Information For Authors
Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please read the Instructions for Authors before submitting your manuscript. The manuscript files should be given the last name of the first author. All files have to be uploaded using the link “Make Submission” on the journal’s homepage. Manuscript need to be submitted based on the author guidelines. On submission, a manuscript number will be generated and sent to the corresponding author the same day or within 72 hours.SMIJAR will only accept uploaded manuscripts on the journal home page.
Formatting Your Manuscript
- Use 1″ margin on all sides
- Do not number the title page.
- Indent fives spaces for each new paragraph.
- Single-space the entire text.
- Use the 12-point , Times New Roman standard font.
SMIJAR will only accept manuscripts uploaded online.
Two types of manuscripts may be submitted:
Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The full paper should be 12 to 14 printed pages (6000-8000 words) in length.
Review: Submissions of reviews welcome . Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 1000 to 1500 words).
All portions of the manuscript must be typed single-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.
The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, along with phone and e-mail information.
The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used. The abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided.
Following the abstract, 5 to 7 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.
The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and methods/theoretical analysis should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalise trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used.
Results/conclusion should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results/conclusion should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results/ conclusion but should be put into the Discussion section.
Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.
The Acknowledgment of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.
Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.
Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
References: In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.
- Standard book reviews should be no longer than 1000 to 1500 words although, depending on the book being reviewed, they may be longer occasionally.
- All book reviews should be prepared and submitted according to the general Guidelines for Authors of this journal.
- Only reviews of books published within two years from the date of journal issue will be accepted.
- SMIJAR will not solicit any book reviews
- Publishers are welcome to send reviews of books by third party reviewers.
- The books under review must be aligned with the theme of the journal issue.
- Information about the author(s)/editor(s), the author’s expertise and position including reference to the genre/field.
- A brief outline of the contents of the book.
- A critical assessment of the book’s contribution to current knowledge and significant contribution to the field.
- A description of the way the author approaches her or his topic, the rigor of the research and scholarship, the logic of the argument, and the readability of the prose.
- A comparison with earlier or similar books in the field to place the book in the existing literature.
- An analysis of the book's merits, usefulness, and special contributions, along with shortcomings you think are necessary to point out.
Formatting conventions must be strictly adhered to, as follows:
- Book Title, Author / Editor Name, Publisher, Year of Publication, ISBN: 000-0-00-000000-0, Number of Pages, Price.
- Where references are made in the body of the text to quotations in the book under review, please indicate relevant page numbers in round brackets within the text (for example, p. 116), preferably at the end of the quotation or sentence.
Proofs, reprints and manuscript charges: Electronic proofs will be sent as e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.
Copyright: Submission of a manuscript imply: that the work described has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The copyright of the article rests jointly with SMIJAR and the author(s). Written permission from Editor-in-Chief of SMIJAR is mandatory for using the article elsewhere in any format.