Manuscript Submission Overview

The International Journal of Telecommunications (IJT) Papers are selected for publication based on their relevance, clarity, topicality, the extent to which they advance knowledge, and their contribution to inspiring further development and research. The journal strives to maintain a balance between papers derived from research and from practical experience. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of the IJT will be reviewed.

Authors should submit articles to the journal online by following instructions on the authors page of the journal website.

Submission of a paper implies that you are submitting your original work, that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.

The IJT which you are submitting your manuscript employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal, you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

All papers are double-blind reviewed by the editorial team on submission and triaged. This decision is made after an editorial ranking which is made on the basis based on novelty, impact and quality of the paper, as well as whether we feel the article would be well suited to the IJT readership.

Guide for Authors Before Submission

Please use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review.

  1. Read the Aims & Scope to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal;
  2. Use the Microsoft Word template or PDF template to prepare your manuscript;
  3. Make sure that issues about manuscript formats, copyright, and declaration required have been appropriately considered;
  4. Ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
  5. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).
  6. To verify originality, it is better to check your article by any originality detection service.
  7. Authors are encouraged to add a biography (optional) to the submission and publish it.

Guide for Authors During Submission

Ensure that the following items are present:

  1. One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
    a) E-mail address
    b) Full postal address

  1. All necessary files have been uploaded for your manuscript:
    a) For double-blind reviews, the FIRST manuscript submission must be without a list of authors and affiliations. After acceptance for publication, the FINAL manuscript submission must include a list of authors and affiliations in the order inserted on the journal website during the first submission.
    b) Please follow the formatting requirements (Journal Template) for new submissions.
    c) Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked' and include keywords (no less than five keywords).
    d) All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
    e) Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
    f) A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare.
    g) Include cover letter which it has the following:

    1. The manuscript full title.
    2. List of authors by order as shown on manuscript.
    3. Short abstract of the manuscript.
    4. Declaration and verification:
      • All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work.
      • Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
    5. The answer to the following questions:
      • Have you told readers, what they might gain by reading your paper?
      • Have you made the aim of your work clear?
      • Have you explained the significance of your contribution?
      • Have you set your work in the appropriate context with sufficient background, and all relevant references?
      • Have you addressed the question of practicality and usefulness?
      • Have you identified future developments that may result from your work?
      • Have you structured your paper in a clear and logical fashion?

  2. Authors are expected to carefully consider the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original (NEW) submission.
  3. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to download, complete 'Journal Publishing Copyright Form' and upload it in PDF format.
  4. Please submit your article via

Templates for Submissions

Submit an Article

Guide for Authors After Submission

  1. This journal operates a double-blind (or three-blind) anonymized review process.
  2. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal.
  3. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper.
  4. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
  5. Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest.
  6. This journal uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
    a) Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
    b) Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.
    c) Ensure that file names do not include the authors' names.

Guide for Authors After Manuscript Decision

The IJT manuscript decisions are one of the following status:

  1. Accept.
    To ensure a fast publication process of the article, we kindly ask authors to provide us with their proof corrections within two days.
  2. Reject.
    No action needed.
  3. Conditionally Accepted (Revised). In this manuscript status, please, read the following:
    a) Revised manuscript (no author details):
    (1) When submitting revisions, the authors are encouraged to submit (in addition to the "clean" manuscript) a revised manuscript that should include the main body of the paper with the most significant changes and additions marked in a color code / tracked changes.
    (2) The text and the revisions must not include any identifying information such as named comments.

    b) Response to reviewers (no author details):
    (1) When submitting revisions, submit a response to reviewers' letter that includes an overview (a summary of the most significant changes made) and detailed point-by-point responses to editor's and reviewers' comments.
    (2) The response to reviewers must be anonymous.
    (3) The responses are also copy-pasted to certain fields in the Editorial Manager system when submitting a revised paper.

Article Structure

  1. Abstract

Please supply an abstract of NOT EXCEED 150-200 words outlining the purpose, scope and conclusions of the paper, and at least THREE selected keywords. It is important that the abstract should be very clear and understandable to those whom English is not their native language. The abstract should explain why the paper is important to those who may not necessarily be in that particular field.

  1. Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

  1. Results

Results should be clear and concise.

  1. Discussion

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined results and discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

  1. Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a discussion or results and discussion section.

