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  • 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).
  • The submission file is in the journal's template.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-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.
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Biomaterials and Polymers Horizon follows a double-blind peer-review policy; author information cannot be identified by reviewers. The first page of the main manuscripts must be labeled ‘Title Page’

Title Page

• The Title Page must include Title only.

Main Body (starting immediately after the Title Page)

The main body text of your paper must contain a title (repeated here) and an Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Method, Result, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of interest, and References.

The abstract must not exceed 300 words and follow the IMRC pattern; there should not be more than eight Keywords. The first letters of Keywords must be capitalized.

Main headings including Introduction, literature review, Method, Result, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, and References must be without numbers.

Note: Tile page and main body should be included in a one-word document (Docx).

Article types:

The number of article words can be between 1000-20000 words based on article types:

  • Editorial
  • Original research
  • Review
  • Short communication
  • Technical reports

Style Details:

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in Word (Docx or doc) according to the journal template or they will be desk rejected by the editorial manager for revision with the template.
  • Use a bold font for headings (10-point Times Roman) and use a normal, plain font (10-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Line spacing must be single-line spaced.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Abbreviations should be defined at the first use.

References & Citation

The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and opposite. Papers presented at meetings but not yet published or accepted for publication, and unpublished data should be mentioned in the references (e.g. (In press)). Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a source.

References and citations normally follow American Psychological Association (APA) style.

Reference list

The reference list should be alphabetical by the last names of the first author of each work. Order multi-author publications of the same first author alphabetically concerning the year and then second, third authors. References and citations normally follow American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style.

References examples:

Journal Articles
Dyke, G. J., & Van Tuinen, M. (2004). The evolutionary radiation of modern birds (Neornithes): reconciling molecules, morphology, and the fossil record. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 141(2), 153-177. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00118.x

Journal articles with more than 7 authors: First 6 authors ... last author. and follow by date and other information.
Clucas, G. V., Dunn, M. J., Dyke, G., Emslie, S. D., Levy, H., Naveen, R., ... & Hart, T. (2014). A reversal of fortunes: climate change ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in Antarctic Peninsula penguins. Scientific Reports, 4(1), 5024. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep05024

Conference papers
Mansy, S.S. (2010). Building cell-like structures from the bottom-up. In Editors’ First Initial. Editor Surname (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology (p. 3). Italy: Association for Computing Machinery.

Book
Morange, M. (2000). A history of molecular biology. Harvard University Press.

Book chapter
Wood, B. J. (2012). Vinegar. In M. R. Adams (Ed.), Microbiology of Fermented Foods (pp. 1-44). London, UK: Springer Science & Business Media.

Online Documents
Salviniales (2011, 17 January). Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/plant/Salviniales

Dissertations
Minchul, G. (2015). Isolation and Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Swedish Foods (Doctoral thesis). Örebro University.

Translated sources
Basu, P. (2000). Biomass gasification and pyrolysis: practical design and theory. (Translator M Pezeshki & H Heidari Tabrizi, Trans.). Academic Press.

Note: If the text is in a non-Latin alphabet, this must be translated into the language of the paper and the language of paper must be mentioned at end of the references.

Ebrahimzade, M. & Mehrabi, M. (2019). Assessing the effects of auxin along with calcium and nitrate concentration alterations on the biomass and alkaloids in H. arachnoideus Pojark tissue cultures. Journal of Plant Research (Iranian Journal of Biology), 31(4), 756-768. (in Persian).

Conflicts of Interest

Authors have to disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations.

Figures and Tables

  • Figures and tables must be cited in consecutive order in the text, e.g., (Fig. 1A–D), (Table 1), (Figs 1C, 2, 3B).
  • Tables, which should be in a plain format, are numbered and include a definitive title at the top.
  • Table footnotes may be used to define abbreviations, signs, or other terminology within the table.
  • Tables must be present in certain positions in the main body text.
  • All figures (including graphs and plots) must also be submitted as separate files with the format of TIFF or JEPG. The position of figures in the text should be indicated. Captions of figures must be included after references.
  • Figures shall be sharp and of high contrast resolution. Figures’ scale, directions, and grid elements must be labeled carefully.
  • Figures of humans and part of their bodies must be presented by written participants’ consent.

Note 1: All tables and figures shall be cited in the main body.

Note 2: All tables’ titles and figures’ captions must start with the capital letter of the first word.

Example:

Figure 1. Removal of atorvastatin and simvastatin from wastewater.

Ethical issues

Those research articles which comprise medical, psychological, or physical interventions and clinical trials must present a registration code (with URL and date of registration) and official ethical committee approval and/or permission for their research.

Research articles

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