INSTRUCTIONS TO THE AUTHORS
AIM AND SCOPE
1. The INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (ITMJ) is a peer-reviewed publication of the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU). It publishes original research in technology innovation, engineering, sciences, educational management, curriculum development and innovations, food and fisheries technology, management and entrepreneurship. It is published biannually, in June and December.
2. All submissions should be in the English language. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been previously published nor it is under consideration for publication elsewhere.
3. All manuscripts should be submitted in the ITMJ online journal system and be submitted in Microsoft Word.
ORGANIZATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
4. Manuscript should be typed double-spaced throughout the paper with 1-inch margin on all sides, using Times New Roman and font size 12 and arranged as follows: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, and References. All pages must be numbered consecutively. Follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual in preparing the manuscript.
5. Below is the format of the manuscript:
a. TITLE. Make sure that the title is concise and descriptive. The title is followed by the names of the author(s), affiliations, complete postal addresses and e-mail information. If there is more than one author, the corresponding author who will handle correspondence should be addressed at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication, should be clearly indicated.
b. ABSTRACT. The abstract should be concise and factual with a maximum of 250 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.
c. KEYWORDS. Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-4 keywords indicating the scope of the paper.
d. INTRODUCTION. The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem and should include sufficient background information to set the work in context. It should state the objectives of the study and provide discussion of related literature.
e. METHODS. This should be concise but provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modification of published procedures should be mentioned briefly.
f. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. Results and Discussion. Results should be presented in a logical sequence. Tables, graphs, illustrations and photographs may be used to improve clarity. Discuss the results to provide descriptions and explanations of observed phenomena, trends, optimized values and other information that illustrate how these results relate to findings of previous works.
g. CONCLUSIONS. Present in the conclusion the generalizations and important contributions of the work.
h. ACKNOWLEGMENTS (Optional). Place the acknowledgment in a separate paragraph at the end of the text, immediately before the list of references. Limit the acknowledgment to organization that provided financial support and access to laboratory facilities.
i. REFERENCES. Follow the latest edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual. List all works cited in the manuscript in the reference section.
6. Tables, graphs, illustrations and photographs should be self-contained and must complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. In preparing the manuscript, embed the tables and figures into the text. Illustrations and photographs should have an image resolution of at least 300 DPI (Dots per inch). Figures should be in an acceptable format (JPEG, JPG, PNG, ) and be of high quality. Each figure should have a caption, comprising a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Text in the illustrations should be kept to a minimum.
– Mathematical Texts and Equations. Equations should be justified to the left margin and numbered consecutively, e.g., (1), (2), etc., at the right margin, and thus can be referred to as such in the text. Provide meaning to all symbols used.
– Abbreviation and Units. SI units (meter, kilogram etc.), as outlined in the latest edition of Units, Symbols and Abbreviations: A Guide for Medical and Scientific Editors and Authors (Royal Society of Medicine Press, London), should be used wherever possible. Statistics and measurements should always be given in figures; that is, 10 mm, except where the number begins the sentence. When the number does not refer to a unit measurement, it is spelt out, except where the number is greater than nine. Use only standard abbreviation.
7. PROOFS. Prior to publication, an electronic proof will be sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file for proofreading. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of the typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage, except with the Editor’s agreement.
8. COPYRIGHT. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author/s should execute transfer of copyright agreement with the publisher as requirement for publication of the research manuscript.
9. Manuscript can be submitted via emails (as an attached document) to:
Innovative Technology and Management Journal (ITMJ)
Office of Research and Development and Extension
Eastern Visayas State University
Gonzaga Avenue, Tacloban City, 6500, Philippines
10. For more details about the publication guidelines, refer to the latest issue of the ITMJ.
11. Publication of article is free of charge. Local subscription is Php 450.00/issue. Foreign subscription is US$25/issue.
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