Services / Guidelines

FOR AUTHORS

On this webpage, you will find Knowledge E’s guidelines, editorial and technical instructions for the preparation of a manuscript. Ideally, authors should adhere as closely as possible to these rules, but there may be cases where this is not possible, or the style guide might be silent on a given point; should this be the case, please try and maintain consistency.

Any inquiries regarding the guidelines or questions related to submission & publication of a manuscript should be addressed to our publishing team at: publishing@knowledgee.com.

Author Style Guide

Manuscript Structure

We do not have strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey the content in clearly defined sections: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and/or Conclusions, References, Figures and Tables with Captions, and any Supplementary Material required.

For information on each of these sections, see the Author Style Guide.

Author Submission Checklist
  • Full author names: First name(s), Surname(s)
  • Author affiliations: department, institution, city, state, country
  • Corresponding author: name, email address
  • The abstract does not exceed 500 words
  • 3–6 keywords (optional)
  • The manuscript contains all essential sections: Article Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Figure Captions, Tables.
  • Ensure tables and figures are mentioned in the text, e.g ‘As shown in Fig. 4’
  • Ensure figures are included in high resolution formats as separate files.
  • Ensure the Copyright Permissions form downloadable here is read, signed and returned.
  • All references mentioned in the references list should be mentioned in the text, and vice versa. For detailed guide to Reference formatting, see our Author Style Guide
  • All necessary declarations (acknowledgments, conflict of interests, supporting grants, presentations) have been made
  • All manuscript and supplementary material files have been uploaded.
  • The preferred electronic format for text is Microsoft Word.
References

Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is accurate. All references must be numbered sequentially and all references mentioned in the references list are cited in the text, and vice versa. Citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Walker [4]”; or “as explained in [3, 8]”).

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented using System International (SI) units.

Proofs

Authors will receive the typeset page proofs for final approval. Authors should either approve or return the proofs with any corrections within 3-4 days of receipt.

Language Editing Service

Knowledge E and Editage-the preferred provider of author support services to publishers, journals, and societies globally- announced a partnership to offer manuscript language editing services to researchers. For more information and details or to get a quote, please visit http://knowledgee.editage.com/.

Copyright

Knowledge E publishes all its content under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license; you can find the full license legal code here and the human-readable summary here. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but it allows anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher.

Publication Ethics

Knowledge E makes every effort to ensure high quality scholarship in all published articles and conference papers on the KnE Publishing Platform. The platform exists in order to share best practices and accelerate the advance of academic research from regions all over the world. In order to achieve this goal, we aim to instill confidence in our readers. Knowledge E therefore adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines To find more information and details about Knowledge E Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement, please visit http://www.knepublishing.com/index.php/index/publicationEthics.

CrossMark Policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the CrossMark logo, Knowledge E is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

By clicking on the CrossMark logo will tell you the current status of a document. For more information about CrossMark, please check at https://www.crossref.org/services/crossmark/.

 

Think. Check. Submit. Initiative

Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. Knowledge E encourage all the researchers to use the suggested checklist when deciding which journal to publish their research in. For more details and information, please visit http://thinkchecksubmit.org/. The Arabic version was released by Knowledge E is available at http://thinkchecksubmit.org/arabic/.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

Authors are strongly encouraged to obtain and include an ORCiD identifier and to include this in their contact details after their email address. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes each author separately from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between authors and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognized. See https://orcid.org (there is no charge to sign up for these).

Useful Resources

FOR CONFERENCE ORGANISERS

Knowledge E offers its own publishing platform KnEpublishing.com – a new open–access, online service that raises the visibility and durability of your conference by providing an electronic version of the proceedings papers freely accessible to scholars all over the world.

Knowledge E provides a digital object identifier (DOI) for each proceedings paper making them easily discoverable, readable and citable. Most regional conferences go unpublished and have limited durability beyond the closing ceremony and are routinely overlooked by international databases rendering them invisible to the world. Publishing your conference proceedings on the KnE Publishing Platform enables you to benefit from a range of exciting services saving you time and raising the impact and durability of your conference:

  • Obtaining International Standard Serial Number (eISSN)
  • Managing the manuscript submission process
  • Streamlining copy editing and file conversion process
  • Minting Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for accepted manuscripts
  • Submitting the papers for evaluation and upon acceptance, indexing in Elsevier Scopus, Thomson Reuters Web of Science, and other discovery services
  • Manuscript editing including English language, style and submission support.

We offer Conference Organisers the following guidance documents:

Correction and Retraction Notices

Correction Notices

Errors do occur in scientific and academic research, and are often only recognized after publication. While we will not change the original article, as that could detrimentally affect the work of scholars who have cited the initial version, we will publish a short correction notice as an addendum to the conference proceedings collection. This will list and correct the error and will be electronically linked to the article in question.

However, this is only for major errors which affect the reader’s understanding of the research, not minor issues such as typos or reference formatting.

If you believe an errata notice is required, please send an email to publishing@knowledgee.com. This must include the conference title, the article title, and the article link, and explain the error and the correction required. We will get in touch once we have confirmed that this is a major error requiring a correction announcement.

Retraction Notices

As publishers, we have a duty to support and maintain the academic integrity of the content we publish. If findings are found to be unreliable, falsified, or plagiarized, we will consider a retraction. If a retraction is required, please send an email to publishing@knowledgee.com with the relevant information for our consideration.

FOR LIBRARIANS

We provide a hosting services for your university/institution/society journals. Articles published on KnE Publishing Platform are searchable and citable free of charge by scholars all over the world through an electronic online version.

Knowledge E provides a digital object identifier (DOI) for each article making them easily discoverable, readable and citable. Most regional journals have limited visibility beyond their local community and are routinely overlooked by international databases rendering them invisible to the world.

Publishing your journal on the KnE Publishing Platform enables you to benefit from a range of exciting services saving you time and raising the impact of your journal:

  • Obtaining an International Standard Serial Number (eISSN)
  • Managing the submission process
  • Streamlining copy editing and file conversion process
  • Minting Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for accepted manuscripts
  • Submitting the papers for evaluation and upon acceptance, indexing in Elsevier Scopus, Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Medline and other discovery services
  • Training workshops with expert speakers to keep editors and publishers up to date with the latest international guidelines on
    • Getting the most out of your authors
    • Managing the peer-review process effectively
    • Launching new journals and enhancing established journals
  • Manuscript editing including English language, style and submission support.