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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Confirm that the manuscript has been submitted solely to this journal and is not published, in press, or submitted elsewhere. 
  • Confirm that a Copyright Assignment Form has been submitted. The form must be signed and sent by post to the Editorial Office at the time of online submission.
  • Confirm that the manuscript has been prepared in accordance with the instructions for authors Instructions for Authors .
  • The corresponding author confirms that all authors have seen and approved the submitted version of the manuscript and that appropriate credit has been given to all contributors to this research. 
  • Journal Submissions Cover Letter with potential reviewers and contact information.

Author Guidelines

Please use this sheet as a guide to assist you in formulating your comments on the referee evaluation sheet. Your comments will assist the author when revising the manuscript.

  • Manuscript is original
  • No duplicate publication
  • No biased data
  • No plagiarism or image manipulation
  • All authors are quality for authorship
  • Manuscript were prepared as suggested by the FABJ guideline
  • All references were appropriately cited
  • Conflict of interest are declared

If the answers to any of the above eight points are negative, please give clear arguments for rejection of the paper on the following referee evaluation sheet. If the answers to the above three points are positive, then please continue with the following. 

  • Does the title clearly reflect the contents?
  • Is the abstract sufficiently informative, especially when read in isolation?
  • Are appropriate keywords given?
  • Is the description of materials and methods sufficiently informative?
  • Are the results and conclusions clearly presented?
  • Is the organization of the article satisfactory (e.g. no discussion in results)?
  • Are the figures and tables all necessary, complete (e.g. titles) and clearly presented?
  • Are the references adequate?
  • Is the English correct and understandable to a trans-disciplinary readership?

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