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Submission Guidelines



Submission Overview

1.  Submission Checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.

● Read the Aims and Scope to make sure your manuscript is suitable for this journal.

● The submission has not been previously published, nor it is under consideration for publication anywhere else.

● The submission has been approved by all authors of the manuscript.

● Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).

● Manuscript has been spell checked and grammar checked.

● All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.

● Make sure submit your manuscript in Microsoft Word or LaTex format. If it contains special characters, equations or any precise formatting that needs to be retained, please submit a PDF of your manuscript for reference in addition to an editable word version. Figure files should also be uploaded as high-resolution TIF or EPS files for printing.

● Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed.


Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


2. Cover Letter

A cover letter must be prepared when submitting articles to help you conveying the work's importance to the editors. You can either put it in the submission system or attach it as a separate file. Generally a cover letter should contain following parts:

● the title of the article

● the name and contact information of the corresponding author

● the names and affiliation of other authors

● a brief introduction of the paper including its research significance

● Additionally, you also can provide suggested reviewers to be included or ask individuals to be excluded from peer review with exact reasons in the cover letter. Please note that the cover letter will not be transmitted to peer reviewers.


3. How to Submit

● Submit online at: http://ojs.wiserpub.com/index.php/CM/login For a new user, please register and submit a manuscript following the guidance. In this method, you can follow your manuscript handling process in our Open Journal System and receive our systematic news for your manuscript via your mail used for registration.

● Submit by mail to editorcm@universalwiser.com which is convenient without registration step while only can receive our response to your manuscript that manually send to your mail.


4. Preprint Policy

Universal Wiser believes that journals publishing for communities with established pre-print servers should allow authors to submit manuscripts which have already been made available on a non-commercial preprint server. Allowing submission does not, of course, guarantee that an article will be sent out for review. It simply reflects our belief that journals should not rule out reviewing a paper simply because it has already been available on a non-commercial server.

This journal will consider for review articles previously available as preprints on non-commercial servers such as ArXiv, bioRxiv, psyArXiv, SocArXiv, engrXiv, etc. Authors may also post the submitted version of a manuscript to non-commercial servers at any time. Authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article.


Format Instruction

Since manuscripts formatting can be time-consuming, we aspire to simplify the manuscript submission process by practising a format-free submission policy. Universal Wiser differentiates between the requirements for new and revised submissions. You can submit your manuscript in original format that will be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to follow our formatting requirements for acceptance and next publication.


Steps to follow for submitting your manuscripts with free format submission:


Step 1: Ensure the manuscript is prepared as a single file including texts, figures, and tables.

Step 2: Confirm all required sections are included in the manuscript.

(i.e. Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusions, Figures/Tables with captions, Acknowledgements, Conflict of interest statement)

Step 3: Verify all cited referencing format is consistent throughout the manuscript. The references may be submitted in any style or format.

(Author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, article title, year of publication, volume & issue /book chapter, and the pagination. Including the DOI and/or URLs is highly encouraged.)


If you are asked to revise your manuscript after editorial or peer review, the journal will request the revised manuscript to be formatted according to our format instructions.


Format requirements for revised manuscript:

Contributions are required of a concise, focused account of the findings and reliable essential data. They should be well organized and written clearly and simply, avoiding exhaustive tables and figures. Authors are advised to use internationally agreed nomenclature, express all measurements in SI units, and quote all the relevant references.


Title: Titles must be limited to no more than 20 words, and should be concise, indexable, and informative for a broad scientific audience. Authors should avoid using colons, questions, nonstandard abbreviations, etc. in titles.


Author(s): Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work. The order of the authors listed should be agreed by all the coauthors, and every author should have the responsibility for the published content. Given names are written followed by family names. The email addresses of all the authors are required.


Author affiliation: Affiliation should be the institution where the work was done. Complete addresses are required with post codes.


Abstract: An abstract is a summary of the content of the manuscript. It should briefly describe the research purpose, method, result and conclusion. The extremely professional terms, special signals, figures, tables, formulae and equations should be avoided, and citation of references is not allowed.


Keywords: A list of three to eight keywords should follow the abstract. The chosen keywords are required to reflect the theme of a manuscript and each keyword should be separated with a comma.


MSC: Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) of the paper should be supplied. (2020 Mathematics Subject Classification)


Text: A paper should begin with a brief introduction of the significance of the author’s research. Nomenclature, signal and abbreviation should be defined at their initial appearance. All the figures and tables should be numbered in numerical order.


