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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.

Publish with Goodwood Publishing


One of the authors should submit manuscripts through our Open Journal Method (OJS), the manuscript submission system for our journals, and we only accept Word files (.doc,.docx, and.rtf). Special characters should not be included in the filename. The submission done by a person other than the is not allowed. Submitting the file, the author is responsible for the communication for the submission, during peer review, and until the work is published. To receive technical assistance, please email

Terms of submission

The authors should ensure that manuscripts submitted have not been previously published and are being considered for publication by this journal alone. The author submitting the article is responsible for ensuring that all co-authors have accepted this publication. It is also the obligation of the author submitting the article to ensure that it has the appropriate institutional clearances. The date of receipt is established only when the editorial office issues an acknowledgment of receipt. Unless otherwise specified, additional correspondence and proofs will be supplied to the author(s) prior to publication. It is a requirement of submission that the authors permit the work to be edited for readability. To inquire about the publication of accepted papers, please contact All submissions are subject to the terms of service of Goodwood Publishing.

Peer review

All submitted articles undergo evaluation and peer review to guarantee editorial suitability and technical accuracy.

The research presented in the journal should be:

  • Scientifically valid – according to acknowledged community research criteria.
  • Methods and outcomes that are technically sound.
  • Representative of a particular development, replication, or null/negative outcome that merits publication.
  • As replicable as feasible - whenever possible, sharing underlying data, code, and supporting materials.
  • Ethically sound and transparent – following to best practice with regard to animal and human studies, consent to publish, and declaration of potential conflicts of interests.

On the basis of the reviews and editorial input of the supporting journals, editors of the Goodwood Publishing journal will swiftly determine whether to accept, reject, or request modifications of referred manuscripts. In addition, editors will be able to request extra reviews when necessary. The authors will be notified if the editors determine that additional review is necessary. The editor will evaluate submitted articles based on the topic and writing style outlined in the standards. To satisfy academic quality requirements, all articles undergo double-blind peer review, in which the reviewer and author identities are disguised from each other during the review process. In brief, these are the steps:

  1. Document Submission (by author).
  2. Document Evaluation and Selection (by manager and editors). 
  3. Editors may immediately accept, reject, or evaluate submissions. Prior to additional processing stages, each article undergoes a Turnitin plagiarism scan.
  4. Process of Reviewing Manuscripts (by reviewers).
  5. Notification of Acceptance, Revision, or Rejection of a Manuscript (by editor to author based on reviewers comments).
  6. Paper Modification/Editing (by author)
  7. Revision Submission based on Reviewer Suggestion (by author) with the similar flow to point number 1. 
  8. If the reviewer appears satisfied with the revision, notification of acceptance is issued (by editor). 
  9. Galley proof and publishing process.

The first five steps of the peer-reviewing process are considered a single cycle (. The editor or editorial board evaluates the peer reviewers' comments and reaches a conclusion. The following are the most prevalent choices:

  1. Accepted, as it is. The manuscript will be published with the original version;
  2. Revisions Required (Minor Revisions), the journal will publish the manuscript and invite the author to make minor adjustments (within the given period);
  3. Resubmit for Review (Major Revisions), the journal is willing to examine the work in a subsequent round of deliberation if the authors make substantial revisions;
  4. Rejected (outright rejection), the journal will not publish or evaluate the work, even if the authors make substantial amendments.

In the spirit of sharing findings through our open research mission, not only novelty, interest, or perceived effect that are encouraged but also replication studies, especially of findings published in this journal.

In order for a manuscript to be approved for publication, the editor will first determine whether it meets the basic editorial standards and falls within the journal's scope. If an article is deemed eligible for the journal, the editor will preferably solicit the opinions of at least two external peer reviewers (who will remain anonymous to the authors) before confirming a decision to publish. Rejection decisions are made at the discretion of the editor.

Occasionally, our research integrity team will seek guidance outside of conventional peer review, such as for contributions having significant ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal concerns. Before deciding on suitable actions, we may consult with experts and the editor, including but not limited to: recruiting reviewers with specific knowledge, assessing the submission by additional editors, and denying further consideration of a submission.

Article processing charges

Our journals are freely available online. Some journals impose Article Processing Charges (APCs) to permit the publisher to make papers immediately accessible online for anyone to read and reuse upon publication.


Goodwood Publishing accepts the submission of manuscripts to preprint servers and does not believe that this compromises the originality of the results. Consideration will be given to articles based on content previously published exclusively on a preprint server, institutional repository, or in a thesis. The preprint must be referenced.



