PAPER SUBMISSIONS

 

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the e-mail to the executive manager at [email protected]

Structure of the Paper and Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Before submission to the editorial staff of the journal, please check Research Misconduct Policies, infringement of which will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript and possible sanctions against the author.
The authors are strongly recommended to read the “Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English” at the website of The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) which guides our work.
Make sure that the manuscript presents an academic value, significance of research, as well as that its originality and practical significance are well described; the manuscript makes a contribution to earlier researches concerning the topic.

The author must take a close look at the manuscript requirements. They are not too rigid, but we recommend to meet them. Therefore, we ask the authors to make every effort to meet the requirements, as it will provide the quality of their materials and will make it easier for the editorial staff to set the manuscript for publication.

Please define the type of the manuscript of four possible variants and adhere to both the general guidelines and the recommendations, which are specific for the type of the chosen manuscript.

The following types of manuscripts can be submitted to the journal:

  • research paper, which is a final report on the finished original experimental study (the structure is Abstract, Introduction, Literature review, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussions, Conclusions);
  • theoretical paper, which is devoted to theoretical study of the problem, which complies with the journal’s scope (the structure is Abstract, Introduction, Theoretical Basis, Results, Discussions, Conclusions);
  • review paper, which is a study of concrete scientific problem, which complies with the journal’s scope and is conducted based on the materials of the scientific publications (the structure is Abstract, Introduction, Literature review, generalization of the main statements, Discussions, Conclusions);
  • short communication paper on the event (conference, seminar, exhibition, issue of the important monograph), which complies with the journal’s scope (the paper is structured by the author in his/her own, but with compulsory reference to the date and place of the event, however, it does not include a big list of references and supplementary materials) .

The manuscript should be sent to the journal via E-MAIL. Please, try hard to send a manuscript with good level of English. Well-written manuscripts will let editors and reviewers concentrate on their academic value.

Manuscript Structure

Manuscript literature and tenses must be structured as Title, Authors affiliation with Orcid and E-mail, Abstract, Keywords, JEL classification codes, Introduction, Literature Review, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussions, Conclusions, Author Contributions, Institutional Review Board Statement, Funding, Acknowledgement, Informed Consent Statement, Data Availability Statement, Conflicts of Interest and References. submitted in a file with limited size.

Title
The title of the manuscript should fully reflect the topic of the research and its content. It must be short and concrete (not more than 15 words). Besides it should catch the reader’s interest and it should be written using the scientific style. It is appropriate to point the object of research or concretize it using the colon or the brackets. It is not recommended to use contractions, but if used, then only for the commonly known ones.

Author (authors)
Here the name (first name and last name) of the author (authors) must be written. Those authors who use the patronymic or middle name should write only the first. The authors whose names are written in the Cyrillic alphabet must transliterate them correctly. Those who need the transliteration can use the websites http://translit.net/ua/.
After the names of the authors, there should be written their academic degree and academic rank, places of work (university, academic institution, etc. or the organization to which they belong) (Affiliation), city and country. If the name of city or country is already used as author's affiliation still both the city and the country should be indicated. The name of the organization or the institution must be indicated, separated by the comma in the nominative case and this name must be full, without contractions and abbreviations. Also the authors should indicate their e-mails.
If there are several authors, they make a decision themselves concerning the order of their mentioning in the title of the paper (recommended variant – depending on the contribution to the research). The list of authors includes only those persons who have really taken part in the research and agreed to bear full responsibility for its content. Research funding or taking part in paying the article processing charge is not a prerequisite for being included in the list of co-authors. While forming the list of the authors, a special attention should be paid to the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) principles.

In order to bring the academic degrees, academic ranks and occupations, which are used in some emerging economies or the developing countries, in line with the international standards.

