The Scientific Pages


Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

1. Submissions: All the manuscripts must be submitted via the user friendly The Scientific Pages Tracking System.

2. Word Limits: 5000 words excluding references for normal articles, 2500 words excluding references for short articles and 1000 words for Letters and Editorials.

Note: Editorials are submitted solely by the Editorial Experts of The Scientific Pages.

3. Format: All the manuscript must be either submitted in PDF and Word Document. The manuscripts with formulas must be submitted in LaTeX format. All figures must be in JPEG/GIFF only. The Tables must be prepared in excel or must be drawn in Word Document. Image format Tables are not acceptable.

4. Paragraph Settings: Justified, Indentation- Left/Right Before/After-0 and Spacing-double.

5. Font: The standard font for manuscript preparation is Times New Roman 10. Headings could be Times New Roman 12 Bold. Any size variations must be represented to distinguish headings and sub headings.

6. Line and Page Numbers: Line & Page Numbers are optional.

7. Page Layout: Manuscript Page Layout must be represented only in One column.

8. Language: All the manuscripts must be submitted in English.

9. Footnotes: Footnotes are not acceptable. The must be merged among references.

10. Keywords: 3-7 Keywords are mandatory for any type of manuscripts. Keywords must be distinguished by semi colon.

11. Abbreviations: Abbreviations if present in the manuscript must be listed to make easy understanding upon the terminologies.

12. Equations: All the inland mathematical equations must use Math type. Do not use equations for single text that could be normally inserted or typed, eg., Xi

Note: If the manuscript has more number of equations please send the manuscript only in Word or preferably LaTeX format.

13. Representation, Units and Nomenclature: Prefer using SI units only. Please follow the scientific standard rules while using Nomenclature for Animal/Plant/Organism Names; while using the terms like in vivo, in silico, in vitro, etc., or while using any Latin phrases such as vice versa must be represented in italics. Provide international designation styles for the necessary names such as rRNA etc. Please use codes for any specific stated statements used in the manuscript and must be cited.

References style

The Scientific Pages follow the mentioned formatting style

For Journal Articles

i. Author's Last Name, First Name abbreviated., second author., & upto three authors (more than three authors place et al. Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al.

ii. Year must be represented in paranthesis (2015).

iii. Complete title of the manuscript in sentence case. Education is not simple.

iv. Short Name of the journal. J Name.

v. Volume Number and comma are represented in bold. 76,

vi. Page numbers are written followed by no punctuation marks. 12-30.

Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al. (2015) Education is not simple. J Name. 76: 12-30.

For Books

i. Author's Last Name, First Name abbreviated., second author., & upto three authors (more than three authors place et al. Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al.

ii. Year must be represented in paranthesis (2015).

iii. Complete title of the Book. Education is not simple.

iv. Publisher Name, country, edition. Pub Name, UK, 7 edition.

vi. Page numbers are written followed by no punctuation marks (Optional). 12-30.

Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al. (2015) Education is not simple. Pub Name, UK, 7 edition. 12-30.

For Book in Chapters

i. Author's Last Name, First Name abbreviated., second author., & upto three authors (more than three authors place et al. Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al.

ii. Year must be represented in paranthesis (2015).

iii. Complete title of the Book Chapter in sentence case. Book Name is good.

iv. Complete title of the book in sentence case after placing In. In: Education is not simple.

v. Editors name must be followed by the term editor (if single editor is present)/editors. John P, Quena A, editors.

vi. Publisher Name, country. Pub Name, UK.

vii. Page numbers are written followed by no punctuation marks (Optional). 12-30.

Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al. (2015) Book Name is good. In: Education is not simple. John P, Quena A, editors. Pub Name, UK. 12-30.

For Conference Proceedings

i. Author's Last Name, First Name abbreviated., second author., & upto three authors (more than three authors place et al. Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al.

ii. Year of Publication must be represented in paranthesis (2015).

iii. Complete title of the manuscript in sentence case. Education is not simple.

iv. Conference Proceedings Name, Place &Year of conference. Proceedings of XYZ Conference, Milan, Italy (2014).

v. Publisher Name, country. Publisher Name, UK.

Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al. (2015) Education is not simple. Proceedings of XYZ Conference, Milan Italy (2014). Pub Name.

