Author's Guide

  • Authors must know that submission of a manuscript implies that it reports unpublished work and that neither itself, nor parts of it, have been published or are under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • By submitting a manuscript to the Journal, the authors guarantee that they have the appropriate authority from their employers and/or funding agencies to publish the work.
  • Comprehensive and accurate citation of the relevant literature is essential. We require citation of the primary literature wherever appropriate.
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English and be intelligible to a broad readership. Prior to submission, authors may benefit from having their manuscript reviewed for clarity by colleagues and/or by using one of the many English language-editing services that are available.
  • Submitted manuscripts should have at least the following sections such as title page, abstract, discussions and conclusions.

Title page (The title should be short and informative, and should not contain any abbreviations

Abstract (This should be a single paragraph not exceeding 175 words. The Abstract should be comprehensible to readers before they have read the paper, and abbreviations should be avoided where possible (as for the title). Reference citations within the abstract are not permitted. The abstract should describe all key novel findings of the study.) Up to five keywords, which may or may not appear in the title, should be given in alphabetical order, below the abstract, each separated by a slash (/).

Introduction (The Introduction should be succinct and without subheadings. It should provide only the necessary background information, rather than comprise a comprehensive review of the field. Citation of the primary literature is required where appropriate)

  • Formats and Citations- the editors will send the journal style sheet to authors upon demand.