- I. General Subjects
- II. Biology & Medicine Subjects
- III. Article Selection
- IV. Authorship, Misconduct and Ethical Issues
- V. Retraction
General Author Guidelines MS-Word and PDF
Template for Original Article Paper and Title Page
Template for Review Article Paper and Title Page
Template for Case Reports Paper and Title Page
Application Form for Free Print Journals MS-Word
Response to Comments MS-Word (Authors only)
Article Publication Agreement MS-Word (Authors only)
Reviewer Suggestion Form MS-Word (Authors only)
The Sciedu Press has developed a manuscript-selection system called the Star System for Journal Quality. We process manuscripts in four steps:
Step 1: Basic Check
The editor or editorial assistant checks a received manuscript to determine whether it fits the journal’s aim and scope. Manuscripts out of the journal’s scope are rejected. Articles published fully or partly in other publications/websites are not reviewed or accepted.
Step 2: Similarity Check
Please be aware that we check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. We use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate, the leading plagiarism-detection system) to check for similarity to previously published documents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty are rejected.
Step 3: Peer Review
We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors' identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript is peer reviewed by 2-4 reviewers. In some rare cases, according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers, a second round of peer review may be initiated. Please see a sample of Result of Review.
Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision
The decision to accept an article is based on the average score given by reviewers. The reviewers grade a submitted manuscript on a scale of 1 to 5. To be accepted for publication, the manuscript must obtain an average score not less than 2.5 (some journals require a higher score). However, we may reject a manuscript with a score higher than 2.5 when an editor or reviewer thinks it is not suitable for publication.
We follow the the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s Core Practices and its advices. It covers: authorship, conflict of interest, data, ethical problems, peer review, plagiarism, redundant (duplicate) publication, and Whistleblowing.