Manuscript Guidelines

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


General Information

Adherence to the manuscript guidelines is a critical prerequisite for the review process. Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.docx or .doc). Please use 1.5 line spacing in Arial font and continuous line numbering throughout the paper. For mathematical equations, our preferred file format is Equation Editor (Microsoft Word) or LaTeX.


Abbreviations should be defined when first mentioned. Use standard genetic nomenclature; gene symbols in italic, protein in regular font (non-italicized). Cite all references in Nature style (please consult the ‘References’ section of the Nature Formatting Guide). No files (including figures) should be embedded in the main text. For special characters not available on standard keyboards, please use MathType characters or symbols (in Microsoft Word).


Please attach the article’s figures and graphics in a separate document. In addition, please also place the figure legends into a separate document. Therefore, a standard submission should consist of three separate Microsoft Word files – the manuscript (main text), the figures, and the figure legends. Please include a supplementary information file in addition to this if required.


We accept figures in EPS/PDF/TIFF/JPEG file formats, but PDF or original Adobe Illustrator files are preferred. 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 the figures using software must be reported. The JULS reserves the right to request original data if evidence of inappropriate manipulation is detected.


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


Please review the additional specific requirements for Primary Research and Literature Review manuscripts.