Abstract
Abstract must adhere to the following: A concise and factual abstract is required. Please rewrite the abstract should be 250 words in total for this purpose. The abstract should describe the following items in order of 1) Research Background………………….. 2) Purpose of the Research (for example. The study investigates/examines…, but NO research background statements/problem statements at the beginning), 3) Data, Materials, and Methodology (for example. This study employs samples/survey data/time series data of ….), 4) Results (for example, The results show/reveal that ……), and 5) Major Findings (for example, The findings of this study suggest that …, but NO suggestions/recommendations/implications) in an unstructured manner

Кeywords
The purpose of keywords is to provide the insight to the reader into the contents of the paper. They should reflect the area of the research. The number of keywords should be 5-10 in average. There should not be the sentences, but the words or word groups. If the object of the study is not mentioned in the title of the paper (including the country, the region), it should be added to the list of keywords. There is no need to replicate words from the title of the manuscript.

JEL Classifications Code
If earlier the author was not aware of this classification system, he/she should attentively look through it in order to have a common understanding of all the areas defined in it http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.php. The codes, indicated by the author should clearly reflect the research area. The author is welcome to use the codes from two or three areas, if they are covered in the research.

Introduction
Both scientific issues and the relevance of the research should be substantiated and explained in the introduction. Also a problem statement should be pointed out. The introduction should not be long, the author should avoid using tables and figures.

The aim describes main results in a short and concrete manner (in one sentence), the achievement of which is the purpose of the research. Here can also be mentioned several intermediate problems, the solution of which will ensure that the aim is achieved. The aim should not replicate the title of the manuscript.

Literature Review
Literature review provides an analysis and generalization of relevant works (papers, monographs, reports, theses, etc.), which describe the essence of the problem and/or give an understanding on the previous efforts to solve it. The Literature Review should comply with the aim of the research (“fitness for purpose”) and represent the results of critical analysis of the analytical base for testing the research hypothesis.
Literature review must not be limited only by works, which were published in the country where the author lives and works (the problem should be studied globally). Particularly it concerns the authors from non-English speaking countries (they are recommended to thoroughly analyze the works published in English).
If appropriate, normative legal acts are also analyzed.
Only those sources are given and analyzed in the paper, which really are valuable for the author’s research. The author cannot just make long lists of authors and their works, which are related to the investigated issues. The author cannot take the pieces of review text from other works with reference to other authors and include their works in the list of references. When citing, the author is obliged to observe ethical and moral principles.
While making literature review, the author can use own publications and refer to them, but only in order to describe the problem, but not to increase the citation level.
It is recommended to finish the literature review with the presentation of unsolved issues, identification of contradictions in the results and findings of the previous researches, justification of the need to continue the studies in this area and choice of the specific topic (direction) of this study.
In the literature review and throughout the text of the paper as a whole, references to the sources are made in compliance with APA formatting and style guide (American Psychological Association).

Materials and Methods
The methods (methodology) of the study are indicated in this section (commonly known), which author uses in the research, and/or the methodology offered by the author himself is described in a short and concrete manner. If methods and procedures offered are used in other works, the author should refer to the original sources.
In this subsection of the theoretical paper the theoretical basis of the research should be described, theories, perspectives, formulae, equations should be presented.
If commonly known statistic procedures are used in the paper, the author should not describe their essence, it is sufficient just to point them.

Results
Here empirical or theoretical data obtained in the process of the research are given. It is recommended to use figures, tables, graphs, schemes. The interpretation of the obtained results is not made in this section. Also there should not be presented the results, which were earlier obtained by the authors or other scientists.

Discussions
Here the interpretation of the results obtained during the research is made. A comparison is made with the results obtained by other researchers.

Conclusions
In this section the main ideas of the manuscript are presented, the obtained results and their novelty are demonstrated. The possibility of practical use of the obtained results should be outlined and the directions for further scientific research should be offered.

Patents: Authors may declare any patents related to the published work, either those pending or already obtained. The aim of this section is to create a better link between research articles and new inventions to which they have contributed. This section is not obligatory, and there is no penalty for not declaring patents, but in most cases authors benefit from adding any relevant information here.

