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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.
  • Authors are to ensure compliance with the checklist. Non–compliant submissions will be returned to the authors.
  • Title :-
    Should be concise, informative and comprehensible to lay readers and avoid abbreviations or formulae.
  • Author names & Affiliations : -
    Check that all names are correctly spelt, and affiliation addresses (where actual work was done) are provided in full. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter/number 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. In case the author has moved since the submitted work, a permanent or present address can be provided in the footnotes.
  • Corresponding Author :-
    Designate a person clearly who will handle correspondence at all stages of submission management. Ensure up to date email address is provided.
  • Abstract :-
    The abstract should meet article guidelines and ensure that it is concise and factual. The abstract should be standalone, avoid references and should avoid non-standard abbreviations. It should cover the theme of the review, the areas covered and major conclusions.
  • Manuscript :-
    Should comply with type of submission under submission guidelines. 5 keywords are to be selected for each article. Ensure that all figures and tables include citations and are suitably cited in the text. Ensure the provision of graphical abstract and supplementary information files is provided where required.
    Manuscripts should ensure compliance with the copyright status of included material, with relevant declarations of interest.
  • Referees :-
    As part of a cover letter with the manuscript, do submit the name, affiliation and email addresses of five potential referees. Referees should be knowledgeable about the subject but have no close connection with the authors and should comply with guidelines published here:
    The editors may or may not contact the suggested referees.

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