Guide for Authors

Instructions for Authors

Accepted types of paper

      JCS appears four times a year and publishes only original research papers contributing to the improvement of information in this area, with the following article type:

  • Original Papers – definitive reports on a full study, describing original research of high scientific level and timeliness;
  • Case Reports – shorter pieces of work and report-limited studies of the same level as described in original papers;
  • Short Historical Review, Biomedical Research Ethics, Letter to the Editor, Conference Announcement, In Memoriam, and Book Review – these sections appear in the Journal from time to time.

It is important for authors to know that our Journal accepts articles at any time, any time of the year, being labeled as an “open manuscript station“.

       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 (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) 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 & Objectives ]

MANUSCRIPT submission

All manuscripts submitted are subject to double-blind peer review. The minimum requirements for a manuscript to qualify for peer review are to be prepared strictly following the format and style of the Journal as mentioned, to be written in good English, and to be complete. The originality and quality of the manuscript are determined by at least two independent reviewers, who retain the option to ask authors to amend their texts. Manuscripts that have not fulfilled these requirements will not be accepted for publication.

General Procedures 

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

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts using the Journal’s online submission system, by email to

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 into 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.


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      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 inches). 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 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.

Conflict of interests
Each author that has a financial or personal relationship with a third party, whose interests could be positively or negatively influenced by the article’s contents, should disclose them in a handwritten and signed document.

Place acknowledgments, including information on grants received, before the references, in a separate section, and not as a footnote on the title page.

Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures’ captions are to be typed, in this order, on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Ensure that each illustration or table has a caption attached, which should comprise a brief title and a description. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum, but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full.

• Ethics and Rights

  Duplicate Publication 

    Journal of Clinical Sexology require authors to state, in their cover letter, that their paper has not already been published or been submitted to another journal.

   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 offenses 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 the manuscript submission 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.

    For submission to JCS, the corresponding author of the article must agree to transfer the copyright and assign all rights to the submitted article (and any revisions or versions of it) solely to the Journal of Clinical Sexology, to print, publish, and distribute the article in all languages and media internationally. The transfer of copyright is deemed in effect if and when the submitted article is accepted for publication. If the submitted article contains any material already protected by prior copyright, the corresponding author must deliver written permission from the copyright holder for the reproduction of the material in the article to the journal’s editorial office. 

• 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 out the form with details from above.