Publishing your research content in Jacobs Publishers.
To help you to easily publish your manuscript and to ensure that you are aware of all the procedures of publishing, you are requested to go through our guidelines and detailed illustrations.
Following illustrations will help you to understand the steps involved in publishing your manuscript in Jacobs Publishers.
Select a Journal
How to select the journals?
The journal you wish to publish your article or manuscript should be on the similar subject line as that of your article. For example “Jacobs Publishers " will accept articles on Cancer Science and Clinical Research.
Prepare your Manuscript
You need to follow few guidelines to ensure that your article is well written and well received by the scientific community and researchers.
Plagiarism (defined by the Latin word plagiaries meaning an abductor and plagiare meaning to steal) is defined by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on delinquency in research as the stealing of another person’s ideas, tables, content, processes, results or words without citing the appropriate credit to be considered as crime. . The locality of the content is irrelevant: when it comes to plagiarism, content from the internet is equally comparable to information from appearing in a book or journal.
Plagiarisms are of types namely Self, Blatant and Unintentional: You might have extracted quite some content from your own existing paper. Such a plagiarism is termed self. Blatant is a very transparent way of copying contents from a few papers and unintentional is you might not have noticed while phrasing or paraphrasing.
Jacobs Publishers does not encourage any form of plagiarism, thus we strongly recommend you to check your article content before you submit manuscript to any of our journals. Plagiarism can be checked through online plagiarism software tools (although they are not completely reliable) to minimize further complications.
1. Cover Letter
Cover letter must include the list of authors, and title of the manuscript. Mention the name of Jacobs Publishers and choice of interest to which the submission is sent. Cover letter should briefly communicate upon your study to previously published work. It should declare that the work is not published elsewhere. The article type should be mentioned (Research/ Review/ Short Communication/ Editorial/ Case Report/ Perspectives). Lists any suggested reviewers if any. Also, include current telephone and fax numbers, as well as postal and e-mail address of corresponding author to maintain communication.
Sample Cover Letter can be downloaded here: Cover Letter
2. File Types
Authors may submit their manuscript files in either of the mentioned formats like Word (as .doc or .docx), PDF. All the figures must be in either of gif/ tiff/ jpeg formats. The figure should be of high resolution and the figure legend word limit is 300 words.
If your manuscript is or will be in .doc format and contains equations, you must be following the instructions below to make sure that your equations are editable when the file enters production. We recommend you to use Math Type to create the equation.
3. Manuscript Organization
The following order remains same for all the article types except Abstract, Keywords remain mandatory for Research and Review. Word limits for Research/ Review/ Cases/ remain 5000 words where as for Short Communications/ Perspectives/ Editorials remain 1500 words. References cited are excluded in the word limit.
Order of Manuscript
- Materials and Methods (Research)
- Subheadings (Review and rest of the article types)
- Results and Discussion (Results for Research/ Discussion for rest of the article types)
Title: The word limit of the title should not exceed 15 words. Title should be a proper description and relevant to the work provided. Font has to be set to Times New Roman Bold, Title case.
Abstract: Abstract should describe the main objectives of the study. It should be able to list out all the work briefly. Significance and the results of the study need to be precised briefly. Abstract ‘word limit’ should be limited to 300 words.
Note: Abstracts should be free of citations
Keywords: The major keywords used in the study need to be mentioned. Keywords limit is not more than 7-10 words
Abbreviations: If any abbreviations are used in the study, their first usage has to be mentioned in full form along with the usage abbreviation in brackets. If there are too many abbreviations they have to be mentioned below the keywords
Introduction: Introduction should be able to provide the background of the study. It should also provide comprehensive insight on the purpose of the study and its significance. Introduction needs to be descriptive and citations need to be provided
Materials and Methods: Particular details and/or practices for new approaches have to be mentioned. For the used protocols the proper citations has to be mentioned. Results have to be unique and not copied from any other sources. This section should present enough detail to permit researchers to fully replicate your study. We recommend authors to put forward detailed protocols for less well-established methods
Results and Discussions: This section might be further divided in subdivisions. Results and discussions must be providing the results. Illustrate the results of the experiments, the interpretation of these results, and the conclusions
Conclusion: Authors should elucidate how the results communicate to the theory presented as the basis of the study and provide a concise explanation of the allegation of the findings
Acknowledgements: Authors need to provide the funding details and the grant numbers if any. They might acknowledge their supported work
References: Authors need to provide the references used in the text. All the references should be clearly mentioned along with the names, years, title of the article, volume number and page number.
