Submission Preparation Checklist
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.
Terms of Submission
The manuscript 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 submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the manuscript has been approved by all the other co-authors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. All inquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to [email protected]
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Reviewers for submitted manuscript of journal are nominated, selected and approved by the journal editors. Reviewers' identities will remain anonymous to the authors. Submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers only after approval of editors.
In order to ensure sufficient diversity within the authorship of the journal, authors will be limited to having two manuscripts under review at any point in time. If an author already has two manuscripts under review in the journal, he or she will need to wait until the review process of at least one of these manuscripts is complete before submitting another manuscript for consideration. This policy does not apply to Editorials or other non-peer reviewed manuscript types.
Article Processing Charges
Communications in Science and Technology is an open access journal. Open access charges allow publishers to make the published material available for free to all interested online visitors.
Units of Measurement
Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.
Title and Authorship Information
The following information should be included
- Paper title
- Full author names
- Full institutional mailing addresses
- Email addresses
The abstract should briefly state the problem or purpose of the research, indicate the methodology used, summarize the principal findings and major conclusions. This should be no more than 150 words, font type of times new roman and font size of 9 pt. All symbols used should be clearly defined and references are not cited here. The name of headings in this template can be modified if necessary, except the Introduction.
This section should be concise, with no subheadings. It should provide the background of the research and state the purpose of the research. The authors allow readers outside of the field to understand the purpose of the study. The introduction should include appropriate citations of previous and relevant works. This should be no more than 650 words, font type of times new roman and font size of 9 pt.
Materials and Methods
This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
Results and Discussion
This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined. Although not everything need be disclosed in this section, a good paper must contain new, useable, and fully described information. Authors should expect to be challenged by reviewers if the results are not supported by adequate data and critical details.
Preparation of Figures
Upon submission of an article, Authors are required to ensure that all figures are in good quality and acceptable resolution. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. Figures should be as close as possible to the first reference to them in the paper. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order and should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,...n). The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration in 9pt and centered. Figures could fit in 8.5 cm (1 column) or 17.5 cm (2 columns).
Preparation of Tables
All tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Headings should be placed above tables, centered. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. The table number and caption should be typed above the table in 9pt [FF2] and centered. Tables could fit in 8.5 cm (1 column) or 17.5 cm (2 columns). Below is an example which may be useful
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance, do not replicate the abstract as the conclusion. A conclusion might elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest applications and extensions.
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
All references should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Indicate references by numbers in the text. In the text the number of the reference should be given in square brackets  or [1,2]. A complete list of those references should appear at the end of the manuscript. For a reference with more than 6 authors, the first 6 should be listed followed by "et al.". Below are some examples.
1. G. Allen, et al., The castus code: A problem solving environment for the grid, High Performance Distributed Computing, 9th Int. Sympos., Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2000, pp. 253-260.
2. P. Alvira, E. Tomas-Pejo, M. Ballesteros and M. J. Negro, Pretreatment technologies for an efficient bioethanol production process based on enzymatic hydrolisis: A review, Bioresour. Technol. 101 (2010) 4851-4861.
3. W. C. Xie. Differential equations for engineers. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
4. T. Basten, In terms of nets: system design with petri nets and process algebra, Ph.D. Thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1998.
5. D. L. Eaton, Porous glass support material, US Patent No. 3 904 422 (1975).
All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.
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