When declaring patents, please include the patent number and title so that any interested readers can access the full details.

We strongly recommend against submitting papers for publication before patents have been granted, since publication can compromise the patent application process. Published papers will not be removed from journals in order for patent applications to be filed. This section is not mandatory but may be added if there are patents resulting from the work reported in this manuscript.

Author Contributions: Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; or the creation of new software used in the work; or have drafted the work or substantively revised it; AND has approved the submitted version (and version substantially edited by journal staff that involves the author’s contribution to the study); AND agrees to be personally accountable for the author’s own contributions and for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and documented in the literature. The following statements should be used:- "Conceptualization, X.X. and Y.Y.; Methodology, X.X.; Software, X.X.; Validation, X.X., Y.Y. and Z.Z.; Formal Analysis, X.X.; Investigation, X.X.; Resources, X.X.; Data Curation, X.X.; Writing – Original Draft Preparation, X.X.; Writing – Review & Editing, X.X.; Visualization, X.X.; Supervision, X.X.; Project Administration, X.X.; Funding Acquisition, Y.Y.”. Authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.

Institutional Review Board Statement: In this section, please add the Institutional Review Board Statement and approval number for studies involving humans or animals. Please note that the Editorial Office might ask you for further information. Please add “The study was conducted according to the guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki, and approved by the Institutional Review Board (or Ethics Committee) of NAME OF INSTITUTE (protocol code XXX and date of approval).” OR “Ethical review and approval were waived for this study, due to REASON (please provide a detailed justification).” OR “Not applicable” for studies not involving humans or animals. You might also choose to exclude this statement if the study did not involve humans or animals.

Funding: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs. Note that some funders will not refund article processing charges (APC) if the funder and grant number are not clearly and correctly identified in the paper. Funding information can be entered separately into the submission system by the authors during the submission of their manuscripts. Such funding information, if available, will be deposited to FundRef if the manuscript is finally published.

Please add: “This research received no external funding” or “This research was funded by [name of funder] grant number [xxx]” and “The APC was funded by [XXX]” in this section. Check carefully that the details given are accurate and use the standard spelling of funding agency names at https://search.crossref.org/funding, any errors may affect your future funding.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgments are a place to recognize any contributions made to the paper that do not meet the criteria for authorship. This may include technical support, gifts received, or organizational assistance. There are few restrictions on what should be included, with the primary exception that anyone who meets the criteria for authors must be included as an author and not merely acknowledged. Personal acknowledgements (e.g., of family members) are acceptable, and it is recommended to add the full name for them; titles (Dr., Mr., Prof., etc.) should not be used. This section should be kept relatively short.

Informed Consent Statement: Any research article describing a study involving humans should contain this statement. Written informed consent for publication must be obtained from participating patients who can be identified (including the patients themselves). Please state “Written informed consent has been obtained from the patient(s) to publish this paper” if applicable. You might also add “Not applicable” for studies not involving humans.

Data Availability Statement: In this section, please provide details regarding where data supporting reported results can be found, including links to publicly archived datasets analyzed or generated during the study. (Say for example, The data presented in this study are available on request from the corresponding author. The data are not publicly available due to restrictions).

Conflicts of Interest: Conflicts of Interest: ASFBR uses the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors with regard to Conflicts of Interest (CoIs) (http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf):

“A conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain). Perceptions of conflict of interest are as important as actual conflicts of interest.”

CoIs come in different forms and can affect authors, editors, and publishing staff. Having a CoI does not mean that your paper will not be published; however, omitting them could lead to retraction or at least re-evaluation of your paper. No conflicted third parties should be able to directly influence the results of your research or have a say in the final version. Conflicts of interest where there is a negative effect on the author as a result of the paper’s publication should also be declared.

