Welcome to the Zinianz authors lobby, a direction from Zinianz for writing, editing, and publishing an innovation or a scientific paper.
Publishing manuscripts in English, why?
As English is the only language highly communicable all around the world and most of our well-versed nations use English as a primary source in communicating with individuals, Publication of your manuscripts in English makes reaching the widest achievable audience. Indeed, this is the best possible way to achieve your goal of reaching at most readers, professionals, fellows and other researchers about your scientific literature.
If not English is your first language, this will surely bring you a better writing advancements.
Is penning a manuscript important, why?
Penning words with good essence in English makes the manuscript communicate easier in understanding your research work. As technological advancement progress professionals, researchers and scientists get no time to read (or cite) a manuscript which is poorly written and may find it difficult in understanding. Writing good English not only fetches you good no. of citations, but also gives a better understanding of your research progressions.
What do editors aim for?
Journal editors need a quality research in science to publish which is of high interest to their readers. The high quality manuscripts with simple writings build impact in scientific community which has chances of early acceptance for publication. Acceptance of a manuscript solely depends upon editor’s choice, and it is worth knowing their decisions.
A description of advancements in the research, preparing a manuscript with potential matter and a good format, simple in language, clear on technical issues, following ethics gives the editor a good possibility in accepting the manuscript.
The perpetual nature of writing a new idea, a new theory or an innovation which comes into mind behaves authorship. Authorship needs to be given credit for their huge contribution in wide varieties of disciplines, writings and their noticeable features towards academic, social, and financial significances.
A contributor towards scientific community is awarded as an “author” if he/she has made substantial innovative contributions towards the concerned study. We suggest each contributor to stick to the guidelines mentioned for authorship in International Committee of Medical Journal Editors guidelines that are relevant to your research field. To be qualified as an author as per ICMJE recommendations the author should possess or must be
- A significant contributor towards the concept and design, or the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data for the work in relevant field
- Engaged in drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content
- Able to approve the final version of the manuscript for publication. Every author involving should have their own intellectual in providing sufficient contributions to their content
- Signing an agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
In accordance with all the above-mentioned criteria for authorship, the corresponding author should also be able to distinguish which co-authors are responsible in writing specific other parts of the work. The authors are responsible for their integrity in contributions of their own research.
Ability in providing funding for research, collecting data, general directions or management of the research group exclusively will not justify authorship.
Authors who wish to make changes in authorship and include individual as co-author in their manuscripts or make some corrections in author addition or deletion will need to submit this correction in authorship form.
Acknowledgments section Includes
All contributors who are responsible in writings of published manuscript and who do not meet the criteria recommended by ICMJE should be acknowledged in the acknowledgement section in order to value their importance in the work published.
Selecting a suitable specialization
Selection of a journal which does not include the scope of your research is a usual mistake, which in turn gives the editors a chance to reject the manuscript before peer-review. In order to avoid the ambiguousness in titles of the journals we have included all specialized topics in one journal with a broad scope, and we believe it helps the authors to identify their specific specialization for submission which has the common and intended scope of their study.
Selection of appropriate specialization is easier rather selecting a journal with broad scope which overlaps two or more different specializations.
Keeping in mind the author’s intention of submission to the relevant specialization or journal, we have designed our process of publication; the peer-review and editorial decisions confined to a particular topic of contributors specialized study.
We believe this kind of approach towards publication with open peer-review system will enhance the quality of publication with greater impact to researchers and scientists in their field of study; with a wide reach to people searching for that particular specialized topic.
The factors which eradicates all the concerns of authors or which they might think about before submission of their study to ContROL are
- The subject of the journal publishes. The topics of the journal publish are classified into different specializations where the author feels free and secure to submit his manuscript pertaining his desired study.
- The audience. This particular design, inclusion of all specializations in one journal attracts not only the researchers in their own specialization, but also the audience (readers, learners, scholars and students).
- The publication of different types of articles. The types of article submission in ContROL include Case Reports and Clinical Images apart from the common list of Research, Review, Letter to Editor, and Perspective article types towards ContROL.
- The suitable journal for submission. Generally authors look into the scope of the journal and decide whether or not to submit their manuscript. But in Zinianz publishers, journals have field specified topics for submission, with an opportunity to choose their concerned study specializations in conducting fair and transparent review process.
- The timeline for publication. This is the most important requirement for a regular researcher or scientist. ContROL publishes manuscripts within 2-3 month of their complete submission.
