Solicited and contributed manuscripts should be submitted to MMNSA
via the journal's online submission system. You need to make registration
prior to submitting a new manuscript (please click here to register
and do not forget to define yourself as an "Author" in doing so). You may then click on the "New Submission
" link on your User Home
IMPORTANT: If you already have an account, please click here to login. It is likely that you will have created an account if you have reviewed or authored for the Journal in the past. On the submission page, enter data and answer questions as prompted. Click on the “Next” button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. The names and contact details of at least four internationally recognized experts who can review your manuscript should be entered in the "Comments for the Editor" box.
You will be prompted to upload your files: Click on the “Browse” button and locate the file on your computer. Select the description of the file in the drop-down next to the Browse button. When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the “Upload” button. Review your submission before sending to the Editors. Click the “Submit” button when you are done reviewing. Authors are responsible for verifying all files have been uploaded correctly.
You may stop a submission at any phase and save it to submit later. Acknowledgment of receipt of the manuscript by MMNSA Online Submission System will be sent to the corresponding author, including an assigned manuscript number that should be included in all subsequent correspondence. You can also log-on to the submission web page of MMNSA any time to check the status of your manuscript. You will receive an e-mail once a decision has been made on your manuscript.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts can be prepared using LaTeX (.tex) format. The preferred first submission format (for reviewing purposes only) is Portable Document File (.pdf). After acceptance, the papers should be converted to the LaTeX (.tex) template which can be found in the following link:
The link above leads directly to the Overleaf interface and the latex template of the journal can be downloaded from the Menu link in the upper left of the interface then any changes can be done easily.
Revised manuscripts should be submitted via MMNSA online system to ensure that they are linked to the original submission. It is also necessary to start the revision with a point-by-point explanation given to the specific points/questions raised by the referees and the corresponding changes made in the revised version.
To upload your revised manuscript, please go to your author page
and click on the related manuscript title. Navigate to the "Review
" link on the top left and scroll down the page. Click on the "Choose File
" button under the "Editor Decision
" title, choose the revised article (in pdf format) that you want to submit, and click on the "Upload
" button to upload the author version. Make sure that the file uploaded starts with your responses to the comments of the reviewer(s). IMPORTANT: Eventually, one single PDF document including (i) your responses to the comments of the reviewer(s) and (ii) the revised manuscript on which the changes made are highlighted must be uploaded to the system. Any nonconformity may result in the rejection of your paper.
To avoid any delay in making the article available freely online, the authors also need to upload the source files (LaTex) when submitting revised manuscripts. Files can be compressed if necessary.
CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) Authors Statements
CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) is introduced with the intention of recognizing individual author contributions, reducing authorship disputes and facilitating collaboration.
CRediT offers authors the opportunity to share an accurate and detailed description of their diverse contributions to the published work.
The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the descriptions are accurate and agreed by all authors. The role(s) of all authors should be listed, using the relevant above categories. Authors may have contributed in multiple roles. CRediT in no way changes the journal’s criteria to qualify for authorship. CRediT statements should be provided during the submission process and will appear above the acknowledgment section of the published paper as shown further below.
Possible CRediT statements:
Conceptualization, Methodology, Software, Validation, Formal Analysis, Investigation, Resources, Data Curation, Writing - Original Draft, Writing - Review & Editing, Visualization, Supervision, Project Administration, Funding Acquisition.
Sample CRediT author statement:
First Author: Conceptualization, Methodology, Software. Second Author: Data curation, Writing-Original draft preparation. Third Author: Visualization, Investigation. Fifth Author: Supervision. Sixth Author: Software, Validation, Writing- Reviewing and Editing. All authors discussed the results and contributed to the final manuscript.
Papers must be in English. Both British and American spelling is acceptable, provided usage is consistent within the manuscript. Manuscripts that are written in English that is ambiguous or incomprehensible, in the opinion of the Editor, will be returned to the authors with a request to resubmit once the language issues have been improved. This policy does not imply that all papers must be written in "perfect" English, whatever that may mean. Rather, the criteria require that the intended meaning of the authors must be clearly understandable, i.e., not obscured by language problems, by referees who have agreed to review the paper.
Presentation of Papers
Use a standard font of the 11-point type: Times New Roman is preferred. It is necessary to single-line space your manuscript. Normally manuscripts are expected not to exceed 25 single-spaced pages including text, tables, figures and bibliography. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
During the submission process, you must enter:
• The full title of the paper,
• Names and affiliations of all authors,
• The full addresses, including emails, (telephone, and fax) of all authors.
• Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s).
• Enter an abstract of no more than 250 words for all articles.
• Keywords: Authors should prepare 3 to 5 keywords for their manuscript.
An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions. The abstract should be no more than 250 words and convey the following:
• An introduction to the work. This should be accessible by scientists in any field and express the necessity of the experiments executed.
