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Author Guidelines

Title: (The Title of the Article should be Precise and Brief and Must Not be More Than 120 Characters. Authors should avoid the Use of Non-Standard Abbreviations. The Title Must be Written in Title Case Except for articles, conjunctions and prepositions.)

First Author1, Corresponding author*1Co-author, Co-author1,2 and Co-author3

1Department Name, Faculty Name, University Name, City, Country; 2Department Name, Faculty Name, University Name, City, Country; 3Department Name, Faculty Name, University Name, City, Country;

Abstract:The abstract of an article should be clear, concise and accurate summary, having no more than 250 words. Use of abbreviations should be avoided and the references should not be cited in the abstract. Ideally, each abstract should include the following sub-headings, but these may vary according to requirements of the article.

Keywords: Besides your keywords, you must add one up to three of the BJEDIS keywords (Experimental design, Data analysis, Inferential statistics, Statistical analysis, Data mining). The minimum and the maximum number of keywords are equal to six and nine, respectively. 

Adherence to the BJEDIS’ scope:Insert here one or two sentences linking your paper to the scope of BJEDIS.  

*Address correspondence to this author at the Department of xxxy, Faculty of xxx, xxx University, P.O. Box: 0000-000, City, Country; Tel/Fax: ++0-000-000-0000, +0-000-000-0000; E-mails: author@institute.xxx

 

Please, assure that all the contents above fit on this first page. (Erase this sentence before sending your paper).

1. INTRODUCTION

The Introduction section should include the background and aims of the research in a comprehensive manner.

1.1. Section Headings

Section headings should be numbered sequentially, left aligned and have the first letter capitalized, starting with the introduction. Sub-section headings however, should be in lower-case and italicized with their initials capitalized. They should be numbered as 1.1, 1.2, etc.

1.2. Text Organization

Please provide soft copies of all the materials (main text in MS Word or Tex/LaTeX), figures/illustrations in TIFF, PDF or JPEG, and chemical structures drawn in ChemDraw (CDX)/ISISDraw (TGF) as separate files, while a PDF version of the entire manuscript must also be included, embedded with all the figures/illustrations/tables/chemical structures etc. It is advisable that the document files related to a manuscript submission should always have the name of the corresponding author as part of the file name, i.e., “Cilli MS text.doc”, “Cilli MS Figure 1” etc.

It is imperative that before submission, authors should carefully proofread the files for special characters, mathematical symbols, Greek letters, equations, tables, references and images, to ensure that they appear in proper format.

The main text should begin on a separate page and should be divided into title page, abstract and the main text. The text may be subdivided further according to the areas to be discussed, which should be followed by the Acknowledgements and Reference sections. For Research papers, the manuscript should begin with the title page and abstract followed by the main text, which must be structured into separate sections as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Conclusion, Conflict of Interest, Acknowledgements and References. The Review Article should mention any previous important recent and old reviews in the field and contain a comprehensive discussion starting with the general background of the field. It should then go on to discuss the salient features of recent developments. The authors should avoid presenting material which has already been published in a previous review. The authors are advised to present and discuss their observations in brief.

References, figures, tables, chemical structures etc. should be referred to in the text at the appropriate place where they have been first discussed. Figure legends/captions should also be provided.

1.3. Figures/Illustrations

All authors must strictly follow the guidelines below for preparing illustrations for publication. If the figures are found to be sub-standard, then the manuscripts will be rejected.

The authors are expected to submit good quality figure(s) in PDF, PPT, DOCX, TIFF or JPEG versions, which, if required, should be improved yourself or by professional graphic designers.

1.3.1. Scaling/Resolution

Line Art image type is normally an image based on lines and text. It does not contain tonal or shaded areas. The preferred file format should be TIFF or EPS, with the color mode being Monochrome 1-bit or RGB, in a resolution of 900-1200 dpi.

Halftone image type is a continuous tone photograph containing no text. It should have the preferred file format TIFF, with color mode being RGB or Grayscale, in a resolution of 300 dpi.

Combination image type is an image containing halftone, text or line art elements. It should have the preferred file format TIFF, with color mode being RGB or Grayscale, in a resolution of 500-900 dpi.

