Author Submission Guidelines
The Journal of Numerical Thanatochronometry publishes original research, case studies and opinion pieces dedicated to computational modelling in the following subjects. The journal will consider articles in subjects of interest highlighted in the aims and scope of this journal. Authors are required to follow the submission guidelines given below.
Preparing your manuscript
The submitted manuscript should follow the following sequence
- Authors’ affiliations and contact
- The main text
- Acknowledgment if present
Title and subtitle
The title should be clear and descriptive. It should include key terms of the study.
Authors and their affiliations
All forms of author identification information must be removed from the manuscript, including that embedded in document metadata. All authors should provide an ORCID number. If you do not have one yet please register at www.orcid.org.
The abstract should be 150-250 words long and set out briefly the main objectives, methods and results of the work. It should give the reader a clear idea of what has been achieved in the paper.
Please provide up to 8 keywords.
The main text
Manuscripts should be typed in English and consist of between 6000 and 7000 words including references, tables and figures. The text format should be Times New Roman with a font size of 12 and 1.5 spacing. All pages should be numbered.
Headings and subheadings: This journal follows the APA heading levels. For example, level 1 headings should be centered, bold, upper and lowercase; level 2 should flush left, bold, upper and lowercase; level 3 heading should be indented, bold, lowercase that ends with a period; and level 4 indented, bold, italicized, lowercase except first letter and proper nouns, ends with a period, text follows immediately after the period.
Funding/grant sources: Details of all funding sources for the work in question should be given in a separate section entitled “Funding”. This should appear before the "Acknowledgments" section. If no funding has been provided for the research, indicate that the research did not receive any specific grant from any sources.
Authors should ensure that all pictures, graphs or other illustrations to be represented in the paper are of high quality.
Figures/Diagrams: Please note that images supplied should be of high quality. Embed your figures in the manuscript. Ensure that each figure has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Ensure that the captions are not attached to the figure.
Tables: Tables submitted in the manuscript are in text format and not pasted into the manuscript as images. All tables should be numbered successively as they appear in the text. All text relevant to the table should be placed next to the table. Authors should ensure that the data presented in tables does not duplicate any results elsewhere in the article.
Authors must acknowledge the contribution of those who do not meet the criteria for authorship but contributed to the manuscript.
References should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style.
Reference to a journal publication:
Gunter, A., & Raghuram, P. (2018). International study in the global south: linking institutional, staff, student and knowledge mobilities. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 16(2), 192-207.
Reference to a book:
Addison, T. ,& Roe, A. (Eds.) (2004). Fiscal Policy for Development: Poverty, Reconstruction and Growth. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Reference to a website: Authors should ensure to give a complete URL with the access date and author. This reference should be included in the reference list. See the example below.
United Nations. (2018). Human Rigths. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/human-rights/ 8/8/2018
All in text references should be present in the reference list (and vice versa).
Author submission checklist
As part of the online submission process, the journal requires authors to check that items on the submission checklist are fulfilled.
- Authors designated contact details and email address.
- Keywords are included in the manuscript.
- All figures referenced in the article are included in the paper.
- All tables included in the manuscript have titles and descriptions.
- Spelling and grammar have been checked.
- All figures and tables citations in the text match the files provided.
- All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
- Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
- Journal policies detailed in this guide are followed.
- All necessary supplemental files are uploaded (where applicable).
Submitting your manuscript
This journal uses an online submissions process. Communication with authors on the progress will be through the author’s registered email and discussions within the system.
To submit your manuscript, go to https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JNT and click the log in buton and follow the prompts. If you do not already have an author account, click on “register” and fill in the account profile, then select register to finalise the account creation. To submit your manuscript, login with the new account profile and follow the process.
Please note that we accept only electronic submissions in word text. Papers must be clearly written in English. All manuscripts will be automatically acknowledged by email upon successful submission. Authors will be required to track the progress of the manuscript online after logging into their account.