Guide for Authors

Instructions for Authors

Accepted types of paper

      JCS publishes original research papers contributing to the improvement of information in this area.

       Each and every Journal edition remains open to new contributions, meaning that there is no imposed or specific set of themes for a particular Journal number. More precisely, the Journal is issued in a standard, IMRAD form – with the scientific value of its encompassed articles being validated by the significance and applicability asserted within the published editorials. To see more go to [ Aims & Scope ]


      Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).


      Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. The main text is required in a DOC file (Word 97-2000) with the tables included. The figures are required to be inserted with captions at the end of the manuscript (JPEG/TIFF) with high resolution. The submitted paper will be transformed in a PDF in order to be reviewed. 

      When submitting the manuscript, is mandatory to include, on the first page, a cover letter to the editor. The cover letter must state that:

      – all the authors approved that the paper be submitted to JCS;

      – the article is original and is the work of the authors;

      – the novelty or the significance of results. 

      All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, will be done by e-mail.

      PREPARATION of manuscript

      *.DOC file for the manuscript is required. This should have the tables included, and the figures must be inserted with captions, after the References, on separate pages. 

      JCS Standard Page is B5 (ISO): 176 x 250 mm (6.929 x 9.843 inch), margins of 2 cm (0.8 inch). Use paragraph spacing of 1.5 lines. 

      Please use as fonts only: Times New Roman or Arial. 

      The first page must be the cover letter (presented above in the Submission paragraph).

     Article structure

      Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

      The order is- Title, Authors, Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Experimental (Materials and Methods), Results and Discussions, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Appendices and Funding Body. 

      All text should be font size 10.


      Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. 

      Font: all caps bold, size 12. 


      Please write full names; the family name will be written in CAPS. 

      One Author must be clearly indicated as the corresponding author (* as a footnote on the first page) and it is compulsory to indicate e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers with country and area code. 

      Font size 10.


      Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript number immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

      Font size 8.


      A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and the major conclusions. Use no more than 200 words. 

      The Abstract title: font bold italic, size 8; the abstract text – font italic, size 8.


      Provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoid general and plural terms and use only abbreviations firmly established in the field. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

      The Keywords title: font bold italic, size 8; the keywords – font italic, size 8.


      State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background.

      Experimental (or Materials and Methods)

      The experimental methods should be described after the introductory material. Detailed experimental descriptions should be restricted to one section of the paper. Sufficient detail should be given to allow any experienced worker to implement the procedures described. Procedural steps should not be numbered.

      Results and Discussions

      Results should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


      This should include key findings of the research, quantitative analytical performance figures (if appropriate) and their significance to real sample matrices.

• Ethics and Rights

  Duplicate Publication 

      It is unethical for authors to submit multiple similar manuscripts for publication at a time. It is also unethical for authors to submit a manuscript that has already been published or is in the process of review elsewhere.

   Reproducibility, Plagiarism and Falsification 

      Authors must report their work accurately and precisely in order to be reproduced by other researchers independently. Plagiarism and falsification in any parts of the submitted paper are serious offences to the scientific community and must strictly be avoided.


      The co-authors should be limited to those who have sufficiently contributed to the content of the work in a responsible and accountable manner. The corresponding author must confirm that submission of the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors.


      JCS is an open-access journal. All content is freely available without charge to any user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The only requirement is that the work or the author be referred to in your research as a  bibliographic source.

      As an author, you retain rights for a large number of author uses. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from Editor. These include: 

– the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to full texts of the articles; 

– the right to present the journal article at a meeting or conference; 

– the right to include the journal article, in full or in part, in a thesis or dissertation; 

– patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the journal article;

– the right to use the journal article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of works of the author; 

– the right to prepare other derivative works, to extend the journal article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.

• Submission

Before submitting a manuscript please read carefully the Instructions for Authors. 

While submitting, you warrant the following: 

    (a) The material submitted to JCS nor the modified form has been published before. 

    (b) The manuscript is not in the process of review in any other journal. 

    (c) A paper accepted for publication will not be published elsewhere (wholly or partly), without the written permission of JCS. 

    (d) Submission of the manuscript has been approved by all authors.

Remember when submitting the manuscript, is mandatory to include, on the first page, a cover letter to the editor. The cover letter must state that:

      – all the authors approved that the paper be submitted to JCS ;

      – the article is original and is the work of the authors;

      – the novelty or the significance of results.

Electronic submission system 

Name your manuscript with the name of the first author (e.g. Smith.doc) Do not exceed 20MB!

Please send the file to email after filling the form with details from above.