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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Preparation of the Manuscript
Manuscript should be written in English Language and typed in 12 point font size using Times New Roman in double spacing on A4 paper. A margin of 25 mm should be left at the sides. The paper should not exceed twenty (20) pages, including figures and tables. The manuscript should be organised under the following headings:


Title Page
The title page should contain only the title of the article, authors’ contact details such as names, institutional affiliations, corresponding author’s email address and phone number. This should be uploaded as a supplementary document on the Author’s portal. Please note that the article title should not exceed fifteen (15) words.


Abstract Page
Page 1 of the manuscript should contain the title of the article, the abstract, five or six keywords, and may include the Introduction Section, etc. However, it must NOT contain name(s), and address(es) of author(s), and e-mail addresses and telephone number of the corresponding author. These information will be supplied on the online submission platform in addition to the uploaded title page above. The abstract should not normally exceed 200 words in 12 point font size.


Keywords
Five or six relevant keywords should be provided on the title page.


Symbols, Abbreviations and Units
Symbols and abbreviations should be defined where first mentioned. If the symbols are many, a “Notation” defining the symbols must be included between the abstract and Introduction. SI units should be used.


Introduction
This should include the background to the study, a brief review of literature and clearly-stated objectives.


Theoretical Analysis


  • The mathematical principles or theories used should be included as appropriate.

  • Materials and Methods/Methodology/Experimental Procedure

  • This section should include apparatus and equipment setup, work materials, design, experimental methods, as applicable.

  • Results and Discussion : Results could be presented in descriptive, tabular or graphical form. Information presented in tables should not be repeated as figures. Discussion should be focused on the interpretation of experimental findings.


Conclusion
The conclusion should be a brief summary of findings. It should clearly state the contributions, relevance of the findings and recommendations, as appropriate.


References
The Harvard system (alphabetical listing) of referencing should be used in the body of the manuscript while only essential references must be cited and listed. Examples of citing references include: Jimoh (2012) or (Jimoh, 2012) as appropriate; Faruk and Bajeh (2002) or (Nasir and Bajeh, 2002) as appropriate; Tella et al (2006) or (Tella et al, 2006) as appropriate. Examples of listing references are as follows:


For Journal Articles
Abdusalam S., Adewole. K., Akintola A. & Hambali M. (2014).Data Mining in Market


Basket Transaction: An Association Rule Mining Approach. International Journal of Applied Information Systems (IJAIS). 7(10). 15-20.


For a Book
Okuda, M., Okuda, D, (1993). Star trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Published by Pocket Books. URL i.e. publisher’s web address


For Book Article or Chapter
James, N.E. (1988). Two sides of paradise: the Eden myth according to Kirk and Spock. In Spectrum of the Fantastic Donald Palumbo (ed.) 219-223. Westport, C.T.: Published by Greenwood. URL


For Edited Conference Proceeding
Segun I. Popoola, Aderemi A. Atayero, Charles Ndujiuba, Francis E. Idachaba, Faruk. N, Carlos T. Calafate (2017). Calibrating the Standard Path Loss Model for Urban Environments using Field Measurements and Geospatial Data., The 2017 International Conference of Wireless Networks, London, U.K., 5-7 July, pp513-518, 2017.


Processing and Publication Charges
A processing fee of N5,000.00 should be paid while sending the manuscript and a publication page charge of N10,000.00 shall be charged after acceptance. All payment should be made to the following account:



Account Name: International Journal of Information Processing and Communication (IJIPC)
Name of Bank:  Skye Bank
Account Number: 1140163272
Location: University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria


A copy of the payment teller should be enclosed while submitting the manuscript. The scanned copy of the teller should be uploaded as a supplementary file along with the manuscript in the author’s portal. To encourage foreign authors, the processing fee is waived for any submission which does not have any Nigerian author.


Acknowledgements
Acknowledgement of the individuals who provided help during the research should be collated in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and should, therefore, not be included on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.


Suggested Reviewers
A list of, at least, three suggested reviewers should be provided with their current institutional affiliations as well as email addresses. However, please note that the Managing Editor reserves the right to determine the appropriate reviewers to review your manuscript. This request is simply to populate our database of reviewers in diverse fields.


Submission Checklist
The following list will be useful during the final checking of your article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please ensure that the following items are present:



  • The title page contains only: Title of the manuscript, Authors’ names, affiliations, and contact details of the corresponding author.

  • Ensure that the abstract page DOES NOT contain the authors’ details and contacts such as names, postal address, email address, and phone number.


Further considerations
A list of three suggested reviewers and their email addresses has been provided.Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked' References are in the correct format for this journalAll references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa


Complimentary Journal Copies
Since authors can always download their published papers from our website at https://www.ijipc.com.ng, author’s complimentary copy will not be sent to the authors. However, any author that so requires a print version of the journal shall pay a sum of two thousand Naira (N2,000:00) per copy.