Smith and Franklin – Authors

• Copyright Transfer Form (PDF file)
• Permissions Form (PDF file)
• Author and Editor Discount Form (PDF file)
Submission of the Manuscripts

All authors should submit their manuscripts directly to the editor. It is the editor’s responsibility to collect and transfer all contents to the publisher.

If your file size is beyond the transferring capabilities of routine mailing services, you can transfer the book project files by one of the following methods:

1. Email: Use DropSend ( free public server by 3 simple steps. 1. Select email address of the Editor and title of the book as subject, 2. Choose File (please ZIP the files first), and 3. Click on “Send Your File”. At the end of file upload, a link will be generated under “Download Link” tab. Please copy this link and send to the editor.
2. FTP: Alternatively, you may like to use our dedicated FTP server, in this case please request login credentials (username and password) and instructions only via editor. We will not be able to directly provide these information to the authors.


Formatting of the Manuscripts

All manuscript must be written in standard English language and must adhere to the following style and format.
All manuscripts must be submitted only in Microsoft Office format (e.g. .doc or .docx). Figures should be prepared and delivered only in PDF, TIFF or JPEG at the highest quality possible (>300 dpi). Tables must be provided after the references and figure legends shall be provided at the end of main manuscript file. Both figures and table shall be numbered (1, 2, 3, 4 and so on) as these are cited in the manuscript.


It is obligatory to provide an abstract of no more than 300 words for each of the submitted manuscripts.


All headings must not be more than 3 levels:

1. Main headings should be aligned to left, title case and shall be bold.
1.1. Second level sub-headings should be aligned to left, title case and shall be bold
1.1.1. Third level sub-sub-headings should be aligned to left, title case and shall be italic.


All citations in the main text shall be provided in parentheses (Smith et al., 2012) as they are cited. More than one citation shall be arranged according to ascending order of the date (Smith et al., 2012; Franklin et al., 2014). References in the reference list shall be arranged in the alphabetical order.


Mauer, J., Chaurasia, B., Goldau, J., Vogt, M.C., Ruud, J., Nguyen, K.D., Theurich, S., Hausen, A.C., Schmitz, J., Brönneke, H.S., Estevez, E., Allen, T.L., Mesaros, A., Partridge, L., Febbraio, M.A., Chawla, A., Wunderlich, F.T., Bruning, J.C. Signaling by IL-6 promotes alternative activation of macrophages to limit endotoxemia and obesity-associated resistance to insulin. Nature Immunology, 2014; 15(5): 423-30.


Munir., M. 2002: Mononegaviruses of veterinary importance. Volume I: Pathobiology and molecular diagnosis: 1st edn. CABI, UK.

Chapter in Edited Book

Gnanadurai, C. W. Lyon, D. C. Jackson, A. C. Fu, Z. F., 2014: Rabies Virus. In: Munir, M (eds), Mononegaviruses of veterinary importance. Volume I: Pathobiology and molecular diagnosis, 2nd edn. pp. 209-221. CABI, UK.

PhD thesis

Author, A. 2003: Thesis title with lower case initials to all words. PhD thesis, University, Town, Country.

Web Page

Global Alliance for Research on Avian Diseases, 2014: Partners Available at: (accessed 7 Jan 2014)


Submission Conditions

You will obey the following terms and conditions upon submission of your manuscript:

I confirm that the manuscript has not been submitted or being considered elsewhere and that I grant permission to publish the manuscript. Where needed, I have provided signed copyright transfer form and have provided copyright permission form in case I have used previously publisher material, figure or table. It is my responsibility to liaise with any infringement of law or illegal use of the material and also I am solely responsible for any free it may apply to the content of this contribution.


FAQs for Authors

How important are Instructions for Authors?
Properly formatted manuscripts facilitate not only the publication process but also ensure the provision of all required components of the manuscripts. Therefore, it is requested to please adhere to the instructions for authors especially on the style, and format.

Is Copyright Transfer Form essential?
Author of each manuscript must provide a singed Copyright Transfer Form.

I am a government employee and cannot assign copyright?
The Copyright Transfer Form is designed such that you can liaise with the government law and you only transfer the right that is permitted and legitimate.

Will transferring copyright stop me re-using figures or other parts of the contribution?
You can still use the components in your future publications and you don’t need any permission from us.

Is an abstract required for the contributions?
Abstract are essentially required for indexing and abstracting purposes and therefore we encourage authors to include a short abstract in each chapters.

Why I need to provide my email address?
For galley proof and any other correspondence, we require defining a corresponding author for each chapter that will be responsible for communications form manuscript invitation to final publication.

Is author’s affiliation required?
For both identification and logistic reasons, it is required that every author includes affiliations.

How can I submit my manuscript?
All the manuscripts are collected and processed by the Editor. Therefore, please send your contributions along with all supporting information to the editor. It is the editor who will transfer the book project to the publisher.

Who decide the deadline for submission?
The editor and publisher decide the deadline for manuscript submission and authors are requested to please contact editor for any amendments in the decided time frame.

Which file format is acceptable?
At the moment, we only accept the files in Microsoft Office formats which include .doc or .docx files.

Will publisher provide service for language improvement?
Editor will determine the quality and language standards of the book. Therefore, it is recommended to obtain language editing services yourself before submitting your manuscripts especially if English is not your first language.

How long a manuscript can be?
There is no strict manuscript length restrictions, however, it is suggested to have each manuscript (chapter) not more than 50 single lined A4 pages. If you are aiming for longer and comprehensive document you may like to consider publishing it as a separate book.

Is there any limit on figures and tables per manuscript?
You can add as many figures and tables as you wish provided that these add significant to the quality and readability of the manuscripts and is in consensus with the editor of the volume.

Can color pictures be published?
There are no restriction on the number of color images in the online version of the book, however, for the print version the cost has to be liaised between author and the publisher.

What permission do I need to consider republication of figures or tables?
It is advised to only submit the material that is legal and you have taken prior permissions. You can obtain permission from the publisher/journal/society to reuse the contents and any associated cost has to be payable to the authors. In any case, please include the permission form to the files submitted to the book editor. Any infringements in the copyright will be dealt seriously and the author will be responsible for all the consequences.

Will the publisher provide figure adjustment services?
We provide free services to draw, redraw and edit the submitted figures especially the illustrations. However, authors have to submit a request for such edits and must provide detailed instructions to streamline the drawing processes.

Will I be able to proof read the manuscript before publication?
All corresponding author(s) will be sent a full and formatted manuscript file as galley proof via email. Authors are expected to acknowledge the receipt and adhere to the deadline for sending the proofs according to the instructions sent.

Will authors receive final PDF file?
Corresponding author of each manuscript will be sent a copy of final file under the contract that “This is a personal copy and authors are legally bound to not to disseminate to any one else”.

Will author get any benefit?
All authors will be entitled to a 15% discount on the book.