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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Open Choice: Your research. Your choice

 Open Choice allows you to publish open access, making your research more visible and accessible immediately on publication. Open Choice enables access by anyone with an internet connection, immediately on publication. 

 

Your Paper Your Way

We now differentiate between the requirements for new and revised submissions. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word or PDF file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.

 

Types of articles

Original Research

These are detailed studies reporting original research and are classified as primary literature. They include hypothesis, background study, methods, results, interpretation of findings, and a discussion of possible implications. The Original Research format is suitable for many different fields and different types of studies.

Short reports or Letters

These papers communicate brief reports of data from original research that editors believe will be interesting to many researchers, and that will likely stimulate further research in the field. As they are relatively short the format is useful for scientists with results that are time sensitive (for example, those in highly competitive or quickly-changing disciplines). This format often has strict length limits. These papers are also sometimes called Brief communications.

Review Articles

Review Articles provide a comprehensive summary of research on a certain topic, and a perspective on the state of the field and where it is heading. They are often written by leaders in a particular discipline after invitation from the editors of a journal. Reviews are often widely read (for example, by researchers looking for a full introduction to a field) and highly cited. Reviews commonly cite approximately 100 primary research articles.

Case Studies

These articles report specific instances of interesting phenomena. A goal of Case Studies is to make other researchers aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur.

Methodologies or Methods

These articles present a new experimental method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method. The article should describe a demonstrable advance on what is currently available.

 

Online Submission

Please follow the hyperlink “Make a new Submission” on the upper left and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Cover Page

Before submitting, please make sure to prepare a short cover letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief. The letter should include briefly the title of the manuscript and authors, the topic of the manuscript (objectives and major results), and the manuscript contribution to the field and it is suitability to the journal.

Permissions

All the figures, tables, or text passages included and received in the manuscript will be assumed to originate from the authors, unless there is a permission from the copyright owner(s) mean that these materials have been published elsewhere.

Title page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author
  • If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)

Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Corresponding 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.

 

Text

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g.,Times Roman) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

Headings

Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.

Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

 

References

Citation

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).
  • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).
  • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995a, b; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999, 2000).

Reference list

 There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. The reference style used by the journal will be applied to the accepted article at the proof stage.

 The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Order multi-author publications of the same first author alphabetically with respect to second, third, etc. author. Publications of exactly the same author(s) must be ordered chronologically.

  • Journal article

Gamelin, F.X., Baquet, G., Berthoin, S., Thevenet, D., Nourry, C., Nottin, S., Bosquet, L., (2009): Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol. 105:731-738. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8

Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:

Smith, J., Jones, M. Jr., Houghton L et al., (1999): Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med. 965:325–329

  • Article by DOI

Slifka, M.K., Whitton, J.L., (2000): Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001090000086

  • Book

South, J., Blass, B., (2001): The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

  • Book chapter

Brown, B., Aaron, M., (2001): The politics of nature. In: Smith, J., (ed): The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

  • Online document

Cartwright, J., (2007): Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007

  • Dissertation

Trent, J.,W., (1975): Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

 Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations.

 

Artwork and Illustrations Guidelines

Color Art

  • Supply all figures electronically.
  • Color art is free of charge for online publication.
  • If black and white will be shown in the print version, make sure that the main information will still be visible. Many colors are not distinguishable from one another when converted to black and white. A simple way to check this is to make a xerographic copy to see if the necessary distinctions between the different colors are still apparent.
  • If the figures will be printed in black and white, do not refer to color in the captions.
  • Color illustrations should be submitted as RGB.

 

Electronic Supplementary Material

SVU-JBS accepts electronic multimedia files and other supplementary files to be published online along with an article or a book chapter. This feature can add dimension to the author's article, as certain information cannot be printed or is more convenient in electronic form. Supply all supplementary material in standard file formats. Please include in each file the following information: article title, journal name, author names; affiliation and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Electronic supplementary material will be published as received from the author without any conversion, editing, or reformatting.

 

After acceptance

Copyright transfer

Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

Proof reading

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail for proofing. The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately.

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