Introduction: Being the most important part of an article, the introduction introduces the relevant research background and the progress in 2 or 3 years, with references cited in numerical order, then presents the problem to be solved in this article, and finally briefly describes the method adopted in this work. Before the end, the aim of the work should be mentioned. Subtitle is forbidden in this part, and introduction of the article structure is considered unnecessary.


Figures and tables: Figures and tables should be numerically numbered, inserted in the text, and cited in order within the text. The figures should have resolution not lower than 600 dpi and clear lines of 5 px, with signals and letters in Times New Roman at 8 pt. A space should always be maintained between the variable and the unit.


Equations: An equation is numerically numbered (Arabic numeral), and has the number put on its right side.


Acknowledgements: The author expresses his/her thanks to the people helping with this work, and acknowledges the valuable suggestions from the peer reviewers. Financial support also appears in this part, with grant number(s) following. The full title of each fund is required.


References: Reference is regarded as an important indicator of the paper’s quality. If the relevant references, especially the results published in 2 to 3 years are not cited in the paper, or most citations are from the author’s publications, the editor will consider this paper unattractive. The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.


Reference Format

In-Text Citing:  It is not necessary to mention an author's name, pages used, of date of publication in the in-text citation. All references should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance by using Arabic superscript numerals in a square bracket, e.g.[1], that will then correspond to the full citation in the reference list.

Creating a Reference List: The Reference List appears at the end of paper and provides the full citations for all the reference that have been used. List all references numerically in the order cited within the paper, and include the bracketed number at the beginning of each reference.


Journal article: print

[1] Errami M, Garner H. A tale of two citations. Nature. 2008; 451(7177): 397-399.


Title of journal article

Title of journal (this should be in italics)

Year of publication

Volume number

(Issue number)

Page numbers of the article


Journal article: online/electronic

[2] Errami M, Garner H. A tale of two citations. Nature. 2008; 451(7177): 397–399. Available from: http:// www.nature.com/ nature/journal/v451/n7177/full/451397a.html [Accessed 20th January 2015].

[3] Wang F, Maidment G, Missenden J and Tozer R. The novel use of phase change materials in refrigeration plant. Part 1: Experimental investigation. Applied Thermal Engineering. 2007;27(17–18): 2893–2901. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2005.06.011.


Title of journal article

Title of journal (this should be in italics)

Year of publication

Volume number

(Issue number)

Page numbers of the article

Available from: URL (Include [Date of access]) or DOI (if available)



[4] Simons NE, Menzies B, Matthews M. A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering. London: Thomas Telford Publishing; 2001.

Author/Editor (if it is an editor always put (ed.) after the name)

Title (this should be in italics)

Series title and number (if part of a series)

Edition (if not the first edition)

Place of publication (if there is more than one place listed, use the first named)


Year of publication


Book chapter

[5] Partridge H, Hallam G. Evidence-based practice and information literacy. In: Lipu S, Williamson K, Lloyd A. (eds.) Exploring methods in information literacy research. Wagga Wagga, Australia: Centre for Information Studies; 2007. p.149–170.

Author of the chapter

Title of chapter followed by, In:

Editor (always put (ed.) after the name)

Title of book (this should be in italics)

Series title and number (if part of a series)

Edition (if not the first edition)

Place of publication (if there is more than one place listed, use the first named)


Year of publication

Page numbers (use 'p.' before single and multiple page numbers)


Conference proceeding: individual paper

[6] Wittke M. Design, construction, supervision and long-term behaviour of tunnels in swelling rock. In: Van Cotthem A, Charlier R, Thimus J-F, Tshibangu J-P. (eds.) Eurock 2006: multiphysics coupling and long term behaviour in rock mechanics: Proceedings of the International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, EUROCK 2006, 9–12 May 2006, Liège, Belgium. London: Taylor & Francis; 2006. p.211–216.


Title of conference paper followed by, In:

Editor/Organization (if it is an editor always put (ed.) after the name)

Title (this should be in italics)

Place of publication


Year of publication

Page numbers (use 'p.' before single and multiple page numbers)


Article Processing Charge

Open access publishing is not without costs. Such costs will cover the peer-review, copyediting, typesetting, publishing, content depositing and archiving processes. Those charges are applicable only to authors who have their manuscripts successfully accepted. While, unlike most open access journals, which are free to readers but not to authors, Universal Wiser has instituted a generous waiver policy for the journal Contemporary Mathematics. Currently, it is completely free for authors to publish papers on this journal without processing charge or publication fee. Although, it is free for publication, please be noted that submitted manuscript will be checked rigorously during editorial, reviewing and production process to ensure the quality and integrity of all the published articles.


