GUIDELINE FOR AUTHORS
You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
- E-mail address
- Full postal address
All necessary files have been uploaded:
- Include keywords
- All figures (include relevant captions)
- All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
- Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
- Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable) Supplemental files (where applicable)
- The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar checked'
- All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
- Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Ethics in publishing
The publication of an article in Techo-SRJ is a respected network of knowledge and building block in the development of a coherent. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Therefore, it is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright holder.
Verification and Plagiarism
Re-presentation of someone else’s ideas or words as your own called plagiarism. Authors must understand the definition, nature, and how to avoid plagiarism.
An obvious form of plagiarism is copying any direct quotation from your source material without providing quotation marks and without crediting the source. A subtler form, but equally improper, is the paraphrasing of material or use of an original idea if that paraphrase or borrowed idea is not properly introduced and documented.
To verify originality, your article will be checked by the originality Techno-SRJ cooperated detection service.
Use of inclusive language
Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture, socioeconomic status, or any other characteristic, and should use inclusive language throughout. Similarly, authors should avoid slangs, discriminative expressions, or biases (e.g., using 'Workforce' instead of 'Manpower' and 'Spouses/partners' instead of ‘husband or wife').
Changes to authorship
Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.
For your information, our online submission platform is under development. So, at the moment, please submit your manuscript directly to Techno-SRJ via this email@example.com. All correspondence including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision are sent by e-mail.
All submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees. But, manuscripts will be pre-screened for suitability and may be returned to the authors without peer review if they do not meet the criteria for originality and novelty or cause misunderstanding.
When a manuscript is rejected by an editor, generally it should not be resubmitted in its original version, but can be resubmitted after substantial modifications and/or addition of significant experimental data. It is up to the discretion of the editors to reconsider such resubmitted manuscripts as new submissions. Please include a letter of transmittal explaining why a resubmitted manuscript should be reconsidered by the editors, a detailed response to the issues raised by the editors/reviewers and the editor for the original version, and a concise outline of the revisions. Any corresponding author or co-author of one manuscript which has been rejected (without resubmission encouragement) must not resubmit a similar manuscript. If so, these authors will have a punishment based on the Techno-SRJ regulation.
This journal complies with a peer-review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
The review process also complies with a double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. More information is available on our website. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
Use of word processing software:
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in a double-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use boldface, italics, subscripts, superscripts, etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts. Note that source files of figures, tables, and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text. See also the section on Electronic artwork.
To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.
All submitted articles should be in English, and the US English writing style is recommended.
The texts should be double-spaced with all lines numbered and be as concise as possible. All manuscripts must be submitted in the following format: Title page; second page contains the Abstract and keywords; subsequent pages include the Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgement(s), References, Figure legends, Tables, and Figures. Figure legends should be gathered on a separate page(s), followed by Tables and Figures with a separate page for each one. For experimental design results, as they are scientifically not usable, 3D figures are generally discouraged. Indicate then only the pertinent data in 2D diagrams. Page numeration starts from the first page. The Results and Discussion sections may be combined but should be thorough in the discussion about the novelty and impact of the submitted work. Articles without sufficient discussion will be systematically rejected. Legends for Tables and Figures should be complete and concise: one figure or one table should be perfectly understandable with its own legend, and incomplete legends will not be accepted. It is recommended to use a concise and short title, followed by another sentence(s) including specific details.
Subdivision - numbered sections:
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
Should be concise in the related background description and lead to the objectives and novelty of
the work. Describe relevant developments in the literature to date, and describe the objectives and scope of the study
Materials and Methods
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced, including the information about suppliers and catalogue numbers when appropriate. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Results and discussion
These two parts can be separated as "Results" and "Discussion" or combined into one section. The discussion about each major point of the results is very important, and should not repeat the experimental results; generally, citation of related references is necessary.
This section is not obligatory and can exist as a short paragraph at the end of the "Results and Discussion" section. When it exists as a section, it should be short and concise but should not repeat the Abstract. Generally, the Conclusion does not cite references, and it is different from the discussion.
Essential title page information
Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author names and affiliations:
Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
A brief summary of approximately 250–400 words outlining the background and objectives of the study, the methodology used, and key results. Manuscripts must be submitted as Word or pdf files using the prescribed format. The final paper should be no more than eight pages in length. The screening committee may exclude papers that do not adhere to the proper format. It is recommended to use this defined format for the author’s paper.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords /terms; Separated by semicolons.
FIGURE AND TABLE
Figures and tables should be referred to in the text. They should be centered as shown below and must be of good resolution. Where equations are used, an adequate definition of variables and parameters must be given.
The authors should include their acknowledgements on the title page. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.)
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.
Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
- Make sure you use uniform lettering (Times New Roman) and sizing of your original artwork.
- Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
- Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
- Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
- Provide captions to illustrations separately.
- Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the published version.
- TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi.
- TIFF (or JPEG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi.
- TIFF (or JPEG): Combinations of bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.
Please do not:
- Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and a limited set of colors;
- Supply files that are too low in resolution;
- Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
References should be cited at the appropriate point in the text; you may follow APA (American Psychological Association) referencing style. List all references alphabetically, single-spaced, at the end of your manuscript. Each reference should be hanging 0.25” from the left.
