Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in a Cover Letter to the Editor).
- All authors that made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study have been listed.
- All co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
- All authors have read, understood, and agree with all relevant sections from the Journal's Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.
- All the relevant sections related to Human and Animal Rights, Voucher Specimen Policies, Data and materials availability, and Disclosure and conflicts of interest have been included in the manuscript.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document format (.doc(x) or .rtf).
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
Articles are original reports of significant discoveries, methods, and resources. Articles that present novel and important empirical results, theories that have the potential to advance our understanding of the molecular basis and mechanisms of life are also considered only if prove to be more than confirmatory. Theoretical and methodological reports need to clearly demonstrate the robustness and practical utility of the advanced methods using computer simulations and example data analysis.
Article manuscripts should contain the following sections formatted as per Authors Guidelines: (a) Title (b) Author(s) and affiliation, including contact details for the corresponding author (c) Abstract (d) Keywords (e) Introduction (f) Materials and Methods, (g) Results and discussion, (h) Conclusions (i) Acknowledgments (if any) and (j) References.
Submission of article manuscripts is open.
Short Communications are short papers that present original and significant material for rapid dissemination. For example, a Short Communication may focus on a particular aspect of a problem or a new finding that is expected to have a significant impact. As Short Communications are expected to have higher than average impact on the field rather than report on incremental research, they will receive a prioritized and rapid publication. Short Communications are limited to 3000 words and contain the following sections formatted as per Authors Guidelines: (a) Title (b) Author(s) and affiliation, including contact details for the corresponding author (c) Abstract (d) Keywords (e) main manuscript body (f) Conclusions (g) Acknowledgments (if any) and (j) References.
The manuscript should contain no more than 3 figures or tables, combined. The abstract is limited to 100 words. The main body should begin with a short introduction and present or include references to the materials and methods used.
Submission of Short Communications manuscripts is open.
Reviews provide a balanced review of recent developments in one or more fields related to molecular basis and mechanisms of life. Reviews should conclude with a perspective and/or a set of guidelines.
Review manuscripts should contain the following sections formatted as per Authors Guidelines: (a) Title (b) Author(s) and affiliation, including contact details for the corresponding author (c) Abstract (d) Keywords (e) Introduction (f) Methodology (g) Main manuscript text divided as required in suitable sections (h) Conclusions (i) Acknowledgments (if any) and (j) References.
For the Methodology part, we highly recommend the authors look into PRISMA – Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses for standards and clearly include the following minimal set of items: 1. the search strategy and databases used for identifying literature 2. keywords used for the search 3. clear criteria for inclusion and exclusion of works into the analysis.
Submission of review manuscripts is generally solicited by the Editor-in-Chief, but we welcome interested authors to send a proposal for consideration to the Editor-in-Chief before full-length manuscript submission. If you intend to submit a review manuscript please send the proposed title, a summary, and a cover letter explaining why the subject is interesting for the readers of this journal to the Editor-in-Chief - email@example.com. All Review articles are peer-reviewed.
Non-refereed Book Review
These reviews are intended to highlight relevant books for students and academia. The book reviews are generally solicited by the Editor-in-Chief, are not peer-reviewed and are not indexed.
Invited Commentaries on major events in science or society are solicited by the Editor-in-Chief, are not peer-reviewed and are not indexed.
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