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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 it is submitted to 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

      • Introduction:

All articles should be original research papers presented with high quality research work and novel scientific findings. The article should be submitted in as word documents and PDF files.

      • Types of articles:

Original paper: it presents high quality research work showing important and novel scientific findings. Review paper: It should not be a literature survey.  It should include a deep review and analysis in topics related to SESD themes with insight about recent research and where it is heading in the future. It is recommended to send a proposal to the editorial board prior to writing the review article for evaluation of its suitability to the journal publication.  

      • Check list before article submission:

The following items should be checked before article submission:

      • All names of the authors are included in the manuscript
      • Corresponding author contact address, e- mail, and ORCID no. are provided
      • Manuscript has an abstract followed by keywords
      • Tables and figures are titled and in the right place and cited correctly in the text.
      • Manuscript has been checked for spelling and grammar mistakes.
      • All references are written properly and cited in the text.
      • If any photos or other material has been taken from any sources, permission should be taken from these sources.
      • Competing of interest statement should be provided at end of the manuscript.
      • Fund resource statement should be provided at end of the manuscript.
      • Authors contribution statement according to CRediT roles should be provided at end of the manuscript.
        1. Manuscript Preparation:

4.1. Formatting requirements:The manuscript must contain the essential elements such as; Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Figures and Tables. If the article includes any Supplementary material, it should be included in the initial submission for peer review purposes. The article should be divided into sections.4.2. Article structureSections and subsections: the article should be divided into sections and subsections with clearly defined numbers; e.g. 1.1, then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, .. , 1.2, …etc.

      •  Introduction

It should include the work objective, background, previous work, short literature survey and work contribution.

      •  Material and methods

Work methodology should be described in a way to allow work to be reproduced by other researchers.

      •  Results

Work results should be described clearly and discussed concisely indicating the significance of the work.

      • Conclusions:

It should describe the meaning of the results, especially in the framework of the subject. It should include general and specific conclusions but not the summary of the article.

      • Authorship statement

Authors should have substantial contribution to the research work or research article. The contribution can be classified study conception and design, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation. Writing first draft, revision, approval of final version and agreement for all aspects of the work related to its accuracy or integrity.To present author contributions, CRediT statement should be presented prior to acknowledgement. It offers authors chance to give accurate details about their contribution to the published work.  It contains: conceptualization, methodology, software, validation, investigation, resources, writing original draft, review and editing, supervision, funding. Authorship statements should be formatted with the names of authors first followed by CRediT role(s).

      •  Changes of authorship:

Authors are expected to agree on the order of listing their names before the submission of the manuscript. It is not accepted to do any changes such as: addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors’ manes after acceptance of the manuscript for publication by the ejournal Editors.

      • Conflicts of Interest:

The authors have no relevant financial or nonfinancial interest to disclose.

      • Data Availability Statement:

Authors are encouraged to include their data during submission to be available to other readers and researchers as a 'Data Availability' section in their manuscript, and the authors may refer to data hosted in ANY repository. It should be placed before the references statement example:  All data are available in the manuscript.

      • Funding source:

Authors are requested to identify the funding sources for any financial support to conduct the research work that resulted in the article preparation, specifying its role in any stage of the project: providing data, project design, analyzing and interpretation of data, writing the article and decision to submit the article for publication.If there are no funding sources, it should be stated. This research received no external funding.

      • References:

References should be consistent. It should contain: author/s names/s, journal title/ book title/ IEEE referencing style should be considered (attached a copy).

      • Other issues:

a. Title page informationa.1 Title

It should be short, Concise and informative. Author/s should avoid abbreviations as much as possible.

a.2. Author names and affiliations Author/s should indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are spelled correctly. The authors' affiliation addresses should be presented below the names (as indicated in the author’s submission form. Full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, the e-mail address and ORCID no. of each author.

a.3. Corresponding author The corresponding author, who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and post-publication, should be indicated clearly. He will be responsible for answering any queries about Methodology and Materials. His e-mail address should be given and updated. 

b. Line numbering text: Authors are requested to follow automatic line numbering system.

c. Figures and tables: Figures and tables should be embedded in the text and placed in the relevant text.

d. 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. 


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