Author Guidelines

Paper submission

Authors are cordially invited to submit papers by e-mail to:

Please specify the title of the journal and provide us with contact e-mail and mailing address. Acknowledgement will be sent within a few business days upon receiving of a paper.

All papers submitted to our journals are subject to peer review. The papers are evaluated by external reviewers (anonymous to authors) and refereed within one month (average time for review; might varying from 1 week to two months). Upon acceptance the papers are published online within one week and on paper-edition within 3 months.

Manuscripts submitted to the journals of Hikari Ltd will be considered for publication with the understanding that the same work has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work with appropriately cited works of other authors used in the paper. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to notify the publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. When a reader discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a paper or book published by Hikari Ltd, or have any other complaint about editorial content (plagiarism, self-plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification, simultaneous submissions, duplicate publication, overlapping publications, redundant publications, selective reporting, misleading reporting, improper author contribution or attribution, gift authorship, citation manipulation, impact factor manipulation, index/influence measure manipulation, undeclared/fake financial support for publication, undisclosed conflicts of interest, etc.), he/she should make a complaint by e-mail to: hikari@m-hikari.com . We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity for improvement, and we aim to respond quickly and constructively.

Policy of screening for plagiarism: Papers submitted to Hikari journals will be screened for plagiarism using Similarity Check / iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. Hikari journals will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Instruction for authors

The manuscript should be prepared using LaTeX or Word processing system, basic font Roman 12pt size. The papers should be in English and typed in frames 14 x 21.6 cm (margins 3.5 cm on left and right and 4 cm on top and bottom) on A4-format white paper or American format paper. On the first page leave 7 cm space on the top for the journal's headings. The papers must have abstract and keywords.
The references should be in alphabetic order and must be organized as follows:
[1] D.H. Ackley, G.E. Hinton and T.J. Sejnowski, A learning algorithm for Boltzmann machine, Cognitive Science, 9 (1985), 147-169.
[2] F.L. Crane, H. Low, P. Navas, I.L. Sun, Control of cell growth by plasma membrane NADH oxidation, Pure and Applied Chemical Sciences, 1 (2013), 31-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.12988/pacs.2013.3310

[3] D.O. Hebb, The Organization of Behavior, Wiley, New York, 1949.

Reprints

After the publication the corresponding author will receive the e-file of the final form of the paper by e-mail including contents cover file, and upon request paper-reprints with covers by air-mail.

Book submission

Hikari Ltd is accepting author/editor proposals for books and monographs as well as conference proceedings of meetings.
To submit a new proposal for a book, monograph or conference proceedings, please download a Book Proposal Form
and send by e-mail to: hikari@m-hikari.com
All books submitted to Hikari Ltd are subject to peer review. The books are evaluated by external reviewers (anonymous to authors) and refereed within 1 month. Upon acceptance the books are published online within one week and on paper-edition within 3 months.

Copyright

Authors retain copyright. Articles and books are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Access policy

Hikari provides free access to our books and free access to all papers of published issues of our journals.

Forthcoming issues and articles in press contain papers which have been peer reviewed, accepted, copy edited and formatted. Articles in press are citable but should not be considered as a final form of publication since text could still change before final publication.

Publication fee

Detailed information on publication fees is available at Author Guidelines webpage of the respective journal.

Papers submitted to the following journals:

will not be subject to any publication fees.