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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission (or part of the submission) has not been published previously, nor even was considered by any other journals before, and the submission is free from self-plagiarism.
  • Authors, Co-authors, and Contributors' information are provided correctly with proper sequence (in chronological order) based on their contributions.
  • The submission has to be made in a Microsoft Word file based on Journal Template Format.
  • The text should adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
    Where available, URLs for the references have to be provided.
  • Ethical Agreement form is to be signed during submission process.
  • Names of three prospective reviewers with their emails, affiliation country of origin and reviewing interest are to be provided.

Author Guidelines

General information

Submission process (Initial Submission)

  • Manuscripts must be submitted following the journal template. Submission is to be made by one of the authors of the manuscript and not by anyone on their behalf. The submitting author (the corresponding author) will take responsibility for the article during submission and peer review process.
  • The submitting author is required to complete, sign and upload the ‘Ethical Agreement’ form.
  • During the submission of manuscript, Authors are required to upload the details of the three proposedreviewers related to the subject area of the manuscript. 
  • To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, MIJSTencourages online submission. The website uses a journal management and publishing system that assists at every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through the review and online publication. The submission process is compatible with latest version of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and with most other modern web browsers. It can be used from PC, Mac, or Unix platforms.
  • Manuscript must be submitted after removal of author(s)' name(s) and affiliation(s) in both MSWord (*.docx) and  PDF (*.pdf) formats.
  • Other files such as, Ethical Agreement form, Proposed Reviewers’ form should be submitted along with the submission of the article.
  • Keywords of the article must be inserted separately (one after the other).

Inclusion of Authors, Co-authors, and Contributors information

Inclusion of Co-authors and contributors of a particular submission should follow the ethical and professional norm. To follow the norm, we must keep in mind the following points.

  1. All authors, co-authors, and contributors’ information should be provided properly and correctly during the submission of a manuscript.
  2. After acceptance, authors, co-authors, or contributors can not be included or removed for that particular submission.
  3. In the accepted manuscript, the sequence of authors, co-authors, and contributors should be same as provided in Metadata during initial submission.
  4. Sequence of participants can be rearranged, and information can be modified any time by providing valid reasons.
  5. All the contributors and sponsors should be appeared in the accepted manuscript with proper acknowledgements.
  6. In the initial (first) submission, manuscript must not contain any information about Authors, Co-authors, contributors, sponsors, institutions, or support for double-blind review process.

Downloadable Files

  1. Ethical Agreement (EA) form (Authors need to submit the completed Ethical Agreement form along with the manuscript)
  2. Manuscript template (Authors need to follow the template in preparing their manuscript)
  3. Response to reviewers comments’ template (Authors need to follow the template in responding to the reviewers' comments)
  4. Proposed Reviewers’ form (Authors must submit prospective reviewers details along with the initial submission to MIJST)

Submission process for revised manuscript based on reviewers' comments

  • Submitting author should log in the MIJST website and upload the revised manuscript as an Article text
  • Authors are also required to submit Reviewers’ response along with revised manuscript

Replying to reviewers' comments

Article types

Authors are to read the descriptions of each of the article type and choose the one appropriate for their article and structure it accordingly. If in doubt, the manuscript should be classified as a Research article, the structure for which is described below.


Manuscripts submitted to MIJST may be divided into the following sections (a tentative guidelines to structuring the manuscript):

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Background/ Introduction
  • Methods/System modeling/Experimental setup
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements 
  • References
  • Figure legends (if any)
  • Tables and captions (if any)

The authors may download the manuscript template (Mac and Windows compatible; Microsoft Word 2007/2010) for their article.



There are no charges (payment) needed for article submission and publication process.


A manuscript undergoes a double-blind review process.


All the submitted articles will go through plagiarism (turnitin) check. MIJST accepts 20% or below for the similarity report.



Follow American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition system (https://libguides.murdoch.edu.au/APA/all). List the references at the end in alphabetical order.

Reference heading must be left justified, bold, capitalized, Cambria, and font size 10. These headings should not have any number. List of the references should be styled as, Times New Roman, font size 9, line spacing single, paragraph spacing 6 (after paragraph), and no spacing in between same style of paragraph. There should be no indentation but hanging at .

