Submissions are accepted throughout the year.
must be original and not previously published online or in print.
include an abstract (not to exceed 250 words) and keywords.
only accepts Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) version of submission.
no particular requirement on the length of manuscripts, but 3000 to
8000 words are better, including endnotes and bibliography.
STSL Press accepts the submission of Original Paper, Book Review, Case Report,
Short Communication, Interview paper, Short Research Article and other types of articles.
Take Original Paper for example, the manuscript should include the
- Author’s name and institutional affiliation
- Tables & Figures (insert into the body)
- Acknowledgement (not necessary)
- Appendix (not necessary)
Title should summarize the main idea of the whole manuscript,
concise and unique is also important. The first letter of each
notional word should be written in a capital letter.
Author’s name and institutional affiliation
All the authors’ names should be shown in the manuscripts. The
preferred form of an author’s name is first name, middle name and
last name without any titles (e.g., Dr., Professor) or degrees (e.g.,
The institutional affiliation identifies the location where the
author(s) was or were when the research was conducted, which is
usually a university or an organization. The component parts should
include corresponding address, zip code, city, country, telephone
number and email address.
Abstract is a brief, comprehensive of the contents of the article,
so it should be accurate, coherent, concise and nonevaluative.
Besides, it should not exceed 200 words. After the abstract, 3 to
8 keywords must be listed.
In an original empirical study, body usually consists of
introduction, method, result, discussion and conclusion. If
authors need to use tables/figures toilluminate research result,
the tables/figures should be inserted into the body.
Tables should be placed with the first reference to them in the body
of manuscript. With regard to the format of table, you should put
table’s caption before the table body and table note. Moreover,
avoid submitting image version, because image version is hard to
Figures should be placed with the first reference to them in the
body of manuscript. You should put the figure’s caption and
description below the figure body.
As an author, you are free to decide whether you need this
acknowledgement part or not.
References acknowledge the work of previous scholars and provide
a reliable way to locate it. The references cited in the manuscript
should be sufficient to support the need for your research and to
ensure that readers can place it in the context of previous research
Usually appendix is not necessarily. Include an appendix only it
helps readers to understand, evaluate or replicate the study or
theoretical argument being made.
We aim to inform authors about the screening process within two to
three weeks and of a final decision on publication within one to two
months of submission.
Rights for Authors
Authors retain copyright for all content published in STSL journals.
However, authors grant to the journal the right to publish the article under
a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license and to make available
such content, in any format, in perpetuity. Authors may reproduce, in other contexts,
content to which they possess the copyright, although in any subsequent publications
STSL journals should be acknowledged as the original publisher.
Download here (Manuscript Preparation Document)