The journal welcomes three manuscript types, all of which are subject to peer review.
Full and comprehensive reports describing original research presented in the standard format of Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and References. The main text (excluding references, tables, and figure legends) should not exceed 8000 words.
Articles presenting novel or unique overviews of recent or important developments in the field. Reviews must be insightful and must address the question(s) of interest using appropriate and fully presented evidence; exhaustive general summaries will not be published. Reviews are generally 5000-6000 words and can explore several aspects of importance in a broader subject area. Reviews are occasionally commissioned by the Editor-in-Chief, and the journal welcomes proposals from interested authors.
Fully peer-reviewed, evidence-based articles that offer authors the opportunity to present novel viewpoints or opinions, or raise important matters, for the attention of the journal community. New data are not usually provided, but the journal will consider articles that use novel information to support their case. Opinions can follow an essay style, or as otherwise agreed with the Editor-in-Chief and are generally around 3000 words in length.
Article Processing Charge
The journal is currelty supported by grants and sponsorship and does not charge an Article Processing Charge (APC), submission fee, or otherwise. It is free to read and to publish.
Copyright and licensing
The journal is fully Open Access and uses Creative Commons (CC) licenses. Authors are required to assign all copyrights in the work to the Society, who then publish the work under the Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) International license, as detailed below.
All articles in the journal are Open Access. Authors can choose the following Creative Commons license: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International). This license allows users to share unmodified articles, non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given.
Some funding bodies require articles funded by them to be published under a specific Creative Commons license. Before submitting your work to the journal, check with the relevant funding bodies to ensure that you comply with any mandates.
Online Submission System
All manuscripts must be submitted via the journal’s online submission system, ScholarOne: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/irspsd. The original or revised manuscript text may be uploaded as a PDF or Microsoft Word file, but a Word file is required for the final manuscript text. Figures may be submitted separately in several other formats.
If you encounter any problems with online submission, please contact the Editorial Office at the details provided in the Contact section.
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner
if it has been previously copyrighted.
- All our articles are refereed through a double-blind review process.
Please submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscript Center.
For submission, we will not start review if authors do not use the following template file. Please delete all authors' information in the first page of your manuscript when submission.
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