References to other publications must comply with APA 7th reference style formatting and carefully check for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. Each reference must be cited in the main text. Similarly, any referee cited in the text must be listed in this section. Please avoid excessive referencing. The bibliography must be formatted correctly before submission.

Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited; unpublished abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text. Notes/footnotes are not allowed. Obtaining permission to quote personal communications and unpublished data from the cited author(s) is the responsibility of the author. Citations in the reference list should contain all named authors, following the APA 7th reference style, regardless of how many there are. However, there should usually be no more than 50 references per article. Note that authenticated websites may be used as the reference with proper format.

In text citation should be as: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams & Brown, 2006) citing both names of two authors, and (Adams et al., 2006) when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied. If you quote directly from an author you need to include the page or paragraph number of the quote in your in-text reference like (Smith & Bruce, 2018, pp. 25-26). Please use ‘&’ instead of ‘and’ for reference list and in text reference formatting.


Below are some examples of most common types of documents’ reference styles which could be followed while including references in a manuscript.


McCandless, B. R., & Evans, E. D. (1973). Children and youth: Psychosocial development. Hinsdale, IL: Dryden Press.

Rosenthal, R., Rosnow, R. L., & Rubin, D. B. (2000). Contrasts and effect sizes in behavioral research: A correlational approach. Cambridge University Press.

Book chapter:

Payne, S. (1999). 'Dangerous and different': Reconstructions of madness in the 1990s and the role of mental health policy. In S. Watson & L. Doyal (Eds.), Engendering social policy (pp. 180-195). Open University Press.

Medley, D. M. (1983). Teacher effectiveness. In Mitzel, H. E.  (Ed.), Encyclopedia of educational research (Vol. 4, pp. 1894-1903). New York: The Free Press.

Journal articles:

Akhtaruzzaman, M., Shafie, A. A., & Khan, M. R. (2017). Quasi-inverse Pendulum Model of 12-DoF Bipedal Walking. International Journal of Automation and Computing (IJAC), 14(2), 179-190. DOI: 10.1007/s11633-016-1023-1

Akhtaruzzaman, M., Shafie, A. A., & Khan, M. R. (2016). A Review on Lower Appendicular Musculoskeletal System of Human Body, IIUM Engineering Journal, 17(1), 83-102.

Ruxton, C. (2016). Tea: Hydration and other health benefits. Primary Health Care, 26(8), 34-42. DOI:10.7748/phc2016.e1162

Conference Proceedings:

Akhtaruzzaman, M., & Shafie, A. A. (2010, August 4-7). Modeling and Control of a Rotary Inverted Pendulum Using Various Methods, Comparative Assessment and Result Analysis. Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Xi’an, China. (pp. 1342-1347).

Rowling, L. (1993, September). Schools and grief: How does Australia compare to the United States [Paper presentation]. In Wandarna coowar: Hidden grief. 8th National Conference of the National Association for Loss and Grief (Australia), Yeppoon, Queensland (pp. 196-201). National Association for Loss and Grief.


Irwin, M. D., Lovelace, J., & Mielczarek, K. (2018). Australian Patent No. AU 2018204249. Canberra, ACT: IP Australia.


Milnes, G. M. (1998). Adolescent depression: The use of generative instruction to increase rational beliefs and decrease irrational beliefs and depressed mood [Unpublished M.Appl.Psy. thesis]. Murdoch University.

Callaghan, S. J. (2018). The mechanics of front leg loading during cricket fast bowling: Delivery variations, spell demands, and the effects of strength training [Doctoral dissertation]. Perth, WA: Edith Cowan University.

Ryan, J. (2014). The measurement and meaning of coping in psychiatric patients [PhD thesis, Murdoch University]. Murdoch University Research Repository. https://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/24254/

Internet Documents:

Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care. (2000). National youth suicide prevention strategy. (Extracted on Apr. 28, 2020). Source:  http://www.health.gov.au/hsdd/mentalhe/sp/nysps/about.htm

Goldberg, I. (2000). Dr. Ivan's depression central. (Extracted on Apr. 28, 2020). Source: http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.html

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