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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 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 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, 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.

Author Guidelines

The ASPIRATOR publishes a broad range of papers covering topics in mosquito-borne diseases.Manuscripts and correspondence should be submitted through this site. To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, ASPIRATOR prefers online submission. Files can be submitted as a batch, or one by one. The submission process can be interrupted at any time; when users return to the site, they can carry on where they left off.

ASPIRATOR is committed to the highest ethical standards in medical research. Accordingly, we ask authors to provide specific information regarding ethical treatment of research participants, patient consent, patient privacy, protocols, authorship, and competing interests. We also ask that reports of certain specific types of studies adhere to generally accepted standards. Our requirements are based on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, issued by the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors.

Cover Letter and Signatures. All manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter.

The cover letter should address the following questions:

  • Why is this manuscript suitable for publication in ASPIRATOR?
  • Why will your study inspire researchers or readers, and how will it improve public health or drive the understanding of disease forward?

Structure of cover letter:

  • The title of the paper

  • A brief description of the significance of the paper to the readers of the ASPIRATOR

  • A statement confirming that the material is original, has not already been published, and has not and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere as long as it is under consideration by the ASPIRATOR. Download Ethical Statement.

  • Written disclosure of any relationships or support which might be perceived as constituting a conflict of interest. Download Potential Conflict of Interest form

  • Names and signatures of all contributing authors accompanied by a statement indicating that they have participated in the study and concur with the submission and subsequent revisions of the manuscript. Electronic signatures and multiple copies of the letter to facilitate gathering of signatures are acceptable, but it is preferable to submit signatures in one batch

  • The corresponding author must sign and return the License Agreement form upon submission. Download License Agreement.

    File Formats. The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document:

    • Microsoft word (DOC, DOCX)
    • Rich text format (RTF)
    • Portable document format (PDF)

    You can download a template (Mac and Windows compatible; Microsoft Word 2016) for your article.

    Article types. ASPIRATOR considers the following types of articles:

    1. Research
    2. Case Reports
    3. Methodology articles
    4. Systematic Reviews
    5. Short Communication
    6. Commentary

Privacy Statement

All articles published by ASPIRATOR -  Journal of Vector-borne Diseases Studies are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

I hereby grant to ASPIRATOR an exclusive publishing and distribution license in the manuscript identified above and any tables, illustrations or other material submitted for publication as part of the manuscript (the “Article”) in print, electronic and all other media (whether now known or later developed), in any form, in all languages, throughout the world, for the full term of copyright, and the right to license others to do the same, effective when the Article is accepted for publication. This license includes the right to enforce the rights granted hereunder against third parties.

Also, Author of articles must sign and submit Ethical Statement and License Agreement.