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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Use the JKPIs template to prepare the manuscript. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • Manuscript should be prepared in a single file of MS Word before submission.
  • Page size must be A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 0.36" on top side and 0.69" for bottom, left and right sides of papers including tables and figures.
  • The body text of manuscript should be within 2500 word for Short Communication, 7000 words for Research Article, and 12000 words for Review. Abstract, Table and Figure legends are exception.
  • Indent all paragraphs by 3.8 mm (0.15 inch) except those following a section heading. Do not insert an extra space between paragraphs of text.
  • Tables and figures should appear in the text near where they are referenced in the text.
  • All figures and tables must be cited in the text. When citing a figure in the text, use the abbreviation “Fig.” except at the beginning of a sentence. However, do not abbreviate “Table.”
  • The font for the entire paper should be Arial.
    1. Title – 16 pt. boldface.
    2. Authors’ names – 11 pt.
    3. Authors’ affiliations and addresses – 9 pt., italic.
    4. Abstract Heading – 10 pt., ALL CAPITAL, boldface.
    5. Abstract text – 9 pt.
    6. Heading 1 – 10 pt. ALL CAPITAL, Italic
    7. Heading 2 – 10 pt. Upper Case, Italic
    8. Heading 3 – 10 pt. Upper Case, Italic
    8. Main Body– 9 pt.
    9. Equations – 9 pt.
    10. Footnotes – 9 pt.
    11. Tables, graphs and figures–text accompanying graphs, figures and tables should be no smaller than 8 pt.
  • Subscripts and superscripts must be a smaller font size than the main text.
  • The font color for the majority of the text should be black and the hyperlink should be blue. Color figures, pictures, images and graphs are permitted and encouraged.
  • Single space should be used your text with single column layout with both left and right margins justified (i.e. flush with the left and right margins).
  • Equations, tables and figures should be separated from the surrounding text by additional space above and below.
  • The figure captions should be placed directly below the figure. If your figure has multiple parts, include the labels “(a),” “(b),” “(c)”.
  • High-resolution figures (300 dpi) should be used.
  • All figures and tables must be numbered sequentially with relation to other figures and tables
  • Do not leave large empty space below any figure or table.
  • Roman letters used in equations as variables must be italicized. However, Roman letters used as dimension less number should not be italicized.
  • While Equation Editor in MS Word can be used to type equations, MathType is recommended to type equations. Short equation should be typed inline. Longer or more complicated equations must be typed separately from the text and numbered consecutively. The equation numbers should be placed in parentheses flush right. Insert a blank line before and after equations. Avoid symbols and notation in unusual fonts. This will not only enhance the clarity of the manuscript, but it will also help ensure that it displays correctly on the reader's screen and prints correctly.
  • The SI unit should be used throughout the paper.
  • Reference should be prepared following the rules of 6th APA (Sixth Edition) Style, detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (http://www.apastyle.org/).

Author Guidelines

Use the JKPIs template to prepare the manuscript.

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