Length of paper: The average length of a regular article should not exceed 20 pages with a reasonable size of images and tables.
Online Submission: An article must be submitted online. No submission will be accepted via email. Please ensure you provide all relevant editable source files. Failing to submit these source files might cause unnecessary delays in the review and production process. Authors are required to submit the article in PDF or MS Word format.
Declarations: Author(s) are required to declare the following in the cover letter:
Conflicts of interest/Competing interests (if any, include appropriate disclosures)
The article should include the following information.
- The name(s) of the author(s)
- A concise and informative title
- The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country
- A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author
All manuscripts should contain the following sections:
Abstract: The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Keywords: Please provide 3 to 5 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.
Introduction: An introduction with a background of the study
Methodology: a detailed methodology
Results and Discussions: Results with comprehensive discussion.
Conclusion: A precise conclusion (recommendations and future works can be included in this section).
Acknowledgments (if any): Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed before the references section.
References: Write complete references of all cited work.
Below are the guidelines for referencing and Citation
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
- Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).
- This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).
- This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
- Journal article
- Hamburger, C.: Quasimonotonicity, regularity and duality for nonlinear systems of partial differential equations. Ann. Mat. Pura Appl. 169, 321–354 (1995)
- Article by DOI
- Sajti, C.L., Georgio, S., Khodorkovsky, V., Marine, W.: New nanohybrid materials for biophotonics. Appl. Phys. A (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-007-4137-z
- Geddes, K.O., Czapor, S.R., Labahn, G.: Algorithms for Computer Algebra. Kluwer, Boston (1992)
- Book chapter
- Broy, M.: Software engineering — from auxiliary to key technologies. In: Broy, M., Denert, E. (eds.) Software Pioneers, pp. 10–13. Springer, Heidelberg (2002)
- Online document
- Cartwright, J.: Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1 (2007). Accessed 26 June 2007
English Language Editing
An article must be proofread by all author(s). you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English you should consider:
- Ask a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity.
- Visiting the English language tutorial which covers the common mistakes when writing in English.
- Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review. Two such services are provided by our affiliates Research Editing Service (See the iKSP services).
Authors are welcome to suggest suitable reviewers and/or request the exclusion of certain individuals when they submit their manuscripts. When suggesting reviewers, authors should make sure they are totally independent and not connected to the work in any way. It is strongly recommended to suggest a mix of reviewers from different countries and different institutions. When suggesting reviewers, the Corresponding Author must provide an institutional email address for each suggested reviewer, or, if this is not possible to include other means of verifying the identity such as a link to a personal homepage, a link to the publication record, or a researcher or author ID in the submission letter. Please note that the Journal may not use the suggestions, but suggestions are appreciated and may help facilitate the peer review process.