Author Guideline

All manuscripts submitted to the Future Sustainability Journal should conform to the following guidelines:

  • Please prepare your article by using Microsoft Word. The preferred file format is DOC or DOCX.
  • The language of the journal is English. British or American English may be used, but consistency must be maintained in the manuscript.
  • The manuscript should include: Title, List of Authors, Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Analysis (state) of the Problems; Material and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion, and References.
  • The minimal length of a manuscript is 20,000 characters with spaces (Title, List of Authors, Footnotes, Abstract, Keywords, and References are not considered as a part of a manuscript regarding its length). The total length of a manuscript should not exceed 40,000 characters, including spaces. The Editorial Board reserves the right to publish more extensive manuscripts.
  • The title page should include footnotes, in which the authors' affiliation should be given together with their e-mail address and ORCID number.
  • The abstract should contain a concise description of the contents and the main results of the manuscript. It should be a maximum of 250 words.
  • A list of up to six keywords or key expressions should be provided.
  • Figures and tables should be numbered and accompanied by the name(s) of the author(s) or an appropriate reference source. They should be inserted directly into the appropriate place in the text. A reference to each figure and table should be included in the text. Figures must be of high quality, and their resolution should be at least 300 dpi.
  • Mathematical equations within the text should be written in separate lines, numbered consecutively (numbers within round brackets) on the right-hand side. Greek characters must be written using a non-cursive font, while variables must be in italics. Please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on in your manuscript to insert equations and/or corresponding symbols into the text. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.
  • International System of Units (SI) should be used.
  • Abbreviations should be defined the first time they appear in the text.
  • References should cover state-of-the-art and important previous works in the given area of interest internationally. Reference should be prepared as in the template.
  • References to literature within the text should be given in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation, for example [1], [1-3] or [1,3].
  • A list of references should be prepared in the order in which the articles appear in the text.
  • Each article in the reference list must be cited in the text and vice versa.
  • Authors are required to prepare manuscripts employing the template developed by FUSUS.
  • During the submission process, authors are encouraged to provide names of (maximum) three potential reviewers who are experts in the article's subject area. Please provide detailed contact information (name and email address). Suggested reviewers should not be current collaborators of the authors' submitted article, or have published with of them. They should be from institutions other than the authors. The Editorial Board has the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are selected. Providing the proposed reviewers is possible during the submission of the "Comments for the Editor" box.


Manuscript Categories and requirements

  • Research Article
  • Review
  • Short Communication


Research Article

The manuscript should contain an abstract; a brief introduction; details of experimental procedures in sufficient detail to allow replication of the experiment; results, either tabular or graphical; conclusions; references.



A full-length review provides a summary and discussion of the relevant literature about any topic covered within the aims and scope of the journal. Review articles provide accessible, authoritative and balanced overviews of a field or topic. By organizing, integrating, and evaluating previously published material, the author of a review article considers the progress of current research toward clarifying a problem. In a sense, a review article is a tutorial in that the author defines and clarifies the problem; summarizes previous investigations to inform the reader of the state of current research; identifies relations, contradictions, gaps, and inconsistencies in the literature; and suggests the next step or steps in solving the problem.


Short Communication

The aim of publishing a Short Communication article is to present useful and novel preliminary results of interest to a wide, interdisciplinary audience. The manuscript should contain an abstract; a brief introduction; details of experimental procedures in sufficient detail to allow replication of the experiment; results, either tabular or graphical; conclusions; references. Short Communication should not exceed 3,000 words.