Editorial Policies 

Authors’ Guidelines for Article Preparation, Submission and Article Processing Charges (APC) 

Authors’ Guidelines for Article Preparation

In order to ease the process of preparation of the article, Openventio has designed and framed important instructions to the author(s) which would help the author(s) as well as our editorial staff to well access and avoid any delay in our peer-review system.


Manuscript title

The title should contain 25-28 words. Please avoid abbreviations and formulae wherever possible.



“First authors name*” and rest of the authors separated by comma “,”. Please use “and” prior to the last authors' name.



It starts with the Department, University/Institution/Organization, Postal address, State, Country.



For different affiliations please mention numbers as superscript.


Abstract and Keywords:

The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. The abstract should summarize the article content in between 250-300 words. Following the abstract, a list of keywords (3-10) and abbreviations should be included.



Authors can include following subheadings to divide the sections. For ex: Introduction, Materials, Methods, Results and Discussion.



The source of financial grants and other fundings must be acknowledged, including a declaration of the author’s industrial links and affiliations. The contributors like co authors, colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged.


Conflicts of Interest (COI) Statement

Please fill the ICMJE Conflict of Interest form which is available at http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest and send it to us along with the submission. Also, please ensure that you add a Conflicts of Interest (COI) statement soon after the Conclusion and/Acknowledgement section.


Patient(s)/Participant(s) Consent Statement

Please ensure that you provide us with the consent statement at the end of the manuscript. We kindly request the author(s) to retain the signed consent form(s) and shall produce it upon request by our Review Board/Editorial Board Members (if applicable).


Animal Ethics and Welfare Guidelines

Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if the work detailed therein:
1) Follows international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for humane animal treatment and complies with relevant legislation;
2) Has been approved by the ethics review committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted where such a committee exists;
3) For studies using client-owned animals, demonstrates a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care and involves informed client consent;
4) Sign a letter certifying that legal and ethical requirements have been met with regards to the humane treatment of animals described in the study;
5) Specify in Materials and Methods the ethical review committee approval process and the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines followed.


Animal ethics-based criteria for manuscript rejection

1) Manuscripts and authors that fail to meet the aforementioned requirements;
2) Studies that involve unnecessary pain, distress, suffering, or lasting harm to animals;
3) The Editor retains the right to reject manuscripts on the basis of ethical or welfare concerns.



Journal Reference:

Piven EF. Increasing Adherence to the Diabetes Regimen: An Occupational Therapy Perspective. Diabetes Res Open J. 2014; 1(1): e001.



• If there are more than 6 authors, then provide the name of first three authors followed by et al.
• If there is no author then start the reference with the title.
• All the references should be in numerical order and should match with the numbers cited in the text.
• The title of the article should be in sentence case.


Book References


Entire Book:

Modlin J, Jenkins P. Decision Analysis in Planning for a Polio Outbreak in the United States. San Francisco, CA, USA: Pediatric Academic Societies; 2004.


Book chapter:

Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY, USA: Marcel Dekker; 2004: 585-606.


Website Reference:

World  Health  Organization  Media Center. Diabetes Fact Sheet. Website: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs312/en/ 2013; Accessed February 21, 2014.


Newspaper article (Online):

Pollack A. FDA approves new cystic fibrosis drug. New York Times. January 31, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/business/fda-approves-cystic-fibrosis-drug.html?ref=health Accessed February 1, 2014.


Newspaper article (in print):

Wolf W. State’s mail-order drug plan launched. Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2004: 1B.



The table should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of in the text. We strongly recommend the authors to submit the tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend.



All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF and JPEG. If the images have been created with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files. Line figures should be sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams, drawn professionally or with a computer graphics package. Lettering must be included and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text. Figures should be sized to fit within the column (80.5 mm), intermediate (112 mm) or the full text width (168 mm). Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible. Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet.



All the figures and tables should be enclosed with the main file.



Submission of a manuscript should be unique. All the work published by Openventio Publishers comes under Commons Attribution License term. This permits anyone to copy, transmit, distribute and adapt the work provided the original work.


About Submission

Authors’ before or during the submission process should understand that all the articles published with Openventio Publishers are Open. The ready to be submitted articles should contain the following items:

1. Cover Letter: It should include articles originality and unpublished statement along with the conflicts of interest statement.

2. Title Page: It should include article type, title, all authors’ full names with corresponding affiliation numbers with their email ids, affiliations and corresponding authors’ details including full postal address, telephone and fax numbers

3. Main Text: It should include Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any), Authors’ Contributions, Conflicts of Interests (COI) statement (if any), Consent Statement (if any), Figures and Tables

4. Supplementary files (if any) and ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest) COI form (If needed).

Please ensure that you complete the submission via our Online Submission System http://openventio.org/submitManuscript/submitmanuscriptform.php or to the respective Open Journals’ email id.


About Article Processing Charges (APC)

Open Access Model in the recent years has changed the practice of charging the readers to view/read the published article to imposing the Article Processing Charge (APC) to the authors upon publication of their article. This model has benefited the scientific community to view the articles without any money barriers so that they read and further investigate or research to advance the science rapidly.

Openventio Publishers follows author pay system so as to cover our production expenses which involves pre-qualitative analysis, double blinded peer review process, styling, editing, formatting, maintaining, and archiving services. APC is imposed at the beginning of the publication process and its flat rate varies according to the type of article for all our Open Journals.

Authors who frequently publish could opt to our membership subscription to submit their work with their full APC covered throughout the subscription period. For more details about membership, please click here.


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Once Article Processing Charges were confirmed by the Authors before the peer-review process and later if they wish to withdraw their manuscript after the acceptance of the article and before publication, we close the account with a minimal amount of compensation (half of the APC confirmed or less than that) to cover the production expenses.