To reduce delays, authors should follow the journals standard and format at every step of processing. The articles submitted should contain an abstract or summary of about 300 words apart from the main text. The summary should brief about the purpose of the study, methodology adopted and crisp highlights of the major findings.
Jacobs accepts submissions such as research articles, review articles, abstracts, book reviews, short communications, letters to the editor, conference proceedings, case-reports, clinical images, corrections, discussions, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses.
A research article should include:
Cover letter: The articles must always be accompanied by a cover letter, stating the type of the article and that the article submitted is neither published nor is under consideration by any other journal. It should also have a statement of the main point of the article. Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of five potential referees can be mentioned.
Title: The word limit of the title should not exceed 15 words. Title should be a proper description and relevant to the work provided. Font has to be set to Times New Roman Bold, Title case along with author names with corresponding author marked.
Abstract: Abstract should describe the main objectives of the study. It should be able to list out all the work briefly. Significance and the results of the study need to be precised briefly. Abstract ‘word limit’ should be limited to 300 words. Abstracts should be free of citations.
Keywords: The major keywords used in the study need to be mentioned. Keywords limit is not more than 7-10 words.
Abbreviations: If any abbreviations are used in the study, their first usage has to be mentioned in full form along with the usage abbreviation in brackets. If there are too many abbreviations they have to be mentioned below the keywords.
Introduction: Introduction should be able to provide the background of the study. It should also provide comprehensive insight on the purpose of the study and its significance. Introduction needs to be descriptive and citations need to be provided.
Materials and Methods: Particular details and/or practices for new approaches have to be mentioned. For the used protocols the proper citations have to be mentioned. Results have to be unique and not copied from any other sources. This section should present enough detail to permit researchers to fully replicate your study. We recommend authors to put forward detailed protocols for less well-established methods.
Results and Discussion: This section might be further divided in subdivisions. Results and discussions must be providing the results. Illustrate the results of the experiments, the interpretation of these results, and the conclusions.
Conclusion: Authors should elucidate how the results communicate to the theory presented as the basis of the study and provide a concise explanation of the allegation of the findings.
Figures and Figure Legends: Submission of Figures must be only in high-resolution TIFF, and JPEG formats. If you have designed images with separate components on different layers, kindly submit us the Photoshop files. Use Arabic numerals to classify figures and upper-case letters for their parts and should be in parentheses (Figure 1). Figures legends should be in numerical order on a separate document. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the body.
Tables: We strongly support authors to submit tables in .doc format. Each and every table should be in a separate page and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the body. Cells can be copied from an Excel sheet and pasted into a word document, should not embed the Excel files as objects.
Note: PDF format of the article should be requested to submit in a doc format, in order to help in the completion of procedure successfully.
Equations (OR) Formulae: Please use Math type for equations.
Supplementary Material: Figures/Summary diagram included as part of the Supplementary Information (if any). All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information.
Acknowledgement: Authors need to provide the funding details and the grant numbers if any. They might acknowledge their supported work.
Jacobs Publishers use Vancouver referencing style. Authors should provide at least one online link in the references as following (preferably PubMed). Correct formatting of the references is important. Please use the following method for the reference list.
Reference Format: Author(s) Last name. Article title. Journal Name (Journal Short Name as in PubMed) Published year; Volume number: Page numbers.
Example: Smith Y (Ed): Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996; Baltimore. Stoneham: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1996.
Example: Kohavi R: Wrappers for performance enhancement and oblivious decision graphs. PhD thesis. Stanford University, Computer Science Department; 1995.
Example: Ponder B, Johnston S, Chodosh L. Innovative oncology. In Breast Cancer Res 1998, 10:1-72.
A journal has a set of process in publishing a manuscript. It involves, Editor assessment and decision making, proof reading, peer review, online publishing with high quality PDF and HTML and Indexing.
Copyright aims to protect the specific description or content of a research and results of the article. Jacobs is committed to protect and defend the work and reputation of the authors and takes very seriously allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethical disputes and fraud. If an author becomes aware of a potential plagiarism, fraud or infringement, we recommend to contact us immediately.