Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines for NTCEP are not as strict as many publishing houses. The answer is simple. We’re not looking for articles or post that lack timing. We want timely well-written pieces.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Submitting my Article
  • Copyright and Permissions

Submitting my Article

1.    How do I submit my paper?
To submit your article, go to the Submit Post page and complete the form. All long-form (greater than 2500 words) require attachment of article. See specific form length notes below for further details.

2.    How do I contact the Editor of the journal to which I would like to submit my article?
Use the Contact Us form on the website. An editor will be assigned to submitted articles and will contact you directly.

3.    How do I find guidelines or instructions for authors for my specific article type?
See further below on this page.

4.    What types of articles will NTCEP accept?  
We will accept Calls to Action!, short form or long form articles. See each section for further details.

5.    What electronic file types can I use to submit my article?
Word files of any file extension, Open Office, Mac Office file extensions, tiff, jpeg, MP3, MP4, Quick Time, Real Time, WMV video files.

6.    What are the requirements for illustrations, photos, and other artwork included in my article?
See below in each form section for specific details. 

7.    When will I know if my article has been accepted? What happens next?  
An editor from NTCEP will contact you prior to publication with any questions or notification of impending publication with a date.

8.    How do I obtain permission to publish VEEP, inc or NTCEP original material in my article?

Contact Us page and we will respond to your idea.

9.    How do I obtain permission to publish other author’s material in my article?

You must contact the author directly.

10.    Where can I find more information about the terms of the Contributor’s Publishing Agreement Form?

Contact Us page and we will respond to your idea.

11.    How may I post and distribute my article?

Contact Us page and we will respond to your inquiry.

12.    What can I do to increase the readership of my article online?

Social media is a great tool, word of mouth, tell the world you’re published and where to find the article.

13.    What is VEEP, inc, and NTCEP policy on correcting the online version of the article?

Contact Us page and we will respond to your inquiry with a review of the article and reason for correction. We reserve the right to remove an article without notification of the author.

 Copyright and Permissions

1.    Can I post my article on the Internet?

Yes. With proper notification to NTCEP and inclusion of the Creative Commons License.

2.    Why does VEEP, inc and NTCEP require a signed  Contributor’s Publishing Agreement?

We view long form articles as deeper research and therefore we look to protect ourselves and you from any issues with your work.

3.    Can you provide me with a PDF file of my article?

Yes. Contact your assigned editor to make it happen.

 Submission Specific Guidelines

Long form submission (>2500 words)

NTCEP looks for quality written material. Put your best effort forth and we will post your article. We do have a few rules before you submit your article, first review your title, keywords and abstract. These elements are key to ensuring that readers will be able to find your article through online search engines. We will place tags on your articles to conform to our site standards and cataloging but the more you provide the better chance for greater readership.

We require the article in a form of Title, keywords, abstract (maximum 150 words), main article body. All work must be properly cited in APA in text form. Purdue OWL.

Repeat key phrases in the abstract while writing naturally

Search engines scan the abstract page of your article.  Your abstract is not only the sales pitch that tempts the researcher into reading your article, it’s also the information that gives a search engine all the data it needs to be able to find your article and rank it in the search results page.

Try to repeat the key descriptive phrases. Try to imagine the phrases a researcher might search for if your paper would be of interest to them. Don’t overdo it, 3 or 4 times maximum is all that’s needed.

Get the title right

Ensure the main key phrase for your topic is in your article title. Make sure your title is descriptive, unambiguous, accurate and reads well. Remember people search on key phrases not just single words eg ‘women’s health’ not ‘health’. We will help with this element but you know best the point and key phrase.

Choose your keywords carefully

Include your main 3 or 4 key phrases and add in at least 3 or 4 additional keywords. Where more than one phrase (or abbreviation) is often used to describe the same thing, include both/all variants.

