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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

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Please use the following guidelines to prepare your article. 

Submission template

For our Microsoft Word submission template, please download the file here

(Please submit your manuscript in PDF by using the template. When your manuscript is accepted, ISTP will offer expert help with English language editing, as well as manuscript formatting, figure illustration, and figure formatting, so you can submit your manuscript with confidence.)

Article Types

The following article types are included in the Journal of Dynamics, Monitoring and Diagnostics:

  1. Original Research Article: report of original research findings and data.
  2. Review: critically examines the body of research on a particular subject and gives insights/informed opinions on the direction and future of the research field.

Manuscript presentation

  1. Length: An original article would normally consist of 4000-6000 words (excluding figures, tables and references), although high-quality articles which exceed 7000 words will be considered.Review papers which summarize current research activities should have a minimum length limit of 10000 words (excluding figures, tables and references).
  2. Format: Papers must be typed in a font size no smaller than 10 pt and should be in standardized fonts such as Times New Roman or Arial. All pages should be numbered. Authors should not copy the format of the published journal.
  3. Language, spelling and grammar: All papers must be written in English. If English is not your first language, you should ask an English-speaking colleague to proofread your paper.
  4. Author affiliations: These should immediately follow the title. For multiple-authored articles, list the full names of all the authors, followed by the full postal and email addresses, using identifiers to link an author with an address where necessary. If an author's present address is different from the address at which the work was carried out, this should be given as a footnote. All co-authors must be listed on the manuscript submission and peer review site as part of the submission process.
  5. Abstract:This should be informative and suitable for direct inclusion in abstracting services as a self-contained article. It should not exceed 200 words. It should indicate the general scope and also state the main results obtained, methods used, the value of the work and the conclusions drawn. No figure numbers, table numbers, references or displayed mathematical expressions should be included. The abstract should be included in both the manuscript submission and peer review site submission steps and the submitted paper.
  6. Tables, figures and equations: All tables, figures and equations should be uniquely referenced and referred to explicitly in the text. (All tables, figures and equations should be referred to in numerical order, but refer to the template for further details.)

Cover Letter

  1. Cover letters are required for all submissions
  2. Cover letters must include a statement of originality and must confirm that the paper has not been submitted for publication to, or published by, any other journal or conference.
  3. If your manuscript has previously been submitted to this journal and was rejected, you must provide the reference to the earlier submission and explain in detail in your covering letter how you have improved your paper from the previously rejected version.

Archiving Policy

Articles are digitally archived in PKP PN.

Correction Policy

To maintain the integrity of the scientific record and avoid inconsistencies downstream, minor corrections that do not affect the scientific understanding of the paper (for example formatting or typographical errors or preference of wording) may be rejected if submitted post-publication.

The correction procedure depends on the publication stage of the article, but in all circumstances, a correction notice is released as soon as possible:

Online First publication: We will consider replacing the Online First version with an updated version that corrects the error and notes the changes that have been made and the date(s) on which the changes were made (in a correction notice at the end of the article).

Publication in an issue: If the article has already appeared in an issue, a correction notice will be released in the next available electronic and print issue. The online version of the article will link to the correction notice.

Retraction Policy

Retractions are considered by journal editors in cases of evidence of unreliable data or findings, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and unethical research. All retraction notices explain why the article was retracted. A retraction notice will also be published in the next available electronic and print issue.

Editors should consider retracting a publication if:

  • They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of major error (eg, miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (eg, of data) or falsification (eg, image manipulation).
  • It constitutes plagiarism.
  • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (ie, cases of redundant publication).
  • It contains material or data without authorization for use.
  • Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (eg, libel, privacy).
  • It reports unethical research.
  • It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process.
  • The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (a.k.a. conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers.