Submission of Manuscripts

 

All manuscripts should be submitted to Khazar Journal of Science and Technology via email:

editor (at) kjsat (dot) com

Authors are responsible for verifying that all files have sent correctly.

File types

 

Manuscripts can be prepared as LaTeX (.tex) or MSWord (.docx) files. However, manuscripts with heavy mathematical content will only be accepted as LaTeX files.

Preferred submission format (for reviewing purpose only) is Portable Document File (.pdf).

  • Click to download submission in Word template (.docx)
  • Click to download first submission in LaTeX template (.tex)
  • Please email the MSWord or LaTeX files AND the pdf files to the editor (email above). Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

    After submission, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. You will also receive an e-mail once a decision has been made on your manuscript. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

    Acknowledgment of receipt of the manuscript by KJSAT will be sent to the corresponding author, including an assigned manuscript number that should be included in all subsequent correspondence. For revisions, it is also necessary to attach a separate file in which a point-by-point explanation is given to the specific points/questions raised by the referee and the corresponding changes made in the revised version. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to KJSAT.

    English Editing

     

    Papers must be in English. Oxford English Dictionary or American spelling is acceptable, provided usage is consistent within the manuscript. Manuscripts that are written in English that is ambiguous or incomprehensible, in the opinion of the Editor, will be returned to the authors with a request to resubmit once the language issues have been improved. This policy does not imply that all papers must be written in "perfect" English. Rather, the criteria require that the intended meaning of the authors must be clearly understandable, i.e., not obscured by language problems, to referees who have agreed to review the paper.

    Presentation of Papers

     

    Please format your article according to the templates above. Manuscripts in other formats will not be accepted for review.

    Writing Abstracts

     

    An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions. The abstract should be no more than 250 words and convey the following:

    1. An introduction to the work. This should be accessible by scientists in any field and express the necessity of the experiments executed.
    2. Some scientific detail regarding the background to the problem.
    3. A summary of the main result.
    4. The implications of the result.
    5. A broader perspective of the results, once again understandable across scientific disciplines.
    It is crucial that the abstract conveys the importance of the work and be understandable without reference to the rest of the manuscript to a multidisciplinary audience. Abstracts should not contain any citation to other published works.

    Reference Style

     

    Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Online citations should include date of access. References should be listed in the following style:

    Journal article
  • Author, A.A. and Author, B., Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol (issue), pages (Year).
  • Evans, W.A., Approaches to intelligent information retrieval. Information Processing and Management, 7 (2), 147–168 (1994).
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    Book
  • Author, A., Title of chapter. In: A. Editor and B. Editor, eds. Title of book. Publisher, Place of publication, pages (Year).
  • Mercer, P.A. and Smith, G., Private Viewdata in the UK. 2nd ed. Longman, London (1993).
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    Chapter
  • Author, A.A. and Author, B., Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol (issue), pages (Year).
  • Bantz, C.R., Social dimensions of software development. In: J.A. Anderson, ed. Annual review of software management and development. CA: Sage, Newbury Park, 502–510 (1995).
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    Internet document
  • Author, A., Year. Title of document [online]. Source. Available from: URL [Accessed date Mon Year].
  • Holland, M., 2004. Guide to citing Internet sources [online]. Poole, Bournemouth University. Available from: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/library/using/guide_to_citing_internet_sourc.html [Accessed 4 November 2004].
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    Newspaper article
  • Author, A. (or Title of Newspaper), Title of article. Title of Newspaper, day Month, page, column (Year).
  • Independent, Picking up the bills. Independent, 4 June, p. 28a (1992).
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    Thesis
  • Author, A., Title of thesis. Type of thesis (degree). Name of University (Year).
  • Agutter, A.J., The linguistic significance of current British slang. Thesis (PhD). Edinburgh University (1995).
  • Illustrations

     

    Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • Sized to fit on journal page
  • TIFF or JPEG format only
  • Embedded in text files and submitted as separate files (if required)
  • Tables and Figures

     

    Tables and figures (illustrations) should be embedded in the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below.

    Offprints/Reprints

     

    Each corresponding author of an article will receive a PDF file of the article via email. This file is for personal use only and may not be copied and disseminated in any form without prior written permission from KJSAT.

    Review Process

     

    After a plagiarism check and an initial screening for acceptability, submitted articles will be distributed for double-blind peer review. Two reviewers write their comments on each article along with recommendations to publish the article, to publish with revisions, or to decline the article for publication. The editorial staff forwards these anonymous reviews to the article author and gives the author further instructions about making revisions, if necessary. Revised texts are re-sent for peer review. Authors should note that the peer review process can take one to two months or longer to complete.

    Research Misconduct and Plagiarism

     

    KJSAT has a zero tolerance policy for plagiarism and research misconduct. All submissions are scanned for possible plagiarism. When plagiarism is detected and confirmed, the article is immediately rejected for publication and the offending author is blacklisted from further publication with Khazar University Press journals. KJSAT follows the COPE guidelines regarding allegations of research misconduct in its publications.

    KJSAT follows the conflict of interest policy of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA).