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Guidelines for Preparing Manuscripts
Manuscripts to JPSS should be formatted for standard paper (A4), with 1 inch margins on all sides. Type your manuscript as a Word document, using Times New Roman, font size 12 dpi, double spacing. This applies to the abstract, main text, quotations and references.
Length of the manuscript should not exceed 8,000 words (about 25 pages). Avoid using footnotes, endnotes or appendices unless absolutely necessary.
For detailed guidelines, please see Guidelines for Preparing Manuscripts on the Menu Bar.
The cover page should be separated from other parts of the manuscript and should contain only the paper’s title and name(s) of author(s) with affiliation(s) in the center of the page. The title should be short and concise, reflecting the main theme of the article. Do not capitalize, bold, underline or put the title in quotation marks. Write the author’s name as you would normally do, i.e. beginning with the first name, followed by middle name or middle initial (if any) and last names. List the author’s main affiliation and its country location in the line under the name. The corresponding author is indicated by including his or her e-mail address on the following line; usually this is the first author. Do not list author(s)’ academic degree (e.g. Ph.D.) or position (e.g., Professor, Associate Professor, Dean).
Acknowledgements, if any, should be placed at the bottom of the cover page.
Somewhere on the lower part of the cover page, put a statement of the author’s report about the manuscript as given below:
This article is not simultaneously submitted to any other journal for review and/or publication.
Example of Cover Page:
Put your abstract on a separate page by itself. On the first line, enter the title of your paper at the center of this page. Below the title, center the word “Abstract” (no bold, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks). Do not give the author(s)’ name on this page.
Beginning with the next line, write a concise summary of the key points of your article. Your abstract should, at a minimum, contain research questions, materials and methods, data analysis, results, and conclusions. Implications of your research and future work that you see connected with your findings may also be included. Your abstract should be about 200 words long.
At the end of the abstract and on a new line, enter the word Keywords: (italicized) and a list of up to five keywords from your paper.
Main body of the article
Format the article with page numbers at the bottom of the page, starting with page 1 on the first page of the article (after title page and abstract).
Tables and figures type.
All tables and figures should be prepared in a standard, easy-to-understand format. Avoid tables and figures that are too large or too small. Limit the number of tables and figures in a manuscript. Words and numbers in tables and figures should be clearly legible. Captions should be concise and easy to understand for a general audience. For clarity in print, tables and figures must be prepared in black and white only, and not in color.
All tables and figures should be numbered with capitalized first letter of the word and followed by a colon, then caption. The word table and figure must be in bold type.
Note that the word “Figure” is used for all graphic information, diagram, or pictures; do not use “graph” for these. Sources of data in tables/figures, where necessary, should be placed below them in parentheses and included in the reference list.