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British Medical Journal

Impact factor 14.093
Journal style Unspecified
Types of papers Research article; Analysis article; BMJ careers article; Clinical review article; Practice article; Research methods and reporting article; Christmas issue article; editorial; Clinical management guidelines; Case report; Letter; Obituary; Personal view; Filler; Minerva picture; Endgame; and Anatomy quiz

Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

Impact factor 1.639
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Research papers; Review; Short communication; and Opinion papers.
Publication charges Color illustrations (online): free of charge. Color illustrations (print): authors will be expected to make a contribution
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Abstract word count 150–250 words.
Total word count Research paper: no more than 6500 words (including Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Acknowledgments). Short communication: no more than 3000 words.
Title page format Names of authors, title, author affiliations and addresses, and contact details of the corresponding author. List 4–6 keywords below the abstract.
Font and line spacing Use a normal, plain font e.g., 10-point Times New Roman.
Figures Short communication: 1-2 figures or tables
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. List references alphabetically at the end. Example: Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8
Other Short communication: the Results and Discussion sections should be combined. An ‘Author Contributions Statement’ should be included prior to the acknowledgments. A ‘Conflict of Interest’ section should be included prior to the acknowledgments. If no conflicts exist, this should be declared.

AM J MED

Impact factor 4.768
Journal style AMA
Types of papers Clinical research study; Review; Updates in office management; Commentary; Editorials; Images in dermatology; Diagnostic dilemma; ECG image of the month; Images in radiology; Physical findings; Clinical effectiveness; Medical humanities; Brief observations; Clinical communications to the editor; Letters to the Editor and Replies; Editorial; Commentary; Medical humanities; Physical findings; Clinical effectiveness; and AAIM perspectives.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count Brief observations: structured and no more than 250 words, composed of: purpose or background, methods, results, and conclusions. Clinical research study: no more than 250 words and structured. Review and Updates in office management: no more than 175 words and unstructured. Images in dermatology, Diagnostic dilemma, ECG image of the month, Images in radiology, Clinical communication to the Editor, Letters to the Editor and replies, Editorial, Commentary, Medical humanities, Physical findings, Clinical effectiveness, and AAIM perspectives: no abstract.
Total word count Clinical research study, Review, Updates in office management: no more than 3000 words, including abstract, text, and acknowledgements. AAIM perspectives: should be 2000-25000 words, including references and figures. Updates in office management and Brief observation: no more than 1750 words, including abstract, text, references, and acknowledgements. Images in dermatology, Diagnostic dilemma, ECG image of the month, Images in radiology, Cover letter: no more than 1500 words, including text, references, and acknowledgments. Physical findings and Clinical effectiveness: should be 1000-1200 words, including text, references, and acknowledgements. Editorial and Medical humanities: no more than 650-680 words, including text, references, and acknowledgements. Clinical communication to the Editor: no more than 650 words, including text, references, and acknowledgments. Letters to the Editor and replies: no more than 500 words, including text, references, and acknowledgments.
Title page format Should include title of manuscript; list of authors’ names, degrees, and academic affiliations; contact information for corresponding author; funding source(s); conflict of interest statements for all authors; verification that all authors had access to the data; article type; key words; and running head. Clinical research study, Review, Updates in office management, Brief observation, Editorial, Commentary, Medical humanities, and AAIM perspectives: manuscript title should be eight to ten words. Images in dermatology, Diagnostic dilemma, ECG Images of the month, Images in radiology, Clinical communications so the Editor, Letters to the Editor and replies, Physical findings, and Clinical effectiveness: manuscript title should be six to eight words.
Font and line spacing Double space all text.
Figures Should start each table at the top of a new page. Titles to be included in the figure legend, not the figure. Further information available at: http://bit.ly/15kdlpa. AAIM perspectives: no explicit limit. Commentary: no table or figure limit, within reason. Updates in office management: should include at least one table with clinical advice, and no more than four tables, figures, photographs, or illustrations. Images in dermatology, Diagnostic dilemma, ECG Image of the month, Images in radiology, and Brief overview: no more than four tables, figures, photographs, or illustrations. Physical findings: no more than two tables, figures, photographs, or illustrations. Clinical communication to the Editor, Letters to the Editor and replies, Editorials, and Medical humanities: no more than one table, figure, photograph or illustration. Clinical effectiveness: no more than two tables or figures, and no photographs or illustrations
Guidelines for figures Format: TIFF files and 300 dpi.
References Should follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Clinical research study: approximately 40 references.
Other Review and Brief overview: no more than three to four bullet points or 70 words, in a separate document, which explain the significance of the manuscript. Clinical communications to the Editor: should begin with the salutation “To the Editor”. Letters to the Editor and replies: letters should being with the salutation “To the Editor”, and replies should being with the salutation “The Reply”.

AMYLOID: Journal of Protein Folding Disorders.

Impact factor 4.436
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original articles; Review articles; Letters to Editor; Commentaries; and Book reviews.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count No more than 200 words and structured.
Total word count Unspecified.
Title page format Should include title; authors’ names and affiliations; contact information of corresponding author, including phone number and email address; running head of no more than 50 characters; and at least 5-7 key words, which are not in the title or journal name.
Font and line spacing Should be double spaced.
Figures Unspecified limit of tables and figures. Tables should be grouped at the end of the manuscript.
Guidelines for figures Should be 300 dpi or higher and sized to fit on the journal page. Format: EPS, JOB, TIFF, PowerPoint, or PSD.
References References should be in the NLM style and citations in accordance with the Vancouver style. Example: Mastronarde JG, Weise RA, Shade DM. Sleep quality in asthma: results of a large prospective clinical trial. J Asthma. 2008 Jun;45:173-181
Other Original articles: should be composed of: introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusions. Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page, containing running head and key words; main text; acknowledgements (if applicable); declaration interest statement; references; appendices (if applicable); tables with captions; figures; and figure captions.

ANN FAM MED

Impact factor 4.613
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original research; Methodology; Theory; Selected reviews; Essays; and Editorials.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count Original research, Methodology, and Systematic reviews: no more than 250 words and structured, composed of: purpose, methods, results, and conclusions. Theory and Special reports: no more than 250 words and can be structured (composed of: purpose, methods, results, and conclusions), or unstructured, as best fits the topic. Essays: no more than 150 words, with no headings.
Total word count Original research, Methodology, Theory, Systematic Reviews, and Special reports: no more than 2,800 words. Essays: no more than 2,000 words.
Title page format Should include title; authors’ full names, advanced degrees, and institutional affiliations; corresponding author’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address; financial and material support; name, date, and location of conferences where the manuscript has been presented; word count for the text; and the numbers of tables and numbers of figures.
Font and line spacing Unspecified.
Figures Original research: no more than six figures or tables. Theory: no more than five figures or tables. Essays: should include a limited number of tables and figures. Tables: should be double spaced with a short descriptive title. Figures: should include a short descriptive title.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Essays: should include carefully selected references. Should be in accordance with the AMA Manual of Style, or the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Example: Daaleman TP, Perera S, Studenski SA. Religion, spirituality, and geriatric health. Ann Fam Med. 2004;2:49-53.
Other Editorials: only published following specific invitation from the editor. Should provide at least three key words, and include acknowledgments and a conflict of interest statement. Further detail available in Instructions for Authors document, at http://bit.ly/11rrBfd.

