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The peer-review process can be broadly summarized into 5 steps, although these steps can vary slightly between journals.
1. Submission of Paper
The corresponding or submitting author submits the article to the journal via an online system.
2. Evaluation by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)
The EIC checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further. The EIC assigned the appropriate section editor (SE), who handled the peer review if the article met the journal requirement.
3. Invitation to Reviewers
The SE sends invitations to appropriate reviewers. As responses are received, further invitations are made, if needed, until the necessary number of acceptances is obtained – commonly, at least 2.
4. Review is Conducted
The reviewer sets a time to read the article. The review has then submitted a recommendation to accept or reject it or a request for revision before it is reconsidered.
5. Journal Evaluates the Reviews
The SE considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, SE may invite another reviewer to get a different opinion before deciding.
After the decision, the possible steps will be processed as a following.
- If accepted, the paper is sent to production.
If the article is rejected or sent back for major or minor revision, the SE should include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. Moreover, reviewers should also be sent an email or letter to let them know the outcome of their review. The reviewers should receive a new version of the paper sent back for revision. However, the SE might do this follow-up review where only minor changes were requested.
- Important: The Aims and Scope of Progress in Applied Science and Technology are described in detail in ‘Aims and scope’ Menu. Please read it before submitting a new manuscript.
- Types of the manuscript: Research articles and Review articles
- Manuscript style:The language of the journal is English. Please write your manuscript in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these) in Times New Roman font. Figures and tables must be incorporated into the main text. The corresponding author should be identified. Names and affiliations of all authors must be given.
3.1 Title: Should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
3.2 Abstract: The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. No longer than 250 words or 15 lines. (Times New Roman 9)
3.3 Keywords: Provide 3-6 keywords. Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of four keywords. Each keyword should be accompanied by the capital letter denoting the category from which the keyword has been selected, separated by commas. (Times New Roman 9)
3.4 Introduction: The introduction must provide the context and significance of the research being conducted by summarizing current understanding and background information about the topic, stating the purpose of the work in the form of the research problem supported by a hypothesis or a set of questions, briefly explaining the methodological approach used to examine the research problem, highlighting the potential outcomes your study can reveal, and outlining the remaining structure of the paper.
3.5 Materials and Experiment: Describes the materials and tools, experimental designs in a research study. Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. (Times New Roman 9)
3.6 Results and Discussion: This section should contain “Results” and discuss them by commenting on the results obtained, interpreting what the results mean and explaining any unexpected results.
3.7 Conclusions: This chapter reports the conclusions and recommendations that resulted from this study. State conclusion (do not summarize) briefly. (Times New Roman 9)
3.8 Math formulae: please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text). Figures: (graphs, charts, line drawings, photographs).
3.9 Figures: Graphical analysis and errors (TIFF or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones) keep to a minimum of 300 dpi. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure, immediately below the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
3.10 Table: Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article. Number tables consecutively by their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the main text. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells
3.11 Acknowledgments: come at the end of a manuscript after the conclusions and before the references. List sources of financial or material support and the names of individuals whose contributions were significant but not deserving of authorship.
3.12 References: The references will number citations consecutively within square brackets (1). The sentence punctuation follows the square bracket (2). Refer simply to the reference number, as in (3)—do not use “Ref. (3)” or “reference (3)” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference (3) was the first . . .” List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text. (Times New Roman 9). Moreover, automatically format references from Endnote citation manager using Vancouver style are available on:
(1) Khetkorn W, Incharoensakdi A, Lindblad P, Jantaro S. Enhancement of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate
production in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 by overexpression of its native biosynthetic genes. Bioresource Technol. 2016;214:761-8.
(2) Brandrup, J., Immergut, EH, Grulke, EA, Polymer Handbook. 4th ed: Wiley: New York; 1999
(3) Gilbert RJ, editor. Cholesterol-dependent cytolysins: Springer; 2010.
(4) Teeka P, Chaiyasat A, Chaiyasat P. Preparation of poly (methyl methacrylate) microcapsule with
encapsulated jasmine oil. Energy procedia2014. p. 181-6.
Thesis / Dissertation :
(5) Guikema JW. Scanning Hall Probe Microscopy of Magnetic Vortices in Very Underdoped yttrium-
barium-copper-oxide: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC); 2005.
(6) Stannard JG, inventor; Google Patents, assignee. Polymerizable dental barrier material 2007.
The editorial office will assess the accepted article files to ensure they are ready for production. The corresponding author may be contacted if any updates or final files are required. Otherwise, the accepted articles will be sent to the production team.
After editing, the proof version is given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which is available for cite and track. After that, corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with the attached files, including a final proof article and Page Proof Instructions and Queries. The corresponding author is responsible for all statements done in the final proof version, including changes during the editorial process. The author must check carefully. Proofs must be returned within 48 hours of receiving the email. Moreover, the corresponding author will be asked to sign a publication license at this point.
After editing the returned proof version, it will be “Online First” published. The Online Frist article is no further changes and is fully citable and includes an online publication.