When referenced in the text, enclose the citation in brackets, using the author’s surname, followed by a comma and the year of publication, and arranged chronologically (Wong, 1995; Ahmad & Singasham, 1996; Wooly et al., 2000).
When the author’s name is part of the text, only quote the year of publication in brackets. Ahmad & Singasham (1996) reported that….Wooly et al. (2000) found that…
References for journals, proceedings of conferences, books, chapters in books, website, and dissertations may follow APA referencing style:
Ahmad, B. & Wood, C. (2002). Comparative evaluation of the EIA systems in Egypt, Turkey, and Tunisia. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 22, 213–234.
Erdman, J.W. (2000). Soy Protein and Cardiovascular Disease. Retrieved on 13 April 2006 from http://www.fdgtvetr.com.
Erickson, K. L. (2000). Immunomodulation in Health and Disease. Ph.D. Thesis. University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia.
Setchell, K. D. R., Brown, N. M. & Desai, P. (2001). Bioavailability of pure isoflavones in healthy humans and analysis of commercial soy isoflavone supplements. Journal of Nutrition, 131, 1362–1375.
Sfakianos, J., Coward, L., Kirk, M. & Barnes, S. (1997). Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Biotechnology, 1134–1140, Frankfurt, Germany.
Shimakawa, Y., Matsubara, S., Yuki, N., Ikeda, M. & Ishikawa, F. (2003). Evaluation of industrial hazards. Industrial Waste Management (FitzGerald, R. J., Murray, B. & Walsh, D. J., eds.), pg 331–379. Cooks and sons: New York.
For all concerns, the authors shall find the possible solution from our web page at www.ric.itc.edu.kh or direct inquiry to Techno-SRJ team via firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone number (+855)81-790-829/12-311-110.
Frequently asked questions
Q1: How long does the editorial process take from the submission date to publication?
A1: Here are the steps that you can expect through our editorial processes:
• If your manuscript matches the scope and satisfies the criteria, after 2 weeks of submission, your manuscript will be sent to reviewers for comments and suggestions.
• 4 weeks later, the author will be requested to revise the manuscript based on reviewers’ comments and suggestions, or will receive the reject decision if your manuscript is not satisfied.
• Next, the author is requested to re-submit the revised version within 4 weeks after receiving the comments from the reviewers.
• Finally, the accepted manuscript will be published in Techno-SRJ either at the middle of the year (issue 1) or at the end of the year (issue 2).
Q2: How do I submit my article?
A2: For your information, our online submission platform is under development. So, at the moment, please submit your manuscript in word and/or pdf directly to Techno-SRJ via this email@example.com. All correspondence including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision are sent by e-mail.
Q3: How many reviewers are usually assigned for an article?
A3: All submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees. However, manuscripts will be pre-screened for suitability and may be returned to the authors without peer review if they do not meet the criteria for originality and novelty or cause misunderstanding.
Q4: What are the basic rules for submitting the same research article to a conference and a journal?
A4: When an article is presented at a conference, it is generally not complete. The general practice is to present a preliminary analysis at the conference and reserve the detailed analysis for a full paper. The purpose of presenting your research at a conference is to inform people about your study and get feedback from them to improve your methodology. So, it is okay to develop a previously published conference paper into a full-length manuscript and publish it in a journal later on. This is an acceptable practice, provided you clearly disclose the conference paper and include at least 30% new material in the journal paper.
It is also acceptable to present your published work at a conference. However, in this case, it is generally considered good practice to cite your published article and provide a link at the end of the presentation if it is available online. You may find more answers in this link: https://www.editage.com/insights/what-are-the-basic-rules-for-submitting-the-same-research-to-a-conference-and-a-journal.
Q5: Can we re-submit the rejected article?
A5: When a manuscript is rejected by an editor, generally it should not be resubmitted in its original version, but can be resubmitted after substantial modifications and/or addition of significant experimental data. It is up to the discretion of the editors to reconsider such resubmitted manuscripts as new submissions. Please include a letter of transmittal explaining why a resubmitted manuscript should be reconsidered by the editors, a detailed response to the issues raised by the editors/reviewers and the editor for the original version, and a concise outline of the revisions. Any corresponding author or co-author of one manuscript which has been rejected (without resubmission encouragement) must not resubmit a similar manuscript. If so, these authors will have a punishment based on the Techno-SRJ regulation.
Q6: How much does it cost to publish in the Techno-Science Research Journal?
A6: For the Techno-Science Research Journal, publishing an article is free of charge.
Q7: Where can I find my article after it was accepted to publish? Is Techno-SRJ an open-access journal?
A7: At the moment, we are developing our online platform; therefore, it will be available online when the online platform is completely developed. Techno-Science Research Journal is not available as open-access journal at the moment, but of course, it is going to be an open-access journal.
Q8: How can I find out the status of my journal manuscript?
A8: At the moment, you can only communicate directly with the editor in charge by e-mail to follow up on the status or situation of your submitted manuscript. However, in the future, you can track the article online when our online submission platform is completely developed.