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GUIDE TO AUTHORS
Please read and follow these instructions carefully; doing so will ensure that the publication of your manuscript is as rapid and efficient as possible. The Publisher reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions.
Submission of manuscripts
Authors should submit Word or rich-text files by the ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM.
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It is a condition of publication that authors grant an exclusive licence to Medwell Journals. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently, and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications, provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Medwell Journals is notified in writing and in advance.
Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If previously published figures, tables, or parts of text are to be included, the copyright-holder’s permission must have been obtained prior to submission.
All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter that includes a brief overview of the manuscript and the corresponding and contacting author contact information including full name, e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address (corresponding author and contacting author). It should also specify the number of display items (figures and tables), the number of attachments (manuscript, figures, Supplementary Information if any), and their formats.
It must include a statement indicating that the article has not been published in another publication and is not being submitted simultaneously to another journal.
Preparation of the manuscript
General: Papers must be clearly written in English. If you would like additional help with the quality of your written English, including grammar, spelling, and language usage consult American Journal Expert (http://www.journalexperts.com/). The format of different types of articles is as under:
Format of Research Articles
Research articles present original research and address a clearly stated specific hypothesis or question. Papers should provide novel approaches and new insights into the problem addressed. A research article should divide into the following headings:
Materials and Methods
Format of Review Articles
Review articles are an attempt by one or more authors to sum up the current state of the research on a particular topic. Ideally, the author searches for everything relevant to the topic, and then sorts it all out into a coherent view of the "state of the art" as it now stands. Interested scientists may write their review articles under the following headings:
Format of Short Communications
A short communication is for a concise, but independent report representing a significant contribution. Short communication is not intended to publish preliminary results.
It should be no more than 2500 words, and could include two figures or tables. It should have at least 8 references. Scientists may prepare their short communications under the following headings.
Materials and Methods
Tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. They should have a brief descriptive title placed at the top. A short description is also accepted. Footnotes can be included below the table. Tables cannot duplicate data contained in the text. Tables must be sent in Microsoft Word and have no links to the main document or other archives. Provide files at approximately the correct size they are to be printed (letter size).
Figures should be supplied in an electronic format at a suitable size for printing with the following resolutions: 600 dots per inch (dpi) for line drawings and combinations; 300 dpi for greyscale and colour. Colour figures must be supplied in CMYK not RGB colours. Please ensure that the prepared electronic image files print at a legible size and are of a high quality for publication.
At the end of the paper, in the References section the literature should be arranged in alphabetical order. If they have the same author, they should be in chronological order.
In the text: References must be cited in the text mentioning the last name of the author and year between parentheses. In case of two authors, both should be mentioned. When there are three or more authors, mention only the first author followed by et al. When two or more references are cited in the same parenthesis, the authors should be in chronological order. And if they have the same year, they should be in alphabetical order. Moreover, if there is more than one reference of the same author and the same year, they should be indicated with letters.
All manuscripts will undergo some editorial modification, so it is important to check proofs carefully. PDF page proofs will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author for checking. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked and returned within 48 hours. Corrections should be returned by annotated PDF, e-mail or fax. Extensive changes to the text may be charged to the author.
Corrections are made if the publication record is seriously affected by the academic accuracy of published information. Where these amendments concern peer-reviewed material, the correction will be published as a formal notice (erratum) in a subsequent issue.
Authors publishing with Science Publications retain the copyright of their work . This license allows others to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, provided that the original work is properly cited.
By submitting a manuscript for publication, Authors agree to the following terms.
Authors will own the copyright to the Article.
The manuscript submitted for publication is the author’s original work.
Authors hereby grant to Al-Kunooze Scientific Journal a free and unrestricted license to disseminate the Article electronically to anybody who asks for it.
All authors participated in the work in a substantive way and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work.
All authors have seen and approved the manuscript as submitted.
The manuscript has not been published and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere.
The text, illustrations and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.
No responsibility is assumed by Al-Kunooze Scientific Journal, its staff or members of the editorial board for any injury or change to person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence or otherwise of any methods, product instruction or ideas contained in this publication.
The purpose of peer review is to improve the quality of the manuscript under review, and of the material that is eventually published. Conscientious peer review is a time¬-consuming task but is essential to assure the quality of scientific journals. Al-Kunooze Scientific Journal are very grateful for the time and effort you invest in the review process. The International Journal of Primatology adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines (http://publicationethics.org). We strive to ensure that peer review is fair, unbiased and timely. Decisions to accept or reject a manuscript for publication are based on the manuscript’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal. We use a wide range of sources to identify potential reviewers, including the editorial board, personal knowledge, author suggestions, and bibliographic databases. Reviewers’ evaluations play a major role in our decision as to whether to accept a manuscript for publication. Al-Kunooze Scientific Journal operates a double-blind review process in which the identities of the authors are hidden from the reviewers, and identities of the reviewers are hidden from the authors. Reviewers can choose to sign their reviews if they wish.
Notes for Reviewer
Reviews should be conducted fairly and objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. If the research reported in the manuscript is flawed, criticize the science, not the scientist. Personal criticism is likely to lead an author to ignore useful comments, making your review less useful to your field. Criticisms should be objective, not merely differences of opinion, and intended to help the author improve his or her paper.
You should decline to review manuscripts in which you have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
If your previous or present connection with the author(s) or an author's institution might be construed as creating a conflict of interest, but no actual conflict exists, please include this issue in your confidential comments to the editor. If in doubt, please contact the Editor who requested the review before accepting.
Respect the confidentiality of the manuscript, which is sent to you in confidence. You should not discuss unpub¬lished manuscripts with colleagues or use the information in your own work. If you feel a colleague is more qualified than you to review the paper, do not pass the manuscript on to that person without first requesting permission to do so from the editor. Your review and your recommendation should also be considered confidential.
If you choose to remain anonymous, ensure that you avoid comments to the authors that might serve as clues to your identity.
TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT
In order to protect creative works of authors from plagiarism and other unlawful uses as well as to protect work and investments of the publisher in the production, marketing and distribution of the articles written by the authors, the publisher requests a formal written transfer of copyright from the author(s) for each article published. The publisher and authors are also concerned in maintaining the integrity of a refereed and accepted for publication article. In order to protect that reference value and validation process effectively, we ask that the authors recognize that distribution (including the Internet and other on-line means) of the accepted for publication article is best administered by the publisher. Please complete and return this form promptly.
Please read the terms of this agreement, and attach a scanned copy of the signed original to the Editorial System of the journal.
Al-Kunooze Scientific Journal
Article entitled: ..................................................................................................................
1. Copyright Assignment
The author hereby assigns to Chief of Editor the copyright in the above article, throughout the world, in any form, in any language, for the full term of copyright, effective upon acceptance for publication.
2. Rights of Authors
Authors retain the following rights:
- All proprietary rights relating to the article, other than copyright, such as patent rights,
- The right to use the substance of the article in future own works, including lectures and books.
An author may self-archive an author-created version of his/her article on his/her own website and or in his/her institutional repository. He/she may also deposit this version on his/her funder’s or funder’s designated repository at the funder’s request or as a result of a legal obligation.
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