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Guidelines of Publication

Guidelines of publication refer to the specific instructions and requirements set forth by journals, conferences, or publishers for authors who wish to submit their work for publication. These guidelines provide authors with important information on formatting, style, content, and submission procedures to ensure consistency and adherence to the publication’s standards. While specific guidelines can vary between publications, here are some common elements typically included:

  1. Manuscript Preparation: This section outlines the formatting requirements for the manuscript, including guidelines for page layout, font type and size, line spacing, and margins. It may also specify the preferred file format for submission (e.g., Microsoft Word, PDF).
  2. Title and Abstract: Guidelines usually provide instructions for creating a concise and informative title that accurately reflects the content of the paper. They may also specify the length and content requirements for the abstract, which typically includes a summary of the study’s background, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions.
  3. Author Information: Authors are typically required to provide their names, affiliations, contact information, and ORCID IDs (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) if available. Guidelines may also include instructions for listing the authors’ contributions or specifying corresponding authors.
  4. Keywords: Publications often require authors to include a list of keywords that accurately represent the main concepts or topics addressed in the manuscript. These keywords help index the paper and facilitate its discoverability in literature databases.
  5. Main Text: This section provides detailed instructions for organizing and structuring the main body of the manuscript. It may specify requirements for section headings (e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion), subsections, and the overall length of the paper. Guidelines may also include information on the preferred writing style, citation format, and reference list requirements.
  6. Figures and Tables: Publications typically provide guidelines for creating and formatting figures and tables, including requirements for file formats, resolution, and labeling. They may also specify whether figures and tables should be embedded within the main text or provided as separate files.
  7. References: Guidelines usually outline the preferred citation style (e.g., APA, MLA) and provide instructions for formatting in-text citations and the reference list. They may also specify any specific requirements for referencing different types of sources (e.g., journal articles, books, websites).
  8. Supplementary Materials: Some publications allow authors to submit supplementary materials such as datasets, additional figures, or videos. Guidelines may provide instructions on the file formats, content, and organization of supplementary materials.
  9. Ethical Considerations: Publications often include guidelines on ethical considerations, such as requirements for obtaining informed consent, handling conflicts of interest, and following ethical guidelines for animal or human subject research. Authors may be required to provide statements or disclosures related to ethics and conflicts of interest.
  10. Submission Process: Guidelines typically provide instructions on how to submit the manuscript, including the preferred submission platform or email address, any required forms or templates, and the deadline for submission. They may also include guidelines for cover letters, author agreements, or copyright transfer forms.

Authors should carefully review and adhere to the specific guidelines provided by the target publication or conference to ensure their manuscript meets the requirements for submission. Following the guidelines helps facilitate the review process and increases the chances of successful publication.

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