ANN INTERN MED

Impact factor 13.976
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original research; Academia and the profession; Ad libitum; Clinical guidelines, including synopses; Editorials; History of medicine; Ideas and opinions; In the balance; Letters: Clinical observations; Medicine and public issues; On being a doctor; On being a patient; Research and reporting methods; Reviews: Narrative, Systematic, and Meta-analyses; and Updates.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count Original research: background, objective, design, setting, patients, intervention (if applicable), measurements, results, limitations, and conclusions. Should include the location of trial registration and the trial registration number for randomized, controlled trials. Systematic and Meta-analyses (Review): structured and no more than 275 words, composed of: background, purpose, data sources, study selection, data extraction, data synthesis, limitations, and conclusions. Narrative (Review): unstructured and no more than 275 words. Clinical guidelines, including synopses: no more than 275 words, semi-structured and composed of: description, methods, and recommendation subheads. History of medicine: unstructured and no more than 275 words. In the balance, Medicine and public issues: unstructured and no more than 175 words. Academia and the profession, and Research and reporting methods: structure depends on article type. Ad libitum, Editorials, Ideas and opinions, Clinical observations (Letter), Comments (Letter), On being a doctor, On being a patient, and Updates: no abstract.
Total word count Clinical guidelines including synopses: no more than 4000 words. Narrative (Review), and Systematic and meta-analyses (Review): 3500-4000 words. Research and reporting methods: 2500-4000 words. Academia and the profession: 1500-4000 words. Updates: no more than 3000 words. History of medicine: no more than 3200 words. Original research: 1500-3200 words. Medicine and public issues: no more than 2500 words. In the balance: no more than 2000 words. On being a doctor, On being a patient: no more than 1500 words. Editorials, Ideas and opinions: no more than 1000 words.Clinical observations (Letter): no more than 600 words. Comments (Letter): no more than 400 words. Ad libitum: no more than 80 lines.
Title page format Title: should give the main title and subtitle, where appropriate. If a randomized trial, systematic review, narrative review, or meta-analyses, include said phrase as a subtitle and the end of the title. Should be no more than 12 words and a running title of no more than seven words should also be provided. Authors: should include authors’ names, institutional affiliation, financial support, and contact information for the corresponding author. Names should be listed in the order which they appear in the byline of the published article.
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Figures Original research: no more than 4-6 figures or tables. Ideas and opinions: no more than one table or figure. Narrative (Review): include a summary table that lists three to seven take-home points of this review. Systematic and meta-analyses (Review): should include evidence tables and a flow diagram depicting search and selection processes. Editorials: no tables or figures.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Original research: no more than 75 references. In the balance: no more than 20 references. Editorials, Ideas and opinions: no more than ten references. Clinical observations, and Comments (Letters): no more than five references.
Other Clinical guidelines including synopses: should include a bibliography of sources upon which the guideline recommendations are based. Clinical observations (letter): no more than five authors. Comments (letter): no more than three authors. On being a doctor, and On being a patient: fiction is welcome.

ANN MED

Impact factor 5.094
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original articles; Review articles; and Mini reviews.
Publication charges’ Color images within the hard copy are US $750 per page. Black and white images within the hard copy can be freely published in color online.
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Abstract word count No more than 250 words and structured. Original articles: should be composed of sections corresponding to subheadings within the article. Review articles: should include a non-structured abstract.
Total word count Review articles: should be no more than 30 pages. Original articles: should be no more than 25 pages, composed of: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and references. Mini reviews: should be 10-15 pages. Should be structured with the following headings: introduction, material and methods, and results and discussion.
Title page format Should include full title and a running title of no more than 50 characters; authors’ names, titles and affiliations; details of the corresponding author, including email address.
Font and line spacing Main text should be double-spaced, with generous margins, in Times New Roman and 12 pt font size. References, tables and figure legends may use smaller spacing and font.
Figures Should keep the table and figure number to a minimum.
Guidelines for figures Format: EPS or TIFF. Resolution: 1200 dpi greyscale for logs and graphs, 600 dpi for gels and blots, and 300 dpi CMYK mode for color images.
References Vancouver style. Should be no more than 100 references. Should use ‘et al’ after sixth author, when seven or more authors. Further information available in the Instructions for Authors download, at: http://informahealthcare.com/page/ann/Description#Instructions. Example: Janatuinen T, Friberg J, Viljanen MK, Raitakari OT, Nuutila P, Vainionpaa R, et al. Early impairment of coronary flow reserve is not associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies. Ann Med. 2002;34:284-90.
Other Should include three to ten key words following the abstract. Should include one to three key messages from the article, in complete sentences.

Archives of Dermatological Research

Impact factor 2.279
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original paper; Short communication; Review article; Mini-review; Hot clinical study; News; Review; Book review; and Letter to Editor.
Publication charges Unspecified.
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Abstract word count 150-250 words
Total word count Unspecified.
Title page format Names of the authors’; a concise and informative title; affiliations and addresses of the authors; and contact details of the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Unspecified.
Figures Unspecified.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Should be cited by numbers in square brackets in the text. Example: Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8
Other Number all pages.

Blood

Impact factor 9.898
Journal style AMA
Types of papers Regular article; Brief report; e-Blood; Review article; Perspective; Blood spotlight; How I Treat; Blood work; Letter to Editor; e-Letter; Inside Blood; and Blood reflections.
Publication charges Regular article: $50 for submission; $62 per printed page for publication; and $620 per color figure for publication. Brief report: $50 for submission; $62 per printed page for publication; and $620 per color figure for publication. Letter to Editor: $620 per color figure for publication.
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Abstract word count Regular article, Review, Perspective, How I Treat or e-Blood: no more than 200 words. Brief report: no more than 150 words. Blood Spotlight: no more than 80 words.
Total word count Regular article or e-Blood: no more than 4000 words (excluding abstract, tables, figure legends and references). Review/perspective/How I Treat: no more than 4000 words. Brief report: no more than 1200 words (excluding abstract, figure legends and references). Blood Spotlight: no more than 2000 words. Letter to Editor: no more than 500 words. e-Letter: no more than 300 words.
Title page format A left running head should be inserted consisting of the authors’ last names e.g., ‘SMITH et al’. A right running head should be inserted consisting of the short title (no more than 50 characters including spaces). Title should be capitalized in the style of a sentence. Full author names and affiliations. Use superscript numbers to denote author affiliations.
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Figures Regular articles: no more than seven figures/tables. Blood Spotlight/brief report: no more than two figures/tables. Letter to Editor: no more than one figure. e-Letter: no figures.
Guidelines for figures Files: submitted as TIF or EPS format and RGB mode.
References Regular article or e-Blood: no more than 50. Brief report: no more than 25. Review, Perspective or How I Treat: no more than 100. Blood Spotlight: no more than 30. Letter to Editor: 5-10. e-Letter: no more than 5 Example: Lenhoff S, Hjorth M, Holmberg E, et al. Impact on survival of high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell support in patients younger than 60 years with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma: a population-based study. Blood. 2000;95(1):7–11.
Other Unspecified.

BMC MED

Impact factor 6.679
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Research articles Correspondence article; Database article; Debate; Minireview; Opinion; Review; Software article; and Technical advance article.
Publication charges’ Color figures: no charge.
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Abstract word count Research article and Technical article: no more than 350 words and structured, composed of: background, methods, results, conclusions, and trial registration. Correspondence article and Opinion: no more than 350 words and unstructured. Database articles: no more than 350 words and structured, composed of: background, description, and conclusions. Debates: no more than 350 words and structured, composed of: background, discussion and summary. Minireview and Review: no more than 175 words and unstructured. Software article: no more than 350 words, composed of: background, results, and conclusions.
Total word count No explicit limit, but authors encouraged to be concise. Manuscripts to be composed of: title page; abstract; keywords; background; construction and content; utility; discussion; conclusions; availability and requirements; list of abbreviations used; competing interests; authors’ contributions; authors’ information; acknowledgements; Endnotes; references; illustrations and figures; tables and captions; and additional files.
Title page format Should include: article title, including the study design and avoiding abbreviations; list the author’s names, institutional addresses and email addresses; and indicate the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Unspecified.
Figures No restriction on number of tables and figures.
Guidelines for figures Formats: PDF, DOCX/DOC, PPTX/PPT, EPS, PNG TIFF, JPEG, and BMP. Figure legends: figure number; figure title of no more than 15 words; and a detailed legend of no more than 300 words. Tables: title should be no more than 15 words.
References Commentaries should have no more than 20 references, and citations within the reference list should include up to 30 named authors before adding ‘et al.’ Example: Koonin EV, Altschul SF, Bork P: BRCA1 protein products: functional motifs. Nat Genet 1996, 13:266-267.
Other Articles should include three to ten key Words and a list of abbreviations preceding the authors’ contributions.

BRIT MED J.

Impact factor 17.215
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Research articles; Analysis articles; BMJ careers articles; Clinical review articles; Practice articles; Research methods and reporting articles; Christmas issue articles; Editorial clinical management guidelines; Blogs; Letters (rapid responses); Obituaries; Personal views; Fillers; Minerva pictures; Endgames author instructions Case reports and picture quiz; and Editorials. Case reports: Lesson of the week; Interactive case report; Evidence based report Drug point; Endgames case reports and picture quizzes; and Brief reports.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count Should be 250-300 words, but can be 400 words if necessary. Papers for Medline can be no more than 600 words.
Total word count Research articles: suggested limit of 4000 words but no set limit.
Title page format Include study design if appropriate, e.g., population based study. Author’s names, addresses, one job position. Full address and email address of corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Unspecified.
Figures Unspecified.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Vancouver style. Should use ‘et al.’ after six authors.
Other Research articles: should follow the IMRaD style (introduction, methods, results, and discussion).

