Formatting Guidelines

A research article manuscript template can be downloaded from here. We recommend that all manuscripts should follow the structure below: Title and Authorship Information The following information should be included:

  • Manuscript title
  • Full author names
  • Full institutional mailing addresses
  • Email addresses



The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained, citation-free, and should not exceed 500 words.


This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.

Materials and Methods

The methods section should provide enough detail for others to be able to replicate the study. If you have more than one method, use subsections with relevant headings, e.g. different models, in vitro and in vivo studies, statistics, materials and reagents, etc.

JISCOM have no space restriction on methods. Detailed descriptions of the methods (including protocols or project descriptions) and algorithms may also be uploaded as supplementary information or a previous publication that gives more details may be cited. If the method from a previous article is used then this article must be cited and discussed. If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, the license this is available under and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, the authors are responsible for checking the license and obtaining any necessary permission. If permission was required, a statement confirming permission was granted should be included in the Materials and Methods section.

Results and Discussion

This section may be divided into subsections or may be combined.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the article, highlighting its importance and relevance.

Data Availability

This statement should describe how readers can access the data supporting the conclusions of the study and clearly outline the reasons why unavailable data cannot be released.


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the manuscript before the references. Anyone who made a contribution to the research or manuscript, but who is not a listed author, should be acknowledged (with their permission).


Authors must follow the MLA style for citing the references within the text and for writing references.

Figures and Tables

Authors should include all figures and tables in the manuscript and cite them in the text.

Supplementary materials

Supplementary materials are the additional parts to a manuscript, such as audio files, video clips, or datasets that might be of interest to readers. A section titled “Supplementary Material” should be included before the references list with a concise description for each supplementary material file. Authors are responsible for providing the final supplementary materials files that will be published along with the article.

Conflict of Interest

Authors should provide a conflict of interest statement at the time of submission of manuscript to the Journal.