Submission Guidelines

Sections

All submissions should have the following sections in this order:

  1. Title
  2. Authors and affiliations
  3. Abstract
  4. Introduction
  5. Results
  6. Discussion
  7. Methods
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. References

Citation formatting

When submitting your article for publication, you will need two separate citation formats, one for reviewing and one for online publishing.

The standard reviewing citation format is as follows:

References are to be numbered, ordered sequentially as they appear in the text. References should appear as superscript numbers, before the punctuation mark, and without a space between the superscript number and the word. Only one publication should be listed for each number.

To format the references themselves:

  1. Please include all author names.
  2. Authors should be listed with initials of given names, followed by the surname (ex: J. B. Robertson, P. L. Cole)
  3. All articles cited must include the title, unitalicized, using sentence case capitalization (first word capitalized).
  4. Book titles should be italicized, and use standard capitalization.
  5. Journal names should be italicized, volume numbers bolded, followed by page numbers, and then the publication year in parentheses.
  6. References to websites should give authors if known, title of cited page, URL in full, and year of posting in parentheses.

Examples:

V. A. Zavala, P. M. Bracci, J. M. Carethers, L. Carvajal-Carmona, N. B. Coggins, M. R. Cruz-Correa, M. Davis, A. J. de Smith, J. Dutil, J. C. Figueiredo, R. Fox, K. D. Graves, S. L. Gomez, A. Llera, S. L. Neuhausen, L. Newman, T. Nguyen, J. R. Palmer, N. R. Palmer, E. J. Pérez-Stable, S. Piawah, E. J. Rodriquez, M. C. Sanabria-Salas, S. L. Schmit, S. J. Serrano-Gomez, M. C. Stern, J. Weitzel, J. J. Yang, J. Zabaleta, E. Ziv, L. Fejerman. Cancer health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities in the United States. Brit J Cancer124, 315–332 (2021).

D. Tao, Z. He, Y. Lin, C. Liu, Q. Tao, Where does fear originate in the brain? A coordinate-based meta-analysis of explicit and implicit fear processing. Neuroimage227, 117686 (2021).

Online publication citation format:

The online publication citation format is the same, except instead of using superscript numbers, the complete citation must be placed within double parentheses at every location in the text. The open parentheses must be preceded by a space. For multiple citations, each citation must be contained within its own set of double parentheses, with a superscript comma between them.

Examples:

Single citation:
These conduction electrons can oscillate and give rise to surface plasmon resonance\((U. Kreibig, M. Vollmer, Optical Properties of Metal Clusters. Springer Series Mate, 13–201 (1995).)). Surface plasmon resonance is a technique used to characterize binding interactions.

Multiple citations:

These conduction electrons can oscillate and give rise to surface plasmon resonance\((U. Kreibig, M. Vollmer, Optical Properties of Metal Clusters. Springer Series Mate, 13–201 (1995).))’ ((W. Hou, S. B. Cronin, A Review of Surface Plasmon Resonance-Enhanced Photocatalysis. Adv Funct Mater23, 1612–1619 (2013).)). Surface plasmon resonance is a technique used to characterize binding interactions.