Instruction to Authors
Manuscript Evaluation Process
Manuscripts undergo scrutiny for suitability in ADRRI Journals, led by the Editor-in-Chief with assistance from the Editorial Board. Those meeting the criteria proceed to the Editorial Board and external experts for thorough review, while those deemed unsuitable are promptly declined. An Editorial Board member assesses the manuscript and referees' reports, providing recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief, who decides to accept, reject, or suggest revisions. Importantly, a revision request doesn't ensure automatic acceptance for publication.
Avoiding Duplicate Publication
Papers submitted to ADRRI Journal must not be simultaneously under consideration by another journal, and no part of the manuscript should have been previously published elsewhere, whether in another language or as part of a book. Any simultaneous submission to another journal leads to an immediate withdrawal from the review process.
Types of Articles
Submissions Considered by ADRRI Journals
Articles: These are substantive, unsolicited contributions reporting relevant investigations or observations within the scope of ADRRI Journals' interests. Abstracts, ranging from 150-250 words, are mandatory. Figures and tables are allowed, but data repetition in both a table and a figure is discouraged.
Book Reviews: Solicited by the Editor-in-Chief, publishers are required to send one copy of the book they wish to be reviewed to the ADRRI office. It's essential to note that books will not be returned, and the receipt of a book doesn't guarantee a review.
The corresponding author of an accepted manuscript receives a formal letter of acceptance and a publication agreement form. This letter outlines any final revisions required by the Editor and provides information on formatting the final submission in line with ADRRI Journals guidelines. Authors are advised not to submit a final version until these instructions are received. Once the final version, including all necessary electronic files, is submitted, authors receive notice of editing and publication schedules.
Authors are advised not to increase the length of the manuscript unless specifically indicated otherwise. A cover letter detailing a point-by-point response to the referees' comments is required. Any additional changes made should also be indicated.
Accepted articles are published in the electronic editions of ADRRI Journals. Both abstracts and full papers are made available in the electronic edition.
ADRRI Journals reserve the right to edit all manuscripts for clarity, grammar, and journal style. Authors have an opportunity to review editing changes in page proofs but are urged to limit their alterations to correcting errors and clarifying misleading statements. The corresponding author is notified when proofs are available on the ADRRI Journals website, with instructions on how to download. Proofs must be returned to ADRRI Journals by the designated deadline to prevent delays or postponement of the manuscript to a later issue.
Formatting Electronic Files
Adherence to submission requirements is imperative. Failure to follow these instructions results in unprocessed submissions.
Only Microsoft Word (.doc) format is acceptable, regardless of the version.
Word documents should be submitted as a single file. Figures should be within the text, preferably in GIF (.gif) or JPEG (.jpg) format. Reference and inclusion of necessary style files (.sty) are crucial for compilation. Electronic versions of figures must be in TIFF or EPS (not GIF or JPEG) format. Additionally, the cover letter should be submitted as a separate file in the same format as the main file. If any revision or editorial tracking tools were used in the word-processing program, authors must ensure that the final version of the manuscript does not contain tracked changes.
File Compression and Archives
For efficient uploading, authors with more than two files (e.g., manuscript, figures, and cover letter) are advised to combine these into an archive, submitting only a single file. In cases where creating archives in specific formats is not feasible, individual file compression is recommended to shorten upload time.
Revised and Final Versions of Manuscripts
When submitting a revised manuscript, authors should incorporate responses to reviewer comments as part of the cover letter file. If figures are included in a revised manuscript, all figures should be submitted, even if unchanged from the previous version. The final version must be submitted in Word (.doc.).