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Guidelines For Authors

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS.

Would you like to submit your article for publication?

WYME, Inc. ("WYME") welcomes your articles on topics of interest to the visitors of this website ("Site"). Please follow the WYME Guidelines for Authors when drafting and submitting your article for publication. For your easy reference, the policy in this regard has been provided below as FAQs:

Why should I submit an article?

By publishing an article you help to expand the body of knowledge about the subjects found on this Site. You also help your career by being published on this Site, which reaches thousands of readers nationally and internationally.

What types of articles are published?

Any articles that are topical and are of interest to our readers. Articles that present information or observations are very useful. It is acceptable for a contributor to speak from experience about his/her personal experiences, but, blatant self promotion is not allowed.

What is the word limit for articles?

Article length may vary according to the subject. But we recommend that articles should generally range from 750 to 3,000 words.

How should I present my article?

Authors are expected to submit articles in clear, concise English. It will be assumed that articles submitted are original and have not been published elsewhere.

All article pages should be numbered consecutively. The title of the paper, authors’ names and affiliations, and email addresses, should appear on the top of the first page.

You may also add a brief, one-paragraph biography of all authors on a separate page.

Tables and figures (if any) should be presented at the end of the article. They should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. Their positions in the manuscript should be indicated; (for example, Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Figure 2.)

All references should be carefully crosschecked; it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that references are correct. The references should be provided in footnotes at the end of the work. Whatever you put inside quotation marks (" ") must be an exact quotation from the cited author. Short omissions can be indicated by an ellipse (…), but they should never be allowed to alter the sense of the passage.

It is permissible to paraphrase an author, by restating his or her point in your own words. In this case, quotation marks are not used. You must still, however, name the author of the idea in your text and footnote the source, just as you do in direct quotation.

A book citation should contain the author’s full name, the title of the book, the place of publication and publisher’s name, and the copyright date. In a footnote you should include the specific page of the passage you are citing.

In case of a journal article citation, it should be cited first by the author and title of the article, then by the title of the journal, the volume and issue number, the date and the pages. In a footnote you should include the specific page of the passage you are citing. An issue number is not absolutely necessary, as long as the journal’s pages are numbered continuously throughout all the issues in a given year. If each issue begins again with p.1, an issue number is necessary.

How do I submit an Article to WYME?

Contributions may be sent either as E-mail attachments to or on Compact Disc to:
The Editor,
WYME, Inc.,
P.O. Box 542187
Merritt Island, FL 32954-2187
U.S.A.

We prefer files in Microsoft Word format (any Macintosh version from 5.1 onwards or any Windows version of Word is acceptable; please make sure they are free of macro viruses). We request authors who use WordPerfect to effect conversions to one of the above formats and to check carefully that the conversion has succeeded.

Authors who cannot produce files in one of these formats are asked to contact before submitting their electronic manuscript.

RESPONSIBILITY

All contributors must accept full responsibility for the contents and opinions expressed in their writings. Authors are responsible for the factual accuracy of their contributions. Contributors must also ensure that written permission is granted to publish or reproduce illustrations, tables, quotations, or other material in publications already copyrighted which can be reproduced only with written permission from the copyright owner.

WYME, Inc. reserves the right to publish the article submitted on its related web sites and also distribute the content to other sites. By submitting an article to us, you agree to let us use the article on any site we run or any place where content from WYME is used.

By submitting the article, the sender also acknowledges that he has read and has consented the WYME Copyright License Agreement.

What is the review process?

When we receive your article, we determine whether the topic is of interest to the visitors of this Site. The articles are forwarded to the Editorial Board for review after the article passes the relevance test.

We send you an acknowledgment letter/email on receipt of the article. In case the article does not pass the relevance test or is rejected by the Board of Editors, we would send you a note explaining the reason that we feel the piece is not right for our readership.

WYME reviewers assess articles on the basis of content (are opinions supported by facts? are the data reliable? is an original look at a topic provided?) and readability (is the point made without unnecessary rhetoric and technical jargon? is terminology used precisely? is the presentation logical?). They then recommend that articles be accepted, rejected, or rewritten to address specific concerns.

Two months might elapse between acknowledgment of receipt of an article and notification of acceptance or rejection. Articles accepted for publication are edited by WYME staff. The manuscripts that are edited may be returned to authors for review. At that time, authors may recommend revisions, corrections, or other modifications, but final edits will be made at the sole discretion of WYME.

Does WYME pay for articles?

We do not pay for articles, and do not accept articles that are primarily advertisements.

However, you may place a brief resource box and contact information (but no ads) as outlined above in these Guidelines.

When will my article be published?

Predicting when a particular article will appear is difficult. The length of the article, the timeliness of its topic, and the length of time since the topic has last been addressed in the website are factors in the decision.



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