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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


The Journal of the SLAAS will be initiated as a biannual publication. Selected research work from
annual research sessions (based on scientific merit) will be invited to submit research
manuscripts as per the guidelines provided by SLAAS. SLAAS members may also
separately submit their papers for publication. We will identify a member from each
section as a sub editor to support the editor. We will publicise this in our annual call for
publications and it will be a value addition to submit abstracts for the annual sessions.


1) Research presented in the manuscript could be in any field of science.
2) The research work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
3) A corresponding author who will be responsible for all communications with the SLAAS
Office should be identified.
4) Submission of manuscripts: Manuscripts should be submitted online
5) Certificate of authenticity: Declaration form should be filled and uploaded, signed by all authors and sent along with the manuscript. 
6) Information of corresponding author: should be indicated on decleration form
7) Submissions that involve human or animal trials should provide evidence of approval
obtained by an ethics review committee.


1. Documentto be submitted
! Manuscript in MS Word 97 format without names and affliation of the authors.
! Decleration form.

2. Format for typesetting
! Paper size: A4 (210 x 297) typed single sided only.
! Margins: Top, bottom and right margins of 25 mm and a left margin of 30 mm.Line spacing: 1.5 (18 points) throughout the text.
! Length: Length of the manuscript including text, tables, figures and references should not
exceed I5 typed pages.
! Page  numbering: All pages should be sequentially numbered using Arabic
! Font: Calibri font, size 11.
! Language/spelling: UK English only.
! Software: Authors may use either MS Word 2003 or 2007/2011 for Windows or the
Macintosh equivalent.
3. Title Page: Title page should include the following information;
! Title and running title (less than 25 Characters). They should be in bold faced letters
! Name/s and affiliation/s of author/s
! Email address, mailing address and contact numbers of the corresponding author.
Note: Identified the corresponding author by placing an asterisk after the name.
4. Abstract
! Should be limited to a maximum of 250 words.
! Up to a maximum of the five (05) key word should be identified, arranged in
alphabetical order, included immediately after the abstract.
! Abstract should be typed in italics. Scientific names in the abstract should be underlined.
! No reference, tables, or figures should be included in the abstract.
5. Body
! Introduction: Justification of the research work, objectives and hypotheses should be
included in the introduction.
! Methods and Materials/ Methodology: All materials, chemicals, clinical, subjects and
samples used should be identified. Analytical, survey and statistical method should be
explained concisely. Common analytical methods need not be elaborated.
! Results and Discussion: Can be combined.
! Conclusions: Should be concise.
! Headings: All headings should be in bold capital and centered, e.g., INTRODUCTION
! Subheadings: All subheadings should be in bold and in title case, e.g., Preparation of Land.
! Non-English terms: All non-English terms should be italicized, e.g., et al., i.e., viz., except "etc."
! References: Use APA style

6. Table and Figures
! Should be included in the exact place within the text

! Tables should be numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals. The titles should be self-
explanatory and placed above the tables.

! Tabled should not contain any vertical lines
! Illustration, Line drawing and photographs, if any, should be clear, properly numbered
and captioned and ready for reproduction. They should be of high and resolution such as
minimum of 300 dpi and saved in .tif or .bmp formats. Please do not use .jpeg or similar
formats that do not reproduce well.
! All lettering, graph lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold faced to
permit reproduction for inclusion in the Journal.
! Artworks and illustrations should be of appropriate thickness. Please note that thin lines do
not reproduce well.
! Please note that the illustrations, line drawings and photographs should be placed in the
appropriate location of the electronic file and numbered sequence with other figures.
7. Units
! SI units should be used.
! A single space should be left between the numerical value and the unit.
8. Acronyms and Abbreviations
! All acronyms should be written in full at the first time of appearance. Abbreviations can
be used subsequently.
! The full stop should not be included in abbreviations. Where abbreviations are likely to
cause ambiguity or may not be readily understood by readers, the units should be
mentioned in full.
9. On being informed of the acceptance, the manuscripts should be revised as per the reviewers’
suggestions and re-submitted to the Editor – SLAAS. The accepted manuscripts will be
published in the inaugural Journal of the SLAAS. Manuscripts that do not confirm to the
above guidelines will not be accepted.
10. Acknowledgements
Only the essential individuals and/or organizations/institutes should be included.

When uploading at first the Menuscript shoud not contain the names and affliations of authors as it will be directed to review process

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