Manuscript Submission Guidelines

General information for preparing manuscripts

We welcome submissions from all fields of science and from any source. Please see the submission guidelines of the journal you wish to submit to.  Please be sure to read your chosen journal’s guidelines as each journal will have its own specific requirements. Specifically, MWP Journals adopts and strive to adhere to the following standards and requirements:

COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics
ICMJE - International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
STM - International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers
WAME – World Association of Medical Editors


Editorial Policies

Publication ethics
Availability of data and materials
Peer-review policy
License to publish

Confidentiality and pre-publicity
Plagiarism and fabrication

Publishing Policies

Publication ethics
Licence agreement and copyright
Embargo policy and press release
Open access and author archiving
Competing financial interests

Production processes

Availability of materials and data
Digital image integrity and standards

Author Resources

Formatting your article
Word template and guidelines
Artwork guidelines
English language editing services

To submit an article to MWP

Author reprints



General Guidelines

Articles must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The text of articles reporting original research is usually divided into Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections. The manuscripts which are scanned by the editorial board are sent to three referees for evaluation in terms of form and content. The manuscripts that are considered, at least by two referees, issuable are put in line for publication.

Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; appendices (as appropriate); references; table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list).

Standard A4 (210mm x 297mm) portrait page set-up should be used. The left, right, top and bottom margins should be 1 in. (2.54 cm).

The submitted manuscripts which are accepted are published after the "Copyright Licence Agreement" is signed by the author(s) and sent to the Main Editorial Office. This transfer agreement enables MWP to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the authors' proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder, the permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.

Papers are accepted only in English. UK spellings for European articles; US spellings for North American articles. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). This may not be sufficient if English is not your native language and substantial editing would be required. Authors who require information about language editing and copyediting services pre- and post-submission please visit Editing Services.

Manuscripts, including tables, figures, and references, should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed. or newer) with the following exception: book, periodical, and other titles in the reference list should be italic type, not underlined. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing. (