The better you write your abstract, the better chance you are giving your article to appear high up in the search results rankings. This is vitally important as researchers will rarely investigate beyond the first page from Google. Remember your article may only appear on the front page for a short time but the article remains active in our research tabs.

One simple thing you can do to improve your article’s visibility and ensure proper indexing and cross-linking is to provide full names for all authors. Give proper credit and a greater chance for your article to be found.

Editorial policies

Peer review policy

Please note that as part of the submission process you may be asked to provide the names of a number of peers who could be called upon to review your article. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

  • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
  • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
  • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted


All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

Formatting your article
When formatting your references, please use APA reference style.

Shortform Article (<2500 words)

Articles less than 2500 words do not require the same level of detail as long form. We require Title, tags, and main body of the article. An editor will be assigned to your post and will contact you with questions or concerns and a final run date.

Submitting your article
To submit your article, visit our Submit Post page and fill in the blanks. No attachment is required unless media such as images, videos or sound are required in the post.


Feel free to email us through our Contact Us page.

Get the title right

Ensure the main key phrase for your topic is in your article title. Make sure your title is descriptive, unambiguous, accurate and reads well. Remember people search on key phrases not just single words eg ‘women’s health’ not ‘health’. We will help with this element but you know best the point and key phrase.

Choose your keywords carefully

Include your main 3 or 4 key phrases and add in at least 3 or 4 additional keywords. Where more than one phrase (or abbreviation) is often used to describe the same thing, include both/all variants.

Call to Action! Submission Guidelines

We require a Call to Action! piece not be press releases. We are looking for your passion and interest in the subject matter. The post must be greater than 150 words and attribution of authors be given. As these are not meant to be heavily researched pieces we are happy to accept through the Call to Action! form.

Overall Publishing Policies

Publication ethics
VEEP, inc, and NTCEP are committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and note that we hold our ethical standards very high and expect potential authors to follow suit.


VEEP, inc and NTCEP take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or correction; retracting the article; referring to the aggrieved parties; and/or taking appropriate legal action.

Previous distribution and/or publication
The author should disclose any prior distribution and/or publication of any portion of the material to the Editor and ensure that appropriate attribution to the prior distribution and/or publication of the material is included.

Contributor’s publishing agreement
Before publication, VEEP, inc and NTCEP may require the author as the rights holder to sign a Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. VEEP, inc and NTCEP’s Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive license agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants VEEP, inc. and NTCEP the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright.

Open Access contributor’s publishing agreement
VEEP, inc and NTCEP open access journals all publish articles under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author’s request. For more information please contact us.


Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section of this page.

General Submission Guidelines

Preparing your article

Artwork guidelines
Illustrations, pictures and graphs, should be supplied with the highest quality and in an electronic format that helps us to publish your article in the best way possible. Please follow the guidelines below to enable us to prepare your artwork for the printed issue as well as the online version.

  • Format: TIFF, JPEG: Common format for pictures (containing no text or graphs).
    EPS: Preferred format for graphs and line art (retains quality when enlarging/zooming in).
  • Placement: Figures/charts and tables created in MS Word should be included in the main text rather than at the end of the document.
    Figures and other files created outside Word (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, JPG, TIFF, EPS, and PDF) should be submitted separately. Please add a placeholder note in the running text (i.e. “[insert Figure 1.]”)
  • Resolution: Rasterized based files (i.e. with .tiff or .jpeg extension) require a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Line art should be supplied with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi.
  • Fonts: The lettering used in the artwork should not vary too much in size and type (usually sans serif font as a default).

English language editing services
All articles must be submitted in English. A native speaker version may also be included in the submission for possible publication.

Submitting your article

How to submit your article

Use our Submit Post page.

Video abstracts
We do accept video submission. Please contact us to find out how.

On acceptance and publication

A VEEP, inc or NTCEP editor will be assigned to your article upon submission and be in contact with you throughout the process.

Access to your published article
NTCEP provides authors with online access to their final article.

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