Guidelines for Authors

Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published* (whole or in parts), nor is under submission with another journal. *Exception: PhD or Master thesis.
  2. The corresponding author declares that he/she acts on behalf of all authors and that all authors have approved the submission.
  3. The corresponding author is indicated, the names and affiliations and the e-mails of all authors are given.
  4. No conflict of interest exists, or if it does, it is clearly stated in the dedicated section in the article.
  5. All funding agencies are listed in the Acknowledgements section. If available, numbers of corresponding grants are given.
  6. No figures/pictures/tables or parts of text reproduced or copied from other publications (including publications by the authors) are included in the manuscript. If such items are included, a written authorization of the copyrights holder is attached.

Article Format & Types

Formats for Science Repository Contributions: Science Repository accepts the following: original articles, reviews, abstracts, addendums, announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the editor, annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, case-reports, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses
Guidelines - Case Reports  
Case Reports Sample

Cover Letter

All submissions should be accompanied by 500 words or less cover letter briefly stating the significance of the research, agreement of authors for publication, number of figures and tables, supporting manuscripts, and supplementary information.
Also, include current telephone and fax numbers, as well as postal and E-mail address of corresponding author to maintain communication.

Article Preparation Guidelines

Manuscript title: The title should be limited to 25 words or less and should not contain abbreviations. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.

Author Information: Authors and Affiliations: All author names should be listed in the following order:
First names (or initials, if used)
Middle names (or initials, if used)
Last names (surname, family name)
Each author should list concerned department, university, or organizational affiliation and its location, including city, state/province (if applicable), and country. Contact details of corresponding author (Telephone, Fax and E-mail address).


Abstract should describe the main objective of the study.
It should not exceed more than 300 words.
Briefly explain the most important results and their significance. Standard nomenclature should be used, and abbreviations should be avoided. The preferable format should accommodate a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion. Following the abstract, a list of keywords (3-10) and abbreviations should be included.


Introduction: The introduction should set the tone of the paper by providing a clear statement of the study, the relevant literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general enough to attract a reader’s attention from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods: This section should provide a complete overview of the design of the study. Detailed descriptions of materials or participants, comparisons, interventions and types of analysis should be mentioned. However, only new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address.

Results, Discussion, and Conclusions: This category can be separate or combined to create the results. It does not have any word limit, but the language should be precise. It should explain the result and conclusion of the research.

Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.
Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are pleased to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading

References: Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.

Science Repository uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]". Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.

Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed).
Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:

Published Papers: Laemmli UK (1970) Cleavage of structural proteins during the assembly of the head of bacteriophage T4. Nature 227: 680-685. Brusic V, Rudy G, Honeyman G, Hammer J, Harrison L (1998) Prediction of MHC class II- binding peptides using an evolutionary algorithm and artificial neural network. Bioinformatics 14: 121-130.

Doroshenko V, Airich L, Vitushkina M, Kolokolova A, Livshits V, et al. (2007) YddG from Escherichia coli promotes export of aromatic amino acids. FEMS Microbiol Lett 275: 312-318.

Note: Please list the first five authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors

Letter to the Editor

  • Supports, refutes, or adds relevant information related to a previously published article
  • The letter should not be divided into sections.
  • An abstract is not required.
  • Authors correcting their own work or responding to a critique of their article by a reader(s)
  • The letter will undergo peer-review similar to other articles.

Authors should strictly adhere to the authorship criteria. All listed authors must have made a significant contribution to the research presented in the manuscript and approved all its claims. Any person to be considered as an author of an original research article must have contributed in any of the following ways: designed the study, executed the study or conducted the experiments, have taken part in analysing the data, supported in documenting the article and drawing the conclusion, spearheaded the project as a principal investigator. It is mandatory to include everyone who made a significant contribution towards the completion of the research work.

Any financial or personal interest that governs the findings or research in the manuscript along with the details of financial support and its sources should be revealed. Through the submission of an article the respective authors agrees that the article neither is under consideration nor published in any other journal.

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Case reports should follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations. All patients have a right to privacy and personally identifying information should not be revealed without consent. Consenting to publication is not the same as consenting to treatment or consenting to participation in research.

Any patient who might be identified by their case description or whose external photograph appears in an article should read the article and must give written informed consent to publication of the case report.

If a potentially identifiable patient is a minor, unable to provide consent, or not competent to consent, the written informed consent of a parent or guardian must be given. If a potentially identifiable patient is deceased, authors must gain written informed consent from a relative or their estate.

When written informed consent has been obtained, it must be mentioned in the manuscript. Authors should use the Sicence Repository consent to publication form; if they use another form, they must provide a blank copy of the consent form on submission. Authors must securely archive the signed consent form, to be made available to the journal or ethics committee on request.

Without written informed consent to publication, a case report will be considered only if the patient is sufficiently anonymized according to the ICMJE guidelines or when publication is approved by the authors’ ethics committee or privacy officer.

Advice on potentially identifying information is given in Hrynaszkiewicz et al. Authors should avoid using names, initials, and exact dates, including within figures, and only include as much potentially identifying information as is needed for the scientific/educational understanding of the case. The Editor has the final decision on what information is potentially identifying and when consent to publication is required.