Journal of PeerScientist | Author Guidelines:
We accept only Word file (.doc/.docx/.rtf) of the manuscript/article and the images in JPEG/tiff/png/PSD format on submission. If the file size is too high, they can be submitted in .rar/.zip files. Before submitting the article author must and should fill the cover letter template of which can be downloaded from the Submit Manuscript page.
It is NOT mandatory to submit the manuscript that looks like published article, as the detailed typesetting work will be undertaken by Journal of PeerScientist team, which is a part of the production process. However, authors need to use a readable Times New Roman with font size (12points for text and 12 bold for side headings) and line spacing (1.5). Authors need to include line numbers in their manuscript so that it will be easy for editors/reviewers to give their comments. Figures and tables should be at their appropriate place within the text, rather than placed at the end of the manuscript. Tables should be clearly drawn in an Excel sheet which will be convenient for editors/reviewers to review and also while typesetting the article.
Length of Article/s
We do not restrict the authors for the length of the article. Articles can be longer/shorter based on the topic of the particular research; however, the length of the manuscript must be justified by the relevant scientific content.
The article/manuscript should normally consist of the following sections and should follow the Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Reference system:
- A title page with the title of the article, name(s) of author(s) and address(es) of affiliation(s) where the work was carried out and conflicts of interest
- An abstract- references should not be mentioned
- An Introduction
- A methods section
- A results section
- A discussion section
- A conclusion section
- An acknowledgements section
- Funding Sources
- Conflicts of interest
- A list of references
Note: While considering case reports and patient photographs, it is always mandatory to obtain written consent of the patients from the respective authors and to ensure their authenticity.
The following sections give a brief description of the main elements of an article.
Title of article
The title should be more informative, concise but it should be meaningful to the whole readership of the journal.
Authors and addresses
For articles with many authors, it is necessary to list the names of all the authors first, followed by the complete postal addresses, using superscript numerical identifiers to link an author with an address where appropriate. We can publish the author names only in English, so we request authors to send your names in English rather than using native language for names.
If an author’s present address is different from the address where the research was carried out, this must be explained in a footnote. You must include Fax, Telephone and E-mail addresses on the title page.
Author’s contribution list
Authors must and should submit Author’s contribution list, it is mandatory for Journal of Peerscientist. Those co-authors, who contributed significantly to the article, should not be mentioned in the Acknowledgement section and vice versa.
Note: The Editor in Chief/Associate Editor in Chief and Publisher has complete rights to raise a question based on the information provided in the Acknowledgement section and Author’s contribution list; then the Corresponding author must justify it.
An abstract should contain 300-500 words. Your abstract should provide readers concise information about the content of your article. It should be more informative, accessible and should also indicate the general scope of the article, along with the main results obtained and conclusions drawn. The abstract should be complete without table numbers, figure numbers, references or equations should be referred to.Keywords: keywords should be 6-10 and each keyword should be separated by “comma (,) “
It is helpful for readers if your article is concise, but clarity is essential. You should maintain consistency within your manuscript/article in matters such as hyphenation and spelling.
All units should be consistent throughout the article and acronyms should be explained very clearly, when they first appear in the text. Give a separate section for Abbreviation part.
Note: Your article should not contain any repetitive sentences.
This should be concise and describe the nature of the problem under investigation and its background. It should also set your work in the context of previous research, citing relevant references. Introductions should expand on highly specialized terms and abbreviations used in the article to make it accessible for readers.
Materials and Methods
This section should provide sufficient details of the experiment, simulation, statistical test or analysis carried out to generate the results so that the method can be repeated by another researcher.
The results section should detail the main findings and outcomes of your study. You must include tables only to improve shortness or where the information cannot be given adequately in other ways such as histograms or graphs. Tables should be numbered in sequence and should reflect the same in the text by number (Table 1, etc.).Each table should have a caption which should be as concise as possible and also need to be explanatory.
This part should discuss the significance of the study and the results and then compare using relevant references with the previous work.
This section should be used to highlight the novelty and significance of the work, and any plans for future relevant work.
This section gives an opportunity to thank people who helped with the study or preparation of the paper for authors. These includes
- Technical assistance provided by any person to the authors,
- Person/s who care about the animals,
- The person/s who provided reagents or equipment
- Anyone who had valuable discussions with them or contributed less tangible concepts.
- All sources of financial support for the project must also be disclosed in the Funding Sources section.
- The name of the funding agency and the grant number should be given, for example:
- ‘This work was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through a National Cancer Institute Grant Number’.
Conflicts of Interest
All authors and co-authors need to disclose a conflict of interest if any while submitting their article (e.g. employment, consulting fees, research contracts, stock ownership, patent licenses, honoraria, advisory affiliations, etc).
It is vitally important that you fully acknowledge all relevant work. You should also consult our Ethical Policy for general guidance on compiling your reference list.
