Instructions to Authors of the journal Biologia, Bratislava

Section Cellular and Molecular Biology

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For the ideas concerning the editorial policy currently used in Biologia, Bratislava, Section Cellular and Molecular Biology, please, see the Editorial, Biologia 1998, 53/3, 249-250.

Biologia, Bratislava is an international journal covering all fields of botany (Section Botany), zoology (Section Zoology) and cellular and molecular biology (Section Cellular and Molecular Biology). Biologia, Bratislava accepts original research and theoretical papers, concise Review articles, and Letters to the Editor. Book reviews and short reports from scientific events are welcomed for the vacant pages. All manuscripts are reviewed by two independent referees. Manuscripts submitted to Biologia, Bratislava must not have been published in or submitted for publication to any other journal.

Submission of manuscripts. Manuscripts should be in clear and concise English and not exceed 25 pages including tables and illustrations. All parts of the manuscript should be type-written (font size 12), double-spaced on one side of white paper 21x29.5 cm, with margins of 3 cm. Pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript. Please, submit manuscripts in triplicate (illustrations - one original and 2 copies); one set of photographs is required. If a manuscript is accepted, an IBM PC diskette 3.5" containing the final version of the manuscript will be required. The formats MS Word, Word Perfect (or ASCII file) are acceptable. Note the software employed.

Manuscripts should be organised as follows: Heading: title (preferably short, use bold face), author(s) name(s) (full, surname in capital letters), address(es) (use italics), phone, fax and e-mail (recommended).

Example:

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Application of two different thermostable DNA polymerases for the mutagenesis of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae CTA1 gene

Marcel ZAMOCKY1,2* & Franz KOLLER2

1 Institute of Microbiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Stefanikova 3, SK-81434 Bratislava, Slovakia

2 Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, University of Vienna, Dr. Bohrgasse 9, A-1030 Austria; fax: ++ 43-1-7995275, e-mail: MZ@abc.univie.ac.at

ZAMOCKY, M. & KOLLER, F., Application of two different thermostable DNA polymerases for the mutagenesis of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae CTA1 gene. Biologia, Bratislava, xx: xxx-xxx, 200x; ISSN 0006-3088 (Biologia). ISSN 1335-6399 (Biologia. Section Cellular and Molecular Biology).

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* Corresponding author

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The abstract should not exceed 300 words; key words: not more than 7 phrases.

The standard order of sections should be: Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References; however, these may be combined and/or changed, if appropriate.

Abbreviations, nomenclature, and symbols for units and measurements should conform to international recommendations. The use of SI units is required.

Taxonomic names: generic and specific names must be cited completely once in each paper and should be typed in italics.

Tables: should be typed on separate sheets or inserted in the text, numbered with Arabic numerals at the top and have a brief title. Footnotes should be indicated by superscripts and typed below the table. No vertical lines should be used. Each table must be referred to in the text as, e.g., Table 1 or (Tab. 1). The same data should not be given in both tables and figures.

Illustrations: the best way is to submit a figure as an encapsulated PostScrip file or a “JPG”/”GIF” 600 dpi file. The maximum finished size of a one-column and two-column illustration is 7x20 cm and 14.5x20 cm, respectively. Clear, technically perfect line drawings or laser prints are acceptable. Morphological illustrations should include a scale bar. Lettering should be of suitable size with capitals at least 1.8 mm in height after reduction for printing. The same size and font of lettering (preferably arial or sans serif) should be used for all figures of similar size in any one paper. Figures must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, each one must be referred to in the text as, e.g., Fig. 1, Figs 1-3. They should be self-explanatory. Legends must be typed on a separate page(s). Glossy photographs must be submitted in the actual size of reproduction. Colour plates can be published at the author’s expense (please, contact the Editorial Office for details). Each illustration should carry on the reverse side the figure number, author’s name and the first words of the article title.

References:

(a) within the text: NEURATH (1995); (NEURATH, 1995); TOTH & HINDAK (1995); (TOTH & HINDAK, 1995); OSAWA et al. (1992); (OSAWA et al., 1992). Two or more references in parentheses should be arranged chronologically.

(b) under References: arrange names of authors alphabetically and chronologically. Titles of papers must be given in the original language [If the original language of the cited article is not English, English translation in square brackets can be added]. Use the the British Standard 2979 for transliteration of Cyrillic characters (in References and text as well). For Review articles, the shortened references without the titles of cited papers are to be used. Abbreviations of periodicals should follow international rules (if you are not certain about the correct abbreviation, give the full name of the journal). The issue number should be given (in parentheses) only when volumes are not continuously paginated.

Examples:

Journal article:

NEURATH, H. 1995. The golden years of protein science. Protein Sci. 4: 1939-1943.

TOTH, D. & HINDAK, F. 1995. Biologia is fifty years old. Biologia, Bratislava 50: 513-514.

OSAWA, S., JUKES, T.H., WATANABE, K. & MUTO, A. 1992. Recent evidence for evolution of the genetic code. Microbiol. Rev. 56: 229-264.

Book:

BRANDEN, C. & TOOZE, J. 1991. Introduction to Protein Structure. Garland Publishing, New York, 302 pp.

Article published in a book or collection:

DOOLITTLE, R.F., ANDERSON, K.L. & FENG, D.F. 1989. Estimating the prokaryote-eukaryote divergence time from protein sequences, pp. 73-85. In: BERNHOLM, B., BREMER, K. & JORNVALL, H. (eds) The Hierarchy of Life, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Proofs. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author via e-mail as a PDF document (readable in Acrobat Reader).

Editorial charges and reprints. There is no page charge. However, there is a carriage charge that has to be paid for at the proofs stage. The corresponding author will receive 30 reprints, one complimentary copy of the journal issue, and a PDF file of the article.

 

Manuscripts for consideration should be sent to the Editorial Office:

Editorial Office of Journal Biologia, Bratislava

Section Cellular and Molecular Biology

Dubravska cesta 21

SK-84551 Bratislava

Slovakia

phone: ++ 421-2-5930-7420

fax: ++ 421-2-5930-7416

e-mail: umikbiol@savba.sk

 

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