Author Guidelines

Jurnal CoreIT is a journal containing research results in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology. This journal is published 2 (two) times a year (June and December). Jurnal CoreIT is published by the Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau. This journal encompasses topics :

  1. Computer Science : Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Expert Systems.
  2. Information Technology : Human Computer Interaction, Information System, Geographical Information System, IT Risk Management, Information Retrieval.

All papers submitted to the journal must be written in good English or Bahasa Indonesia. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The official language of the manuscript to be published in Jurnal CoreIT is English.

General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted to Jurnal CoreIT Editorial Office using Online Submission at E-Journal portal address:, where author register as Author by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:

Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template: DOC or PDF.

Reviewing of manuscripts

The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation and made by Editor. If reviewer consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.

Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

Editorial Office of Jurnal CoreIT

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:
Dr. Alwis Nazir, M.Kom (Editor-in-Chief)
Editorial Office of Jurnal CoreIT
Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau
Jl. HR. Soebrantas KM.18, No.155, Simpang Baru, Panam, Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia 28291

Guideline for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author and is offered as Reviewer through the following address: The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of the journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, the author must check-mark on the submission checklists. An author should type or copy-paste Covering Letter in Letter to Editor.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. Do not upload cover letter and other supplementary files here.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission: Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to CoreIT Journal, click Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in Jurnal CoreIT after the blind peer-reviewed process and decided as “Accepted” by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of Jurnal CoreIT. Manuscript content should be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; and References. Please include Covering Letter in a separated document file containing your summary of scientific finding and uploaded in Supplementary Files.

Body Text

The body of the text is a set of body text paragraphs defined as follows:

  1. 11pt Times New Roman
  2. 1.15 space
  3. Spacing after the heading is 8pt
  4. Spacing before the new heading is 0pt
  5. Indentation for the first line is 0cm.


Bullet within body text is not allowed. All sentence should be typed as descriptive paragraph.


Tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Tables should be align left in the column. Elements of a table should be 1.15 spaces. Table headings should be in 11pt not bold. Tables are referred in the text by the table number, e.g., Table 1.


Figures are sequentially numbered commencing at 1 with the figure title and number below the figure as shown in Figure 1. Detailed recommendations for figures are as follows:

  1. Ensure that figures are clear and legible with typed letterings.
  2. Black & white or colored figures are allowed.
  3. Hard copy illustrations should be scanned and included in the electronic version of the submission in an appropriate format as follows:
    1. JPG - Joint Photographic Group
    2. JPEG - Joint Photographic Expert Group
    3. BMP - Microsoft bitmap file
    4. PNG – Portable Network Graphics
  4. If figures cannot be scanned, the original should be placed in its location within the manuscript using wax or colorless glue. 5. The following files are permissible: a) Microsoft Graph b) Microsoft Draw


Equations should be numbered serially within parentheses as shown in Equation. The equation should be prepared using MS Equation Editor (not in image format). The equation number is to be placed at the extreme right side.

Units, Abbreviations, and Symbols

Metric units are preferred and should be consistent throughout bodytext. Define abbreviations and symbols at the first time as they are introduced in the text.

Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

The manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper is Times New Roman. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), two-column format with a 1.27 cm margin at the top, a 1.27 cm margin at the bottom, 1.27 cm margin on the left, and 1.27 cm margin on the right. Lines are 1.15 spaced, justified. Page numbers should be included in the text located in the footer section of each page centered. Use of pronouns such as I, we, etc. is to be avoided. 

Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below, except for the review article: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; and References.

Paper Title

This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The title of the paper should be in 18 pt bold Times New Roman. The title should have 12 pts space above and 12 pts below.

Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without a title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes a name of department/unit, (faculty), a name of university, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding Author (include email address) by adding an asterisk (*) in superscript behind the name.

Author names should be in 12 pt Times Roman bold with 0 pts above and 8 pts below. Author affiliations should be in 10 pt Times Roman.

Abstract and Keywords

An abstract should stand alone, means that no citation in the abstract. Consider it the advertisement of your article. The abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words which reflect the precise meaning. The abstract should be precise and honest. Please follow word limitations (100‐200 words).

Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. e.g. DNA. Each word/phrase in keyword should be separated by a semicolon (;), not a comma (,). The keyword should be followed word limitations (3-5 words).


In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Do not describe literature survey as author by author, but should be presented as group per method or topic reviewed which refers to some literatures.

Materials and Methods

Materials and methods should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results).

The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?


Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.


Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials. Do not acknowledge one of the authors names.


Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models.

This journal has to follow standard templates available in key reference management packages EndNote (, Mendeley (, or Reference Manager ( Using plug-ins to word processing packages, authors only need to select the appropriate journal template when preparing their article and the list of references and citations to these will be formatted according to the journal style, which is described below.

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