Author Guide for Preparing the Manuscript

Submission guidelines

All submissions should strictly be prepared according to the following typing guideline:  

  1. The submitted manuscript should be approximately up to a maximum of 20 pages and a minimum of 5 pages (including tables, figures, references list, appendixes and supplements).
  2. The submitted manuscript of types (review articles, topical review) should be approximately up to 45 pages maximum (including tables, figures, references list, appendixes and supplements).

Rules for the Paper Structure

  1. The first page should contain the full title of the manuscript (the title should be concise and informative), then the name(s) of the author(s).
  2. Affiliation with contact information including the (The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country). A clear indication and an active, official university email address of the corresponding author.
  3. This is followed by the abstract except for review article types which start with the introduction.
  4. The abstract length should be of (250) words at the maximum and (150) words at the minimum.
  5. In the abstract of the submitted  manuscript, the following main points must be available: -

     

  1. An introductory sentence related to the research topic to attract readers.
  1. Presentation of the research main point (purpose).
  • Description of the method used in the research.
  1. Presentation of the achieved results.
  2. A concluding sentence that includes a recommendation.

      8.The keywords should be 4 to 6, which can be used for indexing purposes.

  1. In the introduction of the submitted  manuscript, the following main points must be available: -
  2. Introductory sentences related to the research topic to attract readers.
  3. An adequate background, then the relevant literature review.
  • Clearly state the object of the research.
  1. The limitation of the research.
  2. The structure of the manuscript.
  3. In the Material and methods section of the submitted manuscript, the author should provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
  4. Results should be clear and concise and presented separately from the discussion if possible.
  5. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.
  6. The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of the Discussion section.
  7. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the reference list and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List contributions that need acknowledging (e.g., acknowledgments of technical help; acknowledgments of financial and material support, writing assistance or proof reading the article, financial arrangement, specifying the nature of the support).
  8. Within the acknowledgments section, a conflict of interest statement must be included for all manuscripts even if there are no conflicts of interest.
  9. If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
  10. The author is asked to switch off the 'Track Changes' option in Microsoft Office files as these will appear in the published version.

 

Text Formatting Rules:

  1. Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times New Roman) for text.
  2. Use italics for emphasis.
  3. Use the equation editor or Math Type for equations.
  4. Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher).

 

Headings: Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.

  1. The manuscript (in two columns) should be single line space and the font type (Times New Roman) and the size should be as specified in this table:

Paper title

14 Bold

Authors names

10

Abstract

9

Address

10  Italic

Main headings

12  Bold

subheadings

10 Bold

Text

10

Figure and table captions

9

 

  1. The metric system should be used, and the Arabic numbers should be used for page numbers and throughout the running text.
  2. Abbreviations, if used should be defined at their first mention in the text and used consistently thereafter, and the non-standard ones should be avoided.
  3. Mathematical equations should appear in a sequential order and should be numbered between the brackets ( ).

Tables

  1. All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  2. 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 and an explanatory legend.
  3. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  4. 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.

Figures

  1. High resolution is required in preparing the figures in the manuscript, the file formats JPEG, PNG are preferred for the figures, images, etc.
  2. If the figure, photo… etc. have been published elsewhere, then the original source must be acknowledged and a written permission from the copyright holder must be obtained and submitted with the manuscript.
  3. If photographs of people are used, then the photos must be obscured by clouds or a written permission by the concerned person must be obtained.
  4. All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  5. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc)
  6. References to figures and tables should be made in a sequential order as they appear in the running text, and should be numbered between the parentheses ( ), g. (Fig. 1) and (Tab. 1).
  7. Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided.
  8. When preparing your figures, pay attention to the size figures to fit in the column width.
  9. Figures should have a short label.

References Style:

  1. Enclose the references list at the end of the manuscript accordingly to the APA (American Psychological Association) style (5th to 7th ) edition. A guide containing examples of common citation formats in APA can be found at the below link:

   https://guides.libraries.psu.edu/apaquickguide/

  1. How to create an APA cited paper in Microsoft Word:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/apa-mla-chicago-%E2%80%93-automatically-format-bibliographies-405c207c-7070-42fa-91e7-eaf064b14dbb

Page margins: The Page margins should be adjusted as,

Top

Bottom

left

Right

2

2

2.5

2

 

  1. To prepare the manuscript, it is highly recommended to use the ready –template that is prepared by the editorial committee which is available electronically on the journal website at the ink:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16rxHyKg9FZ3QUAQBdno3H6oqBQj46H5J/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101701958303278434142&rtpof=true&sd=true