Online Submission Guidelines

Preparing Your Manuscript

  1. Manuscript Format

    • File Format: Submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or LaTeX (.tex) format.
    • Length: There are no strict length limitations, but manuscripts should be concise and focused.
    • Layout: Use double-spacing throughout the manuscript. Include page numbers and line numbers.
    • Font: Use a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman, 12-point font).
  2. Manuscript Structure

    • Title Page: Include the title of the manuscript, names and affiliations of all authors, and contact information for the corresponding author.
    • Abstract: Provide a concise summary of the manuscript (150-250 words).
    • Keywords: List 3-5 keywords that describe the main topics of the manuscript.
    • Main Text: Organize the manuscript into sections (e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion).
    • References: Use a consistent citation style (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago). Ensure all references are complete and accurate.
    • Figures and Tables: Include figures and tables at the end of the manuscript or in a separate file. Ensure they are clearly labeled and referenced in the text.
  3. Supplementary Materials

    • Supplementary materials (e.g., datasets, multimedia files) can be submitted along with the manuscript. Provide a brief description of each supplementary file.

Submitting Your Manuscript

  1. Online Submission System

    • Access the online submission system at Civicos Portal
    • Create an account or log in if you already have an account.
  2. Submission Steps

    • Step 1: Start New Submission
      • Click on "Start New Submission" and select the appropriate article type (e.g., Original Research, Review Article).
    • Step 2: Enter Metadata
      • Enter the manuscript title, abstract, keywords, and author details. Ensure all co-authors are included.
    • Step 3: Upload Files
      • Upload the main manuscript file and any supplementary materials. Ensure all files are clearly labeled.
    • Step 4: Cover Letter
      • Provide a cover letter introducing the manuscript and stating its significance. Mention any relevant prior submissions or related work.
    • Step 5: Review and Submit
      • Review the submission details for accuracy. Once confirmed, click "Submit" to complete the submission process.
  3. Confirmation and Tracking

    • After submission, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique manuscript ID.
    • You can track the status of your submission through the online submission system.


  1. Editorial Review

    • The editorial office will conduct an initial screening to ensure the manuscript meets the journal’s standards and scope.
    • Manuscripts that pass the initial screening will be assigned to an Associate Editor and sent for peer review.
  2. Peer Review Process

    • The manuscript will be reviewed by 2-3 independent experts in the field. The review process typically takes 4-8 weeks.
    • Reviewers will provide feedback and recommendations (e.g., accept, minor revisions, major revisions, reject).
  3. Revision and Resubmission

    • If revisions are required, the corresponding author will receive detailed feedback. Authors should revise the manuscript accordingly and resubmit through the online system.
  4. Final Decision and Publication

    • The Associate Editor will make a recommendation based on the reviewers’ feedback and their own assessment.
    • The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision.