Author Guidelines

International Scientific and Vocational Studies Journal

Guide for Authors

1.         Introduction

Introduce your study in here, and put a nomenclature if it is necessary, in a box with the same font size as the rest of the paper. Paragraph indentation for the first line should be 0.5 cm. The section headings are arranged by numbers, bold and 12 pt., subheadings are bold and 10 pt. and then text should be Times New Roman or Arial font and with 10 font sizes. Here follow further instructions for authors.

1.1.          Structure

Files must be in MS Word only and should be formatted for direct printing, using the camera-ready copy (CRC) MS Word provided. Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately.

Please make sure that you use as much as possible normal fonts in your documents. Special fonts, such as fonts used in the Far East (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc.) may cause problems during processing. To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the ‘spellchecker’ function of MS Word. Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (Introduction, Material and methods, Results etc. and including figures and tables), Acknowledgements, References, Appendix. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article and do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

Please do not alter the formatting and style layouts which have been set up in this template document. As indicated in the template, papers should be prepared in single column format suitable for direct printing onto paper with trim size 192 x 262 mm. Do not number pages on the front, as page numbers will be added separately for the preprints and the Proceedings. Leave a line clear between paragraphs. All the required style templates are provided in the file “ISVOS Template” with the appropriate name supplied.

1.2.          Construction of References

References must be listed at the end of the paper. Do not begin them on a new page unless this is absolutely necessary. Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa.

References should be IEEE or APA 6th Edition style. Authors should be use IEEE style for technical disciplines (e.g. engineering). For the other disciplines (e.g. educational sciences), authors should be use APA 6th Edition style. If authors write their references in IEEE format, they should show citations in the text as [1] or [1, 2] or [1-4]. If authors write their references in APA 6th Edition format, the references in the text are Clark et al. (1962) or Deal and Grove (2009) or Fachinger (2006).

Some examples of how your references should be listed are given at the end of this template in the ‘References’ section, which will allow you to assemble your reference list according to the correct format and font size.

1.3.          Section Headings

Section headings should be written in bold. The first letter of all the words in the section headings should be written in big and the others are small. The font type should be Times New Roman. The font size should be 12 punto. Section headings must be numbered such as 1., 2., and so on. 1.5 lines gap should be left in between headings and paragraphs.

Subsection headings should be written in bold. The first letter of all the words in the subsection headings should be written in big and the others are small. The font type should be Times New Roman. The font size should be 10 punto. Subsection headings must be numbered such as 1.1., 1.2., and so on. 1.5 lines gap should be left in between headings and paragraphs.

Unless the mandatory, the first section heading name should be Introduction. Up to two list levels must be used for numbering of headings.

1.4.          General Guidelines for the Preparation of Your Text

Avoid hyphenation at the end of a line. Symbols denoting vectors and matrices should be indicated in bold type. Scalar variable names should normally be expressed using italics. Weights and measures should be expressed in SI units. All non-standard abbreviations or symbols must be defined when first mentioned, or a glossary provided.

1.5.          File Naming and Delivery

Please title your files in this order “ISVOS - Title - Authors’ last name”. Submit both the source file and the PDF file to the Editor

1.6.          Footnotes

Footnotes should be avoided if possible. Necessary footnotes should be denoted in the text by consecutive superscript numbers[ The footnotes should be typed single spaced, and in smaller type size (8 pt.), at the foot of the page in which they are mentioned, and separated from the main text by a one-line space extending at the foot of the column. The Els-footnote style is available in the MS Word for the text of the footnote.

Please do not change the margins of the template as this can result in the footnote falling outside printing range.

2.         Figures

All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, …). Every figure should have a caption. All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. In MS Word input the figures must be properly coded. Preferred format of figures is PNG, JPEG, GIF etc. Figures should be clearly defined in the relevant sections of the text. Figures should be placed at the top or bottom of a page wherever possible, as close as possible to the first reference to them in the paper. Please ensure that all the figures are of 300 DPI resolutions as this will facilitate good output.

Figure text should be under the figures. The font should be Times New Roman and should be placed centered on the page. The figure text should be written in bold and text size should be 9 punto. If two images fit next to each other, these may be placed next to each other to save space. .

3.         Tables

All tables should be numbered. Every table should have a caption. Headings should be placed above and middle of tables. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediate. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. 

4.         Equations

Equations and formulae should be typed in Mathtype, and numbered consecutively with numbers in parentheses on the right-hand side of the page (if referred to explicitly in the text).

If author does not use Mathtype, they should use invisible table for the equations. Table is must be inclueded two columns and one row. The table should be placed to cover the page. The second column should be 0.5 cm wide. The equation number should be written in the second column. The equation should be written in the first column. The table used for the equation must not be given a name.


Acknowledgements and Reference heading should be left justified, bold, with the first letter capitalized but have no numbers. Text below continues as normal.

Appendix A. - An Example Appendix

The authors who write the appendix must put this section before the references. The required rules for the headings is given above. Headings should continue such as A, B, C, so on. The text of this section should continue normally.

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