Call for Chapters / Chamada de Trabalhos para Capítulos de Livro


Publisher: scientifica academica libri – SAL

No Publication Charge

  • Type of Chapter articles: Research/Review/Case study reports
  • Format: Times New Roman; content- 12 size; single line spacing. References - APA style (7th Edition) or ABNT (for Brazilian authors).
  • Type of publication: Open Access (with DOI given to each chapter) & Print on Demand
  • Language of publication: English, Portuguese, Spanish or French.
  • Fees: no publication fees.


Dear Authors, we invite you to submit Chapter Proposals on our upcoming book. In this regard, we wish to receive research and review articles from experts, scientists and researchers of life science streams. We are approaching you with a request to contribute your chapters, without any processing charges. The authors can submit their full chapter Word for review (a single-spaced document written in 12-point font, Times New Roman). The final chapter should be in the format provided by the publisher. Each chapter can have 10 – 30 pages. All the chapters must be original contributions of the authors. In case of using published figures/materials, the authors must obtain prior permission of re-use as required by the publisher. All the chapters will go through similarity software check - iThenticate. An overall similarity index of less than 15% should be ensured. Reviewing policy: The review process will be single blind. Information Link email:

Submission Link email:



All manuscripts must

  • be in scope of the book
  • be submitted in Microsoft® Word (,docx file)
  • be typewritten in English/French/Spanish/Portuguese
  • Until 5-6 authors per Chapter
  • Exact Sciences, Engineering and Technology: be written in objective third person point of view throughout (Use "the authors" or "the researchers" NOT "I" or "we")


Manuscript Checklist

  1. Originality of manuscripts.Only ORIGINAL submissions will be accepted for publication. Manuscripts may not have been previously published or be submitted for publication elsewhere.
  2. Revised manuscripts.SAL will not publish a manuscript that is a “revised” version of a manuscript that you published elsewhere. In order to be considered original, a manuscript must be at least 85% new material with no more than 200 consecutive words (properly cited) repeated verbatim from any previously published work.
  3. Copyright.For those already familiar with SAL's publication process, please note that PDF copyright agreements are no longer accepted. As part of the manuscript submission process, you and your authors will be asked to sign the Author’s Warranty and Transfer of Copyright Agreement digitally.
  4. Peer review.All submissions must undergo a double-blind review process before being accepted for publication. Authors of book chapters will be expected to serve as reviewers for 2-3 chapters. Authors have a vested interest in ensuring the quality of all chapters within the publication, as improving the quality of the publication as a whole will also improve the reception of their own work within it.
  5. General formatting.The page format should be A4 (210 mm × 297 mm), in the “portrait” orientation mode, and the margins of the text must be lower of 1.5 cm, upper, of 2.5 cm, right of 1.25 cm and left of 3 cm. The text of the entire manuscript, including the titles of each section and sub-title, must be typed with Times New Roman font, size 12, justified aligned. The title of each section is a first-order header and must be numbered with Arabic numerals, aligned to the left in bold. Spacings of 6 pt before and 12 pt after the text must be given. The first line of each paragraph must start with a 1-cm tabulation from the left margin with fully-justified alignment. The manuscript must be written with a minimal of 10 (ten) and a maximal of 30 (thirty) pages.
  6. Titles.Titles may be no longer than 100 characters. Subtitles, if included, may be no longer than 50 characters.

o  Note that all titles must be entered in title case. To put a title in title case, the first letter of each word should be capitalized unless that word is a preposition (position words such as “by,” “to,” or “at”), conjunction (connecting words such as “and” or “but”), or article (“a,” “an,” or “the”) fewer than four letters long. The only exceptions to this rule are that the first and last words of the title or subtitle are always capitalized, even if they are articles, prepositions, or conjunctions.

o  Titles may not be written in all capital letters (e.g., "CHAPTER TITLE" is incorrect; "Chapter Title" is correct)

