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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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Authors should acknowledge any financial support to their research.
  • Authors should ensure that any material with copyright has been authorized by the owner.
  • Authors are obliged to provide retractions or correction of any mistakes, in case of detection.
  • The submission file should be in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • The file should have a maximum of 5 pages.
  • The file should not exceed 2000 words (excluding title, keywords, figure and table captions, and references).
  • The total of figures and tables combined should not exceed 5.
  • Ensure that all tables are submitted in text format (not as images).
  • Ensure that all figures and tables have captions.
  • Ensure all figures and tables are referred to in the text.
  • Ensure that the list of references is complete, all references have an in-text citation and vice versa, and follow the instructions provided on the Author Guidelines.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Ensure that the bibliography is also submitted in .RIS format.

The journal receives all manuscript submissions electronically via OJS-Open Journal Systems. OJS allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources. As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source.

Article Types
The journal accepts rapid communications that can take the form of letters, short papers and practical case studies.

File Format
The papers will be published in PDF format, but authors must submit their papers in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) formats.

Layout and Style
Authors should follow the template available online (docx, rtf). Please mind following the Chicago Manual of Style to format the references and citations.