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Editorial policy and general information

The Journal of Advanced Research (JAR) publishes original articles in the fields of the basic sciences, applied sciences and technology, biomedical sciences, and related disciplines. JAR seeks to publish high-quality papers that: 1) describe significant and novel findings; and 2) advanced knowledge in a diversity of scientific fields in the form of original articles, short communications, reviews, case reports, or letters to the editor.

Review process
Manuscripts are evaluated on the basis that they present new insight into the investigated topic and are likely to contribute to research progress or a change in clinical practice. It is understood that all authors listed on a manuscript have agreed to its submission. The signature of the corresponding author on the letter of submission signifies that these conditions have been fulfilled. Received manuscripts will initially be examined by the JAR editorial office and those deemed to have insufficient grounds for publication may be rejected without external evaluation. Manuscripts not prepared in the advised style described below will be sent back to authors for correction. The authors will be notified with the reference number once the manuscript has been assigned to an Editor. The assigned manuscripts will be sent to 2-4 independent experts for scientific evaluation. The evaluation process commonly takes an average of 1-3 months.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any received material lacking such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Every effort is made by the publisher and editorial board to ensure that no inaccurate or misleading data or statements appear in the Journal of Advanced Research. However, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the responsibility of the authors concerned. Accordingly, the publisher and the editorial board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading data or statements, intentional or not.

Articles types

JAR seeks to publish experimental and theoretical research results of outstanding significance in the form of original articles, short communications and reviews.

  1. Original articles: Articles which represent in-depth research in various scientific disciplines.
  2. Short communications: Should be complete manuscripts of significant importance. However, their length and/or depth do not justify a full-length paper. The total number of figures and tables should not exceed 6. The number of words should be = 3,000
  3. Review articles: Should normally comprise less than 10,000 words; contain structured abstract and includes up-to-date references. Meta-analyses are considered as reviews. Special attention will be paid to the teaching value of review papers.
  4. Mini reviews: These are reviews of important and recent topics that are presented in a concise and well-focused manner. The number of words is limited to 5,000 words.
  5. Special reports: Papers may be accepted on the basis that they provide a systematic, critical and up-to-date overview of literature pertaining to research or clinical topics.

Ethics in publishing

Please see our information pages on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication.

Ethical approval

Studies on patients or volunteers require Ethics Committee and/or Independent Review Board (IRB) approval, and, where relevant, the patients' written informed consent, which should be documented in the Methods section of the paper with the approval number. If such a study was not approved by the appropriate Ethics Committee or IRB, a statement as to why it was exempted should be included. The Editors reserve the right to refuse publications where the required ethical approval/patient consent is lacking.

Studies in humans and animals

If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans. The manuscript should be in line with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals and aim for the inclusion of representative human populations (sex, age and ethnicity) as per those recommendations. The terms sex and gender should be used correctly.

Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

All animal experiments should comply with the ARRIVE guidelines and should be carried out in accordance with the U.K. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 and associated guidelines, EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments, or the National Institutes of Health guide for the care and use of Laboratory animals (NIH Publications No. 8023, revised 1978) and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed. The sex of animals must be indicated, and where appropriate, the influence (or association) of sex on the results of the study.

Human and animal rights

The JAR editors endorse the principles embodied in the revised Declaration of Helsinki (2008) (59th WMA General Assembly, Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 2008) and expect that all investigations involving humans would have been performed in accordance with these principles. For animal experimentation, it is expected that investigators have abided by the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education issued by the New York Academy of Sciences Adhoc Committee on Animal Research. All human and animal studies must have been approved by the investigator's Institutional review board.
For studies involving human subjects, download the letter from here
For studies involving animals (fisheries), download the letter from here
For studies that do not involve human or animal subjects (Basic sciences), download the letter from here

Conflict of Interest (mandatory)

A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has financial or other affiliations with people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author's work. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the journal is the safest course. All submissions to the journal must include disclosure of any relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest. The journal may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript. This declaration (with the heading "Conflict of interests") should be uploaded among the files submitted on the EES. Additional information regarding conflicts of interest can be found at

Download the statement from here

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis, see 'Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication' for more information), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service Crossref Similarity Check.

