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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Before submitting articles to any of the Update Publishing journals, the authors are requested to carefully go through the guidelines as given below, [The papers submitted without following this style and format will not undergo review process, and will be returned to authors].

Article Types

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted: Regular articles, Short Communications, Reviews.

Manuscript must be prepared double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page. The whole manuscript should be divided in to the following sections:

Title (concise)

Abstract (self-explanatory and brief not more than 250 words)

Keywords (3 to 6)

Introduction (two or three paragraphs about the research including the literature and objectives)

Materials and methods (complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced)

Results (presented with clarity and precision)

Discussion (interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic)

Conclusions (just summary of the whole findings)

Acknowledgments (people, grants, funds, etc)

Tables (should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible)

Figure (should be prepared using JPEG file).

Authors' Contributions: A paragraph with each author's contributions in the article should be given before reference section

References: References should be cited as per APA style

Peer Review Process: The submitted articles will be assigned to 2 external reviewers for peer review process which helps the journal to maintain its high integrity

Proofs: One set of galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for typographical checking only. It should be returned within three days of receipt

Online Publication: Upon proof correction from authors, the article will be published online with page numbers