This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.
Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are requested to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheadings.
Article Preparation Guidelines
- Authors are expected to attach an electronic covering letter completely mentioning the type of manuscript (e.g, Research articles, Review articles, Brief Reports, Case studies, etc.) Unless invited on a special case, authors cannot classify a particular manuscript as Editorials or Letters to the editor, or concise communications.
- Confirm that each individual named as an author meets the uniform requirements criteria for authorship.
- Please make sure that the article submitted for review/publication is not under consideration elsewhere simultaneously.
- Clearly mention financial support or benefits if any from commercial sources for the work reported in the manuscript, or any other financial interests that any of the authors may have, which could create a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with regard to the work.
- A clear title of the article along with complete details of the author/s (professional/institutional affiliation, educational qualifications, and contact information) must be provided on the title page.
- The Corresponding author should include address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address on the first page of the manuscript and authors must address any conflict of interest with others once the article is published.
- Number all sheets in succession, including references, tables, and figure legends.
- The title page is page 1. On the first page, type the running head (a short title for top of each page), title (which cannot include any acronyms), names of the authors and their academic degrees, grants or other financial supporters of the study, address for correspondence and reprint requests, and corresponding author's telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address.
All works published by Maples Scientific Publishers are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source are appropriately cited.
The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, .png and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files.
All images must be at or above the intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. See the Image quality specifications chart for details. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.
Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet.
Guidelines for Authors
As a member of Publishers International Linking Association, PILA, Maples Scientific Publishers follows the Creative Commons Attribution License and Open Access publishing policies.
Submit manuscripts at https://maplespub.com/Submit-Manuscript
Guidelines for Case Study
Case studies are accepted with a view to adding additional information related to the investigative research that advances in the field.
It should add value to the main content/article submitted, by providing key insights about the core area. Cases reports must be brief and follow a clear format such as Cases and Methods Section (That describe the nature of the clinical issue and the methodology adopted to address it), a discussion section that analyzes the case, and a Conclusion section that sums up the entire case.
Guidelines for Clinical Images
Clinical Images are nothing but photographic depictions and they should not exceed more than 5 figures with a description, not exceeding 300 words. Generally no references and citations are required here. If necessary, only three references can be allowed.
Do not add separate figure legends to clinical images; the entire clinical image text is the figure legend. Images should be submitted with the manuscript in one of the following formats: .png (preferred) or .jpg.
Guidelines for Commentaries
Commentaries are opinion articles written mostly by veteran and experienced writers on a specific development, recent innovation, or research findings that fall in line with the theme of the journal. They are very brief articles with the title and abstract that provide the gist of the topic to be discussed, with few keywords. It straight away states the problems and provides a thorough analysis with the help of illustrations, graphs, and tables if necessary. It summarizes the topic with a brief conclusion, citing the references at the end.
Guidelines for Editorials
Editorials are concise commentaries on a currently published article/issue. The editorial office may approach for any such works and authors must submit them within three weeks from the date of receiving an invitation.
Guidelines for Research Articles
- Research articles are articles written based on the empirical/secondary data collected using a clearly defined research methodology, where conclusion/s is drawn from the analysis of the data collected.
- The information must be based on original research that adds to the body of knowledge.
- Article/s should provide a critical description or analysis of the data presented while adding new and rapidly evolving areas in the field.
- Include an abstract of at least 300 words with 7 to 10 important keywords.
- The abstract should be divided into Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
- Research articles must adhere to a format constituting the introduction followed by a brief review of relevant literature, methodology applied (to collect the data), discussion and References, Tables, and Figure Legends.
Guidelines for Review Articles
Review articles are written based mostly on secondary data that is falling in line with the theme of the journal. They are brief, yet critical discussions on a specific aspect of the subject concerned. Reviews generally start with the statement of the problem with a brief abstract of 300 words and a few keywords. Introduction generally brings the issue forward to the readers followed by analytical discussion with the help of necessary tables, graphs, pictures and illustrations wherever necessary. It summarizes the topic with a conclusion. All the statements or observations in the review articles must be based on necessary citations, providing complete reference at the end of the article.
Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications
Letters to the editor should be limited to commentaries on previous articles published with specific reference to issues and causes related to it. It should be concise, comprehensive, and brief reports of cases or research findings. It does not follow a format such as abstract, subheads, or acknowledgments. It is more a response or the opinion of the reader on a particular article published and should reach the editor within 6 months of article publication.
Policy Regarding NIH Mandate
Maples Scientific Publishers will support authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication.
Proofs and Reprints
Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript and no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors can freely download the PDF file.
Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.
Maples Scientific Publishers uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]". Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.
Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as follows (preferably PubMed).
Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:
Published Papers: Hui C, Salmon LJ, Kok A, Williams HA, Hockers N, van der Tempel WM, et al. Long-term survival of High Tibial Osteotomy for medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(1):64-70.
Reference to a book: Jevotovsky DS, Alfonso AR, Einhorn TA, Chiu ES.Osteoarthritis and stem cell therapy in humans: a systematic review. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. (Chapter 1)
Reference to a chapter in an edited book: Jevotovsky DS, Alfonso AR, Einhorn TA, Chiu ES.Osteoarthritis and stem cell therapy in humans: a systematic review. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. (Chapter 1). New York: E-Publishing Inc 281- 304.
Reference to a web source: Smith, Joe, et al. One of Volvo's core values. 1999. Available:
http://www.volvo.com/environment/index.htm (July 7, 1999) Note: Please list the first five authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.
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Submission of an Article
In order to reduce delays, authors should assure that the level, length, and format of a manuscript submission conform to Maples Scientific Publishers requirements at the submission and each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a summary/abstract, separate from the main text, of up to 300 words. This summary does not include references, numbers, abbreviations, or measurements unless essential. The summary should provide a basic-level introduction to the field; a brief account of the background and principle of the work; a statement of the main conclusions; and 2-3 sentences that place the main findings into a general context. The text may contain a few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each.
Formats for Maples Scientific Publishers: Maples Scientific Publishers accepts various formats of literary works such as research articles, reviews, abstracts, addendums, announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the editor, annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, case-reports, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses, and analyses.
All Supplementary Information (figures, tables and Summary diagram/, etc.) is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch).
These should be used at a minimum and designed as simply as possible. We strongly encourage authors to submit tables in .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.
Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in the completion of the process successfully.
Tables and Equations as Graphics
If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.