Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Review articles should be complete, critical evaluations of the existing state of knowledge in a particular topic or area within the scope of the journal. Rather than a 'collage' of detailed information with a complete literature survey, a critically selected treatment of the material is desired; unsolved problems and possible developments should also be discussed. The introduction of a review article should primarily introduce the non-specialist to the subject as clearly as possible. A review should conclude with a section entitled 'Summary and outlook' in which the achievements of and new challenges for the subject are outlined succinctly. Length: a review article manuscript should consist of a maximum of 20 pages of text, footnotes, literature citations, tables and legend; there should be no more than 30 references.
Opinion and Perspectives
Opinion and Perspectives should present a personal view on a topic within the scope of the journal. Keywords should be provided by the author(s). These articles may contain topical, historical or biographical information on relevant research, technologies and future research needs.
Articles should be comprehensive, fully documented reports of original research. They should be concise but with complete results and conclusions. Authors are encouraged to take advantage of the Web features available (including 3D animations, video and sound). Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections, each beginning on a new page: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusion and outlook, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations list, References. See Author Guidelines for more information
Commentaries are short, narrowly focused articles that are usually commissioned by the journal. These articles are generally not peer-reviewed.
The JNPhi publishes reviews of books that are either newly published, or that have newly come to the attention of advisors. In the latter category, the book's topic can make all the difference. Book Review submissions should not exceed 600 words, including author, title, date, publishers, number of pages, cost, ISBN, references cited as well as the reviewer's name and institution. Make notes as you read since reviews should go well beyond what can be found in the book's table of contents. This process not only makes writing the review much easier it helps you quickly highlight the book's strengths and weakness. As you make notes from your review book, be sure to jot down the page number of any quotation you'd like to use.
Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, CC BY (or the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License CC BY-NC), which allows users to (noncommercially) copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship.
The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.
While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal web site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. We will only use the personal data gathered over this website as set out in this policy. We have implemented appropriate safeguards to secure your personal data and retain your personal data only as long as necessary. When you visit our website for informational reasons, i.e., examples might include:
φ your IP address;
φ your device type, name and IDs;
φ the date and time of your requests;
φ the content of your requests;
φ information on your browser version;
φ your screen resolution;
φ information on your operating system, including language settings.
We use such information only to assist us in providing an effective service (e.g. to adapt our website to the needs of your device or to allow you to log in to our website), and to collect broad demographic information for anonymised, aggregated use. We strive to keep our processing activities with respect to your personal data as limited as possible. In the absence of specific retention periods set out in this policy, your personal data will be retained only for as long as we need it to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it and, if applicable, as long as required by statutory retention requirements.
If you are identified by IP or equivalent method as belonging to a customer organisation such as university or a company then we will also collect the identity of that organisation and use it to create usage reports which show the organisation how much of the content we publish is being read by their students, members or employees. This information does not contain anything related to a personal login unless (a) you are a nominated administrator for that organisation or (b) your organisation specifically requires it as a part of a usage-based access contract. If you need to create a personal login with us then we will store and process the following:
φ Information (your name, user name and email address) that is provided by registration;
φ Information in connection with an account sign-in facility (e.g. log-in and password details);
φ Communications sent by you (e.g. via e-mail or website communication forms).
The information that is necessary for the performance of the service is labelled accordingly. All further information is provided voluntarily. With your email address you can subscribe to our newsletters that provide you with the latest news about our products and services if you consent to receiving such newsletters. You can unsubscribe from this service by opting out via the link provided in each newsletter.
Our Submission and Peer Review System offers the services of peer review, content preparation and proofing, publication and dissemination of research. In order to use the aforementioned services you have to set up an initial account. With regard to the registration of an account and its subsequent use, we process the following information;
φ Information that is provided by registration such as your name, user name and email address.
φ Information in connection with an account sign-in facility, e.g. log-in and password details;
φ Communications sent by you, e.g. via e-mail or website communication forms.
φ Content files and covering letters provided by you
φ Grants, funding, membership, institution, society, committee registration
φ Information received from societies we work with, e.g. address, name, email address
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. The cookie set by Google Analytics on your device causes your web browser to transmit corresponding information to Google each time our website is called up. For example, Google Analytics collects data about the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrer URL), which subpages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. On our behalf Google will use the information generated by the cookie for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet activity in connection with the use of the website and according to your consent preferences. The processing affects the following data categories:
φ IP addresses
φ Online identifiers (including cookie identifiers)
φ Device identifiers
φ Technical characteristics of users (e.g., browser type, device type, operating system)
φ Measurement of user behavior (e.g., views of individual pages, session duration)
φ Use of individual website functionalities (e.g. timetable, search queries, downloads)
φ Referral URL
We use the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this add-on, your IP address is shortened and anonymized by Google before transmission to the USA if our website is accessed from a member state of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
We use the twitter-button. The button is provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. (“Twitter”) The buttons are marked using the text “Twitter” or “Follow” and a stylized blue bird. The button enables the user to share an article or a website of this homepage on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter. If a user visits one of the websites using such a button, the user’s browser directly connects to Twitter’s servers. The Twitter-button and its content are loaded directly from Twitter’s servers and included in the website by the user’s browser. According to the provider’s knowledge, Twitter collects the user IP-address and the website’s URL when the button is loaded from Twitter’s servers. However, this data is only be used for loading and displaying the Twitter-button. Further information can be found in Twitter’s privacy statement under: https://twitter.com/privacy.
Personal data: means any information relating to a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.
Processing: means any operation which is performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or any kind of disclosure or other use.