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Author Guidelines

1: Manuscript Preparation

1.1 Title Page

The title page should include:

  • A concise and informative title
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
  • An abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  • A list of 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

1.2 Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word or Word perfect software. A Microsoft Word template is availble for manuscript preparation.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times New Roman) for text. (Style Normal in the template)
  • Use numbered headings for dividing manuscript in to sections and sub-sections ( Style: Heading1, Heading2 and Heading 3 in the template)
  • Use the table function, not spread sheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

1.3 Tables

  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

1.4 Artwork, Figures and Illustrations

It is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. as a part of your manuscript.

  • All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
  • Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
  • Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

2: Manuscript Length

There is no restriction on the length of submitted manuscripts. However, authors should note that publication of lengthy papers, typically greater than forty pages, is often significantly delayed, as the length of the paper acts as a disincentive to the reviewer to undertake the review process.

3: References

3.1 Citation

Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:

  • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman [5].
  • This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].

3.2 Reference list

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. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

 For authors using EndNote, We provide an output style to DOWNLOAD that supports the formatting of in-text citations and reference list.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the provided Microsoft Word template.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

All authors of manuscripts accepted for publication in the journal Transactions on Networks and Communications are required to license the Scholar Publishing to publish the manuscript. Each author should sign one of the following forms, as appropriate:

License to publish; to be used by most authors. This grants the publisher a license of copyright.  Download forms (MS Word formats)  -  (doc)

Publication agreement — Crown copyright; to be used by authors who are public servants in a Commonwealth country, such as Canada, U.K., Australia.  Download forms (Adobe or MS Word formats) -  (doc)

License to publish — U.S. official; to be used by authors who are officials of the U.S. government.  Download forms (Adobe or MS Word formats) – (doc)

The preferred method to submit a completed, signed copyright form is to upload it within the task assigned to you in the Manuscript submission system, after the submission of your manuscript. Alternatively, you can submit it by email copyright@scholarpublishing.org

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Fast-Track Review: 49.00 (GBP)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 2 weeks.

Article Publication: 99.00 (GBP)

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author’s work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author’s research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.

This covers the editorial and peer review cost, journal publishing, website hosting and administrative costs for article publication. The author must confirm during manuscript submission and agree to arrange processing charge once the article is accepted for publication. SSE suggest authors with no funds to explain and ask for a waiver or discount during manuscript submission.

The author will be asked to pay only when the manuscript completes peer review process and received editorial acceptance for publication. The article will be published on-line only after successful payment of publication cost.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.