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Guide for Authors
Marc & John Publishing (MJPub, http://www.mjpub.org) will publish original reports in a wide range of academic disciplines including mathematics and statistics, physical sciences and engineering, chemistry and materials sciences, earth and environmental sciences, informatics and computer sciences, agricultural sciences, biomedical and life sciences, medicine and health sciences, business management and economics, humanities and social sciences, and other related fields. The paper types include (1) Research articles, (2) Short communications, and (3) Review articles.
1. Authors' Rights
At Marc & John Publishing, we're dedicated to protecting your rights as an author, and ensuring that any and all legal information and copyright regulations are addressed. Whether an author is published with Marc & John Publishing, we hold ourselves and our colleagues to the highest standards of ethics, responsibility and legal obligation.
You can post your version of your journal article on your personal web page or the web site of your institution, provided that you include a link to the journal's home page or the article’s DOI and include a complete citation for the article. As a journal author, you retain rights for a large number of author uses, including use by your employing institute or company. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from Marc & John Publishing.
2. Prepare for Submission
(1) Ethics
Understanding the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure your work gets off to the best start. Make your research count, publish ethically.
(2) Copyright
The authors whose papers are published in MJPub journal retain the rights for self use, and therefore no permission is needed from Marc & John Publishing as long as it is for the author's own personal use.
(3) Conflict of interest
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
(4) Submission declaration
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously.
(5) Journal selection
The authors must select a suitable journal to submit their paper(s) because MJPub publishes more than 100 academic journals.
(6) Funding
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article.
(7) Language
Please write your text in English or Chinese including English abstract. Authors who require information about language editing and copyediting services contact to
service@mjpub.org or mjpub2001@gmail.com.
3. Submission
Manuscript requirements
• Paper must be written in English or Chinese including English abstract.
• Manuscripts must be a Microsoft Word compatible file.
• Please send the cover letter to declare that your paper is a original report and all authors agree to submit your paper to Marc & John Publishing. Click the link below to download the template
(Cover letter-template).
• Please prepare your paper according to the manuscript format guidelines. Click the link below to download the template
(Manuscript-template).
• Paper can be submitted via email (
editor@mjpub.org or mjpub2001@gmail.com) or online. Online submission is recommended. To submit online, an account is required. To register an account, click here. Click the link below to submit paper online.
4. Manuscript Review
All journals employ the double-blind peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least three reviewers.
5. Publication Charge
As our journal is open access to all the readers around the world, we charge the fees for publication to keep operation such as peer-review, copy-editing and typesetting etc. Author publication charges vary depending on the different journals. The payment method will be notified by the Editor-in-Chief after the acceptance of the paper. Publication fees will be waived fully or partially for outstanding papers, as determined by our Editor-in-Chiefs. We are also providing low-cost or free access to the scientists, especially to the students in the developing countires.
6. Manuscript Format
(1) Numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).
(2) Title
Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
(3) Authors
Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names.
(4) Corresponding author
Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
(5) Abstract
The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. The abstract is not more than 250 words generally.
(6) Keywords
Provide a maximum of 6 keywords.
(7) Introduction
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
(8) Material and methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
(9) Results
Results should be clear and concise. Results and Discussion sections should be separate.
(10) Discussion
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
(11) Conclusion
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section.
(12) Acknowledgements
Place acknowledgements, including information on grants received.
(13) References
(13.1) Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text.
(13.2) Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed.
(13.3) Reference style
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
List: The list of references is arranged alphabetically and then numbered (numbers in square brackets).
Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:
[1] Yang J, Yuan HF, Liu WY, Song CY, Xu HT, Wang G, Song C, Ni N, Yang DW, Lin BC. Arginine vasopressin in hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus is transferred to the nucleus raphe magnus to participate in pain modulation. Peptides 2009;30:1679-1682.
Reference to a book:
[2] Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan; 1979.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
[3] Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 1999, p. 281–304.
(14) Journal abbreviations
Journal names should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus journal abbreviations: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html.
(15) Units
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI).
(16) Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a brief title and a description of the illustration to explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
(17) Tables
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.