American Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research
Guide for Authors
1. Online Submissions
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2. General Requirements
Important notes: If you submit manuscripts via the online submission system, the first step is to register as a user of this site, make sure to check to register as Author, then you may add yourself as a Reader or a Reviewer as you like. When you upload your files, the manuscript main text is uploaded as the SUBMISSION FILE, and all other files are uploaded as SUPPLEMENTAL FILES, such as figures, cover letter, etc.
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via our website, submissions via regular postal mail are not acceptable at the moment. Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including references, tables, and figure legends). Journal does not enforce a word limit for the manuscript, neither has a word limit for figures, tables, legends and references.
Before submitting online, authors are asked to have their manuscript saved in word file and each figure saved as a separate electronic file, preferably named as "figure 1.tif," "figure 2.jpg," etc.
We will also allow no more than 10 figures and tables, with a maximum of 6 panels per figure.
Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have been submitted solely to our journal and that they have not been previously published, either in whole or in part. our Journals are fully peer- reviewed journal. The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in all matter published in the Journal.
A cover letter should accompany the manuscript. It should include the name, mailing address, telephone and FAX numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
3. Type of Manuscripts
The manuscript should be written in English and the editors reserve the right to make appropriate corrections in grammar and style.
Please refer a manuscript template HERE
Should report original research not previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts may be edited to improve clarity and expression.
Though usually solicited, readers are encouraged to write about any cutting edge topics that relates to specific journals, unsolicited topical commentaries of interest of maximum 3000 words will be welcomed for consideration.
In-depth reviews of recent developments are welcome, and will undergo peer review. Reviews should have an abstract of up to 350 words.
There is no word limit or figure limit for case(s) report.
Summary of meetings
Brief of medical conferences in up-to-date topics of relevant fields will be considered publication on relevant journals.
4. Preperation of Original Articles
Original Articles are full-length reports of original research and will be considered for either the Clinical Research or the Basic Research. All articles should cover topics relevant to clinical and basic studies in Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Title: Include animal species. Use no abbreviations.
Limit: 150 characters with spaces.
Short Title: limit 45 characters (with spaces).
Include first and last names of all authors, and name and full location of department and institution where work was performed.
List grant support and other assistance if applicable.
Provide name, complete address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number of corresponding author.
All authors must disclose any financial arrangement(s) they may have with a company whose product figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product.
Limit: 350 words. Organize according to the following headings: Background & Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Do not use footnotes, or references.
Provide up to 8 keywords.
Should be brief and set out the purposes for which the study has been performed along with relevant previous studies only wherever essential and necessary.
Materials and methods
Should be sufficiently detailed so that readers and reviewers can understand precisely what has been done without studying the references directly. The description may be abbreviated when well accepted techniques are used. Describe ethical guidelines followed, for human or animal studies. Cite approval of institutional human research review committee or animal welfare committee. Outline statistical methods used. When describing the results of hypothesis testing, report P values and/or confidence intervals. Using phrases such as "not significant" is not sufficient. Identify drugs and chemicals used by generic name, if trademarks are mentioned, manufacturer name and city are given.
Should be presented precisely and directly. Do not include discussion of their importance in this section of the manuscript.
Tables should be prepared without use of tabs; most table editor programs can be uploaded successfully.
Images: Images can be clinical, pathologic (gross or microscopic), endoscopic, or radiographic. They should be of high quality (300 dpi or greater, clear, and in good focus), and illustrate well the diagnosis. Color files should be submitted in the CMYK color space. Authors are encouraged to present color figures in a manner that will allow the data to be interpreted by colorblind readers.
If your figures include text, an 8 to 10 point font should be used. Acceptable fonts are "sans serif" fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, and Myriad. Examples of unacceptable fonts ("serif" fonts) are Times.
Photographs of identifiable patients must have written permission to publish from the patient.
Line art and graphs: any graphs or line art you submit are at a resolution of at least 300 dpi so that they are readable to reviewers.
Accepted figure file formats: We support the following file formats: .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png, .tif, .eps. When sending image files, please do not embed them in Word or PowerPoint. You may submit mixed file formats such as image1.jpg, image2.tif, image3.eps. Preferred figure file formats: .tiff, .psd .eps and .jpg.
Image file formats not supported at this time: ChemDraw, CorelDraw, Canvas, FreeHand, Excel, SigmaPlot, and Equation Editor. You may export image files from these programs as PDF, Jpeg, or other acceptable file formats.