• Some scientific details regarding the background of the problem.
• A summary of the main result.
• The implications of the result.
• A broader perspective of the results, once again understandable across scientific disciplines.
It is crucial that the abstract conveys the importance of the work and be understandable without reference to the rest of the manuscript to a multidisciplinary audience. Abstracts should not contain any citation to other published works.
Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets "[ ]". The bibliography of the work is arranged by the order in which the citations appear in the text. The original number assigned to the reference is used each time that reference is cited in the text.
The first reference cited will be numbered  in the text, and the second reference cited will be numbered , and so on. If the reference number  is cited again later in the text, it will be cited using the number .
All references must be complete and accurate. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also presented in the reference list (and vice versa).
DO NOT use abbreviations in the journal names.
Online citations should include the date of access.
References should be listed in the following style:
Author, A.A., & Author, B. Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol(Issue), pages, (Year).
Castles, F.G., Curtin, J.C., & Vowles, J. Public policy in Australia and New Zealand: The new global context. Australian Journal of Political Science, 41(2), 131–143, (2006).
Author, A. Title of book. Publisher, Place of Publication, (Year).
Mercer, P.A., & Smith, G. Private Viewdata in the UK. 2nd ed. Longman, London, (1993).
Author, A. Title of chapter. In: A. Editor and B. Editor, eds. Title of book. Publisher, Place of publication, pages, (Year).
Bantz, C.R. Social dimensions of software development. In: J.A. Anderson, ed. Annual review of software management and development. CA: Sage, Newbury Park, 502–510, (1995).
Author, A. Title of document [online]. Source, (Year). Available from: URL [Accessed (date)].
Holland, M. Guide to citing Internet sources [online]. Poole, Bournemouth University, (2004). Available from: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/library/using/guide_to_citing_internet_sourc.html [Accessed 4 November 2004].
Author, A. (or Title of Newspaper). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, day Month, page, column, (Year).
Independent. Picking up the bills. Independent, 4 June, p. 28a, (1992).
Author, A. Title of thesis. Type of thesis (degree). Name of University, (Year).
Agutter, A.J. The linguistic significance of current British slang. Ph.D. Thesis. Edinburgh University, (1995).
Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for the highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:
300 dpi or higher
Sized to fit on the journal page
TIFF or JPEG format only
Embedded in text files and submitted as separate files (if required)
Tables (and figures) should be embedded in the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below.
Page proofs are sent to the designated author using the MMNSA E-Proof system. They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt.
Offprints / Reprints
The corresponding author of an article will receive a notification of that their article has been published and made available online in PDF format. The authors can download their manuscript free of charge and use considering the rights expressed in the Copyright Notice.
Author roles and responsibilities
When determining the credit for a piece of work, authors should ensure that all those who have made a significant contribution are cited as co-authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the study in a lesser capacity should be acknowledged, but not cited as authors. An author is someone who has made a significant intellectual contribution to the article, this can include but is not limited to:
- Background theory
- Design of experiment
- Device prototype
- Data analysis and interpretation
- Writing of the article or reviewing and/or revising the text and/or figures
We strongly encourage authors to make specific attributions of contribution and responsibility in the acknowledgments of the article, otherwise, all co-authors will be taken to share full responsibility for all of the paper. Authors may wish to use a taxonomy such as CRediT
to describe the contributions of each author.
Authors are expected to reach an agreement between themselves regarding authorship, and the order in which author names are presented. If the agreement between the authors cannot be reached, the institution(s) where the work was undertaken should be asked to investigate. MMNSA will not arbitrate in cases where there is disagreement over authorship. MMNSA has the right to remove your article from the review process until a resolution can be agreed.
Authors should not use authorship or acknowledgments misleadingly to imply a contribution or endorsement by individuals who have not, in fact, been involved with the work or given an endorsement.
Responsibility of the corresponding author
It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all named authors have approved the submitted version of the article, and all further revisions, agree to its submission and are willing to take appropriate responsibility for it.
It is important that all authors have approved the final version of the article as accepted for publication.
It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure the paper is not under consideration by any other journal at the time of submission.
It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure the contact details for all co-authors are entered and correct at the time of submission.
Changes in authorship
Any changes to authorship during the publication process must be approved by all authors of the paper, and all authors must confirm to the journal that they give their consent and made a genuine intellectual contribution to the paper. In this context, all authors must fill in the "MMNSA author changes form" and must sign it. In addition, you must explain to the journal the reasons behind the change in authorship based on the guidelines above. MMNSA reserves the right to refuse requests if there is reason to doubt the contribution of any newly-added author.
In cases where an author has sadly passed away before a paper has been submitted, we require consent from a familial or legal proxy of the deceased for the paper to be reviewed for potential publication. Deceased authors are still eligible for co-authorship if they made a significant intellectual contribution to the article (see above).