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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation

 

General

Authors must follow guide for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards of uniformity.

 

Structure

Follow this order when preparing the manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be avoided. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article and do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

 

Text Layout

Use double spacing and 2.5 cm margins on white paper with full justified. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated. Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. If possible, refer to recent issue of the journal to become familiar with layout and conventions. Number all pages consecutively, use 11 point font size and Arial font.

 

Page length

Maximum page length should be 25 including text, references, tables and figures. Each figure and table must be separated in the text.

 

Units

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

 

Article Structure

 

Title and Sub-Sections

Avoid abbreviations and formulae (where possible). Divide your article into clearly defined title and sub-sections. Any sub-sections may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Use bold face, lower case letter type for title and sub-sections.

 

Author names and affiliations

Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case 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 the e-mail address of each author.

 

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is provided together with the complete postal address.

 

Abstract

The abstract should be clear, descriptive and not longer than 250 words.  It should provide a very brief introduction to the problem and the statement of methods used in the study.  This should be followed by the summary of results, and holistic conclusion.

 

Keywords

Please include not more than five relevant keywords in the manuscript.

 

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

 

Materials and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference. Only relevant modifications should be described.

 

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise, and be part of a single section, discussing the significance of the results of the work, not repeated. Extensive citation and discussion of the published literature should be avoided.

 

Conclusion

The main conclusion drawn from results should be presented in manuscript.

 

Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. Mention here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., grant providers, facilities providers, etc.).

 

References

 

Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full.

 

References in the list should be placed alphabetically.

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Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., (2000). The elements of style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.

 

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51-59.

 

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

 

Appendices

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

 

Table footnotes

Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

 

Figure

Note that the maximum number of figures allowed is 6. Multiple figures can be expressed as one figure (for e.g. 1a, 1b, 1c etc...), while retaining the maximum limit of 6.

 

Tables

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Note that the maximum number of tables is 6. 

 

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MyJAS Code of Ethics

Authors of MyJAS must confirm the following:

 

  1. Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s)
  2. Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted
  3. It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently
  4. Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated
  5. Acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript
  6. All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor.

 

Reviewers of MyJAS must confirm the following:

 

  1. That all manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s)
  2. That any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor
  3. That all information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential
  4. That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor

 

Editors of MyJAS must confirm the following:

 

  1. That all manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of authors
  2. That information pertaining manuscripts are kept confidential
  3. That any observed conflict of interest pertaining manuscripts must be disclosed

 

The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.

 

 

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.

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  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
 

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