Authors Guidelines

RADS Journal of Computer Science and Technology

Aims and Scope

RADS Journal of Computer Science and Technology (RADS-JCST), a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal of Jinnah University for Women, aims to publish high quality papers in all major areas of computer science and technology. The Journal seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge and to deliver the complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field. The emphasis will be on publishing high quality articles rapidly and openly available to the researchers worldwide.

RADS-JCST encourages the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The journal welcomes Research Articles, Review Articles, Short Communications, Case Studies, Perspectives, Opinions, Commentaries, Tutorials etc. in the areas include, but are not limited to: 

  • Communication Networks
  • Quantum Computing
  • Sensing and Sensor Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Robotics
  • Data Science
  • Knowledge Management
  • Internet of Things
  • Green Computing
  • Smart Cities
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Networking
  • Electronics
  • High Performance Computing
  • Augmented Reality
  • Security and Privacy
  • E-Learning
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Semantic Web
  • Bioinformatics and Bio-Inspired Computing
  • Biotechnology
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Ad hoc Networks
  • Embedded Systems
  • Game Theory

The journal offers survey and review articles from experts in the field, promoting insight and understanding of the state of the art, and trends in technology. The contents include original research and innovative applications from all parts of the world. While the journal presents mostly previously unpublished materials, selected conference papers with exceptional merit are also published, at the discretion of the editors.

Manuscript Submission

Please follow the hyperlink “Register” on the right or Login at the Journal website (, and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given. If the submission is for a focused section, please select the specific focused section from the list of article types.

RADS-JCST publishes four types of papers:

  1. Regular Paper (its length is not totally limited)
  2. Short Paper (its length is not more than 5 typewritten pages)
  3. Survey
  4. Review

Length of the Manuscript

Each manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including illustrations and tables.

  1. Title
  2. Abstract
  3. Introduction
  4. Material and Methods/Literature Review
  5. Results
    • Tables
    • Figures
  6. Discussion
  7. Conclusions
  8. References

Apart from Abstract, Introduction and Conclusion section, other headings are not fixed and can be edited/customized as per paper requirement. 

1. Title

A good descriptive title.

Paper Type and Text

Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions). For Word files, use the equation editor or Math Type for equations.

Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units).

2. Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 250 to 300 words. The summary should clearly explain the nature importance of the paper. It must not contain unspecified acronyms, mathematical expressions, or a bibliography.

Self-contained and concisely describe the reason for the work, methodology, results, and conclusions. Uncommon abbreviations should be spelled out at first use. Do not include footnotes or references.

It is a stand-alone system that briefly describes the causes, methodology, results, and conclusions of work. Uncommon abbreviations should be written on first use. Do not include margins or references.

Keywords: It should closely reflect the topic and should optically characterize the paper. Please use about 4-6 keywords or phrases in alphabetical order separated by commas.

3. Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, and avoid detailed literature surveys or summary findings. This section should provide general readers and/or beginners in the field with a broad introduction to the topic area. The survey should also provide the most recent information to those who already have a deeper understanding of the field by reporting on major recent developments that includes previous reviews (citations).

4. Methodology/Literature Review

Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. The published methods should be summarized and explained with reference. If you quote a previously published method directly, use quotes and cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


It is recommended that the author subdivide your manuscript into a small number of major topic areas.


A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

5. Results

Results should be clear and concise. The results should be described in a logical order in the text, tables, and figures. Avoid repeating the same data in tables and graphs. This section can be divided into several subsections, each with a short subtitle.


  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.


  • Figures and images must be clear and easy to view.
  • Figures need to be placed where they are to appear in the text.

The author can also place images and tables at the end of the article. Please do not submit figures or tables as a separate document.

6. Discussion

This should explore the significance of results outcomes, not duplicate results. Usually, it is appropriate to combine findings with a discussion section. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. The author may also be discussed with the following points. How does the conclusion affect knowledge in the field? How might future research build on these observations? What are the key experiments that must be done?

7. Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section. Identify unresolved questions/gaps.

