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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the provided template Microsoft Word template.

Author Guidelines

1: Manuscript Preparation

1.1 Title Page

The title page should include:

  • A concise and informative title
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
  • An abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  • A list of 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

1.2 Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word or Word perfect software. A Microsoft Word template is availble for manuscript preparation.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times New Roman) for text. (Style Normal in the template)
  • Use numbered headings for dividing manuscript in to sections and sub-sections ( Style: Heading1, Heading2 and Heading 3 in the template)
  • Use the table function, not spread sheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
  • 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.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

1.3 Tables

  • 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.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

1.4 Artwork, Figures and Illustrations

It is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. as a part of your manuscript.

  • All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
  • Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
  • Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

2: Manuscript Length

There is no restriction on the length of submitted manuscripts. However, authors should note that publication of lengthy papers, typically greater than forty pages, is often significantly delayed, as the length of the paper acts as a disincentive to the reviewer to undertake the review process.

3: References

3.1 Citation

Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:

  • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman [5].
  • This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].

3.2 Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

 For authors using EndNote, We provide an output style to DOWNLOAD that supports the formatting of in-text citations and reference list.

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This Privacy Policy was last updated on 27 Sep 2018