Author Guidelines

The manuscript is written in English or Arabic.

Guideline Writing For ICIS


  1. The manuscript has never been published or is not in the process of submission for publication to other media and does not contain elements of plagiarism with a written statement from the author.
  2. The manuscript is written in English or Arabic with 1.5 line spacing density, Times New Roman 12 font, A4 paper size, 4 cm top margin, 3 cm bottom, 4 cm left, and 3 cm right, and Times new Arabic (for words / Arabic)
  3. The length of the script is 6000-7000 words (about until 18-20 pages) including pictures, graph / table (if any) and the accompanying bibliography.
  4. The manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract (150-200 words) in English, Arabic, and keywords (4-6 words).
  5. The manuscript was sent via the ICIS Journal online submission with the address
  6. All manuscripts that enter the editorial will go through a blind review process by the peer reviewer after the editorial review.
  7. Manuscript that is published will be edited again by the editor without changing the substance of the content.


1. Title

  • The title should be concise, effective and informative, with 12 words including conjunctions.
  • Font Times New Roman 12 Thick, with a spacing of 1.5 spaces.

2. Author’s Identity

  • Articles accompanied by an author’s identity include: Author’s name without an academic degree (Times New Roman 12 bolded), institutional affiliation of the author, agency address, and e-mail (Times New Roman 12, 1.5 spaces).
  • Student institutional affiliation follows the place where the person concerned is studying.
  • The author’s name and the order of the authors (if more than one author) must be agreed by all authors, usually based on the amount of contribution and participation in conducting research and report writing, and all authors are responsible for the content of the article.

3. Abstract

  • The abstract is written concisely and factually, covering research objectives, research methods, results and conclusions.
  • Abstract written in English, Arabic and Indonesian, abstract lengths range from 150 – 200 words in one paragraph, Times New Roman 12 in italic type.

4. Keywords

  • Keywords consist of 4-6 words and / or groups of words.
  • Words typed in italics (italic), between keywords separated by colons (:)

5. Introduction

  • INTRODUCTION Capital letters are written, 1.5 spaces apart and bolded.
  • The introduction should contain the background of the problem; hypothesis (if any), objectives and research methods; generally the article is not too extensive, about 2 pages 1.5 spaces; introduction refers to several libraries that form the basis of the theory or reason for research.

6. Results and Discussion

  • RESULTS AND DISCUSSION written in capital letters, spaced 1.5 spacing and bolded.
  • The presentation in the results and discussion are written in a systemic manner, only the data / information results are related to the research objectives; simplify tables and use open tables, and map images are more focused on the object under study and not too large and complicated file sizes (attempted in JPG format); tables and figures are numbered sequentially.
  • Example of writing a table: Table 3.
  • The use of subtitles in the discussion in accordance with the purposes of the discussion.
  • The reference citation source technique uses footnotes, using the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (full note) citation system of Times New Roman 10 fonts, see the examples in the technical terms for writing footnotes.

7. Closing

  • CONCLUDING capital letters, 1.5 spaces and bold.
  • The conclusion should be the answer to the research question, and not expressed in a statistical sentence.

8. Acknowledgments

If there are ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, uppercase letters are written, 1.5 spaces apart and bolded Contains a thank you to the funding agency, and / or individuals who have assisted in conducting research and writing articles.

9. Reference List

  • LIST OF REFERRALS are written in the middle with capital letters, spaced 1.5 spacing and bolded.
  • The literature included in the bibliography only contains sources referenced or cited in the article.
  • Reference sources referred to in the article should refer to one or several scientific journal articles.
  • Articles should refer to or quote one or more ICIS articles.
  • Technique of writing bibliography, using the citation system Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (full note) font Times New Roman 10.
  • Writing a Reference List should use a management application references like Mendeley, Zotero, or others.
  • More can be seen in the technical provisions of writing a reference list.

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Please find the rights and licenses in ICIS. By submitting the article/manuscript of the article, the author(s) agree with this policy. No specific document sign-off is required.

1. License

The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution license as currently displayed on Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

2. Author(s)’ Warranties

The author warrants that the article is original, written by stated author(s), has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author(s).

3. User/Public Rights

ICIS’s spirit is to disseminate articles published are as free as possible. Under the Creative Commons license, ICIS permits users to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work for non-commercial purposes only. Users will also need to attribute authors and ICIS on distributing works in the journal and other media of publications. Unless otherwise stated, the authors are public entities as soon as their articles got published. 

4. Rights of Authors

Authors retain all their rights to the published works, such as (but not limited to) the following rights;

  • Copyright and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,
  • The right to use the substance of the article in own future works, including lectures and books,
  • The right to reproduce the article for own purposes,
  • The right to self-archive the article,
  • The right to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the article’s published version (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal (ICIS).

5. Co-Authorship

    If the article was jointly prepared by more than one author, any authors submitting the manuscript warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to be agreed on this copyright and license notice (agreement) on their behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this policy. ICIS will not be held liable for anything that may arise due to the author(s) internal dispute. ICIS will only communicate with the corresponding author.

    1. Royalties

    Being an open accessed journal and disseminating articles for free under the Creative Commons license term mentioned, author(s) aware that ICIS entitles the author(s) to no royalties or other fees. 

    7. Miscellaneous

    ICIS will publish the article (or have it published) in the journal if the article’s editorial process is successfully completed. ICIS’s editors may modify the article to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, referencing and usage that deems appropriate. The author acknowledges that the article may be published so that it will be publicly accessible and such access will be free of charge for the readers as mentioned in point 3.

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