Research represents the basis of science, so when you write an article you must do it responsibly. It is essential to take into consideration the effects caused by your research results and treat each stage in research seriously. The guiding principles should be: originality, the contribution brought to the field and how useful the information is.
Once you have submitted your article to JSR Journal for evaluation, please do not submit it to any other publication. Such practices bring a negative contribution to your image in the academic publications and have the potential do deny you the right to publish future articles. Take into account how difficult it is to build your image as a researcher!
How to submit the article?
You can send us the manuscript via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can use the Submit section. In this situation, an account is required, a step which is easy to accomplish. After registration (you will receive a confirmation link on your e-mail), you have to send the manuscript versions, including the one without author information.
JSR Journal wants to offer up to date, useful and easy to assimilate issues, for a wide audience and in doing this we need you to adopt a clear and brief writing style, taking into account the fact that some of the main reasons for doing research are the relaying and understanding of information.
The articles must be submitted in English (American English) and in the cases of articles written by Romanian authors, a copy in Romanian must be submitted also. Please pay special attention to your written language, with respects to grammar, semantic and fluency. The use of English language skills must be adequate, and it is preferable that the translation be done by a native or experienced English speaker. You have the option of using our services in this regard – please access our "Services And Fees" section. We can accept one article per author/co-author, per issue.
The Journal Sections
The Journal has two main sections in which the authors can publish their results: "Articles" and "Young and Future Researchers".
The ”Young and Future Researcher” section is addressed to those who desire and/or actively pursue a career in research (such as Master’s degree students). We are aware that in many instances the wording, page layout and bibliography are the main obstacles in the acceptance of the first publishing attempts, and we offer our support to future researchers in achieving our publishing standards – please access ”Our tips” and ”Our services and fees” sections.
We place a great deal of importance on manuscript structure. It must contain the following parts:
- Authors’ names, affiliation (University and department), country and e-mail address;
- Keywords and JEL classification;
- Introduction and background;
- Results and discussions, including research limits and advantages;
Form and structure
In order for the article to be accepted for publication, it must fulfill the following criteria:
- It must be original and this must be the first time it is published (we accept articles with abstracts that have been presented at conferences but have not been published in their full-text version in the conference volume);
- The content must be plagiarism-free;
- It must follow the structure requested by JSR Journal (according to the template);
- It must be written in proper American English;
- It must bring added value to the field in which the research was conducted.
The article must follow the journal editing, page layout and structure norms: 12 point Times New Roman font, with single spacing between lines of text, no spaces between paragraphs. The pages should have the following specifications: top, bottom, left and right - 3 cm. The title must be written in 14 point TNR and it must be centered, uppercase and bold. Chapter titles should be written 12 point TNR, bold, with one blank line spacing before and one after the titles. Authors' names, information about membership and contact address are written under the title, right-aligned, after leaving a blank line. The corresponding author should have this quality mentioned in brackets and his name should be underlined. The length of the article must be between 5 and 19 pages.
The abstract and keywords must be written in TNR, 11, single spacing, Italic. Please download the template available here and use it for your article, without modifying the template.
Advice for article editing
Please read the following norms carefully and use the JSR Journal template. Pay close attention to each section of your article – they are all important to your audience.
Footnotes – Please use as few footnotes as possible in your article.
Mathematical formulas (equations) – If you use mathematical formulas please assign them Arabic numerals in brackets, placed to the left, and position them on separate lines of text. Use the Equation Editor to write them (find out more here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Where-is-Equation-Editor-6eac7d71-3c74-437b-80d3-c7dea24fdf3f).
Figures and tables – When designing graphic materials, please keep in mind criteria such as their visibility at a high resolution and their clarity – for both color and black and white versions. Please do not use colors that may have a negative impact (ex: red and green in the case of color blind readers). We advise you to use predominantly white / black and to use colored fonts only where deemed to be absolutely necessary. Figures and tables must occur in sequential order; they must be assigned Arabic numerals in parentheses, ex (Fig. No. 1) when announced in text; the title must be centered above the graphic material and the source should be placed under the table/figure, centered.
The title – It should be brief. We recommend it should not exceed two lines of text. Since most readers base their decision of reading the whole article primarily on their interest in the title, we recommend you to include keywords for a better, clear understanding of the topic;
The abstract – It should contain no more than 200 words. It is one of the most important parts of the article because it summarizes the subject, results and methods employed in the research. It also is a decisive factor in ensuring that the whole article will be read. We advise you to include in here (without giving references) your research purposes, results summary and the methodology you used.
Keywords – Use the most relevant keywords for your article, in alphabetical order (6 key words) and use the corresponding JEL code/codes.
Introduction and background – The introduction must address the chosen subject and be a preamble for further research. The background information on the article should contain previous research done in the field, with references to results published by other researchers and it should clarify the terms used in the article.
Methods – This is the part that shows your personal contribution and the importance of your research in its field. Here you can include the purpose, research objectives, hypotheses, methods and types of research and software programs employed in your study.
Results and discussions, including research limits and advantages – This is the most important part of your article because it conveys the new elements you bring to your field of research in order to enrich the information published thus far. Here you can include your research results, whether your hypotheses were proven or not, future directions for research, if it is a statistically relevant research etc.
Conclusions – You should keep in mind that a large number of readers will concentrate on the conclusions in order to decide if they should read the whole article. Thus, it is advisable to allocate more than one or two paragraphs to this section of summing up the main conclusions, but in a manner that would not merely repeat the abstract.
Acknowledgement – In this section you can mention information about the people that contributed to the research but not as co-authors, information about the research grant, etc.
References – . JSR Journal prefers the Harvard Referencing Guide for both text and bibliography. For more detailed information you can access the following examples: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/assets/harvard_quick_guide_tcm44-47797.pdf