ITRJ accepts and
publishes research works/articles that are of good
and high standard. Articles that are received in
this journal cover all areas Information Technology. Papers
that are of great relevance to, can expand and
furnish this academic field. All articles should be
written in English. All manuscripts must be
thoroughly scrutinized by a broad spectrum of
qualified reviewers. Papers will be published one to
two months after acceptance.
Submission of manuscript online is highly preferably
to hardcopy, as this is easier to assess/process and
not costly. However, any other piece that cannot be
sent online, the editorial office at
email@example.com. ) for the
appropriate address or editorial board member to
send it to should be contacted.
Papers should be directed as e-mail attachment to
the Editorial Office
manuscript number will be mailed to the
corresponding author same day or within 48 hours.
The cover letter should include the corresponding
author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and
should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor,
with the file, whose name should begin with the
first author's surname, as an attachment. The
authors may also suggest two to five reviewers for
the manuscript (ITRJ may designate other reviewers).
Types of articles
Three types of manuscripts can be submitted:
Regular articles: These should include new
topics and add new information to recent and
previous findings. Experimental procedures should be
well detailed and lucid for others to verify the
work. The length of a full paper should be the
minimum required to describe the work.
Short Communications: these are meant for the
results of complete small investigations or giving
details of new models or hypotheses, innovative
methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main
sections need not conform to that of full-length
papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed
pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
Review: reviews and perspectives covering
various topics are welcomed and encouraged. Reviews
should be precise and not more than 4-6 printed
pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews
manuscripts are also given to different qualified
All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and
members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside
reviewers. This is done within the shortest given
time. The journal, above all, strives to return
reviewers’ comments to authors within 3 weeks. The
editorial board re-review manuscripts that are
accepted until they are revised.
All portions of the manuscript must be typed
double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from
the title page.
The Title should be brief, clear and easy to
understand. The Title Page should include the
authors' full names and affiliations, the name of
the corresponding author along with phone, fax and
E-mail information. Present addresses of authors
should appear as a footnote.
The Abstract should be a brief summary,
stating the necessary contents and points of the
entire work. It should give a concise and straight
to the point definition or analysis of the each
section the work, including the introduction, the
scope of the work, indicate significant data, and
point out major findings and conclusions. The
Abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. It
should be written in correct and full sentences,
active sentences should be used and the
third person should be used, and the abstract should
be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature
should be used and abbreviations should be avoided.
And lastly reference should not be seen in it.
Key words should come after the abstracts and should
contain vital words of 3 to 10 words in the work.
Abbreviations according to the authors’ own
discretion and style should be used, as long as it
is correct and applicable to the work. Each
abbreviation should be clearly spelled out and
written in parentheses the first time it is used in
the text. Only recommended SI units should be used.
The Introduction should include a clear statement of
the subject under discussion, the relevant
literature on the subject used, and method of
approaching the work and gathering and analysis of
findings. It should be clear to various readers at a
glance, including those in the field of study and
those who are not.
Materials and methods should be complete
enough to allow experiments to be reproduced.
However, only truly new procedures should be
described in detail; previously published procedures
should be cited, and important modifications of
published procedures should be mentioned briefly.
Capitalize trade names and include the
manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should
be used. Methods in general use need not be
described in detail.
Results should be clearly written for easy
understanding and to avoid ambiguity of meaning. The
results should be written in the past tense when
describing findings in the authors' experiments.
Previously published findings should be written in
the present tense. Discussion, speculation and
detailed interpretation of data should not be
included in the Results but should be put into the
The Discussion should give an exposition of the
findings of the results obtained in current studies,
and comparison be made between it and past studies.
State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end
of the paper.
The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds,
etc should be brief. Tables should be kept to a
minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible.
Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout,
including headings and footnotes. Each table should
be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in
Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a
legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without
reference to the text. The details of the methods
used in the experiments should preferably be
described in the legend instead of in the text. The
same data should not be presented in both table and
graph form or repeated in the text.
Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on
a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using
applications capable of generating high resolution
GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the
Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be
prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to
designate figures and upper case letters for their
parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and
include sufficient description so that the figure is
understandable without reading the text of the
manuscript. Information given in legends should not
be repeated in the text.
References: In the text, a reference
identified by means of an author‘s name should be
followed by the date of the reference in
parentheses. When there are more than two authors,
only the first author‘s name should be mentioned. In
the event that an author cited has had two or more
works published during the same year, the reference,
both in the text and in the reference list, should
be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and
’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.
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evaluation of the HIV/AIDS drug access
inititiatives in Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and
Uganda; how access to antiretroviral treatment can
become feasible in Africa. AIDS 17: S1–S4.
Koenig S, Léandre F, Farmer P (2004) Scaling-up HIV
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Short Communications usually contain two figures and
one table. They deal with work that has limited in
scope than is found in full-length papers. The
differences between full length papers and short
communication are: (1) Abstracts are limited to 100
words; (2) instead of a separate Materials and
Methods section, experimental procedures may be
incorporated into Figure Legends and Table
Results and Discussion should be combined into a
Fees and Charges: There are no page charges
or extra charges for colour photographs. Authors are
charged a $450 handling fee. Publication of an
article in the Information Technology Research Journal
is not dependent upon the author's ability to pay
the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the
handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be
accepted for publication. Authors may still request
(in advance) that the editorial office waive some of
the handling fee under special circumstances.