British Journal of Dermatology

Impact factor 3.666
Journal Style Unspecified.
Types of papers Review article; Original article; Concise communication; Case report; Correspondence; Editorial; and Commentary.
Publication charges Color images are not charged.
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Abstract word count Original article: structured abstract that should not exceed 250 words. Review or case report: an unstructured abstract. Correspondence article: does not require an abstract.
Total word count Original article: no more than 3000 words in the body text. Concise communication: no more than 1100 words. Correspondence: no more than 800 words.
Title page format Title; running title (not exceeding 70 characters and not required for a correspondence); manuscript word, table, and figure count; names of authors (as initials) followed by surnames; affiliations of authors; contact details of corresponding author including address, telephone, fax, and email; a statement of funding interests that supported the work; conflicts of interest disclosure; bulleted statements (maximum 70 words) in answer to each of the following questions: what is already known about this topic?; what does this study add? (Not applicable to Correspondence items.)
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Figures Concise communication: no more than two figures and one table. Correspondence: no more than two figures.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Concise communication: no more than 15 references. Correspondence: no more than 10 references. Should use the Vancouver formatting style. Example: 1 de Berker DAR, Baran R, Dawber RPR. The nail in dermatological diseases. In: Baran and Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management(Baran R, Dawber RPR, de Berker DAR, Haneke E, Tosti A, eds), 3rd edn. Oxford: Blackwell Science Ltd, 2001; 172–92.
Other Must be written in British English.

British Medical Journal

Impact factor 14.093
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Research article; Analysis article; BMJ careers article; Clinical review article; Practice article; Research methods and reporting article; Christmas issue article; editorial; Clinical management guidelines; Case report; Letter; Obituary; Personal view; Filler; Minerva picture; Endgame; and Anatomy quiz.
Publication charges No compulsory charges.
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Abstract word count Research article: requires a structured abstract that should be approximately 250–300 words.
Total word count Obituary: no more than 150 words. Minerva picture: no more than 100 words. Research article: no word limit. Analysis article: no more than 1800 words. Clinical review article: 1800–2000 words. Editorial: no more than 800 words.
Title page format Title; authors’ names; authors’ addresses; corresponding author contact details.
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Figures Unspecified.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Vancouver style. Editorial: no more than 12 references.
Other Unspecified.

CAN MED ASSOC J

Impact factor 6.465
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers News; Research; Analysis; Commentary; Reviews; Clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements; Humanities; and Salon. Practice: Cases; What is your call?; Innovations; Decisions; “Five things to know about…”; and Clinical images.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count Cases: no more than 100 words. Research: structured and composed of: background, methods, results, and interpretation. Reviews: no abstract required.
Total word count Research: no more than 2500 words, excluding abstract. Analysis, and Reviews: no more than 2000 words. Humanities: no more than 1000 words (prose) and 75 lines (poem). What is your call?: no more than 1400 words. Commentary, and Innovations: no more than 1000 words. Salon: no more than 700 words. Decisions: no more than 650 words, including no more than 75 words for a description of the clinical situation. “Five things to know about…”, and Clinical images: no more than 300 words.
Title page format Should include: article title, including study design; authors’ names and institutional affiliations; name of the department and institutions to which the work should be attributed; disclaimers; contact details for the corresponding author; source(s) of funding support; a running head; word counts for text and abstract; and the number of figures and tables.
Font and line spacing Double spaced throughout.
Figures “Five things to know about…”: no more than one box, table, or image.
Guidelines for figures Formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF; Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word Perfect; QuarkXpress; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Photoshop; and EPS when previous formats are not available.
References Reviews: no more than 40 references. Analysis: no more than 25 references. Commentary: no more than ten references. Case study, Innovations, Decisions: no more than five references.
Other Commentary: no more than two authors. Reviews: no more than three authors. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page

Cell

Impact factor 32.403
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Research article; Resource; Theory article; Matters arising article; Commentary; Essay; Correspondence; Preview; Mini-review; and Review.
Publication charges $1000 for the first colour figure and $275 for each additional colour figure.
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Abstract word count Research Article: no more than 150 words. Commentary: two sentences. Mini-review: no more than 40 words. Review: no more than 100 words.
Total word count Research Article: no more than 55,000 characters including spaces, references and figure legends.
Title page format Title: should not occupy more than three lines. Each line should contain no more than 38 characters, including spaces. Full author names and affiliations. Contact details of the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Double spaced. Pages should be numbered.
Figures Regular article: no more than seven figures and, or, tables.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Examples: Article in a periodical: Sondheimer, N., and Lindquist, S. (2000). Rnq1: an epigenetic modifier of protein function in yeast. Mol. Cell 5, 163–172. Article in a book: King, S.M. (2003). Dynein motors: Structure, mechanochemistry and regulation. In Molecular Motors, M. Schliwa, ed. (Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH), pp. 45–78. An entire book: Cowan, W.M., Jessell, T.M., and Zipursky, S.L. (1997). Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development (New York: Oxford University Press).
Other Research article: should include a highlight section that conveys the core findings of the paper, each of which should be no more than 85 characters including spaces.

Cell and Tissue Research

Impact factor 3.114
Journal style Research article; Review; Mini-review; At-a-glance article; and Brief account.
Publication charges Color illustrations are free of charge if meaningful.
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Abstract word count No more than 250 words.
Total word count Review: no more than 20 printed pages including illustrations. Mini-review: no more than 5 printed pages. At-a-glance article: typically 2 pages (8500 characters). Brief account: no more than 4 printed pages.
Title page format Unspecified.
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Figures Unspecified.
Guidelines for figures Line drawings: minimum resolution is 1200 dpi. Halftone artwork: minimum resolution is 200 dpi. Combination artwork: minimum resolution is 600 dpi. Color artwork should be provided in RGB format (8 bits per channel).
References Example: Bornstein JC, Furness JB, Smith TK, Trussell DC (1991) Synaptic responses evoked by mechanical stimulation of the mucosa in morphologically characterized myenteric neurons of the guinea pig ileum. J Neurosci 11:505–518
Other Unspecified.

CLEVE CLIN J MED

Impact factor 3.400
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Review article; Current drug therapy; Internal medicine board review; Cardiovascular board review; 1-Minute consult; Interpreting key trials; The clinical picture; Imaging in practice; Editorial; Commentary; and Letter to Editor.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Link to template Review article and Current drug therapy: no more than 100 words. Interpreting key trials: should be approximately 100 words. Internal medicine board review, 1-Minute consult, and Imaging in practice: should not include an abstract.
Total word count Review article and Current drug therapy: no more than 3,500 words, not including references, tables, or figures. Internal medicine board review, Cardiovascular board review, and Interpreting key trials: should be approximately 2,500 words, not including references, tables, or figures. Commentary: no more than 2,000 words, not including references, tables, and figures. Imaging in practice: no more than 1,500 words, not including references, tables, or figures. 1-Minute consult: no more than 1,200 words. Editorial: no more than 1,000 words, not including references, tables, or figures. The clinical picture and Letter to Editor: should be approximately 300 words.
Publication charges Unspecified.
Font and line spacing Double spaced and 12 point type.
Figures Imaging in practice: two to five instructive clinical images are encouraged.
Guidelines for figures Tables and figures should not be embedded in text of article. Tables: should be submitted in a word processing or PDF format. Figures: PDF, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Digital and Photographic Images: EPS, TIFF, Adobe Photoshop, and JPEG; 300 dpi.
References Should follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. If six or fewer authors, list all authors’ names. If seven or more authors’ names, should list first three then ‘et al.’ Review article and Current drug therapy: no more than 50 references. Cardiovascular board review and Interpreting key trials: no more than 30 references. Imaging in Practice and Commentary: no more than 25 references. Editorial: no more than 12 references. 1-Minute consult: no more than ten references. The clinical picture and Letter to Editor: no more than five references.
Other Unspecified.

