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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Peer Review Process


Each of Gratis Open Access journals are led by an Editor-in-Chief and supported by an international Board of Associate Editors, comprised of respected researchers in relevant fields. We publish articles that are methodologically sound, that are worthy of inclusion in the scholarly record, and that further research and discourse in the relevant field of study. Our goal is to make initial decision on submissions within 21 calendar days.
After receiving the manuscript and concluded that the topic falls under journal’s scope, the manuscript will be sent for editorial review and external peer review. Once the review is done, the reviewers will return the manuscript along with the comments to the Editorial Assistant who will forward them to author for manuscript revision. Once the revised manuscript is received from author, it will again be sent to the reviewers for acceptance and after acceptance, the manuscript and supporting files will be immediately processed for publication, a process taking approximately 20 business days, if all supporting files are in order.


 


Manuscript Preparation Guidelines


Research Article


Title page
The title page should:
present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design
list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
indicate the corresponding author
Abstract
The abstract should be written in one paragraph of 200 to 300 words. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.
Keywords
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.
List of abbreviations
If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations should be provided.
Introduction
The Background section should explain the background to the study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature and why this study was necessary.
Materials and methods
The methods section should include:
the design and setting of the study
the characteristics of participants or description of materials
a clear description of all processes, interventions and comparisons. Generic names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses
the type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate
Results
This should include the findings of the study including, if appropriate, results of statistical analysis which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures.
Discussion
For research articles this section should discuss the implications of the findings in context of existing research and highlight limitations of the study. For study protocols and methodology manuscripts this section should include a discussion of any practical or operational issues involved in performing the study and any issues not covered in other sections.
Conclusions
This should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study to the field.
Declarations
All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations':
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Consent for publication
Availability of data and material
Competing interests
Funding
Authors' contributions
Acknowledgements
References
General format for all references:
Article: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal. Year of publication;volume(issue):page numbers.
Hafez DM, Huang JY, Richardson JC, Masliah E, PetersonDA, Marr RA. F-spondin gene transfer improvesmemory performance and reduces amyloid-? levels in mice. Neuroscience. 2012;223:465-472.
Book: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of Book. Edition number (if beyond first). City, state of publication: publisher name; year of publication.
Newberg, Andrew, et al. Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. 1. ed, Ballantine Books, 2001.
Author names in all references:
For materials with 1-6 authors or editors, list all author or editor names.
For materials with more than 7 authors or editors, list the first three, then abbreviate with et al.
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.


Case Report


Title page
The title page should:
present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design e.g.:"A versus B in the treatment of C: a randomized controlled trial", "X is a risk factor for Y: a case control study", "What is the impact of factor X on subject Y: A systematic review, A case report etc."
or, for non-clinical or non-research studies: a description of what the article reports
list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors:
indicate the corresponding author
Abstract
The abstract should be written in one paragraph of 200 to 300 words. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.
Keywords
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.
List of abbreviations
If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations should be provided.
Introduction
The Introduction section should explain the background to the case report or study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature.
Case presentation
This section should include a description of the patient’s relevant demographic details, medical history, symptoms and signs, treatment or intervention, outcomes and any other significant details.
Discussion and Conclusions
This should discuss the relevant existing literature and should state clearly the main conclusions, including an explanation of their relevance or importance to the field.
Declarations
All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations':
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Consent for publication
Availability of data and material
Competing interests
Funding
Authors' contributions
Acknowledgements
References
General format for all references:
Article: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal. Year of publication;volume(issue):page numbers.
Hafez DM, Huang JY, Richardson JC, Masliah E, Peterson DA, Marr RA. F-spondin gene transfer improves memory performance and reduces amyloid-? levels in mice. Neuroscience. 2012;223:465-472.
Book: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of Book. Edition number (if beyond first). City, state of publication: publisher name; year of publication.
Newberg, Andrew, et al. Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. 1. ed, Ballantine Books, 2001.
Author names in all references:
For materials with 1-6 authors or editors, list all author or editor names.
For materials with more than 7 authors or editors, list the first three, then abbreviate with et al.
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.


