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Author Guidelines


Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted only via the Online Manuscript Submission System in the Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences website (

Article Types

The Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences accepts Review Articles, Original Articles, Brief Reports, Case Reports and Letters to the editor in the field of Medical Sciences.

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts will be pre-reviewed by journal’s editors in order to examine their format and scope. Manuscript will then be peer-reviewed by experts in the field. Editorial decision such as acceptance, rejection, or request for revision will be notified to the corresponding author. According to the policy of the journal the manuscripts will be reviewed within 2-4 weeks.

Publication charge

Nova Explore Publications publishes papers free of charge.

Author Contributions         

The authors should describe their contribution, and these contributions to the work may be published at the editor's discretion.

Please clarify and write who was responsible for: 
Study concept and design

Acquisition of data 
Analysis and interpretation of data 
Drafting of the manuscript 
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content 
Statistical analysis
Administrative, technical, and material support
Study supervision

Manuscript Preparation


The word numbers of original articles should not be more than 3500 words excluding title page and references and the number of references should be less than 30. An original article should contain the following parts:

Title Page: title page should contain the title of the manuscript, the name and affiliation of all authors, the affiliation, address, phone, fax and email address of corresponding author. Also it should contain a short title with less than 40 characters.

Abstract: should have following section: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion. Abstract must be less than 250 words. 3-5 keywords should be added at the end of the abstract.

Manuscript Body: should have following structure; Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.

Acknowledgments: acknowledge support received from individuals, organizations, grants, corporations, and any other source.

Conflict of Interest: authors should state all financial and personal relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

Tables: embed tables in the body of the text. Number tables in the order in which they are cited in the text and provide a title for each. Each table should be cited in the text. Explain all the abbreviations in footnotes.

Figures and Illustrations: embed figures in the body of the text. Number figures in the order in which they are cited in the text and provide a legend for each. Figures should be cited in the text as Fig. only high quality figures and illustrations are acceptable.

References: cite references in the text, tables, and figures with numbers in brackets. Number references consecutively according to the order in which they first appear in the text. The first six author authors should be mentioned. The journals name should be abbreviated and in italic. At the end of the references which are indexed in PubMed the pubmed link must be added. Below there are examples of acceptable style for references.


You LM, Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Liu K, He GP, Hu Y, et al. Hospital nursing, care quality, and patient satisfaction: cross-sectional surveys of nurses and patients in hospitals in China and Europe. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013;50:154-61.


Murray RK, Granner D, Mayes P, Rodwell V. Harper's biochemistry: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; 1990.


Review articles should contain less than 5000 word count and not more than 50 references. The abstract and the body of the manuscript must be structured. The word count of abstract should be less than 300 words.


The word count of case report should be less than 2500 words and the number of references should be less than 20. The abstract should be structured containing Introduction, Case Presentation and Conclusion and should not exceed 200 words. The body of the manuscript should be structured as Introduction, Case Presentation and Discussion.

For further questions please contact the support team:


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. 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).
  2. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  3. The references are valid (more than 60% of references have DOI or PMID) and references are inserted with EndNote software.
  4. The author(s) declared that there is no Conflict of Interest of Financial Disclosure with this study and if there were any, I have stated at the end of manuscript text.
  5. The author(s) are aware about copyright condition in this journal and by checking this box state that I/we are agree with the copyright.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Conflict of Interest Policy

A conflict of interest happens when professional judgment concerning the validity of research may be influenced by externals factors like financial gain and personal interests. It may arise for the editor, reviewers or authors of a manuscript submitted for publication to Nova Explore Publications.

External factors may influence the conduct and interpretation of research.

It is important to know about the conflicts of interest the editors, reviewers, and authors in order to make the best decision for the handling of the article during editorial and peer review process. It is also important for the readers of the article to know about any conflict of interest.

Nova Explore Publications recognizes the multiplicity of financial and other conflicts confronting authors, referees, and editors. Nova adopted a policy that does not aim to eliminate conflict but to manage it. The most important element of our policy is that all authors, members, referees, and editors must disclose any association that poses or could be perceived as a financial or intellectual conflict of interest in connection with the manuscript.

Authors’ Conflict of Interest

 Authors are required during submission of their manuscripts to disclose any conflict of interest, and to acknowledge all funding sources supporting the work. The corresponding author must ensure that all authors have been asked to disclose any conflicts of interest.

