International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies (IJCDMS)


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Article Submission Guidelines

INDIRE does not charge any fees for publications. Any registered member can submit an article with INDIRE journals at no charge. All authors of an article must be registered members. We do offer formatting services.

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Submission in all ENDIRE journals and conferences (whether new or revised) are made online after you signin and from your dashboard. The system will guide you through the submission process. There are basically two parts to the submission:

  1. To enter article information (such as title and authors) and uploading of your article as a single file, and
  2. Entering the article characterisitcs, such as type or article, keywords, etc...

The submission of any type of article follows the same process. Once you have completed your submission, the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) will respond to the corresponding author within three days, as to the result of the desk evaluation. If the outcome is a 'desk reject' an explanation is provided (one possible reason as an example is that the article subject matter is not suitable to the journal). No further processing will follow.

If the article has passed desk review, then it will be sent (anonymously) to the review process where an appropriate review team (Associate Editor, AE, and 2 or more reviewers - double-blind) will be assigned to your article. Within 6 weeks, the AE will respond to you with the feedback/comments/suggestions of the reviewers and a final decision for your article. Should the outcome at this point be acceptance, another cycle with revision may be required. This peer review process can have multiple iterations. Our goal is to publish high quality articles.

During the review process, we aim to provide you with feedback and suggestions to help you develop and enhance your article and make it attractive to the global digital innovation community. 

Note that double-blind review means that the authors will not know who is reviewing their article, and the reviewers will not know who are the authors. INDIRE will never release this information. Also, note that all dates in the review process are typical and may vary according to the article characteristics, such as length, complexity of the subject matter, and available reviewers with same expertize. 

Spirit of Article

The spirit of your submission should be respectful in all respects, and should consider the following:

  • Use inclusive language,
  • Acknowledge diversity,
  • Convery respect to all groups and people,
  • Be sensitive to differences,
  • Discuss different perspectives,
  • Do not make assumptions about the beliefs of people who will read your article,
  • Do not insinuate or imply race, gender, culture superiority or inferiority,
  • Try to be free from bias and avoid stereotyping.

Consider the order of the list of authors on your article and agree on the order before you submit your article. Any additions, deletions, or rearrangement of order of author names should be made before your article has been accepted and is subject to the approval of the editor in chief. 

If any change to the authors list is necessary, the corresponding author must send an email to the Editor in Chief explaining the following:

  • Why is the change necessary? and
  • Written confirmation from all authors about the requested change.

Article Formatting Instructions

Submit any format

We understand the commitment to format an article according to the Journal specifications. We value quality and relevance of articles and their content. Therefore, articles for new submission may be written with any formatting style, keeping in mind that consistency and clarity necessary. For example, you may use any reference system and referencing in the body style.

You would need to submit your manuscript as a single Word file to be used in the refereeing process. Your submission in word format allows us to number all lines for ease of referencing during the reviewing process.

Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to our 'formatting style' for acceptance ( and provide the items required for the publication of your article. We also provide paid services for formatting and editing your article when accepted.

Useful Checklist
  • Only ONE author designated as corresponding author.
  • Email address and full postal address completed for all authors.
  • Make sure that all abstract elements are completed.
  • Keywords are included.
  • All figures and tables have their captions and are in sequentially increasing numbers. 
  • Make sure entire document has been spell checked.
  • All co-authors are aware of the submission. When the main author submits the article, all other co-authors are emailed to verify the submission.
Final Formatting

All INDIRE journals and conferences article format follow the American Psychological Association, APA with minor changes, as listed below. Authors are encouraged to download the word documents examples below to explore the formatting and visit the APA style guidelines for more detailed information.

In general:

  • Font: Sans serif - Calibri 11-point, Arial 11 point; Serif Times New Roman 12 point (those fonts are good because they are legible, widely available, and include special characters. For the final version you would need to copy and paste your article text into the template ( which uses the font "Palatino Linotype", and which may be a good idea to use that font firsthand.
  • Title: Bold size 18
  • Headers:
    • Level 1: Size 16 Bold
    • Level 2: Size 14
    • Level 3: Size 12
  • Tables: Caption number the table in sequence starting from 1, on top of table with no spacing with the table, Size 11, bold, left aligned, ending with a full-stop.
  • Figures: Same at tables but underneath of the figure.
  • Biography: Make sure that your biography and your photo in your profile is up to date. This information will be used to insert at the end of your article.
  • References: See formatting as per the latest APA referencing guidelines.

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