Instructions to Authors

Authors' Guidelines

General Information

IJCRLS is a international peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing in English original research studies, reviews in all aspects of Sciences. Symposia or workshop papers may be published as supplements.The submitted manuscript should not have been previously published in any form and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Manuscript Preparation

To expedite the review process, please format the manuscript in ways as follow:

  • Prepare your manuscript as a single  MS Word document  Text, Table only.  Any revised manuscripts prepared for publication should be sent as a single editable Word document.
  • Manuscripts should be written in English and include a 100-300 word abstract.
  • Make sure all the characters in the text, tables, figure legends, footnotes and references are in a single type face and point size – such as 12 pt Times New Roman. Once a manuscript is accepted, a copy editor will decide the type face and size of the different elements of the article.
  • Submit all figures or photographs as jpg or tif files with distinct characters and symbols at 500 dpi (dots per inch). Tables and equations should be in an editable rather than image version. Tables must be edited with Word. Equations must be edited with Equation Editor.
  • Type your manuscript single spaced. This will save pages, makes it easier for reviewers to handle and helps slow down global warming by using less paper.
  • All references should be formatted in APA style in the text and listed in the REFERENCES section, as shown below:


  • Bonoti, F., & Metallidou, P. (2010). Children’s judgments and feelings about their own drawings. Psychology, 1, 329-336.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Gusnard, D. A., Akbudak, E., Shulman, G. L., & Raichle, M. E. (2001). Medial prefrontal cortex and self-referential mental activity: Relation to a default mode of brain function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 98, 4259- 4264.
  • Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL’95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


  • Fisher, H. E., Aron, A., & Brown, L. L. (2006). Romantic love: A mammalian brain system for mate choice. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 361, 2173-2186.


  • Helfer, M. E., Keme, R. S., & Drugman, R. D. (1997). The battered child (5th ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.


  • Giambastiani, B. M. S. (2007). Evoluzione idrologica ed idrogeologica della pineta di San Vitale (Ravenna). Ph.D. Thesis, Bologna: Bologna University.


  • Marcinkowski, TJ, & Rehring, L. (1995). The secondary school report: A final report on the development, pilot testing, validation, and field testing of the secondary school environmental literacy assessment instrument. Cincinnati, Ohio: Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book:

  • Lieberman, A. F. & Amaya-Jackson, L. (2005). Reciprocal influences of attachment and trauma: Using a dual lens in the assessment and treatment in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. In L. Berlin, Y. Ziv, L. Amaya-Jackson and M. T. Greenberg (Eds.), Enhancing early attachments: Theory, research, intervention, and policy (pp. 120-126). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Cohn, E., & T. Geske (1990). Ch. 7: Production & cost functions in education. In The Economics of Education (pp. 159-210). New York: The Free Press.

Article in proceedings:

  • Grudin, J. (1990). The computer reaches out: The historical continuity of interface design. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: Empowering people (pp. 261-268). New York, NY: ACM Press.


  • CHI Conference (2009). Guide to a Successful HCI Archive Submission. URL (last checked 15 May 2009)

Report from a Private Organization: American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online via the  online manuscript submission and review system at: Authors are invited to provide the names of three well qualified reviewers. Current e-mail addresses must be provided for all suggested reviewers. A copyright transfer agreement should be signed after the acceptance for publication.

Review Process

Manuscripts not adhering to journal guidelines will be returned to authors without scientific evaluation. Submitted manuscripts adhering to journal guidelines are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Editor, who will assign them to reviewers. The Editorial Board prepares a decision letter according to the comments of the reviewers, which is sent to the corresponding author.

Article Processing Charges

There is no charge for the processing of paper but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the publication charge which is very nominal fees.  International Authors for maximum 4 authors. Before the accepted paper is published we will intimate the fees in the acceptance letter.

How do I transfer my copyright?

Copyright should be transferred online on the submission system through uploading your electronic signature. You can also print the copyright form, fill in it and upload the scanned copy to our online system.