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Contributors: Each author is required to declare their individual contribution to the article: all authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation, so roles for all authors should be described. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.

Copyright: Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' which will be sent to the corresponding author after accepting of the manuscript.

No reuse of published tables and figures (copyrighted works) will be allowed in the manuscript.

Peer review: Initially, the Editor/Co-Editor will access the article/manuscript for suitability for this journal. Manuscript deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent reviewers (expert of the field) to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor/Co-Editor will take the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscript(s). This decision will be the final.

If Editor/Co-Editor(s) are not involved in making decisions about their own article/manuscript(s) or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Any such submission is subject to all of the journal's usual procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor and their research groups.

Full length article

  • Title Page- Essential tittle page information is provided separately.
  • Abstract-It should be a concise summary of the major items of the manuscripts. It should be informative. An abstract should not normally exceed 250 words.
  • Keywords- Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 to 6 keywords (avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts, for example, 'and', 'of').
  • Introduction- It should start on a new page and should justify the title, relate the current research with earlier researches and should clearly indicate the objectives of the study.
  • Material and Methods- The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New or modified methods may be described in detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.
  • Results and Discussion- It may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. This section should not contain technical details. All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section.
  • Conclusion- It shall contain brief conclusion of the investigation followed by future prospects.
  • Acknowledgement- Information concerning research grant support should appear in a separate.
  • References- Reference format is provided separately.


Essential title page information

  • Title- Concise and informative
  • Author names and affiliations- Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author. Authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) along with valid e-mail address should be provided below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.
  • Corresponding author- Clearly indicate the corresponding author name who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication as well as post-publication. Corresponding author must take the responsibility to answer any future queries about Methodology and Materials as well as Result data.


Essential title page information

Highlights are mandatory for this journal as they help increase the discoverability of your article via search engines. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that capture the novel results of your research as well as new methods that were used during the study (if any). Please have a look at the examples here: example Highlights.

Highlights should be submitted in a separate editable file in the online submission system. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).

Graphical abstract

A graphical abstract is mandatory for each article. It should capture the attention of a wide readership by summarizing the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file.

The image should be readable using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: EPS, TIFF, PDF or MS Office files.


Abbreviations should be defined at the first time mentioned in the text. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Tables and figures

All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self- explanatory and they should be given numbers.

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