Manuscript Requirements

Technical Requirements of a Manuscript:

  1. The article has not been published, including print and online media.

  2. The authors own the copyrights of their articles and are responsible for the content of the articles and any consequences of publishing their work. The authors grant iSTEAM Co. the right to publish and distribute the content of their articles. 

  3. The authors must agree to the publication of the article online by iSTEAM Co. 

The paper submitted should be in MS Word format. The initial submission should include a complete preprint document including figures, tables, references and appendixes. The file should be in Word format. Please see Guidelines for Styles and Formats for details. 

The research papers should contain but are not limited to the following parts: abstract, which gives the reader a quick way to understand the article without looking at the full texts; (I) introduction, which guides the readers into the research scenario of the article; (II) background, which provides necessary information of the literature and existing studies on the research topic; (III) data information, which introduces the details of the research data, including meaningful details; (IV) results, which gives the basic statistical summary of the data; (V) analysis, which provides an in-depth view of the results with connection to the educational background of the research; (VI) summary/conclusion, which summarizes the article, provides readers possible applications and future directions of the research.

The abstract should be 150-300 words (500 max). There is no word limit for the article, but usually should be less than 30 journal pages. Extensive review articles can be in any length as needed. For an empirical study paper, the introduction and review should not exceed 1/3 of the article's length. Depending on the particular type of the article, the structure suggested can be adjusted as necessary.