Use of inclusive language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Content should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader; contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, reference to dominant culture and/or cultural assumptions. We advise to seek gender neutrality by using plural nouns ("clinicians, patients/clients") as default/wherever possible to avoid using "he, she," or "he/she." We recommend avoiding the use of descriptors that refer to personal attributes such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition unless they are relevant and valid. These guidelines are meant as a point of reference to help identify appropriate language but are by no means exhaustive or definitive.

Author contributions

For transparency, we encourage authors to submit an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant CRediT roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. Authorship statements should be formatted with the names of authors first and CRediT role(s) following. More details and an example

Changes to authorship

Request to changes in authorship is not allowed once the paper is accepted. In case any such changes needs to be made then the author would have to withdraw his paper and resubmit it with the new author details in the Editorial System.

Clinical trial results

In line with the position of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the journal will not consider results posted in the same clinical trials registry in which primary registration resides to be prior publication if the results posted are presented in the form of a brief structured (less than 500 words) abstract or table. However, divulging results in other circumstances (e.g., investors' meetings) is discouraged and may jeopardise consideration of the manuscript. Authors should fully disclose all posting in registries of results of the same or closely related work.

Reporting clinical trials
Randomized controlled trials should be presented according to the CONSORT guidelines. At manuscript submission, authors must provide the CONSORT checklist accompanied by a flow diagram that illustrates the progress of patients through the trial, including recruitment, enrollment, randomization, withdrawal and completion, and a detailed description of the randomization procedure. The CONSORT checklist and template flow diagram are available online.

Registration of clinical trials
Registration in a public trials registry is a condition for publication of clinical trials in this journal in accordance with International Committee of Medical Journal Editors recommendations. Trials must register at or before the onset of patient enrolment. The clinical trial registration number should be included at the end of the abstract of the article. A clinical trial is defined as any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects of health outcomes. Health-related interventions include any intervention used to modify a biomedical or health-related outcome (for example drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioural treatments, dietary interventions, and process-of-care changes). Health outcomes include any biomedical or health-related measures obtained in patients or participants, including pharmacokinetic measures and adverse events. Purely observational studies (those in which the assignment of the medical intervention is not at the discretion of the investigator) will not require registration.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Copyright Transfer Agreement'. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. Subscribers may reproduce tables of content or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission from Cairo University is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations.

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Role of the funding source

Please list the source(s) of funding for the study, for each author, and for the manuscript preparation in the acknowledgements section. List all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, such as technical assistants, writing assistants or head of department who provided only general support. Financial and other material support should be disclosed and acknowledged.

Open access

Please visit our Open Access page for more information.

Open access

The Journal of Advanced Research is an open access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. To provide open access, this journal has an open access fee of USD 1200 excluding taxes (also known as an article publishing charge APC) which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research funder or institution. If accepted for publication in the Journal following peer review, authors will be notified of this decision and at the same time requested to pay the article processing charge. A CC user license manages the reuse of the article (see All articles will be published under the following license

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

Elsevier Researcher Academy
Researcher Academy is a free e-learning platform designed to support early and mid-career researchers throughout their research journey. The "Learn" environment at Researcher Academy offers several interactive modules, webinars, downloadable guides and resources to guide you through the process of writing for research and going through peer review. Feel free to use these free resources to improve your submission and navigate the publication process with ease.


Manuscripts must be written in English in a clear and concise manner. Any author who is not fluent in idiomatic English is urged to seek assistance with manuscript preparation prior to submission. Reviewers are not expected to correct grammatical errors and any deficiency in this area may detract from the scientific content of the paper and result in acceptance delays or rejection


Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. The system converts your article files to a single PDF file used in the peer-review process. Editable files (e.g., Word, LaTeX) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.

