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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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The title information must include:Paper title,Author name(s) and Affiliation,
    Or (If applicable) Professor(s) or mentor(s) who guided the research, and his/her/their home department(s).
  • The text is single-spaced;double column;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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

All references should be in APA format. This section gives an overview  of the reference format. For more details,please consult the APA Manual (available in the MEDIU Office) or search online for other APA guides.

In text citations

How do I cite authors in my research work?

One author in text citation requires that the last name of the author and the year of publication be inserted into the text, for example:

Huma (2016) states that ...



 Two authors

 If there are two authors of a work, both should be cited.

 Mohammad and Barjoyai (2016) state that ...


...(Mohammad & Barjoyai, 2016)

 Note: Link the two authors’ names with and when cited outside parentheses. Link with an ampersand (&) inside parentheses.

 Three, four or five authors

 If there are three, four or five authors of a work all authors should be cited the first time. Subsequently use et al. after the first author.

 (Fahd, Mazen, & Majid, 2016)              first cite

(Fahd et al., 2016)                             subsequent cites

Note: There is a comma after the second to last author.

 There is no preset number of papers that will be accepted for publication in the IJSM Journal.  All research work that meet our standard of excellence will be published. The medium of language is English and Arabic. If no submitted work is judged to be worthy of publication, the Journal will not be published.