Author Guidelines

PREPARING FOR SUBMISSION

Submitted manuscripts should stricly follow the the specific rules and include the specific informations listed in these Guidelines.

In addition, manuscripts should follow the recommendations stated in Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals

In his/her covering letter, the corresponding author should reveal whether the submitted article – or very similar work - has been previously published, or is under consideration elsewhere.

Please note that the submitting author will be the principal contact for editorial correspondence, throughout the peer review and proofreading process, if applicable.

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Language All articles should be written in English - British or American as long as consistency is observed. SI units should be used. Please subject the manuscript to professional language editing before submitting the final version if you are not a native speaker. A list of services can be found here.

Conflict of interest and funding Authors are responsible for disclosing all relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest. Please refer to the ICMJE statement on conflicts of interest (http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/).

Ethics and consent When reporting experiments on patients or animals, please indicate whether the procedures followed were approved by your local ethics committee and/or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008 (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/17c.pdf).

Acknowledgements List all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, such as a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged. Groups of persons who have contributed materially to the paper but whose contributions do not justify authorship may be listed under a heading such as ‘clinical investigators’ or ‘participating investigators’ and their function or contribution should be described.


Publication Fee See here.

WAIVER POLICY - please see here.

WITHDRAWAL OF MANUSCRIPT If you withdraw your manuscript after it has been peer reviewed, or after it has been typeset (but not yet published) you will be charged according to the following:

For peer review: EUR 475/USD 510 per article
For peer review and typesetting: EUR 650/USD 700 per article



MANUSCRIPT LAYOUT

Wherever possible, the paper should follow the traditional layout. Begin each section, including figure and table legends, on separate sheets; insert running page numbers. To facilitate the review process, please provide a complete manuscript, preferrably a pdf file including all figures, tables, legends and supplementary material (if applicable) placed at the end of the manuscript after the reference list. Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect document file formats are also acceptable.

Title page Organize the title page in the following way: 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), and 4) name and full postal and email address of the corresponding author who also acts as 'Guarantor' for all parts of the paper.

The title should be informative and accurate and at the same time trigger the interest of the reader. A short running head will be derived from the title to appear on each page of the article.

Figures Upon acceptance please supply figures/graphics/images in at least 300 dpi. For further information please see guidelines.

If the figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce those figures/graphs/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.

When figures/graphics/images are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from xxx.)

Abstract Articles must include an abstract of 200-300 words providing sufficient information for a reader to be able to decide whether or not to proceed to the full text of the article. After the abstract, please give 5-10 key words; avoid using the same words as in the title.

Section headings Please do not number section headings. Use a maximum of three levels of headings made clear by orthographic indicators, i.e. capitals, italics, bold etc.

References system References should follow the standard biomedical format (so-called Vancouver style).

Number the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals and in parentheses, e.g. (14).The references should be listed at the end of the manuscript as regular text.

Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as 'unpublished observation(s)' or 'personal communication'.

For a key of how to abbreviate medical journal names, please consult the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus accessible at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=journals.

Journals

  1. Lehn J-M. Toward complex matter: supramolecular chemistry and self-organization. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2002; 99: 4763–8. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.072065599.
  2. Hailman E, Vasselon T, Kelley M, Busse LA, Hu MC, Lichtenstein HS et al. Stimulation of macrophages and neutrophils by complexes of lipopolysaccharide and soluble CD14. J Immunol. 1996; 156: 4384-90.
  3. Cruzan G, Corley RA, Hard GC, Mertens JJ, McMartin KE, Snellings WM, et al. Subchronic toxicity

of ethylene glycol in Wistar and F-344 rats related to metabolism and clearance of metabolites. Toxicol Sci. 2004; 81: 502-11.

Books

  1. Selvin PR, Taekjip Ha. Single molecule techniques: a laboratory manual. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: CSHL Press, 2008.
  2. Crandall BC, Lewis J, editors. Nanotechnology: research and perspectives. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1992.
  3. Blaxter PS, Farnsworth TP. Social health and class inequalities. In: Carter C, Peel JR, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press; 1976. p. 165-78.

Websites

European Commission. Nanotechnology. 2009 [updated 2009; cited 2010 May 3]; Available from: http://cordis.europa.eu/nanotechnology/.

 

Patents

Roukes ML, Ekinci KL. Apparatus and method for ultrasensitive nanoelectromechanical mass detection. US patent 6,722,200 (2004).

 

Theses

Feng XL. Ultra high frequency nanoelectromechanical systems with low noise technologies for single molecule mass sensing. PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology (2006).