Manuscripts should be organized as follows. Instructions for each element appear below the list.
Beginning section: The following elements are required, in order:
Middle Section: The following elements can be renamed as needed and presented in any order:
Ending section – The following elements are required, in order:
Parts of a Submission
Title: Include a full title and a short title for the manuscript.
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:
Abstracts should not include:
The introduction should:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.