1.3.2. Formats

Illustrations may be submitted in the following file formats:

  • PDF (also especially suitable for diagrams)

  • PNG (preferred format for photos or images)

  • Microsoft Word (version 5 and above; figures must be a single page)

  • PowerPoint (figures must be a single page)

  • TIFF

  • JPEG (conversion should be done using the original file)

  • BMP

  • CDX (ChemDraw)

For TIFF figures with considerably large file size restricting the file size in online submissions is advisable. Authors may therefore convert to JPEG format before submission as this results in significantly reduced file size and upload time, while retaining acceptable quality. JPEG is a ‘lossy’ format, however. In order to maintain acceptable image quality, it is recommended that JPEG files are saved at High or Maximum quality.

Zipit or Stuffit tools should not be used to compress files prior to submission as the resulting compression through these tools is always negligible.

Please refrain from supplying:

  1. Graphics embedded in word processor (spreadsheet, presentation) document.

  2. Optimized files optimized for screen use (like GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG) because of the low resolution.

  3. Files with too low a resolution.

  4. Graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

1.3.3. Image Conversion Tools

There are a number of software packages available, many of them freeware or shareware, capable of converting to and from different graphics formats, including PNG.

General tools for image conversion include Graphic Converter on the Macintosh, Paint Shop Pro, for Windows, and ImageMagick, available on Macintosh, Windows and UNIX platforms.

Bitmap images (e.g. screenshots) should not be converted to EPS as they result in a much larger file size than the equivalent JPEG, TIFF, PNG or BMP, and poor quality. If the images were originally prepared in an Office application, such as Word or PowerPoint, original Office files should be directly uploaded to the site, instead of being converted to JPEG or another format of low quality.

1.3.4. Color Figures/Illustrations

Colour figures should be supplied in CMYK not RGB colors.

1.3.5. Chemical Structures

Chemical structures MUST be prepared in ChemDraw/ CDX and provided as a separate file.

1.4. Symbols and Units

Greek symbols and special characters often undergo formatting changes and get corrupted or lost during preparation of a manuscript for publication. To ensure that all special characters used are embedded in the text, these special characters should be inserted as a symbol but should not be a result of any format styling (Symbol font face) otherwise they will be lost during the conversion to PDF/XML.

Authors are encouraged to consult reporting guidelines. These guidelines provide a set of recommendations comprising a list of items relevant to their specific research design.

Only ISO symbols, written in italic, should be used for the various parameters. All kinds of measurements should be reported only in International System of Units (SI). SI units should always be written in Roman and separated from the numerical value by a space (whatever the language).

The µ in µg or µm should be in Roman. The symbol for litre is L and that for minute is min. For temperature, please use only one of °C, °F or K in the entire manuscript. As the Angström (1Å = 10-10m) is not an SI unit, it should be replaced by the nanometre (1nm = 10-9 m) or by the picometer (1pm = 10-12 m): 1Å = 0.1nm = 100 pm. Multiple units should be written with negative superscripts (for example, 25mgµL-1 µs-1). The list of notations should appear just before the first paragraph of full text.

A list of symbols and units should be provided if used extensively throughout the text.

1.5. Tables (if any)

Data Tables should be submitted in Microsoft Word table format.

Each table should include a title/caption being explanatory in itself with respect to the details discussed in the table. Detailed legends may then follow.

Table number in bold font i.e. Table 1, should follow a title. The title should be in small case with the first letter in caps. A full stop should be placed at the end of the title.

Tables should be embedded in the text exactly according to their appropriate placement in the submitted manuscript.

Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring that the borders of each cell are displayed as black lines.

Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals sequentially in order of their citation in the body of the text.

If a reference is cited in both the table and text, please insert a letteredfootnote in the table to refer to the numbered reference in the text.

Tabular data provided as additional files can be submitted as an Excel spreadsheet.

1.6. Construction of References

All references should be numbered sequentially (in square brackets) in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. The reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission.

Sample references are provided at the end of this template in the reference section. Correct reference format and list must be provided in the article. 

2. MATERIALS AND METHOD (FOR RESEARCH ARTICLES ONLY)

This section provides details of the methodology used along with information on any previous efforts with corresponding references. Any details for further modifications and research should be included.

