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 should be in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; Times New Romans, 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.
We also accept format free manuscripts. Our office of editing services will format your manuscript for you.

Author Guideline

Authors are strongly advised to prepare the paper as the following guidelines otherwise it will be desk-rejected. Please note that this journal only accepts papers written in the English version. Please avoid any slang or unethical terms that could offend a third party.

  • Manuscript should not be less than 3,000 words (including references) and not be more than 10,000 words (excluding references)
  • The paper should be written in the English version
  • The title of the manuscript should be written in 10 to 20 words
  • The authors should be not more than 5 authors. All authors have to mention their contribution to the manuscript
  • Manuscript should be submitted in Microsoft Word (doc, .docx)
  • Abstract should be 200 - 250 words
  • Papers submitted should not be under consideration elsewhere
  • The journal retains the right to electronically disseminate the accepted manuscript but the author will retain copyright
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and format.

In general, the content of the title page should include:

  1. Title (short, precise, and descriptive)
  2. Author(s)’ name(s)
  3. Full address of the affiliation of each author
  4. Telephone number, fax, or e-mail addresses of each author
  5. Abstract (200 - 250 words)
  6. Keywords (5-7 specific keywords)


  • Purpose of the study. Explain the aim of the study and state the problem statement of the study
  • Methodology. Stated the sampling method is used, target population, sample size determination, questionnaire, statistical method, software, and type of tools. No discussion and explanation.
  • Findings. Write the main result. No discussion.
  • Discussion and Conclusion. Stated the future research, discuss the main result and explain the future research
  • Novelty/originality of this study. Write the contribution and significance of the study

Format Free Submission

SAG Publishing now offers Format Free submission for a simplified submission process in our all journals. Before you submit, you will need:

  • Your manuscript: this should be an editable file including text, figures, tables, or separate files – whichever you prefer. All required sections should be contained in your manuscript, including the abstract, introduction, methods, results, and conclusions. Figures and tables should have legends. Figures should be pasted in the manuscript file with the highest resolution possible. References may be submitted in any style or format, as long as it is consistent throughout the manuscript. Supporting information should be submitted in separate files. If the manuscript, figures, or tables are difficult for you to read, they will also be difficult for the editors and reviewers, and the editorial office will send it back to you for revision. Your manuscript may also be sent back to you for revision if the quality of the English language is poor.
  • An ORCID ID, freely available at (Why is this important? Your article, if accepted and published, will be attached to your ORCID profile. Institutions and funders are increasingly requiring authors to have ORCID IDs.
  • The title page of the manuscript, including:
    • Your co-author details, including affiliation and email address. (Why is this important? We need to keep all co-authors informed of the outcome of the peer-review process.)
    • Statements relating to our ethics and integrity policies, which may include any of the following (Why are these important? We need to uphold rigorous ethical standards for the research we consider for publication):
      • data availability statement (if applicable)
      • funding statement (if applicable)
      • conflict of interest disclosure (if applicable)
      • ethics approval statement (if applicable)
      • patient consent statement (if applicable)
      • permission to reproduce material from other sources (if applicable)
      • clinical trial registration (if applicable)