Editors’ Conflict of Interest

When asked to evaluate a manuscript, reviewers and editors must disclose any association that poses a conflict of interest in connection with the manuscript. Recent collaborators, defined as people who have coauthored a paper or were a principal investigator on a grant with any of the authors within the past 48 months, must be excluded as editors and reviewers. Referees and editors are asked to recuse themselves from handling a paper if the conflict makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. A referee or editor who has a conflict but believes that it does not preclude his or her making a proper judgment must disclose to the journal the nature of the conflict.

  Definition of Author Misconduct

Potential Author Misconduct may arise from both submitted manuscripts and published articles. For purposes of this Policy, Author Misconduct may include but is not limited to:

- Fabrication or falsification of data;

- Plagiarism, either of one’s own work, ideas, processes, results, or words, or those of another person;

- Redundant publication of content that overlaps substantially with content already published in print or electronic media;

- Failure to credit an author, including removal of an author without the author’s consent and the consent of other co-authors.

- Inappropriate credit of an author, including adding as a “gift” or “guest” author an individual whose contribution does not meet the Journals’ definition of authorship.*

- Submitting as one’s own work “ghostwritten” manuscripts, where the listed author(s) is unfamiliar with the underlying data and relevant documentation and had minimal or limited input in the development and/or writing of the article;

- Treatment of research subjects in a manner that does not comport with applicable laws or accepted standards of ethics

 Author misconduct does not include honest errors or differences of opinion, which may be managed through the Journals’ errata processes.

 Journal Response to Potential Author Misconduct

1. Notice of Potential Misconduct and Response to Complaining Party

Notification of potential Author Misconduct is immediately referred to the Publisher of the Journal to which the relevant article was submitted or in which it is published. The individual who notifies the Journal of the potential Misconduct will receive acknowledgment that the Journal has received the notice and is reviewing it in accordance with this Policy. The individual who notifies the Journal of the potential Misconduct will generally not be entitled to any further notice or role in the investigation, except in limited circumstances where he or she is affected personally by the potential Misconduct (e.g., his or her work was plagiarized). Notification of potential author misconduct may also arise internally, where a Journal staff member becomes aware of potential Author Misconduct and alerts the Publisher.

2. Author Notification and Investigation

Upon receiving notice of potential Author Misconduct, the Journal will conduct a preliminary investigation of available information concerning the potential Misconduct, which may include additional communication with the individual who notified the Journal of the potential Misconduct, and the reviewers, editors, and staff members responsible for the manuscript or published article. If, upon investigation, the reported behavior appears to constitute Author Misconduct, the Publisher, and the Editor-in-Chief will generally determine that additional investigation is warranted.

The Journal will then notify in writing the corresponding author of the potential Misconduct and ask for an explanation. If no response is received within a reasonable period of time, or the Journal receives an unsatisfactory response, the Journal will contact the corresponding author’s institution and co-authors, as appropriate. If the potential Misconduct implicates work published in an outside Journal, the Editor-in-Chief or the Publisher of the Journal may contact the Editor or Publisher of that Journal. If the potential Misconduct relates to scientific research, the Editor-in-Chief or Publisher of the Journal may ask the institution where the research was conducted to provide study data and other information to establish the legitimacy of reported research results. Throughout this process, the Journal will use as reference points algorithms suggested by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which are available online at, and requirements set out by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which are available online at If at any point during the Journal’s investigation, an author admits to Misconduct or provides a satisfactory explanation, the Journal will conclude its investigation and consider sanctions.

3. Sanctions

If Misconduct is verified or admitted, the Journal may apply sanctions against the author(s) at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. Sanctions may vary depending upon the severity of the Misconduct, and whether the manuscript in question was submitted or published. Authors will be notified of any sanctions in writing. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to:

- Letter of reprimand to author(s) of a submitted or published manuscript;

- Notice to author’s institution and/or institution where research was conducted;

- Restriction on author(s) publishing in the Journals for a specified period of time; and

- The Journal reserves the right to reject a submitted manuscript, and to retract or publish an erratum or statement of concern about a published article, as appropriate.


Complaint Policy

Nova Explore Publications welcomes complaints as they provide an opportunity for better quality of service, and we aim to respond quickly and solve the problems. Please write your complaint by giving information in detail and send it to this email:
We have a complaint committee include editorial board members and staffs to make a right decision as soon as possible. Our team investigate the complaints and looking to see how systems can be improved to prevent mistakes occurring.