For Authors

Article processing charges

The journal is open access. Article processing charges (APCs) allow the publisher to make articles immediately available online to anyone to read and reuse upon publication.


Prior to publication, an ORCID iD must be provided for the corresponding author(s). If you already have an ORCID iD, you will be asked to provide it. If you haven’t registered with ORCID yet, you need to create an iD at the point of submission. The ORCID is not required for submission, or for peer review, but we will not be able to publish your article online until an ORCID iD is provided.


Article types

The journal will consider the following article types:

  1. Original research
  • A full-length research article should articulate a clear purpose and scientific objective. It must provide a thorough account of the methodology and experimental design to facilitate reproducibility by others. The novelty and originality of the research should be explicitly outlined. Discussion of the results should be comprehensive, with all claims and conclusions substantiated by the findings.
  • The recommended length for full-length articles is approximately 5,000 words, falling within a range of 3,000 to 6,000 words, excluding references. 


  1. Review Article
  • The primary objective of composing a review for BME Horizon is to construct a coherent synthesis of the most pertinent resources available in the literature concerning a significant research query or contemporary research area. While the review's objective should be clearly identified, data compilation should be presented succinctly, preferably with visual aids. Authors are expected to offer an impartial perspective on the problem or issue addressed in the review.
  • Full-length Review articles should be around 8,000 words, ideally ranging from 3,000 to 9,000 words, excluding figures, tables, and references. Although there are no restrictions on the number of tables, figures, and references, it is essential to maintain equilibrium among these elements.


  1. Mini Review
  • A mini-review should entail a concise examination of a specific topic or material. It should maintain balance, avoiding undue emphasis on the author's own work.
  • Mini-reviews are typically limited to 3,000 words, ideally ranging between 1,500 and 3,000 words, with no more than four figures or tables, and a maximum of 40 references. The abstract for a mini-review should not exceed 150 words.


  1. Prospective
  • Perspectives share a similar structure and length with review articles, yet they lean towards speculation and a forward-looking, even visionary approach. They provide authors with a platform to critique or engage with controversy, encouraging a highly opinionated stance. The aim is for these articles to distinctly reflect a personal viewpoint.
  • The perspectives are typically limited to 7,000 words excluding figures, tables, or references.


  1. Editorial
  • Editorials are concise, opinion-driven articles focusing on topics pertinent to the journal's scope, encompassing social, political, and cultural dimensions. They may tackle relevant clinical inquiries, contextualize recent research in a specific field, or offer insights into recent advancements.
  • Editorials typically range from 1,500 to 2,500 words (excluding figures, tables, or references), with a maximum allowance of 3 figures, 2 tables, and 15 references.


Authors must adhere to journal specifications for all aforementioned article types, including requirements regarding article format, line spacing, font type and size, reference formatting, table and equation formats, etc. Authors should consult the submission guidelines of the intended journal prior to submission.


Text Template 

An optional research article manuscript template can be Downloaded here. We recommend that all manuscripts include line numbers and follow the structure below:

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word format.

  • Use Times New Romanfont (11-point size) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.


Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. If non-English words are used, such as “de facto”, they should be italicized. Authors are encouraged to have their manuscript proofread prior to submission.


Footnotes can be used to provide supplementary information, including referencing a source listed in the reference list. However, they should not merely replicate a reference citation or include bibliographic details. Additionally, footnotes should not incorporate figures or tables.

In the text, footnotes should be sequentially numbered, while those related to tables should be denoted by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes pertaining to the article's title or its authors should not have reference symbols. Use footnotes instead of endnotes.


Figures should be inserted in the text as close as possible to the above paragraph (Figure 1). Materials that have been published previously should be accompanied by written permission from the author(s) and publisher.


Figure 1. Insert caption, legend and acknowledgment if necessary.

Figures are to be numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals. The caption is to be center alignment and placed below the figure. Figure captions start with “Figure” in front of the figure number, followed by a period, and the text should be in 10.5 pt Times New Roman. For figures that have more than one part, include the labels “(a)”, “(b)”, etc. (Figure 2). 

Figure 2. Insert brief title. (a) description of panel a. (b) description of panel b.



Tables should also be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Tables should be numbered in a sequential order in the text in Arabic numerals. Table headings should be center alignment above the tables, and the text should be in 10.5 pt Times New Roman. Do not abbreviate “Table”.

In cases where the tables need to be extended over to the second page, the continuation of the table should be preceded by a caption, e.g., “Table 1. (Continued).”. Footnotes in tables should be written in superscript lowercase letters and placed below the table.

Table 1. Insert caption here

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Title and authorship information

The following information should be included:
  • Manuscript title
  • Full author names
  • Full institutional mailing addresses
  • Email addresses

Affiliations. Globasci Publishing remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in institutional affiliations. Responsibility for affiliations ultimately rests with the author, although Globasci Publishing may request changes be made to countries listed in affiliations to ensure consistency across the published output (for indexing and discovery reasons).


The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained, citation-free, and should better not exceed 300 words.


This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.

Materials and methods

The methods section should provide enough detail for others to be able to replicate the study. If you have more than one method, use subsections with relevant headings, e.g. different models, in vitro and in vivo studies, statistics, materials and reagents, etc.

Globasci Publishing has no space restriction on methods. Detailed descriptions of the methods (including protocols or project descriptions) and algorithms may also be uploaded as supplementary information or a previous publication that gives more details may be cited. If the method from a previous article is used then this article must be cited and discussed. If the wording is reused from a published article then this must be noted, e.g. This study uses the method of Smith et al. and the methods description partly reproduces their wording[1].

If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, the license this is available under and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, the authors are responsible for checking the license and obtaining any necessary permission. If permission was required, a statement confirming permission was granted should be included in the materials and methods section.

Publishing protocols. We encourage authors describing any methodology, in particular laboratory-based experiments in the life sciences but also computational and bioinformatics protocols, to upload details of their methods to protocols. This open-access website allows researchers to record their methods in a structured way, obtain a DOI to allow easy citation of the protocol, collaborate with selected colleagues, share their protocol privately for journal peer review, and choose to make it publicly available. Once published, the protocol can be updated and cited in other articles.

You can make your protocol public before the publication of your article if you choose, which will not harm the peer review process of your article and may allow you to get comments about your methods to adapt or improve them before you submit your article (see also the protocols.).

Results and discussion

This section may be divided into subsections or may be combined.

Main text (review only)

This section may be divided into subsections or may be combined.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the article, highlighting its importance and relevance.

Data availability

This statement should describe how readers can access the data supporting the conclusions of the study and clearly outline the reasons why unavailable data cannot be released.

Conflicts of interest

Authors must declare all relevant interests that could be perceived as conflicting. Authors should explain why each interest may represent a conflict. If no conflicts exist, the authors should state this. Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests.

Conflicts of interest (COIs, also known as ‘competing interests’) occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. For more information, see our publication ethics policy. Authors must declare all potential interests – whether or not they actually had an influence – in the conflicts of interest section, which should explain why the interest may be a conflict. If there are none, the authors should state: “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this article”. Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests. Declared conflicts of interest will be considered by the editor and reviewers and included in the published article.

Authors must declare current or recent funding (including for article processing charges) and other payments, goods, or services that might influence the work. All funding, whether a conflict or not, must be declared in the funding statement. The involvement of anyone other than the authors who: i) has an interest in the outcome of the work; ii) is affiliated to an organization with such an interest; or iii) was employed or paid by a funder, in the commissioning, conception, planning, design, conduct, or analysis of the work, the preparation or editing of the manuscript, or the decision to publish must be declared.

You may be asked to make certain changes to your manuscript as a result of your declaration. These requests are not an accusation of impropriety. The editor or reviewer is helping you to protect your work against potential criticisms.

