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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

General Terms of Publication

A. Your article
1. Preparing Your Paper
All authors submitting to (IJMLST) should confirm to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to IJMLST Journals. The manuscripts submitted to IJMLST should be written in English.
Articles that have been published previously in another language, or in a journal that is not widely available, may be submitted for consideration provided the editor of the source journal and the copyright older give written approval and the origin of the article is declared in the manuscript. A copy of the original article and appropriate approvals must be included with the submitted manuscript.

2. Word Limits
Please include a word count for your paper. Although there is no page limit for a Regular Paper, it is strongly suggested that a complete manuscript should normally be between 8000-9000 words.

3. Manuscript Format
All manuscript format is MS word. Please use academic English style consistently throughout your manuscript. Figures (illustrations) and tables should be put separately from the text.  Each manuscript should be typed double-spaced on A4 (8.5” x 11”) paper size with 1 inch margins. Articles should be written using Microsoft Word, font size 12, Times New Roman.

4. Subscription details 
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Subscription period: one year
Subscription type: Individual/Institutional/Industry

B. Before submitting
1. Approval
Ensure all authors have seen and approved the final version of the article prior to submission.  All authors must also approve the journal you are submitting to. 

2.  Publication Charges
There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charged for this journal.

C. Uploading your submission
1. Cover letter
A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. This letter should introduce your paper and outline why your work is important and suitable publication at this time.

2. Copy Right Form
Fill out this form to confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal. All author signs the form and send it together with cover letter and manuscript.

3. Manuscript with following guidelines:
a. Author list
All authors must be listed on the title page and entered on the Manuscripts submission in the correct order. Ensure all author email addresses provided are valid.
b. File formats
Ensure all files are in the correct format for revised submissions.  See ‘Preparation of Manuscripts’ for further instructions
c. Figure and tables
Ensure all figures and table files are present and correct.

Organization of Manuscripts
Your paper should be compiled in the following order:
1. Title page
Title page should contain the title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by address in normal face lower case. The author to whom all correspondence addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark. The title should be as short as possible and precisely indicate the nature of the work in the communication. Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. At the bottom of the left corner of the title page, please mention “*Address For correspondence” and provide a functional e-mail address. The address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence may be sent should be given only if it is different from the address already given under authors’ names.
The title should accurately, clearly, and concisely reflect the emphasis and content of the paper. The title must be brief and grammatically correct. The titles should not normally include numbers, acronyms, abbreviations or punctuation. They should include sufficient detail for indexing purposes but please be general enough for readers outside the field to appreciate what the paper is about. The title should be no more than 20 words in length.

2. Abstract
Abstract starts on a new page after the title page and should be typed in single-spaced to distinguish from the introduction. Abstract briefly reflects all aspects of the study, as most dataset list mainly abstract. It should not exceed 250 words. The abstract should be a single paragraph and follow the order 1) Background: briefly the question and purpose study; 2) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or treatments applied. 3) Results: Summarize the result; and 4) Conclusion: the main conclusions or interpretations.

  • Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.
  • SI Units (International System of Units) should be used. Imperial, US customary and other units should be converted to SI units whenever possible.
  • Accession numbers of RNA, DNA and protein sequences used in the manuscript should be provided in the Materials and Methods section. Also see the section on Deposition of Sequences and of Expression Data.

3. Keywords
Three to five keywords after abstract. Read making your article more discoverable, including information on choosing a title and search engine optimization.

4. Main text introduction
A short introduction of the research problem followed by a brief review of literature and objective of the research and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested.

5. Materials and methods
Describe the materials used in the experiment, year of the experimentation, enough details that a competent researcher could repeat your experiment.
Ethical matters: Authors publishing result from in vivo experiments involving animals or human should state whether due permission for conduction of these experiments was obtained, from the relevant ethics committees. Authors wishing to publish research work involving human studies should also send a notary verified letter of approval from the Ethics Committee or the Institutional Review Board.