Submit your article
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Please submit the names and institutional e-mail addresses of several potential referees. For more details, visit our Support site. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

General information

Authors should submit their manuscripts to the editorial office as word files via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at The original manuscript should be formatted with double line spacing using Arial or Times New Roman fonts (12 or 14 pt). The text must be in a single-column format with justified margins. Use bold face, italics, subscripts, and superscripts where appropriate. To avoid unnecessary errors, the authors are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of their word processing software. Use continuous line numbering throughout the text and all manuscript pages must be numbered at the bottom right corner of each page.

Revised manuscripts
The authors must submit the revised version of their submissions within one month of receiving the editorial decision. Revision does not mean that the manuscript will be accepted for publication, as the amended submissions could be sent out for reevaluation. In response to reviewers? comments, the authors must ensure that each comment is followed by their revision and/or response. In instances where an author disagrees with a comment or suggestion of a reviewer, please justify the reason. Any associated changes in the manuscript must be highlighted on the revised form of the manuscript to facilitate the process of reevaluation.

Resubmission of a rejected manuscript
When resubmitting a manuscript previously rejected by JAR, the authors are required to upload the decision letter from the Editor requesting submission of the rejected manuscript, the original reviewer comments of the rejected manuscript, the responses to the reviewer comments, and the original manuscript number. The resubmitted manuscript must indicate, in color, where the revisions were made in the paper in response to the reviewer comments

Double anonymized review

This journal uses double anonymized review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. More information is available on our website. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.

Article structure

Authors are urged to be succinct; long papers with many tables and figures may require reductions prior to being processed or accepted for publication. Although there is not an absolute length restriction for original papers, authors are encouraged to limit the text to =5,000 wo rds (including references) and references up to = 40.

The manuscript should be compiled in the following order:

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract, Key words
  3. Introduction
  4. Material and methods (Experimental or Methodology or Patients and methods)
  5. Results
  6. Discussion (Results and discussion can be combined in one section)
  7. Conclusion
  8. Acknowledgment(s)
  9. Conflict of Interest
  10. References
  11. Tables
  12. Figures

Material and methods (Experimental or Methodology or Patients and methods)
Authors should be as concise as possible in experimental descriptions. The experimental section must contain all of the information necessary to guarantee reproducibility. Previously published methods should be indicated by a reference and only relevant modifications should be described. All vendor details, including company, city, and country, should be mentioned for chemicals, reagents, strains, etc. For statistical analysis, please state the appropriate test(s) in addition to hypothesized p-value or significant level (for example 0.05).

The study results should be clear and concise. Restrict the use of tables and figures to depict data that is essential to the message and interpretation of the study. Do not duplicate data in both figures and tables. The results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Include in the discussion the implications of the findings and their limitations, how the findings fit into the context of other relevant work, and directions for future research.

The main conclusion(s) of the study should be presented in a short conclusion statement that can stand alone and be linked with the goals of the study. State new hypotheses when warranted. Include recommendations when appropriate. Unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the obtained data should be avoided.

Essential title page information

The title page should include the following:

  1. Title: The title should be brief, concise, and descriptive. It should not contain any literature references or compound numbers or non-standardized abbreviations.
  2. Authors and affiliations: Supply given names, middle initials, and family names for complete identification. Use superscript lowercase letters to indicate different affiliations, which should be as detailed as possible and must include department, faculty/college, University, city with zip code or P.O. Box and country.
  3. Corresponding author : Should be indicated with an asterisk, and contact details (Tel., fax, and e-mail address) should be placed in a footnote.
Short running title (running head) with 80 characters as maximum.

The Manuscript text should include the following:

The journal will only accept structured abstracts from September 1, 2020.A structured abstract, by means of appropriate headings, should provide the context or background for the research and should state its purpose, basic procedures (selection of study subjects or laboratory animals, observational and analytical methods), main findings (giving specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible), and principal conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations.Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential, be defined at first mention within the abstract.

Original Papers require a structured abstract of less than 300 words arranged under the following headings:
Introduction: Describe the topic?s mechanisms, history, and/or how it relates to a problem.
Objectives: Explain the purpose. What does the study try to demonstrate?
Methods: Briefly describe the experimental design.
Results: Report your findings.
Conclusion: Analyze your results and link it back to the purpose.

