As part of the submission process, authors should require checking of their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration, an author declaration / ethical statement and plagiarism-check form is enclosed with the manuscript. It must be filled completely and signed by all authors Link of copy right form and Plagiarism Check Statement
- The submission file is in ˜Microsoft Word document file format.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics only for scientific names, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- A single manuscript word file has been submitted that contains title page, abstract, all text files (introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion(s), ethics approval and consent to participate, availability of data and material, competing interests, funding statement, authors’ contributions, acknowledgements (if any), ORCID link of the corresponding author), figures, tables, and references.
References should be written in text as AUTHOR LAST NAME WITH YEAR IN PARENTHESES ( ) as per Harvard Style. The final bibliography in the last REFRENCES SECTION using only the first author’s last name should be arranged in alphabetical order and must be written in Harvard style.