DTSCH ARZTEBL INT

Impact factor 3.542
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original research; Reviews; Clinical S3 guidelines; Editorials; Letter to Editor; and CME articles.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count Original research, Reviews, and Clinical S3 guidelines: no more than 200 words and in German.
Total word count Original research, Reviews, and Clinical S3 guidelines: no more than 2,300 words. Editorials: no more than 800 words. Letter to Editor: no more than 250 words.
Title page format Unspecified.
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Figures No more than six illustrations, figures, or tables.
Guidelines for figures Format: TIFF or JPEG. Resolution: 300 dpi at publication size. Tables: should be presented on a separate page.
References Original research, Reviews, and Clinical S3 guidelines: no more than 40 references. Editorials: no more than ten references. Letter to Editor: no more than three references. Should use ‘et al.’ and names of the first three authors, when there are seven or more authors. Example: Winzer R, Kanig N, Schneitler S, et al.: Early clinical experiences with the new influenza A (H1N1/09). Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(47): 770–6. Stone J, Smyth R, Carson A, Lewis S, Prescott R, Warlow C, Sharpe M: Systematic review of misdiagnosis of conversion symptoms and “hysteria“. BMJ 2005; 331: 989–91.
Other Review articles: no more than six authors. Original research articles should be composed of: introduction, methods, results, and discussion. CME articles: follow modified criteria, as described here: aerzteblatt.de/cme-hinweise (in German). Original research and Review: should include five key messages.

EUR J CLIN INVEST

Impact factor 3.365
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Editorial; Review; Letter to Editor; and Letter in reply. Original article and Original articles including: Randomized clinical trial; Systematic review; and Meta-analyses. Opinion articles including: Debates; Perspectives; and Commentaries.
Publication charges’ First color illustration is published free of charge.
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Abstract word count Original article, Randomized clinical trial, and Systematic review and meta-analyses: no more than 250 words and structured. Editorial: should not include an abstract. Original article and Review: should include no more than six key words.
Total word count Systematic review and meta-analyses, and Narrative reviews: no more than 3,500 words, not including abstract, tables, figures, and references. Original article and Randomized clinical trial: no more than 2,700 words, not including abstract, tables, figures, and references. Opinion articles: no more than 2,000 words. Editorial: no more than 1,000 words. Letter in reply: no more than 600 words. Letter to Editor: no more than 400 words.
Title page format Should be no more than 70 characters, including punctuation and spacing. Should include: authors’ full names, highest academic degrees, and institutional affiliations; and mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address of the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Double spaced, 1 inch margins, and 12 point font size.
Figures Original article, Randomized clinical trial: no more than five figures and tables. Systematic review and meta-analyses, Narrative reviews: should include approximately four tables. Opinion article: should include approximately four tables. Figure and table titles should be no more than 15 words.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Narrative reviews: no more than 70 references. Original article, Randomized clinical trial: no more than 40 references. Opinion article: no more than 30 references. Editorial: no more than 20 references. Letter to Editor: no more than five references. Letter in reply: no more than six references. Systematic review and meta-analyses: no explicit limit. Should list six authors’ names and follow by ‘et al’ if more than six authors. Example: 1 Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black RJ, Masuyer E, Friedl HP, Ivanov E, et al. Childhood leukaemia in Europe after Chernobyl: 5 year follow-up. Br J Cancer 1996;73:1006-12.
Other Further details for opinion articles can be found at: http://bit.ly/1cKG2kL.

Eye

Impact factor 1.851
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original article; Correspondence; Case series; Review article; Editorial; and Controversy.
Publication charges One color image is free and the price increases as the number of color images increases.
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Abstract word count Original article: no more than 250 words. Include structured abstract with the headings ‘Aim/Purpose’, ‘Methods’, and ‘Results and Conclusions’.
Total word count Original article: no more than 3500 words (excluding abstract, references, figures and tables). Correspondence: no more than 350 words (excluding references and title). Case series: no more than 750 words (excluding title, abstract, legends and references). Review article: no more than 8000 words (excluding abstract, references, figures and tables). Editorial/Controversy: no more than 1000 words (excluding references and title).
Title page format Should include title, authors’ names and affiliations, contact details of the corresponding author, and a short running title (no more than 80 characters including spaces).
Font and line spacing Double spaced.
Figures Original article: no more than five figures. Case series: no more than three figures. For single images: width, 500 pixels; resolution, 125 dpi. For multi-part images: width, 900 pixels; resolution, 125 dpi.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Correspondence: no more than five references. Review article: no more than 100 references. Editorial/Controversy: no more than 25 references. Number the references in the text. Example: Eide N, Refsum SB, Bakke S. Primary malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac. Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh) 1993; 71: 273–276.
Other Margins of at least 3 cm. Include double line spaces between paragraphs. Number all pages. Insert continuous line numbers.

FASEB

Impact factor 5.712
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Research communication; Hypothesis; Review; and Life science forum.
Publication charges $50 submission fee for all full manuscripts.
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Abstract word count No more than 200 words.
Total word count Research communication: no more than 8000 words (including abstract and references). Hypothesis: no more than 4000 words (including abstract and references). Review: no more than 10,000 words (including abstract and references).
Title page format Title of the article, names and affiliations of the authors, contact details of the corresponding author. Include a running title of no more than 50 characters (including spaces).
Font and line spacing Size 12, Times New Roman font. 1.5 line spacing.
Figures Unspecified.
Guidelines for figures Figures and figure panels: sized to fit 8.5” × 11” paper. 72 dpi when initially submitted (you may be required to submit higher resolution images if the manuscript is accepted). Files: submitted as TIFF, EPS, PDF or PPT format.
References References in the text should be numbered in parentheses. Example: 6. Fornerod, M., Ohno, M., Yoshida, M., and Mattaj, I.W. (1997) CRM1 is an export receptor for leucine-rich nuclear export signals. Cell 90, 1051-1060 No more than 100 references in a review article.
Other Margins: 0.5 inches on all sides. Number all pages. On the second page, provide a list of non-standard abbreviations used in the paper. List 3-5 keywords underneath the abstract.

Genes to Cells

Impact factor 2.68
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original paper; Review; Commentary; Letter to the Editor; and Meeting report.
Publication charges There are no paper charges. Authors’ pay the full cost for the reproduction of color artwork. Authors’ of review articles are allowed two color figures free of charge.
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Abstract word count No more than 200 words.
Total word count Original Paper/Review: no more than 60,000 characters (including spaces), excluding figure legends, references, tables, and supplementary information.
Title page format Title should be less than 145 characters (excluding spaces). Short running title should be less than 40 characters (including spaces). Provide up to 10 key words and the email address of the corresponding author.
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Figures Tables and figures: up to nine figures and should be numbered.
Guidelines for figures Files: should have a brief title and be submitted as JPEG, TIFF, PowerPoint, or PDF.
References No more than 60 references. Cite references in the text by using the author and year. List references at the end of the text in alphabetical order. If there are more than 15 authors, use ‘et al’ after the first three. Example: Tsujita, T., Li, L., Nakajima, H., Iwamoto, N., Nakajima-Takagi, Y., Ohashi, K., Kawakami, K., Kumagai, Y., Freeman, B.A., Yamamoto, M. & Kobayashi, M. (2011) Nitro-fatty acids and cyclopentenone prostaglandins share strategies to activate the Keap1-Nrf2 system: a study using green fluorescent protein transgenic zebrafish. Genes Cells 16, 46–57.
Other Unspecified.

Industrials Crops and Products

Impact factor 2.469
Types of papers Original research article; Review; Short communication; Book review
Publication charges Not specified
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Abstract word count N/A
Total word count N/A
Title page format Provide title, author names and affiliations, and the contact details of the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Double spaced.
Figures Should be provided in TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF, or MS office format. Figure legends should consist of a brief title and a description.
References References in the text should be cited using the authors name and the year. References in the list should be listed alphabetically. Example: Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59
Other Every line and page should be numbered. Highlights are required – these are a series of short bullet points that convey the core findings of the article and should be submitted as a separate file. Should be 3-5 bullet points, each with a maximum of 85 characters (including spaces). Provide a maximum of 6 keywords after the abstract.

J INTERN MED

Impact factor 6.455
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original article; Review article; Case report; Editorial; Letter to Editor; Consensus Report; and Correspondence.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count Case Report and Review: no more than 100 words. Original article: no more than 250 words and structured, composed of: objectives, design, setting, subjects, interventions, results, and conclusions.
Total word count Unspecified.
Title page format Should include paper title, running headline of no more than 30 characters, and the authors’ names, departments, institutions, cities and countries.
Font and line spacing Unspecified.
Figures Authors should submit figures in color where appropriate. Tables: only horizontal lines should be used.
Guidelines for figures Unspecified.
References Recommended to use EndNote or Reference Manager. Should use ‘et al.’ after seven authors. Example: Carlson LA, Hamsten A, Asplund A. Pronounced lowering of serum levels of lipoprotein Lp(a) in hyperlipidaemic subjects treated with nicotinic acid. J Intern Med 1989; 226: 271‐6.
Other List two to six key words below the abstract.

JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC

Impact factor 29.978
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original investigation; Clinical Trail; Meta-analysis; Caring for the critically ill patient; Brief report; JAMA clinical challenge; Viewpoint; A piece of my mind; Letter to Editor; Letter in reply; Research letter; Special communication; and Poetry and medicine. Articles requiring a pre-submission inquiry: Clinical crossroads; Review; Grand rounds; JAMA clinical evidence synopsis; JAMA diagnostic test interpretation; and The rational clinical examination.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count Original data no more than 350 words, composed of: Importance, a sentence or two; Objective; Design; Setting; Participants: Intervention for clinical trials, or Exposure for observational studies; Main outcome(s) and measure(s); Results; Conclusions and relevance; and Trial registration. Meta-analyses and The rational clinical examination: no more than 350 words, composed of: Importance, a sentence or two; Objective; Data sources; Study selection; Data extraction and synthesis; Main outcome(s) and measure(s); Results; and Conclusions and relevance. Review: no more than 350 words, composed of: Importance, a sentence or two; Objective; Evidence and Review; Findings; and Conclusions and relevance. Editorials, Viewpoints, and Research letter: should not include an abstract. Other major manuscripts should include an unstructured abstract of no more than 200 words, which summarizes the objective, main points, and conclusions.
Total word count The rational clinical examination and Clinical crossroads: no more than 4000 words. Meta-analysis and Review: no more than 3500 words. Original investigation, Clinical trial, Caring for the critically ill patient, Special communication, and Grand rounds: no more than 3000 words. A piece of my mind: no more than 1800 words. Brief report: recommended 100-1500 words. Viewpoint: no more than 1200 words of text or 1000 words accompanied by one small table or figure. JAMA clinical challenge: no more than 850 total words, consisting of: no more than 250 words for the Case presentation, Question, and 4 one-sentence answers; and no more than 600 words for the Diagnosis and Brief discussion. JAMA diagnostic test interpretation: no more than 800 words, composed of: no more than 200 words for the Case presentation; no more than 50 words for the Interpretation of test results; no more than 200 words for Test characteristics; no more than 200 words for Application of test results; no more than 100 words for Was the diagnostic test approach optimal; and no more than 100 words for Recommendations. Research letter: no more than 600 words. Letters in reply: no more than 500 words. Letter to Editor: no more than 400 words. Poetry and medicine: no more than 50 lines.
Title page format Should include word count and authors’ full names, highest academic degrees, and affiliations. Clinical trial: should include the phrase “A Randomized Clinical Trial” in subtitle.
Font and line spacing Unspecified.
Figures Include a brief figure title, no more than 10-15 words. Original investigation, Clinical trial, Caring for the critically ill patient, Clinical crossroads, and The rational clinical examination: no more than five tables and, or, figures. Meta-analysis, Special communications, Review, and Grand rounds: no more than four tables and, or, figures. Brief report: no more than three tables and, or, figures. Research letter: no more than two tables and, or, figures. JAMA clinical evidence synopsis: one table or figure.
Guidelines for figures JAMA clinical challenge: 300 dpi at a width of 5 inches. File formats: AI, BMP, DOC, EMF, EPS, JPG, PDF, PPT, PSD, TIF, WMF, and XLS.
References Meta-analysis, Clinical crossroads, and Review: no more than 50-75 references. Special communication, Grand rounds: no more than 50 references. JAMA clinical challenge and JAMA diagnostic test interpretation: no more than ten references. Viewpoint and JAMA clinical evidence synopsis: no more than seven references. Letter of reply and Research letter: no more than six references. Letter to Editor: no more than five references. List up to six authors and, or, editors; if more than six, list the first three followed by ‘et al.’ Example: 1. Garbutt JM, Banister C, Spitznagel E, Piccirillo JF. Amoxicillin for acute rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2012;307(7):685-692. 2. Steinbrook R, Ross JS. "Transparency reports" on industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals [published online ahead of print February 14, 2012]. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.211. 3. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS proposals to implement certain disclosure provisions of the Affordable Care Act. http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/factsheet.asp?Counter=4221. Accessed January 30, 2012. 4. McPhee SJ, Winker MA, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ, eds. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical; 2011.
Other JAMA clinical challenge, Viewpoint, Letter to Editor, Letter of reply, JAMA clinical evidence synopsis, and JAMA diagnostic test interpretation: no more than three authors.

Journal of Applied Toxicology

Impact factor 2.478
Types of papers Research Article, Short Communication, Review, Minireview, Review Hypothesis, Toxicology Update, and Correspondence.
Publication charges Two colour pages per article will be printed free of charge.
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Abstract word count No more than 250 words. In addition to the standard abstract, a short abstract of up to 80 words must also be provided.
Total word count Short Communication – no more than two printed pages. Minireview – no more than 10,000 words. Review Hypothesis – approximately 3,500 words.
Title page format Title, short title of up to 70 characters, names and affiliations of authors, full contact details of corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Size 12 font, either Times, Helvetica or Courier. Single spaced.
Figures Black and white and colour photos – 300 dpi. Graphs, drawings etc. – 800 dpi preferred, 600 dpi minimum. Combinations of photos and drawings – 500 dpi.
References Cite references in the text as name and year in brackets. List references at the end of the paper alphabetically. Example: Hartig S, Fries S, Balcarcel RR. 2005. Reduced mitochondrial membrane potential and metabolism correspond to acute chloroform toxicity of in vitro hepatocytes. J. Appl. Toxicol. 25 :310-317. DOI: 10.1002/jat.1067.
Other Include up to 10 keywords.

Journal of Bacteriology

Impact factor 3.825
Journal Style ASM
Types of papers Full-length article; minireview; commentary;
Publication charges For a corresponding author who is an ASM member, $67 per page for the first eight pages and $125 per page thereafter, $170 per colour figure, and $190 for supplemental material. For a non-member corresponding author, $135 per page for the first eight page and $250 per page thereafter, $375 per colour figure, and $285 for supplemental material. Minireviews, commentaries and comment letters are not subject to page charges.
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Abstract word count Full-length article/minireview: no more than 250 words.
Total word count Minireview: No more than six printed pages (excluding references).
Title page format Title; running title (no more than 54 characters including spaces); authors’ names; authors’ affiliations; place a ‘#’ symbol after the name of the corresponding author; contact details of the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Double spaced throughout. Minimum of 6 mm between lines. Font should be no smaller than size 12.
Figures RGB, CMYB or greyscale figures accepted. Minimum resolutions are as follows: 300 dpi for grayscale and colour figures, 600 dpi for combinations art (lettering and art), and 1200 dpi for line art.
References References are numbered in the text. Example: Caserta E, Haemig HAH, Manias DA, Tomsic J, Grundy FJ, Henkin TM, Dunny GM. 2012. In vivo and in vitro analyses of regulation of the pheromone-responsive prgQ promoter by the PrgX pheromone receptor protein. J. Bacteriol. 194:3386-3394.

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Impact factor 4.773
Types of papers Regular Article.
Publication charges ASBMB charges: $80 per journal page, no charge for colour figures. Non-member charges: $90 per journal page and $50 per colour figure.
Link to example format http://www.jbc.org/site/misc/jbc_pip_sample_2012.pdf
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Abstract word count No more than 250 words.
Total word count No more than 30,000 characters, including spaces.
Title page format Title Author names and affiliations Corresponding author contact details include telephone, fax and email. Running title that should not be more than 60 characters including spaces. Keywords
Font and line spacing Size 11 Times New Roman font. Number all pages. Single spaced.
Figures No figure limit. Images containing greyscale and bitmap areas must be supplied at a resolution of at least 600 dpi.
References Should be cited in the text by number. Example 1. MacDonald, G.M., Steenhuis, J.J., and Barry, B.A. (1995) A difference Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic study of chlorophyll oxidation in hydroxylamine-treated photosystem II. J. Biol. Chem. 270, 8420–8428
Other 1 inch margins on all sides. Should include a capsule before the abstract that contains no more than 60 words and that contains four parts – Background, Results, Conclusion and Significance. The title page, references, footnotes, figure legends and tables should be in a single column format. The capsule through to Discussion should be in two columns with a 0.25 inch space between. The running title should be inserted as a header at the top of each page and cannot exceed 60 characters including spaces.

