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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation
Prepare your manuscript (text only) in one of the following file formats:

  • MS Word (any version)
  • RTF
The manuscript should not have less then 400 words and not more then 6000 words. We occasionally accept longer papers in multiple parts. The parts should be submitted at the same time, so that the editorial board appreciates the complete work and ensures the necessary space in contiguous issues.
All figures should be provided as separate files (for details about figure format see "Figures" below).

The title should be short, specific and informative, not exceeding 80 characters (if possible). The title can consist of main title and subtitle.

Authors and their Affiliation

  • first name, middle name initials, last name and scientific name for all authors
  • department, university or organization, city, state/province (if applicable), and country for all authors; second (and additional) affiliation can be entered into "Bio statement" box
  • picture(s) of all authors in appropriate resolution and format (for details see "Figures" bellow)
Note: If you have submitted your picture(s) to the within last 2 years, it is not necessary to submit them again.

Sections of the Manuscript

  • Introduction (not compulsory)
  • Main text body separated by headings (in 2 levels maximum)
  • Acknowledgements (not compulsory)
  • References (not compulsory)

All figures should be provided as separate files in one of the following formats

  • JPEG
  • TIFF
  • PNG

with resolution at least 150 DPI for photograps and 300 DPI for line drawings. Approximate pixel size of figures are as follows:

  • author picture: minimal width 150 px
  • one column picture: minimal width 450 px (900 px for line drawings)
  • two column picture: minimal width 900 px (1800 px for line drawings)

Figure legends should be embedded within the main document file and referred in the text as "Figure 1" etc. Their approximate final positions should be indicated in the text.

All tables should be provided as separate files or embedded into the text, preferably in one of the following formats:

  • MS Word (any version)
  • MS Excel (any version)

Table legends should be embedded within the main document file and referred in the text as "Table 1" etc.. Their approximate final positions should be indicated in the text.

All references must be cited in the text and should be denoted using numbers in square brackets before the punctuation., e.g. [1, 3–5].

Please use the following style for the reference list:

Published Papers
1. Sanger F, Nicklen S, Coulson AR (1977) DNA sequencing with chain-terminating inhibitors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 74: 5463–5467.

Accepted Papers
Same as above, but "In press" appears instead of the page numbers. Example: Adv Clin Path. In press.

Electronic Journal Articles
1. Loker WM (1996) "Campesinos" and the crisis of modernization in Latin America. Jour Pol Ecol 3. Available: Accessed 11 August 2006.

1. Bates B (1992) Bargaining for life: A social history of tuberculosis. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 435 p.

Book Chapters
1. Hansen B (1991) New York City epidemics and history for the public. In: Harden VA, Risse GB, editors. AIDS and the historian. Bethesda: National Institutes of Health. pp. 21–28.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

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  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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