IJBFS - Manuscript Submission Guidelines

 

NOTES/ ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS 

Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.  



Content 

All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article and are responsible for the validity and originality of data contained therein.  



Ethics 

Manuscripts may be rejected by the editorial office if it is felt that the work was not carried out within an ethical framework.



Competing Interest 

Authors are required to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will be ignored meaning the author do not have any competing interest. 
 


Plagiarism 

Plagiarism in any form constitutes a serious violation of the most basic principles of scholarship and cannot be tolerated.

Examples of plagiarism include:
  • Word-for-word copying of portions of another's writing without enclosing the copied passage in quotation marks and acknowledging the source in the appropriate scholarly convention.

  • The use of a particularly unique term or concept that one has come across in reading without acknowledging the author or source.

  • The paraphrasing or abbreviated restatement of someone else's ideas without acknowledging that another person's text has been the basis for the paraphrasing.
  • False citation: material should not be attributed to a source from which it has not been obtained. 

TYPES OF PAPERS

Standard full-length paper: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings including experimental procedures. A paper of this nature should contain the Abstract, Key words, Abbreviations, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion), Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Legends to figures. A typical standard paper contains 15–25 manuscript pages (without figures).

Short Communication: It must not exceed 6-12 manuscript pages (without figures) and must contain the Abstract, Key words, Abbreviations, the core of the paper, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Legends to figures. It should report a completed work but not preliminary findings.

Review or minireview: This should give an overview of a topical field of interest for a wide spectrum of readers and should contain the abstract, topical sections and subsections, and references. Minireviews should be concise and no longer than 12-18 manuscript pages.  


PROCESSING OF PAPERS
 

All journals published by Scienceweb publishing lay emphasis on the quality of the articles they publish. Therefore, submitted articles are put through a full blind-review refereeing process. Each manuscript is subjected first to a preliminary examination by the journal to establish that it fits the scope of the Journal. In a positive case, the manuscript is reviewed by two or three independent referees with expertise which matches that of the manuscript title. The reviewers' recommendations determine whether an article will be:
  • accepted
  • accepted subject to minor changes
  • accepted subject to resubmission with significant changes
  • rejected.
For articles which require changes, the same reviewers may be used to ensure that the quality of the revised article is acceptable. 

On the basis of their critical remarks; the Editor-in-Chief decides to return the manuscript to the author within two (2) weeks for revision with specified reviewer’s critical remarks or to reject it. As a rule, the receipt of the manuscript by the Editorial Office, the outcome of the reviewing, and the acceptation of the manuscript are communicated to the author. All the communication between the Editorial Office and the author is realized via e-mail. The manuscript is accepted either immediately following the reviewing or after acceptable revision as it is the goal of the journal to publish manuscripts within four (4) weeks after submission. The Editor in Chief reserves the right to refuse any article, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication. The galley proofs of the manuscript are sent to the author in PDF format. After checking and correcting they should be returned within 48 hours. Finally, the article in PDF format exactly matching the printed version is sent to the author. The publishers shall not be held responsible for errors which are the result of authors' oversights.  


SUBMISSION CHECKLIST


Please ensure that all requirements on the following checklist have been met before submitting your article.
  • The submission file must be in MS Word format.
  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The text meets the writing and formatting requirements outlined in our instruction for authors on our Journal’s home page