Editorial Policy

Authors should read the Instructions for Authors before making a submission, and make sure that the manuscripts are written in accordance with the style and specifications of the journal.

All submissions are subject to rigorous peer review. Prior to the peer review process, all manuscripts will be pre-screened for conformity with the theme and scope of the journal, significance of the work (and novelty for original research article and short communications), and language used.

All submissions, accessory files, article metadata and author metadata will be treated confidential. The manuscripts will only be disclosed to editorial staff, reviewers and editors who participate in the pre-screening, review, processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication.

A paper would not be considered for publication if it has been published or is currently under consideration for publication in other journals. In the cover letter, authors must confirm and state that neither the manuscript nor any significant part of it is under consideration for publication elsewhere or has appeared elsewhere in a manner that could be construed as a prior or duplication of the same work.

The authors are required to notify the editorial team if the findings and data in their submissions have been presented in conferences.