Journal of Cell Biology

Impact factor 10.264
Types of papers Article; Report; Tool
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Abstract word count No more than 160 words
Total word count Article/Tool: No more than 40,000 characters. Report: No more than 20,000 characters.
Title page format Title should be less than 100 characters including spaces. Names of authors and affiliations. Contact details of corresponding author (including mailing address, telephone, fax and email) Condensed title of less than 50 characters. Character count.
Font and line spacing Double spaced.
Figures Up to ten main figures and five supplementary figures in an Article and Tool. Up to five main figures and three supplementary figures in a Report. All figures must be at least 300 dpi. All colour figures must be submitted in RGB format.
References No limit on the number of references. References should be cited in the text by author and year of publication. Examples: Two authors: Foster, E.R., and J.A. Downs. 2009. Methylation of H3K4 and K79 is not strictly dependent on H2B K123 acetylation. J. Cell Biol. 184:631–638. More than two authors: Eastman, S.W., M. Yassaeem, and P.D. Bieniasz. 2009. A role for ubiquitin ligase and Spartin/SPG20 in lipid droplet turnover. J. Cell Biol. 184: 909–921.
Other Each section should begin on a new page. American spelling Results and Discussion sections must be combined in a Report.

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Impact factor 9.663
Types of papers Brief communications; regular articles; brief reviews; special articles; editorials; occasional observations; JASN debates; clinical commentaries; Science in Renal Medicine; and Pathophysiology of the Renal Biopsy.
Publication charges $70 per manuscript page and $600 per colour page.
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Abstract word count Abstracts should not contain abbreviations. Brief communication/brief review/special article: no more than 200 words. Regular article: no more than 250 words. Clinical commentary/Science in Renal Medicine: no more than 100 words.
Total word count Brief communication: no more than 1500 words (excluding abstract, concise methods, references, and figure legends). Regular article: no more than 3000 words (excluding title page, abstract, concise methods, references, and figure legends). Brief review/special article: no more than 3000 words (excluding title page, figure legends, tables and references). Editorial/occasional observations/JASN debates: approximately 1000–1500 words. Clinical commentary: Approximately 1500 words or less (excluding title page, figure legends, tables and references). Science in Renal Medicine/Pathophysiology of the Renal Biopsy: no more than 1500 words (excluding title page, figure legends, tables and references).
Title page format Include title, authors, and affiliations, running title (no more than 30 characters), separate word counts for the abstract and the text, and the corresponding author’s address, telephone, fax, and email.
Font and line spacing Not specified
Figures Figure legends should not contain abbreviations. Figures should be provided in one of the following formats: EPS, AI, TIFF, PDF, or Microsoft Office. Images should be produced at the following resolutions: 1200 dpi for black and white images, 600 dpi for grayscale or color combination images combined with text or line art, and 300 dpi for regular grayscale or color images without text or line art.
References Brief communication: no more than 30. Clinical commentary/Science in Renal Medicine: no more than 15. Superscript numbers should be provided in the text that should be placed immediately after a comma or period if cited at the end of a phrase or sentence. Example: Nangaku M, Pippin J, Couser WG: Complement membrane attackcomplex (C5b9) mediates interstitial disease in experimental nephrotic syndrome. J Am Soc Nephrol 10: 2323–2332, 1999

Journal of Virology

Impact factor 5.402
Journal Style ASM
Types of papers Full length article, short-form paper, minireview, commentary, letter to the editor
Publication charges For a corresponding author who is an ASM member, $67 per page for the first eight pages and $125 per page thereafter, $170 per colour figure, and $190 for supplemental material. For a non-member corresponding author, $135 per page for the first eight page and $250 per page thereafter, $375 per colour figure, and $285 for supplemental material. Minireviews, commentaries and comment letters are not subject to page charges.
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Abstract word count Full length article/minireview: no more than 250 words. Short-form paper: no more than 75 words.
Total word count Short-form paper: no more than 1000 words if possible. Commentary: no more than two printed pages. Letter to the editor: no more than 500 words.
Title page format Title, running title (no more than 54 characters including spaces), author names and affiliations. Use a ‘#’ symbol to denote the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Double spaced throughout. Minimum of 6 mm between lines. Font should be no smaller than size 12.
Figures RGB, CMYB or greyscale figures accepted. Minimum resolutions are as follows: 300 dpi for grayscale and colour figures, 600 dpi for combinations art (lettering and art), and 1200 dpi for line art.
References Should be cited by numbers in the text. List all authors in the reference list, do not use ‘et al’. Example: 1. Caserta E, Haemig HAH, Manias DA, Tomsic J, Grundy FJ, Henkin TM, Dunny GM. 2012. In vivo and in vitro analyses of regulation of the pheromone-responsive prgQ promoter by the PrgX pheromone receptor protein. J. Bacteriol. 194:3386–3394.
Other Number all pages. Insert continuous line numbers. In short-form papers, combined the methods, results and discussion into a single section.

Lancet

Impact factor 39.060
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original research. Blue section: Comment; World report; Perspectives; Obituaries; Adverse drug reactions; and Correspondence. Green section: Seminars; Reviews; Series; Hypotheses; Case reports; and Viewpoints.
Publication charges’ Unspecified.
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Abstract word count No more than 300 words. It should consist of the following five paragraphs: Background, Methods, Findings, Interpretation, and Funding. Randomised trials: should adhere to CONSORT extensions. Intervention studies: should express the primary outcome and can express secondary outcomes if clearly marked as such.
Total word count No more than 3000 words for the manuscript text.
Title page format Should include the following: a brief title; the authors’ names, preferred degree (one only), affiliations, and complete addresses; and contact details for the corresponding author with email and telephone details.
Font and line spacing Should not use bold ace for emphasis within text. Decimal points should be mid-line, i.e., 23·4, not 23.4. Paragraphs should be separated by single hard-returns. The use of tabs and indents to begin paragraphs should be avoided.
Figures Unspecified.
Guidelines for figures Minimum resolution of 300 dpi, width 107mm.
References Up to 30 references sequentially numbered as cited. Should use the Vancouver numbering style as a superscripted number after a punctuation mark. Example: “…as reported by Saito and colleagues.15” Smith A, Jones, B, Clements S. Clinical transplantation of tissue-engineered airway. Lancet 2008; 372:1201–09.
Other Main figure heading should be in 10 point Times New Roman, bold font. Figure legends should be in 10 point, single spaced.

MAYO CLIN PROC

Impact factor 5.790
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original articles; Review articles; Solicited review; Concise review for clinicians; My treatment approach; Consensus guidelines; Special article; Commentary; Brief report; Editorials; Letter to Editor; Medical images; Symposium; Case reports and Residents’ clinic.
Publication charges’ Immediate access fee of $3000 allows paper to be viewed online, in full, from day of publication. No charge for color figures.
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Abstract word count Original articles: no more than 250 words and structured, composed of: objective (one sentence), patients and methods (include study date range), results, and conclusion. Review articles, Concise Reviews, My treatment approach, Consensus Guidelines, Special articles, and Brief Report: unstructured and no more than 250 words. Commentary, Editorials, Letter to Editor, and Medical Images: no abstract.
Total word count Review articles, My treatment approach, Consensus guidelines, and Special articles: no more than 5000 words. Original articles: no more than 3000 words. Concise reviews: no more than 2500 words. Commentary and Brief report: no more than 2000 words. Letter to Editor: no more than 500 words. Medical images: no more than 250 words.
Title page format Should include authors’ first names and middle initials, academic degrees, and department affiliations and institutions. Should include name, address and email address of contact author. Should list all financial and material support.
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Figures Original articles, Review articles, My treatment approach, Consensus guidelines, and Special articles: no more than five figures and tables. Concise reviews: no more than two figures and tables. Commentary and Brief report: no more than three figures and tables. Editorials and Letter to Editor: no more than one figure or table. Medical images: 4–8 images.
Guidelines for figures Format: halftone and color images should be saved in Photoshop in .jpg, .gif, or .tiff, at 300 dpi.
References Should use superscript numerals for text citations. When more than six authors, should list three names and then use ‘et al.’ Review articles, My treatment approach, Consensus guidelines, and Special articles: no more than 125 references. Original articles: no more than 75 references. Concise reviews, Commentary, and Brief report: no more than 25 references. Editorials: no more than 15 references. Letter to Editor and Medical images: no more than five references.
Other Review articles: should include five to seven take home points. Concise reviews and Letter to Editor: no more than three authors. Medical images: no more than two authors.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Impact factor 4.942
Types of papers Article
Publication charges No charges for colour figures. Page charges are $145 per typeset page.
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Abstract word count None.
Total word count No more than 1200 words in the Discussion.
Title page format Title Authors and affiliations. Use superscript symbols to denote affiliations in the order *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, #, and @. Running head of less than 40 characters. List of abbreviations.
Font and line spacing Single spaced.
Figures Should not be more than 150 dpi for initial submissions. Colour figures should be supplied in RGB mode at 8 bits/channel.
References References should be cited in the text by author name and the date of publication. Example: Rottner, K., Hall, A., and Small, J. V. (1999). Interplay between Rac and Rho in the control of substrate contact dynamics. Curr.Biol. 9, 640–648.

