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.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

  • Articles submitted to the International Journal of Computer Engineering in Research Trends should conform to the guidelines indicated below. Before you submit, please study the author checklist sample provided at the end of this document. Following is the chronological order of topics to be included in the article:
    1. Title
    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 300 words.

      • Content: Ensure that the abstract provides a concise and clear summary of your research paper. It should include the following elements:

        • Background: Briefly introduce the context and background of your research.

        • Objective: Clearly state the research objective or problem addressed in your paper.

        • Methodology: Describe the methods or approaches used to conduct the research.

        • Results: Summarize the key findings or outcomes of your study.

        • Conclusion: Provide a concise conclusion and discuss the significance or implications of your research.

        • Clarity: Write the abstract in a clear and concise manner. Avoid jargon and use plain language to ensure that readers from various backgrounds can understand the essence of your paper.
    3. Keywords: Minimum 5 words
    4. Introduction: The introduction section of a research paper typically begins with a brief explanation of the domain knowledge relevant to the research topic. This is followed by an overview of the existing issues in the field, and a proposed solution to address these issues. The contribution of the paper is then highlighted, and the organization of the paper is presented section-wise.
    5. Background or Literature Review
    6. Methods and Materials
    7. Data and Results
    8. Discussion
    9. Conclusion
    10. Acknowledgments (If any)
    11. References

    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