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Aims and scope

The Current Science Perspectives (CSP) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes full-length original research articles, short communications, review articles and mini reviews. This journal aims to address a wide audience and provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of present and future research perspectives. Research areas include, but are not limited to biological, physical and chemical sciences. Other relevant studies involving any process(s) of physiobiochemical nature will also be considered for publication in this journal.

The submitted manuscripts should address scientific issues using a range of techniques e.g. case studies, observational and theoretical analyses, discussion on emerging issues and applications of established technologies to the questions of scientific concern with the aim of informing a broad range of scientific community.

Instructions to author(s)

Cover letter/submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work submitted has neither been published nor submitted for publication to any other journal except in the form of an abstract in conference or academic thesis or as an electronic reprint that it is not under consideration for publication in English or any other language, and will not be submitted elsewhere until decision is made by the editorial board of the CSP. Please note that submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and submission also implies that all authors have approved the paper for release and are in agreement with its content.

Submission

The manuscripts can be submitted through E-mail attachment as a single file at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All correspondence, including acknowledgement of manuscript number, notification of the Editor's decision (rejection/acceptance/requests for revision) will take place through e-mail. The authors are requested to send emails for inquiring about the status of their Ms by quoting Ms Number.

Referees

Authors are requested to propose three potential referees who could review their manuscript without any delay. The names, their position and e-mail addresses (at least 1 from other territory and 2 from their own country but other than host institution) should be provided by the authors at the time of manuscript submission.

Article preparation/structure

Manuscript must be divided in the following sections.

Title, Author(s) name, author(s) affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Capsule Summary (1-2 line max), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (separate or combined), Conclusions, Acknowledgments (if any) and Conflict of Interest (if any)

Prepare article in "Times New Roman" font size "12" with double line space. Ensure that each heading is bold + non italic, sub-heading bold + italic and sub-sub-heading again bold + non italic (if any). Figure caption, tables and figures should be provided after references as; figures caption, table and figures and the appropriate position of table and figures must be mentioned in the text e.g. <Fig. 1, should be placed here> etc. Only SI units should be used and abbreviations must be defined at their first appearance in manuscript.

Title

Title must be short, informative and clearly represent contents of an article.

Abstract

A concise abstract stating background, purpose, important results, significant findings of the study and future prospects should be provided. The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be without any reference.

Keywords 

A minimum of five keywords are required. Avoid the Use of words already present in title, however, standard/well known abbreviations can be included in keywords.

Capsule Summary

Capsule Summary is the short and condensed form of research article, while maintain the unity of the source etc. In general, the capsule summary should contain following, What is already known on this topic, What question this study addressed, What this study adds to our knowledge, How this is relevant to practical application, however, it must be short, not more than 2 sentences. It should not be simply short abstract or summary of the paper or it must be core finding of research work.

Introduction

Introduction should address the background and objective(s) of the study.  A detailed literature survey should be avoided.

Material and methods

This section should provide sufficient detail of all the processes, techniques, formulae, statistical tools and software used during the study to allow the readers reproduction of the work. Already published methods should be indicated by a reference and only modifications (if any) should be described in detail.

Results and discussion

Results should be clear and concise; they should not merely repeat figures and/or tables. A combined results and discussion section is however preferable. The results must be compared and discussed with strong argumentation with the existing relevant literature.

Conclusions

The main findings of the study can be presented in a conclusions section. A maximum 150 words are allowed in conclusion section.

Acknowledgements Authors are directed to acknowledge persons or organizations that supported them to carry out their work through financial or any other type of support or they helped the author(s) in the preparation of manuscript, design, data collection, data analysis, interpretation of data.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any conflict of interest (if any) with other people or organizations.

Page limit

There is no page limits for all types of articles

Reference style

All citations in the text should refer to:

1. Single author: the author's name (without initials) and the year of publication; such as directly Polyakov (2012) or parenthetically (Polyakov, 2013)

2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication such as directly Polyakov and Lal (2013) or parenthetically (Polyakov and Lal, 2013)

3. Three or more authors: first author's name without initials followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication such as directly Polyakov et al. (2013) or parenthetically (Polyakov et al., 2013). et al must be non italic

Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically such as (Polyakov et al. 2013; Lal, 1999; 2000; Polyakov et al., 1999; 2012; Polyakov and Lal, 1999; 2012) and so on.

More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.

Reference list

Reference to a journal publication

Polyakov, V.O., Lal, R., 2004. Modeling soil organic matter dynamics as affected by soil water erosion. Environmental International 30, 547-556.

Journal publication accepted

Polyakov, V.O., Lal, R., 2004. Modeling soil organic matter dynamics as affected by soil water erosion. Environmental International DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.09.011.

Reference to a book

Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style (4th edition). Longman, New York.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book

Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will receive a “COPYRIGHT FORM” author(s) needs to complete, sign and send to the editor CSP. After receiving the “COPYRIGHT FORM”, the copyrights will automatically be transferred to the journal publisher. Permission of the publisher will be required for reproduction of either full or any section of the work.

Authorship

Changes in the names of authors or corresponding author will not be accepted once the article has published online.

Language of the journal

Journal accepts manuscript only in English, so the author(s) are directed to consult some native English speaker prior to submitting their manuscripts. Manuscripts with poor English, grammatical and typographical errors will be returned to the author(s) for improvement.

Tables        
Tables must be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Foot notes to tables can be placed below the table body. Foot note should be indicated with superscript in lowercase letters.

Figures and figures captions

Figures must also be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and detail of caption to each figure should be given. Figure caption should not be combined with figures and must be provided at the end of references.

Proofs

The galley proofs of article will be sent to the corresponding author via e-mail attachment. Proof reading is solely responsibility of the corresponding author and the journal will not be responsible for any typographical or grammatical mistake or paper contents after the corresponding author approves the galley proof.

E-offprints

The offprint will be delivered by e-mail, so it is a fast and convenient way for you to receive and disseminate your published article as soon as it is available.

Publication charges:

There are no publication charges. All articles will be published open access. 

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Office address

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Publication ethics

The CSP publication ethics are precisely in line with International Scientific Organization. The authors can visit http://iscientific.org/Publication_ethics_and_malpract.html for more detail

Publication ethics is defined as “the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group.” (Carlson and Ross, 2010), According to authors the publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the advancement of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is therefore compulsory to all authors, editors, the peer reviewer, publishers and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals to agree upon publication ethics standards.

Publication charges

Authors have to pay publication charges on acceptance of manuscript based on number of pages