For more information regarding Referencing Format, Click here
Completed manuscript can be submitted at Submit Manuscript tab for the chosen Journal page.
For this process of publishing articles Processing Charges will be as follows.
For Author-Article Processing Charges will be 499 USD.
For Students- Students can publish their research work in our Journal for a reduced charge of 199 USD. (Note for Students- need to submit their Authentication Letter from a Research Adviser for students or a Senior Faculty member from their respective University/Department).
Peer Review of Manuscript
Peer review is scrutinizing process where an article or a manuscript is scrutinized by members who are specialized in their field. Every article is subjected to peer review before it is published in Jacobs Publishers Journals except Editorials.
We recognize the importance of our Editor/ Editor-in-Chief who play crucial role in Open Access Publication right from forming of editorial board to publishing of manuscripts in fostering the quality of a publication and the journals content. Editor/ Editor-in-Chief render invaluable services to Open Access through their eminence in research & expertise in respective field.
Responsibilities and Guidelines of the Editors
- Editors are requested to assign the articles to the reviewers received from the editorial office. Articles are assigned based on the research interest of the editors. If the editors are busy with the other commitments, they can directly inform to the editorial office which enables us to assign the same article to other editors having similar research interest.
- Timely contribution of the articles/ editorials/ short communications for upholding the issues constantly in the journal.
- Encouraging the submission of the quality articles by recruiting authors or referring colleagues.
- To determine the quality of the article once it is received from the editorial office.
- Timely response to the editorial office to complete the review process within the provided timeline.
- There is no limit for the editors to process the articles. It depends on the editors’ interest & his involvement in other commitments.
- We encourage editors to provide new ideas/ suggestions for the development of the journal.
- Editor has to monitor the complete peer review process to maintain the standards of the journal.
- Editors need to ensure the protection of individual data and maintain confidentiality. While considering case reports and patient photographs, it is always suggested to obtain informed consent in written format.
Editors should ensure that all the articles are published with respect to the scope of the journal based on relevancy, integrity, scientific strength, new inputs, potential interest, completeness, clarity and ethics. Also assure that decisions given upon manuscripts are not affected by the authors’ origin, personal issues, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion or political beliefs. Decisions must be provided strictly based on the articles scientific validity and importance to the scientific community.
- Review Process
- Selection of reviewers
- Reviewers Instructions
1. Review Process:
Reviewers play a major role in judging the quality of submitted manuscripts, articles or journals along with the Editorial Board Members through Peer-Review process. EB members help in handling the submitted manuscripts based on their expertise. They can accomplish the peer review process based on their own knowledge and experience or they can assign this task to the reviewers. The assigned reviewers are supposed to submit their comments to Editorial office by inclining to one of the below decision, the final decision maker is the assigned EB member. The identity of the reviewers is confidential to the authors at any time either during the process of review or after its publication. The papers should not be assigned to other people without Editors permission.
Reviewers comments should support one of the below mentioned acts.
• Accept it unconditionally
• Accept it with Minor revision
• Major revision
• To reject it outright (explain reason in report)
2. Selection of Reviewers:
Selection of reviewers for a particular manuscript is the responsibility of Jacobs’s publishers. It is based on many factors like expertise, proficiency and excellence in their particular field and their knowledge of past performance.
As part of our editorial procedure, we grant potential reviewers before sending them manuscripts to review. These Reviewers should keep in mind that even these initial messages or conversations contain confidential information, should be regarded as such.
3. Reviewer instructions:
Anonymity: Though reviewers are anonymous throughout the process, the review should be transparent, unbiased and should not involve personal or professional conflicts in the decision making.
Confidentiality: The articles received for review should be treated as confidential documents and should not be disclosed with anyone except with the assigned Editorial board and his reviewers. Reviewers are requested not to use any information of the assigned data even after publication unless they have the written statements of the authors.
Timely Review: The review process that results in timely publication provides a valuable service both to authors and to the scientific world.
Timeline: 10 days for Research/Review/Case Reports
07 days for Short Reports
Acceptance/ Rejection: The final decision of whether to accept or reject an article depends on the editor. Reviewers should mention a proper, sensible and fair reason to reject an article with recommendations.
Jacobs’s publishers allow reviewers to be notified about the outcome of the paper.
Feedback: The feedback to the reviewers along with the reviewer’s comments of that article will be sent to the reviewer to identify and transform themselves. Editorial Board who offers an opinion not accordance with the reviewer of that article should not feel that their recommendation is not considered and appreciated as it is the job of the EB members to make a decision.