Manuscript Submission

Rules for Submitting A Manuscript

  1. File format: Manuscript files must be in the following format: DOC (DOCX).
  2. Length: Manuscripts can be at any length. There are no restrictions on word count, number of figures, or amount of supporting information. We encourage you to present and discuss your findings concisely.
  3. Genres: We accept the following Genres: Romance, Astronomy-related, Subjects focusing on UFO Phenomena, Health, and a Story of Good VS Evil. If you have any genres in mind, do feel free to contact us as soon as possible.
  4. Font: You can choose the font and font size yourself.
  5. Layout: Manuscript text should be double-spaced. Please do not format text in multiple columns.
  6. Page numbers: Include page numbers in the manuscript file. To perform this action, go to the “Insert” section of the ribbon, navigate to the center of the columns and click the “Page Number” button. It will then ask you the format and location of the page number on the manuscript.
  7. Footnotes: Footnotes are not usually added to written works—but if necessary; you may add it to your manuscript.
  8. Language: Manuscripts must be submitted in English. Multilingual publications coming soon.
  9. Abbreviations: Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text. Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. We recommend that you keep the abbreviations to a minimum stance.

Manuscript Organization:
Manuscripts should be organized as follows. Instructions for each element appear below the list.
Beginning section: The following elements are required, in order:

  • Title page: List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract
  • Introduction and/or Forward

Middle Section: The following elements can be renamed as needed and presented in any order:

  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)

Ending section – The following elements are required, in order:

  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Supporting Information Captions (if applicable)

Other elements

  • Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.
  • Figure files are uploaded separately.
  • Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.
  • Supporting information files are uploaded separately.

Parts of a Submission
Title: Include a full title and a short title for the manuscript.

  • Full title: (Length: 250-350 characters) – Specific, descriptive, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the field
  • Short title: (Length: 50-100 characters) – State the topic of the study
  • Author list:
  • Author names and affiliations: Enter author names on the title page of the manuscript and in the online submission system.
  • On the title page, write author names in the following order:
  • First name (or initials, if used)
  • Middle name (or initials, if used)
  • Last name (surname, family name)
  • Each author on the list must have an affiliation. The affiliation includes department, university, or organizational affiliation and its location, including city, state/province (if applicable), and country. If an author has multiple affiliations, enter all affiliations on the title page only. In the submission system, enter only the preferred or primary affiliation.
  • Corresponding author: One corresponding author should be designated in the submission system as well as on the title page. However, this does not restrict the number of corresponding authors that may be listed on the article in the event of publication. Whoever is designated as a corresponding author on the title page of the manuscript file will be listed as such upon publication.

Include an email address for each corresponding author listed on the title page of the manuscript.

Title page: The title, authors, and affiliations should all be included on a title page as the first page of the manuscript file.

Abstract: The Abstract comes after the title page in the manuscript file. The abstract text is also entered in a separate field in the submission system.

The Abstract should:

  • Describe the main objective(s) of the study
  • Explain how the study was done, including any model organisms used, without methodological detail
  • Summarize the most important results and their significance
  • Do not exceed 250-350 words

Abstracts should not include:

  • Citations
  • Abbreviations—if possible

The introduction should:

  • Provide background that puts the manuscript into context and allows readers outside the field to understand the purpose and significance of the study
  • Define the problem addressed and why it is important
  • Include a brief review of the key literature
  • Note any relevant controversies or disagreements in the field
  • Conclude with a brief statement of the overall aim of the work and a comment about whether that aim was achieved

Materials and Methods
The Materials and Methods section should provide enough detail to allow suitably skilled investigators to fully replicate your study. Specific information and/or protocols for new methods should be included in detail. If materials, methods, and protocols are well established, authors may cite articles where those protocols are described in detail, but the submission should include sufficient information to be understood independent of these references. We encourage authors to submit detailed protocols for newer or less well-established methods as Supporting Information.

Those who contributed to the work but do not meet our authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments with a description of the contribution. Authors are responsible for ensuring that anyone named in the Acknowledgments agrees to be named.

