Guide for Authors

Publication Terms

  • The journal receives original research that has not been published or submitted for publication before. The researcher submitting the paper is responsible for ensuring that the publication of the research is approved by all other researchers if any. It is also the responsibility of researchers to ensure that the institution approves the research produced by that institution.
  • The journal also welcomes the publication of translations and abstracts of university theses; reports of conferences, symposiums, seminars; and research of recent books in the field of Information Sciences and Communication, which focus on the topics of Informatics, Media ‎and Communication Technology sciences.
  • Authors present an electronic version of the research as a single Microsoft Word file via the journal’s website Authors will need to anonymize their manuscript before submission by not mentioning author name or any proof of his/her identity in the document.
  • Please note that individual form files above 10MB should be uploaded separately.
  • Tables and figures with captions should be presented within the main text of the manuscript in a single Microsoft Word file.
  • Please also make sure that numbers and tables in the individual file are placed next to relevant text in the manuscript, not at the bottom of the file or top of it.


The journal welcomes the publication of original scientific researches and studies, in either Arabic or English and foreign languages. However, It is required that these researches and scientific studies to be accompanied by two abstracts, one in Arabic and the other one in English. It may be required from researchers who feel that their English abstract requires linguistic scrutiny to avoid any potential grammatical or spelling errors to use any English editing service.


All submitted papers are subject to refereeing, where the editorial board makes a preliminary reading of all submitted manuscripts to ensure they meet criteria for publication in the journal the availability of scientific research and then sends the research to the referee, taking into account the following:

  • Peer review Policy: The editorial board selects an academic from a different scientific authority to be assigned to refereeing according to their expertise. He/she must be research specialist and preferably a professor or assistant professor.
  • Blind peer reviewing: The journal applies the anonymous method of refereeing, in which the scientific work is sent to referees in secrecy without mentioning the name of the author or any indication of his/her identity, together with an evaluation form including a list of the criteria according to which the scientific work is to be evaluated.
  • Each paper is reviewed by at least two referees, and if they disagree as regards paper acceptance, a third referee is called upon.
  • Members of the editorial board follow the amendment procedures and ensure that the required amendments are completed before the publication of the scientific work.
  • Researchers are informed of the decision whether it is acceptance for publication or not.
  • The scientific work is published if it passes refereeing in accordance with the recognized scientific regulations and follows the editorial criteria and guidelines of the journal and failing to meet these criteria and follow the guidelines will lead to manuscript rejection.
  • Approval of two members of the editorial board is sufficient to publish book reviews, theses, and reports of scientific meetings.

Publication Ethics

  • Publication of submitted papers after sending ‎them for peer review by referees is an ‎essential contribution of the journal to ‎develop the cognitive aspect of the journal’s ‎thematic disciplines as it directly reflects ‎the quality of published papers and the opinions of ‎their authors. It is, therefore, important to ‎agree on publishing standards and ethics for ‎all parties involved in the publishing process ‎in academia (researcher, editorial board, ‎referee, and publisher).‎
  • Priority in publishing is given to research and ‎reports according to their chronological ‎precedence to the journal’s editorial board ‎after the approval by referees and according to ‎the scientific and technical considerations of ‎the editorial board.‎
  • Works are arranged within the issue according ‎to the Universal Dewey Decimal ‎Classification plan which is used to classify ‎knowledge in libraries. In the same issue, ‎ordering is done according to a scientific degree ‎of the researcher, and then alphabetically.‎
  • The researcher is obligated to provide a brief ‎biography including full name, academic ‎degree, employer, postal address, e-mail, ‎telephone numbers (landline and mobile), and ‎fax for easy and fast communication.‎
  • The researcher’s submission of the scientific ‎work for publication in the journal is an ‎acknowledgment and pledge from him/her that ‎the work has not been published before in any ‎way and that it has not been submitted for ‎publication elsewhere at the time of its ‎submission to the journal If the work is ‎accepted for publication in the journal, the ‎Creative Common license will be applied. ‎Studies that have been previously published in ‎any form of publication or submitted for ‎publication to another party will not be ‎published and sending them to the journal is a ‎commitment to that. If a research paper is ‎accepted for publication, the researcher will ‎be obliged to use the work in accordance with ‎the Creative Commons license approved by the ‎journal.‎
  • The researcher is obliged not to resubmit the ‎paper submitted for publication to any other ‎journal until he/she is informed of the refereeing ‎decision.‎
  • The cost of research refereeing is borne by the ‎researcher whether or not the research is ‎accepted for publication.‎
  • Research that does not conform to the terms ‎and rules of publication in the journal or does ‎not contain the abstract in either of the two ‎languages (English or foreign languages), will not be ‎considered.‎
  • Originals of works submitted to the journal ‎are not returned whether accepted for ‎publication or not.‎
  • Plagiarisms and Scientific thefts

