Author Guidelines

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines and INVOTEK Template to download the article template:

Format

Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format. We currently do not accept other formats, such as LaTex or PDF files.

Article Length

Articles should be between 8-12 pages, including references. A maximum of 4 pages long appendices are allowed.

Article Organization

Body of articles should be organized (at least) into the IMRaD structure as follow;

  • Introduction 
  • Method 
  • Result and Discussion
  • Conclusion 

Article Title

A title of 20 (twelve) words maximum should be provided.

Author Details

All contributing authors’ names should be added, and their names arranged in the correct order for publication. A correct email address should be supplied only by the first author. The full name of each author must be present in the exact format they should appear for publication, including or exclude any middle names or initials as required The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct on their individual author name.

Structured Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, which includes:

  • Purpose
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Findings 
  • Research limitations/implications 
  • Practical implications 
  • Social implications 
  • Originality/value 

A maximum of 250 words in total excluding keywords.

Keywords

Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords are 5 (five) words.

Headings

Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The format is provided in the article's template.

Figures

All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the main body of the article and of high quality.

Tables

Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.

References

INVOTEK prefers articles which refer mainly to journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings, rather than rely heavily on textbooks or handbooks to demonstrate articles' novelty in the subject discussed. Author(s) should cite publications in the text following the IEEE citation style. The use of  Mendeley or Zotero as a tool in referencing is preferable and encouraged. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. 

Biographies and Acknowledgments

Authors who wish to include these items should save them together in the MS Word file to be uploaded with the submission. If they are to be included, a brief professional biography of 100 words maximum should be supplied for each named author.

Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section.