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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.
  • For all JURA submissions, authors must obtain permission from their supervisor(s) prior to submission, and must also complete and submit the JURA Permission Form.

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word ".docx" document file format.

  • For online citations, URLs, date of retrieval, and author information (if available) have been provided.
  • Ensure you have used the provided template to format your submission.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines


JURA accepts submissions of two formats: Extended Abstract and Research Article. Both use the same template and formatting guidelines (download the template here).

Format & Structure

JURA format and structure guidelines are deliberately concise to describe the essential elements for submitting article manuscripts. Authors can use creativity in choosing section titles and content, combining sections, or adding subsections, as he or she sees fit. A common example is combining the results and discussion sections or discussion and conclusion sections.

Importantly, authors should focus on submitting clear and well-written manuscripts. That said, JURA welcomes any questions that may arise while drafting the manuscript in accordance to these guidelines. Anything beyond basic editing is reserved for the editorial process, AFTER an article has been conditionally accepted.

Authors should also follow JURA Research Article Template to format their manuscripts.

Style Rules


The official language of JURA is English.


Numbered citations are to be used and should appear in square brackets, ie. [2], [17,23].


References are listed sequentially by in-text mention. Please follow the IEEE reference style guide, accessible here:

Figures, Tables, and Graphs

  1. In-text mentions should be capitalized and abbreviated (ie. "Fig. 3" or "Table 1").
  2. Add titles, labels, units, and external sources (if any).
  3. Captions should be 60 words or fewer. Each caption begins with the text "Fig. #" or "Table #".

Numbers, Units, and Equations

  1. Equations should be inserted using the Microsoft Word equation editor tool.
  2. Ensure decimal representations of numbers include leading zeros (e.g. 0.228 instead of .228).
  3. Common statistical variables must be italicized (e.g. n, f, R, and p).
  4. Greek letter variables and symbols should be represented with the appropriate Unicode character. 
  5. Units are abbreviated and preceded by a space, except percentages (e.g. 36 in., 22 mm, but 95%)


  1. Acronyms are spelled out in the first instance, and are only used if the term is repeated three times or more in the article.
  2. Please avoid or minimize the use of footnotes or endnotes.
  3. Writing style should use the active instead of the passive voice, wherever possible.

Download the template here

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