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2. All submitted manuscripts should contain original research
not previously published and not under consideration for publication
3. Rich text format files (.rtf), text files (.txt), HTML files
(.htm, .html), Portable Document Files (.pdf) are the only file
formats accepted. Articles with images must be submitted as
.pdf or .rtf files, with the images already embedded in the
document. To make a Rich Text Format document from Microsoft
Word, at the bottom of the "Save As" dialog box, choose
"Rich Text Format" from the "Save As Type"
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file into a .pdf. If you cannot submit your manuscript in any
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If you are unable to submit your article
via the Internet, please read the following instructions.
Please send the following:
1. One printed copy of the manuscript, complete with high quality graphics
(will not be returned).
- 2. Individual electronic files containingthe
- A. A cover letter file
separate from the manuscript file with comments for the Editor and suggested
- B. A separate file
of the the Summary (abstract) ( no longer than 200 words).
- C. A complete electronic
copy of the manuscript text on disk, identical to the print copy. This
can be either a PDF file containing both text and figures, or separate
text files, prepared in Microsoft Word 6.0 or a later version.
- Manuscripts submitted without a
proper text file will be returned.
- D. Graphic Files must
be prepared in TIFF or EPS format. Please read the section entitled
Electronic Figures for important details on graphic formats and preparing
- E. A list of text files
- 1. file name
- 2. file format
- 3. platform (Macintosh, Windows)
- F. A list of graphic
- 1. software program application
- 2. compression formats, if applicable
- 3. corresponding figure number
- For a text document that was saved as
a Microsoft Word 7.0 file called Manuscript.doc on a Macintosh:
- Manuscript.doc,Microsoft Word 7.0, Macintosh
- For a graphic figure that was saved
as a TIFF file (w/LZW compression) called Figure1.tif on a Windows PC
using Adobe Photoshop:
- Figure1.tif, TIFF, Windows, AdobePhotoshop,
LZW compressed, Fig. 1
All files should be submitted on 3.5
inch diskettes, Zip disks, or CD-ROM and organized as follows:
- 1. Printed on 8.5 x 11 high-quality
- 2. Double spacing throughout
- 3. One-inch (2.54 cm) margins
- 4. Text typed in a font size of
at least ten points
- 5. Manuscript is to be arranged
in the following order:
- (a) title, author(s), and complete
name(s) of institution(s)
- (b) running title
- (c) summary
- (d) introduction
- (e) experimental procedures
- (f) results
- (g) discussion
- (h) references
- (i) figure legends
- (j) tables
- (k) figures
- 6. Number all pages with the title
page as page 1.
- 7. Indicate the suggested location
in the text of each figure and table.
- as short and informative as possible
- should not contain non-standard
acronyms or abbreviations
- should not exceed two printed lines
- contain names of all authors and their
complete mailing addresses
- to whom all correspondence about the
manuscript, including proofs, will be sent:
- a) name
- b) telephone and fax numbers
- c) email address
- should succinctly and clearly describe
the major findings reported in the manuscript
- must not exceed 200 words
nor contain abbreviations or specialized terms
- should be understandable in itself,
since it is frequently used as an abstract
- presents the purpose of the studies
reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field
- should not be an extensive review
of the literature nor, in general, exceed two typed pages
- brief but sufficiently complete
to permit a qualified reader to repeat the experiments reported
- only truly new procedures should
be described in detail
- cite previously published procedures
- presented in figures and tables
- some results not requiring documentation
given solely in the text
- extensive discussion not in Results
- focused on the interpretation of
the results rather than a repetition of the Results section.
- cited in text by number rather than
author and date
- numbered consecutively in the order
of appearance in the manuscript
- References for journals and books
should be in the following styles:
1. David, K., Kim, D.;(1999) Online
Journal of MTM 1, 1-8
2. Sambrook, J., Fritsch, E. F.,
and Maniatis, T. (1989) Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual,
2nd Ed., Cold Spring HarborLaboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Journal names are abbreviated according
to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy
of the references.
Tables and Figures
The number of tables and figures used
to present data essential to illustrate or prove a point should be
kept to a minimum.
should have titles and sufficient experimental detail in a legend
immediately following the title to be understandable without reference
to the text. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations,
when necessary, should be defined in the legend.
should have titles and explanatory legends containing sufficient detail
to make the figure easily understood. All legends should be printed
consecutively in a separate section of the manuscript. Appropriately
sized numbers, letters, and symbols should be used so they are no
smaller than 2 mm in size after reduction to a single column
width(87 mm), a 1.5-column width (120 mm), or a full 2-column
width(178 mm). Superscript and subscript characters are not excluded
from this rule. Numbers, letters, and symbols used in multi-paneled
figures must be consistent. The abscissa and ordinate should be clearly
labeled with appropriately sized type, and units of measurement must
be given. Failure to comply with these specifications will require
new figures and delay publication. Scales for plotting the data should
be marked by short index lines, but every index line need not be numbered.
Use standard symbols found in MS Word with symbols and curves identified
in the legend and not on the figure. Indicate the figure number
on the front of each figure.
Submit both text and graphics as a
single Adobe Acrobat PDF file. Your manuscript in PDF format will
be circulated on the Web for review. For more information on the Adobe
Acrobat application program go to http://www.adobe.com/products/main.html.
Create graphics using applications
that are capable of preparing high resolution TIFF or EPS files acceptable
for publication. If your paper is accepted we may require submission
of graphics as separate TIFF or EPS files for on-line publication.
If you cannot submit your manuscript
as a PDF file, you may submit separate text and graphics files online.
We will only accept the text of your manuscript as a Microsoft Word
file created with MS Word 6.0 or a later version. Other word processing
programs will not work for review. Do not embed figures in the text.
For graphics, certain application
programs such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access),
Corel Perfect Office (WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Presentations), Lotus
SmartSuite (Freelance Graphics, 1-2-3, Approach, WordPro) and SigmaPlot
are not acceptable, since they were not intended for high resolution
imaging necessary for publication.
We will accept only graphics saved as TIFF or EPS files. The list
of acceptable graphic Mac OS and Microsoft Windows applications may
be found at http://cjs.cadmus.com/da/pages/applications.html.
These applications can be used to successfully create high quality
TIFF and EPS files and you will find instructions on how to save them
properly at this URL. Because more applications are added as testing
continues, please review this list periodically.
Please submit your manuscript to
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