Your Manuscript Submission Checklist: All items that you should consider before submitting your work

Submission Checklist

 

 

Before submitting your work to any scholarly journal, you must take into consideration some important sections, items, declarations, and approvals to be included. Here’s your checklist:

Title

The title of your paper should:

  • Be concise and informative
  • Grab attention
  • Describe the contents of your manuscript accurately
  • Make people want to read further.

Author list

  • It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution.
  • Get approval of all listed authors to be an author
  • Acknowledge anyone who has a contribution but is not an author.

Affiliations

Write clearly all authors’ affiliations and addresses.

Correspondence to

  • State who the corresponding author is
  • Include the corresponding author’s email address, and telephone number(s).

Abstract

  • Make it structured abstract by including:
    • Background
    • Aims
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  • Make it from 150 to 250 words

Keywords

Identify the most related 4-8 keywords or phrases

Introduction

Describe the manuscript field of study, why the topic is important, and the purpose of the study.

Literature review

  • A literature review inspects all the articles and sources relevant to the area of your research
  • Literature reviews section should contain an overview of the explored sources while preparing your paper.

Materials and Methods

  • Describe what the materials used and how the research was carried out
  • The Methods should be explained clearly and detailed enough that another researcher can reproduce the results
  • The verbs should be written in the simple past tense.

Results

Present and describe the results in a detailed way.

Discussion

Include more elaborations and discussions of the results.

Conclusion

  • To summarize the main ideas covered in the paper
  • To give a final comment that may also include making suggestions for future work.

Figures/Tables

  • Make sure that all figures/tables are correctly included and numbered
  • The figure/table should be after their refer in the text
  • Figures/Tables should be cited consecutively in the text
  • Each figure/table should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure/table illustrates.
  • Add a reference to the previously published figures/tables at the end of the caption.

Conflict of Interest

  • You must declare all relevant interests
  • If no conflict exists, you should state that there is no conflict of interest to declare.

Data Availability

This statement should clarify how readers can access the data supporting the study. If no data available, you should justify why the data are unavailable or cannot be released.

Ethical Approval

If your study involves human participants or animals, you should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics.

Patient Consent

It is important that all participants gave their informed consent in writing prior to inclusion in the study.

Fund statement

You must state how the research was funded.

Copyright Permissions

If figures or tables have already been published elsewhere, then you should obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and include a proof that such permission has been granted when submitting your papers.

References

  • All references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first citation.
  • Citations of references in the text should be identified using the recommended style of the target journal.
  • All references should be cited in the text.

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