- The Choice of the specialization This is the main aspect which an author considers, whether and where to publish his/her research which has good quality of peer-review and expects eminent editorial board suggestions for the manuscript. Zinianz publisher journals values authors intention in making their publication so valuable and decent towards making scientific reach with well qualified eminent editorial board suggestions and also with fair and transparent peer-review, which decides the quality and scientific reach of the publication maintaining an individual Editorial and Reviewer committee for each subject wise specialization.
- Suitability and transfers of manuscripts to journals from one to others. The transfers of manuscripts from one journal to another by author is a common aspect as he/she first decides to publish the manuscript and changes his/her mind when he feels the scope of the journal does not fall under his specialized study.
- This makes a huge burden for journal staff and editor to decide which journal suits the topic of the study. This concern for the individual is being made sophisticated by making subject wise specializations, where the author has privilege of choosing right journal by his aspired subject of study and choose of right specialization.
Overview of constructing a manuscript
The Zinianz concept of publishing a research is a group of individuals aim in making integrity in science & valuing our customers, giving them the best assistance in manuscript formatting, editing, structuring and even in writing the article based on a set of standards maintained by scholarly websites explaining reporting guidelines in structuring a manuscript.
The types of articles which Zinianz concentrates on publishing scholarly articles list outs as:
- Case Report
- Clinical Images
- Letter to Editor
Structure of Research Article
In submitting a manuscript of one’s or group’s own research work to Zinianz one should follow the following standard structure before submission and the complete information of submission of different types of articles and their overview can be found in Instructions for authors page in each individual journal.
- Methods/ Material and Methods
The structure of the article will give the systematic flow of the study. Brings out journal manuscripts being capable of foreseeable and makes it so easy to read. It gives a design so that the audience could easily find out the content so interesting and authors could easily find out and gets reminded of the content which is to be placed.
Construction of Research article
Research is a good understanding of a current problem and researcher’s extensive efforts towards a new innovation with an excellence in various scientific fields, bringing practical knowledge explaining theoretically.
Title and Abstract
The title and abstract are the most important sections of a research or innovation. These sections decide the manuscript overall content and help reviewers and editors to decide whether to conduct a peer-review and edit the manuscript for processing. Peer reviewers are asked for their willingness in reviewing the manuscript by sending them the title & abstract sections.
It is important that the title should be easily read and understood, exact and brief as possible.
It is well-known that all the researchers search the article by the title, or a keyword and it is essential that the title should be well structured and more searchable. So that it gets easier for a reader to understand the author’s intention of study with accurate, descriptive and complete.
Abstract is a quick overview of the manuscript and its structure differs for a different type of article. For a research the standard format used makes the researcher find the content of manuscript more easy. The specified format in structuring an abstract follows
Keynotes in writing a title
- Methods/Material & Methods
- Should be informative and must make use of specific terms
- Should use simple and common, words and their combinations
- Should avoid usage of abbreviations and acronyms
- Should write full names of scientific names and bacteria
- Should present the full names of chemicals rather than their formulas
- Should avoid the use of Roman letters
Keynotes in writing Abstract
- It should not exceed the word limit of 350-400 words
- It should be included the word descriptions and synonyms for the concepts that are mentioned in the title
- Should use simple and common, words and their combinations
- Should make sure the inclusion of the most useful points mentioned in the manuscripts with consistency in the literature
- Should shorten the use of abbreviations and acronyms
- Should be careful in not to cite the references
The important keywords in the paper have to be mentioned that quickly identify the content and focus of the work. ALL keywords should be in lower case (apart from abbreviations or proper names) and all keywords should preferably be separated by semi-colons and end with a full stop. The limit of keywords is 5 to 10.
- The background/introduction section
- Is written to complete the unanswered question or to fill the gap between the practical and theoretical knowledge
- Should state their exact aim of the study
- Should explain clearly how they conducted the experiments
- Should include the purpose of the study
- Should maintain clear understandings of the question without any literature review
- Can do cite references for the readers information
- In this section of writing research, every individual must explain the reader with
- The information that needed to understand the study
- The reasons that made a researcher conduct experiments and why?
- The researcher’s problem/question studied
- The citations mentioned in the background/ introduction section should
- Be well balanced. Study of two way producing results for a research whose experimental results found to have conflicts on a problem raised
- Cite the references that are recently published, i.e not more than 10 years of the current study
- Be relevant to the study
Methods/Materials & Methods
This section explains the reader with complete details of how the experiment was conducted and in which method and to use, of which particular material, all the description must be made in the past tense.