Editorial Process

Upon receiving a manuscript, the editorial office will perform an initial check of the manuscript's suitability for publication. All manuscripts will be scrutinized critically by the editorial office before it is sent for peer-review. The peer-review will be performed by independent experts and the editorial office will collect at least two review reports per manuscript. The identities of both the authors and the reviewers are kept confidential as double-blind peer-review is adopted. The authors may need to revise the manuscript based on the review report. The final decision of acceptance of the paper is made by the editor-in-chief or associate editor. Accepted articles are copy-edited for publication.

Key steps and details as follow:


1. Initial check

After submission, the manuscript will be assessed by the editor to check the structure, style and compatibility of the manuscript according to the manuscript preparation guidelines. Then, the manuscript will be assessed based on its originality and thoroughness, to determine whether it is a good fit for the journal to be published. If not, the manuscript may be rejected without being reviewed any further.


2. Peer review

Universal Wiser practises the policy of double-blind peer review. Peer review is designed to assess the validity, quality and often the originality of articles for publication. Its ultimate purpose is to maintain the integrity of science by filtering out invalid or poor quality articles.

The peer-review is conducted by the reviewers who are professionals in the field related to the paper. A suggestion of reviewers will be made by the academic editor during the initial check. The author may recommend potential reviewers or provide the names of potential reviewers they wish to exclude from consideration in the peer review of their manuscript. The editorial team will respect these requests as long as this does not interfere with the objective and thorough assessment of the submission.

The reviewers must hold a Ph.D. (exceptions are made in some fields, e.g. medicine), no conflicts of interest, have not published with the authors in the previous five years, and have recent publications in the field of the submitted manuscript. Reviewers will assess the technical soundness and validity of the methods, analysis and interpretation, all of which must be appropriate and properly conducted to support the data. The reviewers are given 4 weeks to prepare the review report. However, extensions can be granted on request. Through the peer-review, at least two reports are collected for each manuscript—three if the advice from the first two reviewers differs substantially.


3. Editor Decision

With the comprehensive consideration of the suitability of selected reviewers, the adequacy of reviewer comments and author response, overall scientific quality of the paper, the journal editor or Editor-in-Chief will make a decision on the paper: decline, accept or minor revision. For declined/rejected paper, editorial process ends with no further step in the next. For accept paper, it can be sent for production after author improving the paper format as required. For minor revision required paper, it will move on to the next step of revision.


4. Revision

Apart from in exceptional circumstances, we allow a maximum of two rounds of major revision per manuscript. The author is expected to revise the paper according to the advice from editor and reviewers and do paper formatting as required then submit revised paper together with revision response letter to clarify feedback to reviewers’ comments and outlines the changes made to the paper.


5. Final Decision

The final decision of whether to accept the paper is made by the Editor-in-chief or associate editor(s). Accepted articles are copy-edited and English-edited. The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to journal readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed. Papers will only be sent to production for publication if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements.


6. Production

After acceptance of an article for publication, the in-house editorial staff will organize the production of the paper, which entails copyediting, layout editing and final production in preparation for publication on the journal website. The journal is structured in yearly volumes and in quarterly issues. Nevertheless, articles are published online immediately after acceptance and production.


Publication Ethics

It is an important role of the publisher to guarantee high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings. Universal Wiser supports the great efforts made by journal editors and the often unsung volunteer work undertaken by peer reviewers, in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record. Universal Wiser takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure the high quality of scientific works publication. We promote best practice in compliance with Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) . Note this journal uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Universal Wiser and our editors take publishing ethics issues very seriously and do not allow the plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit happens.


Copyright Policy

Journals published by Universal Wiser are fully open access: research articles, reviews or any other content on this platform is available to everyone free of charge to maximize the benefits to readers, authors and editors. All content is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).


1. License

Copyright licenses detail the rights for publication, distribution, and use of research. Open Access articles published by Universal Wiser do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author. In opting for open access, the author(s) should agree to publish the article under the CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). The CC BY license allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution including for commercial purposes, providing they attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor.


2. Images and Features

We support the use of original materials such as images and features as an argument for articles. Among these some articles (especially Reviews) may contain figures, tables or text taken from other publications, for which Universal Wiser does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that you should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used. Or authors do not have the right to use them.