Manuscript Preparation

Structure and Preparation of the Manuscript

Science INSIGHTS® has a special format for manuscript preparation. Please refer to the following guidelines before submitting your manuscript to the Journal. Cover Letter: All manuscripts need to include a Cover Letter to speak their findings in one sentence and declare it is merely submitted to the Journal, and describe the conflict of interest, and all authors have approved for the submission. It also should include the information of the corresponding author(s). At last, the cover letter needs to be signed by the corresponding author(s). Science INSIGHTS® accepts the scanned signature.

Title Page: The Title Page should include all the general information about the manuscript as follows:

  • Title: With no more than 20 words, concisely reflects the core contents of the manuscript.
  • Authors: Different categories of the manuscript have different requirements for the number of authors. Please refer to the above description. Science INSIGHTS® allows a maximum of 4 authors having an equal contribution to the work. Authors should be marked with “*, †, ‡, ¶, §, ||, ¦¦, **, ††, ‡‡, ¶¶, §§” in sequence. Corresponding author(s) should be labeled with “?”.
  • Author Affiliations: List all the authors' affiliations in sequence as they appear with the corresponding marks above.
  • Correspondence to: Provide contact information of the corresponding authors, including email address, telephone number, and fax number. Science INSIGHTS® allows 4 corresponding authors from different institutes, but only 2 corresponding authors from the same institute.
  • Running Head: Please provide a short title with no more than 6 words.
  • Funding: If any financial source supports the work, please provide detailed information on these providers with the reference IDs.
  • Conflict of Interests: A declaration on the conflict of interests is required on the title page. Besides, you need to sign the Conflict of Interests form and submitted it was accompanying your submission.
  • Acknowledgments: Type your acknowledgments on the Title Page if you have. Do not follow it at the end of the discussion.
  • Author Contributions: Give a detailed description of each author’s contribution to the work.
  • Abbreviations: Please list all the abbreviations that appeared in the paper, like “CNS: central nervous system,” with only one each line.
  • KeywordsScience INSIGHTS® requires 3-8 keywords for each paper. Only the Hypothesis, Review, Reports, Short Communication, and Article are required to provide keywords.
  • Metadata: You need to provide the word count of the abstract or summary, body text, and the number of references, figures, color figures, and tables.

Abstract or Summary: Science INSIGHTS® has different requirements on the summary of different types of papers, so please refer to the above-mentioned publication categories for the type-specific information in this section.

Introduction: This is specifically for the Hypothesis, Review, Reports, Short Communication, and Article. All these types of papers are needed to start with an introduction of fewer than 1,000 words. In this section, generally, an overall background of the work, and reasons you did that work, and questions you tested should be presented. Please follow the special format for each type of paper.

Materials and Methods: For the Short Communication and Article, you need to provide repeatable methods you performed and available tools or materials you used in your work. No limitation on the word count in this part, but you still need to consider the total limit of the Short Communication words (less than 5,000).

Results: This is also the specific feature for Short Communication and Article. Keep in mind that you do not repeat your results with a description depicted in the figures or tables. Describe your data concisely in a readable manner.

Discussion: Especially for the Short Communication and Article too, please discuss your work on each point only if you think it is necessary. Discussion is not always the longer, the better. Science INSIGHTS® requires the authors to present their work in a readable format.

ReferencesScience INSIGHTS® has special requirements for references. Considering the copyright and efforts the authors made, the Journal requires to list all the authors of the reference. The references should appear in sequence in Arabic numbers in parentheses like “(1)” in the text. Please format your references as the following examples:

  • Published journal article:

Samaan Z, Mbuagbaw L, Kosa D, Debono VB, Dillenburg R, Zhang S, Fruci V, Dennis B, Bawor M, Thabane L. A systematic scoping review of adherence to reporting guidelines in health care literature. J Multidiscip Healthc 2013; 6:169-188. DOI:

  • Web reference:

Shine on: photos of dazzling mineral specimens. Last accessed: May 15, 2013. Available at:

  • Book chapter:

Daniel N. Miller and Raymond A. de Callafon. Identification of linear, discrete-time filters via realization. Linear Algebra - Theorems and Applications. Yasser H (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0669-2, InTech. 2012; pp1-26. DOI:

  • Meeting abstract:

Toro L, Singh H, Stefani E, Bopassa JC. NS1619-induced cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion injury is lost after kcnma1 gene ablation (Abstract). A154, ASA 2012 Annual Meeting, Washington DC.


Figure Legend: Please provide a detailed Figure Legend on each figure. It should include introducing a brief method from which you got your data and statistical P values. In each figure, the symbols should be used as follows in sequence as is needed: *, †, ‡, ¶, §, ||, ¦¦, **, ††, ‡‡, ¶¶, §§. Besides, the abbreviations that appeared in the figure should be spelled out at the end of the legend.


All figures must be high enough in the definition. To maintain the publication's high quality, Science INSIGHTS® will ask the authors to provide the data for redrawing the figures in the Journal’s uniform style. We encourage color figures in the papers. No additional payment is required for the color figures. Our professional illustrators will redraw some specific graphics, and the illustrators will sign the drawn-works for copyright purposes.


Except for it is a special study category, statistical analyses should be reported if applicable. Which software you used with what versions, what kinds of methods you consulted, and what P-value you set. Our expert statisticians will review the statistical analyses before the paper is considered for publication.