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Author Guidelines

Any manuscript submitted to the journal must be original and not being under

consideration by any other journal or has already been published in any journal

or other citable form. Any previous publication of the material (including

abstracts in conference proceedings or posters, or in a clinical trials results

database) must be declared in the covering letter, as well as in the

Acknowledgements section of the paper. Papers accepted for publication, shall

not be published in any part anywhere without a written permission from the


Submission of a manuscript to ZJPS implies that all authors have read and agreed

to its content and take responsibility for the reported findings. Authors are

expected to state that the study (where applicable) has been conducted with

approval of an appropriate ethics committee. Additionally, all research carried

out on humans must be in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration, and animal

studies must follow internationally recognized guidelines. The authors are

expected to include a statement to this effect in the Methodology section of the

manuscript. Manuscripts submitted by authors from pharmaceutical companies or

commercial organizations that sponsor clinical trials, as well as those from

individuals and companies working on industry-sponsored research, should

adhere to the ethical standards in the reporting of industry-sponsored clinical

trials and research.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

The Editorial Board requires author(s) to sign a copyright transfer agreement.

This agreement is sent to the submitting authors when a manuscript is accepted for publication


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