Submission Guidelines for Special Issue of
International Journal of Mobile Communications







Guide for Initial Submission

Please submit your manuscript with a cover letter/e-mail containing the following imperative statements: (Click here for a sample cover letter/e-mail.)

1. Title and the central theme of the article.
2. Which subject/theme of the Journal the material fits.
3. Why the material is important in its field and why the material should be published in this Journal.
4. Nomination of up to four recognized experts who would be considered appropriate to review the submission. Please state (1) the names, title, addresses, phone, fax, and email addresses of these reviewers, (2) the expertise of each reviewer relating to your paper, and (3) your relationship with each of them. An attempt will be made to select at least one of the reviewer nominations.
5. The fact that the manuscript contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere

Note that author name(s) must not appear anywhere else in the manuscript except in the title page and the reference list (if cited). No information can be placed in the properties of the manuscript's electronic file. Inappropriate submissions will be returned to authors. Factors leading to this action include submission with improper or no cover letter, excessive length, technically inappropriate material, single spaced body of text, subject of no interest to readers, manuscripts simultaneously submitted to other publications, and manuscripts not adhering to author guidelines. Non-English speaking author should have his/her paper proofread by a professional technical writer for grammatical and spelling corrections as well as the readability of the paper, before submitting it to the Editor.

A complete submission must include: (1) the cover letter, (2) the title page, and (3) the manuscript without authors' names in three separate MS-Word files. These files should be submitted electronically to :

Dr. Eldon Y. Li
Guest Editor
E-mail: eli@calpoly.edu

Guide for Authors

Formal conditions of acceptance
Papers will only be published in English. Each typescript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been submitted for publication elsewhere in English. Previous presentation at a conference, or publication in another language, should be disclosed. All papers are refereed, and the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse any typescript, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication. Typescripts which have been accepted become the property of the publisher. It is a condition of acceptance that copyright shall be vested in the publisher. The publisher shall furnish authors of accepted papers with proofs for the correction of printing errors. The proofs shall be returned within 14 calendar days of submittal. The publishers shall not be held responsible for errors which are the result of authors' oversights.

Typescript preparation
The original typescript and two other copies should be submitted on A4 or similar-size paper, with double-spaced typing and a wide margin on the left. A paper which would occupy more than 15 pages of the Journal may be returned for abridgement. A complete typescript should include, in the following order: title, author(s), address(es), abstract, keywords, biographical notes, introduction, text, acknowledgements, references and notes, tables, figure captions, figures. Authors are encouraged to include a copy of the text on floppy disk for Apple or industry-standard PC. The preferred word processing program is Microsoft's Word or Word for Windows.

Electronic copy
Authors are encouraged to include a copy of the text on floppy disk for Apple or industry-standard PC. The preferred word processing program is Microsoft's Word or Word for Windows. Please do not process the electronic file in any way. Figures may be included in the electronic text file or as separate files, but must also be accompanied by high-resolution hard copy printout.

International context
Inderscience journals are international journals, and authors should be aware of the worldwide readership. Authors are encouraged to approach their chosen topic with an international perspective. It should not be assumed that the reader is familiar with specific national institutions or corporations. Countries and groupings of countries should be referred to by their full title (for example, 'China', 'Europe' and 'America' are all ambiguous. Special attention should be paid to identifying units of currency by nationality. Acronyms should be translated in full into English. (See also 'Translated works' below.)

Title, abstract, keywords, addresses, biographical notes
Please assist us by following these guidelines:

 References and notes
Inderscience journal uses a numbering system in which references and notes are placed in the same sequence. In the text, a reference is indicated by a number in square brackets, e.g. [3]. This system avoids footnotes. Full references and short notes should then be placed in number order at the end of the text. References should be made only to works that are published, accepted for publication (not merely 'submitted'), or available through libraries or institutions. Any other source should be qualified by a note regarding availability. Full reference should include all authors' names and initials, date of publication, title of paper, title of publication (underlined), volume and issue number (of a journal), publisher and form (books. conference proceedings), page numbers. Notes should make a specific point, and be short and succinct.

Figures
All illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs, are referred to as Figures and are numbered sequentially. Please place them at the end of the paper, rather than interspersed in text. Originals of line diagrams will be photographically reduced and used directly, so please prepare them to the highest possible standards. Bear in mind that lettering may be reduced in size by a factor of 2 or 3, and that fine lines may disappear.

Translated works
Difficulty often arises in translating acronyms, so it is best to spell out an acronym in English (for example, IIRP - French personal income tax). Similarly, labels and suffixes need careful attention where the letters refer to words which have been translated. The names of mathematical functions may change in translation - check against an English or American mathematical reference text.

Units of measurement
Inderscience journal follows the Système International for units of measurement. Imperial units will be converted, except where conversion would affect the meaning of a statement, or imply a greater or lesser degree of accuracy.