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Submission Preparation Checklist

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, PDF, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Format of the Research Paper: After the acceptance, authors will require to make the manuscript as per the attached format.

    VTCS Template

  • For sequence similarity the Turnitin software shall be used, the required threshold is less than 20% and the individual similarity rate should be less than 5%.

Author Guidelines

  • Manuscripts (VTCS Template ) should be typewritten in English on one side only with wide margins using single spacing throughout on pages of size: letter (8.5*11) double-column of column width 3.38 and spacing 0.25 with further requirements as described given below:

    • The front page should contain the article title font size 16, Times New Roman, author's names are of size 10, and affiliation of font size 8, Times New Roman, abstract size 8, Times New Roman and italic; and keywords size 8, Times New Roman. The abstract should have 150-250 words and should be intelligible to general readers without recourse to the main text. A list of notations should be avoided, but new notations and departures from standard use should be explained in the text.
    • Articles should, in general, begin with an introduction that adequately covers the literature and scope of the paper. Each section in the paper should be numbered. Each article should have, in general, a conclusion or discussion section. Any appendices should follow the Reference section.
    • Proper figure preparation is essential for optimum reproduction of line drawings and photographs. Figures and Tables should be placed as part of the text and should be numbered. Reprints, if needed, should be ordered as soon as the article is accepted for publication.
    • o    References should be listed at the end of the main text in IEEE style. All in-text citations (references) should be listed in order, that is, [1], [3,4], [6-9], etc. 
    • o    References :

    [1].      G. Eason, B. Noble, and I. N. Sneddon, “On certain integrals of Lipschitz-Hankel type involving products of Bessel functions,” Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, vol. A247, pp. 529–551, April 1955.

    [2].      J. Clerk Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, 3rd ed., vol. 2. Oxford: Clarendon, 1892, pp.68–73.



Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism involves presenting language, text, thoughts, ideas, or expressions from other authors as one's own original work. This encompasses self-plagiarism, including duplicate or redundant publication, text recycling, and salami slicing. VAWKUM Transactions on Computer Sciences (VTCS) adheres to the guidelines, standards, and policies of COPE and the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, regarding plagiarism.

VTCS conducts similarity checks using TURNITIN, and reports are communicated to authors. According to the policy, the required threshold is up to 19% overall, with no more than 4% from a single source.


The following guidelines outline crucial principles for responsible authorship and citation practices, aligned with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines:

  1. Accurate and Relevant Citations:
  • All articles, regardless of their nature, must support claims with relevant and up-to-date literature. Citations should not be used solely for embellishment or padding.
  • Ensure the cited source directly supports the claim being made and is not misrepresented.
  1. Ethical Self-Citation:
  • Self-citation is acceptable when relevant and justified to build upon your previous work or establish connections within your research program. However, excessive self-citation solely to inflate citation counts is unethical and unacceptable.
  • Avoid manipulating author lists or collaborating with others for the sole purpose of increasing citations.
  1. Balanced References:
  • Select references fairly and objectively, representing the field's breadth and diversity. Do not prioritize citing articles published in the same journal as your submission without compelling justification.
  • Avoid omitting relevant work, even if it contradicts your findings. Transparency and comprehensiveness are essential.
  1. Consequences of Citation Manipulation:
  • Manuscripts identified as manipulating citations will be rejected. In severe cases, the author's institution may be informed.
  • Authors have a responsibility to report any instances of editors or reviewers encouraging citation manipulation to the publisher.
  1. Upholding Ethical Standards:
  • By adhering to these guidelines, authors contribute to maintaining the integrity and trustworthiness of research and scholarly communication.

By embracing ethical citation practices, authors ensure the responsible advancement of knowledge and contribute to a credible and trustworthy research ecosystem.


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Your privacy is important to the VFAST Research Platform.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that the system collects and the ways in which the journals uses that personal information.

Personal information collection

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