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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Author required to follow and pass two steps:

Manuscript Preparation: 

The manuscript needs to be prepared electronically in a Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF formats. The format and instruction are shown below for each main section of the manuscript. Moreover, the Author can download the instruction from the following link.

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The manuscript should be original, high standard, and should not have been published or submitted for publication in any other Journals. The text should include an abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and references. The text must not exceed 16 pages.

Manuscript content:

  • Content Text

The content text must be Normal, 10 pt., Times New Roman, at least 12 lines spaced, and justified. Each paragraph should be spaced after 6 pt. The first line of the paragraphs should not be indented.

  • Footnotes

Footnotes should not be used.

  • Page Margins

The paper size should be A-4 size and page margins must be 2.5 cm top and bottom, 3 cm left and 2 cm right.

  • Titles

The paper title must be capitalized, centered, 20 pt., and spaced after 6 pt. Main titles and the abstract title should be justified 9 pt., bold, spaced before 12 pt., and after 6 pt.. Principle subtitles must be written in 10 pt, bold, aligned left.

  • Author(s) and affiliations

The name(s) of the author(s) should be written only on the first page, capitalized, 8 pt, normal, centered, and spaced after 18 pt. Use superscript lowercase letters to indicate different affiliations, which should be as detailed as possible and must include department, faculty/college, University, city, and country.

  • Corresponding author

Should be indicated with an asterisk.

  • Abstract

Abstract body should be 10 pt., italic, justified and single-spaced. The abstract must not exceed 300 words. (4-6) keywords must be provided at the end of the abstract. The keywords title must be capitalized, 10 pt., aligned left, bold and Italic. The keywords should be written in 10 pt., Italic, and their initials should be capitalized. Paragraphs in the abstract should be spaced after 6.

  • Figures and Tables

Except for tables, all the graphs, maps and photographs must be named as figures. Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals. The tables and figures must not exceed the page margins and must be on one page. All Table outline border should be (1 ½ pt.), inside border should be (½ pt.); table details should be Arial font and written with 8 pt., the figure and table names must be written with 8 pt. style. Names must be written in the middle on top for the tables with space 4 after and for the diagrams/figures, underneath on the bottom with space 4 before and 12 after. If the figure and table names have to be more than one line, the line spacing should be single-spaced, and the terms of “Figures” and “Tables” must be bold.

  • Bullets and Numbering

Bullets and numbers should be indented 1 cm from the left margin and hanging indent should be 0.5 cm. Each line of bullets and numbers should be single spaced.

  • References

References should follow the APA style.

After acceptance

Upon acceptance of the article, the Author will receive an email regarding acceptance. Once the step has been completed, the article will be processed (allocating Digital Object Identifier (DOI)) and Author will receive the proofs. Meanwhile, JLBSR makes manuscripts available online as soon as possible (in PDF format).

Confidentiality of the manuscripts

All manuscripts under the submission or review process will be treated confidentiality.  It is the responsibility of the Editorial Board and Reviewers to maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts under review or until they are published. The Editors and reviewers will disclose and avoid any conflict of interest.

It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the manuscript publication has been approved by all co-authors. Also, the corresponding author is responsible to confirm that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and not under consideration by another journal.

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