Submit the completed forms on the journal website during the manuscript submission process (Step 4). The corresponding author should always be the submitter of the manuscript.


Authorship, disclosure statements, copyright, and license agreement form

The information requested in the form needs to be disclosed by the submitting author at the submission stage. It will not form part of the peer review evaluation process.


All sections in respect of the publishing licensing shall be null and void, and the authors will be free to submit the manuscript to any other publication upon the confirmation from the Editor-in-Chief that the manuscript is not suitable for publication. Kindly proceed to download the form below:  


Compliance checklists

Authors are required to complete a compliance checklist relevant to their research and submit it at the point of manuscript submission. The compliance checklist offers a standard way for authors to facilitate their complete and transparent reporting and to aid in their critical appraisal and interpretation of the data. Please download the suitable form from the list below:


NOTICE: Failure to include this form during the submission process may lead to your manuscript desk-rejection. Incomplete submissions will not be put into the peer-review process until requirements are met.