If you are in any doubt about declaring a potential conflict, remember that if it is revealed later – especially after publication – it could cause more problems than simply declaring it at the time of submission. Undeclared conflicts of interest could lead to a corrigendum or, in the most serious cases, a retraction.

Funding statement

Authors must state how the research and publication of their article was funded, by naming financially supporting body(s) (written out in full) followed by associated grant number(s) in square brackets (if applicable), for example: “This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the National Science Foundation [grant number zzzz]; and a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant”.

If the research did not receive specific funding but was performed as part of the employment of the authors, please name this employer. If the funder was involved in the manuscript writing, editing, approval, or decision to publish, please declare this.


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the manuscript before the references. Anyone who made a contribution to the research or manuscript, but who is not a listed author, should be acknowledged (with their permission).


Authors may submit their references in any style. If accepted, these will be reformatted by Globasci Publishing. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first citation. Citations of references in the text should be identified using numbers in square brackets e.g., “as discussed by Smith[9]”; “as discussed elsewhere[9,10]”; “as discussed elsewhere[9-12]”. All references should be cited within the text and uncited references will be removed.

Citation standards. All data, program code and other methods should be appropriately cited. Such materials should be recognized as original intellectual contributions and afforded recognition through citation.

Date formatting

Globasci Publishing recommends writing dates out fully to avoid confusion with different all-numeral date styles. For example, 11/10/2018 could be 10 November 2018 or 11 October 2018 depending on the reader, therefore, the date should be written out in full. For example, the date September 1, 2018 should be used rather than 01/09/2018 or 09/01/2018.

Units of measurement

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using the International System of Units (SI).

Preparation of figures

Upon submission of an article, authors should include all figures and tables in the PDF file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the manuscript in consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.

Maps. Globasci Publishing remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps. For reasons of consistency, authors are requested to use accepted standard maps as the basis for map figure drawing, for example using the latest standard base map of Map Press. Responsibility for maps rests with the author and it is their responsibility to also provide any copyright or license information when using maps that are not owned or created by the author (e.g. Google Maps, etc.)

Preparation of tables

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should not be used.

Supplementary materials

Supplementary materials are the additional parts to a manuscript, such as audio files, video clips, or datasets that might be of interest to readers. Authors can submit one file of supplementary material along with their manuscript through the manuscript submission system. If there is more than one file, they can be uploaded as a .ZIP file.

A section titled supplementary material should be included before the references list with a concise description for each supplementary material file. Supplementary materials are not modified by our production team. The authors are responsible for providing the final supplementary material files that will be published along with the article.


Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within two to three days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication.

Reporting guidelines

Authors are strongly encouraged to use appropriate reporting guidelines when preparing and submitting manuscripts, to maximize transparency and reproducibility. Our editors and reviewers are also encouraged to use them in the review process. Completed checklists should be provided in the supplementary files on submission. We particularly encourage the use of:

  • CONSORT for randomized controlled trials
  • TREND for non-randomized trials
  • PRISMA for systematic review and meta-analyses
  • STROBE for observational studies
  • STREGA for genetic association studies
  • SRQR for qualitative studies
  • STARD for diagnostic accuracy studies

Ethical guidelines

In any study on human or animal subjects, the following ethical guidelines must be observed. For any experiments on humans, all work must be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). Manuscripts describing experimental work that carries a risk of harm to human subjects must include a statement that the experiment was conducted with the human subjects’ understanding and consent and that the responsible ethics committee has approved the experiments. In the case of any animal experiments, the authors must provide a full description of any anesthetic or surgical procedure used, as well as evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment.


Authors may appeal if they feel that the decision to reject was based on: i) a major misunderstanding over a technical aspect of the manuscript; or ii) a failure to understand the scientific advance shown by the manuscript. Appeals requesting a second opinion without sufficient justification will not be considered. To lodge an appeal, please contact the journal by email, quoting your manuscript number. Appeals will only be considered from the original submitting author.