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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 is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Regardless of the source of the word-processing tool used for paper preparation, only electronic Word (.doc, .docx) files can be submitted through the online submission platform.
  • 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

Instructions for Authors


Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.


Research Plus Journals uses Plagiarism Checker X https://plagiarismcheckerx.com/ to evaluate the submitted manuscript for plagiarism of content.


Authors submitting a manuscript for IJRS do so on the understanding that the research work is original and not plagiarized content. The authors understands and takes full responsibility for the content that they submit to the journal. Authors need to make sure that the manuscript submitted has not been published before, is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has been read and approved by all authors. The submission of the manuscript by the authors means that the authors automatically agree to assign copyright to the IJRS journal if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. Authors kindly make note of the following details before submission of articles online 1. Article should be in Microsoft Word format only 2. The figures or images in the manuscript must be clear and readable. The first page of the submitted article for review should include the paper's title, the abstract, a list of keywords indicating the paper's topic area(s), the authors' full names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.


Authors are required to submit fully formatted papers, with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for the final publication. Papers should be written in English conforming to the linked standard format (8.5" x 11" - US letter, Two-Column). You can find a copy of the standard recommended template for Microsoft Word formats here. Your paper must be printable in order to be accepted.


Structure of the Article:


An article should include the following parts: title, authors’ names, name and address of their work place, summary, keywords, introduction (the object and goal of the research, the methods applied, the review of literature and its analysis, etc.), the main text, conclusions or recommendations, references, short biographical note about the contributors at the end of the article (name, surname, academic title and scientific degree, duties, research interests).


DUTIES OF AUTHORS


Reporting standards


Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. 


Data Access and Retention


Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. 


Originality and Plagiarism


Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted.


Multiple Publications


An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 


Peer review


Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions. In the case of a first decision of "revisions necessary", authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.


Acknowledgement of Sources


Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.


Authorship of the Paper


Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest


All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Fundamental Errors in Published Works


When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.