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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 or Microsoft Word document file format (.doc or .docx). Submission with PDF will be rejected.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The manuscript is written according to the format or journal template.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Please Read Detail Author Guideline section

Manuscript Structure

Title Page:

The title page must contain a title, author name, affiliation, running title, and corresponding address. The title of manuscript should be succinct with no more than 16-22 words and it should reflect the main purpose of the manuscript. All authors should be listed for inclusion on the title page. Each author should have made a contribution to the text of the manuscript in order to be listed as an author. Include the credentials, addresses, and affiliations of each author during step two of the submission process, for inclusion on the title page. Remember, main manuscript pages must be submitted with separate page of a title page.


An abstract with a maximum of 250 words should be provided for all types of the manuscript. The abstracts should contain background, method, results, and conclusion without illustration and references. Remember, articles must be submitted without an abstract, as it will be provided by the system. The author provides the abstract during the submission process, separate from the body of the article.

Key Words:

Provide 3 to 6 keywords in alphabetical order to be used for indexing purposes. The keywords should reflect the main topics of your manuscript and should not repeat terms already used in the title.


The authors should follow the page limit and structure guidelines provided in the Manuscript Category Description section for the text section of the manuscript. Any manuscripts with reports of research findings involving human subjects should include a statement in the methods section of the text, verifying that the study was approved by a named human subjects/ethics committee and that all subjects/participants provided informed consent. Citation in the text must be in correct format either for single author (Author, 2019) or multiple authors (Author et al., 2020). 


A brief acknowledgment should include financial and research support. Financial support may include grants or other funding sources. Research support in terms of people who have made contributions to the project (e.g. statistical, data collection, and reviews), but who are not authors should be acknowledged. Any links to companies involved in the manufacturing or distribution of the products or assessments being used should be disclosed. Other forms of dissemination of the manuscript (e.g. presentations at conferences) should also be acknowledged. Again, do not include any of this information in the body of the manuscript.


 Article in a print journal:
Sondheimer N, Lindquist S. (2000). Rnq1: an epigenetic modifier of protein function in yeast. Mol. Cell. 5: 163-172.
Article in an online journal:
Tahimic CGT, Wang Y, Bikle DD. (2013). Anabolic effects of IGF-1 signaling on the skeleton. Front. Endocrinol. 4:6. DOI: 10.3389/fendo.2013.00006
Article or chapter in a book:
Sorenson PW, Caprio JC. (1998). Chemoreception, in The Physiology of Fishes, ed. DH Evans. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Cowan WM, Jessell TM, Zipursky SL. (1997). Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hendricks J, Applebaum R, Kunkel S. (2010). A world apart? Bridging the gap between theory and applied social gerontology. Gerontologist 50: 284-293. Abstract retrieved from Abstracts in Social Gerontology database.
Marshall SP. (2000). Method and apparatus for eye tracking and monitoring pupil dilation to evaluate cognitive activity. U.S. Patent No 6,090,051. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Theses and Dissertations:
Smith J. (2008) Post-structuralist discourse relative to phenomological pursuits in the deconstructivist arena. [dissertation/master’s thesis]. [Chicago (IL)]: University of Chicago

Tables, Figures, and Illustrations:

Tables, figures, and illustrations should be provided in good quality either in last part of manuscripts or in separate file(s). These tables, figures, and illustrations should be used to enhance the clarity of the information in the text, without duplication of the text. They should be embedded in the manuscript, not uploaded as supplemental content.
Authors are responsible for providing written permission to use any materials that have been copyrighted. If a photograph of a person is used, a letter of consent that is approved by a Human Subject Institutional Review Board must be provided. A photograph in which the person's eyes are covered or the face is blurred still requires written consent.
Each table, figure, and illustration should be embedded near the text to which they refer and have a succinct title and number according to the citation. Cite tables, figures, and illustrations separately in the text, using a series of numbers according to the order in which they appear in the text (e.g. Figure 1). If abbreviations are used in the tables or figures, each one must be clearly spelled out in a footnote. The symbols *, **, and *** should be used only for P values.
Please note that because we are an online publication, authors are encouraged to provide figures in color and link to external resources, such as videos, if they will increase the reader's understanding and use of the material.