References – Any and all available works can be cited in the reference list.

Acceptable sources include:

  • Published or accepted manuscripts
  • Manuscripts on pre-print servers: if the manuscript is submitted to a journal and also publicly available as a pre-print, do not cite the following sources in the reference list:
  • Unavailable and unpublished work, including manuscripts that have been submitted but not yet accepted (e.g., “unpublished work,” “data not shown”). Instead, include those data as supplementary material or deposit the data in a publicly available database.
  • Personal communications (these should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors but not included in the reference list)

Do not include citations in abstracts or author summaries. Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order before ordering the citations.

Supporting Information
Authors can submit essential supporting files and multimedia files along with their manuscripts. All Supporting Information will be subject to peer review. All file types can be submitted, but files must be smaller than 10 MB in size.

Supporting Information captions: List Supporting Information captions at the end of the manuscript file.
Do not submit captions in a separate file. The file number and name are required in a caption, and we highly recommend including a one-line title as well. You may also include a legend in your caption, but it is not required.

Tables: Cite tables in ascending numeric order upon first appearance in the manuscript file. Place each table in your manuscript file directly after the paragraph in which it is first cited (read order). Do not submit your tables in separate files. Tables require a label (e.g., “Table 1”) and brief descriptive title to be placed above the table. Place legends, footnotes, and other text below the table.

Striking image
You can choose to upload a “Striking Image” that we may use to represent your article online in places such as: Your author page, a tweet or Facebook post promoting you—as an author—and your written works, or in search results. The striking image must be derived from a figure or supporting information file from the submission (i.e., a cropped portion of an image or the entire image. Striking images should ideally be high resolution, eye-catching, single panel images, and should ideally avoid containing added details such as text, scale bars, and arrows. If no striking image is uploaded, we will designate a figure from the submission as the striking image.

Copyediting manuscripts
Prior to submission, authors who believe their manuscripts would benefit from professional editing are encouraged to use language-editing and copyediting services. Obtaining this service is the responsibility of the author, and should be done before initial submission. These services can be found on the web using search terms like “scientific editing service” or “manuscript editing service.” Submissions are not copyedited before publication.

Your Pending Submission
To allow full analysis and some basic editing of your manuscript, please allow a total waiting time of 45-60 days (including weekends).

The Basics of Submitting a Manuscript

Q. Can I write and submit as I go? (e.g. writing a chapter then sending it in, and then writing another chapter, then sending it in, and so on?)
A. Yes, you can. However, if you’re not yet finished with the second chapter and you’re already halfway through, it is best recommended that you submit those two chapters (as well as you’re forward and/or introduction) after completion.

Q. Can I submit Essays, News Articles, or Non-Fiction Manuscripts?
A. Of course; feel free to submit your Non-Fiction and/or News Article manuscripts any time you want.

Q. Do I have to edit my own manuscript before submitting it?
A. After your first draft of the manuscript, review both the grammar and subject specifications at least twice or even three times to avoid confusions and typos. We will then do a basic edit when we review your manuscript upon submission.

Q. Can I request for my written works to be in eBook format as well?
A. Of course; if noted, we will publish your written work as an eBook.

Q. If I publish a short story/novella, where will it appear?
A. The short story manuscript that you submit will appear in both our Magazine “Passage to 5~D” as well as the “Short Stories” page on our website—which will inaugurate in early 2018. But of course people won’t be able to just enter your Short Story on the website without purchasing it first; the site will first ask the web surfer to add that short story to the Cart then purchase it.

Q. Can I name the price of my Manuscript?
A. It depends on what type of written work. For a Non-Fiction Book: Yes; for a Novel: Yes; for a Short Story: Yes; for a Novella (which consist a total of 30,000 words): Yes.

Q. If my manuscript isn’t accepted, do I get a second chance?
A. Yes.

Q. Can I request for a book cover of my choice?
A. We will forward you a questionnaire regarding your requested book cover. However, one must pay a $10 fee for graphic design.

Don’t see your question above? Contact us now for inquiries of any kind.