Guide for Authors

Instructions to Authors

The language of the journal is English. Although it is prefered, however there is no need to make your manuscript in IJIM style from the beginning. Just submit your paper in ordinary style to be sent to reviewers. The IJIM style file will be sent to you if your paper would be accepted.

Submission of Manuscripts

Authors must submit their manuscripts to the Online Editorial Office in PDF format.


1. Please do not upload your files in LaTex format in the system.

2. Please upload your paper along with all tables & figures in a single PDF file. Please do not upload them in separate files.

3. Please add "R1" in the title of revised version file,when uploading the first revised version file, same for R2,R3.

4. Please note that the length of the paper should be limited to 15 pages including the references in the new IJIM style.

5. Please note that not more than 2 papers each calendar year, per author and co-author can be submitted to International Journal of Industrial Mathematics.

6. No alternation of the authors is allowed after submission.

For your paper to be proceeded in the peer review process, please upload the name, email and affiliation of at least five reviewers from different countries at the time of submission.


A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential,then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Immediately after the abstract, povide a maximum of keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Besparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Table footnotes

Indicate  each footnote  in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration  has a caption. Supply  caption separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols  and abbreviations used.


Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and in­ dicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results  described elsewhere in the article .

Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either "unpublished results" or "Personal communication". Cita­ tion of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication and a copy of the title page of the relevant article must be submitted.

Reference Style

References on the reference list must be ordered alphabetically. In the text, refer to them using square brackets.