Summary of Important Items when submitting a manuscript

  • Be certain that your manuscript contains suitable material for the journal. Out of scope articles will be returned to authors without review. Please read the Aims & Scope of the journal.
  • Please read the web page on Publishing Ethics.
  • Please provide a covering letter explaining the contribution of the manuscript.
  • Grammar, spelling and accuracy are considered as the most important screening criterion. If your manuscript contains errors in English, it will be returned.
  • Manuscripts, which do not meet the novelty, significance, and competence criteria (Aims & Scope of the journal), will be returned to authors at any stage, at the discretion of the Editor.
  • References must follow the format as stipulated in our template. Your manuscript will be returned if the format of the references is not correct.
  • Ensure that figures are adequately labelled (coordinates, scale bar, orientation) and the resolution is sufficient for publication scale.
  • Choose the appropriate article type (Research, Application, Review or Short Note articles – see Aims & Scope). Ensure your manuscript falls within the word limit for the article type that you choose. Please note: maximum word count is based on the text, excluding abstract, keywords, references and captions.
  • If you are submitting a revised manuscript, clearly address, point-by-point, to the comments provided by the reviewers. This includes any request for improvements in the English.
  • Briefly, the format of your manuscript must be:
  • a) In a word processing format (i.e. MS Word or LaTeX during the submission). Do Not Submit the revised manuscript in the Pdf Documents format.
  • b) single column
  • c) double spaced lines
  • d) line numbers
  • e) adhere to the reference format standard for the journal
  • f) figures must be uploaded separately and properly labelled during the submission process.
  • g) provide a separate list of figure captions and table captions at the end of the text document.