Plagiarism and scientific thefts are universally recognized as an extremely serious academic offenses. It is the duty of the editorial board to assist and support the referees by ensuring in all aspects of publishing ethics that the paper submitted for publication is free from plagiarism.

Publishing Policies

  • The research must include the information in ‎the following order in the research sections:‎
  • Title in  English.
  • Researcher’s name in English.‎
  • he abstract in English and foreign languages‎
  • Key words in English (five ‎keywords).‎
  • Methodological introduction, findings and ‎discussions, references, figures, tables, and ‎appendices.‎
  • Registration on the title page includes: the ‎research title in the middle, the name of the ‎researcher(s), followed by the of the ‎institution in which he/she (they) works, and ‎his/her (their) e-mail.‎
  • The abstract should be free of citations, ‎abbreviations, and references, and should not ‎exceed 200 words. It should clearly indicate ‎the research objectives, methodology, and ‎most important results.‎
  • Keywords mean the main terms mentioned in ‎the body of the research or the sub-sections ‎that were covered.‎
  • It has to be taken into account that the ‎introduction should provide adequate ‎background on the study and explain the ‎approach followed, data collection tools, ‎study procedures, statistical analyzes used, if ‎any, and previous studies.‎
  • After the methodological introduction, results ‎reached by the researcher are presented, then, ‎a discussion of these results and a discussion ‎of the validity of the study’s hypotheses and ‎the extent to which the results are related to ‎the published studies that dealt with the same ‎topic.‎

Table Settings

  • Tables and figures are placed in the body of the research. Each of them should be on a separate page with the table number and title above, and the figure number and title below.
  • It has to be taken into account not to put large tables, illustrations and large maps in the body of the research, but rather put them at the end so that the reviewers can control their size according to the size of the journal.

Numbers Settings

When submitting a research, researchers are supposed to include all research’s figures and tables in a Word file. Figures and tables should not be sent in separate files. All numbers on the paper must be listed in continuous order.


  • Trim size: B5 (JIS) 25.7 cm × 18.2 cm
  • Font Type: Simplified Arabic
  • Margins: 2 cm
  • Line Spacing: Multiple: 1.3


  • References are documented according to the American Psychological Association (APA) system, whether they are Arabic or English.
  • The Body of the Research

Citations in the body of the paper should follow the reference method used by APA.

  • Reference List
  • References should be arranged first alphabetically and then, if necessary, chronologically. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be specified with the letters A, B, C, …etc. placed after the year of publication.
  • It is preferable to use citation management programs that supports citation style such as Endnote, Mendeley, and Zotero.
  • Endnote or Mendeley users can easily install the reference style of this journal by clicking on the following link:



  • When setting up your research, you will then be able to select this style using Mendeley, Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.

Refereeing and Publication Fees

  • Egyptian researchers inside Egypt


800 pounds for two referees.

If a third referee is needed, 400 more pounds are added as refereeing fees.


1000 pounds for the first 20 pages of the size B5 (JIS) with the specifications of the journal.

40 pounds are added for each additional page.

  • Non-Egyptian Researchers


100 $  for two referees.

If a third referee is needed, 50 more dollars are added as refereeing fees.


200 $ for the first 25 pages of the size B5 (JIS) with the specifications of the journal.

10 $ are added for each additional page.


Copyright policy
Authors retain copyright and transfer the commercial rights only to The International Journal of Informatics, Media and Communication Technology (IJIMCT). All published articles are licensed under CC-BY-NC Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Authors can use a copy of his article in his research activities, own websites, institutional and/or funder’s web sites by providing full citation to version published in The International Journal of Informatics, Media and Communication Technology (IJIMCT). Authors have the right to transmit, print and share the first submitted copies with colleagues, professional positions, and career with citing to The International Journal of Informatics, Media and Communication Technology (IJIMCT) publication.


You are free to:

  • Share  — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. 



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