Current Issue

Feb 7, 2023

Guidelines for Authors

Each manuscript must be directed toward the Editor-in-Chief, (JASS@stem). Any content submitted is assumed to have no previous publication history, including the manuscript/article under review for publication on all media platforms. Any document, regardless of category, should be submitted to the following:, including a letter of transmittal, this should include all names and contact information i.e. (phone numbers, e-mail addresses, physical addresses etc.) associated with all article contributors, and the designation/role of the contributor.

JASS@stem is considered a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal, therefore priority is given to research and review articles that are well written and of high quality. A Reviewing Editor reviews any submitted manuscript (solicited and unsolicited) before the article moves forward. Articles that do not meet the standard requirements proposed by the journal shall be restored to the author’s possession. All articles that adhere to the journal’s standard requirements will move forward to detailed evaluation. If approved for detailed review, the author will be notified of its approval or rejection, and potential need of article revision. Any articles that have been rejected are eligible for re-submission. If an article contains illustrations and/or produced from other publications must be appropriately credited. All authors are personally responsible in receiving approval to reproduce illustration, graphs, or tables in their writings.

Assertions necessary pertaining to preprints

Authors must mention if the article is published in a preprint repository before submitting a manuscript. In the event that the article is accepted, the authors need to ensure that the DOI of the article that is published in the preprint repository is associated with the DOI of the paper that is published in JASS@stem.

Assertions necessary for ethical issues

Informed consent must be included with any articles in the clinical variety for all patients in the study.

In all clinical studies including animals and/or humans, ethical standards must be followed that are in line with the country the research was conducted. It must be noted that the research was conducted ethically in compliance to ethical guidelines in the country of research in any study submitted.

Additional Supporting Material

Tables and graphs may be submitted as additional content, this will be published electronically. Large dataset tables that are not submitted as additional supporting content that are appropriate for electronic publication only, a decision for inclusion of this additional material is on a case-by-case basis per article. The corresponding author will always receive notice of the inclusion of articles and additional materials during the review.

Author conflict of interest statement

Any financial assistance for the research work noted in the article should be recognized in the author’s manuscript. If a conflict of interest is present, it should be addressed when initially submitting the article.

Article Classifications

1. General articles [a maximum of 4000 words, 6 visual pieces (tables and/or figures)] Interdisciplinary themes, scientific organization and policy, specific applications of science and technology to meet human needs, or the effects of science and technology on humanity, environments, and living are a few examples. The articles are required to include an abstract, an introduction, succinct subheads where necessary, visuals that are useful to a broad viewer, and sources.

2. Review articles (no more than 6000 words, published references should be kept to a maximum of 100, and it must review and explain recent research in the subject area. It must not contain a generic “textbook” approach and be precise and structured.

3. Research accounts (no more than 6000 words, cited references to be limited to about 60 in number) are articles intended to be personalized reviews of research from the author(s)’ laboratory, based on a body of published work. In a brief introduction, the articles must provide sufficient context for the subject and put the author’s contributions into a clear scope.

4. Research articles (no more than 4000 words) disclose noteworthy scientific findings. It must consist of an abstract, an introduction, and succinct subheads.

5. Research communications (no more than 2000 words) contains new discovery, innovation and influential new research results that are of relatively broad in science, technology, artificial intelligence, space, agriculture, sports, and medicine. It must include an introduction paragraph and a succinct abstract. Subheads should NOT be used to divide text.

6. Correspondence (no more than 600 words) contains messages that are of basic scientific interest along with technical remarks, such as those regarding exchanges or articles that were recently published to Current Science. The ideal texts are concise. It is possible to alter and evaluate texts.

7. Scientific correspondence (a maximum of 1500 words and 2 visuals) serve to quickly disseminate significant new discoveries. Technological notes can be used to post contributions that relate with technical advancements or instrumentation enhancements.

8. News (a maximum of 1000 words) an overview of significant scientific developments or other news that is relevant to the scientific community as a whole.

9. Meeting reports (a maximum of 1500 words) briefing meeting/conference content symposium/discussion, poster presentation etc. Inform readers of the importance of significant progress in the scientific community. There should be more than a brief summary of topics discussed in reports.

10. Research News articles (a maximum of 2000 words and 3 visuals) designed to inform non-specialists on recent significant findings and scientific advancements and publications.

