Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Submission Overview

Types of Publications

DJEI has a restriction on the length of manuscripts (18 pages maximum with taking into consideration other conditions of manuscripts included in the template).

Manuscripts submitted to DJEI should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The only article type is as follows:

  • Articles: Original research manuscripts. The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound and provides a substantial amount of new information. Authors should not unnecessarily divide their work into several related manuscripts, although Short Communications of preliminary, but significant, results will be considered. The quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review.

Submission Process

Manuscripts for DJEI should be submitted online at . The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register, and log in to the submission website. Once you have registered, click here to go to the submission form for DJEI. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system if they register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.

Accepted File Formats

The authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscripts. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. If this is a problem, please contact the Editorial Office Accepted file formats are:

  • Microsoft Word: Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in Microsoft Word, the DJEI Microsoft Word template file must be used. You must insert your graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) in the main text after the paragraph in which it is first cited.
  • Supplementary files: Maybe any format, but it is recommended that you use common, non-proprietary formats where possible.

Disclaimer: Usage of these templates is exclusively intended for submission to the journal for peer-review, and strictly limited to this purpose and it cannot be used for posting online on preprint servers or other websites.

Free Format Submission

DJEI now accepts free-format submission:

  • We have strict formatting requirements (See the template file), all manuscripts must contain the required sections: Author Information, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusions, Figures and Tables with Captions, Funding Information, Author Contributions.
  • Your references should be written with the APA (6th edition). It is essential to include author(s) name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title (where required), year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate), and pagination. DOI numbers (Digital Object Identifier) are not mandatory but highly encouraged.
  • When your manuscript reaches the acceptance stage, you will be requested to format the manuscript according to the journal guidelines in some cases.


Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript Preparation: General Considerations

  • Research manuscripts should comprise:
    • Frontmatter: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords:
    • These sections should appear in all manuscript types
      • Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific, and relevant. It should identify if the study reports trial data or is a systematic review, meta-analysis.
      • Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. At least one author should be designated as the corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section. Please read the criteria to qualify for authorship. After acceptance, no updates to author names or affiliations will be permitted.
      • Abstract: The abstract should be a total of about 200 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts but without headings: 1) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; 2) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods applied. 3) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; and 4) Conclusion: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article: it must not contain results that are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions.
      • Keywords: Three to six pertinent keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.
    • Research manuscript sections: Introduction, Results, Discussion, Methods, Conclusions.
    • Back matter Supplementary Materials, Acknowledgments, Author Contributions, Conflicts of Interest, References.
  • Review manuscripts should comprise the front matter, literature review sections, and the back matter. The template file can also be used to prepare the front and back matter of your review manuscript. It is not necessary to follow the remaining structure.
  • Graphical abstract: Authors are encouraged to provide a graphical abstract as a self-explanatory image to appear alongside the text abstract in the Table of Contents. Figures should be a high-quality image in any common image format. Note that images displayed online will be up to 11 by 9 cm on screen and the figure should be clear at this size.
  • Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.
  • Equations: If you are using Word, please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.
  • Research Data and supplementary materials: Note that the publication of your manuscript implies that you must make all data associated with the publication available to readers. Disclose at the submission stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information.

Research Manuscript Sections

  • Introduction: The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions. Keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists working outside the topic of the paper.
  • Results: Provide a concise and precise description of the applied results, their interpretation as well as the practical conclusions that can be drawn.
  • Discussion: Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in the perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned. This section may be combined with Results.
  • Methods: They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New methods should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used and make clear whether the computer code used is available.
  • Conclusions: This section is not mandatory, but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex.
  • Supplementary Materials: Describe any supplementary material published online alongside the manuscript (figure, tables, video, spreadsheets, etc.). Please indicate the name and title of each element as follows Figure S1: title, Table S1: title, etc.
  • Acknowledgments: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs. Note that some funders will not refund article processing charges (APC) if the funder and grant number are not clearly and correctly identified in the paper. Funding information can be entered separately into the submission system by the authors during the submission of their manuscript.
  • Author Contributions: Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; DJEI has approved the submitted version (and version substantially edited by journal staff that involves the author’s contribution to the study); DJEI agrees to be personally accountable for the author’s own contributions and for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and documented in the literature.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest." Any role of the funding sponsors in the choice of the research project; design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section.
  • References: References must be cited and numbered according to APA method Automatically.

Preparing Figures, Schemes, and Tables

Preparing Figures, Schemes, and Tables


- Standardize how to display the title of the tables (size 11) so that the title Bold appears as follows:

Table N°1






















Source: author’s name, year, page.


Figure N° 1

Title (Image form)


Source : author’s name, year, page.

Reviewer Suggestions

During the submission process, you can suggest two potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. Please fill the contact information (first name, last name, e-mail address) in the icon propose reviewers in the ASJP submission page. The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last five years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors. You may suggest reviewers from among the authors that you frequently cite in your paper.

Reviewers Recommendation

The authors can recommend potential reviewers. Journal editors will check to make sure there are no conflicts of interest before contacting those reviewers, and will not consider those with competing interests. Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest. Authors can also enter the names of potential peer reviewers they wish to exclude from consideration in the peer review of their manuscript, during the initial submission progress. The editorial team will respect these requests so long as this does not interfere with the objective and thorough assessment of the submission.

Editors and Journal Staff as Authors

Editorial independence is extremely important and DJEI does not interfere with editorial decisions.

Editorial staff or editors shall not be involved in processing their own academic work. Submissions authored by editorial staff/editors will be assigned to at least two independent outside reviewers. Decisions will be made by other editorial board members who do not have a conflict of interest with the author. Journal staff are not involved in the processing of their own work submitted to DJEI .

Archiving Policy

PKP Preservation Network (PN)

DJEI has electronic backup and preservation of access to the content of its journal via PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN).

The PKP Preservation Network (PN) provides free preservation services for any OJS journal that meets a few basic criteria.