Guide for Authors

Instructions to authors

Manuscripts (in English and double-spaced), together with a cover letter from the author responsible for all correspondence should be submitted via the online submission system, as separate files in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). Spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, spacing, length, and consistency of usage in form and descriptions should be checked before submission. Please also check References for accuracy. Ensure that all figures and tables are mentioned, and that all references are cited in the text. 

Type of Manuscripts:

Controlled release Journal (CRJ) publishes research articles, technical notes, scientific commentaries, and review articles in the related fields described in Aims &scope of the journal.

Please submit a single Word.doc version of your manuscript that includes all tables and figures at the end of file content. The file name preferred but not should include the last (family) name of corresponding author.

Format:

For each section, the sub-title appears as BOLD CAPITAL, and subsequent titles as Bold Sentence and then, if required, Bold Italic Sentence. Text should be set in Times New Roman font 12 point. Leave only one (1) space after periods. Use line returns only at the end of paragraphs and do not put blank lines between paragraphs. Use the Symbol font for symbols and special characters. Do not use equation editors or footnoting utilities in your files. Equations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right hand side of the page. Number pages (bottom, centre). Use proper Superscripts and Subscripts, not raised or lowered text.

Title Page:

The title page should include the title of the article, author's name with full first name (no degrees), and author’s affiliation. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (usually university or company), city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to the author's name. For office purposes, the title page should include the name and complete mailing address including country, and email address of the corresponding author. A running title no longer than 60 characters should be included in title page.


Abstract:

An abstract no loger than 300 words is required for all types of manuscripts and should be arranged, in one paragraph briefly describing background, purpose, methodology, major remarks, and overall conclusion of the study, but without headings. Review articles also require an abstract, which need not be organized under headings.


The Main Body of the Manuscript:



Introduction

In this section a brief description of the historical/technical background of the study with the novelty position of the current study should he described with proper referencing.

Materials & methods

In this section file main materials, but not general chemicals and solvents, animals, or humane subjects should be explained with a technical description of the new methods used throughout the study. The studied animals or humanes should adhere to specific cetheel guild lines Indievded in the secret by a definition stated in including the specific insts reviewed and accepted the protocol.

Results and discussion

In this sect the mains finding of the study should be presented as tabular or pictural data. No duplicated date should be presented as both table and figure from. The presented data should be kept in minimum, but informative and conclusive, each findings presented here should be discussed as briefly as possible immediately after the same date.

Conclusion

A brief conclusion (preferred to be as a single paragraph) should be included in the end of the manuscript describing the main finding of the study in general sense.

Acknowledgment

The acknowledgments of the author, if any, from a funding or support bodies should be included under this section. Also any conflict of interests should declare in this section.

References:

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Cite in the text by the appropriate Arabic numeral enclosed in bracket, e.g., [1] or [2-5], not super or sub scripted. References to unpublished personal communications should be avoided. Use [] for reference citation in the text. Place punctuation AFTER the reference. Abbreviations for journal names should conform to those in the Bibliographic Guide for Editors and Authors (American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.). The references should conform to the following style and punctuation:

Journal Article:

Hamidi M, Azadi A, Rafiee P. Hydrogel Nanoparticles in Dryg Delivery. Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev., 2008; 60: 1638-1649.

Book:

Hamidi, M., Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Research Signpost Intl. Press, India, 2007; PP 25-36.

Contribution to a Book:

Jamali, F., Stereochemically Pure Drugs: An Overview, in Wainer IW: Drayer D (eds), Drug Stereochemistry: Analytical Methods and Pharmacology. 2nd ed., Marcel Dekker, INC, New York, NY, pp 375-384, 1993.

Statistical Approach:

The number of repeat measurements and the variance of the means must be clearly depicted in the texts and in the illustrations. Reasonable significant figures must be used as elaborated in Levy G. Significant figures or significant nonsense Clin Pharmacol Ther, 59:363, 1996. 

Figures:
Figures should be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. Left justify the title below the figure (bold font). Keys to symbols should be a part of the figure, and not a part of the caption. Use the same typeface for all figures. Labels should be in title case. Figure legends should be informative and self-explanatory. 

Tables:
Tables should be numbered consecutively (with Arabic numerals), referred to by number in the text. Do not make table using text functions such as tabs, spaces or lines. Left justify the title above the table (bold font). Captions should be typed separately. Table legends should be informative and self-explanatory.

Footnotes:
Footnotes should be avoided. When their use is necessary, footnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer.

Abbreviations:
Try to use abbreviations sparingly. When used extensively, provide a list of all non-standard abbreviations on a separate page before the reference section. Use the metric system for all measurements without periods (cm, ml, s). Define all symbols used in equations and formulas. When symbols are used extensively, include a list of all symbols in the notation section.


Manuscript Submission:
Careful preparation of manuscripts and subsequent review of page proofs are essential, as the authors are responsible for all statements and content. Manuscripts will be received by CRJ Online Submission and revise system. Manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by at least two independent referees.  

  1. The peer-review process will be closed.
  2. The submissions will be screened primarily by the Editor-in-chief and/or another assigned editor. And the selected manuscripts will undergo peer-review process.
  3. At least two independent reviewers expert in the field will review a submission.
  4. Some submissions, based on an initial evaluation will be sent to a statician.
  5. If in the first phase, two reviewers were in major disagreement, the manuscript will be sent to the third expert reviewer. The final decision will be made based on all three results and the editor's opinion.
  6. If the net result of the review process was clear, the Editor-in-chief will make the final decision and will contact the corresponding author. If there were some doubts or opacities regarding the final decision, the editor-in-chief will consult the expert bodies, preferably among the Editorial Board. In some extreme occasions the case will be discussed in a board meeting.
  7. Since the time of decision making is very critical for today's researchers, the journal will aim to shorten this period as much as possible, e.g. one month.
  8. If an author is unhappy with the decision, he/she will have the right to request a reconsideration process from Editor-in-chief. Editor-in-chief will take different steps depending on the case, even a new review process in extreme cases.


Copyright and Reference Citation:
Submitted manuscripts must not be published previously or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Acceptance of a manuscript for publication in the Journal will automatically transfer all copyrights of the manuscript content to controlled release journal(CRJ). Authors must cite the source of any quotation or statement inserted in the manuscript. Authors must obtain permission from publisher for any illustration and table copied or adapted from a published material. Such permissions must arrive in the Journal office via direct e-mail or fax from the publisher or original letter before the manuscript can be published.

 

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.

  1. Have read the Author Instruction.
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (.doc or .docx).
  4. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before
    another journal for consideration.
  5. The Authors have read and agreed with the copyright policy of the
    Journal.
  6. Authors have cited the source of any quotation or statement inserted in the manuscript. Authors have obtained permission from publisher for any illustration and table copied or adapted from a published material. Such permissions must arrive in the Journal office via direct e-mail or fax from the publisher or original letter before the manuscript can be published.

 

Copyright Notice

Submitted manuscripts must not be published previously or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Acceptance of a manuscript for publication in the Journal will automatically transfer all copyrights of the manuscript content to Controlled Release Journal (CRJ). Authors must cite the source of any quotation or statement inserted in the manuscript. Authors must obtain permission from publisher for any illustration and table copied or adapted from a published material. Such permissions must arrive in the Journal office via direct e-mail or fax from the publisher or original letter before the manuscript can be published.

 

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Information for authors

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