Guide for Authors

Submission of manuscript:

Manuscripts must be submitted directly via online submission system:

http://submission.intelaquares.com/contacts?_action=loginForm

 

For those who are not registered yet, the registration needs to be done in advance.

The journal is free of charge for authors, and open access for readers worldwide.

  

Types of paper


Original Articles, Which reports the results of original research and is a comprehensive contribution to the subject, including introduction, experimental information and discussion of results.

Review Articles, A review is a critical evaluation of a defined subject of recent and current research in a specific field to which the author has made notable contributions. Using from more influential references is essential and makes it worthwhile for extending a comprehensive view related to subject.

Short Communications, Describing a novel case or concise account of new and significant findings to inform readers of preliminary or limited research results. It must be in shorter pages and lower citation and do not merit the status of an original article. Short communications are considered for a quicker publication procedure.


1- Original articles 

 

Submission process

Manuscripts have to be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript (as corresponding author), and must not be submitted by anyone on their behalf as a repetitive submission. The corresponding author takes responsibility for the whole article's affair during submission and peer review process.

The publication costs for International Aquatic Research are covered by IAU, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Manuscript must be submitted as one [word] file. If the submission process be interrupted at any time regarding internet connection; by returning to the site, authors can carry on to the place they left off last time.

In submission process, you are recommended to provide a cover letter, however it is not a mandatory field to follow. It provides an opportunity to explain why your manuscript should be eligible for being published in the journal, and to declare what other major potentials it might have. You will be also asked to provide the contact details (email addresses) of at least three potential peer reviewers for your manuscript. They must be experts in their field, who will be able to provide an assessment of the manuscript objectively, should not be current collaborators or members of the same research institution or university. Suggested reviewers might be considered alongside potential reviewers recommended by the Editor-in-Chief and/or Editorial Board members. 

 

File formats

Exclusively the following file format is acceptable for submitting the main manuscript document:

  • Microsoft Word (doc, docx)

 

Overview of manuscript sections for Original research (Original articles):

Manuscripts for Original research articles submitted to International Aquatic Research should be prepared and divided into the following sections:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results and discussion (or each in separate)
  • Conclusion(s)
  • List of abbreviations used (if any)
  • Competing interests
  • Authors' contributions (optional)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

 

Title page

In the first and separate page, the Title of the article must be provided without capital letters; the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors and the details of the corresponding author must be written in order.

 

Abstract

The Abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 350 words and must not be structured into separate sections. Please minimize the use of abbreviations (if any, they should be defined alongside the abbreviated ones) and never cite references in the abstract.

Keywords

Three to eight keywords are representing exquisitely the main content of the article.

 

Introduction 

The Introduction section must be written in a way that is virtually comprehensible to researchers without deep knowledge in that area and must clearly describe a short background to what have been done in the past. Introduction section will be normally ended by aim(s) of research.

 

Materials and methods

The M&M section should include the design of the study, the setting up, the type of participants or materials involved, a clear description of all interventions and comparisons, and the type of analysis and protocols used, including a power calculation if appropriate. When brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses in this section. The statistical method(s) employed must be necessarily detailed in end of this section.

For studies involving human participants, a statement detailing ethical approval and consent must be incorporated in this section. These official statements normally issue by ethical committee of each country prior a study being started with a specific code and date.

 

Ethical considerations for the use of animals in research

In order to minimize harm to animal used in experimental studies (for original researches and short communications; not relevant for review papers), regarding whether there is a national rules for ethical policies corresponded to animals in each country and necessitating for each subjected animal used in the study, the authors have to follow the ethical considerations as detailed here:

  • At least, the project identification code, date of approval and name of the ethical committee [or institutional review board] must be shown in section 'Materials and methods". Please note this ethical code must be assigned before a study is going to be initiated by an ethical committee (requested by authors before study to be evaluated and conducted under decent ethical recommendations).
  • For countries without an ethical committee, the ethical measures of their research will be evaluated and assessed by reviewers and editors of IAR and might be then asked to provide the information about how they conducted and treated the animals in their studies with ethical considerations. 