A reference should give your reader enough information to locate the article concerned and should consist of:
- author name(s) and initials
- year of publication
- the title of the journal or book
- the volume number
- for books: the town of publication and the name of the publisher
- and finally the article number or page numbers.
Where there are up to five authors, all authors’ names should be given in the reference list. Where there are more than five authors, only the first name should appear, followed by et al.
Citing Published Documents
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- Dissertations and Theses
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Jones DL. The role of physical activity on the need for revision total knee arthroplasty in individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee [dissertation]. [Pittsburgh (PA)]: University of Pittsburgh; 2001. 436 p.
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- Entire Bibliographies
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- Parts of Bibliographies
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Citing Unpublished Material
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2. Forthcoming Books
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Papers and Poster Sessions Presented at Meetings
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Letters and Other Personal Communications
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Citing Audio and Visual Media (audio cassettes, videocassettes, slides, photographs, etc.)
- Books and Other Individual Titles in Audiovisual Formats
Wackers FJ, Jaffe CC, Lynch PJ. Nuclear cardiac imaging: equilibrium and gated first pass radionuclide angiocardiography [videodisc]. 1st ed.; Version 1.0.Saint Paul (MN): Image PSL; c1992. 1 videodisc: silent, black & white with colour, 12 in.
2. Journals in Audiovisual Formats
Vassar GJ, Harris JM, Teichman JM. Techniques in percutaneous nephrolithotomy using the Holmium: Yag laser. Video URL Times [videocassette]. 1998;11(2):[presentation 6, 10 min.]. 1 videocassette: sound, colour, 1/2 in.
Citing Material on CD-ROM, DVD, or Disk
- Books and Other Individual Titles on CD-ROM, DTD, or Disk
Kacmarek RM. Advanced respiratory care [CD-ROM]. Version 3.0. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; c2000. 1 CD-ROM: sound, colour, 4 3/4 in.
- Journals on CD-ROM, DTD, or Disk
- Journal Articles on CD-ROM, DVD, or Disk
Kauffman CA, Bonilla HF. Trends in antibiotic resistance with emphasis on VRE. FPR [CD-ROM]. 1998 Oct;20(10):[about 5 screens].
- Entire Journal Titles on CD-ROM, DVD, or Disk
Reality Surgery [DVD]. Dublin (Ireland): Reality Surgery Ltd. Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 2004 -.
Citing Material on the Internet
- Books and Other Individual Titles on the Internet
- Entire Books and Other Individual Titles on the Internet
Richardson ML. Approaches to differential diagnosis in musculoskeletal imaging [Internet]. Version 2.0.Seattle (WA): University of Washington School of Medicine; c2000 [revised 2001 Oct 1; cited 2006 Nov 1]. Available from: http://www.rad.washington.edu/mskbook/index.html.
- Parts of Books on the Internet
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- Journals on the Internet
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- Databases/Retrieval Systems on the Internet
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- Web Sites
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- Electronic Mail and Discussion Forums
- Electronic Mail
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Note: If you have any other type of references that have not been included above, you may refer the Sample PubMed Central Citations
You should take particular care to ensure that the information is correct so that links to referenced articles can be made successfully. Material which is really a footnote to the text should not be included in the reference list; it should contain only references to bibliographic data. Copies of cited publications not yet available publicly should be submitted for the benefit of the referees. Unpublished results/lectures should be cited only for exceptional reasons. Before submitting your manuscript/article, please ensure that you have done a literature search to cross check for any missed out relevant references.
Note: Your article should not contain any repetitive references in the references section.
Reference labelling systems
Reference numbering in the text: References are numbered sequentially through the text. The numbers should be given in square brackets, e.g. , [2-7] etc., and one number can be used to refer to several instances in the same article. The reference list at the end of the article should be listed in numerical order, not alphabetically.
Carefully chosen and well-prepared figures, such as diagrams and photographs, can greatly enhance your article. We strictly order authors to organize figures which should be clear, easy to read and understand that is of the best possible quality. Characters should appear as they would be set in the main body of the article. We use figures as submitted; hence it is author’s responsibility to ensure that they are legible and technically correct.
Note: If you are intended to use figures of previously published articles, you must and should obtain a Written Consent from the copyright holder before using them in your article.
Your figures should be numbered in the order in which they are referred to in the text. If there is more than one part to a figure (e.g. figure 1(a), figure 1(b) etc.), the parts should be identified by a lower-case letter in parentheses close to or within the area of the figure.
Note: Captions should be included in the text and not in the figures.
Journal of PeerScientist encourages all the authors to submit supplementary data (if any) on submission to enhance the article impact and online versions of published articles. This data might include multimedia files such as video clips, sound files, animations, large tables, additional figures or appendices. Supplementary files will be hosted online with free of charge, in Journal of PeerScientist, which are accessible to the whole readership along with the published article.