AUTHORS GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
Authors are urged to submit their manuscripts electronically to the Editorial Office through the submission system provided by the Journal website: https://stats.mosuljournals.com
1: Submission of a Manuscript
1-1: Requirements for a new submission
Authors are free to submit their manuscript as a single word file to be used in the refereeing process.
1-2: Requirements of revised submissions
Only when a submitted manuscript is at the revision stage, authors will be requested to put the manuscript in a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of the manuscript.
1-3: Authorship Guidelines
Authorship credit should be based on:
(i) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data,
(ii) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
(iii) Final approval of the version to be submitted for publication.
All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. All authors must agree on the sequence of authors listed before submitting the article. All authors must agree to designate one author as the corresponding author for the submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to arrange the whole manuscript upon the requirements and to dialogue with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing stages and to also act on behalf.
2: BEFORE YOU BEGIN
2-1: Ethics in Publishing
The ethical policy of IJSS is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with IJSS Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with IJSS. The ethical policy of IJSS is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published. The publishing decision is based on the suggestion of the journal's reviewers and editorial board members. The ethical policy insisted the Editor-in-Chief, may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the decision. The reviewers are necessary to evaluate the research papers based on the submitted content in a confidential manner. The reviewers also suggest the authors improve the quality of research paper by their reviewing comments. Authors should ensure that their submitted research work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed by the authors. Any kind of plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit https://www.https://stats.mosuljournals.com/journal/process?ethics
2-2: Peer-Review Process
In order to maintain the peer review system, authors have an obligation to participate in the peer-review process to evaluate manuscripts from others. When appropriate, authors are obliged to provide retractions and/or corrections of errors to the editors and the Publisher. All papers submitted to the IJSS journal will be peer-reviewed for at least one round.
IJSS journal adopts a double-blinded review policy: authors are blind to reviewers, and reviewers are also blind to authors. The peer-review process is conducted in the online manuscript submission and peer-review system. After a manuscript is submitted to the online system, the system immediately notifies the editorial office. The manuscript will be assigned to two or more reviewers, after passing an initial quality check by the editorial office. Once the reviewers’ comments are received, the editorial team member makes a decision. Due to the fact that reviewers sometimes do not agree with each other, the final decision sent to the author may not exactly reflect recommendations by any of the reviewers.
The decision after each round of peer-review may be one of the following:
- Accept without any further changes.
- Accept with minor revision: the revised manuscript may or may not be sent to the reviewers for another round of evaluation.
- Accept with major revision: the revised manuscript sent to the reviewers for another round of evaluation.
- Reject: the manuscript is rejected for publication by IJSS.
- Unable to review: the manuscript has to be reassigned to another reviewer.
2-3: Post-Publication Evaluation
In addition to the Peer-Review Process, the IJSS Journal has Post-Publication Evaluation by the scientific community. Post-Publication Evaluation is concentrated to ensure that the quality of published research, review and case report meets certain standards and the conclusions that are presented are justified. The post-publication evaluation includes online comments and citations on published papers. Authors may respond to the comments of the scientific community and may revise their manuscript. The Post-Publication Evaluation is described in such a way; it is allowing authors to publish quickly about veterinary sciences concepts.
3: PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman of 12 pt. font and in MS-Word format in one column use A4 paper for typing. The typed area should be 15 cm width x 24 cm in height.
Note: Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of the manuscript consideration. The manuscript must be accompanied by a Title Page including title and author(s) name and their affiliations.
3-1: English Language Writing
All publications in the IJSS are in the English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the (IJSS); hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. The authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.
3-2: New Submissions
Submission to IJSS journal proceeds totally online and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.doc or *.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures and tables encouraged to be embedded and included in the main manuscript file.
References list must be provided according to the (IJSS) references format in a consistent style. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), article title, year of publication, journal abbreviation, article/chapter/book title, volume/issue number, and the pagination must be present. The use of DOI is highly encouraged.
3-4: Formatting requirements
There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, and References. Please ensure that all figures and tables are embedded and included in the main manuscript file.
3-5: Revised Submissions
Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision, the authors are instructed to submit their manuscript with (IJSS) format at Word document (*.doc or *.docx). Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors the authors are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' for the submitted manuscript. At this level, the author(s) name and affiliation should be inserted.
3-6: Manuscript Submission and Declaration
While submitting a manuscript to IJSS, all contributing author(s) must verify that the manuscript represents authentic and valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly similar content under their authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English. All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.
3-7: Manuscript Submission and Verification
Manuscripts are assumed not to be published previously in print or electronic versions and are not under consideration by another publication. Copies of related or possibly duplicated materials (including those containing significantly similar content or using the same data) that have been published previously or are under consideration for another publication must be provided at the time of online submission.
4: MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE
Manuscript literature and tenses must be structured as Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements and References submitted in a file with limited size.
4-1: Title Page
The first page of the manuscript includes the title (capitalize only the first letter) of the article, followed by one-line space and the names of all authors (no degrees) and their addresses for correspondence, including the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The first letter of each name and the main word should be capitalized. The title, author's name and affiliation should be centered on the width of the typing area.
4-2: Manuscript Title
Title of up to 17 words should not contain the name of locations, countries or cities of the research as well as abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions and do not use vague expressions.
An abstract of 150 to 250 words that sketch the purpose of the study; basic procedures; main findings its novelty; discussions and the principal conclusions, should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.
Provide 3 to 5 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or contain abbreviations and are written in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter through the text.
Highlights are mandatory for the IJSS journal. A highlight is a concise, short phrase conveying the core findings of your research. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 4 items. The approximate length of a highlighted item may be within one to one and a half lines.
Describes briefly the background of the investigation with updated information and states the aim of the study.
4-7: Materials and Methods
Present the results and their significance clearly. Graphs and tables should be self-explanatory. Do not repeat in figures or in the text the data presented in tables. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order of their mention in the text.
Deals with critical review and interpretations of the results, and supported by relevant updated references. Repetition of data should be avoided. It should end with brief conclusions. In Short Communications, Results and Discussion may be combined.
This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial supports must be included.
4-12: Conflict of Interest
Conflict of interest statement must be placed at the manuscript as below: "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this manuscript".
4-14: Examples of References
Figures/ illustrations should be in high-quality artwork, within 200-300 dpi. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. Following remarks should be applied to the figures:
- Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text of the manuscript.
- Figure captions must begin with the term Figures. Figures should be with the captions placed below in limited numbers.
- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption.
- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
- Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
5: AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA
All contributing authors should qualify for authorship. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the co-authors. Sufficient participation in the work is of utmost importance. To download Authorship Form….
Authorship credit should be based on substantial contribution to conception and design, execution, or analysis and interpretation of data. All authors should be involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, must have read and approved the final version of the manuscript and approve of its submission to this journal.