Submission Process and Evaluation for Authors

  • Initial Assessment: All submissions are initially assessed by an editor to ensure alignment with the journal’s aims and scope.
  • Peer Review: Submissions fitting the journal’s criteria are sent for peer review to determine their suitability for publication.
  • Desk Rejection: Submissions may be desk rejected if they fail to meet the journal’s quality standards.

Responsibilities Before Submission

  • Permissions: Authors must obtain permission to publish any included material such as photos, documents, and datasets.
  • Author Consent: All listed authors must consent to be identified as contributors.
  • Ethics Approval: Research involving human or animal subjects must have approval from an appropriate ethics committee, compliant with the study's country’s legal requirements.

Submission Preparation Checklist

Before submitting, ensure the following:

  • Alignment with Guidelines: The submission adheres to the requirements specified in the Author Guidelines.
  • Originality: The work has not been published elsewhere nor is it under consideration by another journal.
  • Reference Accuracy: All references have been thoroughly checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • Figures and Tables: All figures and tables are properly numbered and labeled.
  • Permissions Secured: Permissions have been acquired for all included materials such as photos and datasets.

Structuring Your Submission

  • Title and Abstract: Craft a concise title and a standalone abstract to enhance the clarity and accessibility of your research.
  • Study Design and Argument: Ensure the research argument and study design are well-structured and articulated to improve reviewability.