Nature Cell Biology

Impact factor 19.488
Types of papers Article; Letter; Resource; Technical Report; Correspondence; Review; Commentary; Perspective
Abstract word count Article/Resource/Technical Report: Typically 150 words. Letter: Typically 80 words.
Total word count Article/Resource: 3,500 words (excluding methods, references and figure legends). The methods should not be more than 1,600 words. Each figure legend should not be more than 350 words. Letter: 2,500 words (excluding methods, references and figure legends). The methods should not be more than 1,600 words. Correspondence: No more than one printed page. Review: Normally 3,000–4,000 words. Commentary: Normally 3–4 printed pages. Perspective: Normally no more than 3000 words.
Figures Article/Resource/Technical Report: No more than eight figures/tables. Letter: No more than five figures/tables.
References Article/Perspective: No more than 70. Letter/Technical Report: No more than 40. Resource: No more than 50. Correspondence: No more than 10. Review: No more than 140. Commentary: No more than 25 (omit article title from reference list). References should be numbered sequentially in the text.
Other British spelling.

New England J Med

Impact factor 51.658
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original articles; Special articles; Brief reports; Clinical Problem-Solving; Clinical practice; Clinical therapeutics; Current concepts; Drug therapy; Mechanisms of Disease; Medical progress; Editorials; Perspective; Sounding board; Clinical implications of basic research; Special reports; Health law; Ethics; Human rights; Health policy reports; Medicine and society; and Letters to editor.
Publication charges Unspecified.
Link to example format Unspecified.
Link to template Unspecified.
Abstract word count No more than 250 words. It should consist of the following four paragraphs: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
Total word count Sounding board article, Brief report, and Occasional notes: 2,000 words. Original and Special articles: 2,700. Current concepts: 2,400 words. Clinical practise and Clinical therapeutics 2,500 words. Review article: 3,000 words.
Title page format Should include the manuscript title, the authors’ names and affiliation or institution, and contact details for the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Double-space text, references, and tables.
Figures Original articles: no more than five figures and, or, tables (additional figures and tables considered for online publication only).
Guidelines for figures File formats: PDF, DOC, PPT, JPG, GIF, and TIF. Low resolution acceptable for peer review.
References Consecutively numbered as cited. References in table or figure legends numbered as in sequence where first mentioned in text. When there are more than seven authors, list the first three followed by “et al.” Example: Shapiro AMJ, Lakey JRT, Ryan EA, et al. Islet transplantation in seven patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus using a glucocorticoid-free immunosuppressive regimen. N Engl J Med 2000;343:230-8.
Other Tables: with title, and extensive tables will be published online only.

PLOS MED.

Impact factor 15.253
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers 2-column: Research article; Expert commentary; Guidelines and guidance; Learning forum; Neglected diseases; PLOS medicine debate; Primer; Review; and Symposium. 3-column: Editorial; Education; Essay; Health in action; Historical and philosophical perspectives; Historical profiles and perspectives; Interview; Message from ISCB; Opinion; Perspective; Policy forum; Policy platform; Research in translation; Special report; and Viewpoint.
Publication charges’ PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine: US $2,900. PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Pathogens, and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: US $2,250. PLOS ONE: US $1,350. Low income countries (as of, http://www.plos.org/group-one-countries/): waivered fee. Lower middle income countries (as of, http://www.plos.org/group-two-countries/): US $500.
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Abstract word count No explicit word limits. Research article: structured, composed of: background, methods, findings, and conclusions. Other articles should submit a short summary paragraph.
Total word count Should be concise but no explicit word limit. Most manuscripts should be composed of: title, authors, affiliations, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, acknowledgements, and figure legends; manuscripts with differing formats should be discussed with editors.
Title page format Title: should be concise, avoid abbreviations, and include trial design if randomized control or meta-analysis trials. Should include a running head of approximately 40 characters. Should provide authors’ names and affiliations (department, university, and location), and a corresponding author.
Font and line spacing Unspecified.
Figures Format: high-resolution TIFF or EPS format. Files: should not exceed 10 MB for individual files. Figure title and legend should be no more than 15 and 300 words, respectively.
References Should use ‘et al.’ after five authors. In the text, citations indicated by the reference number in brackets. Example: Hou WR, Hou YL, Wu GF, Song Y, Su XL, et al. (2011) cDNA, genomic sequence cloning and overexpression of ribosomal protein gene L9 (rpL9) of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Genet Mol Res 10: 1576-1588.
Other Unspecified.

PNAS

Impact factor 9.681
Types of papers Research report; feature article; commentary; perspective; colloquium paper; letter
Publication charges $75 per page. $300 for supplementary information. $350 for each colour figure. $1350 for open access.
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Link to template If submitting in LaTex, a template can be found at http://www.pnas.org/site/authors/LaTex.xhtml
Abstract word count No more than 250 words.
Total word count No more than 39,000 characters (including spaces). Instructions on how to estimate the length of a paper can be found at http://www.pnascentral.org/html/pnas_length_estimate_instructions.html
Title page format Title (no more than three lines, generally 135 characters including spaces); short running title of fewer than 50 characters; major and minor category under which the manuscript is being submitted; authors’ names; authors’ affiliations; corresponding author contact details; at least three keywords.
Font and line spacing N/A
Figures Colour image must be RGB format. Monochrome figures: 1000–1200 dpi; combination halftones: 600–900 dpi; halftones: at least 300 dpi.
References PNAS style. Include the full title of the study. Only use ‘et al’ if there are more than five authors. Example: 10. Neuhaus J-M, Sitcher L, Meins F, Jr, Boller T (1991) A short C-terminal sequence is necessary and sufficient for the targeting of chitinases to the plant vacuole. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 88(22):10362-10366.

PREV MED

Impact factor 3.496
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Original research paper; Brief original report; Commentary; Review article; Book review; and Letter to Editor.
Publication charges’ $2,200 excluding taxes.
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Abstract word count Should be no more than 200 words and structured, composed of: objective, method, results, and conclusion. Should include the sample sizes, location and date of the study. Graphical abstract is optional.
Total word count Brief original report: should be 4,000-4,500 words. Original research paper: no more than 3,500 words for comparative intervention studies, e.g., randomized control trials; and no more than 2,500 words for other studies. Book review: should be 1,000-1,500 words. Letter to Editor: no more than 600 words. Word counts do not include citations.
Title page format Unspecified.
Font and line spacing Brief original report: no more than two tables or figures. Letter to editor: no more than one table or figure. Captions: should accompany each illustration but to be supplied separately. Tables: should be short, single spaced, and begin on a separate page.
Guidelines for figures Format: TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDG, or MS Office files.
References Brief original report: no more than 20 references. Letter to Editor: no more than ten references. Multiple references from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by letters placed after the year of publication. Should use ‘et al.’ after nine authors’ names. Example: Milikan R, 2002. The changing face of epidemiology in the genomics era. Epidemiology 13:472-480.
Other For further information, see: http://bit.ly/1c9F8hs.

Scientific Reports

Impact factor Not eligible for an impact factor until 2013.
Types of papers Article
Publication charges The article processing charge is $1350.
Link to example format N/A
Link to template Please see http://www.nature.com/srep/authors/submit.html#format-manuscripts for template.
Abstract word count No more than 150 words.
Total word count No more than 11 typeset pages. The main text (excluding Abstract, Methods, References and Figure legends) should not exceed 4500 words.
Title page format Title should not exceed 15 words.
Font and line spacing Double spaced without justification.
Figures Up to 8 figures and/or tables. Each figure legend should not exceed 350 words.
References No more than 60 references. Should be numbered sequentially in the text. The reference list should list references in numerical order. Example: 2. Schott, D. H., Collins, R. N. & Bretscher, A. Secretory vesicle transport velocity in living cells depends on the myosin V lever arm length. J. Cell Biol. 156, 35-39 (2002).
Other • Methods should not exceed 1500 words. • Author contributions and a competing financial interests statement should be included after the Acknowledgments. • The actual p value for each test should be provided, not merely ‘p<0.05’. • Page numbers should be used.