 

Results and discussion

The Results and discussion may be combined into a single section or presented separately. The Results and discussion sections may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

In Results section, the authors are recommended to provide their most informative data as Tables (simple for descriptive data; statistically analyzed for analytical data) and using the professional software to draw the Figures and graphs to better exhibit the results of their work. Also it is better to ignore including tables and figures that are not very influential in a study; and one thematic issue must not be reported as both tables and figures.

In Discussion section, authors must try their best to compare the current results of study with other works, conceptualizing whether the results are directed in the way they are, principal and significant results of study may offer, and suggestions for future studies in a specific area.   

 

Conclusion(s)

However Conclusion is not a mandatory section and could be shortly incorporated in the end of Discussion section, but it is recommended to provide it separately. Conclusion describes clearly the main findings of the research and gives a clear explanation of their importance and relevance.

 

List of abbreviations

If abbreviations are used in the text, they must be defined in the text whenever they first use, and a list of abbreviations could be provided after Conclusion section.

 

Competing interests

The journal needs a competing interest statement when their interpretation of data or presentation of information may be affected by their financial or personal relationship with other people or organizations. Authors must reveal any financial competing interests and any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment were they to become publicly available after the publication of article. All competing interests that are declared should be listed at in this section. Where an author gives no competing interests, just specify 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests'.

Financial competing interests

  • In the past five years have you received reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of this manuscript, either now or in the future? Is such an organization financing this manuscript (including the article-processing charge)? If so, please specify.
  • Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of this manuscript, either now or in the future? If so, please specify.
  • Do you hold or are you currently applying for any patents relating to the content of the manuscript? Have you received reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that holds or has applied for patents relating to the content of the manuscript? If so, please specify.
  • Do you have any other financial competing interests? If so, please specify.

Non-financial competing interests

Are there any non-financial competing interests (political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, intellectual, commercial or any other) to declare in relation to this manuscript? If so, please specify. If you are unsure as to whether you, or one your co-authors, has a competing interest please discuss it with the editorial office.

 

Authors' contributions

In order to give appropriate credit to each author of a paper, the individual contributions of authors to the manuscript could be specified in this section. An 'author' is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study. To qualify as an author one should have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; have been involved in drafting the manuscript; and have given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not justify authorship.

We suggest the following kind of format (please use initials to refer each author's contribution): IGSS, data collection, data analysis and writing, review and editing; GPCS, formal analysis and writing, review and editing; CYBO, formal analysis and writing the original draft; CVFSC, formal analysis and writing, review and editing; LOB, writing, review and editing; AOG, review and editing, designing, conceptualizing and supervision. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support.

 

Acknowledgements

Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship. Please also include the source(s) of funding for each author, and for the manuscript preparation. Authors must describe the role of the funding body, if any, in design, in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Please also acknowledge anyone who contributed materials essential for the study. Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.

 

References

Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited; unpublished abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text and referred to as "unpublished observations" or "personal communications" giving the names of the involved researchers. Obtaining permission to quote personal communications and unpublished data from the cited colleagues is the responsibility of the author. Citations in the reference list should include all named authors, in case of more than 10 authors, it is optional to include them all or exclude them by adding 'et al.' after bringing 4-5 first authors names. Journal abbreviations names must be applied in each, following Index Medicus/MEDLINE or other conferred institutes.

 

Examples of the International Aquatic Research reference style are shown below. Please ensure that the reference style is followed precisely; if the references are not in the correct style they may have to be retyped and carefully proofread again by authors.

 

Examples of the International Aquatic Research reference style:

 

Article within a journal
Devlin RH, Nagahama Y (2002) Sex determination and sex differentiation in fish: an overview of genetic, physiological, and environmental influences. Aquaculture 208:191–364

 

Article by DOI (with page numbers)
Chang ES, Mykles DL (2011) Regulation of crustacean moulting: A review and our perspectives. Gen Comp Endocrinol 172(3):323-330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2011.04.003    (or, doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2011.04.003)

 

Article by DOI (before issue publication and with page numbers)
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086

Book chapter, or an article within a book
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York

Complete book, authored
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

Complete book, edited
Smith J, Brown B (eds) (2001) The demise of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