  1. References

The journal encourages you to cite relevant references in your manuscript by citing them in your text. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Please ensure that references are complete, i.e. that they include, where relevant, author's name, article or book title, volume and issue number, publisher and location, date and page reference.

The Journal Publishing Agreement

    Assignment of copyright: I hereby assign to the Copyright Owner the copyright in the manuscript identified above (where Crown Copyright is asserted, authors agree to grant an exclusive publishing and distribution license) and any tables, illustrations or other material submitted for publication as part of the manuscript (the “Article”). This assignment of rights means that I have granted to the Copyright Owner the exclusive right to publish and reproduce the Article, or any part of the Article, in print, electronic and all other media (whether now known or later developed), in any form, in all languages, throughout the world, for the full term of copyright, and the right to license others to do the same, effective when the Article is accepted for publication. This includes the right to enforce the rights granted hereunder against third parties.

    Supplemental Materials: “Supplemental Materials” shall mean materials published as a supplemental part of the Article, including but not limited to graphical, illustrative, video and audio material. With respect to any Supplemental Materials that I submit, the Copyright Owner shall have a perpetual worldwide non-exclusive right and license to publish, extract, reformat, adapt, build upon, index, redistribute, link to and otherwise use all or any part of the Supplemental Materials in all forms and media (whether now known or later developed), and to permit others to do so.

    Research Data: “Research Data” shall mean the result of observations or experimentation that validate research findings and that are published separate to the Article, which can include but are not limited to raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods. With respect to any Research Data that I wish to make accessible on a site or through a service of the Copyright Owner, the Copyright Owner shall have a perpetual worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to publish, extract, reformat, index, adapt, build upon, redistribute, link to and otherwise use all or any part of the Research Data in all forms and media (whether now known or later developed), and to permit others to do so. Where I have selected a specific end user license under which the Research Data is to be made available on a site or through a service, the publisher shall apply that end user license to the Research Data on that site or service.

    Reversion of rights: Articles may sometimes be accepted for publication but later rejected in the publication process, even in some cases after public posting in “Articles in Press” form, in which case all rights will revert to the author (see:

    Revisions and addenda: I understand that no revisions, additional terms or addenda to this Journal Publishing Agreement can be accepted without the Copyright Owner’s express written consent. I understand that this Journal Publishing Agreement supersedes any previous agreements I have entered into with the Copyright Owner in relation to the Article from the date hereof.

    Author Rights for Scholarly Purposes (see ‘Definitions’ clause below): I understand that I retain or am hereby granted (without the need to obtain further permission) the Author Rights (see description below and definitions), and that no rights in patents, trademarks or other intellectual property rights are transferred to the Copyright Owner. The Author Rights include the right to use the Preprint, Accepted Manuscript and the Published Journal Article for Personal Use, Internal :Institutional Use. They also include the right to use these different versions of the Article for Scholarly Sharing purposes, which include sharing:

    • The Preprint on any website or repository at any time;
    • The Accepted Manuscript on certain websites and usually after an embargo period;
    • The Published Journal Article only privately on certain websites, unless otherwise agreed by Copyright Owner.
    • In the case of the Accepted Manuscript and the Published Journal Article the Author Rights exclude Commercial Use (unless expressly agreed in writing by the Copyright Owner), other than use by the author in a subsequent compilation of the author’s works or to extend the Article to book length form or re-use by the author of portions or excerpts in other works (with full acknowledgment of the original publication of the Article).

    Author Representations/Ethics and Disclosure: I affirm the Author Representations noted below, and confirm that I have reviewed and complied with the relevant Instructions to Authors, Ethics in Publishing policy, Declarations of Interest disclosure and information for authors from countries affected by sanctions (Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Burma, Syria, or Crimea). Please note that some journals may require that all co-authors sign and submit Declarations of Interest disclosure forms. I am also aware of the publisher’s policies with respect to retractions and withdrawal ( For further information see the publishing ethics at and the journal home page. For further information, see

    Author Representations:

