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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off 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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • When submit the manuscript, the corresponding author has to submit the cover letter states that the manuscript has not been submitted to any other journal and is not under consideration elsewhere, none of the manuscript's contents has been previously published in any other journal, and the authors are aware of this submission and have no conflict of interest.

    Additionally, the cover letter should include title of the paper, names of authors and their e-mail (institute) addresses and affiliations and a type of manuscript. Please make a brief statement about the significance of work and key findings.

    If some parts of the manuscript have been published in Proceedings, please include the name of the Conference, Proceedings name, venue and date.
  • The authors must suggest 5 potential reviewers to review their submitted paper. Only one reviewer from their countries is allowed. Those reviewers should not be, in one way or another, related to some of the authors. If the aforementioned criteria are not met, the paper will be rejected before sending to a handling editor. It should be noted that the editor may or may not choose those suggested reviewers. Please DO NOT put the reviewers list in the manuscript. The reviewers list can be included in the cover letter.