EXPERIMENTAL(FOR RESEARCH ARTICLES ONLY)

Repeated information should not be reported in the text of an article. A calculation section must include experimental data, facts and practical development from a theoretical perspective.

3. RESULTS (FOR RESEARCH ARTICLES ONLY)

The Results and discussions may be presented individually or combined in a single section with short and informative headings.

4. DISCUSSION

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, present a reproducible procedure and emphasis the importance of the article in the light of recent developments in the field. Extensive citations and discussion of published literature should be avoided.

The Results and Discussion may be presented together under one heading of “Results and Discussion”. Alternatively, they may be presented under two separate sections (“Results” section and “Discussion” Sections). Short sub- headings may be added in each section if required.

CONCLUSION

A small paragraph summarizing the contents of the article, presenting the final outcome of the research or proposing further study on the subject, may be given at the end of the article under the Conclusion section.

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

If abbreviations are used in the text either they should be defined in the text where first used, or a list of abbreviations can be provided.

CONSENT FOR PUBLICATION

If the manuscript has an individuals’ data, such as personal detail, audio-video material etc., consent should be obtained from that individual. In case of children, consent should be obtained from the parent or the legal guardian.

All such case reports should be followed by a proper consent prior to publishing.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Financial contributions and any potential conflict of interest must be clearly acknowledged under the heading ‘Conflict of Interest’. Authors must list the source(s) of funding for the study. This should be done for each author.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

All individuals listed as authors must have contributed substantially to the design, performance, analysis, or reporting of the work and are required to indicate their specific contribution. Anyone (individual/company/institution) who has substantially contributed to the study for important intellectual content, or who was involved in the article’s drafting the manuscript or revising must also be acknowledged.

Guest or honorary authorship based solely on position (e.g. research supervisor, departmental head) is discouraged.

SUPPORTIVE/SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

Supportive/Supplementary Material intended for publication must be numbered and referred to in the manuscript but should not be a part of the submitted paper. In-text citations as well as a section with the heading "Supportive/Supplementary Material" before the "References" section should be provided. All Supportive/Supplementary Material must be listed and include a brief caption line be included for each file describing its contents should be included.

Sample CRediT author statement

Sergio Thode Filho: Conceptualization, Methodology, Data analysis, and Writing-Original draft preparation. Fernando G. de Souza Junior: Conceptualization, Supervision, Reviewing and Editing. Marcelo Barcellos: Conceptualization, Supervision, Reviewing and Editing. Thuanny A. Moraes: Data analysis. Mostafa G. Aboelkheir: Reviewing, Editing and Validation. Emiliane D. Perreira: Data analysis and Reviewing. Vitor C. Costa: Reviewing. Nathali R. Lima: Data analysis.

REFERENCES

References must be listed in the numerical system (ABNT). All references should be numbered sequentially (in parenthesis) in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. The reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission. 

See below few examples of references listed in the correct Vancouver style:

Typical Paper Reference:

1. CAMPBELL, John L. and PEDERSEN, Ove K. The varieties of capitalism and hybrid success. Comparative Political Studies [online]. v. 40, n. 3, p. 307–332. 2007. DOI 10.1177/0010414006286542. Available from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0010414006286542. Accessed 26 July 2021. 

Book Reference:
2. MARES, Isabela. Firms and the welfare state: When, why, and how does social policy matter to employers?. In: HALL, Peter A. and SOSKICE, David (eds.), Varieties of capitalism. The institutional foundations of comparative advantage. Oxford University Press: New York, 2001. p. 184–213.

 

Copyright Notice

AUTHORS DECLARATIONS AND COPYRIGHT TRANSFER LICENSE

We at this moment declare that the present paper is our original work and has not been previously considered, either in whole or in part, for publication elsewhere. Besides, we warrant the authors will not submit this paper for publication in any other journal. We also guarantee that this article is free of plagiarism and that any accusation of plagiarism will be the authors' sole responsibility. The undersigned transfer all copyrights to the present paper (including without limitation the right to publish the work in any and all forms) to BJEDIS, understanding that neglecting this agreement will submit the violator to undertake the legal actions provided in the Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (No. 9610 of February 19, 1998). Also, we, the authors, declare no conflict of interest. Finally, all funders were cited in the acknowledgments section.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

: 11.00 (USD)

: 33.00 (USD)