Review articles also require a structured abstract. Please adhere to the following structure:
Aim of Review
Key Scientific Concepts of Review
This structured abstract should provide the context or background for the review and why it was carried out. It should emphasize any new and important findings of the review. Structured abstracts should not exceed 300 words.


Authors are asked to provide (4 to 6) keywords, separated with semicolons. These keywords are used for indexing purposes

The author(s) should strive to define the significance of the work and the justification for its publication. Any background discussion should be brief and restricted to pertinent material.


Please acknowledge individuals/companies/institutions who have contributed to the study, as well as entities providing financial support. A statement of no conflict of interest need to be added at the end of the manuscript.

(Nomenclature and ) Units

All measurements and data should be given in SI units where possible, or in other internationally accepted units in parentheses throughout the text. Figures and Tables should use conventional units, with conversion factors given in legends or footnotes.
The preferred forms for some of the more commonly used abbreviations are mp, bp, °C, K, min, h, mL, &mgr;L, g, mg, &mgr;g, cm, mm, nm, mol, mmol, &mgr;mol, M, mM, &mgr;M, ppm, HPLC, TLC, GC, 1H NMR, GC-MS, HRMS, FABHRMS, UV, IR, EPR, ESR, DNase, ED50, ID50, IC50, LD50, im, ip, iv, mRNA, RNase, rRNA, tRNA, cpm, Ci, dpm, Vmax, Km, k, t1/2.
All non-standard abbreviations should be defined following the first use of the abbreviation.


The number of illustrations should be <6 and appropriate for the presented data. Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and of high resolution (300 dpi or more). Illustrations should be referred to as Fig. 1, Figs. 2, 3-5, using Arabic numerals. Each illustration must be accompanied by a legend clearly describing it. All aspects of the illustration and legend must be fully understandable in a stand-alone format. Ensure that all tables, figures, and schemes are cited in the text in numerical order. The preferred position for chemical structures should be indicated. All illustrations should be uploaded on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript together with the list of figure legends.

Color Artwork
If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then Elsevier will ensure, at no additional charge that these figures will appear in color on the Web (e.g., ScienceDirect and other sites) in addition to color reproduction in print. For further information on the preparation of electronic artwork, please see


Tables should be <6, and should include only essential data. They should be uploaded on separate sheets with their legends


Text: Indicate references by Arabic numerals in brackets, which run in order of appearance throughout the text (Vancouver style). For instance [4] or [7-10, 13,15]. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

List: Number the references (e.g., [2]) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text. Journal names should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus journal abbreviations:

Examples of references (if 6 or fewer authors, list all; if 7 or more, list first 6 and add "et al."):

- For journal articles

[1] A.A. Maamoun, R.H. El-akkad, M.A. Farag, Mapping metabolome changes in Luffa aegyptiaca Mill fruits at different maturation stages via MS-based metabolomics and chemometrics, J. Adv. Res. (2019). doi:10.1016/j.jare.2019.10.009.

[2] H.R. El-Seedi, S.A.M. Khalifa, E.A. Taher, M.A. Farag, A. Saeed, M. Gamal, M.E.F. Hegazy, D. Youssef, S.G. Musharraf, M.M. Alajlani, J. Xiao, T. Efferth, Cardenolides: Insights from chemical structure and pharmacological utility, Pharmacol. Res. 141 (2019) 123-175. doi:10.1016/j.phrs.2018.12.015.

Cozzi F, Morini F. Possible mechanisms of pacifier protection against SIDS [letter]. J Pediatr 2001; 138:783.

- For articles in press (online)

Hellems MA, Gurka KK, Hayden GF. A review of The Journal of Pediatrics: The first 75 years. J Pediatr (2008).

- For Books

Rosenstein BJ, Fosarelli PD. Pediatric pearls: the handbook of practical pediatrics. 3rd ed. St Louis: Mosby; 1997.Virginia Law Foundation. The medical and legal implications of AIDS. Charlottesville (VA): The Foundation; 1987.

- For book chapters

Neufeld EF, Muenzer J. The mucopolysaccharidoses. In: Scriver CR, Beaudet AL, Sly WS, et al, eds. The metabolic and molecular bases of inherited diseases. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2001. p. 3421-52.

