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Paper Submission Guide  

Submission of a paper implies that the article has not been published before, unless agreed on with the Editor, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, its publication is agreed to by all authors and explicitly by the authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise change all contributions.

Copyrights for articles published in Oxford Academic Publishing Ltd journals are retained by the authors, and first publication rights granted to the Publisher. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.

 

All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted as an email attachment to the Editor of the respective journal. The email is listed under journal description.

 

Publication Process

Peer review. We use single-blind system for peer-review; the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two or three experts; one is an editorial staff and the other two are external reviewers. The review process may take 4+ weeks.

The article will be available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download and subsequently may be placed on open access journal systems.

 

General

Language

Please write your text in good English, decimal points (not commas); use a space for thousands (10 000 and above).

Length of paper

3000-8000 words are preferred.

Shorter research notes and book reviews are also encouraged.  

 

Title Page

Title page is a separated page before the text. The title page should include:

Title

Concise and informative.  Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. The first letter of major words should be capitalized.

Author’s names and affiliations

Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who is the corresponding author on multi-authored articles. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

 
General Rules for Text

Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.

Front: Times New Roman, Size: 10

Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt, Below paragraph – 4 pt

Line Spacing: fixed – 12 pt

Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-10, Bold, for example, 1. Introduction

Heading 2: Times New Roman, Size-10, Italic; for example, 1.1 Research Methods

Heading 3: Times New Roman, Size-10, for example, 1.1.1 Analysis Result

 

Preparation of text

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 100 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords.

Subdivision of the article

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1., 2., (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering. Subsections should not be more than 600 words.

Figure legends, figures

Present these at the end of the article.

Tables

Present tables at the end of the article. Number tables in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place description to tables below the table body.

 

References

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors.

Citations in the text

Please ensure that every citation in the text is in the reference list.

Text

Harvard referencing style is recommended other reference styles are acceptable but authors must be concistantly use the same reference style throughout the document. Guide to referencing conventions can be freely downloaded from:

 

The exception is the Stem Cell Medicine Journal which follows the respective scientific citation convention with abbreviation of titles etc.

Note:

Please avoid using footnotes.

Please use only white and black paper in articles.