Guidelines for publication


articles suitable for publication in the SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF SCIENCES (SJS) are those that cover the traditional fields of Chemistry, and interdisciplinary areas, such as Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Engineering, Industrial Science, and Agriculture. Articles should conform to one of the categories below.


for communicating original research. Articles should follow the usual form of presentation, including the IMRAD STRUCTURE (introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusions) appropriate for the work being submitted. They should have a maximum of 20 pages, including figures, tables, diagrams. All pages should be numbered following the template.


for communicating progress in a specific field of Chemistry, and interdisciplinary areas, such as Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Engineering, Industrial Science, and Agriculture., to provide a critical account of state of the art from the point of view of the highly qualified and experienced specialist. They should have a maximum of 40 pages, including figures, tables, diagrams. All pages should be numbered following the template. Authors need to have publications in the field reviewed, attesting their experience and qualification. Before submitting the manuscript, authors should send an e-mail to the editors with an abstract of the review and a letter explaining the publication's relevance. The material will be examined by the editors, and, once approved, authors will be requested to submit the full manuscript, according to SJS guidelines.


for communicating methods, validation of methods, techniques, equipment, and accessories developed in the author's laboratory or according to the professional experience of the authors in checking some situations at the site. They should have a maximum of 25 pages, including figures, tables, and diagrams. All pages should be numbered following the template.


for communicating interviews linked to one of the subjects of the interest of SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF SCIENCES. The interview should have a maximum of 20 questions or 15 pages. The person who is going to be interviewed does not necessarily need to be a researcher. It may be another person since the subject to be discussed shows relevance in the field of science. All pages should be numbered following the template.


short communications are short papers that present original and significant material for rapid dissemination. For instance, short communication may focus on a particular aspect of a problem or a new finding that is expected to significantly impact. Short articles include, but are not limited to, discovering or developing new materials, cutting-edge experiments and theory, the novelty in simulation and modeling, elucidation of mechanisms. Short communications are limited to 3000 words and are not subdivided. The paper should contain an abstract, main body, and references and have no more than six (6) figures or tables combined. The abstract is limited to 100 words.


a case study research paper examines a person, place, event, phenomenon, or another type of subject of analysis to extrapolate key themes and results that help predict future trends, illuminate previously hidden issues that can be applied to practice, and/or provide a means for understanding a significant research problem with greater clarity. A case study research paper usually examines a single subject of analysis. Still, case study papers can also be designed as a comparative investigation that shows relationships between two or more subjects. The methods used to study a case can rest within a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method investigative paradigm. A case study as a qualitative methodology explores a time- and space-bound phenomenon and requires much more from their authors, who are acting as instruments within the inquiry process. In the case study methodology, a variety of methodological approaches may be employed to explain the complexity of the problem being studied. A case study research is defined as a qualitative approach in which the investigator explores a real-life, contemporary bounded system (a case) or multiple bound systems (cases) over time, through detailed, in-depth data collection involving multiple sources of information, and reports a case description and case themes. The unit of analysis in the case study might be multiple cases (a multisite study) or a single case (a within-site case study).


clinical trials are research studies performed on people to evaluate a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. They are the primary way researchers determine if a new treatment, like a new drug or diet or medical device (for example, a pacemaker) is safe and effective in people. Often a clinical trial is used to learn if a new treatment is more effective and/or has less harmful side effects than the standard treatment. Other clinical trials test ways to find a disease early, sometimes before there are symptoms. Still, others test ways to prevent a health problem. A clinical trial may also look at making life better for people living with a life-threatening disease or a chronic health problem. Clinical trials sometimes study the role of caregivers or support groups.


in a cohort study, a group of individuals exposed to a putative risk factor and a group who are unexposed to the risk factor are followed over time (often years) to determine the occurrence of disease. The incidence of disease in the exposed group as compared with the incidence of disease in the unexposed group. The relative risk (incidence risk or incidence rate) assesses whether exposure and disease are causally linked. Cohort studies may be prospective or retrospective. A prospective cohort study is also called a concurrent cohort study, where the subjects have been followed up for a period, and the outcomes of interest are recorded. In a retrospective cohort study, both the exposure and outcome have already occurred at the outset of the study. While this type of cohort study is less time-consuming and costly than a prospective cohort study, it is more susceptible to the effects of bias. For example, the exposure may have occurred some years previously, and adequate, reliable data on exposure may be unavailable or incomplete. Besides, information on confounding variables may be unavailable, inadequate, or challenging to collect.


Researchers from all countries are invited to publish on its pages. The journal is committed to achieving a broad international appeal, attracting contributions, and addressing various disciplines related to chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, pharmacy, medicine, engineering, industrial science, and agriculture. The SJS is a refereed journal dedicated to express views on the covered topics, thereby generating a cross current of ideas on emerging matters.