allowed.

The IJCERT invites contributions in the following categories:

  1. Original research
  2. Survey/Review articles, providing a comprehensive review on a scientific topic.
  3. Fast Communications: Short, self-contained articles on ongoing research.
  4. Technical Notes