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Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for Authors

It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions/specifications listed below. The length and effectiveness of the peer review process will largely depend upon the care used by authors in preparing their manuscripts. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing/submitting a manuscript for publication. 

Page format
Manuscripts should be prepared as word processing documents on A4 size paper, leaving a liberal margin (1 inch) on all four sides. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced throughout including references and tables. All figures and tables should be in the text and one additional copy given on a separate page.
Fonts: Times New Roman and size should be 12.
Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be in the text itself and should have an explanatory caption that should be as concise as possible.
Figures and images: The figures and images should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. All the figures/images must be in the text and be numbered with Arabic numerals.
To help in formatting images (including tables and figures) or multimedia files, please submit the paper with additional separate attachments, also apart from in the text.

The manuscript should be in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements (if any)
  • References

Title page
The title should be relatively short but informative. If a long title is necessary, please prepare an optional short title.
Name(s) of author(s)
A list of all authors of the paper should be prepared. It should contain full name.
Name and address of workplace(s)
Authors’ affiliations should be indicated in this section.

Abstract
An abstract must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of the significant items of the main paper. An abstract should give concise information about the content of the core idea of your paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper but also indicate the main results and conclusions. An abstract should not normally exceed 250 words.
Keywords
List of all keywords proposed by the authors, separated by commas. Up to 5 key terms can be selected. 

Introduction
It should present the subject of paper clearly, indicate the scope of the subject and present the goals of paper, novelty of research work and finally the organization of paper.

Materials and Methods
Newly introduced techniques should be described in detail to allow easy repetition. Any modification should be mentioned briefly, with proper references. Techniques which have been previously described should be mentioned in brief only, with proper references, unless they were published in sources that are not easily accessible. The experimental part should be written in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat the authors’ work. Units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units.

Results and Discussion
It may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. It should deal with the major findings and their explanation/interpretations. 

Conclusion
It should represent the summary of the important findings.

Acknowledgements
Information concerning research grant support and the assistance of colleagues or similar notes of appreciation should appear in Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper. 
References
The references should be cited in the text in large brackets not in superscript or subscript. A complete reference should comprise the following:
An article in a journal
Author's Initials Surname.  JournalYear, Volume, Issue, Page no.
A book
Author's Initials Surname. Title, Edition, Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication; page no.
A thesis
Author's Initials Surname. MSc/PhD/DSc thesis, University (town, country, year of publication).
Patents
Patents:  AB Inventor1, CD Inventor, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year).

 

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.

  1. 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).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

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