Complete book, also showing a translated edition [Either edition may be listed first.]
Adorno TW (1966) Negative Dialektik. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt. English edition: Adorno TW (1973) Negative Dialectics (trans: Ashton EB). Routledge, London

 

Chapter in a book in a series without volume titles
Schmidt H (1989) Testing results. In: Hutzinger O (ed) Handbook of environmental chemistry, vol 2E. Springer, Heidelberg, p 111

Chapter in a book in a series with volume titles
Smith SE (1976) Neuromuscular blocking drugs in man. In: Zaimis E (ed) Neuromuscular junction. Handbook of experimental pharmacology, vol 42. Springer, Heidelberg, pp 593-660

Proceedings as a book (in a series and subseries)
Zowghi D (1996) A framework for reasoning about requirements in evolution. In: Foo N, Goebel R (eds) PRICAI'96: topics in artificial intelligence. 4th Pacific Rim conference on artificial intelligence, Cairns, August 1996. Lecture notes in computer science (Lecture notes in artificial intelligence), vol 1114. Springer, Heidelberg, p 157

Article within conference proceedings with an editor (without a publisher)
Aaron M (1999) The future of genomics. In: Williams H (ed) Proceedings of the genomic researchers, Boston, 1999

Article within conference proceedings without an editor (without a publisher)
Chung S-T, Morris RL (1978) Isolation and characterization of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid from Streptomyces fradiae. In: Abstracts of the 3rd international symposium on the genetics of industrial microorganisms, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4-9 June 1978

Article presented at a conference
Chung S-T, Morris RL (1978) Isolation and characterization of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid from Streptomyces fradiae. Paper presented at the 3rd international symposium on the genetics of industrial microorganisms, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4-9 June 1978

 

Patent
Norman LO (1998) Lightning rods. US Patent 4,379,752, 9 Sept 1998

 

Dissertation
Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

 

Book with institutional author
International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee (1966) Nomina anatomica. Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam

 

In press article 
Major M (2007) Recent developments. In: Jones W (ed) Surgery today. Springer, Dordrecht (in press)

 

Online document
Doe J (1999) Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. Available via DIALOG. http://www.rsc.org/dose/title of subordinate document. Accessed 15 Jan 1999

 

Online database
Healthwise Knowledgebase (1998) US Pharmacopeia, Rockville. http://www.healthwise.org. Accessed 21 Sept 1998

 

Supplementary material/private homepage
Doe J (2000) Title of supplementary material. http://www.privatehomepage.com. Accessed 22 Feb 2000

 

University site
Doe J (1999) Title of preprint. http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/mydata.html. Accessed 25 Dec 1999

 

Preparing illustrations and figures

Illustrations should not be provided as separate files, in return, they must be embedded in the main text file (in their desired places inside text). If a figure consists of separate parts, it is important that a single composite illustration file be submitted which contains all parts of the figure. There is no charge for the use of color figures.

 

Formats

The following file formats can be accepted:

  • EPS (preferred format for diagrams)
  • PDF (also especially suitable for diagrams)
  • TIFF
  • PNG (preferred format for photos or images)
  • Microsoft Word (version 5 and above)
  • JPEG
  • BMP

 

Figure legends

The legends should be included in the main manuscript text file beneath of each Figure. For each figure, the following information should be provided: Figure number (in sequence, using Arabic numerals - i.e. Figure 1, 2, 3 etc.); short title of figure (maximum 20 words); detailed legend, up to 300 words.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.

 

Preparing tables

Each table should be numbered and cited in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, 2, 3 etc.). Tables should also have a title (above the table) that summarizes the whole table; it should be no longer than 20 words. Detailed legends may then follow, but they should be concise. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

Smaller tables can be pasted in their desired places inside of the document text file, in A4 portrait or landscape format and should not be separated by vertical and extra horizontal lines. These will be typeset and displayed in the final published form of the article. Such tables should be formatted using the 'Table object' in a word processing program to ensure that columns of data are kept aligned when the file is sent electronically for review; this will not always be the case if columns are generated by simply using tabs to separate text. Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring that the borders of each cell display as black lines. Commas should not be used to indicate numerical values. Color and shading may not be used; parts of the table can be highlighted using symbols or bold text, the meaning of which should be explained in a table legend. Tables should not be embedded as figures or separate files.

