Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ilma University publishes this revolutionary journal from its research and development platform. IJTSM is the prestigious publication of the Faculty of Software Engineering which heralds novel findings and research in the vast domains of software management. This features a fine and full-fledged integration of all the technological aspects that lay the foundations with the multidimensional aspects of this vital field.

IJTSM is a double-blind peer-refereed journal published semi-annually by ILMA University. IJTSM maps the scaling of specific and general issues in Technology & Software Engineering within the larger landscape of globalization and international in scholarly communications. The journal, therefore, aims to provide an opportunity and a forum to communicate relevant and current trends in the evolving areas of Technology & Software Engineering and its related dimensions.

IJTSM offers a widely acclaimed platform for research articles based on empirical research, conceptual frameworks and critical reviews. The well-researched articles submitted to the editorial office are screened by IJTSM editorial team and sent to peer reviewers who ensure the authenticity through a transparent yet tenacious process of double-blind peer reviews.

ILMA University, the publisher of Journal of Technology & Software Management (IJTSM) is the full member of CrossRef for Cross Mark and DOI for its all serials.

Author(s) are requested to carefully read all the instructions before submitting a manuscript to the ILMA Journal of Technology & Software Engineering (IJTSE)

  • Manuscripts submitted to  ILMA Journal of Technology & Software Engineering (IJTSE) should be in English and electronically submitted to Open Journal System (OJS)
  • The manuscript will be checked on Plagiarism Detection Software (Turnitin) for its similarity index which should be less than 19% and similarity of single source must be less than 5%. Further Self Plagiarized manuscript shall not be published.
  • The manuscript will go through Blind Peer Review process by National & International Reviewers as per the guidelines of HEC.
  • Acceptance of the manuscript may be given to the author(s), on the specific request, subject to the approval by Editor-in-Chief.
  • Authors are required to provide an undertaking/ declaration stating that the manuscript under consideration contains solely their original work that is not under consideration for publishing in any other journal in any form. Further, a manuscript that is co-authored must be accompanied by an undertaking explicitly stating that each author has contributed substantially towards the preparation of the manuscript in order to claim right to authorship.
  • Manuscripts by Editor and Editorial Board members shall not considered for publication.
  • The manuscripts submitted must be in line with scope of the journal and its contents must be of high quality.
  • Ethical Guidelines for Authors, Editors and Reviewers are available on the link: Ethical Guidelines to ensure that best ethical standards are followed by the journal.
  • Self institutional manuscripts shall be published as per the guidelines provided by the HEC.

Further, here are the five qualities we look for when evaluating what to publish:

  • Expertise: You don’t have to be well known to be a contributor, but you must know a lot about the subject you’re writing about.
  • Evidence: Its not enough to know your subject deeply you have to prove it to the reader. Referring to supporting research is one good way to do this; describing relevant examples is another. If you have interesting data, let us know.
  • Originality: New ideas in management are rare and precious — and one of the primary reasons readers turn to JICT. If you’re writing about a well-worn topic, well be looking for a unique argument or insight.
  • Usefulness: JICT readers come to us not only to stay on top of new developments in management thinking, but also to change the way they and their organizations actually do things. If you can explain your thinking so that the reader understands how to apply it in a real situation, that will make it more powerful.
  • Writing thats persuasive and a pleasure to read: IBT JBS readers are smart and skeptical and busy. If you don’t capture their interest right away, they will move on to something else.



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each paper is reviewed by the Editor and Managing Editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to at least two independent referees (1 Local and 1 International referee) for blind peer review.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.