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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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The text adheres to the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Below you can find the manuscript preparation instructions. After acceptance of the manuscript authors will be required to provide the copyright release form.


Manuscript submission file should be in LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.


Title page of the manuscript should include the following information:



  • The title of the manuscript

  • The full name(s) of the author(s)

  • The affiliation(s), address(es), and e-mail address(es) of the author(s)

  • The telephone, mobile phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

  • Abstract of 100 to 200 words

  • 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes

  • Acknowledgments (people, grants, funds etc.)


Text formatting instructions of the manuscript are below.


-Manuscripts should be written single-spaced, using a 12 point serif font face. The text should also employ italics rather than underlining except URL addresses.


-Headings should be in number format and they should not be more than three levels.


-The citations should be given in Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (author-date) style. Authors can get help from citation management applications (tools) when preparing their papers.


-In text citations should include name and year information. Citations may be given directly or in parentheses. Sample in text citations are show below.


… an active research area (Kosmidis et al. 2013).


… an interesting study (Burns and Wellings 2014).


… there are many research studies on this subject (Cazorla et al. 2013; Kosmidis et al. 2016)


-Reference list should be arranged alphabetically by the last name of the first author of each study and then chronologically. A sample reference list is shown below.


Abella, Jaume, Damien Hardy, Isabelle Puaut, Eduardo Quinones, and Francisco J. Cazorla. 2014. “On the Comparison of Deterministic and Probabilistic WCET Estimation Techniques.” In Proceedings - Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, 266–75. IEEE. doi:10.1109/ECRTS.2014.16.


Altmeyer, Sebastian, Liliana Cucu-Grosjean, and Robert I. Davis. 2015. “Static Probabilistic Timing Analysis for Real-Time Systems Using Random Replacement Caches.” Real-Time Systems 51 (1): 77–123. doi:10.1007/s11241-014-9218-4.


Burns, Alan, and Andy Wellings. 2014. Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2014. Edited by Laurent George and Tullio Vardanega. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8454. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08311-7.


-At the end of the manuscript a brief biography and photo of each author should be included.