Types of CoIs include:

Direct/indirect: This concerns whether the CoI refers specifically to an author (direct) or one of their associates, such as a close colleague or family member (indirect).

Financial/non-financial: Both of these are important. Financial CoIs concern receiving money from people or organizations with a vested interest in the outcome of the research, holding patents or salaried positions that depend on the research outcomes, or holding shares or other items whose value is dependent on the research. Non-financial CoIs include benefits to groups the author is associated with and reputational benefits.

References
The list of references must be made in the alphabetical order. While indicating the source, which was analyzed in the source language (not in English), it should be indicated first in the source language, then the transliteration should be made in brackets. It is recommended that it should be done with the transliteration for English-speaking systems (it is better to use transliteration of the system British Standards Institution).
Download citation style guide APA formatting and style guide.
Non-English scripts (such as Arabic or Chinese). When using the original version of a non-English work, please cite the original version. According to APA style, the reference list does not use non-Latin alphabets, so the title must be transliterated, that is, converted into the alphabet used to write the manuscript, and then the English translation must be given in brackets.

Supplementary Materials
The supplementary materials are the big size figures, tables, graphs, schemes, photographs, etc., which are referred to throughout the text of the paper.

Paper Submission Guidelines

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 number of words in the paper may vary from 4000 to 6000 (for short communication paper – from 1000 to 2000). Considering the issue concerning the calculation of the number of words in the paper, the information about the authors, title, abstract and keywords, list of references and appendices should not be included. The number of sources, in the list of references, should be determined by an author directly but be on average within 30-50. In the review articles, this number can be significantly higher. Supplementary materials should not exceed 5 pages. Note, that the paper should be submitted in the format Microsoft Word or compatible (.DOC, .DOCX). Tables, schemes, figures, photographs of other authors should not be used in the text of the paper without their written permission.
  2. While submitting a manuscript to journal , all contributing author(s) must verify that the manuscript represents authentic and valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly similar content under their authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in other languages, without the written consent the copyright holder

  3. All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.

  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  5. Please download the links below to see the Journal manuscript template:

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  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Double Blind Review have been followed.

  7. Keep a Similarity Index <20% and single-source matches are not <2%.

Publishing process

Submission process
To make a submission, please send a manuscript in MS Word format (.doc or .docx).
Make sure that all supplementary materials (tables, figures, equations, and images) are editable. In case the Managing Editor asks to send editable elements, please do it as soon as possible to start the reviewing process. To prepare your manuscript for submission, please read Submission Guidelines.
Infringement of Research Misconduct Policies will result in paper rejection and possible sanctions against authors.

Review process
All papers are "Double-Blind External Peer-Reviewed". Detailed information can be found in Peer Review section.
All authors receive reviewer’s comments immediately after the manuscript had been reviewed. The authors have the opportunity to request a Referee Report, which they receive without revealing the identity of the reviewer and can appeal against editorial decisions responding to the referees with authors’ arguments and explanations.

Article Processing Charges (APC)
APC are paid by the authors in order for their articles to be published in open-access under one of Creative Commons licenses. APC cover the costs of publication process, including peer-review administrating, copy editing, hosting the files etc. APC is different for each journal; the detailed information can be found below:-

This journal charges the following author fees:- 

Online Publication Charge           : US$ 100
Hard Copy Charge                            : US$ 100 (Per Copy)-Optional
​Shipping Charge                                : US$ 100 ---  DHL (5-7 Business Day)

There is no Article Submission Charge for the Journal.

Note 1: Please note that APCs will not be refunded due to the retraction of an article.

Note 2: In rare cases where articles are removed completely after acceptance for publication, we will not refund or credit an APC.

Proofreading
After the paper is typeset, the publisher will provide the authors of accepted papers with proofs for the correction of errors. Only changes to the title of the paper, list of authors or scientific errors will be considered and further approved by the publishing team. The publisher is not responsible for the errors which are the results of authors' oversight. We reserve the right to make the final decision regarding style and the size of figures.

Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

If you would like to choose an English Language Editing services, we recommend "CRIBFB Author Service

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  • contact information (name, e-mail address, post address, and phone number);
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  • information about payment, e.g. credit or debit cards numbers;
  • comments, reviews and messages you have posted at our resource;

Publisher may use authors’ personal information to:

  • maintain the terms of copyright;
  • find, investigate, and prevent security threat, fraud or other malpractice;
  • provide authors with our resources, give them access to our products and services, fulfill order or transaction, hold researches or transactions;
  • address authors’ claims, comments or problems;
  • provide technical support;
  • provide authors with individual personalized content and services;
  • improve the quality of our resources, work out new products and services;
  • define and analyze new trends;
  • inform authors about all changes and updates of our resources, products and services.

We may share authors’ information with appropriate agents, representatives, mutual establishments and organizations, we are agents or sponsors to. This information may be shared only for appropriate reasons, which may be important for us in business matters or according to our legal obligations.

"Journal” takes all necessary precautionary measures to protect your personal information from theft, abuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, change, and distraction with the help of appropriate administrative, physical, and technical measures in providing security.

Reporting Guidelines

Authors are strongly encouraged to use appropriate reporting guidelines when preparing and submitting manuscripts, to maximize transparency and reproducibility. Our editors and reviewers are also encouraged to use them in the review process. Completed checklists should be provided in the supplementary files on submission.

  • CONSORT for randomized controlled trials;
  • TREND for non-randomized trials;
  • PRISMA for systematic review and meta-analyses;
  • CARE for case reports;
  • STROBE for observational studies;
  • STREGA for genetic association studies;
  • SRQR for qualitative studies;
  • STARD for diagnostic accuracy studies;
  • ARRIVE for animal experiments.

Authorship Criteria

Authorship should be reserved for those, and only those, who have made a significant intellectual contribution to the research. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or general supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Honorary authorship is not acceptable.

1) Everyone who is listed as an author should have made a substantial direct academic contribution (i.e. intellectual responsibility and substantive work) to at least two of the four main components of a typical scientific project or paper:

a) Conception or design.
b) Data collection and processing.
c) Analysis and interpretation of the data.
d) Writing substantial sections of the paper (e.g. synthesizing findings in the literature review or the findings/results section).

2) Everyone who is listed as an author should have critically reviewed successive drafts of the paper and should approve the final version.

3) Everyone who is listed as an author should be able to defend the paper as a whole (although not necessarily all the technical details).

Order of Authors

1) The person who has made the major contribution to the paper and/or taken the lead in writing is entitled to be the first author

2) Decisions about who should be an author, the order of authors and those included in the acknowledgements should usually be made by the first author in consultation with other authors.

3) Those who have made a major contribution to analysis or writing (i.e. more than commenting in detail on successive drafts) are entitled to follow the first author immediately; where there is a clear difference in the size of these contributions, this should be reflected in the order of these authors.

4) All others who fulfil the criteria for authorship should complete the list in alphabetical order of their surnames.

5) A maximum of five authors can be added to the paper.

Data Sharing and Data Availability Policy

Data sharing and other artefacts supporting the results in the paper are encouraged by the BJMSR Journal, but a Data Availability Statement may be required and published with the manuscript. The following options are provided for the authors during the submission process:

- Data available in a publicly accessible repository: The data presented in this study are openly available in [repository name e.g., FigShare] at [doi], reference number [reference number].

- The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are not publicly available due to [Reason Why Data Are Not Public] but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

- Data available on request due to restrictions eg privacy or ethical: The data presented in this study are available on reasonable request from the corresponding author. The data are not publicly available due to [insert reason here].

- Data sharing is not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.

- All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article [and its supplementary information files].

- 3rd Party Data: Restrictions apply to the availability of these data. Data were obtained from [third party] and are available [from the authors/at URL] with the permission of [third party].

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