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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.


Alive Scientific Journal (ASJ) follows a double blind peer review process and strictly follows publication ethics as set out by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) website. If you have already submitted your article earlier and want to follow-up with the progress of your article. You can send the us email through alive@nokspublishing.com or simply log into your dashboard to check your article progress. If you want to submit an article click Register or simply login if you have registered before.

Instruction to Authors 

We always strive to provide all our authors with the best support and ensure a seamless experience in interacting with our editorial teams. However, there are few things expected from our authors. We expect that:

  • Authors respond swiftly to any queries during the publication process.
  • Be accountable for all aspects of your work. This includes investigating and resolving any questions about accuracy or research ethics.
  • Authors strictly follow research ethics outlined in  COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) website, specifically; 
    • Authors should only include anyone who has made a substantial and meaningful contribution to the article’s others should only be acknowledged.
    • Authors has gotten approval before commencing the data collection where your article involves human participants and participant information sheet should be included in the submission.
    • Any manuscript you submit to this journal should be original. That means it should not have been published before in its current, or similar, form except in a preprint version and must be authored by the authors.
    • The journal abhor all forms of plagiarism and all papers submitted for publication in this journal are passed through the anti-plagiarism software, iThenticate and any presence of plagiarism will leads outright rejection of the article.
    • Your work should not have been submitted elsewhere and should not be under consideration by any other publication and all conflict of interest should be declared.

Copyright Policies Guideline

All authors submitting to Alive Scientific Journal should ensure they have applied for, and received, written permission to use any material in the manuscript that has been created by a third party. Without written permission, remove every third party materials or simply create yours and acknowledge the original source.  

Manuscript requirements

Before you start the submission process ensure you go through the followings and strictly adhere to the guideline. 

Format: Only Microsoft Word or related format is accepted for submission.

Article length / word count: Article’s length should be between 4000 and 7000 words in length. This includes all text, for example, the structured abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices. 

Article title: Title should be as concise as possible.

Author details: List only author who contributed to the article substantially and should be listed in the order in which the authors want the name appears after publication, The following specifics is required: Authors name, email (institution preferred where available), and authors affiliation (current place). 

Biographies and acknowledgements: If you want to include these items, save them in a separate Microsoft Word document and upload the file with your submission. Where they are included, a brief professional biography of not more than 100 words should be supplied for each named author.

Research funding: Your article must reference all sources of external research funding in the acknowledgements section. You should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

Abstract: Abstract is required for all submission and must include, purpose of the study, design/methodology/approach, research findings originality and knowledge addition. Abstract maximum length should be 200 words including keywords.

Keywords: Your submission should include at least 6 appropriate and short keywords that capture the principal topics of the paper. 

Figures: All figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, webpages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted electronically. Both colour and black and white files are accepted. There are a few other important points to note:

  • All figures should be supplied at the highest resolution/quality possible with numbers and text clearly legible.
  • All electronics figures should be supplied in their original formats and should also be either copied and pasted into a blank MS Word document, or submitted as a PDF file.
  • All figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and have clear captions.

Tables: Tables should be typed and sproperly labelled and should be included within the text file.

References: All references in your manuscript must be formatted using APA style.  And all cited articles authors must be referenced and referenced articles must be cited. References to other publications in your text should be written as follows:

  • Single author: (Joseph, 2010)
  • Two authors: (Joseph and Brown, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Joseph, Adams and Greg, 2010) and after the first instance should be (Joseph et al, 2010).
  • Four or more authors: (Joseph et al., 2010) Please note, ‘et al' should always be written in italics.


  • When referring to pages in a publication, use ‘p.(page number)’ for a single page or ‘pp.(page numbers)’ to indicate a page range.
  • Page numbers should always be written out in full, e.g. 205-209, not 205-9.
  • Where a colon or dash appears in the title of an article or book chapter, the letter that follows that colon or dash should always be lower case. At the end of your paper, please supply a reference list in alphabetical order using the style guidelines below. Where a DOI is available, this should be included at the end of the reference.

Compiling Reference Guide

For books: Surname, initials (year). title of book, publisher: place of publication. e.g. Joseph, R. G.  (2005). No Place to Hide. Simon & Schuster: New York, NY.

For books Chapters: Surname, initials (year). "Chapter title", editor's surname, initials (Ed.), title of book, publisher, place of publication, page numbers. e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005). "The early pathways: theory to practice – a continuum", Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management. Elsevier: New York, NY, pp.205-210.

For journals: Surname, initials (year). "Title of article". Journal name, volume (issue), page numbers. DOI e.g. Capizzi, M.T., Ferguson, R. (2005). Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 22(2), pp.72-80. DOI:10.11788181

For published conference proceedings: Surname, initials (year of publication). "title of paper", in editor’s surname, initials (Ed.). title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, publisher, place of publication, page numbers. e.g. Wilde, S., Cox, C. (2008). “Authors guide”, in Richardson, S., Fredline, L., Patiar A., & Ternel, M. (Ed.s), CAUTHE 2008: Where the 'bloody hell' are we?, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld, pp.115-118.

For unpublished conference proceedings: conference], [date of conference], [place of conference], available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date). e.g. Aumueller, D. (2005). “Authors guide", paper presented at the Adorian Conference AC), 22 July-5 August, Heraklion, Crete, available at: http://dbs.uni-leipzig.de/file/aumueller05wiksar.pdf (accessed 18 May 2010).

For working papers: Surname, initials (year). title of article. working paper [number if available], institution or organization, place of organization, date. e.g. Noko, J. (2003). How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments.  Working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.

For newspaper articles (authored): Surname, initials (year). article title. newspaper, date, Retrieved[Online]: e.g. Greg, A. (2018), Authors guide. Legit News, 21 January, Retrieved[Online]: https://example.com/fdgg

For newspaper articles (non-authored): Newspaper name (year). article title. date, Retrieved[Online]: e.g. Foxs News (2018). Small change. 2 February Retrieved[Online]: https://example.com/fdgg

 Other Important Things to Consider Before the submission

  • Double check your manuscript for grammatical errors and possible omission.
  • Check whether your article is consistent with the journal aims and scope, COPE guideline(ethics), did your manuscript followed the guide listed above.
  • Submission should be made online for easy follow-up, or submit to alive@nokspublishing.com . Article send to the editor will later be referred to the right link for online submission.
  • Each submission is checked by the editors. At this stage, they may choose to decline your manuscript if it doesn’t fit the journal aims and scope, or they feel the language/manuscript quality is too low.
  • The editor work tirelessly to give you the first initial feedback before the peer review within 5 working days. You can always login to check the status of your manuscript.