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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript preparation

The manuscript should be submitted using JLSS template preserving the original typesetting. The whole manuscript should be submitted in one file. Corresponding author must provide his/her ORCID number (, and /or Thomson-Reuters’ Researcher ID (

Title page

The title page should contain a clear, concise and informative title of the article followed by the names and affiliations of the authors. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution, city, and country and should be typed as a footnote to the author’s name. The Corresponding Author must indicate his her complete mailing address, office/cellular phone number, fax number, and email address at the lower left of the Title Page.

Article Structure


The abstract should not be more than 250 words and should provide ‘brief details’ about the background of the topic, Objectives of study, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions. The abstract should not be structured, it should be a single paragraph without subheadings. Abstract must be followed by no more than four to six keywords.


This should be brief and indicates the essential background information and the aim of the study The introduction should clearly state the hypothesis or purpose statement, how and why the purpose or hypothesis was developed and why the author deems it important.

Materials and Methods

A concise but complete information about the materials and the analytical, statistical and experimental procedures used should be given. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented. The use of subheadings to divide the text is encouraged. Primary headings should be in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS. Secondary or subheadings should be in Bold and Italic sentence case. Third level subheadings should be in Italicized sentence case. In the case of animal/human experiments or clinical trials, authors must give the details of the ethical approval.

Results and Discussion

Data acquired from the research with the appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section.  Data given in a table must not be repeated in a figure or vice versa. Tables and Figures should be self-explanatory and presented with a high quality. t is not acceptable to extensively repeat the numerals from tables into text and give lengthy and unnecessary explanations of the Tables and Figures. The discussion should relate the results to the current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.


References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript with square bracket after the punctuation marks. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text.

The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as newspaper items please refer to ICMJE Guidelines ( or

JLSS Forms:

LJSS Template

Review Article

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