Submitting Manuscripts

 

Manuscript Submission

The journal of 3rd Millennium Science is an open access, interdisciplinary, international, scientific journal publishing articles in fields such as medicine, health care, psychology, environmental sciences, nutrition, chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, geology and even archaeology. The aim of the journal is to publish important research and findings.

Contributors may submit articles to the editorial board via e.mail to editor@3rdmisc.com. Submitted articles are only received in digital form.

Fill in the 3rd Millennium Science Manuscript Submission Form manually and sign it. At www.3rdmisc.com/pdf/manuscriptsubmission.pdf you will find the form. After filling it in, scan the document or take a photo of it and save it as a jpg file and attach it to your submitted article.

The Copyright Agreement Form is available at www.3rdmisc.com/pdf/transferofcopyright.pdf and has to be filled in and sent to the editor after the paper is accepted for publication. Manuscripts will not be published without this form, filled in and signed by all in the article participating authors. Send the form to editor@3rdmisc.com.

 

Preparation of Manuscript

Prepare manuscripts single spaced throughout the whole document. Leave margins on the sides, top, and bottom of the page. Rows must be 13-14 cm wide. Please submit text of manuscripts in Times or Times New Roman font, size 12 must be used throughout the manuscript. Manuscript pages should include page numbers, consecutively numbered.

The approximately one page cover letter/title page should include the title of the manuscript, authors' names and affiliations, the source of a work or study (if any), and a running title of a maximum of 50 characters.

Authors are encouraged to suggest the names of appropriate reviewers.

We require the full mailing address and complete contact information (telephone and e.mail address) for each listed author. Please include the address(es) either on a separate sheet. Please also indicate the corresponding author. All author names should be listed in the following order:
· First names (or initials, if used),
· Middle names (or initials, if used), and
· Last names (surname, family name).

Each author should list an:
· Associated department, university, or
· Organizational affiliation and its location, including city, state/province (if applicable) and country.

If the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all author names and affiliations should be listed at the end of the article.

This information cannot be changed after initial submission, so please ensure that it is correct.

You should supply a cover letter that:
· Concisely summarizes why your paper is a valuable addition to the scientific literature
· Briefly relates your study to previously published work
· Specifies the type of article you are submitting (for example, research article, systematic review, metaanalysis, clinical trial)

All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author must have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the contents. Those who contributed to the work but do not qualify for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgements.

When a large group or centre has conducted the work, the author list should include the group name as well as the individuals whose contributions meet the criteria defined above.

One author should be designated as the corresponding author, and his or her e.mail address or other contact information should be included on the manuscript cover page. This information will be published with the article if accepted.

 

Abstract

The second page should consist of a structured abstract of not more than 250 words which should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The papers should follow this format:
· Abstract
· Introduction
· Materials and methods
· Results
· Discussion
· Conclusion (and summary)
· Acknowledgement
· References.

The structured format for the abstract consists of:
· The objective of one or two sentences
· The background data is a short paragraph describing the present status of the field
· Methods is a statement of the plan and/or methods used in the study
· The results is a concise summary of the essential features verified by the data; and
· The conclusions is a brief description of the objective findings of the study. References are not permitted in the abstract.

 

Guidelines on Length

Manuscript length varies according to the type of the paper, subject matter and authors' judgement. Original research papers would normally be less than 5,000 words; case studies less than 3,000 words and short reports should be less than 2,000 words with no more than three tables or illustrations and up to twenty references.

We are happy to entertain unsolicited editorials of up to 1,000 words, which will be peer reviewed. Letters to the editor should be no longer than 550 words including no more than 10 references except in exceptional circumstances when the argument for this should be laid out in an accompanying letter. Two tables or illustrations may accompany letters. Personal view papers, drug/therapy/intervention reports, critical review and debate and reports drawing attention to potential clinical problems will be welcomed. Please follow the requested style to avoid any delays in publication.

The articles must be submitted in Microsoft Word 6.0 (*.doc), Word 95 (*.doc), Word 97 (*.doc) or in rtf file format (*.rtf).

 

Tables and Figures

All kinds of tables must be submitted as stand alone jpg files and cannot only be embedded in a text file. Tables can also be submitted as Microsoft Word or Excel objects embedded in the manuscript in position relative to text. Tables should be cited in the text in order and identified as Table 1, Table 2, etc. Along with the table number each table should have a title.

 

Figures

All kinds of figures must be submitted as stand alone jpg files and cannot be inserted in a text file. Please follow the caveats below when submitting illustrations:
· Do not embed figures in Microsoft Word.
· Do not prepare any figures in Microsoft Word.
· Prepare figures in jpg format.
· Submit Line illustrations at 1,200 dpi.
· Black and white halftones and colour art must be submitted at 600 or 1,200 dpi.
· Colour art must be saved as RGB files.

Please name your artwork files with the submitting author's name, e.g. Smith Fig.1.jpg. If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects should not be identifiable (blurred) or their pictures must be accompanied by a written permission to use the figure. Legends for illustrations should be typewritten on a separate sheet with numbers corresponding to the figures.

 

Abbreviations

Abbreviations of journal titles should follow the style of Medline or the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual (Arlington, VA, American Institute of Biological Sciences).
· Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and defined upon first use in the text.
· The first time an uncommon abbreviation appears, it should be preceded by the full name for which it stands.
· Non-standard abbreviations should not be used unless they appear at least three times in the text.
· Standardized nomenclature should be used as appropriate, including appropriate usage of species names and SI units.

 

References

References must be typed single spaced and numbered consecutively as they appear. Those appearing for the first time in tables and figures must be numbered in sequence with those cited in the text where the table or figure is mentioned. List all the authors when there are six or fewer. When there are seven or more, list the first three, then ˮet al.ˮ.

Sample references are:
1. Lahita, R., Liuger, J., Drayer, D.E., Koffler, D., and Reidenberg, M.M. (1982). Antibodies to nuclear antigens in patients treated with procainamide. J. Cardiovasc. Ultrason. 1, 12-20.

2. Bearns, A.G. (1972). Wilson's disease, in: The Metabolic Basis of Inherited Disease. J.B. Stanbury, J.B. Wynnegaarden, and D.S. Frederickson (eds.). New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 1033-1050.

References to government publications should include the department, bureau or office, title, location of the publisher, publisher, year, pages cited, and most important, the publication series, report or monograph number. Numbered references to personal communications, unpublished data and manuscripts either ˮin preparationˮ or ˮsubmitted for publicationsˮ are unacceptable unless proven through an attached verification such as a document or a recording. If essential, such material may be incorporated in the appropriate place in the text.

 

Permissions

Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from both author and publisher giving permission for reproduction. If clearances are required by the author's institution, statements concerning such clearance should be provided in the manuscript. Obtain and submit written permission from authors to cite unpublished data or papers still in press.

If the article requires to be sent using many e.mails (e.mail maximum size is 18 Mb) then number the e.mails as follows: e.mail 1, e.mail 2, etcetera.

If a scientific study on human subjects or human tissue requires ethic approval the approval itself must be sent to the editorial board along with the rest of the submitted scientific article material.

Prior to submission, authors who believe their manuscripts would benefit from professional editing are encouraged to use language-editing and copyediting services (this is also provided by the 3rd Millennium Science). Obtaining this service is the responsibility of the author, and should be done before initial submission. These services can be found on the web using search terms like ˮscientific editing serviceˮ or ˮmanuscript editing serviceˮ. Submissions are not copyedited before publication.

Submissions that do not meet the publication criterion for concise British English language standards may be rejected.