Review Article


Title page
The title page should:
Present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design e.g.:
"A versus B in the treatment of C: a randomized controlled trial", "X is a risk factor for Y: a case control study", "What is the impact of factor X on subject Y: A systematic review"
or for non-clinical or non-research studies: a description of what the article reports
list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
indicate the corresponding author
Abstract
The Abstract should not exceed 350 words and should be structured with a background, main body of the abstract and short conclusion. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.
Keywords
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.
Introduction
The Background section should explain the background to the article, its aims, a summary of a search of the existing literature and the issue under discussion.
Main text
This should contain the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.
Conclusions
This should state clearly the main conclusions and include an explanation of their relevance or importance to the field.
Declarations
All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations':
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Consent for publication
Availability of data and material
Competing interests
Funding
Authors' contributions
Acknowledgements
References
General format for all references:
Article: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal. Year of publication;volume(issue):page numbers.
Hafez DM, Huang JY, Richardson JC, Masliah E, Peterson DA, Marr RA. F-spondin gene transfer improves memory performance and reduces amyloid-? levels in mice. Neuroscience. 2012;223:465-472.
Book: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of Book. Edition number (if beyond first). City, state of publication: publisher name; year of publication.
Newberg, Andrew, et al. Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. 1. ed, Ballantine Books, 2001.
Author names in all references:
For materials with 1-6 authors or editors, list all author or editor names.
For materials with more than 7 authors or editors, list the first three, then abbreviate with et al.
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.


Letter to Editor


Title page
The title page should:
present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design e.g.:
"A versus B in the treatment of C: a randomized controlled trial", "X is a risk factor for Y: a case control study", "What is the impact of factor X on subject Y: A systematic review"
or for non-clinical or non-research studies: a description of what the article reports
list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
indicate the corresponding author
Keywords
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.
List of abbreviations
If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations should be provided.
Main text
This should contain the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.
NB: Please note that Letters to the Editor do not have an abstract.
Declarations
All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations':
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Consent for publication
Availability of data and material
Competing interests
Funding
Authors' contributions
Acknowledgements
References
General format for all references:
Article: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal. Year of publication;volume(issue):page numbers.
Hafez DM, Huang JY, Richardson JC, Masliah E, Peterson DA, Marr RA. F-spondin gene transfer improves memory performance and reduces amyloid-? levels in mice. Neuroscience. 2012;223:465-472.
Book: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of Book. Edition number (if beyond first). City, state of publication: publisher name; year of publication.
Newberg, Andrew, et al. Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. 1. ed, Ballantine Books, 2001.
Author names in all references:
For materials with 1-6 authors or editors, list all author or editor names.
For materials with more than 7 authors or editors, list the first three, then abbreviate with et al.
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.


Short Communication


Title page
The title page should:
present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design e.g.:
"A versus B in the treatment of C: a randomized controlled trial", "X is a risk factor for Y: a case control study", "What is the impact of factor X on subject Y: A systematic review"
or for non-clinical or non-research studies: a description of what the article reports
list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
indicate the corresponding author
Keywords
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.
List of abbreviations
If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations should be provided.
Main text
This should contain the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.
NB: Please note that Letters to the Editor do not have an abstract.
Declarations
All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations':
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Consent for publication
Availability of data and material
Competing interests
Funding
Authors' contributions
Acknowledgements
References
General format for all references:
Article: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal. Year of publication;volume(issue):page numbers.
Hafez DM, Huang JY, Richardson JC, Masliah E, Peterson DA, Marr RA. F-spondin gene transfer improves memory performance and reduces amyloid-? levels in mice. Neuroscience. 2012;223:465-472.
Book: Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of Book. Edition number (if beyond first). City, state of publication: publisher name; year of publication.
Newberg, Andrew, et al. Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. 1. ed, Ballantine Books, 2001.
Author names in all references:
For materials with 1-6 authors or editors, list all author or editor names.
For materials with more than 7 authors or editors, list the first three, then abbreviate with et al.
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.


Publication Fee


Authors can publish and make their research work open access in all the journals of Gratis Open Access Publishers. All the articles are available free for the readers to read, download in any format. The work can be copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.
To support the publication cost a article processing fee will be charged from the author. Article Processing Charges are needed to be paid by the author or the organization once the article is accepted for publication. The publication fee of an article is $799 for all article types except Letters, Short communication and Commentary, which is $599.