For Thesis/Dissertations

i. Author's Last Name, First Name abbreviated., second author., & upto three authors (more than three authors place et al. Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al.

ii. Year must be represented in paranthesis (2015).

iii. Complete title of the Thesis/Dissertation in sentence case and place the term thesis/dissertation in square brackets. Education is not simple [dissertation/thesis].

iv. Short Name of the Publisher journal, country Pub Name, UK.

Elica B, Kennedy J, Bryan KL, et al. (2015) Education is not simple [dissertation]. Pub Name. UK.

For Website linked references

i. Title or topic of the content. World Health Organization

ii. Provide hyperlink. http://www.who.int/en/

World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/en/

Manuscript Organization

Title Page

Title page must contain the following mandatory portions: The title must be no longer than 50 words.

Author list and affiliations

The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk. Authors from different departments must mention the numbers with superscript.

Respective complete affiliations such as department, university and country must be mentioned to each of the author.

Corresponding author: The complete details of the corresponding along with postal code must be provided.

Note: Title Page remains mandatory for all type of submissions.

Abstract

The Abstract must not exceed 300 words. It should serve both as a general introduction to the topic and as a brief, non-technical summary of the main results and their implications. It should not contain references. Abstract must be free from citations.

Note: Abstract is mandatory for all the article kinds except for Editorials, Commentaries, Short Note, Perspectives/Opinions and Letters.

Keywords

A minimum of 3-6 keywords could be used in the manuscript. This will help narrow the searching options for the manuscript.

Article Types

Research Article and Short Communication

The word limit is 5000 words excluding references for research/original manuscript and 2500 words for short communication excluding references. The rest of the organization remains same for Research Article and Short Communication.

Introduction: The introduction should put the manuscript into context and must be clear so that readers are able to understand the aims, purpose and significance of your research. The background must be capable of explaining the background work and must be properly cited.

Materials and Methods: The Journal has no explicit requirements for materials and methods section. According to the authors' preferences and the experiments conducted Authors can be organize it as best suits the research. Individual experiments must be elaborated under appropriate subheadings.

Results: Results must be appropriate to the conducted research experiments. Results of the individual experiments must be elaborated under appropriate subheadings. All the figures and tables provided must be labeled accordingly in the order of sequence they follow.

Discussion: The Discussion section must be succinct and usually do not contain subheadings.

References: Please look at the formatting corner for appropriate guidelines in preparing references.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should be concise, should not include thanks to anonymous referees and editors or extroverted comments. Grant Numbers and the Grant details must be acknowledged if any.

Review Article and Mini Review

The word limit is 5000 words excluding references for review and 2500 words for mini review excluding references. The rest of the organization remains same for Review and Mini Review.

Introduction: The introduction should put the manuscript into context and must be clear so that readers are able to understand the aims, purpose and significance of your research. The background must be capable of explaining the background of work, review literature, focus of the review and must be properly cited.

Side Headings: The Journal has no explicit requirements for this section. According to the authors' preferences the main body of the text could be organized as it best suits the review. Headings may be further categorized under subheadings.

Conclusion: The conclusion section must be concise and usually do not contain subheadings. The conclusion must be capable of summarizing the purpose of the review and discuss briefly about the highlights of review.

References: Please look at the formatting corner for appropriate guidelines in preparing references.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should be concise, should not include thanks to anonymous referees and editors or extroverted comments. Grant Numbers and the Grant details must be acknowledged if any.

Cases

Introduction: The introduction should put the manuscript into context and must be clear so that readers are able to understand the aims, purpose and significance of your Case study. The background must be capable of explaining the background of work, review literature, focus of the case and must be properly cited.

Case Presentation: This section is a formal communication presented regarding a patient's clinical information. Citations might be included in this section.

Discussion: The discussion section must be concise and usually do not contain subheadings. The authors must discuss briefly the case summary, management plans, success of the treatment or failure and causes of success or failure.

References: Please look at the formatting corner for appropriate guidelines in preparing references.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should be concise, should not include thanks to anonymous referees and editors or extroverted comments. Grant Numbers and the Grant details must be acknowledged if any.

