Manuscript Formatting Requirements

File format and size

Microsoft Word DOC or DOCX format. Maximum file size – 20MB. Documents should not be locked or protected


Between 7 and 20 pages, formatted according requirements. Please present and discuss your findings concisely.


Please write your text in good English. Make sure your manuscript has been spell and grammar checked prior to submission. English copyeditor can not write for you the article.


Times New Roman, 12pt, Regular. Please don’t use the font named “Symbol”, instead use the Insert → Symbol function in your word processor.





Layout and spacing

  • Paper size: A4 (21 x 29,7 cm)
  • Orientation: Portrait
  • Margins (Top, Bottom, Left, Right): 2,5 cm each
  • Text Alignment: Justifed
  • Line spacing: Single
  • Spacing Before: 6 pt
  • Spacing After: 0 pt

Do not insert header, footer, or page numbers. Do not format the text in multiple columns. Do not indent paragraphs. Blank lines should be left only if necessary. Do not use multiple spaces.





Content organization

The following documents are required, in order:

  • JHRS cover page is separate Word document consists of: (Title, Authors, Affiliations, Corresponding Address, Type of paper, key words, Conflict of interests).
  • Main Text is another Word document consists of: Title, Abstract and key words (1st page).
  • Beginning section: Introduction, aim of the article
  • Middle section: Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions.
  • Editing section: the following elements are required, in order: Acknowledgments, References, Appendix(es) if applicable.


Title should be specific, descriptive, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the field. Written in upper case, bold letters and centered. Limited to 250 characters.





Author list

All parties who made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Please write author names in the following order – first name, middle name (or initials), last name (family name, surname). Each author must have affiliation. The affiliation includes: department, faculty, university, or organizational affiliation and its location, including city, state/province (if applicable), and country. Do not list academic ranks or titles (Prof., Dr., Mr., Mrs., etc.), nor personal addresses. Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and the order of authors before the submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of original submission.



The Abstract should be structured (please see link at our web site). It should describe the main objectives of the study, explain how the study was done and summarize most important results and their significance. The abstract should not exceed 250 words or should not include citations.




The keywords list follows the abstract with the bold run-in heading “Keywords”: introducing the list. The list should be presented horizontally and should include 3-8 keywords or key phrases that reflect the content of the manuscript. The keywords or key phrases should be separated by commas. Only proper nouns and proper adjectives should be capitalized.



Headings are written in upper case, bold letters after a blank line. Sub-headings are written in sentence case, bold letters. They are numbered using Arabic numbers (1., 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1,…2., 2.1…). Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to 3 heading levels.







Tables should be located at appropriate points in the text, between paragraphs, not within them. Leave one single-spaced blank line before and after a table. All tables should have table numbers and titles and should be referred to by table number in the text. A table’s number and title should be placed above and outside the table. Tables should be constructed through the use of the Tables function in Microsoft Word and should not be embedded images or objects. They should not contain unnecessary spaces or hard returns. Indentation, if included, should be achieved by setting appropriate margins, not by adding spaces. Tables which are too long or too wide for a single page may be typed in a smaller font size or continued on the next page. Tables should follow APA criteria for creating tables (see more at our web site).






Figures which include graphs, charts, maps, drawings, and photographs, should have a material impact on the content of the article and should not be used for decorative purposes. In general, not more than 10 figures should be used in an article. Figures should be located at appropriate points in the text, between paragraphs, not within them. Leave one single-spaced blank line before and after a figure. All figures should have figure numbers and titles and should be referred to by figure number in the text. A figure’s number and title should be placed bellow and outside the figure. Figures must be high quality and should fit on one page.



Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text. Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. Keep abbreviations on the minimum.



Footnotes are not permitted. If your manuscript contains footnotes, move the information into the main text or the reference list, depending on the content.



List acknowledgments and funding sources; all abbreviations should be spelled out. Authors should obtain permission from all listed individuals, because readers may infer their endorsement of data and conclusions. Dedications are rarely allowed.


Conflict of interest

All authors must disclosed any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influenced (bias) their work.





References are listed at the end of the manuscript. Reference style – APA. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list. APA in-text citation style uses the author's last name and the year of publication, for example: (Johnson, 2018). For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: (Johnson, 2018, p. 13). Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and (vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text.




Any appendixes that are necessary follow the reference section. The heading for each appendix should include a label identifying it as an appendix and a title. If only one appendix exists, the label should be Appendix; if multiple appendixes exist, the label should include capital letters (e.g., Appendix A, Appendix B). The label and the title should be on separate lines and should be sentence case, bold, and centered.

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