Preregistration of studies

Authors are urged to specify whether the research was preregistered in an independent, institutional registry (e.g., ). Prior to performing research, preregistration entails registering the study's design, variables, and treatment conditions.

Preregistration of analysis plans

Authors are strongly encouraged to indicate whether the conducted research was preregistered with an analysis plan in an independent, institutional registry (e.g., Preregistration of studies requires the registration of the study's design, variables, and treatment conditions. Inclusion of an analysis plan requires a description of the sequence of analyses or the statistical model to be supplied.


Prior to publishing, the corresponding author is encouraged to submit an ORCID iD. (s).

Article types

The journal will accept the following sorts of articles:

Research articles

Research articles should report the findings of an original study. These articles should describe how the research was conducted and provide a comprehensive analysis of the outcomes. Systematic reviews can be submitted as publications of research.


A review article gives a summary of the published literature on a specific topic.


Manuscript should be uploaded to the open journal system and arranged completely based on the Goodwood Publishing’s template paper containing title, authors, affiliation and email, abstract, keywords, introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment and references. Besides, the manuscript should be typed in A4-size paper, in a single column, and 1.0 single space line, 11 point Times New Roman font. Margins on all four sides are 2,5 cm.

Manuscript title

The title of the paper should be concise, clear and informative describing the contents of the research with a maximum 12 words. Avoid abbreviations and formula as possible.


The abstract comes after title page in the manuscript. The abstract must be written between 180-250 words and divided into purpose, methods, results, limitation, contribution, and novelty. References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided.


The keywords should be avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not be less than 3 words and not be more than 5 words or phrases.

  1. Introduction

Provide the background of the study concisely. In this section, the author/s should discuss the research problem in apparent sentences. Also, discuss the motivation of the study. Provide in-text references in APA style for all the facts that are presented here.

  1. Literature review and hypothesis development

Related work of previous researchers should be presented. Minimum 10-15 good and at least in the last 5 years works should be presented. This section can be merged with the introduction section as well. Here, the author(s) can discuss the research gap that this study is going to cover. Provide in-text citation in APA style. For more detailed guidelines of citation please visit:

  1. Research methodology

Present the materials, methods, survey, questionnaire etc., used for the study.  Author/s should explain whether this study is experimental, review study, or simulation-based or survey-based. Discuss software and hardware used during the study with their brand names. Mention all research conditions, assumptions, and theories followed. This section should be easy enough for any reader to repeat the study under similar conditions. 

  1. Results and discussions

Provide logical and scientific analysis of the study's findings—present pieces of evidence to support your analysis by citing the work of earlier researchers or existing theories.

  1. Conclusion

Conclusion should consist of conclusion, limitation, and suggestion.


The conclusion should be written in apparent structures. It should explain how the objectives of the study are accomplished.


No study covers all aspects of the research problem. The author/s should discuss the limitations or gaps of this study.


Provide suggestions based on the findings and limitations of this study.


The author/s should present a list of acknowledgments at the end. Any financial or nonfinancial support for the study should be acknowledged.


It is highly recommended to use reference tools such as EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, and etc.

  1. All references must be in APA style. For more detail, kindly visit:
  2. Attach at least 15 references and 50% is in the last 5 years.
  3. 50% of references are highly recommended from primary sources.
  4. The references should be sorted in ascending order.

SIMO uses the author-date style referred from APA style format. Every in-text citations must have a corresponding references and vice versa. When the citation is in the beginning of the sentence or paragraph, it should be written seperated from the year e.g. Harris (2020) stated that.... or, if the sentence begins with 'according to, as stated by, etc', the citation also has to be written seperated from the year; only the year in the bracket e.g. according to Harris (2020)...
While in the end of the paragraph or sentence, the author/s' name and the year should in the bracket e.g. .......(Harris, 2020).

Example of referencing style:


Gambles, I. (2009). Making the business case: Proposals that succeed for projects that work. Farnham, England: Ashgate.

