Preparing Manuscript

This section provides general style and formatting information to help you deliver a final manuscript in good shape so that it can move smoothly into production.


How to achieve a high-quality journal article 

There are some basic criteria to determine whether your article is of good quality. Writing an effective article is important but here are more qualities to consider: 

  • Is your article suitable for the journal? Check its aims and scope to make sure.
  • Does your manuscript meet the Author Guidelines in the instructions for authors, such as word count, language clarity, and format?
  • Would your manuscript meet international standards of scholarly English, free of grammatical, spelling, and other common language errors?
  • Your manuscript structure and technical inputs such as figures and charts comply with journal's specific requirements. 
  • Authors’ work is properly cited in your manuscript to avoied accidental plagiarism.


Preparing your manuscript

The information below details the section headings that you should include in your manuscript and what information should be within each section.

Please note that your manuscript must include a 'Declarations' section including all of the subheadings (please see below for more information).

Title.Titles must fit on two lines in print (75 characters including spaces) and should avoid technical terms, abbreviations and active verbs.

Abstract: The Abstract should not exceed 350 words. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. The abstract must address:  Background: the context and purpose of the study, Methods: how the study was performed and statistical tests used, Results: the main findings, and Conclusions: brief summary and potential implications

Keywords: Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.

Background (Introduction): The Background section should explain the background to the study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature and why this study was necessary or its contribution to the field.

Method: The methods section should include: the aim, design and setting of the study, the characteristics of participants or description of materials, a clear description of all processes, interventions and comparisons. 

Results: This should include the findings of the study including, if appropriate, results of statistical analysis which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures.

Discussion: This section should discuss the implications of the findings in context of existing research and highlight limitations of the study.

Conclusion: This should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study reported.

You may use the manuscript template (refer below) should you wish to use one. Although the templates will allow you to estimate the total number of pages if typed in single line spacing, it is not essential that you use one, since all accepted articles will, as stated above, be correctly formatted for publication by IJSRI publishing

Please click on the link below and 'Save As' the Word document onto your local computer.

IJSRI Manuscript Template