Instruction for Authors
Journal of Obesity Treatment and Weight Management (JOTWM) brings articles in all areas related to Obesity on bimonthly basis. JOTWM welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately 15 days after acceptance.
JOTWM follows the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies.
Scient Open Access Policy Regarding the NIH Mandate
Scient Open Access will support authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication.
- Scient Publishers Accepts the Following
- Research Articles
- Article Commentaries
- Book Reviews
- Rapid Communications
- Letters to the Editor
- Case Reports
- Meeting Reports
- Product Reviews
- Hypotheses and Analyses
Scient Open Access Journal of Obesity Treatment and Weight Management is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an open access Journal, JOTWM does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.
|Research, Review, Case reports etc
|Special Issue Article
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Journals
( Article title should not exceed 25 words)
Cover Letter: All submissions should be accompanied by a 500 word or less cover letter briefly stating the significance of the research, agreement of authors for publication, number of figures and tables, supporting manuscripts and supplementary information.
Also, include current telephone and fax numbers, as well as postal and E-mail address of corresponding author to maintain communication.
Author Name2 “* for corresponding author”
Here is the manuscript preparation guidelines used as a standard template for all journals at Scient. Author must follow these instructions while preparing/modifying the article. When preparing your paper for publication, we strongly advise that you pay particular attention to your research methods, key results and language. Given that the manuscript must be written in English, if English is not your mother tongue we recommend that you have your paper proofread to ensure its accuracy and improve the language quality.
(Limited to 300 words)
Keywords: Keyword1, Keyword2, Keyword3, Keyword4, Keyword5. (3—10 keywords)
This area should give a complete diagram of the outline of the study. Point by point the description of materials, examinations, mediations and sorts of dissection should be said. However, only new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Underwrite trade names and incorporate the maker's name and location.
Results & Discussions
The Results section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study.
This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.
Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are pleased to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading.
Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.
Scient uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. Where there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: “… now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,6-8,29].” Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.
Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed).
Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:
1. Van Venrooij WJ (1977) Specific poly-A-binding protein of 76,000 molecular weight in polyribosomes is not present on poly A of free cytoplasmic mRNP. Nature 227: 680-686.
2. Zambelli F, Pesole G, Pavesi G, (2012) Motif discovery and transcription factor binding sites before and after the next-generation sequencing era. Bioinformatics 14: 2-225.
3. Irie Y, et al. (2007) In vivo colonization profile study of Bordetella bronchiseptica in the nasal cavity. FEMS Microbiol Lett 275: 191-198.
Note: Please list the first five authors and then add “et al.” if there are additional authors.
Electronic Journal Articles Entrez Programming Utilities
1. Davies J (1996) Surface Analytical Techniques for Probing Biomaterial Processes. Taylor & Francis CRC Press
2. Kremling A (2013) Systems Biology: Mathematical Modeling and Model Analysis. Taylor & Francis CRC Press.
Seabag M (1999) Constructive Induction: A Version Space-based Approach. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
These should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage author to submit tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.
Note:If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.
The preferred file formats for photographic images are PNG, TIFF and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files.
All images MUST be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art+Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. See the Image quality specifications chart for details. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.
Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet.
Tables and Equations as Graphics
If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.
All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch).
Proofs and Reprints
Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (HTML, PDF and XML) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.