World Journal of Computer Application and Technology  

World Journal of Computer Application and Technology is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and high-quality research papers in all areas of computer application and technology. As an important academic exchange platform, scientists and researchers can know the most up-to-date academic trends and seek valuable primary sources for reference.


ISSN: 2331-4982 (Print)

ISSN: 2331-4990 (Online)

Contact Us: wjcat.editor@hrpub.org or editor@hrpub.org

Website: http://www.hrpub.org/journals/jour_info.php?id=37


Guidelines

Horizon Research Publishing(HRPUB) publishes peer-reviewed, open access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. Before manuscript submission, please read and follow these instructions carefully; doing so will ensure that the publication of your manuscript is as rapid and efficient as possible.
Manuscript Submission
Horizon Research Publishing can now accept manuscripts prepared in the following formats: LaTex and Microsoft Word (2003 or above) by Online Manuscript Tracking System.

Manuscript Template
Authors may download a MS Word template by clicking here. For the LaTex template, click here to download.

General
Manuscripts submitted to our journals must be written in English. Papers accepted for publication vary from 5 to 20 pages in two-column format. The main text usually can be divided into separated sections, organized by Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion.

Paper Title
A title of no more than 20 words should be brief, specific, and informative.

Author Details
Full name for all authors should be given; The names of multiple authors are separated by a comma; Provide the full affiliation for each author including academic affiliation (or postal address), city, postcode, country, e-mail(optional); If multiple authors have contributed to the article, details of the corresponding author should be clear. Email address is compulsory for the corresponding author.

Abstract
The abstract should concisely state the purpose of the investigation and summarize the important conclusions. It should be a single paragraph of generally no more than 200 words.

Keywords
Include 3–8 keywords or short phrases for indexing

Introduction
Provide a brief overview of the scope and relevance of the research, especially with regard to previous advancements in related fields

Materials and Methods
Present the research design, research type, research duration, inclusion/exclusion criteria, choice of subjects, etc. Describe the methodology completely, including sample collection, processing, lab analysis, statistical tests used for data analysis etc. Use section headings/subheadings in a logical order to entitle each category or method . (e.g. 1, 2; 1.1, 2.1; 1.1.1, 2.1.1…etc)

Results
Present and illustrate your findings objectively and concisely, if appropriate, with figures/ tables. In the main text, describe each of your results by a particular observation.

Discussion
Provide an interpretation of your results and make comparisons with other studies. The significance of findings should be clearly described. If your results differ from your expectations, explain why that may have happened. If your results agree, then describe the theory that the evidence supported.

Conclusion
The main conclusions of the experimental work should be presented. The contribution of the work to the scientific research and its economic implications should be emphasized.

Appendix
An appendix may be included (and is often helpful) in mathematical or computational modeling.

Acknowledgements
The acknowledgements section is where you may wish to thank people indirectly involved with the research (e.g., technical support; loans of experimental facilities; comments or suggestions during the creation of the manuscript). However, it is important that anyone listed here knows in advance of your acknowledgement of their contribution. Do not include dedications.

TABLE Title
Every table must have a unique title placed at the top. Titles should be clear and concise, and they should not be complete sentences.

TABLE Format
Table tools in Microsoft Word are strongly recommended for inserting a table. It’s necessary to avoid tables created with the tab key.

TABLE Numbering & Citation
Tables in the main body of the text should be numbered and cited consecutively according to their appearance in the text.

FIGURE Caption
Each figure should have a caption. The caption should be concise and typed separately, not on the figure area; If figures have parts (for example, A and B), make sure all parts are explained in the caption.

FIGURE Numbering & Citation
All figures are to be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

FIGURE Resolution
Figures must be created at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. For fuzzy or jagged figures, authors are required to replace it or send the original figure file to us for reproduction.

EQUATION Format
The equation number should be placed in parentheses to the right of the equation. E.g. Hn+1(1/n+1, 1/n+1, …, 1/n+1) (1); Do not create equations as pictures. Use MathType or insert symbols as normal text.

