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instructions are important and need to be properly structured, linked to the
available guidelines from editorial associations, and regularly revised and
enforced to avoid unethical and erroneous publications. They should inform authors about the journal’s scope, priority articles, peer
review policy, code of publishing ethics, structure and content of different
types of accepted articles, in-house style of editing and formatting, and
accompanying documents required for each submission. Properly written, printed, and available online instructions are the keys to
successful publishing and indexing in prestigious bibliographic databases.