Authors Guideline


OASP is an independent international publisher that publishes some multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of academic disciplines. Before submitting your manuscript, please read and follow these instructions carefully; doing so will ensure that the publication of your manuscript is as rapid and efficient as possible.


OASP can now accept manuscripts prepared in the following template format through the online system named Manuscript Submit System. You can track your manuscript by clicking hear (Online Journal Tracking System-OJTS). Please note that, after opening this link, you can track your manuscript using Paper ID, Username and Password after selecting Paper Status tab from the menu below the login panel.


Authors may download a MS Word template by clicking here.


Manuscripts submitted to our journal must be written in English. Papers accepted for publication vary up to 20 pages. The main text usually can be divided into separated sections, organised by Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.


The paper title should be brief, specific, and informative with no more than 20 words.


Full names for all authors should be given; the names of multiple authors are separated by a comma; provide the full affiliation for each author including academic Affiliation, University, Country, Tel, E-mail (optional); Email address is mandatory for the corresponding author.


An abstract is a brief, accurate, and comprehensive summary of the contents of the article without added interpretation or criticism. In preparing the abstract, it is important to keep the sentences short and simple by covering just one topic each and excluding irrelevant information. Nevertheless, an abstract should be informative by presenting the quantitative and/or qualitative information contained in the document. The abstract should be a single paragraph of generally no more than 200 words.


Key words are important words/concepts found in your manuscript that include 3–8 key words or short phrases for indexing


Provide a brief overview of the scope and relevance of the research, especially with regard to previous advancements in related fields


There is no specific page limit, but a key concept is to keep this section as concise as you possibly can. Describe the methodology completely, including sample collection, processing, lab analysis, statistical tests used for data analysis etc. Materials and methods may be reported under separate subheadings within this section or can be incorporated together.


The results section of the research paper is where you report the findings of your study based upon the information gathered as a result of the methodology [or methodologies] you applied. The results section should simply state the findings, without bias or interpretation, and should be arranged in a logical sequence. The results section should always be written in the past tense.


Provide an interpretation of your results and make comparisons with other studies. The significance of findings should be clearly described. If your results differ from your expectations, explain why that may have happened. If your results agree, then describe the theory the evidence supported.


The main conclusions of the experimental work should be presented. The contribution of the work to the scientific research and its economic implications should be emphasized.


An Appendix is a group of related items, for example, it may contain tables too detailed for text presentation; a large group of illustrations or figures; technical notes onmethod or case studies too long to put into the text. All appendices go at the end of the paper, not at the end of chapters. Materials of different categories should be placed in separate appendices. Each is given a number or a letter, such as Appendix 1, etc.


This section is optional. You can thank those who either helped with the experiments, or made other important contributions.


  • Be sure you have cited each table within the text.
  • Enter a short descriptive caption at the top of each table, preceded by an identifying Arabic numeral.
  • Columns and their headings are normally used to display the dependent variable(s) being presented in the table.
  • Footnotes should be identified by lowercase letters or numbers (e.g., a, b, c; 1, 2, 3) appearing as superscripts in the body of the table and preceding the footnote below the table. The same data should not appear in both tables and figures.


  • Each figure should have a caption. The caption should be concise and typed separately, not on the figure area; If figures have parts (for example, A and B), make sure all parts are explained in the caption.
  • All figures are to be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.


  • Please use earlier versions of Microsoft Word or the legacy equation editor in Word to create equations.
  • Long equations should be set a part from the text and numbered sequentially. After an equation is introduced, refer to it by number (e.g., "Eq. 1," "Eqs. 3 and 4").
  • If some or all of your equations are simple (on a single baseline), use normal text and fonts.
  • Complex equations should be embedded using standard plug-ins like Mathtype or the Word Equation Editor contained in versions of Microsoft Word up to 2003 or the legacy equation editor in Word 2007, 2008 for Mac, or 2010.
  • If the paper includes many equations or schemes, these can be collected in a table of equations.

References can be listed in any standard referencing style as long as it is consistent with references within a given article. However, key points include:

  • Only articles, datasets and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers/data repositories, may be cited. Unpublished abstracts, papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted, and personal communications should instead be included in the text, and should be referred to as ‘personal communications’ or ‘unpublished reports’ and the researchers involved should be named. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure they obtain permission to quote any personal communications from the cited individuals.
  • The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names and chronologically per author. If the author's name is also mentioned with co-authors the following order should be used: publications of the single author, arranged chronologically - publications of the same author with one co-author, arranged chronologically - publications of the author with more than one co-author, arranged chronologically. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 2004a, 2004b, etc. Reference lists not conforming to this format will be returned for revision. 
  • Web links, URLs, and links to the authors’ own websites should be included as hyperlinks within the authors' manuscript, and not as references.


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The process of peer review involves an exchange between a journal editor and a team of reviewers, also known as referees. A simple schematic of OASP's Peer-Review process has been shown in this section.