Style and formatting specifications for JMN papers
Title should be concise and be a statement of the main result or conclusion presented in the manuscript. Abbreviations should be avoided within the title.
First Author,1 Second Author,2 Third Author,3 Fourth Author1,4,*
1University Name, Faculty Group, Department, Street Address, City, Country, Postal Code
2Company Name, Street Address, City, Country, Postal Code
3University Name, Faculty Group, Department, Street Address, City, Country, Postal Code
4Company Name, Street Address, City, Country, Postal Code
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Submitted: 1 December 2022 Revised: 1 January 2023 Accepted: 1 January 2023 Published: 1 January 2023
This document shows the required format and appearance of a manuscript prepared for the Journal of Multiscale Neuroscience. The abstract should be a summary of the paper and not an introduction. It must describe the aim and the conclusions but not the methods used. It should not use abbreviations since abstract is used in abstracting and indexing databases. It should be self-contained (i.e., no numerical references) and concise, presenting the objectives concisely, results obtained, and their significance.
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This document shows the suggested format and appearance of a manuscript prepared for the Journal of Multiscale Neuroscience (JMN). Accepted papers will be professionally typeset. This template is intended to be a tool to improve manuscript clarity for the reviewers. The final layout of the typeset paper will not match this template layout. (Font is 11 point Times New Roman, single space)
Authors are strongly encouraged to follow the principles of good technical writing. The editors may edit manuscripts that do not meet acceptable English standards or lack clarity.
3. Main body
When writing your research paper, it is crucial to understand what format your target journal requires and what journal template you should use (if any). Although many of our journals have the basic elements of style in common, each journal can have its guidelines for formatting. This defines how an article looks when published online or in print.
3.1 Manuscript Text
All text, including the abstract and reference list, should be prepared in single-column and double-spaced format. Manuscripts are recommended to be submitted in Microsoft Word. Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 11-point Times Roman) for text, and add line numbers on the left side.
3.2 Submitted for Review
Manuscript text should be double-spaced, meaning there is more room between lineswhich makes the text easier to review and edit, but they may then use single spacing in the published article to save space. For the initial submission, always follow the guidelines laid out in the author instructions
4. Citation and Referencing
In-text citations are included within the text of the main document. A number is allocated to a source in the order in which it is cited in the text. The first reference used in a written document is listed as 1 in the reference list. If the source is referred to again, the same number is used. Use blue Arabic numerals [1,3,5,6,7,9] in square brackets [#]. This number corresponds to a reference list entry at the end of the paper, in which sources are given in full.
4.1 Citation and Referencing
Every in-text citation must have a corresponding reference in a reference list. References must be numbered consecutively in the order they are first mentioned in the main text of an article. Do not abbreviate journal names. They should be listed in full.
4.2 JMN Citation Style
The JMN style uses numeric citation format , in which a number in square brackets is given as an in-text citation. This number corresponds to a reference list  entry at the end of the paper.
This section objectively explains the results regarding expected outcomes and any limitations in the methodology. This Discussion section should not discuss previous literature but should state how the results influence earlier work.
This section must articulate the main findings of the paper.
Funding support, personal assistance and reviewer assistance should be mentioned here.
Conflict of Interest Statement
All authors declare no conflict of interest. If there is a conflict, it must be articulated here in detail. If there are no interests to declare, please add: “The authors declare no conflict of interest.”
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Figures and Tables as Supporting Information
Figures are numbered in the order they are called out in the text. Figures should be embedded in the manuscript for the initial submission; individual figure files will be requested for the first revision. All figure parts must be labeled (a), (b), etc. Each figure file should contain all parts of the figure. For example, Fig. 3 contains two parts, (a) and (b); therefore, all labeled parts should be combined in a single file for Fig. 3. Further details about figure formatting can be found in the author guidelines for each JMN journal. A figure caption list should be provided after the references.
Tables are numbered in the order in which they are referred to. They should appear in the document in numerical order and as close as possible to their first reference in the text. Table captions are handled identically to those for figures, except that they appear above the table, and when called out in the text, the word “Table” is always spelled out. See Table 1 for an example.
Equations may appear in line with the text if they are simple, short, and not of major importance, e.g., a = b/c. Important equations appear using correct mathematical notation. For example, “The expression for the field of view is
where a is the …” Principal equations are numbered, with the equation number placed within parentheses and right justified. Authors are strongly encouraged to use MS Word Equation Editor or MathType to create in-text and display equations. Equations are considered part of a sentence and should be punctuated accordingly.
When your paper is accepted for pblication, JMN's editors (copyeditors) ensure that the text and figures are readable and clear to those outside the field, and edit papers into JMN's style. They pay particular attention to summary paragraphs, overall clarity, figures, figure legends and titles.
Proofs are sent before publication; authors are welcome to discuss proposed changes with JMN's editors, but JMN reserves the right to make the final decision about matters of style and the size of figures.
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Conflict of Interest Statement
References and Citations
Use blue Arabic numerals [1,3,5,6,7,9] in square brackets [#]. This number corresponds to a reference list entry at the end of
the paper, in which sources are given in full
Figures and Tables
They should appear in the document in numerical order and as close as possible to their first reference in the text.