File naming convention: Figures should be named consecutively such as "figure 1.tif," "figure 2.jpg," etc., with the file extension appended (.tif, .jpg, .eps, etc). Each figure should be saved as a separate electronic file. Authors must be aware of that color figure printing fee will be incurred. If the manuscript is reviewed with color figures, and the author does not wish to pay for printing color figures, the authors may choose to have their color figures printed in grayscale or black-and-white. Color figures are always free online.
Discussion should be directly relate to the study being reported. Do not include a general review of the topic only. An in-depth and insightful discussion in regarding to the new findings is encouraged.
Number references in the order cited as Arabic numerals in parentheses on the line. Only literature that is published or in press (with the name of the publication known) may be numbered and listed; abstracts and letters to the editor may be cited. Other materials, such as manuscripts submitted, unpublished data, personal communications, and the like, should not be cited.
List all authors up to seven, using "et al." when the number is greater than seven.
offe SW, Dewolf M, Shih J, McManus DD, Spencer FA, Lessard D, Gore JM, et al. Trends in the medical management of patients with heart failure. J Clin Med Res. 2013;5(3):194-204.
Watson JD. The Double Helix. New York: Atheneum, 1968:1-6. Book Chapters
Hofmann AF. The enterohepatic circulation of bile acids in health and disease.In: Sleisinger MH, Fordtran JS, eds. Gastrointestinal Disease. Volume 1. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1993:127-150.
Figure and table legends
Please do not embed or flatten the text into the image files. Legends should be in Word file and start from a new page, and numbered corresponding to the appearing order in the text.
5. Preparation of Review
Review article should include title page, an abstract (not more 350 words) and an introduction section, followed by the review.
6. Preparations of Letter to the Editor, Editorial
These should have a title page, a main body of text and references. They do not need the abstract and introduction section.
7. Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent
The authors should declare any conflict of interests related to the manuscript. Published research must comply with the guidelines for human studies and animal welfare regulations. Authors should state that subjects have given their informed consent and that the study protocol has been approved by the institute’s committee on human research. Further, they should also state that animal experiments conform to institutional standards.
8. Peer-Review Process
Reviewers provide comments for the editor and for the authors. The Journal expects reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential communications and not to use the content for their own purposes or make copies of the manuscripts. Reviewers are also expected to declare to the editor any possible conflicts of interest. Details for peer-review process:
The peer-review process and editorial scrutiny are the main mechanisms for ensuring the quality of published articles. To this end, the submitted articles are rigorously peer-reviewed to ensure the high quality submissions are accepted and published; these published articles reflect the up-to-date research findings, with reliable and sound results, objective and unbiased discussion of the results. The journals’s editorial board is composed of research scientists and medical specialists with rich research and publication experiences.
The single most important criterion for acceptance is the originality of the work. However, a decision to accept a manuscript is not based solely on the scientific validity of its content. Other factors may affect decisions, such factors are, but not limited to, the extent and importance of new information in the paper compared with that in other papers being considered, the Journal's need to represent a wide range of topics, and the overall suitability for Journal Clinical Medicine Research. Decisions on peer-reviewed papers are sent to the authors within an average of 2-3 weeks from the date of submission.
The single most important criterion for acceptance is the originality of the work. However, a decision to accept a manuscript is not based solely on the scientific validity of its content. Other factors may affect decisions, such factors are, the extent and importance of new information in the paper compared with that in other papers being considered, the Journal's need to represent a wide range of topics, and the overall suitability for related journals.
Decisions on peer-reviewed papers are sent to the authors via email within an average of 3 weeks from the date of submission.
10. Open Access Publishing Charge
This is an open access journal, an open access Article Publishing Charge is required for accepted articles, fees vary from article types, click here for rates details. Upon acceptance for publication, this fee is payable, an invoice will be sent to the submitting author or corresponding author.
Accepted papers are subject to copyediting according to the style of related journals, authors will be sent galleys (HTML and PDF) for proofreading. The authors need to approve all the statements contained in the article including the changes the copyeditor has made before publication.
The statements and opinions contained in this journal are solely those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors or the publisher. The appearance of advertisements in the Journal is not a warranty, endorsement or approval of the products or services advertised or of their safety. The Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.
13. Corrections and Retractions
If serious error or scientific misconduct occurs, the article will be retracted during any stage of publishing. If the paper with error has been published, and the error is minor without affecting the overall results and conclusions of the study, a correction statement will be published in the next available issue. If errors occur during the editing/copyediting or proofreading because of the publisher, a correction will be published as erratum.
14. Manuscript Funding Agencies
If your manuscript was NIH- or HHMI-funded, or funded by UK, Europe or Canada agencies, you may click here for more information of Pubmed Central deposit after your article published.
15. 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.
16. Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
American Science Publishing publishes articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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