SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT

We welcome you to the Online Submission System.

Because we follow high publishing standards, editing norms and ethical guidelines, the Corresponding Author is required to download, sign (make Word/PDF file) and upload the following documents along with the manuscript. Manuscript should be in MS Word format prepared using the concerned guidelines of the journal you are submitting to. Please read the respective journal’s pages and corresponding guideline. Our each of the journals has different guideline. Authors are also requested to read important sections of the website, such as For Authors, Publication Ethics, Credibility & Compliance, etc.

A Consent Form is mandatory, whereas other declarations are applicable only when your research has involved that particular subject. Please read the website sections ‘Consent Form’, ‘Ethical Declarations’, ‘Research Ethics’ and ‘Publication Ethics’.

In light of above, you are suggested to download the applicable templates for the following and prepare them simultaneously. This will make you ready to submit your manuscript using this Online Submission System while uploading requisite declarations without delay.

Please download whichever applies to you.

1. Consent Form* (mandatory)

Download Consent Form

2. Helsinki Declaration

Have you used human subjects for your experimentation/research? Yes No

If YES, you are required to download, sign (or get signed) and upload the Helsinki Declaration as well as copy of Prior Informed Consent (which you obtained from participants of the study). For more details, read ‘Ethical Declarations’ and ‘Research Ethics’ .

Download Helsinki Declaration

(read and sign the document in Word/PDF file)

Prior Informed Consent obtained from participants of the study (download sample format), OR

Prior Informed Consent obtained from parents of minors (download sample format)

3. ARRIVE Checklist

Have you used animal subjects for your experimentation/research? Yes No

If YES, you are required to download, fill in and upload the ARRIVE (Animal Research Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) checklist. For more details, read ‘Ethical Declarations’ and ‘Research Ethics’ .

Download ARRIVE Checklist

(read and fill in the document)

4. Research on Indigenous Peoples and/or Traditional Knowledge

Has your research involved Indigenous Peoples as participants or respondents? Yes No

If YES, you should download, sign (or get signed) and upload the Self-Declaration and/or Prior Informed Consent (PIC) from Indigenous Peoples.

Download Self-Declaration

(read and sign the document)

AND/OR

PIC: There is not set PIC Format. However, you can make your own format (Download this paper and use Table 5 to make your own format. Yet, it is better to read FAO Manual on FPIC to draft a good PIC and fulfill ethical norms.)

5. (Optional) Research Involving Local Communities (non-Indigenous Peoples)

Has your research involved local communities (non-Indigenous)? Yes No

If YES, you should download, get signed and upload the Prior Informed Consent from local (non-Indigenous) peoples.

Download Prior Informed Consent

(read and get the document signed)

6. (Optional) PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses)

Are you willing to comply with PRISMA standards? Yes No

If YES to PRISMA Statement, you are encouraged to upload the following:

Download PRISMA checklist

(read and sign the document)

In addition to above ethical declarations, you will be asked by the Online Submission System to disclose the following necessary information about:

Funding Source

Please disclose the name of funding source for conducting the research, developing/writing the manuscript and/or publishing the manuscript.

No funding was received.

Funding received for research. Name of Agency:

Funding received for developing/writing manuscript. Name of Agency:

Funding received for publishing the manuscript. Name of Agency:

Competing Interests/Conflict of Interest

Author(s) has/have competing financial, professional, or personal interests from other parties or in publishing the submitted manuscript.

Author(s) has/have NO competing financial, professional, or personal interests from other parties or in publishing the submitted manuscript.

Lastly, our system will request you to suggest 2-3 names of potential Reviewers.

IF YOU ARE READY WITH NECESSARY DOCUMENTS ALONG WITH YOUR MANUSCRIPT, PLEASE GO AHEAD.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Until our Online Submission System becomes fully functional, authors are requested to submit their manuscripts using the email of the journals. To find email, please visit journal’s pages and submit the manuscript using the respective email of the journal.

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