Manuscript Guidelines

Manuscript guidelines for the JULS 2019-2020 term continue to be updated. Please check this page for new changes.


Please read through the following information carefully to review necessary guidelines. JULS reserves the right to reject any submission during the review process if not found in compliance with the submission requirements.


General information

Adherence to manuscript requirements is critical for submission acceptance. Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.docx or .doc). Use 1.5 line spacing in Times New Roman and continuous line numbering throughout the paper. For mathematical equations, our preferred file format is MathType or Equation Editor (Microsoft Word). At the current time, we do not accept LaTeX files.


Define abbreviations at first mention. Use standard genetic nomenclature; gene symbols in italic, protein in roman. Cite all references in Nature style. No files (including figures) should be embedded into the text. For special characters not available on standard keyboard, please use MathType characters. Do not embed images – separate any figures/graphics and upload into a separate document. Please also separate figure legends into a separate document. Hence, a standard submission should consist of three separate word files – the manuscript, the figures, and the figure legends.


We accept figures in EPS/PDF/TIFF/JPEG file formats. Arial font must be used throughout figure preparation. Please supply all files in RGB mode with a maximum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. For Adobe files, please save text/font information as “text” and not “curves”. Any alterations made to figures using software must be reported. JULS reserves the right to request original data if evidence of inappropriate manipulation is detected.


JULS will consider (and encourages the use of) papers previously submitted to preprint servers, including arXiv, bioRxiv, BioRN, ChemRxiv, of ChemRN. However, papers must be submitted in conformation with the formatting guidelines as described.


The following article types have additional specific requirements which must be reviewed:


Primary Research

Literature Review