Q: What are some of the things to keep in mind for style and font?
Majority of the journals have specific formatting guidelines for submitted manuscripts. Often submitting incorrectly formatted manuscripts leads to un-submission. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to correctly format the manuscripts in terms of the in-text citations, references, numbering, tables, and figures as per the journal’s guidelines. Usually, these details are found in the ‘Instructions for the Authors’ or ‘Submission Guideline’ sections of the journal’s website. Referring some of the recently published articles in your target journal for confirming specific details often helps.
For generic tips on style and format, you can check out the articles and Q&As in the Style and Format section of Editage Insights. In addition, you can go through teh following resources to understand more about style and font:
- In a journal publication, do you suggest using serif or sans serif fonts and why?
- Tips on making style decisions in the manuscript