Stem Cells International

Types of papers Research Article; Review Article; Clinical Study
Publication charges $1200 per article.
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Abstract word count No more than 200 words.
Total word count N/A
Title page format Title Full author names Full mailing addresses Email addresses
Font and line spacing N/A
Figures Bitmap imaged should be 300 dpi.
References Should be cited in the text in square brackets.

Surgery

Impact factor 3.103
Journal Style Chicago
Types of papers Original Communication; Brief Clinical Report; Case Report; Image in Surgery; Editorial; Letter to the Editor; Clinical Review; Societal Paper; Hypothesis Section
Publication charges A reasonable number of black and white images will be produced free of charge. Authors will be charged for colour images.
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Abstract word count Societal Paper – No more than 200 words. Original Communication – No more than 250 words Abstracts are required for Original Communications and Societal Papers. They are structured with the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
Total word count Brief Clinical Report, Case Report, and Image in Surgery – No more than four double spaced pages. Editorial – No more than 1000 words. Letter to the Editor – No more than 500 words. Societal Paper and Hypothesis – No more than 10 double spaced pages.
Title page format Full names and highest academic degree of each author, the institution from which the work originates, sources of financial support, and the contact details of the corresponding author.
Font and line spacing N/A
Figures Brief Clinical Report, Case Report, and Image in Surgery – Up to two pertinent illustrations. Societal Paper – No more than 10 figures/tables. Illustrations should be submitted in EPS or TIFF file format. Colour images should be saved as CMYK. All images should be at least 300 dpi.
References Brief Clinical Report, Case Report, and Image in Surgery – Up to five references. Editorial – Minimum number of references, if any. Societal Paper – No more than 25 references. Hypothesis – No more than 12 references. Use the Vancouver reference style. List all authors if there are six or fewer. If there are more than seven, list the first six followed by ‘et al’. Example: Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associatedwith an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann InternMed 1996; 124:980-3.

The Journal of Immunology

Impact factor 5.788
Types of papers Cutting Edge manuscript and full-length manuscript.
Publication charges The submission fee is $50 per manuscript for non-AAI members and is waived for AAI members. The page charges are as follows: $70 per page up to 8 printed pages, $175 for each additional page from 9 to 12 pages, and $225 for each additional page over pages. There is a charge of $75 per supplemental figure and table and the online posting fee is $150 per article. Each colour figure is charged as $650 per for non-AAI members and $450 for AAI members.
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Abstract word count No more than 250 words for a full-length manuscript. No more than 150 words for a cutting edge manuscript.
Total word count A cutting edge manuscript must fit in 4 journal pages (approximately 32,000 characters). The Materials and Methods should be sharply limited but be sufficient to allow the reader to follow the Results and Discussion. A full length manuscript should fit in 8 journal pages (approximately 64,000 characters). A tool to estimate the length of a paper is available at http://www.jimmunol.org/site/misc/authorinstructions.xhtml#mspreparation.
Title page format Full title, a running title (not exceeding 60 characters), each author’s full name (first name, middle initial, last name), affiliations of all authors, and the contact details of the corresponding author. Use the following symbols in this order to designate the authors’ affiliations: *, †, ‡, §, ¶, ||, #, **, ††, ‡‡, §§, ¶¶, || ||, ##.
Font and line spacing Size 12 serif font, preferably Times New Roman. Double space the entire manuscript.
Figures It must be specified in the figure legend how many times each experiment was independently performed, as well as the number of animals and replicates in each experimental group At the initial submission, provide low resolution files of the smallest possible size. High-resolution images are required when submitting a revised manuscript, the specifications for which can be found at http://www.jimmunol.org/site/misc/authorinstructions.xhtml#mspreparation.
References Use numbers to cite references in the text. List references alphabetically in the reference list. Example: Wells, A. D., M. C. Walsh, D. Sankaran, and L. A. Turka. 2000. T cell effector function and anergy avoidance are quantitatively linked to cell division. J. Immunol. 165: 2432–2443
Other • Each section must begin on a new page. • The species of animals or cells used in the study must be specified in the abstract. The last few sentences of the abstract (50 words or less) should provide a succinct summary of the main point of the paper. • For flow cytometry experiments, the gating strategies should be specified in the Materials and Methods or the figure legend. • Grant support must be specified in a footnote to the title, not in the Acknowledgments. • The journal provides a list of standard abbreviations that can be used without being defined. Please see http://www.jimmunol.org/site/misc/authorinstructions.xhtml#mspreparation. • Any paper that contains new high-resolution structural data must have an accession number from the Protein Data Bank. • Original nucleotide sequences must have an accession number from GenBank or EMBL DataLibrary. • Microarray data must be deposited in an appropriate public database (e.g. GEO, ArrayExpress, or CIBEX) and the accession number should be provided. • Amino acid or nucleotide sequences longer than 50 bases/residues should be provided in a figure, not in the text or a table. • For human and/or animal studies, a statement saying that the study has been approved by a relevant institutional review committee must be provided in the Materials and Methods.

The Plant Journal

Impact factor 6.16
Types of papers Original Research Article/Technical Advance Article/ Resource Article/Special Issue Article
Publication charges £150 for the first colour figure and £50 for each subsequent figure.
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Abstract word count No more than 250 words.
Total word count No more than 7000 words.
Title page format Full title of paper. Names and affiliations of authors. Contact details of the corresponding author. Running title of no more than 50 characters (including spaces). Up to 10 keywords listed in order of importance. Total word count. Break down of word count of each section including references.
Font and line spacing Double spaced
Figures Vector graphics should be at least 600 dpi and bitmap files should be at least 300 dpi. Colour figures should be supplied in CMYK format.
References Should be cited in the text by author and publication date. Example: Lacomme, C. and Santa Cruz, S. (1999) Bax-induced cell death in tobacco is similar to the hypersensitive response. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 96, 7956-7961. Sambrook, J., Fritsch, E.F. and Maniatis, T. (1989) Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual 2nd edn. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Shah, J. and Klessig, D.F. (1999) Salicylic acid: signal perception and transduction. In Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Hormones (Hooykaas, P.P.J., Hall, M.A. and Libbenga, K.R., eds). New York: Elsevier Science, pp. 513-541.
Other Margins should be at least 3 cm. All pages should be numbered.

TRANSL RES

Impact factor 3.490
Journal style Unspecified.
Types of papers Review; Case report; Letter to Editor; Brief report; Preliminary reports; Report; Short report; Brief report; Original research; Featured New Investigator Series;
Publication charges’ Black and white figures: printed free of charge. Color figures: printed at $650 for the first figure, and $100 for each subsequent figure.
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Abstract word count Should be no more than 250 words, to orient the reader, describe observations, and state the conclusions. Should be one paragraph without subheadings.
Total word count Brief report: no more than 1500 words, not including references, tables, and figures. Short report and Original research: no more than 1500 words, including references, tables, and figures, with tables and figures counting as 250 words each. Letter to Editor: no more than 1000 words. Should be composed of introduction, methods, results, discussion, and acknowledgments.
Title page format Should include authors’ full names and corresponding author’s address. Running head: should include an abbreviated title of no more than 45 characters, and a list of any abbreviations.
Font and line spacing Tables: should be double spaced. Figure legends: should be double spaced.
Figures Unspecified.
Guidelines for figures Halftone images: should be 300 dpi at the print size. Line art: should be 1200 dpi at the print size. Should be at least five inches wide and in TIFF format.
References Should follow the Vancouver Style. Letter to Editor and Brief report: no more than 15 references. Short reports and Original research: no more than 12 references. Example: You CH, Lee KY, Chey WY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1999;79:311-4.
Other Original research may be submitted as a brief report. Preliminary reports of genetic polymorphism and disease associations may be submitted as short reports.

In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Animal

Impact factor 1.312
Types of papers Reports, Articles and Letters to the Editor
Abstract word count No more than 250 words.
Title page format Title of the article, authors’ names and affiliations, corresponding author contact details, short running title (no more than 40 characters including spaces).
Font and line spacing Double spaced
References Cited in the text by name and date. Example: Nakashima K, Yamada L, Satou Y, Azuma J, Satoh N (2004)The evolutionary origin of animal cellulose synthase. Dev Genes Evol 214: 81-88