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Science Range Publications publishes peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journals and covers Science, Technology, Medicine, Nutrition and Engineering Publications. Science Range invites the scientific community to publish with Science Range journals their original research work having novel findings.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the stealing of another author's thoughts, ideas, expressions or language and represented these ideas, thoughts or data as one's own original work. Plagiarism is assessed as academic dishonesty and also considered a breach of journalistic ethics.

Plagiarism is a common problem now-a-days that is often the result of insufficient knowledge and skills. Our mission is to support and help the education and scientific community and publish articles that contained original work. If we found more than 20% similarity the author will get a chance for rebuttal and if the author fails to justify, then manuscript will be withdrawn and serious action will be taken against that author and might be author get restricted from publishing for a period of time decided by the Editor.

Copyrights

Authors grant the license to Science Range Publications Journals which is the condition of publication. Author ensured that work submitted must be original, unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere. If the author included any previously published text, figure or table then must take permission from copyright holders before submission. We ensure that articles are handled confidently and efficiently and disseminate as early as possible and the author might use their own materials for other publications by acknowledging original publication.

Preparing a Manuscript

The manuscript must be in the English language and written concisely. Authors not good at English are advised to edit their articles by Native English Colleagues or from companies that are providing English Language Editing Services. Authors must strictly follow the above requirement otherwise manuscripts not provided in good English could be rejected.

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts, by preparing according to the following format:

Research Article: Research article contains the full-length study that presents the important breakthrough of his/her filed (Format includes: Title page, Authors with affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Competing Interest, Acknowledgments, References).

Study Reviews: Study Reviewes summarizes previously published studies rather than describing the new facts, details or analysis. It should have minimum 20 Study references (Format includes: Title page, Author’s with affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Text, Conclusion, Competing Interest, Acknowledgments, References).

Short Communication: Short communication is not intended to publish preliminary results. It should have at least 10 study references and figures and tables (Format includes: Title page, Author's with affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Competing Interest, Acknowledgments, References).

These formats would be assisted in reviewing by the Editorial Board members. Submit your manuscripts via Online Submission System. If the manuscript submission is completed successfully, a Manuscript No. will be allocated and the author will be acknowledged with e-mail also.

  • Title
  • Author(s) with Affiliations
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Competing Interest
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Equations
  • Supplementary Information

Title
The title should be specific and concise. The title should not exceed 25 words in length. The title must be short and free from grammar mistakes. The title must not include numbers and acronyms. It should include sufficient detail, ample for readers to get the knowledge what the paper is about.


Author(s) with Affiliations
Authors with affiliations should contain the author’s full name, department, faculty, university or organization, city, and country along with their email addresses. Each author’s and its affiliations must be provided clearly. The corresponding author should also be provided separately with contact information.


Abstract
Abstract should be clear and concise consisting of no more than 250 words. It should contain sufficient detail which conveys the significance of the study to the broader audience. The abstract ought to contain background and significance of the study, a methodology used to obtain the findings, an outline of the results while not in-depth experimental detail, and conclude study in a way which shows an outline of the importance of their findings. Do not include citations, references, and non-standard abbreviations.


Key words
Author should mention minimum 6-8 keywords.


List of Abbreviations
In this section provides a list of all non-standard abbreviations used in the study as well detail in parenthesis when used for the first time within the text.


Introduction
The introduction should provide the relevant previous literature of the study subject along with the transparent statement (aim and objective) of the study and planned approach or resolution (hypothesis). This should be general enough to draw in a reader's attention from a wide variety of scientific disciplines.


Materials and Methods
Materials section includes the detailed descriptions of all types of materials (Chemicals, Reagents, Instruments) used. Methods section contains enough details of the methodology used so that all procedures can be replicable by other researchers. Authors may divide methodology into subsections if more than one method is described. The methodology should be precise enough but with details to allow other researchers for replicability.


Result
This section should provide the outcomes and findings of the study. It should be clear and comprehensive (using figures & tables). The layout of the result section should be in the same order in which the hypothesis delineated and methodology being structured.


Discussion
This section should show the significance of the results in relation to the previous research works. It should include the robustness and limitations of the study. The interpretation and implications should be given that indicates the future research directions. Discussion (in need) may be combined with results.


Conclusion
Conclusion should provide closure of research work.


Competing Interest
It must include a statement which indicates that the article has not been published in another publication and is not being submitted simultaneously to another journal.


Acknowledgments
Here author includes sources of funding, grants, and details about anyone who contributed towards the study.


References
Reference list is included at the last of your manuscript. Only published or accepted manuscripts should be added in the reference list. Any source author cites in the paper must provide a complete description in reference list to locate and retrieve that source. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited in the manuscript.


Citation
Author will have to cite reference as he/she is writing an article. Citation of the reference in text’s body is indicated in superscript digit at last of sentence or paragraph e.g 1. In case there are two or three references, separate them by commas e.g 1,2,3. Moreover, if there are more than three references and in continuous form then separate them by dash e.g 4-9, 12-18. Make sure about numbers in continuous form throughout text. References in reference list are arranged then according to numbering sequence as mentioned within text.