    • The Article I have submitted to the journal for review is original, has been written by the stated authors and has not been previously published.
    • The Article was not submitted for review to another journal while under review by this journal and will not be submitted to any other journal.
    • The Article and the Supplemental Materials do not infringe any copyright, violate any other intellectual property, privacy or other rights of any person or entity, or contain any libelous or other unlawful matter.
    • I have obtained written permission from copyright owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources in the Article or the Supplemental Materials.
    • Except as expressly set out in this Journal Publishing Agreement, the Article is not subject to any prior rights or licenses and, if my or any of my coauthors’ institution has a policy that might restrict my ability to grant the rights required by this Journal Publishing Agreement (taking into account the Author Rights permitted hereunder, including Internal Institutional Use), a written waiver of that policy has been obtained
    • If I and/or any of my co-authors reside in Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Burma, Syria, or Crimea, the Article has been prepared in a personal, academic or research capacity and not as an official representative or otherwise on behalf of the relevant government or institution
    • If I am using any personal details or images of patients, research subjects or other individuals, I have obtained all consents required by applicable law and complied with the publisher’s policies relating to the use of such images or personal information
    • Any software contained in the Supplemental Materials is free from viruses, contaminants or worms
    • If the Article or any of the Supplemental Materials were prepared jointly with other authors, I have informed the co-author(s) of the terms of this Journal Publishing Agreement and that I am signing on their behalf as their agent, and I am authorized to do so.

    Governing Law and Jurisdiction: This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the country or state of the Copyright Owner (“the Governing State”), without regard to conflict of law principles, and the parties irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Governing State. For information on the publisher’s copyright and access policies, please see


    Accepted Manuscript: The manuscript of an Article that has been accepted for publication and which typically includes author-incorporated changes suggested during submission, peer review, and editor-author communications. The Accepted Manuscript should not be added to or enhanced in any way to appear more like, or to substitute for, the Published Journal Article. The Accepted Manuscript should include a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI and should bear a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

    Commercial Use: The use or posting of Articles:

    • For commercial gain – for example by associating advertising with the full-text of the Article, by providing hosting services to other repositories or to other organizations, or charging fees for document delivery or access;
    • To substitute for the services provided directly by the publisher – for example article aggregation, systematic distribution via e-mail lists or share buttons, posting, indexing or linking for promotional/marketing activities by commercial companies for use by customers and/or intended target audience of such companies (e.g. pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals/physician-prescribers).

    Internal Institutional Use: Use by the author's institution for classroom teaching at the institution and for internal training purposes (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic, and use in course packs and courseware programs, but not in MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses) and inclusion of the Article in applications for grant funding or for patent applications. For authors employed by companies, the use by that company for internal training purposes.

    Personal Use: Use by an author in the author’s classroom teaching (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic) or presentation by an author at a meeting or conference (including distribution of copies to the delegates attending such meeting), distribution of copies (including through e-mail) to known research colleagues for their personal use, use in a subsequent compilation of the author’s works, inclusion in a thesis or dissertation, preparation of other derivative works such as extending the Article to book-length form, or otherwise using or re-using portions or excerpts in other works (with full acknowledgment of the original publication of the Article).

    Preprint: Author’s own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancements, and the like). Preprints should not be added to or enhanced in any way in order to appear more like, or to substitute for, the Published Journal Article.

    Published Journal Article: The definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including peer review co-ordination, copy-editing, formatting, (if relevant) pagination, and online enrichment. Scholarly Sharing Preprint: Sharing of Preprints by an author on any website or repository at any time. When the Article is accepted, the author is encouraged to include a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI.

    Accepted Manuscript

    1- Immediately on acceptance: sharing of the Accepted Manuscript by an author:

    • Via the author’s non-commercial personal homepage or blog
    • Via the author’s research institute or institutional repository for Internal Institutional Use or as part of an invitation-only research collaboration work-group
    • Directly by providing copies to the author’s students or to research collaborators for their personal use
    • For private scholarly sharing as part of an invitation-only work group on commercial sites with which the publisher has a hosting agreement.

    2- After the embargo period: an author may share the Accepted Manuscript via non-commercial hosting platforms (such as the author’s institutional repository) and via commercial sites with which the publisher has a hosting agreement.

    • To check the embargo period for the journal, go to
    • The publisher has agreements with certain funding agencies that may permit shorter embargo periods and/or different sharing guidelines.

    Published Journal Article: the author may share a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI or may share the Published Journal Article privately with students or colleagues for their personal use, or privately as part of an invitation-only work group on commercial sites with which the publisher has a hosting agreement. Additionally theses and dissertations which contain embedded Published Journal Articles as part of the formal submission may be hosted publicly by the awarding institution with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI. Any other sharing of Published Journal Articles is by agreement with the publisher only.

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