Guide for Authors
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. AIMS AND SCOPE
2. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
• Language-Editing Services
3. MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION AND ORGANIZATION
• Title Page
• Abstract and Keywords
• Supplemental Data
4. PEER REVIEW
7. PUBLICATIONS FEES
JGG is an international journal publishing peer-reviewed articles of novel and significant discoveries in the fields of genetics and genomics. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to molecular genetics, developmental genetics, cytogenetics, epigenetics, medical genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, genomics and functional genomics as well as bioinformatics and computational biology. The main article types include original research, topical review, highlight, resource, and meeting report.http://www.jgenetgenomics.org. The Elsevier Editorial System (EES) on Elsevier website will prompt authors through the process. Online submission will ensure rapid handling of your paper. A manuscript file in Microsoft Word (or some other word processing format) is required and will be automatically converted to a PDF.
Authorship Contribution to a manuscript must be substantive in order to justify authorship. An author is responsible for major aspects of the research that is presented. All other contributors should instead be acknowledged appropriately in the Acknowledgments section. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have made substantive contributions to the research and have seen and approved the manuscript in final form prior to submission.Cover Letter A cover letter must be submitted along with the manuscript, stating that the manuscript has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. If authors wish to request exclusion of any reviewers, specific reasons must be provided. We recommend that authors also explain briefly the importance of their work and how and why their major findings relate to the scope of the journal.
Language-Editing Services Prior to submission, authors who believe their manuscripts would benefit from professional editing are encouraged to use language-editing services, such as the ones described at the following web sites: http://www.prof-editing.com, http://www.internationalscienceediting.com, http://www.asiascienceediting.com, http://www.biosciencewriters.com, http://www.biomeditor.com, http://www.stallardediting.com and http://www.oleng.com.au.3. MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION AND ORGANIZATION
Manuscripts should follow Journal of Genetics and Genomics style, be written in concise and grammatically correct English. Papers that do not meet the standards below will be returned to the authors without further review. Consult a current issue of JGG for guidance on format, organization, and preparation of figures, legends, tables, and references.Original manuscripts must be prepared using a standard word processing program (such as Microsoft Word) and should be prepared with 1.5 line spacing and in 12 point type using Times Roman font and Symbol font for Greek characters to avoid inadvertent character substitutions. Please do not use Chinese font.
Organize manuscripts in the following order: Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figure legends. Note that when submitting your manuscript, the References must be placed at the end of your document file. Tables should be included as part of your manuscript file. Figures and regular Supplemental data should be included in separate files and not as part of the manuscript. These will be converted, along with the manuscript, into a single PDF on upload.TITLE PAGE
Include the following information on this page:Title. The full manuscript title should be succinct (about 120 characters), informative and descriptive. The title should include detail for indexing and should be comprehensible for a broad scientific audience. Authors should avoid using colons, questions, and nonstandard abbreviations in titles. The title must mention the subject organism (or general group in the case of comparative works). Latin names should be used for all organisms, while common names are allowed for the model systems (maize, rice, yeast).
Author affiliation. Include department, institution, and complete address for each author. If there are authors with different affiliations, use superscripts to match authors with institutions.Corresponding author. The name, complete address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided.
Manuscript information. The number of text pages (including references and figure legends), of figures, of tables ,and of words in the paper should be provided.Abbreviations footnote. List nonstandard abbreviations used five or more times. Define these where first mentioned in the text and do not use them in the title.
Introduction. The Introduction should provide the necessary background information for the average reader; it should be both complete and concise. Previous publications that form a basis for the work presented must be cited. Citation of reviews is not a substitute for citing primary research articles. Citation of recent research articles is not a substitute for citing original discoveries. An aurthor's own work should not be cited preferentially over equally relevant work of other.Materials and Methods. Methods must be described completely enough that other laboratories can replicate results and verify claims. Generally, standard procedures should be referenced, though significant variations should be described. Appropriate experimental design and statistical methods should be applied and described wherever necessary for proper interpretation of data and verification of claims. All novel materials and the procedures to prepare them should be described in sufficient detail to allow their reproduction (e.g., DNA constructs, genetic stocks, enzyme preparations, and analytical software).
Results. The Results and Discussion can be subdivided if subheadings give the manuscript more clarity.Discussion. The Discussion should focus on the interpretation rather than a repetition of the Results section.
