AUTHOR GUIDELINES

 

Acquaint Journals accept original research articles, reviews, opinions, case studies/series, commentaries, communications, editorials and letters for publication. Authors are requested to follow the guidelines below before submitting manuscripts. Submissions that do not meet the subsequent criteria will not be considered for the review process. Acquaint is following double blind peer review process to enhance the quality of the article.

Authors are expected to follow internationally accepted research reporting standards applicable to their field. Accompanying word processor file formats are acceptable for the manuscript Acquaint journals: Microsoft word (DOC, DOCX).

Cover Letter

A cover letter enclosing an institution/personal letterhead is mandatory for each submission.

Initial Submission

Initial submissions should be sent to the editorial office. Authors will receive a confirmation submission mail by the editorial coordinator within 24 to 48 hours after an initial quality screening and suitability for the journal. Submissions cleared by the preliminary analysis will be sent for assessment by reviewers.

Conflicts Of Interest

Authors must disclose any direct and indirect financial, commercial, personal/career affiliation with the article, counting any individually held viewpoint that are relevant to your work.

Title Page

Title page should contain the title of the article or the running title, subtitle, list of authors, author affiliations, author order and correspondence information. In accordance with the article authors may also choose to include article type, word count, number of tables, figures and other supplementary information.

Authorship and Correspondence

Each author’s contribution to the final work such as study design, data collection, paper preparation etc. must be clearly declared; Acquaint Publications does not mediate or be a witness to any disputes among authors. The editorial office will communicate with the corresponding author(s) regarding any revisions; all authors are responsible for the final content.

Abstract

Abstract is only part of the article in which several persons who reads are attentive in, therefore, authors need to ensure that the abstract is precise and informative. A well written abstract provides the readers with an accurate overview of the paper in only a few words. Verify that you have provided adequate background and explained your motivation, state your methods and key findings, and end with the conclusion. Your abstract should be the most concise summary of your paper. Abstract may as well edit the content in 100-150 words. References nor citations must not to be merged in this section. Abstract put up study appropriate, aim, methods, results and conclusion.

Graphical Abstract

We support submitting a graphical abstract for the publication; a graphical illustration tends to attract more readers. Step back for a moment and think of a way to summarize your research in pictographic form; you can include a description of 60-80 words. Submit a high-resolution image in a tiff format as a separate file.

Keywords

Research articles, reviews and case reports should have a list of keywords (4-8 catchphrases) used in the article followed by the abstract; this makes easier to optimize the article for search engine results.

Abbreviations

Using abbreviations improves overall readability, as such their use in scientific articles is recommended. Each mentioned abbreviation should be fully expanded the first time it appears in the paper. Any abbreviations in the title should be fully expanded.

Nomenclature

Units - Use International System of Units (SI) to present the units

Drugs - Use the Recommended International Non-Proprietary Name (rINN)

Species - Use binomial nomenclature, use italics for presentation

Genes - Use DDBJ/Genebank accession numbers for gene sequences and amino acids

Figures and Tables

Figures and Tables should be submitted in a separate file or high-resolution individual files in JPEG or TIFF format. Each figure/table must have a legend. Scanned or watermarked images with copyrights are not accepted for publication. In case of reusing a published figure/table authors are required to provide copyright permission from the novel publisher and provide proper citation in the text.

Appendix

Appendix and supplementary data should be submitted in a separate document and cited within the text. Appendix may include figures, tables or relevant citations. A unique link will be provided for all the supporting information on the journal web page.

Funding Sources

A statement stating all funding sources involved in performing the research must be attached with the submission.

Acknowledgement

Authors should acknowledge the work of individuals who do not meet the criteria for authorship but otherwise contributed to the study in any way. Research sponsors may also be included in this section.

References

The text contained within each article should be maintained with appropriate references in a consecutive order ensure that the references are up-to-date and cited correctly.

Copyrights

All content published in Acquaint journals is licensed under Creative

Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, commonly known as CC BY. Lawful reuse of the article is allowed with proper attribution.

Copyright Transfer

In case of replica of any published work or a part of it such as figures/tables/text, etc corresponding author is a reliable person to obtain the copyrights from the previous publisher. It is obligatory to state the copyright transference evidence wherever necessary and make sure that cited properly.

Retraction Policy

Excellence and reliability are supreme to Acquaint. In the event that an article needs to be retracted, we follow internationally accepted retraction policy. An article may need to be retracted due to honest errors that were overlooked, flaws in experimental methodology or scientific misconduct. Inaccurate or misleading research reporting has no place in a scientific journal; therefore we waste no time in raising ourselves to meet our exceptional standards. Any papers found to have plagiarized content are retracted immediately. A notification will be published on the website stating reasons for the retraction; the note will include a link to the original paper. Citation and web link is available on the retraction note. In case of high degree of discussion on a published article, letters will be published to exchange the matter.

Erratum

Under this section a note of corrections at various production levels in the published paper will be provided in the subsequent issue of the journal. Only writing, editing, typesetting errors, mistakes in tables and figures are corrected and published.

Corrigendum

A list of corrections submitted by the authors will be published under this section. These corrections may not alter the results and conclusions of the published work. Errors in units of measurements, misidentification of strains, authorship, affiliations, etc. are considered for publication. The corresponding author needs to send a notice, with the approval of all authors attached, to the editorial office with the list of corrections.