Guide for Authors
Dr. Subhankar Chakraborthy
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE- 68198-5870, USA
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscript submission: http://ees.elsevier.com/fra
Manuscripts submitted should not have been published earlier or be under simultaneous consideration for publication by any other Journal. Violation may lead to a retraction of the published article by the Journal and other actions as deemed necessary by the editor. All articles (including invited ones) will be peer-reviewed, and accepted articles edited to the Journal's style. Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the Journal and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the editor.Manuscripts must conform to the instructions given below:
Studies involving intervention in human subjects or animals should have received the approval of the institutional ethics committee. A statement to this effect and that an informed consent was obtained from participating human subjects must be included in the manuscript text. If the institution has no formal ethics committee, a statement by the authors that the terms of the Helsinki Agreement were adhered to will be necessary.
Submission of manuscriptsThe Journal only accepts online submissions in electronic format. All new manuscripts must be submitted through Free Radicals and Antioxidants' online submission and review Website, http://ees.elsevier.com/fra. Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and figures in electronic form to this address. Please follow the following steps to submit your manuscript:
- Open the homepage of the Journal's website http://ees.elsevier.com/fra.
- Register yourself for free by clicking on register on the top and create a user profile with a desired username and mandatory details. On submission of the information, you will receive an email confirming your registration along with the 'Password'.
- Click "Log In" on the main navigation menu at the top of the journal screen to open the login page.
- Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields (e-mailed to you at the time of registration).
- Click "Author Log in", this takes you to the "Author Main Menu".
Note : Please note that the username and password combination required for Elsevier Editorial System is different from your username and password combination used to "Track your paper" on the Elsevier "Authors' Home" website.By submitting a manuscript online, the author agrees to the following:
- The work is original and free from plagiarism.
- It has not been submitted for publication/is not under consideration for publication at another Journal.
- All authors are aware of the order of authorship. The submitting author shall be solely responsible in case disputes arise.
- Once published, copyright of manuscript shall stand transferred to the Journal.
- 'Conflict of interest' if any, must be explicitly stated at the end of the manuscript.
General InformationResearch papers: Original research work will be considered under this section depending on the volume and quality of work.
Subjects covered in the journal:
The journal aims to cater the latest outstanding developments in the field of free radical biology and antioxidants.
Methods: Articles on new methods/procedures on free radical biology and antioxidants will be published. Innovative studies on established concepts and their applications will also be considered. The articles must be supported by data.Rapid communication: An article will be accepted for rapid communication if it merits priority publication. The decision of acceptance or otherwise will be communicated within 4 weeks of receipt of the manuscript and accepted articles will be published in the following issue.
Research letters: Preliminary work with hard data can be published as a Letter. Brief research communications will also be accepted under this section.Correspondence: Comment(s) on previously published articles, items of current interest and articles of general interest and views can be submitted for this section.
Manuscript PreparationType the manuscript (using 'Times New Roman' font, size 10) in single space throughout. Please arrange the manuscript as follows: A research paper typically should include the following in the order given below: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results including Tables and/or Figures, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any), References, Appendixes (if necessary), Abbreviations used (if necessary). Number all pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Figures, tables and references must be cited by numbers in the manuscript. All weights and measures must be given in metric units. Avoid use of full stops in the middle of abbreviations (ECG, not E.C.G). Serial number of each reference should be superscripted and not written in parenthesis.Use generic names of drugs. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Define unusual abbreviations with the first use in the body of the manuscript. Text footnotes should be typed on a separate page. For references, the names of all authors should be mentioned instead of using et al. The abbreviations used for name of a particular journal should be standard.
Title page: Type the full names and affiliations of all authors. The title should not exceed 100 characters including spaces between words. Number all pages consecutively beginning with the title page; include an abbreviated title of not more than 40 characters.Abstract: Should be structured and limited to 250 Words. A brief summary of the research should be given under the subheadings Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
Keywords: No more than six keywords are needed. Words appearing in the title should not be given as keywords. It is desirable to include the alternative words, if any under keywords e.g. the word 'superoxide'.Introduction: Description of the research area, pertinent background information, and the hypotheses tested in the study should be included under this section. The introduction should provide sufficient background information such that a scientifically literate reader can understand and appreciate the work to be described. A detailed review of literature is not at all required under this section. The specific aims of the project should be identified along with rationale for the specific experiments and other work performed. The introduction MUST include in-text citations including a few references pertinent to the background and justification for the study.