It is expected that all cited publications have been read and determined to be appropriate by the authors, not merely identified by database searches. Reference to specific results should be to original research articles, not to more recent articles or reviews.A reference manager software, such as Endnote and Reference Manager, is suggested to be used by author. Then spelling errors and fault information can be avoided. JGG's reference format is same with the famous journal 'THE PLANT CELL', which is listed in the reference software format list.
Smale, S.T. (2001). Core promoters: Active contributors to combinatorial gene regulation. Genes Dev. 15: 2503-2508.
Clough, S.J., and Bent, A.F. (1998). Floral dip: A simplified method for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 16: 735-743.
Moore, I., Galweiler, L., Grosskopf, D., Schell, J., and Klars, P. (1998). A transcription activation system for regulated gene expression in transgenic plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95: 376-381.
BooksChapter in a book
Sambrook, J., Fritsch, E.F., and Maniatis, T. (1989). Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual. (Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press).
Lohaus, G., and Fischer, K. (2002). Intracellular and intercellular transport of nitrogen and carbon. In Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Vol. 12, C. Foyer and G. Noctor, eds (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers), pp. 239-263.
Figure legends. Each Figure should be provided by a short title. Figure legends should be concise and should not repeat information presented in the text. Figure panels that are designated with capital letters should have specific subtitles in the legend and should be described separately and completely. Do not describe methods in figure legends unless they are necessary to interpret the results conveyed by the figure. Define in the legend all symbols and abbreviations that are used in the figures.Figure resolution and size. Resolution of most figures should be 600 dpi at the actual size the figure is to print. For all-black line art, 1000 dpi is needed. The width of one column of print page is about 3.25 inches (85 mm) and a two-column width is about 7 inches (175mm). Please format figures to fit one column or two-column with necessary resolution for clarity. Place panels as close together as possible and eliminate or reduce black or white backgrounds as much as possible. Include the figure number at the top or bottom of the page.
Figure format. Figures may be created using PDF, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Illustrator or other Windows Office software. If you use Photoshop or similar software, send .tif files at full size and delete any blank space around the edges of each figure. If you use Illustrator or similar software, send .eps files. Fonts should be embedded when saving the file. If you use PowerPoint, send the original .ppt files. PDF files are acceptable if they are of high quality and should have fonts embedded.SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
Data that are integral to the manuscript but impractical to include in the printed journal (for instance, large-scale data sets and videos) may be presented in JGG Online. Data and information that are peripheral to the conclusions may be provided as supplemental data if the coeditor agrees that these data would be valuable to specialist readers and are not necessary for other readers to understand the experimental support for important claims and conclusions.4. PEER REVIEW
All manuscripts will be evaluated firstly by editorial office for conformity to requirements of the scopes and the Instructions for Authors of this journal. The manuscripts that fail to meet the criteria outlined below will be returned before peer-review. The editor responsible for the subject of the manuscript will invite 2-3 reviewers reasonably believed to be an appropriate scientific expert if need. The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision based on the editor's definitive recommendation for acceptance, revision, or declination. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers' comments to authors within 8 weeks whenever possible. If revision is requested, the editorial board will evaluate revised manuscripts and determine whether outside review is required. The board normally will consider only one revised manuscript, and this manuscript must be submitted within 1 month unless an extension is granted. Papers are usually published in chronological order of acceptance.5. PROOFS
The editorial office will deliver electronic page proofs to the corresponding author via e-mail. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. Authors will receive proofs approximately 3 to 4 weeks after final acceptance of the manuscript.6. COPYRIGHT
The copyright of any paper accepted for publication in JGG is reserved by the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Genetics Society of China. All authors are required to complete a Publishing Agreement after the acceptance of the manuscript. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the Publishing Agreement, and must sign the Form or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. More explaination about copyright information can be found in Elsevier website. Articles cannot be published until a signed Publishing Agreement has been received.7. PUBLICATION FEESIt is free to submit a manuscript to JGG, while a charge of RMB 200 for each print page, RMB 800 for each color figure will be assessed on accepted manuscripts from Chinese authors. Additional payment of RMB 200 per article for language-editing will be assessed. Requests for waiver of charges should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, if authors have a financial problem to support the publication.