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Author Guidelines

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.


All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as defined above should be listed in an acknowledgements section.

Role of the funding source

All sources of funding should be declared as an acknowledgement at the end of the text. Authors should declare the role of study sponsors, if any, in the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. If the study sponsors had no such involvement, the authors should so state.

Editorial policies

Submission of a manuscript to AJPSE implies that readily reproducible materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes.

File formats

Manuscripts should be typewritten (double spaced), and on one side of the paper only. Short communications intended for publication should be a maximum of 1,500 words, 20 references, and two table or figure. The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document:

* Microsoft Word


* Portable document format (PDF)

Article structure

Title Page and Abstract


The title should be a maximum of 150 characters (including spaces). Titles should clearly and concisely state the subject of the manuscript. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations

The full names and affiliations should be provided for all authors. The corresponding author should also provide a full postal address, telephone and fax number (including country code), and an e-mail address.


The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words. The abstract should state the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Avoid non-standard or uncommon abbreviations and formulae where possible.


The keywords should reflect the significant factors of the investigation as a whole. A maximum of six keywords should be selected and included with the submitted manuscript.


Define non-standard or uncommon abbreviations. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Manuscript text

The length of the submitted manuscript should not exceed 6000 words, including figure legends, tables, and references. The manuscript text should be divided in the following sections:


Materials and Methods








References should be numbered in the order they appear within the manuscript; in the text they should be referred to by numbers in square brackets on the superscript. Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited; unpublished abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text. Notes/footnotes are not allowed. Journal abbreviations follow Index Medicus/Medline. Citations in the reference list should contain all named authors, regardless of how many there are.

In the reference list, periodicals [1], books [2], book Sections [3], conference [4], and conference proceedings [5] should accord with the following examples:

  1. Kypson AP, Morphew E, Jones R, Gottfried MR, Seigler HF. Heterotopic ossification in rectal cancer: Rare finding with a novel proposed mechanism. J Surg Oncol. 2003, 82:132-136
  2. Thompson K. Structure and function of bone tissue. Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders; 2007
  3. Thompson K. Structure and function of bone tissue. In: Maxie M, ed. Jubb, kennedy, and palmer’s pathology of domestic animals. Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders; 2007:2-24
  4. Feldmann H. Forty years of FEBS. London, UK; Blackwell Publishing; 2004
  5. Feldmann H. Forty years of FEBS. London, UK; Blackwell Publishing; 2004, 12:12-23

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Each table should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Tab 1, Tab 2, Tab 3 etc.). Tables should also have a title that summarizes the whole table, maximum 15 words. Detailed legends may then follow.


Figures should be included in the main text of the submitted manuscript. Before inserting into the manuscript, we recommend that figures should be TIFF format with at least 600 resolution.

Supplementary material

You have the option to submit supporting data, tables, figures and movies as supplementary material to be published online alongside the electronic version of your article. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please provide the data in well-known and common file formats.

Letter to the Editor

Manuscripts submitted as a Letter to the Editor:
1.Should relate to a paper previously published in an Ivy Union Publishing journal, or address an issue of wider concern within the scope of the journal;
2.Have a word count of no more than 3,000 words;
3.Have figures or and tables no more than 3;
4.Have references no more than 10.


One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by email to the corresponding author. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures.


The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail.


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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  5. I know that as an open access journal, American Journal of Polymer Science & Enginee will charge a $299 publication fee. I am willing to pay the fee from my research funding or other source support if my manuscript is accepted for publication.


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