Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online paper submission system (PSS). Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted.
Authors are invited to provide the names of four well qualified reviewers. Current e-mail addresses must be provided for all suggested reviewers.
Regardless of the source of the word processing tool, only PDF or MS-Word files are considered for review.
You will use the online Paper Submission Tool (PSS) to upload your manuscript. Here are some hints on file handling upon submission:
a) Under “Paper File“ in the PSS you can upload your manuscript in form of a DOC, DOCX, or PDF file. These formats are accepted for review. You can also compress your file and upload as ZIP or RAR file. Basically you can upload any file type, if it is compressed into a ZIP or RAR file. File size is limited to 10 MB.
b) Under “Graphic Files” you can upload the graphics from your manuscript as separate files. Accepted formats are JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIF, PSD, and EPS. Before uploading multiple pictures, please compress them into a ZIP or RAR file. This file can have a maximum of even 20 MB.
Please make sure to provide your reviewers under “Paper File” with a manuscript of manageable size as one complete file with all images included. If maximum file size so dictates, reduce the size and resolution of the images that are included in the manuscript and provide the high resolution version of the images under “Graphic Files” as separate files.
If for some technical reason online submission is not successful, the author can submit the manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to use the AAST Paper Template even for initial manuscript submission you are welcome to do so. In this case please follow the guidelines as you find them in the AAST Paper Template and ignore much of the rest of this section on initial Manuscript Preparation.
If however, you want to save time in manuscript preparation use initially a simpler layout and just follow minimum rules as given below:
1. Prepare your manuscript as a single PDF or MS Word document. The file should include the complete text, references, tables and figures. Any revised manuscripts prepared for publication should be sent as a single editable Word document. A LaTex paper is also acceptable for publication, but it should be in PDF for review first.
2. Manuscripts should be written in English and include a 100…300 word abstract.
3. Make sure all the characters in the text, tables, figure legends, footnotes and references are in a rather standard typeface and point size – such as 12 pt Times New Roman. Once a manuscript is accepted, a copy editor will decide the typeface and size of the different elements of the article.
4. Include all figures or photographs as JPG or TIF file with distinct characters and symbols at 500 dpi (dots per inch) into the text. Tables and equations should be in an editable rather than image version. Tables must be edited with Word. Equations must be edited with the Equation Editor.
5. Type your manuscript single spaced. This will save pages, makes it easier for reviewers to handle and helps slow down global warming by using less paper.
6. All references should be numbered in square brackets in the text and listed in the REFERENCES section in the order they appear in the text. Below are some examples:
 García, J.I., Sepúlveda, S. and Noriega-Hoces, L. (2010) Beneficial Effect of Reduced Oxygen Concentration with Transfer of Blastocysts in IVF Patients Older than 40 Years Old. Health, 2, 1010-1017.
 Maganioti, A.E., Chrissanthi, H.D., Charalabos, P.C., Andreas, R.D., George, P.N. and Christos, C.N. (2010) Cointegration of Event-Related Potential (ERP) Signals in Experiments with Different Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Conditions. Health, 2, 400-406.
 Bootorabi, F., Haapasalo, J., Smith, E., Haapasalo, H. and Parkkila, S. (2011) Carbonic Anhydrase VII—A Potential Prognostic Marker in Gliomas. Health, 3, 6-12.
 Bharti, V.K. and Srivastava, R.S. (2009) Protective Role of Buffalo Pineal Proteins on Arsenic-Induced Oxidative Stress in Blood and Kidney of Rats. Health, 1, 167-172.
 Verdu, S. (1998) Multi-User Detection. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
 Prasad, A.S. (1982) Clinical and Biochemical Spectrum of Zinc Deficiency in Human Subjects. In: Prasad, A.S., Ed., Clinical, Biochemical and Nutritional Aspects of Trace Elements, Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, 5-15.
 Clare, L., Pottie, G. and Agre, J. (1999) Self-Organizing Distributed Sensor Networks. Proceedings SPIE Conference Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, Orlando, 3713, 229-237.
 Heinzelman, W. (2000) Application-Specific Protocol Architectures for Wireless Networks. Ph.D. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
 Honeycutt, L. (1998) Communication and Design Course.
While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.
SCIRP is committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship, should be taken very seriously by the editors with zero tolerance.
An Initial Plagiarism Check is carried out for every manuscript submitted to AAST. The check starts with a Google search which is built into SCIRP's Paper Submission and Manuscript Tracking System. SCIRP is a member of CrossCheck and has added all its papers to the CrossCheck database. In this way, also other publishers can compare their manuscripts with SCIRP's papers. CrossCheck is used through the web-based iThenticate system by uploading a document and running a similarity check against the CrossCheck database and the Internet. The check provides a "Similarity Index" which is the percentage of the manuscript matching other sources. iThenticate does not determine whether a manuscript contains plagiarism. Therefore, manuscripts with a high "Similarity Index" are examined if the other matching sources have been properly cited.
The submitted manuscript should not have been previously published and must not currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
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