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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

 

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscript files through journal’s website. When website does not work properly, authors can send their manuscript files via journal’s email address.

 

Preparation of the Manuscript

The full texts and their abstracts are published in English. So please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). The manuscript should be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format, use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times New Roman).

 

The Manuscript Structure

1)Title Page

  • The title page should include:
    • A concise and informative title
    • The name(s) of the author(s)
    • The grade, affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
    • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
      • Abstract

Please provide a structured abstract up to to 250 words. It should be structured as Background and Aims, Materials & Methods, Results, and Conclusions followed by at least 4 to 6 keywords.

 

  • Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).

 

2) The Full Text

The full text should include:

  • Introduction: This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.

 

  • Materials & Methods: This should include exact method or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and address should be given in parenthesis. If the method is established, give reference but if the method is new, give enough information so that another author is able to perform it. If a drug is used, its generic name, dose and route of administration must be given. For patients, age, sex with mean age ± standard deviation must be given. Statistical methods must be mentioned and specify any general computer program used. The Info system used should be clearly mentioned.

 

  • Results: It must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the tables should not be all repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion parts) to clarify their contents.

 

  • Discussion: This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other workers. The detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.

 

Acknowledgements: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

Conflict of Interests: Authors should declare any conflict of interest. When authors submit a manuscript, whether an article or a letter, they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work. To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or do not exist.

Citation

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

1. Negotiation research spans many disciplines [3].

2. This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].

 

References

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. Only references in Vancouver Style will be accepted for reviewing. It is recommended to use EndNote software to write this section.  

 

Tables, Figures, Images, Photographs, and Illustrations

  • All tables and figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals and always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table and figure, please supply a table caption (title) and figure footnotes explaining the components of the table or figure.
  • 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.
  • Tables and figures should be inserted at the end of the text file.
  • The images, photos and illustrations should be sent separately in an appropriate format which will produce high quality images in the online edition of the journal. Images generated at low resolution for display purposes are not acceptable.

Abbreviations and Symbols

Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid using them in the title and abstract. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there.

The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text, unless it is a standard unit of measurement. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

 

Ethical Guidelines

  • The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable.
  • If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
  • Ethical considerations must be addressed in the “Materials & Methods” section.
  • If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) (i.e., institutional review board or ethics review committee) has approved them.
  • For those investigators who do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed.
  • Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that the written informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. Please state that written informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Also, please state the manner in which a written informed consent was obtained from the study participants.
  • The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
  • Editors may request that authors provide documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for oversight of the study.
  • The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

 

Permissions

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.

 

Submission Checklist

Before submitting the manuscript for publication, the authors must ensure that they have taken care of the following:

  • 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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font, and all tables and figures are placed at the end of the text.
  • The images, photographs, and illustrations have been prepared according the guideline and are ready to upload as an attachment.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details (email address, full postal address, and phone number).
  • All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain All figure captions, All tables (including title, description and footnotes)
  • References are in the correct format for this journal.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).
  • Manuscript has been “spell-checked” and “grammar-checked”.

 

Proof Reading

A computer print-out is sent to the corresponding author for proof reading before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Corrections should be marked clearly and sent immediately to the Journal Office.

 

Copyright

The entire contents of the “Advances in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health” are protected under international copyrights. This Journal is for your personal noncommercial use. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner.

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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Privacy Statement

Advances in Health Safety and Environmenal conforms to the international regulations against scientific misconduct including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and etc. Advances in Health Safety and Environmenal is an official member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) since 2015 and any cases of suspected misconduct will be assessed during the peer-review and publication process based on COPE guidelines.