8. References

References should be in IEEE style and numbered in consecutive order in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section.

Please note some important points:

  • In the reference section, use “et al.” when referencing a source with more than three authors.
  • Do not place a space between an authors' initials.
  • Papers that have not been published should be cited as “unpublished” [4].
  • Papers that have been submitted or accepted for publication should be cited as “submitted for publication” [5].
  • Please give affiliations and addresses for personal communications [6].
  • Capitalize all the words in a paper title.
  • For papers published in journals not published in English, please give the English citation first, followed by the original foreign-language citation [7].
  • All references must be complete and accurate.

Examples of references listed in the correct IEEE style:

[1] J.S. Bridle, “Probabilistic Interpretation of Feedforward Classification Network Outputs, with Relationships to Statistical Pattern Recognition,” Neurocomputing—Algorithms, Architectures and Applications, F. Fogelman-Soulie and J. Herault, eds., NATO ASI Series F68, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 227-236, 1989. (Book style with paper title and editor)

[2] W.-K. Chen, Linear Networks and Systems. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth, pp. 123-135, 1993. (Book style)

[3] H. Poor, “A Hypertext History of Multiuser Dimensions,” MUD History, 1986. (URL link *include year)

[4] K. Elissa, “An Overview of Decision Theory," unpublished. (Unpublished manuscript)

[5] R. Nicole, "The Last Word on Decision Theory," J. Computer Vision, submitted for publication. (Pending publication)

[6] C.J. Kaufman, Rocky Mountain Research Laboratories, Boulder, Colo., personal communication, 1992. (Personal communication)

[7] D.S. Coming and O.G. Staadt, "Velocity-Aligned Discrete Oriented Polytopes for Dynamic Collision Detection," IEEE Trans. Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1-12, Jan/Feb 2008, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2007.70405. (Journal article)

[8] S.P. Bingulac, “On the Compatibility of Adaptive Controllers,” Proc. Fourth Ann. Allerton Conf. Circuits and Systems Theory, pp. 8-16, 1994. (Conference proceedings)

[9] H. Goto, Y. Hasegawa, and M. Tanaka, “Efficient Scheduling Focusing on the Duality of MPL Representation,” Proc. IEEE Symp. Computational Intelligence in Scheduling (SCIS ’07), pp. 57-64, Apr. 2007, doi:10.1109/SCIS.2007.367670. (Conference proceedings)

[10] J. Williams, “Narrow-Band Analyzer,” PhD dissertation, Dept. of Electrical Eng., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass., 1993. (Thesis or dissertation)

[11] E.E. Reber, R.L. Michell, and C.J. Carter, “Oxygen Absorption in the Earth’s Atmosphere,” Technical Report TR-0200 (420-46)-3, Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 1988. (Technical report with report number)

[12] L. Hubert and P. Arabie, “Comparing Partitions,” J. Classification, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 193-218, Apr. 1985. (Journal or magazine citation)

[13] R.J. Vidmar, “On the Use of Atmospheric Plasmas as Electromagnetic Reflectors,” IEEE Trans. Plasma Science, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 876-880, available at, Aug. 1992. (URL for journal or magazine)

[14] J.M.P. Martinez, R.B. Llavori, M.J.A. Cabo, and T.B. Pedersen, "Integrating Data Warehouses with Web Data: A Survey," IEEE Trans. Knowledge and Data Eng., preprint, 21 Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/TKDE.2007.190746. (Preprint)

Author Contributions

For transparency, we encourage authors to submit an author statement file outlining their contributions to the paper using the relevant roles:

Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. 

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

This journal uses software to screen for plagiarism. This journal is committed to upholding the integrity of scientific records. The journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines for dealing with potential violations.

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

  • The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work

concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling “self-plagiarism”).

  • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (e.g. “salami-publishing”).
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions.
  • Authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, corresponding author, and order of authors at submission.

Student’s Dissertation or Thesis

For articles that are based primarily on the student’s dissertation or thesis, it is recommended that the student is usually listed as principal author.