11. Opinion articles (a maximum of 1200 words) current problems in science and concerns that affect the scientific community

12. Commentary (a maximum of words) expository writings discussing issues affecting science and the scientific community

13. Book reviews (a maximum of 1500 words). Both solicited and unsolicited book reviews are accepted; however, reviews must include more than a summarization of the contents of the book

14. Personal news (a maximum of 2000 words) may include scientific and technological accomplishments and involvements in the scientific community of the departed persons

15. Historical commentary/notes (approximately 3000 words) enlighten readers on thought-provoking features of qualities or establishments of science or about breakthrough occurrences in the developing history of the science community. Artwork and photos are acceptable. Short article submissions are considered as well.

Article/Manuscript Preparation

The written manuscript should be double-spaced throughout the end. The title page, content, list of references, tables, and figure caption of all articles must be numbered sequentially. The following should be the article’s order: Title page, keywords, abstract, text, acknowledgments, citations, data, figure captions (on a dedicated page before the first figure), and figures (a single figure per page; the figures must be captioned). Title, Creators, Associations, Related Researchers, as well as Addresses should all be listed on the title page. The title needs to be precise, unambiguous, and indexable. A maximum of five keywords should be included discreetly; it must be deliberately selected and cannot be lengthy phrases. The abstract and conclusion must not exceed 100 words in length and should disseminate the article’s key points, its results and conclusions, as well as its importance.

Text: Articles should have concise introductions. Specialized terminology must be explained so that readers from a variety of fields may comprehend the subject matter. It is ideal to refer to tables and figures in chronological order. It is essential to understand and use all symbols and descriptors correctly. Clearly specifying superscripts, subscripts, and equivocal glyphs is necessary. Metric units of measurement are preferable.

Figures: 2-dimentional drawings should be approximately two times the final text in size. Micrographs and other photographs that require this should have a clearly defined scale bar in the legend. Primary data should be submitted whenever possible (such as an actual picture of an electrophoresis gel rather than an idealized graph). Any map of USA that forms part of the article must comply with the official map published by Survey of USA and reference the original map. Upon reduced print size, lettering must be big enough to clearly and unambiguously visible.

References must be numbered sequentially in the superscript, with text first, then table and figure legends. Unpublished source material in your references is unacceptable. End-of-text references should be in the following format:

García-Roa, M.; del Carmen Vicente-Ayuso, M.; Bobes, A. M.; Pedraza, A. C.; González-Fernández, A.; Martín, M. P.; Sáez, I.; Seghatchian, J.; Gutiérrez, L. Red Blood Cell Storage Time and Transfusion: Current Practice, Concerns and Future Perspectives. Blood Transfus. 2017, 15, 222, DOI: 10.2450/2017.0345-16

Napolitano, L. M.; Kurek, S.; Luchette, F. A.; Anderson, G. L.; Bard, M. R.; Bromberg, W.; Chiu, W. C.; Cipolle, M. D.; Clancy, K. D.; Diebel, L. Clinical Practice Guideline: Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Adult Trauma and Critical Care. J. Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2009, 67, 1439– 1442, DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181ba7074

Bohoněk, M., Cryopreservation of Blood. Blood transfusion in clinical practice; InTech Open, 2012; pp 233– 242.

Scott, K. L.; Lecak, J.; Acker, J. P. J. T. Biopreservation of Red Blood Cells: Past, Present, and Future. Transfus. Med. Rev. 2005, 19, 127– 142, DOI: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2004.11.004
Wang, Z.; Yang, B.; Chen, Z.; Liu, D.; Jing, L.; Gao, C.; Li, J.; He, Z.; Wang, J. Bioinspired Cryoprotectants of Glucose-Based Carbon Dots. ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 3785– 3791, DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00376

Xue, B.; Zhao, L.; Qin, X.; Qin, M.; Lai, J.; Huang, W.; Lei, H.; Wang, J.; Wang, W.; Li, Y. Bioinspired Ice Growth Inhibitors Based on Self-Assembling Peptides. ACS Macro Lett. 2019, 8, 1383– 1390, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00610

Acknowledgments: must be minimal. Correspondents for authors may be addressed in Footnotes, any other use of footnotes is not acceptable.

Cover photographs: Vibrant colored pictures related to the article are evaluated for potential use as cover art. High quality prints with a legend must be presented with the article

Jurisdiction: All contests on published material, subscriptions, advertisements, etc., are under the jurisdiction of the court system