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CINEC Academic Journal publishes original research articles, invited lead articles, review papers, short communications, case studies, book reviews, research notes, opinions, commentaries and notes. Manuscripts written only in English are accepted. CINEC Academic Journal does not levy article submission charges or article processing charges from authors. The submission of a manuscript will be taken to imply that the work is original, and it or a similar paper (other than an abstract) has not been, and will not be submitted elsewhere concurrently for publication. The content of the manuscript is the sole responsibility of the authors.
All manuscripts are peer reviewed. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Authors must provide names of three potential referees with complete postal and e-mail addresses. However, the editors are not obliged to use the services of referees provided by the authors. All manuscripts will be reviewed by two experts in the area of specialization concerned. If there are discrepancies between the comments of the two reviewers, the manuscripts will be sent to a third reviewer before taking the final decision. The comments of the reviewers will be sent to the authors and the authors are expected to submit the revised version within three weeks of receiving the comments.
Manuscripts must be typed using Times New Roman, font size 12 in double line spacing throughout Title page, Abstract, Text, References and Tables. Indicate the authority for all Latin names only once, when the name is first mentioned in the text. All abbreviations should be spelt out at first mention in the abstract as well as in the text body.
Full Length original research papers should include the following: Title page, Highlights, Graphical Abstract, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement of sources of funding, Statement of Conflict of Interest, References, Tables and Figures. The maximum number of words for a research article is limited to 10,000, including figures, tables and references. Each Table and Figure will be counted as 400 words. Longer articles will be considered by the Editorial Board only under exceptional circumstances, based on the scientific contents.
Review papers should include an Abstract, an Introduction that outlines the main points, text under brief sub-headings and References. Review papers are generally limited to a maximum of 20,000 words including figures, tables and references. Each Table and Figure will be counted as 400 words. It is a requirement that the reference list of a review article should carry at least five articles related to the research area concerned published by the author of the manuscript. Longer manuscripts, such as Checklists, will be considered by the Editorial Board only under exceptional circumstances based on the scientific contents.
Short communications should contain novel findings written in the form of a concise independent report representing a significant contribution to the field of study. It should be written under the subheadings as in a research paper but should include only a few key references. It may include 1-2 tables or figures and the word count should be confined to a maximum of 3,500.
Research notes briefly explain new research findings. The word count should not exceed 2000 words.
Reviews of scientific books should be comprehensive and should not exceed 2000 words.
Opinion should be written on a topical theme in the form of a concise, independent report. It should not exceed 1500 words.
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.
Authors are required to transfer copyright to CINEC Academic Journal.