Examples:
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have been investigated intensively during the last twenty years, due to their low production and fabrication costs1, 2. Stay up-to-date on all of humanity’s attempts to understand and experience the cosmos3-8.
Bruce Bower9 stated excavations at the Gault site, about 64 kilometers north of Austin, produced a range of stone artifacts. Intron is a section of DNA that is removed during the process of making a protein, studied by Bethany Brookshire10.


Formats of References
A complete reference should contain the complete name(s) of the author(s) or editor(s), year an article being published, the title of the article, where required the name of the book or conference/symposium proceedings, and bibliographic information about the article such as the name of the publisher, publication city, and page numbers.

Standard Formats are:

Journal Articles
Author(s), Year. "Title of the article", Journal Name (in italics), Volume (Issue), Pages.

All author names appear as Last name, Initials. For example, if Jeong Heong is the primary author and Yew Lee is the second author, the correct appearance of the author names would be: Jeong, H., and Y. Lee.

Examples::

Jeong, H., Y. Lee, Y. Kim and M. Kang, 2010. “Enhanced photoelectric efficiency by surface modification of TiO2 thin film, using various acidic species.” Korean J. Chem. Eng., 27 (5): 1462-1468.


Books
Author(s), Year of Publication. Title (in italics), Publisher, City of Publication, Page Numbers.
Example::
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, pp: 121-124.


Article or Chapter in a Book
Author(s), Year of publication. Title of chapter. Title of book (pages of chapter). Publisher, City of Publication.
Example::
O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition and transformation. Gender issues across the life cycle (pp: 107-123). NY: Springer, New York.


Conference Proceedings
Author(s), Year. "Title of the article", in Title of the Conference, Publisher, Pages.
Example::
Nitta, T., 1995. “A quaternary version of the back-propagation algorithm”, in IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, Perth, WA, pp: 2753-2756.


E-Books
Author(s). Year Published. Title. ed. [ebook] City: Publisher, Pages. Available at: http://Website URL [Accessed Date Accessed].
Example::
Black, C., (2014). Case Management Background and Context. 1st Ed. [ebook] p: 1. Available at:
http://www.vincentcare.org.au/home/search_results/?f_product_line_search=all&orderby=rank&rpp=10&rst=All&str=case+management&type=and&xcid=1351 [Accessed 29 Sep. 2014].


E-journal
Authors, (Year). "Title of Article", Title of Journal (in italics), Volume (Issue), pages. doi: 10.XXX/XXXX.XX

Authors, (Year). "Title of Article", Title of Journal (in italics), Volume (Issue), pages. Retrieved from the Internet Address.

Authors, (Year). "Title of Article", Title of Journal (in italics), Volume (Issue), pages. Retrieved Month Date, Year from Database Name.
Example::

  1. Bond, L., Carlin, J. B., Thomas, L., Rubin, K., & Patton, G. (2001). Does bullying cause emotional problems? A prospective study of young teenagers. BMJ, 323, 480-484. doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7311.480
  2. Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38–48. Retrieved from
    http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap/article/view/71/100
  3. Altobelli, T., (2009). Family violence and parenting: Future directions in practice. Australian Journal of Family Law, 23, 194. Retrieved January 22, 2010, from LexisNexis AU.


Tables
The title of the table should be self-explanatory and not more than 25 words. Table headings should be placed above tables and footnotes or legends should be placed below the tables. Footnotes can be used to explain any details of methods, abbreviations that are necessary for the table to be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Tables must be numbered consecutively within the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc. Provide tables in the cell-based form such as spreadsheet program or MS word (Not acceptable as graphic objects). Avoid using larger tables, colors, lines, text boxes, tabs, shading, and pictures in tables.

Same data should not be repeated in both table and figure or repeated in the text.


Figures and Figure Legends
Figure should be simple and clear and must be provided in high quality. Unessential figures or parts of figures are not acceptable and avoid using extra details, coloring and any sort of complexity. The legends of figures should be self-explanatory comprehensible to the readers in order to understand what the figure is about. Figures must be numbered consecutively within the text as Fig 1, Fig 2, etc. For figures preferred formats are .jpeg, .tif, .docx/doc, .pdf and .png. All figures should be original illustrations or photographic copy of the original.


Equations
Equations must be numbered consecutively within the text as Eq. 1, Eq. 2, etc.
           (1)
All the symbols used within equation or formula must be defined immediately after the equation. Use eq 1, eq 2 etc within article instead of 1, 2, etc where there is a need to cite equation. If equations are not encoded properly then submit them as TIFF or EPS format as separate files. Symbols or alphabets used within equation must be easily read, clear and accurate with standard usage. Variables must be set as italics (e.g m, r) and vectors as bold (e.g F).


Supplementary Information
This information is optional information (for better understanding) provided by the author to reader. Figures, Tables, Equation derivations are part of the supplementary information. Cite this information within text if required.

Proofs Before Publishing

Every manuscript will pass through some editorial modifications and after acceptance of article author have to pay Article Processing Charges. After that, we provide an article to the author in its published form before publication. The author will check that proof and return within two days for a quick publication or avoid delays.