Include a separate title page with:
- Title (maximum 85 characters)
- All authors names and full addresses
- Corresponding author’s postal, Fax, Phone number, and email address
- A minimum of four keywords describing the manuscript
- Word count of the full article, excluding references and figure legends
Information abstract for research article, It should set out briefly and clearly the main objectives and results/conclusions of the work; it should give the reader a clear idea of what has been achieved
Indicative abstract for review article/short communication includes review of the research/technology in a period of comprehensive development or in the current level of development, and future prospects briefly.
- The length of the abstract should be less than 250 words.
- Avoid abbreviations and references in this section.
An introduction provides adequate background or context (problem and its significance) of the study. The subject should not be written extensively. It is expected that rational or purpose of the study (gap analysis), the objective in general and specific, and hypothesis (if any) should be expressed clearly. Present a clear "state of the art" of the subject, which discussed literature and theoretical concepts behind it. A concise general background may be included in the article.
Divide your article into several headings: Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions, References, and Appendices (if necessary). You must follow how headings are written in this template by selecting Heading 1 in the available styles. Authors must guarantee that their article is free from plagiarism. Article that has been submitted or published elsewhere cannot be submitted to Specta Journal of Technology. Please read our policy on the issue.
The way chapter titles and other headings are displayed in these instructions is meant to be followed in your manuscript. Second level heading must be written boldface and italics using upper and lower cases with 10 pt and Cambria Italic-Bold. You must set your second level heading left-aligned. Third level heading follows 10 pt Cambria Italic. Avoid the use of headings that have more than three levels.
Use reference manager such as Mendeley or EndNote in citing works of others. Use the IEEE style. Citations put in the beginning of a sentence are also written using numbers within brackets [ ]. Specta Journal of Technology highly recommends the use of Mendeley in preparing references. EndNote is preferred since Specta Journal of Technology prepared guidance using EndNote as a referencing tool.
Methods section provides sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described. Indicate the participants observed, including demographic data, number of respondents, the rationale of respondents selection, etc. Describe the design of the experiment, such as the experiment procedures, surveys, interviews, observation characteristics, etc. Write the complete research procedure. Be sure that explanations made in the article will allow other researchers reproduce the work, or make future work out of it.
It is requested not to us any of footnotes. All references should be in the References. Explanations should be preferably included in the text.
Equations must be presented using consecutive numbers starting with (1). Continue the numbering until the end of the article including appendices. The number must be made inside parenthesis and right aligned. You also need to put spacing before and after an equation.
Nomenclature for your equations must be presented after the References section of your article.
Symbol and Unit
Greek symbols and special characters often undergo formatting changes and get corrupted or lost during preparation of a manuscript for publication. To ensure that all special characters used are embedded in the text, these special characters should be inserted as a symbol but should not be a result of any format styling (Symbol font face) otherwise they will be lost during conversion to PDF/XML2. Authors are encouraged to use SI units, but use of SI units is not mandatory if other units are more appropriate.
Title of a table, must be put above the table. In writing the title of a table, you must capitalize each word. All tables and figures must be consecutively numbered. Figures must be made center-align and left-align for tables. In presenting your tables, please follow Table 1. If the content of a table is from a particular source, mention the source below the table using font with the size of 9pt.
Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.
Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the main body of the article and of high quality. Please follow Figure 1 in preparing pictures. If a figure is from a particular source, you must mention the source. Title of a figure must be put below the figure. Do not put border on the figures.
Acknowledgment is optional. The author/s is encouraged to acknowledge any parties that give contribution to the research. It is not same as dedication chapter in thesis/dissertation. Please provide the grant number(s) and the name of supported foundation items correctly for identification purposes.
Specta Journal of Technology prefers articles which refer mainly to journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings, rather than rely heavily on textbooks or handbooks to demonstrate articles' novelty in the subject discussed. The use of EndNote as a tool in referencing is preferable and encouraged. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. When referring to a reference in the text of the document, put the number of the reference in square brackets. Eg: . References must be prepared according to the IEEE style as the following examples:
Chapter or Article in Edited Book
- J Foschini, : Layered space-time architecture for wireless communication in fading environment when using multi-element antennas,” Bell Lab, Tech,. vol. 1. Pp. 41-59, 1996.
Book: Two or More Authors
- Bell, A. Graham, “Performance Tuning”, in Theory and Practise – Four Stroke, First Edition, United of Kingdom : Haynes Publishing, 1981. .
- Sarunyagate, Ed., Lasers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
Book: Different Editions
- Schwalbe, Information Technology Project Management, 3rd ed. Boston: Course Technology, 2004.
- E. Elliott and C.M. Greene, "A local adaptive protocol," Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, France, Tech. Rep. 916-1010-BB, 1997.
- J. van Weert and R. K. Munro, Eds., Informatics and the Digital Society: Social, ethical and cognitive issues: IFIP TC3/WG3.1&3.2 Open Conf.e on Social, Ethical and Cognitive Issues of Informatics and ICT, July 22-26, 2002, Dortmund, Germany. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003.
- Bass, P. Clements, and R. Kazman, Software Architecture in Practice, 2nd ed. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 2003. [Online] Available: Safari e-book.
Journal Article from a Full Text Database
Ayasso and A. Mohammad-Djafari, "Joint NDT Image Restoration and Segmentation Using Gauss–Markov–Potts Prior Models and Variational Bayesian Computation," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 2265-77, 2010. [Online]. Available: IEEE Xplore, http://www.ieee.org. [Accessed Sept. 10, 2010].
Journal Article from the Internet
H. C. Eilers and J. J. Goeman, "Enhancing scatterplots with smoothed densities," Bioinformatics, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 623-628, March 2004. [Online]. Available: www.oxfordjournals.org. [Accessed Sept. 18, 2004].
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Survey on Changes in Awareness and Understanding of Science, Engineering and Technology: Report on findings. Canberra: The Department; 2008. [Online]. Available: http://www.dest.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/241263CF-8585-4EEC-B104-C947C6C18029/23713/SurveyonChangesinawarenessunderstandingofSET.pdf. [Accessed: Sept. 7, 2010].
W. Dixon, "Application of neural networks to solve the routing problem in communication networks," Ph.D. dissertation, Murdoch Univ., Murdoch, WA, Australia, 1999.