Guidelines For Authors

Submission
Manuscripts should be submitted online by one of the authors of the manuscript. Only electronic Word (.doc, .docx) files can be submitted and there is no page limit. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the manuscript during submission and peer review. For technical help contact support@sjbsr.com
Terms of submission
Manuscripts must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are only being considered by this journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other co-authors. It is also the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure that the article has all necessary institutional approvals. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication, unless otherwise indicated. All inquiries concerning the publication of accepted manuscripts should be addressed to editor@sjbsr.com.
Peer review
All submitted articles are subject to assessment and peer review to ensure editorial appropriateness and technical correctness. In order for an article to be accepted for publication, the assigned Editor will first consider if the manuscript meets minimum editorial standards and fits within the scope of the journal. If an article is within scope, then the Editor will ideally solicit at least two external peer reviewers (whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors) to assess the article before confirming a decision to accept. Decisions to reject are at the discretion of the Editor.
Article Processing Charges
Article Processing Charges (APCs) allow us to make articles immediately available online (in PDF format) to anyone to read and reuse upon publication with proper formatting, page numbers and DOI number. Articles that are accepted for publication by our editors following rigorous peer review incur a publishing fee charged to authors or institutions as given below:

 

Article Type Price
Short Communication 300 €
Mini-Review 350 €
Review 400 €
Original Research 450 €
Discounts and waivers

The following discounts will be given if one of the authors on the article falls into one of these groups:

SJBSR Editorial Board members: 10% discount.

SJBSR reviewers: 20% discount on one article submitted within the ensuing 12 months.

Discounts cannot be combined to cover the fee for a single article. If authors on an article are eligible for various individual discounts, the largest discount is applied.

SJBSR offered also support to those authors unable to pay APC to ensure that financial barriers do not prevent quality research benefiting from Open Access publication. Elements that will determine waiver eligibility are the absence of formal funding for the work and the affiliation country of the corresponding author. Waiver is checked on case-by-case and it cannot exceed 30% of the original APC in all cases. For APC support requests, please contact us at editor@sjbsr.se.

Article Formatting

We recommend that all manuscripts follow the structure below:
Title and Authorship Information
The following information should be included:
• Manuscript title
• Full author names
• Full institutional mailing addresses
• Email addresses
Affiliations. We remain neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in institutional affiliations. Responsibility for affiliations ultimately rests with the author.

Abstract

The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained, citation-free, and should not exceed 300 words.
Introduction
This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.
Materials and Methods
The methods section should provide enough detail for others to be able to replicate the study. If you have more than one method, use subsections with relevant headings, e.g. different models, in vitro and in vivo studies, statistics, materials and reagents, etc.
If permission was required, a statement confirming permission was granted should be included in the Materials and Methods section.

Ethical guidelines

In any studies on human or animal subjects, the following ethical guidelines must be observed. For any experiments on humans, all work which carries a risk of harm must include a statement that the experiment was conducted with the human subjects’ understanding and consent, as well as a statement that the responsible Ethical Committee has approved the experiments. In the case of any animal experiments, the authors must provide a full description of any anesthetic or surgical procedure used, as well as evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment.
Results and Discussion
This section may be divided into subsections or may be combined.
Main Text (Review only)
This section may be divided into subsections or may be combined.
Conclusions
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the article, highlighting its importance and relevance.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors must declare all relevant interests that could be perceived as conflicting. Authors should explain why each interest may represent a conflict. If no conflicts exist, the authors should state this. Submitting authors are responsible for co-authors declaring their interests.

Funding Statement

Authors must state how the research and publication of their article was funded, by naming financially supporting body(s) (written out in full) followed by associated grant number(s) in square brackets (if applicable). If the research did not receive specific funding, but was performed as part of the employment of the authors, please name this employer. If the funder was involved in the manuscript writing, editing, approval, or decision to publish, please declare this.

Acknowledgments

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the manuscript before the references. Anyone who made a contribution to the research or manuscript, but who is not a listed author, should be acknowledged (with their permission).

References

Authors may submit their references in any style. If accepted, these will be reformatted. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate.

Preparation of figures

Upon submission of an article, authors should include all figures and tables in the the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. All figures should be cited in the manuscript in a consecutive order.
Preparation of tables
Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading.

Supplementary materials

Supplementary materials are the additional parts to a manuscript that might be of interest to readers. Authors can submit one file of supplementary material along with their manuscript.
A section titled “Supplementary Material” should be included before the references list with a concise description for each supplementary material file.

Proofs Corrected proofs must be returned to the editorial office within one week of receipt. The editor will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication.

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