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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 submitted papers have never been published or are in the process of submission to other journals.
  • The submission is in the format of .doc (must be .doc and NOT .docx) Microsoft Word minimum 10 pages and no limited to maximum pages
  • The title has 12 words maximum, with Times New Roman Bold as the font and size of 17, left aligned, unjustified, and with no indentation.
  • The author name should use the same format. If one of authors using fullname, then all the name of authors should using fullname. If one of authors using nickname, then all the name of authors should using nickname.
  • The corresponding author should input the information (full name, email, institution, country) about the other authors in the IJIES system.
  • Similarity score must be equal / below 20% (exclude bibliography). Please kindly check your own similarity score using Turnitin, iThenticate, or other plagiarism checking tools.
  • The submitted papers must follow the following format: font using Times New Roman size 10pt, single line spacing writing, paragraphs must be justified, the first paragraph after section or subsection heading may not be indented, the next paragraph must be indented 5mm.
  • References must use IEEE style. It is suggested to use Mendeley in order to manage references. The references used have to be 15 (minimum) and 80% of the references coming from journals. It is also highly suggested to use recent references (less than 10 years sources) unless they are essential (more than 10 sources).
  • After it is in the review process, writers are prevented from withdrawing submitted manuscripts. In addition to time spent in the process, IJIES spent valuable resources throughout the period. Should the author(s) still request a withdrawal under any conditions, the author(s) should pay back any effort put into the manuscript procedures at a sum of Rp 1,000,000 (local author) or 200 USD (international author). Charged in an email sent to IJIES's editor using the same email address used in correspondence upon the official withdrawal request from the author(s).
  • By submitting the article/manuscript of the article, the author(s) agree with the IJIES's policy. No specific document sign-off is required.
  • Be sure that the final paper is prepared as per the reviewer's (s) comments. Please read the review report carefully and don’t forget to fill the response review form to make checking easier by the reviewer.

Author Guidelines

Please prepare your manuscript using the following guidelines before submission.  The process from submitting the article until the article is published takes time around 9-16 weeks 

Language in the Article

We currently accept papers in English only

Article Categories

Authors must categorize their paper as part of the article information. The category which most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.

  • Research paper. This category covers papers that report on any type of research undertaken by the authors. The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or laboratory research. 
  • Technical paper. Describes and evaluates technical products, processes, or services. 
  • Conceptual paper. These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking. 
  • Case study reports. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category. 

Article Length

The minimum number of pages of each paper is ten pages including references

Author Details and Authorship

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 corresponding 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.

Before submitting your paper, make sure it fits the following framework.


The paper is written in the following order:

  1. Title
  2. Abstract
  3. Keywords
  4. Introduction
  5. Theoretical Framework
  6. Methodology
  7. Result and Discussion
  8. Conclusion
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. References

Explanations on each part of the paper:

Title. The title has to be short, dense, and clear. It covers keywords from research concepts and observed variables. A title of 12 (twelve) words maximum should be provided.

Abstract. Abstracts are written in English. An abstract has to give a summary to the readers about the article’s content: the aim of the research, methodology, main result, and conclusion. This section is not part of the text and must be complete; no table numbers, pictures, references, or math expressions shown. An abstract must not have more than 200 words within one paragraph.

Keywords. This section contains 5 most important words from the paper, separated by a semicolon (;).

Introduction. The introduction covers the background, research questions, the aim of the research, and writing organizations.

Theoretical Framework. Theoretical Framework may use theories’ names or methods. Parts of the theoretical framework contain framework theories that are going to be discussed. They become a foundation on methodology to produce a result.

Methodology. The methodology covers steps on conducting research.

Result and Discussion. This section contains the results of the research along with its discussions.

Conclusion. This section contains the conclusion and suggestions from the research.

Acknowledgment. The researchers may want to show gratitude to all support from co-workers, the technical staff, or financial support from particular organizations.

References. This section contains literature cited in the paper. Use IEEE-style citations.



Figure Large figures and tables may span both columns. Place figure captions below the figures. If your figure has two parts, include the labels “(a)” and “(b)” as part of the artwork. Please verify that the figures you mention in the text actually exist. Please do not include captions as part of the figures. Do not put captions in “text boxes” linked to the figures. Do not put borders around the outside of your figures. Use the abbreviation “Fig.” even at the beginning of a sentence. Figure labels should be legible, using font approximately 9 point type, center alignment

Table Large tables may span both columns. Place table titles above the tables. Please verify that the tables you mention in the text actually exist. Do not put captions in “text boxes” linked to the table. Do not abbreviate for “Table”. No vertical lines in Table. The table shoud using center alignment. Statements that serve as captions for the entire table do not need footnote letters and using font approximately 9 point type

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