Larger datasets or tables too wide for a portrait page can be uploaded separately as additional files.

 

Style and language

General

Currently, International Aquatic Research can only accept manuscripts written in English. A decent English linguistic check is recommended to all manuscripts before submitting here. There is no explicit limit on the length of articles submitted, but authors are encouraged to be concise. There is also no restriction on the number of figures, tables or additional files that can be included with each article online. Figures and tables should be numbered in the order in which they are referred to in the text. Authors should include all relevant supporting data with each article.

 

Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be used as sparingly as possible. They should be defined when first used and a list of abbreviations can be provided following the main manuscript text.

 

Typography

  • Please use double line spacing.
  • Type the text justified, without hyphenating words at line breaks.
  • Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.
  • Capitalize only the first word, and proper nouns, in the title.
  • All pages should be numbered.
  • Use the International Aquatic Research reference format.
  • Footnotes are not allowed, but endnotes are permitted.
  • Please do not format the text in multiple columns.
  • Greek and other special characters may be included. If you are unable to reproduce a particular special character, please type out the name of the symbol in full. Please ensure that all special characters used are embedded in the text, otherwise they will be lost during conversion to PDF.
  • Genes, mutations, genotypes, and alleles should be indicated in italics, and authors are required to use approved gene symbols, names, and formatting. Protein products should be in plain type.

 

Units

The SI units should be used according to the following features. In case of simple equations of a unit (mg/l = mg L-1), both formatting is accepted by journal to save the time for preparation of such subtle points by authors.

   

Absolute quantity: pmol, nmol, µmol, mmol, mol

Concentration: pM, nM, µM, mM, %, ppt, ppm, ppb, µg/kg, mg/l00 mL, mg/l00g

Electricity: V, W, mA, A, Hz

Energy/Heat quantity: J

Length Area Volume: pm, nm, µm, mm, cm, m, km, mm2, cm2, m2, L, mL, µL, mm3, cm3, m3, dm3

Mass: pg, ng, µg, mg, g, kg, t, Da, kDa,

Photometry: cd, lx, lm

Pressure: Pa, mmHg, bar

Radioactivity: dpm, cps, cpm, mBq, Bq, kBq, Gy, kGy, mSv, Sv, R, kR

Rotation: ×g

Sound: Hz, kHz, mHz, Abar, dB

Speed: cm/s, m/s, rad/s

Temperature: °C

Time: s, min, h; 00:00

Statistic's P-value: P >0.05, P <0.05.  

 

Ethical responsibilities of authors

This journal is committed to support the integrity of the scientific record. The journal follows the most recommended points raised by one of the world best-known Ethical Organization (Committee on Publication Ethics "COPE") guidelines on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct. 

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation is helped by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

    • The manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
    • The submitted work should be original and should not have been published elsewhere in any form or language (partially or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work. (Please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the concerns about text-recycling (‘self-plagiarism’).
    • A single study should not be split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (i.e. ‘slicing/publishing’).
    • Concurrent or secondary publication is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. Examples include: translations or a manuscript that is intended for a different group of readers.
    • Results should be presented clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation (including image based manipulation). Authors should adhere to discipline-specific rules for acquiring, selecting and processing data.
    • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (‘plagiarism’). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks (to indicate words taken from another source) are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions secured for material that is copyrighted.

2- Review articles

 

Criteria

Review articles are summaries of recent insights in specific research areas within the scope of International Aquatic Research. Authors must already have at least 5-10 notable contributions in the field of reviewing to have a basically eligibility to write a decent and comprehensive Review article. Key aims of reviews are to provide systematic and substantial coverage of mature subjects, evaluations of progress in specified areas, and/or critical assessments of emerging technologies.

 

Submission process

Manuscripts have to be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript (as corresponding author), and must not be submitted by anyone on their behalf as a repetitive submission. The corresponding author takes responsibility for the whole article's affair during submission and peer review process.

The publication costs for International Aquatic Research are covered by IAU, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Manuscript must be submitted as one [word] file. If the submission process be interrupted at any time regarding internet connection; by returning to the site, authors can carry on to the place they left off last time.

