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LSI Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When are new issues of LSI released?
A: Our journal is published quarterly, and new issues are made available at the end of the month every February, May, August and November.

Submission Questions

Q: Does LSI have a word count or length policy?
A: LSI requires that manuscripts do not exceed 15,000 words.

Q: How long does the peer review process typically take?
A: The amount a time a manuscript spends under review depends on many factors including the length of the manuscript, subject matter, time of year, and referee availability. For an original manuscript, this process takes anywhere from three to five months. Please note that if the editors recommend revisions for a manuscript, the process could take considerably longer.

Q: Does LSI have formatting requirements for submission? 
A: Upon initial submission of your manuscript, please make sure that 1) you are uploading a Word document (our system generates a .pdf) 2) all text in your manuscript (abstract, body text, notes and references) is double spaced Times New Roman, 12 pt.  font and 3) the margins are set to 1” on all sides.

 It is also imperative that title pages are removed from the main document and uploaded separately to allow for blinded peer review. Please also remove any co-author names as well as your own from document headers and footers. If your manuscript is submitted with a title page or your name is found in the text, it will be returned to your author center for correction before the review process can proceed.

Q: Will LSI accept manuscripts that are currently under review at another journal or publication?
A: No, LSI only accepts manuscripts that are solely submitted to our journal.

If you have questions about formatting or submission or would like additional information, please contact our Editorial Office at

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