6. Ethics of Human and Animal Experimentation
Human Subject Research

The Author should ensure that studies involving experiments on humans must have institutional review board (IRB) and/or national research ethics committee approval. Manuscripts should include a statement that the informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects and that it conforms to standards currently applied in the country of origin. The certificate of ethical research should be attached. The name of the authorizing body should be stated in the paper. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
Animal Research
The Author should ensure that studies involving experiments on animals must include a statement in the manuscript indicating that the international, national, and/or institutional guide lines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the study has been approved by a research ethics committee. Procedures should be such that experimental animals do not have to suffer unnecessarily. Papers should include details of the procedures and of anesthetics used.
A fully informed written consent which should be documented in the paper.
All individuals have individual rights that are not to be infringed. Individual participants in studies have the right to decide what happens to the identifiable data gathered from them during a study. Hence, it is important that all participants gave their informed consent in writing prior to inclusion in the study. The manuscripts that include information about participants, written informed consent for the publication of these must be obtained from all the participants.

7. Results
This part focus on the fulfillment of stated objectives as given in the introduction. It should contain the findings presented in the form of figures and figures. Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.


  • A figure is any type of illustration other than a table (chart, graph, photograph, or drawing).
  • Figures should be high quality (12000 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color, at the correct size).
  • Figures should be supplied in osne of our preferred file formats: JPEG, JPG or PNG. The aim of the figure legend should be to describe the key messages of the figure, but the figure should also be discussed in the text.
  • Number figures in the order they are first mentioned in text. Do not write “the figure above” or “the figure below.”
  • Each legend should have a concise title of no more than 15 words. The legend itself should be succinct, while still explaining all symbols and abbreviations. Avoid lengthy descriptions of methods. Put the legend inside the figure box, preferably above or to the right of the figure.
  • The style of the graphs and charts and the size and appearance of letters and numbers should be consistent within a paper.
  • Do not draw a box around line-art figures. Multipanel figures should be labeled (lowercase a, b, c, etc.) and combined into one file.
  • The graphic elements: Do not crowd the interval marks on axis scales. Legend includes identify symbols, lines, and patterns. Put the legend inside the figure box, preferably above or to the right of the figure.


  • Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Regarded should be able to interpret table without reference to the text. Print screen is not allowed.
  • Use Table’s title with sentence-style capitalization (only the first word has an initial capital). Use only lowercase for legends and for units of measure. Define all abbreviations in the caption, even if they appear in the overall abbreviations list
  • Number tables in the order they are first mentioned in text. Do not write “the table above” or “the table below.”
  • Always use Microsoft Word's table feature. DO NOT create tables by using the space bar and/or tab keys. Do not submit tables in Microsoft Excel.
  • Do not use the enter key within the body of the table. Instead, separate data horizontally with a new row.
  • Do not insert blank columns or rows.
  • Asterisks or letters next to values indicating statistical significance should appear in the same cell as the value, not an adjacent cell (i.e., they should not have their own column).

8. Discussions
This section should present comprehensive analysis of the results in the light of any previous research. Discussion may also be combined with results.

9. Conclusions
Conclusion section should bring out the significance of your research paper, show how you’ve brought closure to the research problem, and point out remaining gaps in knowledge by suggesting issues for further research.

10. Acknowledgments
The authors should first acknowledge the source of funding for the research presented in their article followed by any personal credits.

11. Declaration of interest statement
All authors of submitting manuscript to the journal must disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript that is mentioned in the manuscript.

12. References
The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 5 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited. Please Use Mendeley software for proper format.

Journal Articles
Borghi-Silva A, Arena R, Castello V. Aerobic exercise training improves autonomic nervous control in patients with COPD. Respir Med. 2009; 103: 1503-1510.

A Book
Strogatz SH. Nonlinear dynamics and chaos. Reading (MA): Perseus Books Publishing; 1994.

A Chapter in Authored Book
Riffenburgh RH. Statistics in medicine. 2nd ed. Amsterdam (Netherlands): Elsevier Academic Press; 2006. Chapter 24, Regression and correlation methods; p. 447–486.

A Chapter in Edited Book
Sumner P, Mollon JD. Did primate trichromacy evolve for frugivory or folivory? In: Mollon JD, Pokorny J, Knoblauch K, editors. Normal and defective colour vision. New York (NY): Oxford University Press; 2003. p. 21–30.

Diaz J, Gonzalez C, Escalona O. Nonlinear analysis of the ECG during atrial fibrillation in patients for low energy internal cardioversion. Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008; 2008:1619–1622.


13. Supporting Information
Extensive information should be published as supporting information.

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