Materials and Methods: Materials and/or subjects utilized in the study as well as the procedures undertaken to complete the work. The methods should be described in sufficient detail such that they could be repeated by a competent researcher. The sources of all major instruments and reagents used (kits, drugs, etc) must be given with parentheses. Illustrations and/or tables may be helpful in describing complex equipment or elaborate procedures. The statistical tool used to analyze the data should be mentioned. All procedures involving experimental animals or human subjects must accompany a statement on ethical approval from appropriate ethics committee.Results: Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section. The results section should highlight the important results obtained. Data should be organized into figures and tables. Qualitative as well as quantitative results should be included if applicable.
Tables: Type double-spaced on separate sheets; each table should have a title and be numbered in the order of appearance in the text. Use superscript letters to indicate footnotes typed at the bottom of the table. Detailed explanations of symbols, units, and abbreviations should be given below the table.Figures: High-resolution photographs of all figures including graphs, black and white light and electron micrographs and color photographs, must be submitted. The use of color illustrations is encouraged, but authors should contact the editor prior to their preparation for advice and assistance. All figures should be clearly labeled. Photomicrographs should be sized to fit one column (8cm) or two columns (17cm); the maximum plate size is 17 × 22 cm.
Legends: Legends should state degree of magnification or scale bars to be used on the photograph. Graphs must be of professional quality. Computer generated graphs should be of laser quality. High contrast prints of roentgenographic photographs and electron micrographs are essential.References
References should be typed on a separate page and numbered in the order of appearance in the text, with only one reference to a number. Citation of unpublished observations or personal communications (include separately, permission to quote from appropriate individual) should be placed in the text in parenthesis. Reference number in the text should be typed as superscript and not in the brackets.
E.g. Hyperlipidemia after transplant10.
Author(s), title, journal, year of publication; volume: page numbers.
Example: Sharma RK, Bansal SB, Gupta A, Gulati S, Prasad N, Kumar A. Ribavirin monotherapy for Hepatitis C virus infection in renal transplant recipient. Ind J Transplant, 2005; 1: 13-16.
Yoo KH, Norwood VF, Chevalier RL. Regulation of angiotensin II AT1 and AT2 receptors in neonatal unilateral ureteral obstruction (Abstract). J Am Soc Nephrol 1995; 6: 1035.
Chapters in BookAcknowledgements: Those who have helped the authors carry out the study and/or prepare the manuscript but have not made significant intellectual contribution to deserve authorship must be acknowledged. Mention all applicable grants and other funding that supported the work.
Author(s), chapter title, book title, edition, editor(s), city of publication and publishers, year, page.
Example: Broune WE. The immunobiology of different types of renal allograft rejection, in Contemporary issues in Nephrology, Renal transplantation, ed. Milford EL, Brenner BM, Stein JH, New York. Churchill, 1989 p 45-96.
Publication Fees: The journal charges nominal publication fee for articles upon acceptance to cover production cost. For details, please write to email@example.com. Articles with high scientific relevance will have reduced pre-press charges.Checklist for the Manuscript
- Include the original typed manuscript
- Send high-resolution photographs of figures (300 DPI JPG/ TIF scanned image of the figures; low resolution files of figures i.e. less than 300 DPI are not good for printing) to be included along with each manuscript.
- Include a cover letter containing a copyright transfer statement.
- Include all authors personal signatures on the statement that each author has approved the final version of the manuscript and takes public responsibility for the work, including an undertaking that the manuscript has not been submitted for publication in any other journal and if accepted for publication in Free Radicals and Antioxidants will not be published in whole or in part without the editor's written permission. The declaration by authors should also state that all clinical investigation described in the manuscript has been under taken in accordance with the guidelines proposed in the Declaration of Helsinki.
- Designate a corresponding author and provide a telephone number, fax number, email and mailing address.
Important LinksFree Radicals and Antioxidants: www.frajournal.org
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