Guidelines & Instructions For Authors

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Guidelines & Instructions to Author

DESCRIPTION

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND CURRENT RESEARCH is a journal of research focusing all aspects of sciences and latest advancements herewith current research, also presents the latest findings of studies  and research. These findings must be new and novel rather than a repeat of earlier or analogous published work.
All papers are required to be focusing on theme, purpose and objective of the study.

EDITORIAL BOARD
Editor-In-Chief
Zaman. Q.                                editor@journalacr.com
Managing Editors
Aneela                                     editorialoffice@journalacr.com
Z.,F., Gul.
Finance Section
Email payment proof at :            finance@journalacr.com


Editorial Member

Francisco M. Ebio          NAVAL STATE UNIVERSITY         Philippines


 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Please follow the Guide For Authors instructions carefully to ensure that the review and publication of your paper is as swift and efficient as possible.
Articles should be submitted to www.journalacr.com.
All manuscripts should be sent to online submission or email at editorialoffice@journalacr.com
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman font, double line space).
A manuscript number will be emailed to the corresponding author same day or within 48 hours.

Types of paper

Manuscripts falling into the scope of the journal will be considered for publication:
a) Original high-quality research papers (preferably no more than 20 double-line-spaced manuscript pages, including tables and figures).
b) Short communications, for rapid publication (no more than 10 double-line-spaced manuscript pages including tables and figures).

All manuscripts/contributions are read by two or more reviewers to ensure both accuracy and relevance, and revisions to the manuscript may thus be required. On acceptance, contributions are subject to editorial amendment to suit house style. When a manuscript is returned for revision prior to final acceptance notification, the revised version must be submitted as soon as possible after the author’s receipt of the reviewer’s reports.

ETHICS FOR PUBLICATIONS

Human and animal rights

If the work involves the use of human subjects, it is the responsibility of the author to ensure that the
work described and submitted to the journal has been carried out in accordance with The Code of
Ethics of the World Medical Association named (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans,
http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html; Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical journals, http://www.icmje.org. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

All animal experiments should be carried out in accordance with the U.K. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 and associated guidelines, EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments, or the National Institutes of Health guide for the care and use of Laboratory animals (NIH Publications No. 8023, revised 1978) and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed.
All animal studies need to ensure they comply with the ARRIVE guidelines. More information can be found at http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/page.asp?id=1357.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial,
personal or other relationships with other people or organizations, beginning the submitted work that
could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. Results submitted for publication should refer to their previous findings in the same way as they would refer to results from a different group. This applies not only to figures or tables, or parts of them, but has to be understood in a wider sense.

Submission declaration and verifications

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.

Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author:

1. The reason for the change in author list
2. Written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or
rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Copy Rights

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’ on a copyright form. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a ‘Journal Copy Right Form’.

Open Access

Articles are freely available in PDF files to the wider public with permitted reuse.
An open access publication fee is payable by authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research funder or institution.

Language

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Submission

Reviewers: Authors are required to submit with their articles, the names, complete affiliations (spelled out), country and contact details (including current and valid (preferably business) e-mail address) of three potential reviewers. Email addresses and reviewer names will be checked for validity. Please ensure that the e-mail addresses are current. Reviewers who do not have an institutional e-mail address will also be accepted if other email address provided. When compiling this list of potential reviewers please consider the following important criteria;

1. They must be knowledgeable about the manuscript subject area
2. Must not be from your own institution. However, the final choice of reviewers is at the editors’ discretion.

PREPARATION FOR MANUSCRIPT

Use of word processing software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in singlecolumn format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor’s options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your word processor.

Article Structure

You should arrange your manuscript in the following order:

  1. The paper title should be short, specific and informative. All author’s names and affiliations should be clearly indicated. Please also indicate which author will deal with correspondence and supply full postal address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address.
  2. Self contained abstract of approximately 200 words, outlining in a single paragraph the aims, scope and conclusions of the paper.
  3. Three keywords, for indexing purposes;
  4. The text suitably divided under headings.
  5. Acknowledgments (if any).
  6. References (double spaced, and following the journal style).
  7. Appendices (if any).
  8. Tables (each on a separate sheet).
  9. Captions to Figures (grouped on a separate sheet or sheets).
  10. Figures, each on a separate sheet containing no text, and clearly labelled with the journal title, author’s name and Figure number.

Subdivision – numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered
1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, …), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text’. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Essential title page information

The cover letter should include the corresponding author’s full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author’s surname,.
The authors may also suggest two to four reviewers for the manuscript (may designate other reviewers by EditorIn-Chief).

Title: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone and E-mail information.

Author names and affiliations: Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower- case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication.
Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Math formulae

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
Figures (to be uploaded as separate file(s), see below) and tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals. In the text they should be referred to as Fig. 1, Table 2, e.g. 3 etc. (not as fig. 1, figure 1; tab. 2, table 2). A calibration bar should be given on all micrographs. Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
Please avoid using vertical rules.

Introduction:

The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and methods; should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors’ experiments.
Previously published findings should be written in the present tense.
Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

The Discussion; should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.
Conclusion of the study also be described at the end, not more than 150 words.

The Acknowledgment; of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

Tables; should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed doublespaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.

Figure; legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

References

Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Example: ‘….. as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ….’ List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

[1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, (2010) The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 5(9),
pp-51–59.

Reference to a book:

[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, (2000) The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, (2004) How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith
(Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

Submission checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review.
Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

  1. Ensure that the following items are present:
  2. One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
  3. E-mail address
  4. Full postal address
  5. All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
  6. Keywords
  7. All figure captions
  8. All tables (including title, description, footnotes) Further considerations
  9. Manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’
  10. References are in the correct format for this journal
  11. All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
  12. Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
  13. Printed version of figures (if applicable) in color or black-and-white

AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a word file, allowing annotation and correction of proofs. You can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Editor.
We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION CHARGES & PROOF READING

Proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND CURRENT RESEARCH will be published online, authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles. There is no charge for the processing of paper but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the publication charge which is very nominal fees. The fees depends upon the number of pages, number of authors, images etc.
Before the accepted paper is published we will intimate the fees in the acceptance notification.

COPYRIGHT

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Download copyright form at www.journalacr.com, and follow the instructions.

  1. On acceptance of your submitted manuscript, copyright form will be sent on email of corresponding author.
  2. Print and fill it.
  3. Read it carefully and do signature (original signatures are acceptable).
  4. Scan signed copyright form and send email at editor@journalacr.com