Guide for Authors


A sample document along with the required support files to typeset your paper in the original style



Requirements for new submission

Authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single-word file to be used in the refereeing process.

Requirement of the revised submission

Only when the submitted paper is at the revision stage, authors will be requested to put the paper into a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of the manuscript.

Contact details for submission

If authors are submitting a manuscript for publication in a special issue, please contact the Editor-in-Chief for submission instructions.

Authorship Guidelines

Authorship credit should be based on: (i) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (ii) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) Final approval of the version to be submitted for publication.  All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. All authors must agree on the sequence of authors listed before submitting the article. All authors must agree to designate one author as the corresponding author for the submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to arrange the whole manuscript according to the requirements and to dialogue with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing stages and also act on their behalf.

Ethics in Publishing

The ethical policy of the Journal is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with the International Committee of  Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors should follow these ethical policies when working with them. The ethical policy is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. The publishing decision is based on the suggestion of the journal's reviewers and editorial board members. The ethical policy insisted the Editor-in-Chief, may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the decision.  The reviewers are necessary to evaluate the research papers based on the submitted content in a confidential manner.  The reviewers also suggest the authors improve the quality of the research paper through their reviewing comments. Authors should ensure that their submitted research work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language.  Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed by the authors.  Any kind of plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.  For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit

Peer-Review Process

In order to sustain the peer review system, authors have an obligation to participate in the peer review process to evaluate manuscripts from others.  When appropriate, authors are obliged to provide retractions and/or corrections of errors to the editors and the Publisher.  All papers submitted to the journal will be peer-reviewed for at least one round. the journal adopts a one-blinded review policy: authors are blind to reviewers, but reviewers are not blind to authors. The peer review process is conducted in the online manuscript submission and peer-review system. After a manuscript is submitted to the online system, the system immediately notifies the editorial office. After passing an initial quality check by the editorial office, the manuscript will be assigned to two or more reviewers.  After receiving the reviewers’ comments, the editorial team member makes a decision. Because reviewers sometimes do not agree with each other, the final decision sent to the author may not exactly reflect the recommendations of any of the reviewers.

The decision after each round of peer review may be one of the following:

  1. Accept without any further changes.
  2. Accept with minor revision. The revised manuscript may or may not be sent to the reviewers for another round of comments.
  3. Decline with resubmission encouraged. Major changes are necessary for resubmission. The revised manuscript will be peer-reviewed for another round. Typically, it will be sent to the original reviewers.
  4. Decline without encouraging resubmission. The manuscript is rejected for publication.

Post-Publication Evaluation

In addition to the rapid Peer Review Process, the Journal has post-publication evaluation by the scientific community. Post-publication evaluation is concentrated to ensure that the quality of published research, review, and case report meets certain standards and that the conclusions that are presented are justified. The post-publication evaluation includes online comments and citations on published papers. Authors may respond to the comments of the scientific community and may revise their manuscripts. The post-publication evaluation is described in such a way; that it allows authors to publish quickly about information security engineering and technology concepts.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. The manuscript has to be prepared according to the journal format. The MS Word journal template can be downloaded here.  Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of manuscript consideration. The manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter including the title and author(s) name.

English Language Writing

All publications in there are in the English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the journal; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.

New Submissions

Submission to the journal proceeds totally online and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.doc or *.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures, tables, and supplementary data should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file.


Formatting requirements

There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, and Conflict of Interest. Artwork and Tables with Captions. Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file.

Revised Submissions

Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision, the authors are instructed to submit their manuscript in a format that may be editable. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors the authors are strongly advised to use 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' for the submitted manuscript.

Manuscript Submission and Declaration

While submitting a manuscript to ISeCure, all contributing author(s) must verify that the manuscript represents authentic and valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly similar content under their authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in other languages, without the written consent the copyright holder. All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof. All contributing authors must complete and submit an Authorship Statement Form once they submit a manuscript to the journal. In addition, the corresponding author is required to identify all authors’ contributions to the work described in the manuscript. All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (e.g., data collection, analysis, writing, or editing assistance) but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria should be mentioned along with their specific contributions in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript. It will be helpful for determining the nature of the reported work. The contributing author(s) ensures that the presented data should be represented accurately in the manuscript and the manuscript should contain sufficient references to reproduce the concept or work by others. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Manuscript Submission and Verification

Manuscripts are assumed not to be published previously in print or electronic versions and are not under consideration by another publication. Copies of related or possibly duplicated materials (including those containing significantly similar content or using the same data) that have been published previously or are under consideration for another publication must be provided at the time of online submission.

Manuscript Structure

Manuscript literature and tenses must be structured as Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, and References submitted in a file with limited size.

Title Page

The title page should include:
- The name(s) of the author(s)
- A concise and informative title
- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
- The e-mail address, telephone, and fax numbers of the corresponding author

Manuscript Title

The title of up to 17 words should not contain the name of locations, countries, or cities of the research as well as abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions and do not use vague expressions. The title should be oriented to scope issues while not being obscure or meaningless.


An abstract of 150 to 250 words that sketches the purpose of the study; basic procedures; main findings its novelty; discussions and the principal conclusions, should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.


Provide 4 to 7 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or contain abbreviations and shall be written in alphabetical order as separated by semicolons. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter throughout the text.


The Introduction should state the purpose of the investigation and identify clearly the gap of knowledge that will be filled in the Literature review study. The date and location of the research carried out throughout the study must be mentioned at the end of this section.

Materials and Methods

The Materials and Methods section should provide enough information to permit the repetition of the experimental work. It should include clear descriptions and explanations of sampling procedures, experimental design, essential sample characteristics, descriptive statistics, the hypothesis tested, exact references to literature describing the tests used in the manuscript, the number of data involved in statistical tests, etc.

Results and Discussion

The Results section should describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible - if appropriate in the form of tables or figures, although very large tables should be avoided. The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to work by other authors. Please note that the policy of the Journal with respect to units and symbols is that of SI symbols.


Do not submit tables and graphs as photographs. Tables should be set within the text. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Tables should be called out in the text and should have a clear and rational structure and consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Tables should be with the captions placed above in limited numbers.

Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.


Figures/ illustrations should be in high-quality artwork, within 200-300 dpi, and separately provided in Excel format. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. The following remarks should be applied to the figures:

- Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.

- Figure captions begin with the term Fig. Figures should be with the captions placed below in limited numbers.

- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption. 

- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.

- Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.


This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section. Therefore, the Grant number of financial support must be included.


All the references have to be prepared by the Endnote software. The Endnote style of the journal can be downloaded here. It is also substantially recommended that the authors refer to recent references in the last 10 years rather than old and out-of-date ones. Volume, issue, and pages of the whole references must be specified according to the format.




Upon acceptance of a paper, authors will be asked to complete a Journal Publishing Agreement.


Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) must be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes, i.e., When the authors use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.

Online Proof Correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: In addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor.  Use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor-in-Chief. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely the corresponding author's responsibility.


The offprints can be downloaded from the website once the final corrected manuscripts are disseminated.


Authors can track their submitted articles through the website on the author’s login section. 

Conflict of Interest
In the interest of transparency, we ask you to disclose all relationships/activities/interests listed below that are related to the content of your manuscript.  “Related” means any relation with for-profit or not-for-profit third parties whose interests may be affected by the content of the manuscript.  Disclosure represents a commitment to transparency and does not necessarily indicate a bias.  If you are in doubt about whether to list a relationship/activity/interest, it is preferable that you do so.

The author’s relationships/activities/interests should be defined broadly.  For example, if your manuscript pertains to the epidemiology of hypertension, you should declare all relationships with manufacturers of antihypertensive medication, even if that medication is not mentioned in the manuscript.