EQUATION Numbering & Citation
Equations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals to avoid ambiguities, if they will be referred to in text. Citation for an equation should be made by using “(1),” not “Eq. (1)” or “equation (1),” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Equation (1) is…”

REFERENCES Summary
All sources cited in text must appear in the reference list, and all items in the reference list must be cited in text. With the numerical system, references are arranged in the reference list so that they match the order in which they are cited in the text.

REFERENCES In-Text Citation Format
References are simply cited with the consistent reference number in square brackets. Do not set references number as superscript number. Do not use “Ref. [3]” or “Reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence, e.g. “Reference [3] shows …”
A. Single Reference
If the author's name appears in the text, place the reference number immediately after the name. E.g. Peter[10] found an innovative scientific phenomenon.
B. Multiple References
1) Put two or four numbers in numerical order and separate them by commas but no spaces. E.g.: [2,3]
2) Indicate three or more consecutive reference numbers by giving the first and last numbers separated by a hyphen. E.g.: [3-5]

List of REFERENCES
Authors are requested to check all references for completeness, including author names, paper title, publisher, journal heading, Volume, Number., pages for journal citations, Year.
Books
All author names, Book title, Publisher, Country, Year.
e.g. R. F. Voss, J. Clarke. Algorithmic Musical Composition, Silver Burdett Press, Londyn, 1986 .
Journals
All author names, Title, Publisher, Journal title, Vol, No, pp, Year
e.g. W. Zabierowski, A. Napieralski. Chords classification in tonal music, Journal of Environment Studies, Vol.10, No.5, 50-53 .
Conference Papers
All author names, Title, Conference title, pp, Year.
e.g. A. Abiewskiro,. Z. Moplskiiera. The Problem Of Grammar Choice For Verification, TCSET of the International Conference , House of Lviv Polytechnic National University, 19-23 , 2008.
Websites
Online Available: http:// e.g.: Farquhar C, Protein and DNA Music, Online available from http://www.hrpub.com

Manuscript Review
Initial Screening
Submitted manuscripts are first screened by the editorial staff for completeness and to determine if the manuscript meets the general criteria for the journal. The Editor will decide to: (a) send the manuscript out for double blind review, (b) request initial revisions prior to the double blind review process, or (c) reject the manuscript.

Peer Review
Each manuscript passing initial screening will be subjected to rigorous and anonymous peer-review by a minimum of 2 peer reviewers. Referees who review a manuscript remain unknown to the authors. The journal’s independent status ensures a submission acceptance rate based on merit and not favor, bias, or personal preference. All the reviewers send the editor a detailed report with their comments on the manuscript and their recommendation. Authors receive reviewers’ recommendation by the editorial staff and they never enter in contact with reviewers. Reviewers have to complete their reviews within 3-4 weeks. For papers which require revision, the editor will make sure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.

Licence and Permission
Under the premise of legal publishing, the corresponding author is required to grant an exclusive licence to Horizon Research Publishing on behalf of all authors. If authors may use their own material in other publications, Horizon Research Publishing must be informed in advance. The request for permission must be made in writing prior to reusing the material.
Once the submitted paper is accepted for publication, authors will be invited to fill in an electronic copyright transfer form. If the form hasn’t been received along with the final revised manuscript, the publication of your manuscript may be postponed.
Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If previously published materials written by others have to be used, the copyright-owner’s permission must be obtained prior to submission. The author takes the responsibility for checking whether material submitted is subject to copyright or ownership rights.

Proof Reading
Electronic proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by email . Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors receive only one set of proofs for corrections and will be responsible for the expense of making excessive alterations of the original manuscripts during the proofreading. Proofs should be checked and returned within 3 days.

Article Charge Processing
In an open access model, we promise that readers don’t pay for the subscription fee to access online published articles. For authors, only some fundamental costs like editing, production and peer- review are included to maintain normal operations of our company. These Article Processing Charges(APC) are only used to support publishers to make the published articles freely available to all readers. In order to encourage the long-term scientific research, authors are eligible for various discounts on Article Processing Charges(APC).