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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format, by using a template JIP, can be downloaded at the website: www.scadindependent.org.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; Book Antiqua; 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 title should be concise and to the point, allowed to include a subtitle with a maximum total consisting of 14 syllables.
  • Make the author's name, institutional affiliation and email address under title of the article; and Authors do not need to include an academic degree.
  • Articles should be written in American English (English US) between approximately 3.000-4.000 words including text, all tables and figures, notes, references, and appendices intended for publication. All submission must include 150-180 words abstract and 5 keywords by using a template JIP, using font Book Antiqua size 11 and with 1.2 spacing. Template JIP (can be downloaded at the website: www.scadindependent.org). Quotations, passages, and words in local or foreign languages should be translated into English.
  • All notes must appear in the text as citations (innote). A citation usually requires only the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and (sometimes) page numbers. All works cited must appear in the reference list at the end of the article and arranged alphabetically. In matter of bibliographical style, JIP follows the APA style 6th ed.
  • If there is information and explanations relating to the further clarification of the content of the manuscript citation is using footnotes.

Author Guidelines

Brief Instructions for Author


Before submitting your manuscript, please read our online guide How to increase online readership of your article


To submit a new manuscript, click on the "New Submission" in link. To continue a submission already in progress, follow step by step requested and do not forget to click "Save and Continue", and follow the requested process until finished.


If you are submitting a revision and the option has expired, please contact the Editor to ask for an extension.


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