Author Guidlines

Types of Paper
Accepted File Formats

The authors must use Microsoft Word templates to prepare their manuscripts. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copyediting and publication of accepted manuscripts. The total amount of data for all files must not exceed 100 MB.
Authors must convert the manuscript in Microsoft Word into a single file before submission. Microsoft Word template file must be used. Please insert your graphics (schemes, tables, figures, etc.) in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation.
Supplementary files may be submitted in any formats, but it is recommended that you use familiar, non-proprietary formats where possible.
Manuscripts must contain the following required sections: Author Information, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions. Figures and Tables with Captions, Funding Information, Conflict of Interest, and other Ethics Statements have to be inserted in the main document.

Cover Letter

A cover letter should be included with each submission. It should be concise and explain why the paper's content is significant, placing the findings in the context of existing work and why it fits the scope of the journal. Confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal. The names of proposed and excluded reviewers should be provided in the submission system, not in the cover letter.

During submission, ensure that the following items are present

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details, including an E-mail address and full postal address.
All necessary files have been uploaded: Manuscript following the provided templates include abstract, keywords, all figures, and tables (include relevant captions, titles, description, footnotes), conflict of interest, funding statement, acknowledgment, and references.

Further considerations
  • The manuscript has been written in American English and has been 'spell and grammar checked'.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for the use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
Preparation of the Manuscript

Last updated: 15-Feb-2023