Article Review Process

The articles for Current Trend in OMIS (CTO) are selected by the Editorial Board. The submitted articles undergo a Blind Peer Review. Reviewers are contacted for getting their consent to review and send comments. These reviewers are selected on basis of their knowledge and experience in the subject area. The author’s identity remains hidden to the reviewer following SIRs policy for the blind peer-review process.

The review process can take up to 2-4 weeks. Modifications to the article structure or writing style of the paper suggested by the reviewer are forwarded to the author for revision. The revised paper undergoes another round of review. The final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of any submission lies with the Editorial Board of CTO. 

It is the pre-requisite of publication that the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication partially or fully anywhere else. After submitting, authors agree that the copyright of their article hereby transferred to the University of Management and Technology (UMT), if an article is accepted partially or fully for publication.

The blind Peer Review Process ensures quality and is as approved by the Higher Education Commission.

Submission guidelines

All submissions must be in the English language which is a mandatory requirement for review and publication in Current Trends in OMICS. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format with double space line space in 12 font size with Times New Roman Style. Current Trends in OMICS accepts manuscripts in Vancouver Style Format. The in-text citation is given in numbers ordered from 1 to N… enclosed by parenthesis e.g. [1]. Once a source has been cited, the same number is used in all subsequent references.

Structure

Subdivision-numbered sections: The article (except abstract) should be clearly defined into numbered sections. The subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc.

Title: The title page should contain the full title of the paper with the names, affiliations, and full contact information of all the authors. Indicate all author’s affiliations with a lower case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name. The title of the manuscript should be centered, short and specific. The title would be Level 1 Heading. Use Arabic numerals for heading numbers.

  • Corresponding author: Clearly indicate the corresponding author who will handle all the correspondence at all stages from submission to publication and post-publication. Please make sure that the email address and contact details of the corresponding author are kept up to date.

Abstract: Every manuscript would begin with an abstract that summarizes the content of the article in 150 to 250 words with full keywords underlined. The abstract should briefly explain the purpose of the research, the principle of the results, and major conclusions. The abstract would be 12 Time New Roman and italicize. Reference citations are not allowed in the Abstract.

Graphical abstract: Graphical abstract is optional but is encouraged as it draws more attention to the online article. The graphical abstract should summarize the contents of the article in a pictorial form designed in such a way that it draws a wide range of readership. Please provide an image file preferably in TIFF, PNG, or GIF format with a minimum of 531×1328 pixels

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords. Avoid using abbreviations in the keywords. These keywords will be used during indexing.

Introduction: A short and clearly defined introduction that explains the research question with the objective of the work and suitable background of the research performed. The introduction should not include a detailed literature survey or summary of the results.

Material and methods: This section should provide enough details of the work so that it can be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are previously being reported or published by someone must be summarized and indicated by a reference.

Calculation: This section is included if there is a practical development from a theoretical basis.

Results: This section should clearly and concisely explain the results of the experiment. If there are figures and tables it should be made according to the guidelines of the journal.

Discussion: This section should explain the importance of the results of the work and interpret them with the existing body of knowledge. Previously published work should be less cited in the discussion section.

Conclusion: The main conclusion of the study may be written in the short paragraph which may be alone or a subsection

Acknowledgments: List all the individuals who provided help during the research like language and writing assistance, proofreading the article, etc. This should be written down in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.

Funding sources: List all sources of funding received from any sponsor organization which has supported the research.

Guidelines for Images (Artwork)

The journal has a clear policy regarding that manipulating images to the extent of deceiving the information present in the original image will be considered as scientific ethical abuse and dealt with accordingly. Adjustments of image brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable only if they do not modify the real information of the image.

  • Make sure that your image/s have uniform lettering and size.
  • Make sure that the fonts in your figures are uniform and look identical   
  • Number the figures according to the sequence in the text
  • Provide captions to the figures separately
  • Submit each figure separately

Format: Please provide the original file in which the electronic artwork is created e.g. Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, and Visio). Once your figure is finalized in any of the application please “Save As” to convert it into one of the following formats

  • PDF: Vector drawings. Please embed all the fonts used in making the illustration.
  • TIFF or JPEG: Color or grayscale photographs with a minimum of 300 dpi
  • TIFF or JPEG: Black and White pixels with a minimum of 1000 dpi
  • TIFF or JPEG: Combination of both black and white/ color pixels with a minimum of 500 dpi.

Figure Caption: Please make sure that each figure has its own suitable caption. Captions should be supplied separately but not added attached to the figure. The caption includes a brief title and a short description of the figure. The text added should be written in a summarized way, however, symbols and abbreviations should be explained.

Guidelines for Tables

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables should be placed either next to the relevant text in the article or placed on separate pages at the end. Tables should be named consecutively in accordance with the appearance in the text. Please make sure that the information provided in the tables does not duplicate elsewhere in the article.

References

Citation in the text: It should be noted that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list. References included in the bibliography should follow the standard reference style Vancouver of the journal.

 Reference Links: In order to increase the visibility of the research, please indicate the online links of the references. Please ensure the data provided in the references are correct and allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services like Scopus, PubMed. Copying references should be made carefully as they contain errors. Using DOI (Digital Object Identifier) in references is highly encouraged.

A DOI is a permanent link to any electronic article. An example of the DOI used for an article include:

Ramirez-Gonzalez RH, Leggett RM, Waite D, Thanki A, Drou N, Caccamo M, Davey R. StatsDB: platform-agnostic storage and understanding of next-generation sequencing run metrics. FResearch. 2013, 2. doi:10.12688/f1000research.2-248.v2.

References should include the following elements: author name(s), the title of the article, Journal abbreviation, year, volume, issue, page numbers, DOI.  

Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of title word abbreviations.

Supplementary material: Please supply supplementary material as separate files and have to be submitted along with the main article. Supplementary material can be in the form of Excel, Word, Powerpoint files, images, and applications. In case the author wishes to change the supplementary file during any stage of the process, please make sure to provide an updated file.

Research data: The journal facilitates and encourages sharing data that supports your research publication. It refers to the experimental or observational data that validate research findings. In order to facilitate the reproducibility of the data, the journal encourages you to use or share your software codes, models, algorithms and protocols, methods, and useful materials related to the project.

After Acceptance:

The journal makes the article immediately available online as soon as possible it is accepted. A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is provided in order to make the article easily identified, making it fully citable and searchable by the title, author name(s), and the full text. The availability of the article’s PDF version makes it support the fact that it is an unedited article.