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Submission Guidelines


  • Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) files
  • At most 10 pages, double-spaced
  • No page breaks
  • No footnotes

Order of Submission

  1. Title, Authors, Author affiliations
  2. Abstract
  3. Text
  4. References
  5. Figures
  6. Figure legends
  7. Tables

Figures and Tables

Please email the design team or the editors if you require assistance.

  • Minimum three (3) figures or tables
  • Converted into images and included separately from the text
  • Captions should not be included in the image, but rather written next to their respective image in the word document.
  • If figures/tables are not original, they must be cited.


Our journal follows ACS citation guidelines. The following guidelines below are specific to our journal.

  • References should be numbered alphabetically by first author.
    • 1 Argon, K.
  • When citing multiple references at once, include reference numbers in increasing order separated with commas. Use a dash if at least three numbers are in sequence.
    • reference 3, 7, 8
    • reference 3-5, 7
  • Do not include personal communications or unpublished work in reference list; they should appear in parentheses in text. However, if a work has been accepted to be published, it can be included in references with (in press) at the end of citation.
  • Place in-text citations by writing a superscript number at the end of the sentence.
    • A single-chain Fv in Antibody Binding sites have been isolated.3
  • When cross-referencing material, use parentheses.
    • (See Table 3.)
    • (For more information, see pp.31-42.)
  • Both “Figure” and “Fig.” are acceptable; however, use only one throughout entire article. “Table” is never abbreviated.
    • Figure 3A charts Day 5 of the experiment. The cell split on Day 5 of the experiment (Figure 3A).
    • The control mice shown in Fig. 7 made a full recovery. The pesticide-induced mice, on the other hand, died a swift death (Fig. 8).

Number Style

  • When speaking generally, spell out numbers less than 10, and use numerals for numbers greater than 10. Always spell out a number that begins a sentence.
    • Eight scientists measured five times in 24 hours.
  • Use numerals for all measurements.
    • Day 5, a 6-well plate, 35 percent, 2 miles, 57 years old, 60 kilograms
  • When speaking generally, spell out measurements.
    • 45 miles, 11 cubic feet, 7 milliliters, Poverty is growing at a 6 percent increase annually. Thirteen results showed a 2 to 1 ratio. I drove 1,500 miles in 5 days and needed five aspirin.
  • For statistical or scientific material/equations, all physical quantities are expressed in numerals, including fractions. Use abbreviations with a space between number and measurement without periods.
    • 3 1/2 ml, 110 lbs, 34 ft X 34 ft, 20 in X 30 ft, 30 C, 10%

Word Style

  • It is important to distinguish between protein and genes: different model organisms have different nomenclature guidelines.
  • Use italics for both generic and specific Latin names of plants and animals. Capitalize the genus name; do not capitalize the species or subspecies name .
    • Rosa caroliniana, Styrax californica, Trogon collaris puella
  • Taxonomic divisions without species designations should be capitalized without italics
    • Chordata, Chondrichthyes, Monotremata, Hominidae
  • Use italics for designating variables, as well as Greek symbols.