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A. General Information
B. Preparation of Manuscript
C. Preparation of Tables and Illustrations
D. Preparation of Supplementary Material
E. Chemical and Mathematical Usage, Abbreviations, and Symbols
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to scientists in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology,
and biomedical science. The length of the manuscripts should not
exceed 4300 words including figure legend and references. The
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biology, and biomedical science that are topical and novel at
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have no more than 100 references.
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- Manuscripts should be typed with double-spacing throughout,
and preferably each sheet should have 25 to 28 lines of a maximum
of 65 strokes, including references and figure legends. Separate
sheets should be used for the following: (1) title page, (2) abstract,
(3) text, (4) footnotes to the text, (5) acknowledgments, (6)
references, (7) tables, (8) figure legends, (9) figures or other
subsidiary matters. Manuscripts should be arranged in the order
indicated above and all sheets should be numbered in succession,
except figures, the title page being page 1.
- Latin words should be italicized (for example: in vitro, et
al., per se). Authors should avoid using excessively long sentences
and are also encouraged to have shorter paragraphs, for easy reading.
- A desirable plan for the organization of a paper is the following:
(a) Abstract, (b) Introduction (c) Results, (d) Discussion, (e)
Materials and Methods, (f) Acknowledgments (g) References. In
some cases, presentation will be clearer and more effective if
the author combines some of these sections.
(¥¡) Title Page should include the following items.
a. The form of the paper (Article) and the field under which the
paper is to be reviewed.
b. The title should be informative and as short as is consistent
with clarity. The numbering of parts in a series of papers is
not permitted, but titles and subtitles may be used if necessary.
c. List full names of all authors. A footnote to an author, indicating
a change of address, should be given on the title page using one
of the following superscript: 1, 2, 3. The asterisk symbol £ªshould
be reserved for the author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
d. List the institutions in which the work was carried out. Identify
the affiliations of all authors and their institutions, departments,
or organizations by use of superscript lower case alphabets.
e. Provide a short running title of less than 50 characters.
f. The name, phone and fax number, complete postal and e-mail
address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent.
(¥¢) Every paper must begin with a brief abstract (up to 150 words)
presenting the plan, procedures, and significant results of the
investigation. The abstract should be intelligible to the nonspecialists
as well as the specialists in the field, and, hence, should avoid
specialized terms and abbreviations. On the abstract page authors
should supply about five keywords descriptive of the research
(¥£) Introduction should state the purpose of the investigation
and its relation to other works in the same field, but should
not include an extensive review of the literature.
(¥¤) Results may be presented in tables or figures, but many simple
findings can be set forth directly in the text with no need for
tables or figures. The Discussion should be concise and deal with
the interpretation of the results. In some cases combining Results
and Discussion in a single section may give a clearer, more compact
(¥¥) Materials and Methods should be brief, but adequate for repetition
of the work by a qualified operator. Refer to previously published
procedures employed in the work by citation of both the original
description and pertinent published modifications. Do not include
extensive write-ups unless they present substantially new modifications.
Manufacturers cited in the text should be styled, for example,
as Sigma Chemical Co..
(¥¦) References should be numbered in one consecutive series. The
reference should be marked with Arabic numbers in parenthesis
in the body of the paper.
- Granner, D. and Pilkis, S. (1990) The genes of hepatic
glucose metabolism. J. Biol. Chem. 265, 10173-10176.
- Goldberg, A. L. and Gaff, S. A. (1986) The selective degradation
of abnormal proteins in bacteria; in Maximizing Gene Expression,
Reznikoff, W. and Gold, L. (eds.), pp. 287-314, Butterworths,
- Koh, Y. H., Yoon, S. and Park, J.-W. (1997) Lipid peroxidation
product-mediated DNA damage and mutagenicity. J. Biochem.
Mol. Biol. 30, 188-193.
- Sambrook, J., Fritsch, E. F. and Maniatis, T. (1989) Molecular
Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, 2nd ed., Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory Press, New York, USA .
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