Submission checklist

Please review the quick checklist below to begin preparing your submission. This will help to make sure your submission is complete and gets handled as quickly as possible.

1. Journal focus and scope

Make sure your manuscript is the right fit for the journal by reviewing the journal information page.

2. Journal publication fees

Read the publication fees page.

3. Type of articles

Review if the journal publish the type of article that you wish to submit. Read the formatting requirements page.

4. Licensing agreement

You must be comfortable with publishing in an open access journal. Read our copyrights and licensing agreement.

5. Manuscript formatting

The entire manuscript must be neatly prepared, spell-checked, and adhere to the formatting requirements stipulated in our author guidelines.

6. Supporting documentation

Prepare the cover letter and legal documents as required on our supporting documentation page.

7. Policies

Read our journal policies page to learn more about:

  • Publication ethics
  • Human/Animal right
  • Plagiarism and fabrication
  • Competing interests

Full policies: publication policies and privacy policy.


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors and contributors.

We recommend authors to have ORCID iDs, which can only be assigned by the ORCID Registry. You must conform to their standards for expressing ORCID iDs, and will have the opportunity to include the full URL (e.g. during the submission process, that will link to your name when the manuscript is published.