Web References
- For websites
American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from: -219.
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These items should be uploaded via EES in the following order:

  1. Cover letter (mandatory) Please upload the completed customized cover letter, which can be downloaded here.
  2. Main document, which includes the title page, text, references, tables, and figures (mandatory)
  3. Conflict of Interest (mandatory)
  4. Compliance with Ethics Requirement (mandatory)
  5. Author's biography (for review articles - mandatory) Include in the manuscript a short (maximum 100 words) biography of each author, along with a passport-type photograph accompanying the other figures.
  6. Graphical abstract (mandatory for all except letter to the editor) A Graphical Abstract is a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings of the article. This could either be the concluding figure from the article or a figure that is specially designed for the purpose, which captures the content of the article for readers at a single glance. The Graphical Abstract will be displayed in online contents list and the online article
  7. Research Highlights (mandatory)
  8. Research highlights should be 5-6 bullets and each bullet should contain no more than 85 characters without numbering.

Research data

This journal encourages and enables you to share data that supports your research publication where appropriate, and enables you to interlink the data with your published articles. Research data refers to the results of observations or experimentation that validate research findings. To facilitate reproducibility and data reuse, this journal also encourages you to share your software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods and other useful materials related to the project.

Below are a number of ways in which you can associate data with your article or make a statement about the availability of your data when submitting your manuscript. If you are sharing data in one of these ways, you are encouraged to cite the data in your manuscript and reference list. Please refer to the "References" section for more information about data citation. For more information on depositing, sharing and using research data and other relevant research materials, visit the research data page.

Data linking
If you have made your research data available in a data repository, you can link your article directly to the dataset. Elsevier collaborates with a number of repositories to link articles on ScienceDirect with relevant repositories, giving readers access to underlying data that gives them a better understanding of the research described.

There are different ways to link your datasets to your article. When available, you can directly link your dataset to your article by providing the relevant information in the submission system. For more information, visit the database linking page.

For supported data repositories a repository banner will automatically appear next to your published article on ScienceDirect.

In addition, you can link to relevant data or entities through identifiers within the text of your manuscript, using the following format: Database: xxxx (e.g., TAIR: AT1G01020; CCDC: 734053; PDB: 1XFN).

Mendeley Data
This journal supports Mendeley Data, enabling you to deposit any research data (including raw and processed data, video, code, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods) associated with your manuscript in a free-to-use, open access repository. During the submission process, after uploading your manuscript, you will have the opportunity to upload your relevant datasets directly to Mendeley Data. The datasets will be listed and directly accessible to readers next to your published article online.

For more information, visit the Mendeley Data for journals page.

Submission Checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

  1. E-mail address
  2. Phone number(s)
  3. Fax number

All necessary files have been uploaded, and include:
  1. Keywords
  2. All figure captions
  3. All tables (including title, description, footnotes)

Further considerations
  1. Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
  2. References are in the correct format for this journal
  3. All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
  4. Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
  5. Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print, or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print
  6. If only color on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes
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Availability of accepted article

This journal makes articles available online as soon as possible after acceptance. This concerns the accepted article (both in HTML and PDF format), which has not yet been copyedited, typeset or proofread. A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is allocated, thereby making it fully citable and searchable by title, author name(s) and the full text. The article's PDF also carries a disclaimer stating that it is an unedited article. Subsequent production stages will simply replace this version.


One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. We will do our best to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back in one communication within 48 h. proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that the publisher may proceed with the publication of an article if no response is received.


The corresponding author will be notified and receive a link to the published version of the open access article on ScienceDirect. This link is in the form of an article DOI link which can be shared via email and social networks. For an extra charge, paper offprints can be ordered via the offprint order form which is sent once the article is accepted for publication. Both corresponding and co-authors may order offprints at any time via Elsevier's Author Services.

Additional information

Information about scientific meetings that are likely to be of general interest to readers of JAR may be published at the discretion of the editor. These should be sent to the editor as early as possible prior to the event. Text should be as concise as possible, with a maximum of 200 words.

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