In submission process, you are recommended to provide a cover letter, however it is not a mandatory field to follow. It provides an opportunity to explain why your manuscript should be eligible for being published in the journal, and to declare what other major potentials it might have. You will be also asked to provide the contact details (email addresses) of at least three potential peer reviewers for your manuscript. They must be experts in their field, who will be able to provide an assessment of the manuscript objectively, should not be current collaborators or members of the same research institution or university. Suggested reviewers might be considered alongside potential reviewers recommended by the Editor-in-Chief and/or Editorial Board members. 

 

File formats

Exclusively the following file format is acceptable for submitting the main manuscript document:

  • Microsoft Word (doc, docx)

 

Length of article

Review should be approximately under 5000-6000 words.

 

Overview of manuscript sections for Review articles

 

Manuscripts for Review articles submitted to International Aquatic Research should be prepared and divided into the following sections (in this order):

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Review (topical titles and subtitles)
  • Conclusions
  • List of abbreviations used (if any)
  • Competing interests
  • Authors' contributions (optional)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Illustrations and figures (if any)

 

Title page

In the first and separate page, the Title of the article must be provided without capital letters; the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors and the details of the corresponding author must be written in order.

 

Abstract

A short, unstructured, single paragraph summary, no more than 350 words, of the major points raised, making evident the key work highlighted in the article.

 

Keywords

Three to eight keywords are representing exquisitely the main content of the article.

 

Review

This should contain the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. The art of an excellent Review paper refereeing back to the capability of author(s) to how best a subsection's topical issue will be extensively and statistically and scientifically reasoned or reported substantially.

 

Conclusion(s)

This should state clearly the main conclusions of the review and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance.

 

List of abbreviations

If abbreviations are used in the text, they must be defined in the text whenever they first use, and a list of abbreviations could be provided after Conclusion section.

 

Competing interests

The journal needs a competing interest statement when their interpretation of data or presentation of information may be affected by their financial or personal relationship with other people or organizations. Authors must reveal any financial competing interests and any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment were they to become publicly available after the publication of article. All competing interests that are declared should be listed at in this section. Where an author gives no competing interests, just specify 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests'.

Financial competing interests

  • In the past five years have you received reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of this manuscript, either now or in the future? Is such an organization financing this manuscript (including the article-processing charge)? If so, please specify.
  • Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of this manuscript, either now or in the future? If so, please specify.
  • Do you hold or are you currently applying for any patents relating to the content of the manuscript? Have you received reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that holds or has applied for patents relating to the content of the manuscript? If so, please specify.
  • Do you have any other financial competing interests? If so, please specify.

Non-financial competing interests

Are there any non-financial competing interests (political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, intellectual, commercial or any other) to declare in relation to this manuscript? If so, please specify. If you are unsure as to whether you, or one your co-authors, has a competing interest please discuss it with the editorial office.

 

Authors' contributions

In order to give appropriate credit to each author of a paper, the individual contributions of authors to the manuscript could be specified in this section. An 'author' is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study. To qualify as an author one should have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; have been involved in drafting the manuscript; and have given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not justify authorship.

We suggest the following kind of format (please use initials to refer each author's contribution): IGSS, data collection, data analysis and writing, review and editing; GPCS, formal analysis and writing, review and editing; CYBO, formal analysis and writing the original draft; CVFSC, formal analysis and writing, review and editing; LOB, writing, review and editing; AOG, review and editing, designing, conceptualizing and supervision. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support.

 

Acknowledgements

Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship. Please also include the source(s) of funding for each author, and for the manuscript preparation. Authors must describe the role of the funding body, if any, in design, in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Please also acknowledge anyone who contributed materials essential for the study. Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.

 

Reference style (for Review papers)

As same as what formerly explained for 'Original articles' (see above).

 

Ethical responsibilities of authors

 As same as what formerly explained for 'Original articles' (see above).


 

3- Short Communications

 

Describing a novel case or concise account of new and significant findings to inform readers of preliminary or limited research results. It must be in shorter pages and lower citation and do not merit the status of an original article. Short communications are considered for a quicker publication procedure. In brief, for preparation of "short communication" please just refer to "Original Articles" criteria to the same structure but in shorter length.