Journal of Biomedical and Sustainable Healthcare Applications


Instructions for Author

For hybird publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will retain copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to AnaPub Publications. Authors publishing with AnaPub Publications retain the copyright of their work under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). Authors have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.


Article Types

Original Articles: Original Articles must present scientific results that are essentially new and that have not been published or are being considered for publication elsewhere.

Reviews: Reviews are usually commissioned by the Editor or an Editorial Board member, but the submission of proposals for Reviews is very much encouraged.

Short Communications: Short Communications are short papers that present significant new observations.

Case Studies: Case Studies provide relevant material to support both research and education through the transferability of experiences, events and experiments and highlight the essence and core findings of research.


Editorial procedure

Double blind peer review: This journal follows a Double-blind reviewing procedure.

Role of the Corresponding Author: One author is assigned as Corresponding Author and acts on behalf of all co-authors and ensures that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately addressed.


Funding Statement

Please provide a Funding Statement. Describe the sources of funding that have supported the work. Please include relevant grant numbers and the URL of any funder’s website. Also, describe the role of any sponsors or funders. If they had no role, include this sentence at the end of your statement: “The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.”

If you did not receive any funding for this work, please state “The author(s) received no specific funding for this work.”


Policy on Conflict of interest

Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.


Policy on Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.


Access Rights

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.


User Rights

Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license


Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs(CC BY-NC-ND)

Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.


Manuscript Preparation


Journal Template

The manuscript should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English. It is recommended that you ask colleagues to read over your paper prior to submission to ensure it is of a high standard and conforms to a high level of scientific writing.




Journal Template

Though it is not necessary to format your paper in this way or to use this file, using these word templates for journal articles may help to speed the publication of accepted articles.


Format and style of main manuscript

For the main manuscript, AnaPub Publications prefers to receive a single complete file that includes all figures and tables in Word’s .docx format (Word 2007, 2010, or 2008 or 2011 for a Mac). The Supplementary Material should be submitted as a single separate file in .docx or PDF format To aid in the organization of Supplementary Materials.

LaTeX users should use our LaTeX template and either convert files to Microsoft Word .docx or submit a PDF file.

Use single spacing throughout the text, tables, figure legends, and References and Notes. Technical terms should be defined. Symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms should be defined the first time they are used. All tables and figures should be cited in numerical order.

Manuscripts should be assembled in the following order:


Titles

Should be no more than 100 characters (including spaces).


Short titles

Should be no more than 40 characters (including spaces).


Author Details

Authors and their affiliated institutions, linked by superscript numbers, should be listed beneath the title on the opening page of the manuscript. The full postal address, e-mail address, telephone and facsimile number of the author who will receive correspondence and check the proofs should be included.


Abstract

Abstracts of Research Articles and Reports should explain to the general reader why the research was done, what was found and why the results are important. They should start with some brief BACKGROUND information: a sentence giving a broad introduction to the field comprehensible to the general reader, and then a sentence of more detailed background specific to your study. This should be followed by an explanation of the OBJECTIVES/METHODS and then the RESULTS. The final sentence should outline the main CONCLUSIONS of the study, in terms that will be comprehensible to all our readers. The Abstract is distinct from the main body of the text, and thus should not be the only source of background information critical to understanding the manuscript. Please do not include citations or abbreviations in the Abstract. The abstract should be 200 words or less.


Keywords

Key words (4-10) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article.


Introduction

Original Investigations and Brief Report contain the section of Introduction, Material, Methods (or Materials and Methods), Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion).


Results

Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures. Repetitive presentation of the same data in tables and figures should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion. All tables, graphs, statistical analyses, and sample calculations should be presented in this section.


Discussion

The results should be discussed in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction. Comment on results and indicate possible sources of error. Place the study in the context of other work reported in the literature.


Conclusion

The main conclusions of the experimental work should be presented. The contribution of the work to the scientific community and its economic implications should be emphasized.


Acknowledgment

The source of financial support must be acknowledged. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest in the covering letter submitted with the manuscript.


Funding Information

The authors should acknowledge the funders of this manuscript and provide all necessary funding information.


Author Contributions

Authors are required to include a statement of responsibility in the manuscript that specifies the contribution of every author.


Conflict of interest

Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.


References

It is the Authors responsibility to ensure that the information in each reference is complete and accurate.


Tables

Tables should be self-contained, and the data should not be duplicated in figures. Tables should be numbered consecutively.


Figures

Only necessary illustrations should be included. All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Figures should be sized to fit within the column or the full text width.


Manuscript Submission


Online Submission

Microsoft Word or PDF formats may be submitted online to AnaPub Publications for initial evaluation.".


Cover Letter

All manuscripts should be submitted with a pre-defined cover letter..


Licensing Agreement

Unless otherwise indicated, the articles and journal content published by AnaPub Publications are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (also known as a CC-BY license). This means that you are free to use, reproduce and distribute the articles and related content (unless otherwise noted), for commercial and non-commercial purposes, subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the CC-BY license.


Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to AnaPub Publications undergo extensive evaluation while its in the peer-review process.


Post-Publication


Manuscript Revisions

Once the final review is completed, the author will be required to resubmit the revised manuscript using a journal template. The final Revised Manuscript will be sent via e-mail as a PDF file and should be returned within 3 days of receipt. Alterations to the text and figures (other than the essential correction of errors) are unacceptable at proof stage and authors may be charged for excessive alterations.


Retractions

If only a small part of an article reports flawed data, and especially if this is the result of genuine error, then the problem can be rectified by a correction or erratum. Retractions are also used to alert readers to cases of redundant publication (i.e. when authors present the same data in several publications), plagiarism, and failure to disclose a major competing interest likely to influence interpretations or recommendations. Notices of retraction will mention the reasons and basis for the retraction, to distinguish cases of misconduct from those of honest error; they will also specify who is retracting the article.


Author Checklist before Submission

Are you ready to submit your article? We recommend you check these items one final time before uploading the article on our website. In case of any difficulty in submitting your article, please get in touch with us at anapubpublications@anapub.co.ke

  • Cover letter with all author names.
  • Manuscript is adhering to guidelines.
  • All author affiliations need to be provided.
  • Corresponding author’s email address need to be provided
  • All figures and tables are called out in the manuscript.
  • All figures have been uploaded on the online submission platform.
  • 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, Latex, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 10-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, which is found in About the Journal.