International Journal of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks



Submission of papers:

Online: Only electronic online submission will be considered. All authors are required match the journal paper format which is available at Paper Format. The manuscript must be written in MS Word Format. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail. Authors are also requested to fill , complete, digital sign, and submitl the copyright form, which can be found on copyright form

Types of contributions: Original research papers

Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who is responsible for correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, including post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors.

Original material: Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. Authors found to be deliberately contravening the submission guidelines on originality and exclusivity shall not be considered for future publication in this journal.


Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. Original manuscripts are discarded after publication unless the Publisher is asked to return original material after use. Only online submission is permitted through the journal website. Please use MS Word for the text of your manuscript.


Follow the provided template at Paper Format when preparing your manuscripts.


Include tables and figures inside the manuscript as camera ready even during the first time submission. In order to reduce the size of the electronic files authors are encouraged to insert their figures in jpg format.


Clearly indicate who is responsible for correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, including post-publication. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors. Please consult a recent journal paper for style if possible.


A self-contained abstract outlining in a single paragraph the aims, scope and conclusions of the paper must be supplied.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of three keywords (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.


All Greek letters and unusual symbols should be identified by name in the margin, the first time they are used.


Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.




All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript.

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.


Reference to a journal publication:

[1] Vaerenbergh SM, Legros CP. Influence of thermal boundary conditions on the double-diffusive process in a binary mixture. Int. J. Thermal & Environmental Engineering 2010;1:109-129.

Reference to a book:

[2] Haik, Y: Engineering Design Process. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole, 2003.

Reference to a conference proceeding:

[3] Toukourou NM, Gakwaya B, Yazdani JJ. An object-oriented finite element implementation of large deformation frictional contact problems and applications. Proceedings of the 1st MIT conference on CFSM. Cambridge, MA, 2001.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[4] Occeelli V, Tadrict W, Raddev H. Disintegration of cylindrical liquid columns in liquid-fluid systems: direct numerical simulation. In: Schmitt A (Ed), Dynamics of Multiphase Flows. Springer-Verlag, 2006, pp. 21-60


If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color and black/white figures then the journal will ensure that these figures will appear in color on the journal website electronic version.


Tables should be numbered consecutively and given suitable captions and each table should begin on a new page. No vertical rules should be used. Tables should not unnecessarily duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (for example, in graphs). Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters.


Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their paper by the editor. The Publisher will also send a notification of receipt of the paper in production.


All authors must sign the Transfer of Copyright agreement before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables IJTEE to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the authors’ proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations.


One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author, to be checked for typesetting/editing. The corrections should be returned within 48 hours. No changes in, or additions to, the accepted (and subsequently edited) manuscript will be allowed at this stage. Proofreading is solely the author’s responsibility. Any queries should be answered in full. Please correct factual errors only, or errors introduced by typesetting. Please note that once your paper has been proofed we publish the identical paper online as in print.