Review Article Manuscript Guidelines

In a review article, authors present an in-depth summary of a subject matter of their choosing. Often, this is a compendium and summary of the state of primary research at a given time. Reviews should generally be narrow and specific in focus. JULS highly encourages authors to choose a topic with which they are informed about and acquainted.

If multiple authors are involved, the submitter(s) must sucre permission from co-authors and supervisors before submission.

  • Word count: 4500 word maximum (excluding figure captions and references)
  • Figures: Maximum of 7 figures/tables

Section Details


Give a brief background on the narrow topic of focus and highlight the significance of pursuing research in this field. The abstract can be structured or unstructured. It should not exceed 300 words.


The review should describe the significance of the topic of focus and how it fits within a broader scientific context. Adequate detailed background material summarizing the body of knowledge known about the subject and recent promising results should be targeted at an audience with a general science background. In addition, the author should raise intriguing questions based on what is currently known and suggest promising directions that should be pursued. A review is not simply a summary, but must also critically consider the scientific literature. Organization of the review into subtopics under different headings is optional, though highly recommended.


Briefly summarize the most interesting aspects of your discussion. Furthermore, mention directions of future studies and investigations.


In this section, you may acknowledge any significant individuals that helped you with your project. You should also mention any applicable grant or funding you received to support your work.

Figure Captions

For each figure, provide an explanatory caption with enough detail to make the figure comprehensible without the main text.