Guide for Authors
All material submitted must be original and unpublished works. Three types of manuscripts will be accepted for peer review: “Original articles”, “Short communications” and “Review articles”.
Submission, processing and publishing of manuscripts in Atlantic Journal of Science (Atl. J. Sci.) are Free of Charges and through the online submission system: Submit your Paper
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Manuscript preparation There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The manuscript should be assembled in the following order: title page, abstract, Graphical Abstract, Highlights, List of abbreviations used or keywords, introduction, experimental, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgement (optional), Conflicts of interest statement, references and Supplementary Material Available(optional). Figures and Tables should be embedded in the text. Pages should be numbered consecutively from the beginning (title page) to the end. You can download a sample paper and a template file.
Types of Contributions:
Are full-length expositions of extensive and significant experimental or theoretical studies.
Must be complete, self-contained papers, and not preliminary reports. In style and presentation they should conform to that laid down for manuscripts but length should not exceed three (two) printed pages in the journal.
Will usually be written at the invitation of Editors. Unsolicited reviews will be welcome but authors wishing to submit a review are requested to consult Editors prior to commencement.
All type of manuscripts can be either in Word or PDF format, and after accetpance the article author should send revised copy in Word format too.
Components of a manuscript
Essential title page information
Title: Manuscripts should be headed by a concise and informative title, specific and short and not exceed 150 characters. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author names and affiliations: Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author. Please don't include salutations like Dr / Mr / Prof etc.
Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
An abstract of 150-250 words should be included at the beginning of a paper. The abstract should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the paper as well as an indication of any new information presented and its relevance. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
The graphical abstract is the most important scheme of your manuscript and determines whether a reader continues to read on about your research. A well-prepared graphical abstract is the best advertisement for your paper and draws attention to your findings. The maximum dimensions are 11 × 5 cm (4.3 × 2.0 in.). Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files.
Highlights are mandatory for Atlantic Journal of Science. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article and should be submitted in a separate file in the online submission system. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 130 characters including spaces, or, maximum 20 words per bullet point).
List of abbreviations used or keywords
Present the list of abbreviations and keywords. A maximum of four to six keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the content of the manuscript.
This part should define the background and significance of the study by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications.
This should be presented as a clear and detailed description of experimental procedures and analytical conditions to enable readers to carry out similar work. Supply sample preparation procedures, name, model and configuration details of equipment used, and data handing methods.
Results and discussion
The original and important findings should be stated.
The conclusion should be given like a little paragraph for the closure of an article.
This section includes sources of funding, grants, details about anyone who contributed substantially towards the research study etc.,.
Conflicts of interest statement
If no conflict of interest is declared, the following statement will be published in the article: “The authors declare no competing financial interest”.
Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. Where there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. For Example: [1,4-8,26]. Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in which they appear in the text. All the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to standard ISO rules. Lists of journal title abbreviations is available at https://journal-abbreviations.library.ubc.ca/ or http://www.cas.org/sent.html.
References to a journal publication:
 K. Chen, S-Qi. Zhang, O.F. Brandenberg, X. Hong, F.H. Arnold, Alternate Heme Ligation Steers Activity and Selectivity in Engineered Cytochrome P450-Catalyzed Carbene-Transfer Reactions, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (48) (2018) 16402-16407.
Reference to a journal publication with an article number:
 Z. Wu, Y. Wua, Q. Wang, A comparative investigation on structure evolution of ZrN and CrN coatings against ion irradiation, Heliyon 5 (3) (2019) e01370.
Reference to a book:
 S.E. Ahmed, E. Mustafa, E.M. AbdulRaheem, Fundamentals of Research, 2nd ed., New Era Publication, New Delhi, 2004.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
 G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281-304.
Reference to a conference:
 E.J.C. Kelkboom, X. Zhou, J. Breebaart, R.N.J. Veldhuis, C. Busch, Multi-algorithm fusion with template protection. 3rd IEEE international conference on Biometrics: Theory, applications and systems IEEE Press: (2009) 222-229.
Reference to a website:
 Cancer Research UK, Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/, 2003 (accessed 13 March 2003).
Reference to a dataset:
 M. Oguro, S. Imahiro, S. Saito, T. Nakashizuka, Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1, 2015.
Tables & Figures
Tables should be embedded in the main body of the text. Tables should be clearly referred in the text by using Arabic numerals. Each table should have a title that makes the general meaning understandable without reference to the text. Author should submit tables as .doc format. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. Figures with high-quality reproductions should be embedded in the text. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table and before a figure or a scheme.
Titles for Tables & Figures:
Table 1. Title of the Table 1.
Fig. 1. Title of the Figure 1.
Supplementary Material Available(optional)
The Supplementary information contains for example: figures and tables referred to at an appropriate point in the main text of the paper. Figures (or) Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch). Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary information (optional). All Supplementary information should submit as a single PDF file, if possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information.
Equations: It is desirable to use MathType.
Nomenclature, units and symbols: Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI).
Authors will receive proof, which they are requested to correct and return as soon as possible.