The ethics statements for Messages, Sages and Ages are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Submission of a manuscript to the journal implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies.
The journal uses “double-blind” peer review policy. To facilitate the journal’s anonymous refereeing process, there must be no indication of personal identity or institutional affiliation in the manuscript proper. The author may cite his/her previous works, but only in the third person.
Papers may be submitted at any time. In order to reduce the occurrence of technical errors, please send your paper as an attachment to BOTH firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com; the manuscript should be in MS Word format AND in PDF format.
Plagiarism Screening System
MSA is using plagiarism detection services in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Internet-based plagiarism detection is meant to allow for comprehensive manuscript screening, aimed to help with the peer-review of papers written for MSA.
The authors are advised to use the following Template: Click to download MSA_template
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SMAAS publishes a fully open access journal, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.
Benefits of open access for authors, include:
- Free access for all users worldwide
- Authors retain copyright to their work
- Increased visibility and readership