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Author Guidelines

IMS Manthan accepts an unpublished paper or extended and enhanced versions of papers presented at conferences may be submitted for possible publication. Papers from applied research and development work with direct relevance to industries and case studies, critical overviews, short papers on the on-going research and development activities in the field of Computer Science and Technology.

A). All papers should be addressed to 
The Editor,
Institute of Management Studies, 
Noida, India 

Computer Science & Technology articles:
Management and Journalism articles:

B). Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published earlier and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If accepted, it will not be published in whole or in part elsewhere i.e. the copyright of the article is automatically assigned to the IMS-Manthan.

C). All the papers will be first assessed by our technical committee. Selected papers will be further scrutinized by the expert committee. Authors will be notified of the acceptance. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission for reproduction of figures, tables, etc. from published sources. The Editorial board has the right to accept or reject any article if not found suitable.

D). Copyright for the published articles will be owned by IMS-Noida, which is the publisher of IMS-Manthan.

E). The format to send the papers needs to be as follows

Format of Paper should be ( MS-Word Doc File)

Author(s) Name(s) AUTHORS [1], AUTHORS [2] AUTHORS [3]

[1]Department, University, State, COUNTRY (Capital, 12pt Times New Roman, centered)
[2]Department, University, State, COUNTRY (Capital, 12pt Times New Roman, centered)
[3]Department, University, State, COUNTRY (Capital, 12pt Times New Roman, centered)
mailaccount@xxx.xx[1] , mailaccount@xxx.xx[2], mailaccount@xxx.xx[3]


The abstract should appear at the top of the left-hand column of text, about 0.5 inch (12 mm) below the title area and no more than 3.125 inches (80 mm) in length. Leave a 0.5 inch (12 mm) space between the end of the abstract and the beginning of the main text. The abstract should contain about 100 to 150 words. 
Index Terms— One, two, three, four, five

1. Introduction

These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your proceedings manuscripts. Please follow them and if you have any questions, direct them to Journal Management Services: Phone 09971397722 or email: editor

2. Formatting your paper

All printed material, including text, illustrations, and charts, must be kept within a print area of 7 inches (178 mm) wide by 9 inches (229 mm) high. Do not write or print anything outside the print area. The top margin must be 1 inch (25 mm), except for the title page, and the left margin must be 0.75 inch (19 mm). All text must be in a two-column format. Columns are to be 3.39 inches (86 mm) wide, with a 0.24 inch (6 mm) space between them. Text must be fully justified. Full length of the paper should not exceed six A4 size pages including figures and references.

3. Page title section

The paper title (on the first page) should begin 1.38 inches (35 mm) from the top edge of the page, centered, completely capitalized, and in Times 14-point, boldface type. The authors’ name(s) and affiliation(s) appear below the title in capital and lower case letters. Papers with multiple authors and affiliations may require two or more lines for this information.

4. Type-style and fonts

To achieve the best rendering both in the proceedings and from the CD-ROM, we strongly encourage you to use Times-Roman font. In addition, this will give the proceedings a more uniform look. Use a font that is no smaller than nine point type throughout the paper, including figure captions.
In nine point type font, capital letters are 2 mm high. If you use the smallest point size, there should be no more than 3.2 lines/cm (8 lines/inch) vertically. This is a minimum spacing; 2.75 lines/cm (7 lines/inch) will make the paper much more readable. Larger type sizes require correspondingly larger vertical spacing. Please do not double-space your paper. True-Type 1 fonts are preferred.
The first paragraph in each section should not be indented, but all following paragraphs within the section should be indented as these paragraphs demonstrate.

5. MAjor headings

Major headings, for example, “1. Introduction”, should appear in all capital letters, bold face if possible, centered in the column, with one blank line before, and one blank line after. Use a period (“.”) after the heading number, not a colon.

5.1. Subheadings

Subheadings should appear in lower case (initial word capitalized) in boldface.  They should start at the left margin on a separate line.

5.1.1. Sub-subheadings
Sub-subheadings, as in this paragraph, are discouraged. However, if you must use them, they should appear in lower case (initial word capitalized) and start at the left margin on a separate line, with paragraph text beginning on the following line.  They should be in italics.

6. Printing your paper

Print your properly formatted text on high-quality, 8.5 x 11-inch white printer paper to see the final version. A4 paper is only acceptable, but please leave the extra 0.5 inch (12 mm) empty at the BOTTOM of the first page and follow the top and left margins as specified. If the last page of your paper is only partially filled, arrange the columns so that they are evenly balanced if possible, rather than having one long column.

7. Page numbering

Please do not paginate your paper.

8. Illustrations, graphs, and photographs

Illustrations must appear within the designated margins. They may span the two columns. If possible, position illustrations at the top of columns, rather than in the middle or at the bottom. Caption and number every illustration. All halftone illustrations must be clear black and white prints. Color may be used in illustrations only, but should print clearly on a black and white printer.

9. Footnotes

Use footnotes sparingly (or not at all!) and place them at the bottom of the column on the page on which they are referenced. Use Times 9-point type, single-spaced. To help your readers, avoid using footnotes altogether and include necessary peripheral observations in the text (within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this sentence).

10. Copyright forms

You must include your fully completed, signed APE-2009 copyright form when you submit your paper. We must have this form before your paper can be published in the proceedings. The copyright form is available as a Word file. Take the printout and scan after putting the signatures. Send the copyright forms electronically or you may send the hard copy by postal mail.

11. References

List and number all bibliographical references at the end of the paper. The references can be numbered in alphabetic order or in order of appearance in the document. When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding reference number in square brackets as shown at the end of this sentence [1].

A.B. Smith, C.D. Jones, and E.F. Roberts, “Article Title,” Journal, Publisher, Location, pp. 1-10, Date.
Jones, C.D., A.B. Smith, and E.F. Roberts, Book Title, Publisher, Location, Date.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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