The Editor In-Chief,

Journal Name-

Dear Sir/Mam
Sub: Submission of Manuscript with Copyright Agreement (submit by e-mail only)
Topic Entitled:

I certify that I have participated sufficiently in the conception and design of this work and the analysis of the data (wherever applicable), as well as the writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it. I believe the manuscript represents valid work. I have reviewed the final version of the manuscript and approve it for publication. Neither the manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my authorship been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere till your further update. Furthermore, I attest that I shall produce the data upon which the manuscript is based for examination by the editors or their assignees, if requested.

Kindly find it suitable to publish in your esteemed journal.

Thanking you,


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