Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines for Preparation of Manuscript

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Please strive for a professionally prepared manuscript of high technical and scientific quality. Many reviewers are overwhelmed with review requests. Our experience is that they are more likely to agree to review a well prepared manuscript.

Articles should be submitted in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References.

Font style Times New Roman - Space 1.5 - Font 12

Please number the headings in your manuscript as follows:

It should be arranged into the following sections:

(1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Key words, (3) Introduction, (4) Materials and Methods, (5) Results & Discussion, (6) Conclusion, (7) Acknowledgement (8) References, (9) Tables and (10) Figures.

(For the units of measurement, the use of the International System of Units (SI) is recommended)

Original Article: No Limit To the publication but not exceed the file size 5MB

Review Article
: Authors who are planning or preparing larger review-type articles should contact the Editor.

Language: The language of publication is English. Authors for whom English is a second language must have their manuscript professionally edited by an English speaking person before submission to make sure the English is of high quality. It is preferred that manuscripts are professionally edited.

Abbreviations and terminology:
Spelling should conform to that of standard dictionaries (e.g. the Shorter Oxford Dictionary or Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary). Style should conform to that of standard manuals of English usage. Scientific measurements should be given in SI units. Abbreviations should be defined when they are first used. The manuscript contain:
1) The title page (including Corresponding Author Name, Designation, e-mail address, full postal address, Contact No.);
2) A single-spaced Word file/LaTeX with title, abstract, keywords and main article text, with references, figures and figure legends, and tables at the end of the document;

Do not use the carriage return (Enter) at the end of lines within a paragraph.
• Turn the hyphenation option off.
• Use a tab, not spaces, to separate data points in tables.
• If you use a table editor function, ensure that each data point is contained within a unique cell, i.e. do not use carriage returns within cells.

Title Page: The title page should contain the following information in the order given:
1) name, address, fax number and e-mail address of author responsible for correspondence and proofs;
2) a running title, not exceeding 35 letters and spaces;
3) full title of the manuscript;
4) authors' full names; and
5) authors' institutional affiliations, including postal code, city and country. Authorship of papers is not divulged to referees, so it is helpful if author's name(s) and institutions are only referred to on the title page which is retained by the Editor.

Abstract: Supply an abstract of 200-250 words.
Below the abstract, provide up to three to six keywords that will assist indexers in cross-indexing your article.
Main Text All pages should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with figures, figure legends and tables at the end of the document. Tables and figures should be referred to in the text together with an indication of their approximate position. A separate file should also be submitted for each figure. The order of the manuscript should be as follows: Main text, References, Figures, Tables, Appendix. References All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. References within the text should cite the authors' names followed by the date of publication, in chronological date order, e.g. (Lewis 1975, Barnett 1992, Chalmers 1994). Where there are three or more authors, the first author's name followed by et al. will suffice, e.g. (Barder et al. 1994), but all authors should be cited in the reference list. All references should be cited from primary sources. References follow the Harvard style, i.e. they are listed in alphabetical order of first authors' names. When a paper is cited, the reference list should include authors' surnames and initials, date of publication, title of paper, name of journal, volume number (and issue number where volume pages do not run on), and first and last page numbers.

For example:
Scardamalia M. & Bereiter C. (1994) Computer support for knowledge-building communities. The Journal of the Learning Sciences 3, 265-283. Cornford J. & Pollock N. (2002) The university campus as resourceful constraint: process and practice in the construction of the virtual university. In Distributed Learning: Social and Cultural Approches to Practice (eds Lea M.R. & Nicholl K.), pp. 170-181. Routledge Falmer, London. Schofield J.W. (1995) Computers and Classroom Culture. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Short Communications: These should describe complete and original research work whose length and/or importance do not justify a full-length paper. The format Is the same as that for a full-length Research Paper. The approximate length should be 10 pages of 1.5-spaced type-script, including Tables and Figures, Keywords are essential.

Copyright: Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright (for more information on copyright, This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A letter will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript. A form facilitating transfer of copyright will be provided.

Author's rights:

As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following :

- Make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use.

- Make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g. via an e-mail list or list server).

- Post a pre-print version of the article on Internet websites including pre-print servers, and to retain indefinitely such version on such servers or sites.

- Post a revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on your personal or institutional website or server, with a link to the journal homepage (on

- Present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such a meeting.

- For your employer, if the article is a 'work for hire', made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g. training).

- Retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any processes or procedure described in the article.

- Include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially).

- Use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of your article in the journal).

- Prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.

Proofs: Corrections should be clearly identified and returned to the editorial office within 5 working days of receipt to

Reprints and journal copies: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.  Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.  Because BOMSR will be published freely online to attract a wide audience), authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles; if reprints are requested contact