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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 paper falls within the scope of JART.
  • The paper has not been previously published or submitted for review elsewhere.
  • The manuscript has been spell checked and grammar checked.
  • Authors have obtained written permission for use of material from other sources (including the Internet) and have acknowledged the original source. Obtaining a copyright permission agreement signed by the owner of the copyright is the author’s (s’) responsibility.
  • The corresponding author has been registered with the role of “reviewer”, in addition to the role of “author” (please, include the reviewing interests).
  • A suggested area for the paper has been entered.
  • Any present or potential conflict of interests (financial, personal, authorship, etc.) is disclosed at the moment of submission. Please fill out the following forms form and save them as PDF files before submitting along with your manuscript:

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  • A list of at least 3 potential qualified reviewers is included at the moment of submission. Such a list should not include people with a possible conflict of interest, for example, having close professional association, joint publications, etc. Their full names, affiliations and email addresses should be included.
    *The final choice of referees will remain entirely with the Editor-in-Chief.


Authors’ information:

The authors' full names, complete affiliations (name of the laboratory, section, division, department, institution), along with city and country (The journal uses single-blind peer review, which means that author names are disclosed to reviewers but reviewer names are withheld from the authors), should be included. 

No other requirement is needed at this stage.


File format

Papers must be submitted in PDF format, or LaTeX saved as PDF (No other format is accepted).


Manuscript formatting:

Authors should submit their manuscripts as a single file, with all the key sections (Abstract; Key Words; main text: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions; Acknowledgements, Funding Information and References,) included. 

No particular format is required at this stage to make the submission process easier for authors.



American or British English is accepted as long as it is used consistently throughout the manuscript and conforms to accepted standards of English style and usage.

Papers in poor English will be rejected, hence it is highly recommended that authors have their manuscripts proofread prior to submission.


Figures and tables

All figures and tables must be numbered and have descriptive captions.

All figures and tables must be mentioned in the text, numbered consequently and cited in number order. Figures should include graphical material; tables, tabular one. All illustrations, graphs, and diagrams should be considered as figures, with corresponding numbers and captures.

All figures and tables must be placed within the text, not as appendices, near where cited.


Reference formatting:

At this stage, no particular format is required.

What it is indeed important is that references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.



Papers must be submitted online through the Open Journal System (OJS); authors must previously register.



All papers submitted to JART are peer-reviewed following a single-blind review process. All contributions are initially assessed by the Editor-in-Chief for suitability for the journal; then, they are assigned to an associate editor who oversees the reviewing process. Papers are sent to a minimum of two experts to assess their quality. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of papers. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final. 



File format

After acceptance, to proceed with copy printing, it is compulsory that the manuscript is sent in Word format via the OJS system. The following template is available for that purpose:

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Authors’ information:

The authors' names should appear underneath the title.

The authors’ first names (and middle names, if applicable) should be initialized, followed by their last names in full (e.g., J. Martínez-López, P. Smith, M. Azizi). In the case of several authors, each name should be separated by commas (do not add “and” before the last author’s name).

After each author’s name, there should be a superscript letter indicating the author’s affiliation. In the case of the corresponding author’s name, after the superscript letter, there should be an asterisk.

Below the authors’ names, there should be the corresponding author’s email address preceded by an asterisk.

After the abovementioned information, complete affiliations (name of the laboratory, section, division, department, institution), along city and country, should be included.





Title of the paper


J. Martínez-Santosa*, S. Nugenta, R.A. Lópezb, M. Azizia



a Network and Data Science Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering Research, Research Center for Computing (CIC), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico City, Mexico


bMicrobiology Laboratory, Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEMex), Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico



Reference formatting

Make sure that complete references have been included for all sources cited in the paper (and vice versa).

Please note: It is very important that authors include the hyperlinks of the sources in the Reference List that can be found online (even if the author consulted them in another way). 

References (and citations) must be formatted according to APA style. Here is a good resource for more information about APA Style and examples:



*Further information and requests for this stage will be sent to authors whose paper are accepted.