Submission

This journal uses Editorial Manager to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the guide for Editorial Manager authors before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.
Information for Authors

  1. Submitting Your Manuscript
  2. Editorial Policy
  3. Open Access
  4. Manuscript Preparation

1. Submitting Your Manuscript

You can submit your manuscript to any of the iFASRA journal via the journal’s dedicated online submission system. Manuscripts can only be submitted in MS Word format.
The following types of article may be submitted to the journal:

Letters
Research articles
Review articles 

You will also have an opportunity to assign detailed subject classifications and keywords to your article during the submission process.

2. Editorial Policy

The journal will only consider manuscripts that have not previously been published and that are not under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by an editor and, if considered suitable for the journal, to a single-blind peer-review process by independent, anonymous expert referees.

3. Open Access

All articles published in iFASRA are permanently available online immediately to anyone, anywhere, at any time with no form of subscription or access fee being applied. Copyright is retained by the author.

3.1 Article Publishing Charge (APC)
We provide free publication opportunities. We believe strongly in the benefits of open access to scientific research and scholarship, and our APC policy is intended to help remove any barriers to its take-up around the world – leading to greater research impact for all.

4. Manuscript Preparation

4.1 General Guidelines

Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting your manuscript to any iFASRA journal.

Abstracts

Abstracts of 100-200 words should be supplied with all manuscripts submitted.

Author Affiliations

All the authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal address, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript.  One author should be identified as the corresponding author.  The affiliations of all named co-authors should be the affiliation where the research was conducted.  If any of the named co-authors moves affiliations during the peer review process, the author must inform the journal editor before the publication of the article. No any changes will be made once the article is published.

Funder Information
Please supply details for any funders of your research, including grant numbers, when submitting your manuscript.

Competing Interests
During the submission process authors will be asked to declare any relevant competing interests of a personal, professional or financial nature.

Classifications and Keywords
iFASRA encourages authors to identify connections within and across different subject areas. Authors can tag articles with relevant subjects to help readers from any field to find their article. Identifying specific subject classifications also assists our editors in identifying suitable referees for your work, which can increase the overall speed of review. Authors can also include specific keywords that will help specialists find their article.

Language
Manuscripts must be written in English. British or American spelling and punctuation is accepted, but should be consistent throughout the manuscript.

Authors requiring professional English language editing or help with manuscript preparation can email us on editor@ifasra.com.

Length of Manuscript
There is no maximum limit on the length of manuscripts. However, we encourage that the length of the article should not be more than 20 pages.

Sections of the Manuscript
Manuscripts should feature the following sections in the following order:

title page
abstract
keywords
main text of the paper
acknowledgments
appendices (as appropriate)
references
table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages)
figure caption(s) (as a list)
Section Headings
Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially, using a decimal system for subsections.
Supplemental Material
Authors are encouraged to submit supporting information, animations, movie files, sound files or any additional information for publication with their manuscript.  All supplemental material will be open access.  You will be able to track its impact through a range of metrics.

All supplemental material should be submitted in an uncompressed format that can be used universally on PCs and Macs. All files should be kept to a minimum size where possible. If required, please supply a legend(s) or description(s) with the additional material to be mounted online and a reference to the file. Supplemental material can be referenced in the text of the article, and we will insert a link to the online files.

Trademarks and Registered Terms
When using a word that is, or is asserted to be, a proprietary term or trade mark, authors should use the symbol ® or ™.

Units of Measurement
Authors must adhere to SI units. Units are not italicized.

4.2 References
References should be selected to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date.  Please ensure all essential information is included in the citation.

iFASRA uses the APA (American Psychological Association) reference style. Manuscripts submitted in another reference style that are subsequently accepted for publication will be converted to APA style during the production process.

4.3 Figures

Figures should be imported in the following resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for greyscale and 300 dpi for colour graphics. Figures need to be saved in a separate file from the text of the manuscript. Please do not embed figures in the text file. Figures should be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application (e.g. CorelDraw/Mac, CorelDraw/PC). Figures should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. figure 1, figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. figure 1(a), figure 1(b)). Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the paper, and numbered correspondingly. The filename for a figure should be clear and descriptive, e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2a.

4.4 Reproduction of Copyright Material

As an author, you will need to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as ’derivative reproduction’, where an author has created a new figure or table that derives substantially from a copyrighted source. Authors are responsible for the payment of any permission fees required by the copyright owner. Copies of permission letters should be sent with the manuscript upon submission to iFASRA. Please ensure that the rights holder of any third party copyright materials included in your paper has granted you permission to publish their material under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license or has granted you permission to use their material with the appropriate copyright notice.

For any other inquiries, please contact editor@ifasra.com or visit Contact us.