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Authors need to register with the journal before submitting or, if one is registered, simply login and begin the five-step process for submitting articles.

  1. Reporting Standard: Authors must present an accurate report of the original research conducted as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Researchers must present their results honestly and without falsifying, falsifying, or improper data manipulation. A manuscript must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior. Manuscripts must follow the journal submission guidelines.
  2. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works. Manuscripts may not be submitted simultaneously to more than one publication unless the editor has agreed to a joint publication. Relevant previous works and publications, whether by other researchers or those of the author, should be appropriately acknowledged and referred to. The primary literature should be cited whenever possible. Original words taken directly from a publication by another researcher should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citation.
  3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: In general, authors may not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. It is also hoped that the authors will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior. Publications arising from a single research project should be identified and the main publication referred to
  4. Source acknowledgment: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the study and cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the work reported. True recognition of the work of others must always be given.
  5. Papers: Writing research publications must accurately reflect the individual contributions to the work and reporting. Authorities should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. Others who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. In cases where the main contributors are listed as authors while those who made a less substantial, or purely technical, contribution to the research or publication are listed in the acknowledgment section. The author also ensures that all authors have seen and approved the submitted version of the manuscript and inclusion of their names as co-authors.
  6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  8. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: The author should identify in the manuscript if the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use.