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3. Submission Policy

All authors must read and agree to terms in our Submission Policy before submitting a manuscript to European Journal of Sciences (EJS)®

3.1 Manuscript Submission

All author(s) who submit manuscript to European Journal of Sciences (EJS)® must agree to the points below.

3.1.1 Scope

European Journal of Sciences (EJS)® covers all scientific areas including but not limited to physical sciences, biological sciences, chemical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer sciences, engineering sciences, environmental sciences and earth sciences. For example, in biological sciences, the topics may include but not limited to Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, Immunology, Genomics and Proteomics, Cellular Biology, Plant Biology, Animal Biology, Human Biology and Genetics.

3.1.2 Types of paper

European Journal of Sciences (EJS)® accepts original research articles, mini or in-depth reviews and short communications.

Articles must be written in English.

3.1.3 Criteria for submission

3.1.3.1 Author can submit work on any topic mentioned in the scope of the journal. The content should be original, unique and the presentation must be of potential interest to the readers.

The work described should not have been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis) and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. It is implied that all author(s) who submit to our peer-reviewed journals agree to this. If any part of the manuscript has been published previously, author must clearly state to the editor.

If plagiarism in any form is detected anytime during the peer review and editorial process, the manuscript will be rejected and a response will be sought from the authors. The editors may contact the author’s head of department or institute and can also choose to contact the author’s funding agency. See Section 4 for our Plagiarism Policy.

3.1.3.2 The corresponding (submitting) author should ensure that all agreements between multiple authors has been achieved. The corresponding author will manage all communication between the editor and on behalf of all co-authors if any, before and after publication. He/she is also responsible for managing communication between co-authors.

Authors must ensure the following:

a. The data in the submission is original

b. The presentation of the data has been approved

c. The obstacles to sharing of data, materials, or reagents etc which are used in the work are minimal.

3.1.3.3 The average length for research articles is 2500-3000 words and for short communications is upto 1500 words. Review articles, case study reports and clinical reports can have varied lengths.

Research articles and short communications should accompany:

Title Page

Main Text

Figures

Tables

References

5 keywords must be provided. Acknowledgements must be added in the end before references. We use Harvard formatting and style for references.

3.1.4 Authorship

The authors who submit to European Journal of Sciences (EJS)® could be academics, scientists, researchers and/or scholars who have extensive first-hand knowledge of the subject matter. They may have sound credentials for writing about the topic and would also have made significant contribution in the area described.

3.1.4.1 Author Listing

Authors must meet all of the following conditions and no author should be omitted from the list if he/she meets all these criteria.

a. substantial contributions to conception and design of the study, performing experiments and/or analysis of data;

b. drafting the manuscript or revising it;

c. agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work and ensuring that queries/questions related to the accuracy or integrity of the research work carried out are appropriately resolved.

d. final approval of the manuscript version by all authors and tacitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.

There is no limit to the number of authors for a manuscript. Authors are expected to carefully examine the listing order before submitting their manuscript and provide a definitive list at the time of the original submission. First and last authors are important. Equal contribution of two or more authors must be clearly stated. For non-authors who have proof read or evaluated with manuscript, their names should be included in the ‘Acknowledgments’ Section. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. An email from the corresponding author requesting the change needs to be sent to Editor-in-Chief of the journal which should include written confirmation that all authors agree with any addition, removal or rearrangement. Under no circumstances will we consider any changes in the listing of authors once the manuscript has been accepted.

The author(s) must declare any competing interests.

3.1.4.2 Author Affiliation

The primary affiliation for every author should be the institution/organisation/university where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address can also be stated. If authors are part of a consortium, only the name of the consortia should be indicated and author names can be included in a foot note. Emails of all authors apart from corresponding authors must be provided. Authors must ensure that they provide up to date information about email and address.

3.1.4.3 Confidentiality

Our journal editors will treat the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat any communication with the journal as confidential including reviewers’ reports. Material from the communication must not be posted on any website.

3.1.4.4 Article Retraction

See Section 5 for our Retraction Policy.

If authorship is disputed after publication but there is no reason to doubt the validity of the study or the reliability of the data then the publication will not be retracted. Instead a corrigendum will be issued along with necessary evidences.

All authors must agree that they cannot dissociate themselves from a retracted publication because it is the joint responsibility of all authors when they submit manuscript to our journal. Authors should have no reason to legally challenge a retraction. Before retraction, we will conduct a proper investigation and editor may decide to contact author’s institute or funding agency to discuss the matter. Editor-in-chief’s decision will be final.

3.1.5 Article Submission

Authors can submit manuscripts electronically on epress page of European Journal of Sciences (EJS)® click http://www.epress.ac.uk/ejs/webforms/author.php or manuscripts can be emailed to Editors@EJSci.com

Authors receive an acknowledgment email upon manuscript submission and this date is the original ‘Data of Submission’. Authors can track their manuscripts through the peer review and editorial process at any time by clicking on a link provided to them in acknowledgement email.

3.1.6. Licensing

All articles in European Journal of Sciences (EJS)® are published under the creative commons license, which allows reuse and redistribution with attribution to the authors. See Section 6 for our Copyright and License policy

All authors are required to agree to our licence requirements when submitting their work. By submitting manuscript to our journals and agreeing to this licence, the corresponding/submitting author agrees on behalf of all authors that:

a. the work is original, has not previously been published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere; and

b. the author(s) has obtained permission to use any material which has been sourced from third parties (e.g. illustrations or charts), and the terms have been granted.

3.1.7 Timeline

Ideally, we aim to complete the peer review process in eight weeks. However, practically this may take up to nine to twelve months or even longer in rare circumstances depending upon satisfactory completion of peer review and editorial process. Final decision will rest with the Editor-in-chief.

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