types of paper
IJCI publishes original research papers, review articles, survey
articles and book and project reviews in all areas dedicated to
The topics cover all disciplines and branches of modern forensic
sciences as: Anthropology, Archaeology, Botany, Chemistry, DNA analysis,
Entomology, Engineering, Geology, Informatics, Odontology, Pathology,
Psychology Print identification & analysis, Toxicology
but also Laws.
IJCI it is an open access journal. All content is freely available without charge to any user
or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download,
copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the
articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the
publisher or the author. It is compulsory to insert reference of the cited article.
Concerning the permission for copyrighted images used in your manuscript, this is entirely your responsibility (whether they’ll be screenshots – e.g. of a scene from a video game, photos, figures, tables, graphics, etc.).
For other details see Author
Only ORIGINAL and PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED manuscripts will be accepted for publication in IJCI. Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will be required to sign a warranty that your manuscript is original and has not been submitted for publication or published elsewhere.
Style and Format
The papers shall be written entirely in English; they must have minimum 4000 and maximum 12000 words and must comply exactly with the instructions bellow.
Papers which do not comply with the formatting conditions described bellow will be returned to the authors and will only be taken into consideration for final reviewing when they fulfill the mentioned standards.
The papers must be written clearly, concise, without any ambiguities.
Page format A4 (210x297 mm or 8.27” x 11.69”), page margins: 2.5 cm.
The text will be written in single line spacing, justified alignment.
Font: Times New Roman (TNR)
Please write your text in good
English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture
Paper Structure and Formatting Details:
Authors must send two documents with the following details:
1. Cover paper:
TITLE OF THE PAPER (centered, bold, TNR, size 14, ALL CAPS, single spacing). The Firstname and the SURNAME of the author (centered, TNR, bold, size 12), Affiliation and address (centered, TNR, size 12), Contact details of corresponding author.
The cover letter must state that:
(a) the article is original and is the work of the authors
(b) The material submitted to IJCI nor the modified form has been published before.
(c) The manuscript is not in the process of review in any other journal.
(d) A paper accepted for publication will not be published elsewhere (wholly or partly), without the written permission of IJCI.
(e) Submission of the manuscript has been approved by all authors.
(f) The novelty or the significance of results.
OF THE ARTICLE (centered, bold, TNR, size 14, ALL CAPS,
(TNR, bold, size 11) No more than 300 words. The abstract must clearly
specify the purpose of the paper and the objectives pursued by the
author by his/her study. (TNR, size 11, single spacing)
five key words, defining the subject approached in the paper. (TNR,
size 14, double spacing)
(TNR, bold, size 14): The introduction shall have a page at the
most, however not less than half a page. The text must provide answers
for four questions. (1) What matter does the paper cover? (2) Why
is the studied matter important? (3) How does the author intend
to answer to this matter? (4) What is the relation between the paper
and the already existent specialized literature? (TNR, size 14,
Review (title can be included or not - TNR, bold, size
14). This section must comprise referrals to specialized literature,
compared against the paper’s subject, emphasizing the most
important and relevant contributions on which the author will ground
his/her argumentation. In the reviewing process there shall be taken
into consideration the share of referrals to papers published in
international journals recognized by the scientific community. This
section must stress the fact that the author is familiar with the
knowledge level in the studied area, that he/she has sufficient
scientific training, allowing him/her to have a pertinent opinion
over the studied issues. (TNR, size 12, single spacing).
Background/Methodology (TNR, bold, size 14) - this section
presents (if the case) the used theoretical tools: models, calculation
formula. Also, any potential statistic data will be referred to,
as well as their source and processing manner (TNR, size 12, single
(or Materials and Methods) (TNR, bold, size 14) - if the
case. The experimental methods should be described after the introductory
material. Detailed experimental descriptions should be restricted
to one section of the paper. Sufficient detail should be given to
allow any experienced worker to implement the procedures described
(TNR, size 12, single spacing).
and discussions (TNR, bold, size 14). Paper content (headline
depending on the specific of the approach subject) (TNR, bold, size
14). In this section (or set of sections, as the case might be)
the author shall present and support the results he/she intents
to communicate by means of the paper. (TNR, size 12, single
(TNR, bold, size 14). This section should cover three elements:
(1) it shall summarize the main outcomes; (2) it shall undertake
the implications of such outcomes; (3) suggestions for future researches.
(TNR, size 12, single spacing)
(TNR, bold, 14)
make sure that every reference cited in the text is also present
in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and
personal communications are not recommended in the reference list,
but may be mentioned in the text.
Please sort the references alphabatecally.
provide for Journals: Authors, Title of the paper, Journal, volume,
issue, pages from to, year.
Article/Chapter title with Italic, Journal/Book/ Conferences/Workshops
Text: Indicate references in
brackets in line with the text, writing the first Author name and
the year. IF there are two author you can write both (MItchel &
Example: "..... the research
done on wood (Donald, 2009) and on stone (Johns&Smith, 2010)...