  1. Abstract (Executive Summary for Casebooks).Every chapter should include an abstract of 100-150 words that provides the reader with an overview of the chapter. Please write abstracts in third person.
  2. Headings.Please format all headings to match APA 7th edition guidelines.
  3. Images.Figures may be colored or not, and must be inserted in the main body of the manuscript as close as possible from the point where they are cited in the text. They must be centralized and should not exceed the margins defined for the page. It is recommended that a minimal of 300-dpi resolution be used in digitized figures. They should be preferably saved in the JPG format. Each figure must have a caption in Arabic numerals. The caption must be centralized just below the figure itself, and separated by a single space before the corresponding text and double space after it. The format to be followed is: Figure 1 – Caption of the figure, with a final dot. In the main text, they should necessarily be mentioned or cited as in the example: “As shown by Figure 1, ...”

o  Figure Captions. All images included in the chapter manuscript are to be accompanied by captions. These captions should briefly explain the image, study, results, etc. Figures should be numbered sequentially throughout the manuscript.

o  Figure Callouts. All images included in the chapter manuscript must be called out in the body of the chapter to guide the readers to look at the figures to better present the research.

  1. Tables.All tables included in any submitted research manuscript can remain in the document.

o  Table Captions. All tables included in the chapter manuscript are to be accompanied by captions. These captions should briefly explain the study, results, etc. Tables should also be numbered sequentially throughout the manuscript.

o  Table Callouts. All tables included in the chapter manuscript must be referenced in the body of the chapter.

  1. Equations.If a symbol or equation can by typed directly into Microsoft Word, please do so. Otherwise, we require using MathType to format all equations. Authors can download a free trial version of MathType here:
  2. APA citations.All references must be written in the formats given below, which are based on American Psychological Association – APA (alphabetical order or numerical order).  They should all be cited in the text by the first author's surname of the first author of the reference, followed by “et al.”, it that is the case, and year of publication between parentheses, as in: “Reports by Smith et al. (2009) and Schmidt et al. (2012) showed that ...”. In case the citations appear after the main text, the following format is suggested: “... such results have already been discussed in the literature (Armstrong et al., 2014; Fischer et al., 2015; Williamson et al., 2013)”. In this case, note that alphabetical order by the author's surname must be observed to list these references. In the case of two authors, the reference must be cited as: “... according to Armstrong and Fischer (1995), ...”. If three or more authors are involved, cite only the first author and use “et al.”, as in the previous examples. If different reports by the same authors have been published in the same year, please use letters a, b, c... after the publication year, as in the example: “Works by Smith et al. (2005 a, b) showed that ...”. The list of references must contain only items that have been cited in the main text, and should be presented in alphabetical order according to the first author's surname. The references should be aligned to the left, with a 1-cm tabulation from the second line. The surnames and initials of all authors should be declared, separated by semicolons. Please ensure that all information in your manuscript that is taken from another source is substantiated with an in-text reference citation. The publisher will return your submission to you for correction if you do not properly format your references. For more information and examples on APA citations.

o  Self citation. Researchers may need to cite their previously published works in order to communicate an idea effectively in their present manuscript. While SAL encourages the use of self citations in these cases, it is important that a higher diversity of other citations should accompany the self citations in the manuscript.

  1. Additional Reading (book chapters only). If relevant, please provide a list of no more than 10 related references in APA style.
  2. Key Terms and Definitions (book chapters only). All book chapters must include a list of 7+ key terms and definitions following the references and additional reading lists. Definitions must be written in the chapter author’s own words. Please, include these at the end of the paper.
  3. Teaching notes.If you are writing a case study, please provide supplemental teaching notes as a separate document from your manuscript. These notes will be provided to readers interested in adopting your work as course material. 
  4. APA and SAL house style.Please be advised that due to APA and SAL house style rules, changes in regard to capitalization, the appearance of block quotes and bulleted and numbered lists, as well as the placement of images may be adjusted accordingly during the typesetting phase.


What SAL Does Not Accept

  1. Plagiarism.SAL takes concerns of plagiarism very seriously. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarized passages prior to being accepted for publication. Please ensure that all information taken from outside sources is properly cited and that all thoughts are composed in your own words. All instances of plagiarism will be immediately returned to the authors for correction and may be cause for removal of the manuscript from the publication. 
  2. LaTex.LaTex files are NOT accepted because they are not compatible with SAL’s typesetting program. As an alternative, we require that you use MathType (see the “Equations” section).
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