Guidelines for Editors & Authors

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Submission Guide for Edited Works:

A volume editor should submit a short abstract and a bibliography for each of the intended contributions, plus biographical information about the contributors. If the editor-in-chief decides that the volume fits the series, the volume editor will be encouraged to submit a full manuscript for formal reviewing. In case of doubt, the volume editor may be asked for additional information, such as extended abstracts for all contributions. Often, the decision to consider a volume for the series will be accompanied by suggestions from the editor-in-chief.

Roughly your proposal must have,
  1. Set out the importance of the area and topics that the special volume/e-book will focus on;
  2. Explain the anticipated contribution of the e-book in advancing understanding in this area;
  3. Identify papers and authors for possible inclusion in the  e-book/volume, with a brief description of each chapter/article. (These article/chapters do not need to have been written at the time that the proposal is presented, although our assumption is that most will be based on work already in progress). Where a given author(s) has published extensively on a subject already, it is necessary to have some indication of the new contribution to be made by the proposed chapters/articles for the special e-book;
  4. Indicate the time-scale in which the special issue could be produced (chapter writing, reviewing, and submission of final copies to TMRF) assuming the proposal is accepted.
All articles/chapters of the edited volume should be of high quality and rigorously selected, ideally with the assistance of outside reviewers. If external reviewing has been implemented by the editors, please provide an overview of the refereeing process. This could take the form, for instance, of the referee reports with regard to the individual chapters and a report of the changes applied by the authors. High quality initial refereeing by the volume editors will speed up the final refereeing by the series editors.

At least a quarter of the chapters (e.g., 3 out of maximum 12) should be “defining chapters”, i.e. chapters which could be expected to have a significant impact over a longer period of time, and which define thematic areas within the volume itself. Ideally there will be subsections within a volume clustering around a certain topic, with an introduction by the volume editor(s) showing common threads.

In the case of selected papers from a conference, volume editors are encouraged to solicit additional and extended papers (in the form of chapter) if the theme warrants it.  

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The Structure of the Chapter Content
For consistency of publication, please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your chapter:

As a contribution to a scholarly publication, your chapter should include an abstract, consisting of 150-200 words, that provides your readers with a synopsis of the content of your chapter. It is essential that your abstract clearly states the purpose of your chapter and summarizes the content.

Describe the motivation and the general perspective of this chapter. Toward the end, specifically state the objectives of the chapter.

Provide general definitions and discussions of the topic and include views of others (literature review) into the discussion to explain your position on the topic.

Main Focus of the Chapter (one or more sections)
Present your viewpoint on the issues, debates, and problems as they relate to theme and point of views supporting your position. Give examples illustrating your position. Compare and contrast with what has been, or is currently being done as it relates to your particular focus and the main theme of the book. Also, you may suggest solutions and recommendations in dealing with the issues, debates, or problems presented in the preceding section.

Imminent Trends
Discuss upcomming trends. Provide insight about the future of the book's theme from the point of view of your topic.  Recommend  upcoming research directions within the domain of the topic.

Summary of discussion of the complete coverage of the topic in your chapter, and concluding remarks.

Your chapter should be fully referenced and all discussions and arguments must be supported by current published research in scholarly publications.

Important Note
It is your responsibility to obtain written permission to include any copyrighted materials in your chapter. The publisher of the book requires a copy of the written permission submitted with the final version of the chapter. In addition, all trademark use within the manuscript must be credited to its owner or written permission to use the name must be granted.

Make sure that complete editing of the chapter is conducted to ensure proper English language usage, grammatical structure, spelling and punctuation. Attention to these details will contribute to clear, concise communication of your ideas. If necessary, please obtain the assistance of a professional copyeditor.

How to prepare an accepted chapter
Chapters selected for TMRF e-Book volume MUST be submitted in Microsoft Word 2003 or compatible. Chapter template can be downloaded from HERE

Prior to the publication, authors must sign an "Author’s Warranty and Publication Agreement*" [download].

* Kindly send duly signed agrrement form to the Editor-in-Chief by regular post and scanned copy by email.

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