MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman or Arial 12-point type with margins of 2.5 centimeters (1 inch). Double spacing should be used throughout. All papers should be organized to include: title page, abstract with keywords, text, acknowledgments,references, table legends, tables (each table in a separate page) and figure legends. Figures should be submitted as separate files. Each of the preceding elements should begin on a separate page. While the Introduction should begin on a separate page, it is not necessary for the Methods, Results, and Discussion section to begin on a separate page; instead, they should follow after the Introduction, with two spaces separating each section. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the Title page.
1. Title, which should be limited to 100 characters (count letters and spaces, use no abbreviations).
2. First name, middle initial, and last name of each author.
3. Name of department(s) and/or institution(s) to which the work should be attributed linked to each author with a corresponding number.
4. Name and address of the author to whom requests for reprints should be addressed.
5. Corresponding Author's e-mail address, FAX number, and phone number.
6. All source(s) of support in the form of grants, gifts, equipment, and/or drugs.
The second page should carry an abstract of not more than 150 words. Avoid a long introductory section. A clear conclusion is imperative. The abstract should be written in a format that can be understood by both researchers and clinicians. At the bottom of the page, and list 3 to 6 key words for use as indexing terms. These terms should not include words in the title of the manuscript.
The text of articles should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. Long articles may require subheadings within some sections to clarify the contents, especially the Results and Discussion sections.
Generic names of drugs should be used instead of trade names. The location (city, state, country) of a manufacturer listed in the text should be provided after the first reference to the manufacturer.
Units of measurement should conform to current scientific usage and can be abbreviated when they follow a number (e.g., cm, nm, ml, g, mg, nmol) but not otherwise. Unusual units should be defined.
Statistical methods must be described and the program used for data analysis, and its source, should be stated. Summary statistics should define whether standard deviation (± SD), variability of the sample, or standard error of the mean (± SEM), uncertainty about the average, is being used.
Please ensure that your references include the most current articles and information. References should be typed double-spaced beginning on a separate sheet and numbered in the order that they appear in the text.
All authors' names (do not use "et al."), complete article titles, and inclusive page numbers should be cited. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus.
Examples of reference style:
Bruinsma IB, Bruggink KA, Kinast K, Versleijen AA, Segers-Nolten IM, Subramaniam V, Kuiperij HB, Boelens W, de Waal RM, Verbeek MM. Inhibition of α-synuclein aggregation by small heat shock proteins. Proteins 2011;79:2956-67
South J, Blass B (2001). The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London. ISBN: ___________
Gbalint-Kurti GG. Wavepacket Theory of Photodissociation and Reactive Scattering. In: Advances in Chemical Physics, Ed: Wiley, New York, 2004; Vol. 128; p 257. ISBN: ___________
Each table should constitute a single unit of communication, completely informative in itself and be presented as a separate page in the same document of the text. It should be possible to understand the information in a table without reading the text. The informationin a very small table can be presented more economically as one or two sentences of text. Do not submit tables as separate files, i.e. as photographs or figures. Tables should be numbered consecutively, have a brief title, and be cited in text. All non-standard abbreviations used in each table should be explained in footnotes. Legends have to be included in the text of the manuscript just before the references section (see above).
Drawings, graphs, photographs etc. must be submitted in .jpg or .tif format. Histological photographs must include magnification ratios, bars and staining method. Legends have to be included in the text of the manuscript just before the references section (see above).
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