Cover letter

In an attached file, corresponding author is requested to provide a cover letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief indicating the institution, postal and email address, and phone number. In this letter, include a statement indicating the importance or novelty of your contribution, and the number of words in the manuscript. Also confirm that the contribution has not been sent to another journal simultaneously, and that there is no conflict of interest between the authors.

In the cover letter, authors can suggest potential referees (please discard coauthors or collaborators within the past three years) and request the exclusion of particular reviewers. Editors will maintain confidentiality regarding your requests.