Reference to a journal publication:
Author 1, Author 2, Title of article, Journal, 3,
1, 22-26, 2010.
to a paper in a proceeding:
Author F, Author S., Title of article, Proceeding of
Conference/Workshop, 1 - 3 February 2010, City, Country, 3-10,
Reference to a book:
Author F., Book name (edition number), Publishing House,
City, p. 155, 2010.
Reference to a patent:
Author F., Patent WO123456789/2010;
Reference to a webpage:
Do not write AND between
the authors, please use comma (,).
If the same author has more publication in the same year, use letters:
2000a, 2000b etc.
Submission to this journal proceeds
totally online. The main text is required in DOC file (Word 97-2000)
with the tables included. The figures are required to be inserted
with captions at the end of the manuscript (JPEG/TIFF) with high
submit your manuscript for publication using the Electronic
Submission System or via
e-mail as a file attachment in Microsoft® Word
to the Editor-in-Chief. The main body of the email message should
contain the title of the paper and the names and addresses of all
authors. Manuscripts must be sent in English. Please note that neither
your name nor the name of your co-authors should be included anywhere
in the manuscript, except on the cover page.
All correspondence, including
notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision,
will be done by e-mail.
An acknowledgment e-mail regarding the receipt of your manuscript will be promptly sent. The review process will take approximately 2-10 weeks, and the corresponding author will be notified concerning the possibility of publication of the manuscript as soon as the review process is completed. All correspondence will be directed to the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to communicate with the other author(s). If your manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be submitted to the publisher where it will be typeset. After typesetting, you will be sent a proof of your manuscript to proofread. You will be required to return the proof within 48 hours to the publisher.
To ensure the high quality of published material, this journal utilizes a group of experts to review submitted manuscripts. Upon receipt of a manuscript, two specialists are selected from the Editorial Review Board of the journal. The selection is based upon the particular area of expertise of the reviewers matched to the subject matter of the submission. Please note that return of a manuscript to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee acceptance of the manuscript for publication. The final decision will be based upon the comments of the reviewers upon their second review of the revised manuscript.
If you will be interested on submitting a review of a textbook or professional book for possible inclusion in the journal, please ensure you focus on the following guidelines when developing your review: Book reviews must not exceed 1,500 words. Reviews should summarize the book and indicate the highlights, strengths, and weaknesses of the book. Reviews should evaluate the organizational and managerial applications of the material discussed in the book relevant to the topic area of the journal. Reviews should critique and constructively evaluate the authors’ work and not merely list the chapters’ contents. The writing style, accuracy, relevance, and the need for such a work in the discipline should be analyzed. Reviews must include the title of the book, author, publishing company, publication date, number of pages, cost (if listed), and ISBN number. Each submission must be accompanied by a short biography of the reviewer.
If you will be interested on submitting a case study based on actual cases related to different issues and aspects of the topic area of the journal, you must provide adequate information regarding the organization upon which the case is based, discussion of the issues involved, coverage of any experiments or trials of techniques or managerial approaches, and finally, discussion of any lessons learned or conclusions drawn from this study. IMPORTANT: You must ensure that the anonymity of any companies, organizations, etc., discussed in your case study is protected unless (1) written permission is provided by the company, organization, etc., to the publisher, or (2) the information presented in your case study is public information. In the case of (1) above, you must provide the publisher with the permission granted in hard copy format.
All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of: MIRELA GORUNESCU, Editor of IJCI.
Define all abbreviations at
their first appearance in the text. Ensure consistency of abbreviations
throughout the article.
Insert acknowledgements only
in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.
List here those individuals who provided help during the research.
If there is more than one appendix,
they should be identified as A, B, etc.
You are requested to identify
who provided financial support for the development of the research
and/or preparation of the article. This will be included at the
end of the paper.
Present simple formulae in the
line of normal text wherever possible and use the solidus (/) instead
of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., A/B. Number
consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately
from the text.
abbreviations and symbols
Please use L for liters. Always
leave a space between units. Do not use abbreviations in the title
or keywords. Define abbreviations that are not standard in this
field at their first occurrence in both the abstract and the main
o Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original
o Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose
o Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier,
o Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
o Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
o Provide captions to illustrations separately.
o Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.
o Submit each figure as a separate file.
o Provide JPG/TIFF files, NOT lower than 300DPI.
If with your accepted article you submit color figures then we assure,
at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in color
on electronic format, but not on the printed version. For color
reproduction in print, you have to contact the editor and you have
to agree on costs.
The figures must be imported,
on separate pages, at the end of the manuscript after references
and indicate their approximate locations directly in the manuscript
Provide captions of the figures
next to them.
Example of figure caption:
Fig. 1. SEM image
of the textile fibre: 500X.
Number tables consecutively
in accordance with their appearance in the text. Be sparing in the
use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not
duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please use
only orizontal visible lines.
Example of table caption:
Table 1. The composition
of the soil sample.
The corresponding author, free
of charge, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail.
The PDF file is the ready2print version of the published article
and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image.
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