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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.

Only manuscripts submitted via the online submission system https://www.dpublication.com/journal/JARSS/login will be considered for review unless an exception was made by the Editor to accept submission through a different method.

In order to submit a paper, an author is required to create an online account on JARSS’s website. By submitting a manuscript via the online submission process, the author accepts all the terms and conditions and agrees to comply with the policies set by JARSS. If authors have any questions or concerns regarding any of the policies or rules stipulated by JARSS, they should contact the editors and pause their submission until they receive a definitive answer.

  • Manuscript format: Microsoft word document sent in the .doc or .docx format. Locking and protecting a document is prohibited. A separate title page that includes the title, authors, contact information, affiliations, and date should be provided in order to ensure the anonymity of each paper due to JARSS’s double-blind peer-review policy. The main document must not contain any information that would allow the reviewers to identify the author. Finally, make sure to upload a 100-150-word abstract along with the full paper.
  • Manuscript length: 25-35 pages, including references, tables, figures, and appendix.
  • Document format: Double-spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman 12-point font. All pages must be numbered.
  • Text format: Usage of multiple columns or other unnecessary formatting is prohibited. Correct heading levels must be used with a maximum of 3 heading levels.
  • References format: All references should be properly cited and correspond with the text citations. Unless imperative to establish the foundation of a paper, references are required to be relevant and ideally limited to a 10-year span. When available, make sure to include the Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in the reference list

 

Review Process

Once a manuscript is submitted via JARSS's online submission process, in order to ensure consistency with the mission and focus of the publication, it is first reviewed by the editors to ensure compliance with all the requirements. In the event that a paper fails to adhere to any or all requirements, the author will be notified and allowed to make the necessary changes.

Upon passing the editorial stage, a manuscript is sent for a double-blind peer-review process. That means that each paper will be evaluated completely anonymously by two or more reviewers. The identity of the author will only be revealed upon the approval for publication.

Reviewers are required to provide their decision within 60 days from the submission of a paper for their review. However, should reviewers request additional time due to a reasonable explanation, they will be granted an extension.

Each reviewer’s decision will fall into one of the four categories:

  • Paper accepted pending routine edits
  • Paper accepted pending minor revisions
  • Paper requires major revisions and a resubmission
  • Paper rejected