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 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 (
  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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1.  Introduction

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)


2.  English

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. Harvard Style of Referencing

Up to three authors are included in Harvard in-text citations. If there are four or more authors, the citation is shortened with et al.

For two authors, references are cited in the text by Authors name and year of publication in parenthesis. References are to be placed in alphabetical order. Do not abbreviate the journal names. They should be listed in full and italicized. Volume numbers are in bold. Book titles are to be italicized with the first letters of the title in capitals.

     4.1   Citation and Referencing

The Harvard referencing system is known as the Author-Date style. It emphasizes the name of the creator of a piece of information and the date of publication, with the list of references in alphabetical order at the end of your paper


     4.2   JMN Citation Style

The JMN style uses the 'author-date' style of referencing. • In-text references (generally) appear in the following format: (Author's Surname, Year of Publication. Citation in the text is the brief indication of the source within the text of your work immediately following the use of the information source.


5. Discussion

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.


6. Conclusion

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.”



Reference list: a complete list of all the cited references used in your work with full bibliographic details, to allow the reader to follow up these references and find the original text.


1. Tuckwell, H.C (1998) Continuum models in neurobiology and information processing. Biosystems 48, 223-228.


2. Gould, L.I. (1995) Quantum dynamics and neural dynamics: analogies between the formalisms of Bohm and Pribram. In, J. King and K.H. Pribram (eds.) Scale in Conscious Experience: Is the Brain Too Important To Be Left to Specialists to Study? Lawrence Erlbaum, New Jersey.

3. Bandyopadhyay, A. (2020) Nanobrain: The Making of an Artificial Brain from a Time Crystal. Florida: Taylor & Francis Group

4. Poznanski, R.R. & Brändas, E.J. (2020) Panexperinetial materialism: a physical exploration of qualitativeness in the brain. In, R.R. Poznanski and E.J. Brändas (Editors) Quantum Boundaries of Life. Advances in Quantum Chemistry Book Series Academic Press, London.

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.



(15 point Times Roman)

Authors Names

(12 point Times Roman)

Authors Affiliations

(10 point Times Roman)


(10 point Times Roman)

Not more than 300 words


(10 point Times Roman)


Main body




Conflict of Interest Statement

References and Citations

In Harvard style, citations appear in parenthesis in the text. An in-text citation consists of the author/s last name, the year of publication, and a page number if relevant. Do not abbreviate journal names in the Reference. They should be listed in full and italized.

Figures and Tables

They should appear in the document in numerical order and as close as possible to their first reference in the text.

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