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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another proceedings or journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for choosing The Conference Proceedings of WDRC to submit your paper. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. 

Please make sure that you have carefully read 'About the Journal' and its 'Aims and Scope' and adhere to the 'Author Guidelines' and 'Journal Policies' prior to making the submissions.

Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this conference proceedings are provided below.

Preparing Your Paper
Submission Process
Reviewing & Publication Process
Author Declaration Form
Copyright Notice
Privacy Statement 


Preparing Your Paper

Structure

Your paper should be compiled in the following order:

Title page
Abstract (unstructured abstract of 150 words) with Keywords (3 and 5 keywords)
Introduction
Materials and Methods,
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgments
Declaration
Conflict of interest statement
References
Appendices (as appropriate)

Tables and figures can be included within the text according to the requirement (Tables and figures should have captions).

Author Details

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, all indications of the author's identify must be removed from the document.  (Manuscripts that are accepted for publication will need each author's full name and affiliation; if available, please include ORCiDs and social media handles such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn).

One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

Word Limits

The target length for an article is 3,000–5,000 words (excluding figures, tables and references). Articles should not exceed 6,500 words including abstract, endnotes, tables, figures, figure captions or legends, references, acknowledgments and appendices.

Formatting and Templates

Papers may be submitted in Word format. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting template(s).

                                         << Download the Word Template >> 

References

Please use the APA Referencing Style when preparing your paper. 


Submission Process

Steps for Submission:

  • Click on “Make a submission
  • Then click on “Register” to register yourself as an author. Fill the relevant fields seen in the screen and create the account.

The username should start and end with alphanumeric characters and include only lowercase letters.

If already registered, can simply “Log in” (using your username and password) and begin the five-step process.

  • Afterwards, click on “Make New Submission”in the bullet list that appears.
  • Follow the steps that appear in the window and complete your submission

Step 1 - Start

Check the check-list after making sure the manuscript complies with the list. Tick other compulsory items in the check list and save and continue.

Step 2 – Upload your submission

Select article type and upload your manuscript. Manuscript must be in MS Word format. No other formats are accepted.

Complete step two and click save and continue.

Step 3 – Enter Metadata

Meta data entered should be accurate. Title, Abstract, List of contributors, Keywords and References (Reference list) are musts.

Add contributors option can be used to add co-authors if there are any. If available, please include ORCiDs and social media handles (Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn).

One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If you are the corresponding author for the manuscript please tick, “Principal contact for editorial correspondence”. All editorial correspondences will be handled with this author.

If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

Save changes and press save and continue.

Step 4 – Confirmation

Click “Finish submission” to complete the submission 


Reviewing & Publication Process

1. After a successful submission, the manuscript will be subjected to double-blind peer-review process.

2. Upon the completion of reviewing process, the review reports are sent to the authors to make respective revisions.

3. The revised manuscripts are screened by the editor and the decision authority to “Accept” or “Reject” of a manuscript will be taken by the editor. If a manuscript is “Accepted”, the manuscript is processed for publication. If a manuscript is rejected, the authors are informed of the decision and no further processing is done on the manuscript.

4. Accepted manuscript will be published after receiving the camera-ready version of the manuscript along with author confirmation through the signed Author Declaration Form.

 


Author Declaration Form

Manuscripts are accepted for publication subject to the understanding that the Conference Proceedings has the right of first publication. Authors may be asked to make a statement of novelty regarding their submission, contribution of authors and other published work.

It is mandatory to sign and send the Author Declaration Form prior to the publication.

                                         << Download the Author Declaration Form >> 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this proceeding site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this proceeding and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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