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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Preliminary submission:
The manuscript needs to be prepared electronically in a Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf), then sent via the online submission system after registration. The Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) file format is of one column double-spaced page, Times New Roman font type, and 12 p font size. Do not type authors names for the sake of blind peer review. If your submission in a non-English language, you need to submit the Title, Author’s name and affiliation, and Abstract in English. Referencing and Citation must be according to APA style. Click here to download stage-one manuscript template.
>>> Download stage-one manuscript file | MS-Office version | PDF version

Final Submission:
Accepted manuscript will be formatted by the UHDJST  production.

Units of Measurement:
Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.

The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 200 words.

This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.

Materials and Methods:
This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

Results and Discussion:
This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.

This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

References must be included in the manuscript and authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. Manuscripts without them will be returned. UHDJST is following IEEE System of Referencing. 

Author Biography:
Authors now have the option to publish a biography together with the paper, with information such as MD/PhD degree, past and present positions, research interests, awards, etc. This increases the profile of the authors and is well received by international readers. See samples of author biography in previous UHDJST publications. The corresponding author should give the biography of all manuscript authors during registration.

Preparation of Figures:
Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the file of the manuscript. Figures should be supplied as a bitmap formats (TIF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.

Preparation of Tables:
Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should not be used.

Equations should be numbered consecutively.

English Grammar:
To save the time of our reviewers, authors are encouraged to use grammar check software or find the help of a native speaker to proofread the manuscript before submission.

Original Contribution:
The originality of the scientific contribution should be clearly stated in the manuscript.

We use plagiarism detection. According to Oxford on-line dictionary, Plagiarism means: The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own. For more information about plagiarism, type of plagiarism and what constitutes plagiarism, kindly see the University of Human Development Referencing System. The Editorial Board of UHDJST journal will check any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If the plagiarism is detected, either by the editor or peer reviewer at any stage before publication of the manuscript - before or after acceptance, during editing or at page proof stage, we will alert the author(s), asking him/her to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original text. If at least 15% of the original submission is plagiarised, UHDJST journal has the right to reject the manuscript.

Effective Writing:
Effective writing is readable — that is, clear, accurate, and concise. When you are writing a paper, try to get your ideas across in such a way that the audience will understand them effortlessly, unambiguously, and rapidly. To this end, strive to write in a straightforward way. There is no need to write about science in unusual, complicated, or overly formal ways in an effort to "sound scientific" or to impress your audience. If you can tell a friend about your work, you are off to a good start. (see more on this topic at nature.com).