Author Guidelines

1. Authors must submit an e-copy of the manuscript to:

Helen S. Tejero, Ph.D.

Chief Editor

IMCC Journal of Science

Center for Research and Development

Iligan Medical Center College, Iligan City, Philippines


2. Received manuscripts will be properly acknowledged and immediately sent off for review if it satisfies the preliminary assessment made by the members of the Editorial Board. If it does not satisfy the preliminary assessment, it will be sent back to the corresponding author for revision. No paper will be sent for peer review unless it strictly follows the journal’s author guidelines. All submitted papers in IMCC Journal of Science will be processed in PlagScan plagiarism detection software with allowable similarity index of at most 11%. All submitted papers which failed to meet this initial requirement of the journal will not be accepted to undergo the peer review process.

3. All submissions must include the following attachments:

a. Cover letter (in .pdf format) duly signed by the author/s with certification that the submitted article has not been published before except in a form of abstract in conference proceedings; that the same article is not under consideration for publication in any language elsewhere; that all co-authors if there are has approved its submission in the IMCC Journal of Science; that all authors will transfer the copyright to publisher upon the acceptance and publication of the article; that the article will not be published in any form or language without the consent of the copyright.

b. Complete manuscript (in .doc and .pdf format) with tables, figures, and references

4. The manuscript should contain only the Title, Authors and Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methodology (Materials and Methods for Bio-Physical Sciences), Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References. The manuscript must be in English, no more than 6,000 words excluding the Abstract and References; typewritten using Georgia, font 12; double-spaced, justified on letter (8.5”x11”) size paper, with 1’’ margin on all sides. For manuscripts with Filipino-language (in Tagalog) text, English translation of the title and abstract is required. These manuscripts should contain the following sections: Abstrak, Susing Salita, Introduksyon, Metodo, Resulta, Diskusyon, Kongklusyon, and Sanggunian. All pages should be numbered consecutively at the center of the bottom of the page. Line numbers should be continuous (do not restart at each page).

5. The Abstract should present briefly the focus and scope of the paper, method of analysis, major findings and conclusion of the paper and should not exceed 200 words. It should have a structured format consisting of the objectives, methods, results, and conclusion, but without headings. A list of 3 to 7 keywords should immediately follow the abstract.

6. The main sections may be subdivided into subsections.

7. All tables, figures, and illustrations should be cited in the text, in numerical order. Figures should be of good quality and should have thickness of lines and sizes of lettering and other symbols to allow reduction of their original dimensions up to 50%. High quality-colored photographs should be submitted for clarity.

8. All tables should be cited consecutively in the text and numbered accordingly. The content of tables should include a table number and title above the table, and explanatory notes and legends as well as definitions of abbreviations used. Each table must be self-explanatory being a supplement rather than a duplicate of information in the text. The use of too many tables is discouraged.

9. All abbreviations should be spelled out once, the first time they are mentioned in the text, followed by the abbreviations enclosed in parentheses.

10. All measurements should be in System International (SI) units.

11. If needed, acknowledgments to individuals/groups of persons, or institution/s should be included at the end of the text just before the references. Grants and subsidies from government or private institutions should also be acknowledged.

12. In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [1], [1–3] or [1,3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, both parentheses and brackets should be used to indicate the reference number and page numbers; for example [5] (p. 10), or [6] (pp. 101–105). The use of names in the text is discouraged. The References should be typed double-spaced and numbered consecutively in the order they are mentioned in the text in the following form:

a. Journal Articles

Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C.D. Title of the article. Abbreviated Journal Name Year, Volume, page range.

b. Portion of Book

Author 1, A.; Author 2, B. Title of the chapter. In Book Title, 2nd ed.; Editor 1, A., Editor 2, B., Eds.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, 2007; Volume 3, pp. 154–196.

c. Book

Author 1, A.; Author 2, B. Book Title, 3rd ed.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, 2008; pp. 154–196.

d. Journal Article In Press

Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C. Title of Unpublished Work. Abbreviated Journal Name stage of publication (under review; accepted; in press).

e. Personal Communication

Author 1, A.B. (University, City, State, Country); Author 2, C. (Institute, City, State, Country). Personal communication, 2012.

f. Paper from Proceedings

Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C.D.; Author 3, E.F. Title of Presentation. In Title of the Collected Work (if available), Proceedings of the Name of the Conference, Location of Conference, Country, Date of Conference; Editor 1, Editor 2, Eds. (if available); Publisher: City, Country, Year (if available); Abstract Number (optional), Pagination (optional).

g. Theses and Dissertation

Author 1, A.B. Title of Thesis. Level of Thesis, Degree-Granting University, Location of University, Date of Completion.

h. Online Sources

Title of Site. Available online: URL (accessed on Day Month Year)