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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or PDF form
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation

Authors should prepare the manuscript according to the formatting guidelines. It is highly recommended that authors use the Latex environment for typesetting their manuscript. Although, JMCN also accepts manuscript formatted in Microsoft Word. The Latex template including JMCN class files is available for download from here. The ZIP package includes a detail user guide for typesetting of the article.

We use a plagiarism detection system to check the similarity level for every submitted article. By submitting your manuscript to JMCN,  you accept that your manuscript will be checked for plagiarism.  The similarity level of a submission should not exceed 30%.  Submission with similarity level higher than 30% will be desk rejected without review. 

Manuscript Submission

JMCN operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress. Please read the remainder of these instructions and then click here to navigate to the submission system. You need to register with the submission system to proceed further. Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If for any reason whatsoever, you are unable to submit the article though Online Submission System, send it by email to editor@jmcn.science .

File types. Preferred formats for the manuscript text are .doc, .docx, .tex and .pdf. We strongly encourage the authors to use Latex for typesetting their article.

Initial Submission

Upload a single .pdf file that you have generated from your source files.

Camera Ready Copy

LATEX USERS: When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your now revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. In addition, you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow. 

NON-LATEX USERS: Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files. On acceptance, the Journal Editorial Office will format the Word file in JMCN style.

Manuscript style

The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. It is not necessary to double-line space your manuscript. On submission, non-LaTex users should upload their text as a word file. Formatting in the journal style will be carried out by our production team post-acceptance.

During the submission process, you must enter the full title, a short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email of the author who is to check the proofs.  

  • Enter an abstract of up to 250 words for all articles. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) .
  • Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.

Reference style. References should be cited in the text by number within square brackets and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text. All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. 

Tables should be part of the main document. If the table is created in excel the file should be uploaded separately.

Colour Policy. Colour illustrations will be reproduced in the journal without charge to the author.

We accept supporting information in many formats: Please provide as much information as you can about the file types, and aim for standard formats that will be viewable on many platforms (PC, Mac, UNIX, Linux). Irregular file types should be provided in a Zip archive.

Preferred: GIF, JPEG, PDF, SVG, MPEG, AVI, MOV, MP3, plain text, RTF, Zip.

Avoid: EPS, application specific files

Review turnaround time
After submission, the paper is assigned to an Area Editor for general evaluation. We aim to make a first editorial decision within one month after the article submission. However, the length of the review varies depending on how long it takes to find a reviewer to accept the review and if they return their results promptly. We are committed to having as short a review process as possible for each submission.

Post Acceptance
For accepted manuscripts, the publisher will supply proofs to the submitting author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue.