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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 Open Office, 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

Manuscripts must be written in English

The types of manuscripts that will be accepted for publication in JFST are Reviews, Research Reports (full papers), Research Notes and Letters-to-the-Editor.

A Research Report should be a short paper describing an original research study. The manuscript should be arranged in the order: Abstract, Keyword, Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion and References.

A paper that follows the format of Research Report but is less than four typewritten pages, or is obviously preliminary results, may be published as a Research Note. A Research Note should be a brief note, it should contain: previous work and present work. A letters-to-the-Editor is a letter or discussion of a controversial issue can be submitted for publication.

The abstract should present a summary of the problem, scientific method, major findings and conclusions, in no more than 250 words. Authors are requested to assign 3-6 keywords to the manuscript. These keywords should be typed at the end of the Abstract. Each Keyword should start with a capital letter and be separated from each other by a semi-colon.

Manuscript should not exceed 20 (A4) pages including Figures and Tables, produced using Microsoft word with Times New Roman font 12. They should be typewritten in double spaced on one side of A4 paper, with margins at least 2.5 cm.

References should be referred to by name and year (Harvard system) chronologically, at the end of the paper.

Tables should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text. Tables must have brief, self-explanatory titles.  All illustrations, including maps and Figures should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text.


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