General Instructions

  • Manuscripts must be written in English.
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Prior to acceptance, all papers are screened to check for plagiarism and image manipulation.
  • ANSInet expects authors of accepted manuscripts to keep original data available for a minimum of 5 years.
  • For peer review, manuscripts should be submitted with the figures/tables and their captions incorporated into the same file as the manuscript text.
  • However, upon acceptance, authors will be required to submit individual figure files and a properly formatted manuscript for use in production.
  • Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts online. This will allow even quicker and more efficient processing of your manuscript.
  • All pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with page 1, the title page.
  • The submission represents work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • Avoid presenting your results with raw or unprocessed data.
  • The submission should write clearly and unambiguously in Standard English.
  • The research carried out needs to be original, and the data need to be useful to other researchers.
  • An inherent principle of publication is that others should be able to replicate and build upon the authors' published claims.
  • The article should present the results of scientific research, and the results should be repeatable.


Submission Components

A complete submission includes the following:

  • Cover letter to the editors
  • Full contact details of the corresponding author(s)
  • List of suggested referees
  • Manuscript file with embedded tables and figures
  • Supplementary data (optional)
Before submission, ensure that all submitted content adheres to the journal guidelines

Authors whose first language is not English are encouraged to ask a colleague to proofread the manuscript before submission.


Cover Letter

The cover letter is an excellent opportunity to briefly discuss the context and importance of the submitted work and why it is appropriate for the journal. Please avoid repeating information that is already present in the abstract and introduction. The cover letter is not shared with the referees, and should be used to provide confidential information, such as conflicts of interest, and to declare any related work that is in the press or submitted elsewhere.

Download sample cover letter for submission of new manuscripts.


File Format

All submissions should be in Microsoft Word for Windows format. If you are using another word-processing program, please save the files as Word for Windows documents. (Most current versions of word-processing software allow you to save your files in a number of formats.)


English-Language Editing Services

Authors (particularly non-native English speakers) who would like assistance in improving the quality of English in their manuscripts prior to submission may wish to consider using an English-language editing service. Several commercial vendors provide such services, including Science Editing Experts, American Journal Experts, SPi Professional Editing Services, and Nature Publishing Group.  They can help to improve the grammar, syntax, and flow of your manuscripts prior to submission.

Note that sending your manuscript for language editing to the above mentioned commercial vendors does not imply or guarantee that it will be accepted for publication by a journal published by the Asian Network for Scientific Information. Editorial decisions on the scientific content of a manuscript are independent, and these services are mentioned for information purposes only.


Submission of manuscripts

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts via the online submission system. This will allow even quicker and more efficient processing of your manuscript.

Manuscripts and all other editorial communications should be addressed to the Editor in Chief of the journal.


Submission of New Manuscripts

To submit a new manuscript, log in to scialert.com with an existing account. If you are submitting for the first time, create a new account. Follow all online instructions. At the end of a successful submission, a confirmation screen with the manuscript number will appear, and you will receive an e-mail acknowledging that the manuscript has been received.

If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgment, please check your submission and/or contact our editorial staff at support@scialert.com. Manuscripts that do not meet the main format requirements outlined in Guide to Authors will be returned to the authors for revisions prior to review by the Editor.

Once a manuscript fulfills The Journal's formatting requirements, it will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee. Please be advised that many manuscripts are returned without external review.


Submission of Revised Manuscripts

If you are submitting a revised manuscript, upload your revised article via the online-submission system and include the following items:

  • Response to reviewers: Address the specific points made by each reviewer. Include your answers to all the reviewers' and editors' comments and list the changes you have made to the manuscript. Remember, if you choose to publish the peer review history of your manuscript, your response to reviewers will appear online alongside the final article. Upload this document as a "Response to reviewers" file.
  • Revised manuscript (marked-up copy): Include a marked-up copy of your manuscript file showing the changes you have made since the original submission. The best way to show these changes is the "Track Changes" option in Microsoft Word. Upload this as a "Revised Article with Changes Highlighted" file.
  • Revised manuscript (clean copy): Upload a clean copy of your revised document that does not show your changes. Upload this as your "Manuscript" file.

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