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As 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  • The submission of this article represents original, unpublished material that is not under editorial consideration elsewhere, in whole or in part.
  • The submission file is Word-readable (e.g. .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .odt).
  • Authors must indicate whether or not they have a financial relationship with the organization that sponsored the research. This note should be added in a separate section before the reference list. If no conflict exists, authors should state: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Submission Requirements and Conditions

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Online Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors through this online submission system. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens the time to publication. Please follow the hyperlink and upload all manuscript files following the provided instructions. Files can be submitted as Word-readable documents (e.g. .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .odt; do not use compressed file formats like zip or rar, also not PDF). Submissions by someone other than a listed author will not be accepted. The submitting author accepts responsibility for the paper during the submission and peer review process.

Terms of Submission: Papers are submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the content of the article has been approved by all other co-authors. Authors should be aware that papers submitted for publication will be edited solely to improve readability.

Article Processing Charges: EXCLI Journal is an open access journal. There are no article processing charges.

Proofs: Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 4 weeks of receipt. The publisher guarantees prompt publication, usually within 7 days after receiving the final corrected proofs.

Reprints: Articles published in EXCLI Journal are freely downloadable as PDF file(s).

Manuscript Format: For preparing your manuscript please see Instructions to Authors

Raw Data: Authors should be prepared to submit their raw data for editorial review (latest upon request).

Best Paper Sample: Authors are strongly encouraged to submit one of their most important previous articles in the research field of the current submission as a PDF file. This gives the editors the opportunity to check whether the present submission represents a progress compared to previous work of the authors and to the current state-of-the-art. Submissions accompanied by a PDF of a previous article have a higher chance to be forwarded to external reviewers and to be accepted for publication.

Ethical Standards: For best practice publishing see Ethical Standards.