Style and language


  • JEO only accepts manuscripts written in English. Spelling should be British English
  • JEO will not edit manuscripts for style or language. Authors should write clearly and simply, and have their article checked before submission
  • In-house copyediting will be minimal. Non-native speakers of English may choose to make use of a copyediting service. We recommend the two below
  • Nature Research Editing Service
  • American Journal Experts


  • Capitalise only the first word, and proper nouns, in the title
  • All pages should be numbered and consecutive line numbered
  • Footnotes are not allowed, but endnotes are permitted
  • Please do not format the text in multiple columns
  • Please ensure that all special characters used are embedded in the text, otherwise they will be lost during conversion to PDF


SI units should be used throughout