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IJFNS | Guide to Authors
Premier Publishers is committed to maintain the integrity of the publishing the most objective and unbiased scientific information possible. Premier Publishers cannot accept an article if it is not the author’s original work, has been published elsewhere before, or is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts must contain original material. The only exception allows authors to submit and present abstracts (which might include oral presentations, presentations in books, posters, slides and other media types related to the abstract) of their research in open, scientific meetings.
The article must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or in any way infringe the rights of others or criticise personal or religious sentiments.
The author must Include a cover letter as an attachment.
All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article and the following information should be included should be included in the submitted article
- Paper title
- Full author names
- Full institutional mailing addresses
- Email addresses
The author(s) must be the owner of the copyright and is solely responsible for all the content in the article.
Incorrect grammar, language use, or syntax may distract readers from the science being communicated and may lead to less favorable reviews. To help reduce this possibility, we strongly encourage authors to have their manuscripts reviewed for clarity by colleagues. If the authors’ native language is not English, we strongly encourage review and editing by a colleague whose native language is English or the use of an English language editing service.
The corresponding author (or coauthor designee) will serve on behalf of all coauthors as the primary correspondent with the editorial office during the submission and review process. If the manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author will review an edited typescript and proof, make decisions regarding release of information in the manuscript to the news media, federal agencies, or both, and will be identified as the corresponding author in the published article. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the Acknowledgment section of the manuscript is complete. “Acknowledgment” is the general term for the list of contributions, disclosures, credits, and other information included at the end of the text of a manuscript but before the references. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the conflict of interest disclosures reported in the Acknowledgment section of the manuscript are accurate, up-to-date, and consistent with the information provided in each author’s
The author(s) is (are) entitled to accept the terms and conditions. In submitting an article, the author complies with these conditions and Premier Publishers presume that the author has taken full cognisance of our Publication Ethics for Authors.
Authors and reviewers are expected to notify editors if a manuscript could be considered to report dual use research of concern (ie, research that could be misused by others to pose a threat to public health and safety, agriculture, plants, animals, the environment, or material). The editor in chief will evaluate manuscripts that report potential dual use research of concern and, if necessary, consult additional reviewers.
An article that is thought by the editors to be not relevant to readers, outside of scope or very unlikely to be accepted may be rejected without review. All manuscripts considered for publication are peer reviewed. Peer reviewers are selected by the editors based on their expertise in the topic of the manuscript; generally at least 2 reviews are required before a decision is rendered. Authors may suggest appropriate reviewers and may also suggest reviewers who should not review the manuscript.
Authors are expected to write out their personal information in a cover letter that should include the corresponding author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author's surname, as an attachment.
If the Author wishes to abandon the review process or remove his/her article from elsewhere in the system before publication, the article must be formally withdrawn in writing before it can be submitted to another journal. Non-compliance with any of the above conditions may result in sanctions.
Publication of an article in the Premier Publishers is not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication. Authors may still request (in advance) that the editorial office waive some of the processing fee under special circumstances. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment ONLY after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.
Manuscript Submission Style
The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. It should be self-contained and citation-free.
Keywords: 5 to 10 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.
The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution in such a manner that should be intelligible to scholars and researchers from a broad range of scientific disciplines. This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.
Materials and Methods
The Materials and Methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
Results and Discussion
The Results and Discussion should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)'s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section and also should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.
Artwork should be supplied as EPS, GIF, TIFFor JPEG files.
Lettering should be planned for 50% reduction; text should be readable after reduction.
Illustrations should be referred to as Figure 1, Figure 2 etc.
FIGURE, TABLE, EQUATION: should be spelled out in text, capitalized. Figure 1, Table 1 Equation (9).
TABLES. Number consecutively and type on a numbered, separate page. Please use arabic numerals and supply a heading.
Column headings should be explanatory and carry units. Do not include vertical rules.
UNITS & ABBREVIATIONS. SI units should be used.
SYMBOLS. A list of symbols used and their meanings should be included if a large number of symbols appears in the text.
HEADINGS. Your article should be structured into sections. Normally two headings are used as follows:
Main Subhead: DESIGN OF A MICROWAVE INSTALLATION [all capital letters, centred]
Secondary Subhead: Principal of the Design Method [capitalize first letter of main words, left justified]
EQUATIONS. Number equations with arabic numbers enclosed in parentheses at the right-hand margin. Type superscripts and subscripts clearly above or below the baseline, or mark them with a caret. Be sure that all symbols, letters, and numbers are distinguishable (e.g., 0 for zero, one or lowercase ''el'', ''vee'' or Greek nu).
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and supporting grants, funds, etc should be brief.
References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, individual communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text (e.g., C.k. Palmer, Harvard University, United States, individual communication). Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references and for correct text citation.
In-text Reference citations
Shakespeare (1999), Gordimer et al. (2001), (Colsby, 1995), (Soyinka and Achebe, 2002), (Morrison, 1996; , 1987a,b; Obama, 1994, 1995), (Okigbo et al., 2001)
Several studies (Soenaryo, 2004; Lemeshow and Levy, 1999) showed that a minimum of two 24-hour recalls ….. in underfives.
Lemeshow and Levy (1999) revealed that…….
Nazni et al. (2009) or (Nazni et al., 2009: 98-100)
Lemeshow S, Levy PS (1999). Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications. 3rd edn. New York, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc, pp. 18-19.
Maleta K, Kuittinen J, Duggan MB, Briend A, Manary M, Wales J, Kulmala T, Ashorn P. (2004). Supplementary feeding of underweight, stunted Malawian children with a ready-to-use food. J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 38: 152-158.
Steinbrook R, Ross JS. "Transparency reports" on industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals [published online ahead of print February 14, 2012]. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.211.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS proposals to implement certain disclosure provisions of the Affordable Care Act. http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/factsheet.asp?Counter=4221. Accessed January 30, 2012.
McPhee SJ, Winker MA, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ, eds. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical; 2011.