FAQ

  • Q 1: What should be the maximum number of authors for an original research/Review article?
  • Ans: There is no limit on the number of authors for the manuscripts.
  • Q 2: What should be the maximum number of pages for an original research/ Review article?
  • Ans: No article should exceed 20 pages unless necessary.
  • Q 3: How many figures and tables may I include?
  • Ans: There is no limit on the number of figures and tables.
  • Q 4: May I send you my manuscript in my native/local language?
  • Ans: No, we accept manuscripts written only in English.
  • Q 5: Can I retain rights as an author?
  • Ans: As an author, you retain many rights and in the following cases you will not need to obtain specific permission. You have the right to:

    Reuse figures, illustrations and tables from the Contribution in other work prepared by yourself;
    Make copies (without charge) of the Contribution for personal use, including classroom teaching use (but not for inclusion in course pack material for onward sale by libraries and institutions);
    Make and distribute copies of the Contribution to colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g. via an e-mail list or list serve);
    Present the Contribution at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies to the delegates attending the meeting; Patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the Contribution; Use the Contribution or any part thereof in a printed compilation of works of the author, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the Contribution in the journal); Prepare other derivative works, to extend the Contribution into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works authored by you (subsequent to publication of the Contribution in the journal); For the author’s employer, if the article is a ‘work for hire’, made within the scope of the author’s employment, the right to use all or part of the Contribution for other intra-company use (e.g. training).

  • Q 6: Should all authors sign the Copyright Assignment Form?
  • Ans: It is necessary to mark signature of all authors.
  • Q7: Can I send a faxed copy of the Copyright Assignment Form?
  • Ans: Ideally we should receive the original. However, we also accept faxes, as well as scanned PDF copies of the signed Copyright Assignment Form (but not digital signatures inserted into a file).