Clinical Image

This is the shortest type of article with not more than 500 words that describe a significant image of clinical medicine.

Letters

They are not structured articles. Letters are pertinent to material published in Science or that discusses problems of general interest and intended to reflect the range of opinions received.

Note: Citations are not mandatory

All other kind of Submissions

All other type of submissions such as editorials, short notes, perspectives/opinions, commentaries are not structured manuscripts. They may be of author's choice of research interest, general interest or intended to reveal the range of opinions received.

Note: Citations are optional.

Figures Format

Figures could be submitted in JPEG, PNG, and GIF formats. Authors are liable for getting permission to publish any figures or illustrations that are protected by copyright, as well as figures revealed elsewhere and photos taken by any skilled photographers. The journal cannot publish pictures downloaded from the internet while not acceptable permission is acquired. The images from the internet may be applicable for copyrights. All the figures and tables must be provided at the bottom most of the article with respective figure legends. Figures ought to be numbered sequentially with numerals within the order of incidence that appear in the text of the manuscript. Diagrammatic representations must be provided with necessary captions and to be submitted as a single figure. All the abbreviations used in the captions must be elaborated below the figure legend. Avoid boxing, adding any spare color, or any other ornamental effects such as three dimensional histograms. Figure legends must be explanatory and succinct. Avoid unwanted images when recommended by editors or reviewers.

Figures may be multi-componential provided with proper sub labeling such as A), B) and so on. The legends for the multi-componential figures may be single or provided in detail with sub labeled descriptions. The units used in the figure must be represented in the legend separately.

Figures with identifiable facial features must be masked or provided with duly signed consent. This will allow the Journal to avoid any future conflicts. Authors may request the Editorial office to mask the figure during the production of manuscript post acceptance.

Schematic representations, Line Arts, Charts, Graphs, etc., are recommended to be prepared in vector format, like EPS (preferred), and will be saved or exported in the form during which they were created. Flow charts must be provided in a single image format. Do not adjust, modify or alter the existing images and reuse unless proper permission is seeked. Images provided must not be less than 600 dpi to reproduce high quality images.

We recommend usage of tools to draw chemical structures such as ChemDraw, Chem Doodle, etc. Such tools could be applied even to draw gene and molecular level representations.

Citations may be represented in square brackets with sequence to the order of text followed in the figure legends.

Any problem with the Figures or the Legends, we request your immediate attention and resolve in coordination with Editorial office on time.

Failure of the above mentioned instructions may delay or reject your submission process.

Tables Format

All the tables must be created using Table -creation tool or in excel sheet. Tables in image format are not acceptable. Avoid coloring of the Tables.

Tables must be sequentially numbered in the body text. The headings may be emphasized in Bold. Try avoiding huge number of Tabular data. All the tables must be properly Labeled and the abbreviations if any provided in the Tabular data must be listed below the Tables. Please also label the symbolic mark representations with clear legends.

Appendix Tables must be separately created using Table-creation tool or excel sheet and labeled as Supplementary data. While numbering those Tables in the body text, it must be denoted as Supplementary table 1, Supplementary table 2, etc.

Table legends must be brief and concise. No two table legends must be similar in a single manuscript. All the table legends must be distinct and unique.

Supplementary/Appendix Format

Supplementary Appendix is a part of original submission, submitted by authors to provide more information about their work. Supplementary Appendix may contain detailed information including, statistical data, mathematical derivations, data and programmes, text based appendix index, protocols, tabular data, figures and descriptions, etc.,

Supplementary Appendix must include a title as well as list of all authors. If the supplementary indexes do not have any precise title, then the manuscript title may be used. For any details in terms of section headings, typescript formatting, figure and tables preparation, please follow the general guidelines provided. Supplementary Information must not be merged with the manuscript submission rather it is submitted as a separate document. Supplementary information must not have any references included in article references. The supplementary information also undergoes the regular peer review process along with the manuscript and would be published as a separate downloadable attachment.

Article Processing Charges

All the published articles are made available freely after publication under open access mode without any restriction barriers. All the authors are requested to pay article processing charges. The APC payable for a Published article is $755. Article processing charges cover the peer review processing fee, quality check, copy editing, conversion into various access compatible formats, publication and permanent archiving charges.