Book chapter

Easton, B. (2008). Does poverty affect health? In K. Dew & A. Matheson (Eds.), Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 97–106). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.


with doi:
Li, S., & Seale, C. (2007). Learning to do qualitative data analysis: An observational study of doctoral work. Qualitative Health & Research, 17, 1442–1452.

no doi:
Bartlett, R. P. (2009). Going private but staying public: Re-examining the effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on firms going-private decisions. The University of Chicago Law Review, 76, 7–39. Retrieved from

Conference proceeding

Olsson, S., & Stirton, N. (Eds.). (1996). Women and leadership: Power and practice: International conference, 1996. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University.


author, no date:
Flesch, R. (n.d.). How to write plain English. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from

corporate author:
Department of Internal Affairs. (n.d.). History of daylight saving. Retrieved October 29, 2012, from

no author:
Rugby World Cup 2011 pools announced. (2008). Retrieved May 1, 2009, from


Date formatting

Goodwood Publishing suggests writing out dates completely to avoid confusion with various all-numeral date formats. Depending on the reader, 11/10/2018 might be 10 November 2018 or 11 October 2018, therefore the date should be stated out in full. The date 1 September 2018 should be used as opposed to 01/09/2018 or 09/01/2018.

Units of measurement

Using the International System of Units, units of measurement should be expressed clearly and concisely.

Preparation of figures

All figures and tables must be included in the PDF file of the submitted essay. Figures and tables should not be uploaded as individual files. If the article is accepted, the authors will be required to submit the figure source files.. All figures should be mentioned consecutively in the manuscript. Figures should be submitted in either vector art forms (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc). (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi, unless the resolution is purposely adjusted lower for scientific purposes. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels must be contained in distinct layers.

Maps. Goodwood Publishing maintains a neutral stance on jurisdictional claims made on published maps. For consistency's sake, authors are required to utilize acknowledged standard maps as the foundation for map figure design, such as the most recent standard base map from Map Press. When using maps that are not owned or created by the author, it is the author's responsibility to provide any necessary copyright or license information (e.g. Google Maps, etc.).

Preparation of tables

In the text, tables should be cited consecutively. Each table must have a descriptive title, and if numerical measures are provided, the units must be mentioned in the column headings. There should be no vertical rules

Supplementary materials

A manuscript's supplementary materials include audio recordings, video clips, and datasets that may be of interest to the readership. Through the paper submission system, authors can provide one file of supplemental material with their manuscript. If many files are present, they can be submitted as a.ZIP file.


Before the list of references, a section labeled supplemental material should be provided with brief descriptions of each supplementary material file. Our production staff does not alter supplementary content. The authors are responsible for submitting the final files for extra material that will be published alongside the article.


The publisher must receive corrected proofs within two to three days of receipt. The publisher will make every effort to assure timely publishing.

Copyright and permissions

All open access publications are distributed under the Creative Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any media as long as the original work is cited.

Even if not clearly mentioned, the use of generic descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc. in this publication does not imply that these names are not protected by the applicable laws and regulations. The author submitting the paper is responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions for the reuse of copyrighted materials included in the submission.

Although the advice and information in this journal were considered to be true and accurate at the time of publication, neither the writers, the editors, nor the publisher may be held liable for any errors or omissions that may have occurred. The publisher offers no express or implied warranty regarding the information included herein.

Reporting guidelines

To promote transparency and reproducibility, authors are strongly encouraged to utilize relevant reporting requirements when drafting and submitting articles. Our editors and reviewers are also strongly urged to utilize them during the review process. Checklists should be included in the submission's additional files. We particularly recommend using:

  • CONSORT for randomized controlled trials
  • TREND for non-randomized trials
  • PRISMA for systematic review and meta-analyses
  • CARE for case reports
  • STROBE for observational studies
  • STREGA for genetic association studies
  • SRQR for qualitative studies
  • STARD for diagnostic accuracy studies
  • ARRIVE for animal experiments

Ethical guidelines

The following ethical criteria must be respected in any research involving human or animal subjects. All human experimentation must be performed in conformity with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). Manuscripts detailing experimental activity that poses a risk of harm to human subjects must include a statement that the experiment was done with the understanding and permission of the human subjects, as well as a declaration that the responsible ethics committee has approved the studies. In the case of animal experiments, the authors must provide a detailed description of any anesthetic or surgical treatment utilized, as well as proof that every precaution was taken to prevent animal suffering at every stage of the experiment.


Authors may file an appeal if they believe the decision to reject their article was based on a significant misunderstanding of a technical component of the manuscript or an inability to comprehend the scientific progress demonstrated by the manuscript. Appeals without appropriate justification for a second opinion will not be considered. To file an appeal, please email the journal with your article number in the subject line. Appeals will only be entertained if submitted by the original author.