Author guidelines for Manuscript preparation:
In order to maintain consistency and top-notch of the article presentation, ScienceScript accentuate the guidelines and requirements for the manuscripts that are submitted. The below conventions and style guide has to be adhered in order to maintain uniformity and standards of the journal.
All manuscripts should be enclosed along with a covering letter with a word count of not more than 500 words emphasizing on the importance of the investigations, the number of tables, figures, article type and supplementary data. Ensure that the given corresponding address, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address of the author has to be properly mentioned for the ease of communication when needed. The cover letter should also include the copyright disclosure statement and the author will be liable for the correspondence of the manuscript.
The signed authorship form required by the journal, including the following sectors:
- Authorship, criteria and contributions
- Financial disclosures, if any
- Acknowledgment statement
- Data access and responsibility
Pagination: Number all the pages consecutively beginning with the title page at the top right-hand corner of each page.
Abstract: A brief gist of manuscript content of not more than 300 words including five sections, namely Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Important keywords (3 to 10) and abbreviations can be listed proceeding with the abstract.
Introduction: Should state the background of the work and summarize its implications or significance. The objective of the current study should be clearly described. And only the relevant references should be given and avoid conclusions from the study which are aforementioned.
Materials and Methods: This segment should provide an outline of the design of the study. References to be provided for the existing methods used and new procedures should be clearly elaborated. Also mention the reason for using them and evaluate the limitations. Clinical trial documentations should comprise of the number of participants, interventions, outcomes and, overall statistical analysis. Generic names of drugs should be used, including the brand names in parenthesis in the first instance followed by trademarks (check manufacture website).
Results: Results should be presented with clarity and precision in a logical format with tables and illustrations. Ensure that the data in the tables will not be redundant with the text summarized.
Discussions and Conclusions: Accentuate the highlights and conclusions of the study. Ensure that the data is not repeated with the introduction or results section.
Acknowledgements: This section includes acknowledgment of people contributing technically or intellectually to the paper, grant details, contribution, etc.
Funding Statement: Need to include the funding statement, if any and provide details like relevant grant numbers ect.
References: References should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerical in the order in which they are cited in the article. The authors are advised to cite the published studies wherever possible by the format listed below
- Journals: Authors. Article title. Journal name. Year; Volume (Issue): inclusive pages.
- Books: Authors. Book title. Edition number. City, State (or Country) of publisher: Publisher name; Copyright Year.
- Conference proceedings: Editors, Book Title, Conference Title, Date of conference, Place of conference, Place of Publication, Publisher, Date of publication, Pagination (page number).
- Patents: Inventors, Assignee, Title, Patent Country, Document type, Country code, Patent number, Date issued.
- Articles in Press: Authors, Article Title, Journal title, Note (forth coming, in press), Year.
Tables and Figures: Enclose tables and figures in a separate document in consecutive numerical order. The explanatory notes to be placed in the footnotes using the following symbols in the sequence *,+,++,#,**. Nonstandard abbreviations should also be expanded in the footnotes.
Figures with high resolution with no smaller than 1MB, are of predominant importance. Inferior quality images cannot be accepted for peer review.
SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, authors need to make sure that all the submissions are aligned with the following criteria:
- The submission has not been previously published, nor it was submitted before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file format can be OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file. Submit multiple files in one secure Zip file.
- Need to provide with URLs for the references.