Manuscript Preparation and Submission
Original research manuscripts
The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a significant amount of novel information. The quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review.
Manuscripts to NAUBJOST should be submitted via journal email at [email protected] The submitting author, who is usually the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript.
Accepted File Formats
Authors must use the Microsoft Word document to prepare their manuscript. The total amount of data for all files must not exceed 120 MB. If this is a problem, please contact the Editorial Office at [email protected]
Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in Microsoft Word format, insert graphics; schemes, figures, etc. in the main text.
Supplementary files: May be any format, but it is recommended that you use common, non-proprietary formats where possible.
Free Format Submission
NAUBJOST accepts free format submission. We do not have strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the required sections: Author Information, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Figures and Tables with Captions, Funding Information, Author Contributions, Conflict of Interest and other Ethics Statements.
Your references should be in APA style throughout. It is essential to include author(s) name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title (where required), year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and pagination. DOI numbers (Digital Object Identifier) are not mandatory but highly encouraged. The bibliography software packages EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and Reference Manager are recommended.
Acronyms/Abbreviations/Initialisms should be defined the first time they appear in each of three sections: the abstract; the main text; the first figure or table. When defined for the first time, the acronym/abbreviation/initialism should be added in parentheses after the written-out form.
SI Units (International System of Units) should be used.
Use Microsoft word equation editor for writing all equations. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.
Note that publication of your manuscript implies that you must make all materials, data, and protocols associated with the publication available to readers. Disclose at the submission stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information.
The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant. It should identify if the study reports (human or animal) trial data, a systematic review, meta-analysis or replication study.
The abstract should be a total of about 250 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, and summarised the article's main findings and conclusions.
Keywords: Four to ten keywords are require to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.
The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should explain the purpose of the work and its importance. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Highlight debatable and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly state the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions.
Materials and Methods
Material and method should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to imitate and build on published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used and make clear whether computer code used is available. Include any pre-registration codes.
Provide a concise and precise explanation of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.
Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their consequences should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be stated. This section may be combined with Results.
This section is mandatory; this should justify the aim of the research but can also be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex.
A cover letter should be included with each manuscript submission. It should be concise and explain why the content of the paper is significant, placing the findings in the context of existing work. It should explain why the manuscript fits the scope of the journal.
All cover letters are required to include the statements: We confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal. All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to NAUBJOST.
Describe any supplementary material published online alongside the manuscript (figure, tables, video, spreadsheets, etc.). Please indicate the name and title of each element.
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 if the funder and grant number are not clearly and correctly identified in the paper.