Information For Authors
Please use the following manuscript for your paper.
Journal Volumes Publication:
The journal publishes one volume each yearon December 1st. The volume may include more than one issue. Each issue must include no more than 15 articles. Accepted articles will be published on the journal website as soon as the editorial board approves them under one of the issues.
Criteria for Publication:
- The results of primary scientific research are presented in the paper.
- The stated results have not been published elsewhere.
- Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are carried out to a high technical level and are well explained.
- The conclusions are well-presented and verified by the data.
- The article is well-designed and written in proper English.
- The study satisfies all relevant criteria for experimental ethics and research integrity.
- The article follows acceptable reporting requirements as well as community data availability standards.
WAS Science Nature (WASSN) is a peer-reviewed journal with a rigorous editorial screening and evaluation procedure.
First, conduct an internal audit to assess conflicting interests, ethical standards, financial disclosures, and other policy needs.
Second, a paper is sent to a member of the Editorial Board who is allowed to invite peer reviewers and make preliminary decisions (accept, minor or major revision is needed or reject).
Third, the Editor-in-Cheif consults with the section and/or scientific editors before making a final decision. This decision is communicated to the authors who submitted the paper.
Duplicate submission and redundant publication
WAS journals only accept original content, i.e., papers that have never been published before. Manuscripts submitted to WAS journals must not be submitted elsewhere while they are being reviewed and must be withdrawn before they may be submitted elsewhere. Authors whose papers are discovered to have been submitted elsewhere at the same time may face sanctions.
If writers utilize previously published or presently under review work as the foundation for a submitted paper, they must mention the prior publications and explain how their new manuscript differs from their previous work.
WAS journals will accept extended versions of conference papers if stated in the cover letter, the prior version is appropriately referenced and discussed, there is substantial additional content, and all required permissions are obtained.
Redundant publishing and the improper division of research results into more than one article (also known as salami slicing) may result in the rejection or request to combine submitted papers. Duplicate publishing of the same, or very similar, the paper may retract the later publication and sanctions against the authors.
Authors whose submitted papers include citations whose primary objective is to enhance the number of citations to a specific author's work or articles published in a specific journal may face sanctions.
Editors and reviewers shall not encourage authors to add references only to boost citations to their own or an associate's work, the journal, or another publication with which they are associated.
Fabrication and falsification
Authors of submitted papers or published papers who are discovered to have fabricated or misrepresented the findings, including image manipulation, may face sanctions, and published articles may be withdrawn.
Authorship and acknowledgements:
All listed authors must have made a substantial scientific contribution to the research in the article, approved its claims, and agreed to be an author. Anyone who contributed to the research or article preparation but is not an author should be credited with their permission. Submissions from anyone other than one of the authors will be ignored.
Conflicts of interest:
If there is a financial, affiliation, intellectual property, personal, ideological, or academic conflict of interest, the authors must explicitly disclose this in the paper's "conflict of Interest" section. Undeclared conflicts that are subsequently discovered in submissions may be rejected. Authors must disclose any possible conflicts of interest in a section titled "Conflicts of interest," which should explain the conflict of interest reasons. If there are no conflicts of interest, the authors should write, "The author(s) declare(s) that there are no conflicts of interest with the publication of this work."
Declared conflicts of interest will be evaluated by the editor and reviewers and included in the paper's final version.
Editors and Reviewers
Editors and reviewers should decline to take part in a submission if they:
- have a recent publication or current submission with any author
- Have a recent publication or ongoing submission with any author
- Share or recently shared an association with any author
- Collaborate or recently cooperated with any author
Reviewers must disclose any remaining interests in the ‘Confidential' section of the review form. Editors and reviewers must disclose any prior discussions with the authors.
WAS Science Nature (WASSN) is free to read. Accepted manuscripts will be published FOR FREE until June 30, 2022. The APC will be $150 per item starting July 2022, and this fee covers the journal's manuscript processing and publication expenses.
PLAGIARISM BEFORE PUBLISHING:
WAS publisher will judge any plagiarism complaint. Editor, reviewer, or editor identifies plagiarism at any step of the article process - before or after acceptance, editing, or page proofing. We will notify the authors and ask them to change the content or cite the sources. If more than 25% of the content is plagiarised, the article may be rejected and the author informed.
WHEN DOES THE PLAGIARISM CHECK DONE?
All papers submitted for publication will be verified for plagiarism before review.
HOW IS PLAGIARISM HANDLED?
Manuscripts with plagiarism are treated depending on the level of plagiarism.
25% Plagiarism: The paper will be sent to reviewers with an ID.
If there is more than 30% plagiarism, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.
30 % Plagiarism: Rejection without review. The authors should modify and resubmit their paper.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU COME ACROSS A CASE OF PLAGIARISM IN ANY JOURNAL FROM ANY PUBLISHER?
If you discover a specific case of plagiarism in any journal published by any publisher, please notify the editorial offices of all involved journals, providing the journal names, the title of manuscripts, author names, volume number, issue number, and year of publication, as well as any other information you have. The editorial offices will deal with the situations per their policies.WHAT IF PLAGIARISM DETECTED AFTER PUBLICATION
After publication, if plagiarism is discovered, the Journals will undertake an investigation. If the journal's editorial office discovers plagiarism, it will notify the author's institution and funding sources. Each page of the PDF will include a note indicating that the work contains plagiarism. The article may also be officially withdrawn, depending on the degree of the plagiarism.ACKNOWLEDGING AUTHOR(S) SOURCES
Self-plagiarism is also a concern. Self-plagiarism is defined in this document as the use of substantial parts of one's copyrighted work verbatim or almost verbatim without acknowledging the original source. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's previously copyrighted work (e.g., those that appear in conference proceedings) and clearly references the earlier publication. While this kind of reuse does not require quote marks to indicate the reused text, it requires the source to be cited.
ACCIDENTAL OR UNINTENTIONAL
Individuals may be unaware that they are plagiarising. It is up to the author(s) to ensure that they understand the distinction between quoting and paraphrasing and the correct method to reference content.