Materials and methods section must include
- Description of new methods with detailed study of experiments conducted for the future gain, which enhances the other researcher in reproducing the current experiment
- With a brief description of previously published methods, if any, and must cite the references for the readers where they can find the complete details
- Description with accuracy in modifications made for the already existing method
- All the statistical parameters and mathematical methods used for the test
- The acknowledgements for the company’s property, procurement of the equipments or necessary things which were used for the start of the study, including the serial no. should be stated in this section.
If there was any use of equipment from the concerned laboratory for the practicality of the study, then their names of the equipments with the names of the research conducted laboratories must also be stated in this section.
If the results for particular method have obtained from the study, then this section must be included with the use of subheadings to distinguish the results of various experiments.
- Results of study should represent in an order logically
- Description of results must be in past tense
- The figures and tables made to explain the experimental study in the results section should be stated in present tense.
- Authors are requested not to duplicate within or restate the data which was already represented in figures, tables and text
- Summarize the tables and figures in the text for appropriateness in readership
- Inclusion of statistical analytic reports in the results section of the manuscript
Representation of Data
High quality figures are asked to submit in JPEG or TIFF File format. The figures need to be cited sequentially in the text.
Figure legends for all the figures in the manuscript in which figure number and a brief description of the image should be included.
- Figure with multiple parts has to be labelled as (a), (b), (c), etc. and should be kept in a single page, aligned vertically or horizontally with perfect alignment. Do not disclose the patient identification in photographs without a signed statement of agreement or permission.
- Tables must be submitted in the word file format which will be an easy task to edit and paste the content of tables in the manuscript.
- Number the tables consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be cited in the text sequentially. The table number has to be followed with a description about the table as table legends.
- All abbreviations if any, marked with the content in the table must be stated at the bottom of it.
- The written permission should be submitted to the Editorial office in case of usage of published figures or tables and appropriate references must be cited in the manuscript wherever necessary.
Discussion and Conclusions
Discussion and conclusion section involves a discussion of obtaining results and their conclusion about the research with appropriateness in quality of experiments conducted. Thus an author should:
- Discuss the last and the most importance in their own research study
- Evaluate the results and compare the data with the established one and explaining with the necessary reasons for the difference of the obtained data.
- Mention undeveloped results and explaining them about the suggested experiments which adds a best fit for clarifying appropriate results needed for a well established research
- Describe briefly about the limitations of the study, explaining the reviewers and editors about the consideration of weaknesses in a particular research.
- Make a discussion about their results and should be able to explain how it affects the present researchers in their own field and the general public, explaining them about the applications of your research findings.
- Should be able to explain or state the results obtained by one’s own research findings be extendable in comparison to previous studies.
- State their conclusions again at the end by summarizing and explaining their research findings are preliminary and further enhanced.
References are sources to start ones own research and play a key role in different parts of a manuscript
Citing of references in a scientific literature provides or acts as
- An overview of individual idea established from
- Readership to the Individuals (Researchers, scientists, scholars, learners, professionals, etc.)
- An indication/proof for one’s own literature
- A set of circumstances relevant to the work
- An eagerness to know in detail about the specialized study
- A supporting statement or description of their work
Listing of citations (references) provided in the manuscript should follow the following criterion for
1. Articles in a journal-
List of first six authors
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6. Manuscript title. Journal short name. Year; Volume: Page no. from-to.
List of more than six authors
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Manuscript title. Journal short name. Year; Volume: Page no. from-to.
2. Organization as an author-
E.g.: Organization: Manuscript title. Journal short name. Year; Volume: Page no. from-to.
3. Both authors and organization as author-
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, et al., Organization. Manuscript title. Journal short name. Year; Volume: Page no. from-to.
4. For Supplement articles-
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Manuscript title. Journal short name. Year (Suppl (no.)); Volume: Page no. from-to.
5. In-Press Article-
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Manuscript title. Journal short name. In-Press.
6. Published Abstract-
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Abstract title [Abstract]. Journal short name. Year; Volume: Page no. from-to.
7. Article with conference proceedings-
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Title of Proposal. Conference name. Year; Venue.
8. With chapter in a book-
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Chapter title. In, Book Title. (Edition no. (e.g. 2nd edition)) Edited by Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Year; Published by.
9. Book reference-
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Book title. (Edition no. (e.g. 2nd edition)). Year; Published by.
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Manuscript title. Thesis. Year; University name, department of study.
11. Link or URL-
If authors or organization name mentioned on the article or webpage
E.g.: Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4, Author5, Author6, et al. Title. Publisher. Accessed on: DD-MM-YYYY. [Link or URL]
If no author mentioned on the web page then
E.g.: name of the organization or company. Title. Publisher. Accessed on: DD-MM-YYYY. [Link or URL]