Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission

Authors must submit manuscripts online via International Journal of Industry and Sustainable Development (IJISD) Editorial Manager system at the web…. Detailed instructions are available below. If you do not have access to the Web, please send one hard copy of your manuscript and a CD-R containing all relevant electronic files to the editorial office. It is no longer necessary to submit a hard copy in addition to electronic submission (IJISD-paper-submission-format-single-column). 

Statement of Policy

International Journal of Industry and Sustainable Development (IJISD) is devoted to original inquiries in Industry, Science and Engineering, Renewable Energy Resources, Water Resources, Recycling and Social science and Humanities.  Manuscripts will be reviewed for the significance of the problem, the originality of the contribution, the cogency of the method and argument, and the crispness and clarity of prose. 

Formatting Electronic Files

Please adhere to the requirements below when submitting a new or revised manuscript via Editorial Manager. The system relies on automated processing to create a PDF file from your submission. If you do not follow these instructions, your submission cannot be processed and will not be received by the journal office. 

Acceptable Formats

  • Microsoft Word (.doc)(any recent version)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

File Contents 

Word documents should be submitted as a single file. Authors should submit figures as separate files, in TIFF (.tif) or EPS (.eps) (not GIF [.gif] or JPEG [.jpg]) format. Please note that authors of accepted manuscripts may be required to submit high-resolution hard copies of all figures during production, as not all digital art files are usable. In addition to the main manuscript file, submit your cover letter as a separate file in the same format as your main file. If you used any revision or editorial tracking tools in your word-processing program, be sure the final version of your manuscript does not contain tracked changes. 

Revised and Final Versions of Manuscripts 

If you are submitting a revised manuscript, please include your responses to the reviewers' comments as part of the cover letter file. When submitting a revised manuscript with figures, include all figures, even if they have not changed since the previous version. The final version of your manuscript must be submitted in Word (doc.) or Rich Text (.rtf) format, because your keystrokes will be used in publication; a PDF does not contain usable character data and is thus not adequate. For both revised and final versions of manuscripts, please observe the same formatting instructions outlined above. 

General Specifications 

Anonymity of Authors 

The editors review all submissions, and those deemed appropriate for IJISD are sent anonymously to reviewers. The editors rely heavily on reviewers' judgments, although the editors are not bound by them. Strong efforts are made to ensure prompt decisions about acceptance. To protect anonymity, only the title should appear on the manuscript. A separate cover page should carry the title, author's name, and author's affiliation. All identifying references and notes should be separated from other references and notes. Citations in text to these references should be to "Identifying Reference" and the publication date. 

Length Limit 

Papers submitted to IJISD should not exceed 10 pages – single-column format including footnotes, references, tables, and figures. 

Manuscript Acceptance Policy 

Manuscripts are accepted for publication subject to copyediting. Manuscript submission indicates the author's commitment to publish in IJISD and to give IJISD first publication rights. Paper in review process is not permitted for submittion to another journal. 

Preparation of Copy

  1. Type all copy double spaced—including indented matter, footnotes, and references—and allow generous margins at top, bottom, and sides of page. the font type is “Times New Roman” and font size is 12.

  2. Footnotes are to be used only for substantive observations. Number footnotes consecutively, and place them on a separate page titled "Notes."
  3. Include an abstract (500 words maximum) summarizing the paper's chief contribution.
  4. On a separate page, provide a two- or three-line biographical description

Tables and Figures 

Tables should be typed double spaced on a separate page and referred to in numerical order in the text. Do not use vertical lines within the table. Place footnotes at the bottom of the table; indicate footnotes with lowercase letters.

Figures should be submitted as high-quality computer graphics. 

References citations in text 

All sources listed in the reference list must be cited at appropriate points in the text by the author's last name, publication year, and pagination where appropriate, as indicated. 

Reference format 

List all items alphabetically by author and, within author, by publication year on a separate page titled "References." Do not use APA style. Examples of common references follow: 

Online Submission Instructions

Please have the following items readily available before beginning the online submission process:

  • Manuscript in an acceptable format as described above
  • Cover letter as a separate file
  • Information from title page (to be typed into the peer review database): title, short title, list of authors and affiliations, and contact information for the corresponding author
  • Abstract of the manuscript (to be copied and pasted into a field in Editorial Manager).

Copyright policy

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright, and to retain publishing rights without any restrictions.