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Author Guidelines

  • Manuscripts (VTESS Template) should be typewritten in English on one side only with wide margins using single spacing throughout on pages of size: letter (8.5*11) double-column of column width 3.38 and spacing 0.25 with further requirements as described given below:

    • The front page should contain the article title font size 16, Times New Roman, author's names are of size 10, and affiliation of font size 8, Times New Roman, abstract size 8, Times New Roman and italic; and keywords size 8, Times New Roman. The abstract should have 150-250 words and should be intelligible to general readers without recourse to the main text. A list of notations should be avoided, but new notations and departures from standard use should be explained in the text.
    • Articles should, in general, begin with an introduction that adequately covers the literature and scope of the paper. Each section in the paper should be numbered. Each article should have, in general, a conclusion or discussion section. Any appendices should follow the Reference section.
    • Proper figure preparation is essential for optimum reproduction of line drawings and photographs. Figures and Tables should be placed as part of the text and should be numbered. Reprints, if needed, should be ordered as soon as the article is accepted for publication.
    • References should be listed at the end of the main text in APA style. All in-text citations (references) should be listed in order, that are like Wallace et al. (2009) states… Or …(Wallace et al., 2009).
    • o    References :

    Wallace, A., Dietz, V., & Cairns, K. L. (2009). Integration of immunization services with

    other health interventions in the developing world: what works and why? Systematic literature review. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 14(1), 11–19.

    Maxwell, J. C. (1873). A treatise on electricity and magnetism (Vol. 1). Clarendon press.

    Lamont, M., & Molnár, V. (2002). The study of boundaries in the social sciences. Annual review of sociology, 28(1), 167-195.

    Jacobs, I. S. (1963). Fine particles, thin films and exchange anisotropy. Magnetism, 271-350.

    Clemons, P et al. (2021)MIT Communication Lab, Broad Institute, Journal Article:Introduction


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. After the acceptance, authors will require to make the mauscript as per the format: VTESS Template,

  4. The originality of the Work: As per our policy, VFAST considers only original papers that have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another conference/journal. In addition, if authors have used their own previously published work or work under review as a basis for their manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how the manuscript presents novel contributions beyond those of the previous work. For sequence similarity the Turnitin software shall be used, the required threshold should be less than 20% and the individual rate should be less than 5%.
  5. VTSE is an open-access journal with publishing fees of Rs. 40000
    for an accepted paper (20 % discount for students) (see for details). This
    manuscript, if accepted, will be published under an open access Creative
    Commons CC BY license (, and I
    agree to pay the Article Processing Charges as described in the journal

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-By) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article publication and Processing fee: 40000.00 (PKR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication and processing Fee to cover publications costs.

For MS/PhD students we have 20% discount policy, is applicable if the scholar provide the University ID card/ certificate from the supervisor.