All manuscript submissions must observe the following style guidelines. Any questions may be directed to the journal editors (insert hyperlink to ‘contact’ subpage).
Please adhere to the style manual dictated by your discipline/field of research in addition to the USFSM Student Research Journal style guide. Commonly used styles that we accept include:
- APA (American Psychological Association) style – Social Sciences, Business, & Education
- MLA (Modern Language Association) style – Liberal Arts & Humanities
- CMS (Chicago Manual of Style) – Humanities & History
We will take other styles into consideration. If you are unsure which style is appropriate for your manuscript, please contact someone in your academic department for further guidance.
Font: 12-point, Times New Roman
Textual Emphasis: Use italics. Do not use bold or underlined text.
Page Numbering: All pages must be numbered in a consistent manner that follows the appropriate style manual.
Headings & Subheadings: Must be organized and consistent throughout manuscript. Bold text and the usage of larger typeface is allowed. Follow the rules of the appropriate style manual.
Tables & Figures: Must be well structured, captioned, and cohesive throughout the manuscript. Follow the rules of the appropriate style manual.
Journal articles are typically organized into sections (e.g., introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, references). Sectioning and format of the manuscript will differ depending on the field of research. Please stay consistent in style and structure. We ask that authors include a title, an abstract of no more than 300 words, and an author biography of no more than 200 words along with the manuscript submission. Please reach out to an editor with any questions.