Author Guidelines

Please read the statement below to ensure the submission complies. Submissions may be returned if author does not adhere to the guidelines.

Authors are requested to pay attention to the following aspects when preparing manuscripts for SMART CITY:

The total length of the article should be adjusted according to your submission type:

Article 4,000-8,000 words
Book review 1,200-1,500 words
Response to article 4,000-6,000 words
Literature review 4,000-6,000 words

The manuscript structure complies with the given template and has been saved in Ms. Word format.

  • Manuscript (Template) DOCX
    Please rename your manuscript in this order ‘Manuscript_(ArticleTitle)’.
  • Cover (Template) DOCX
    Please rename your manuscript in this order ‘Cover_(ArticleTitle)’.

The order of the sections in the manuscript should be: title page, abstract and keywords, introduction, methodology, result, discussion, conclusion, future scope (if any), appendix (if any), acknowledgments (if any), references and author(s) information.

Title Page and Authorship

The Title Page should contain: title of the article (concise, no abbreviations, maximum 16 words); full names of authors (without academic titles); authors' affiliations [name(s) of department(s) institution(s) and country(s)]; corresponding author's name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address (institution specific address and e-mail address of the corresponding author will be published along with the article); conflict of interest declaration for each author; acknowledgement (if any) To ensure the process of double blind peer-review, the authors should provide the file of title page in separate file. The template for title page is provided here DOCX. Please rename your manuscript in this order ‘Title Page_(ArticleTitle)’.

Authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take public responsibility for the contents. This includes (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data, or both; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (c) final approval of the version to be published; (d) and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Contributors who meet fewer than all four criteria above should be listed in acknowledgments and the contributions should be specified. Corresponding authors should assure the permission of acknowledged individuals to be mentioned in the acknowledgment.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be formally structured and prepared in English with a maximum of 300 words. Abstracts should be concise and precise with enough information, highlighting the points and importance of the article. It should contain: background and purpose of the study; methods (basic procedures, study subject selection, observational or analytical methods); main findings or results; and principal conclusion. Keywords are limited maximum 5 words or short phrases that will allow proper and convenient indexing.

Main Text

The main text should be structured as introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD).

  • The introduction section should express the objective of the study and its relation to past works in the same field. State the scientific problem or hypotheses described in the article. Express the novelties of the study.
  • Methods should provide clarity about how, why, and when the study was done. It should also clearly describe the selection of the study's participants. Materials and equipment used should be identified in methods section by specifically giving the manufacturer's name and address in parentheses. References to all established methods must be given. All statistical methods used should be described in detail in the methods section of the manuscript. Relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as p values should be avoided; instead, important information about effect size and precision of estimates should be provided. Statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols should be defined. Computer software and version used should be specified.
  • In the Result section, data should be presented in a concise and precise way, either in figures or tables, but not the same finding in a figure and a table. Unnecessary figures and tables, as well as footnotes should be avoided and their contents incorporated into the text.
  • The Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work. Include the interpretation of the study results and the discussion of the other relevant published data. Avoid repeating studies explained in the introduction.
  • Conclusion section should only state the experimental results; do not repeat the abstract. State important limitations of the research and potential future research to close the section. It should contain a maximum of two paragraphs.
  • The template for manuscript is provided here DOCX. Please rename your manuscript in this order ‘Manuscript_(ArticleTitle)’.


Sort the reference list based on alphabetical of first author surname (A to Z). Format of the reference list should be according to American Psychological Association (APA) Version 6.0. Authors should provide DOI number of each reference especially for journal articles. It is suggested to use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc.


  • Book
    Czarniawska, B. (2002). A tale of three cities—or the glocalization of city management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Journal
    Lin, Y., Ma, Z., Zhao, K., Hu, W., & Wei, J. (2018). The impact of population migration on urban housing prices: Evidence from China’s major cities. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(9), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093169
  • Conference paper
    Clancey, W.J. (1983). Communication, Simulation, and Intelligent Agents: Implications of Personal Intelligent Machines for Medical Education. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 556-560. Menlo Park, Calif.: International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, Inc.
  • Book Chapter
    Amin, N.A.S., Istadi, I. (2012). Different Tools on Multiobjective Optimization of a Hybrid Artificial Neural Network – Genetic Algorithm for Plasma Chemical Reactor Modelling. In Olympia Roeva (Editor) Real-World Applications of Genetic Algorithms. Croatia: InTech Publisher.
  • Report
    Rice, J. (1986). Polygon: A System for Parallel Problem Solving, Technical Report, KSL-86-19, Dept. of Computer Science, Stanford Univ.
  • Thesis
    Clancey, W.J. (1979). Transfer of Rule-Based Expertise through a Tutorial Dialogue. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University.
  • Website
    Ivey, K.C. (2 September 1996). Citing Internet sources URL http://www.eei- alex.com/eye/utw/96aug.html.

The manuscript structure complies with the given template and has been saved in Ms. Word format.

All works cited has been mentioned in reference section.

All funding sources relevant to the work should be acknowledged.

Manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter from the corresponding author. It highlights the novelty and importance of the work.

Only manuscripts in English are accepted. Be sure that the English-language manuscript is free of grammatical mistakes and up to a proper standard. Should authors need a help with the language, please seek a professional language editing service prior to publication.

The names and email addresses submitted in this journal will be used solely for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for other purposes or external parties.

As a journal Author, you have rights for a large range of uses of your article, including use by your employing institute or company. These Author rights can be exercised without the need to obtain specific permission. Authors publishing in SMART CITY have wide rights to use their works for teaching and scholarly purposes without needing to seek permission, including:

  • use for classroom teaching by Author or Author's institution and presentation at a meeting or conference and distributing copies to attendees;
  • use for internal training by author's company;
  • distribution to colleagues for their reseearch use;
  • use in a subsequent compilation of the author's works;
  • inclusion in a thesis or dissertation;
  • reuse of portions or extracts from the article in other works (with full acknowledgement of final article);
  • preparation of derivative works (other than commercial purposes) (with full acknowledgement of final article);
  • voluntary posting on open web sites operated by author or author’s institution for scholarly purposes, (but it should follow the open access license of Creative Common CC-by-SA License).

Authors/Readers/Third Parties can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but they must give appropriate credit (the name of the creator and attribution parties (authors detail information), a copyright notice, an open access license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made (Publisher indicates the modification of the material (if any) and retain an indication of previous modifications using a CrossMark Policy and information about Erratum-Corrigendum notification).

Authors/Readers/Third Parties can read, print and download, redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository), translate the article, download for text and data mining purposes, reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works, sell or re-use for commercial purposes, remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).