INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION OVERVIEW
Publication Types: The RCSAS has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Manuscripts submitted to The RCSAS should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:
Articles: Original research manuscripts. The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information. The quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review.
Reviews: These papers provide concise and precise updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research.
Commentaries: This journal also encourages the submission of Commentaries on currently active areas of research.
Submission Process: Authors can submit their articles/manuscripts either by sending to Email: email@example.com , OR by Online Submission: https://thercsas.com/submitpaper/. The submitting author is generally the corresponding author who is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript.
Accepted File Formats: The RCSAS encourages the authors to use the MS Word Template to prepare their papers. This template file is useful considerably in order to shorten the time to complete copy-editing process and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please insert your graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation. All text and metadata identifying the authors should be removed before submission.
Free Format Submission: The RCSAS now accepts free format submission:
We do not have strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the necessary sections: Information about Author, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusions, Figures and Tables with Captions, Funding Information, Author Contributions, Conflict of Interest and other Ethics Statements.
Your references may be in any style, on condition that you use the consistent formatting throughout. It is essential to include author(s) name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title (where required), year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and pagination.
When your manuscript reaches the revision stage, you will be requested to format the manuscript according to the journal guidelines.
Cover Letter: With each manuscript submission, a cover letter is required. It should include the full author names and affiliations as well as information about any identifying text that has been omitted from the manuscript. You can also attach the entire manuscript to the cover letter. Additionally, it should be succinct and explain why the paper’s content is important, setting the findings in the context of earlier research and arguing that it is relevant to the journal’s focus. Verify that the document and none of its contents are being considered for publication or have already been published elsewhere. The manuscript’s previous submissions to The RCSAS must be acknowledged.
Authors’ Bio-Notes: All authors are encouraged to add Author Bio-notes (maximum 150 words) to the submission and this should be a single paragraph and should contain the following points:
- Authors’ full names followed by current positions
- Education background including institution information and year of graduation (type and level of degree received)
- Work experience
- Current and previous research interests
- Memberships of professional societies and awards received
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research manuscripts should comprise:
Front matter: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords
Research manuscript sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions.
Back matter: Supplementary Materials, Acknowledgments, Author Contributions, Conflicts of Interest, References.
Review manuscripts should comprise the front matter, literature review sections and the back matter. The template file can also be used to prepare the front and back matter of your review manuscript. It is not necessary to follow the remaining structure. Structured reviews and meta-analyses should use the same structure as research articles and ensure they conform to the PRISMA guidelines.
Research Data and supplementary materials: Note that publication of your manuscript implies that you must make all materials, data, and protocols associated with the publication available to readers. Disclose at the submission stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information.
The following sections should appear in all manuscript types:
Title: The title of your manuscript must be brief, precise and relevant. It has to identify the study, a systematic/scientific review, meta-analysis or replication study.
Author List and Affiliations: Authors’ full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. The PubMed/MEDLINE standard format is used for affiliations: complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, and country. At least one author should be designated as the corresponding author, and their email address and other details included at the end of the affiliation section. We recommend the authors to mention their ORCID IDs (register with ORCID if they do not have ORCID IDs).
Abstract: Abstracts for research articles should provide a pertinent summary of the work. It should be a maximum of 200 words in one paragraph. We strongly advise authors to use the following format for structured abstracts, but without headings: (1) Background—Set the question being studied in a broad context and emphasize its purpose; (2) Methods—Shortly describe the Main Methods or Treatments Used; (3) Results—Summarize the Main Findings of the Article; and (4) Conclusions—Show the Main Conclusions or Interpretations. The abstract shouldn’t exaggerate the key conclusions and should be a fair representation of the paper. It also shouldn’t include any outcomes that aren’t presented or supported in the body of the text.
Keywords: Suggest four to ten relevant keywords that are both unique to the article and are also widely used in the relevant subject
RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT SECTIONS:
Introduction: The study should be briefly contextualized in the introduction, which should also emphasize its significance. It should explain the significance of the work as well as its goal. Key papers should be referenced, and a thorough analysis of the state of the research field should be conducted. When appropriate, please emphasize disputable and divergent hypotheses. Finally, briefly discuss the work’s main goal and highlight its key findings. Please try to make the introduction understandable to scientists who aren’t in your field of study. To cite a source, use the “Author-Date” format, such as: (Smith and John  1970), (Daniel and Marry 2000), (Jones et al. 1995). More information about references can be found at the end of the document.
Materials and Methods: The Materials and Methods should be provided in such detail to enable others to replicate the findings and expand on them. Please be aware that making all materials, data, computer code, and protocols related to the publication available to readers signifies that your work will be published. If there are any limitations on the materials’ or information’s accessibility, kindly state them at the submission stage. While well-established procedures can be quickly presented and properly cited, new protocols and methods should be described in full.
Large datasets that are deposited in a publicly accessible database should be identified in research articles that report them, together with the appropriate accession codes. Please indicate that the accession numbers will be provided during review if they have not been obtained at the time of submission. They have to be given before publication. Interventional research involving humans or animals, as well as other studies requiring ethical permission, must indicate the ethical approval code and the authority that granted it.
Results: You should portray the study’s results in this section in a neutral manner by including data, tables and figures. You can restate your theories and provide answers to your research questions in the discussion area. As the paper’s author, you must lead the reader through the analysis without giving too much information about the tables and figures or the narration. Try to provide a broad description so the reader can get an idea from the facts in table.
Subheadings may be used to divide and sub-divide this section. It should give a clear and clear explanation of the experimental findings, their analysis, and any possible experimental inferences. In this section, Subsections and Sub-subsections should be organized with section-numbers or bullets; and also the text continues here with Figures and Tables. All figures and tables should be organized in the main text as Figure 1, Table 1, etc.
Discussion: The findings and their interpretation in light of prior research and the working hypotheses should be discussed by the authors. It is important to discuss the results and their consequences in the broadest perspective possible. It may also highlight potential directions for future research.
Conclusion: The key findings from your study are presented in this section. In this regard, you should not reiterate the findings or their analysis but rather make inferences from them. This area of your research is crucial because it gives the reader a sense of the practical ramifications and serves as a guide for his further investigation of the topic.
Supplementary Materials: Describe any supplementary material published online alongside the manuscript (figure, tables, video, spread sheets, etc.). Please indicate the name and title of each element as follows Figure 1: title, Table 1: title, etc.
Funding: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs. Note that some funders will not refund article processing charges (APC) if the funder and grant number are not clearly and correctly identified in the paper.
Acknowledgments: In this section you can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the author contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments).
Author Contributions: Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; or the creation of new software used in the work; or have drafted the work or substantively revised it. For research articles with several authors, a short paragraph specifying their individual contributions must be provided.
Conflicts of Interest: Any personal circumstances or interests that can be seen as influencing the presentation or interpretation of published study results must be disclosed by the authors. In the event that there isn’t a conflict, kindly write “The authors declare no conflict of interest.”
References: A reference list is always arranged alphabetically. All sources are listed by the last names of the authors and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. All the references mentioned in the text should be cited in the “Author-Date” format, for example (Johnson 1985), (Smith and Scott 1982).
PREPARATION OF FIGURES, CHARTS AND TABLES
- All Figures, Charts and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Charts 1, Table 1, etc.).
- All Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption.
- All table columns should have an explanatory heading. To facilitate the copy-editing of larger tables, smaller fonts may be used, but no less than 8 pt. in size. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables.
- Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and charts in color (RGB at 8-bit per channel).