Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- The corresponding author should also register as the role of reviewer. And the field of "Reviewing interests" in your profile has been filled in.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
Multiple submission is severely against academic ethics! And will report it to the authors' institution/employer.
- The manuscript is prepared with the PETI template (click), and is submitted in Microsoft Word file format.
The length of the manuscript should be between 3000 to 5000 words (about 9-15 printed pages typed with the journal's format), including title, authors and affiliations, abstract,
text, figures, tables, and references.
- The manuscript is written in American English, and has gone through grammar checking by software, e.g., Microsoft Word, Grammarly, etc.
- The resolution of images should be higher than 300 dpi, and the pixel of each image should be larger than Length*Width*300 dpi. The resolution of line art should be 900-1200 dpi, and the pixel of each line art should be larger than Length*Width*(900-1200 dpi).
- All figures and tables are numbered and have descriptive captions. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- Use colorful figures wherever possible.
- References are prepared by strictly following the reference format(Click).
- Add a colorful figure in the context that can illustrate the study. The figure will be used as "Article Cover".
The number of references is larger than 15 and less than 30, unless the manuscript is a review article. References are listed in numerical order according to their order of appearance. All cited papers should be referenced within the text of the manuscript. For a journal or conference paper reference, the full title (instead of the abbreviation) of the journal or conference is provided.
Indexed journal references(Scopus, Compendex, ESCI, and SCI(E) indexed) are preferred. Citations of textbooks should be used very rarely and citations to web pages should be avoided.
References must be updated to the recent 3 years, and it is expected that 20 to 30% of references are recent journal papers, depending on the length of the paper.
- Equations are numbered serially on the right-hand side by Arabic numerals in parentheses.
- Equations must type with Mathtype, not the equation editor inside Microsoft Word 2016 or above.
- The file size is no more than 5 Mb.
- To ensure you receive communication from the journal, please add email@example.com to your email's safe senders list.
- The abstract should orderly consist of the purpose of the study, approaches/procedures, and main results, and contains no more than 150 words. In addition, 4-5 keywords (no more than 5 words) should be given.
- Once the submission is completed, the authors have obligation to finish the revisions corresponding to editorial and reviewers' comments. Withdraw will not be allowed.
- Having finished the submission, it is not allowed to alter the authors' order or add/delete any author.
I confirm that my submission meets all the above checking items.
Submissions which violate any of the checking itemss will be directly rejected. If a submission significantly violate the checking items, the author(s) will not be allowed to submit any manuscript within one year.
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. Authors can retain copyright of their article with no restrictions. Also, author can post the final, peer-reviewed manuscript version (postprint) to any repository or website.
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