Wednesday 23 April 2014
 

Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors and Contributors

Biotrends.org publishes original articles, reviews, commentaries, and stories on various topics related to the sciences and medicine. In writing your manuscript, remember that our target audience is broad. While our readers are intelligent they are not necessarily trained in your discipline. Avoid the use of jargon as much as possible and where necessary define terminology. It would also be advantageous to provide hyperlinks to generally available background material in your text.

The following guidelines describe the types of articles and contributions published in the journal, outline its policies, and provide instructions for authors.

Categories of Articles:

Reviews.

Biotrends.org welcomes unsolicited original review articles for consideration for publication. Biotrends.org does not publish original research. Manuscripts should be 3000 to 6000 words (excluding references, tables, and figures) and should include numbered references and a brief introductory abstract of approximately 100 to 200 words. Original, adapted, or reprinted figures and tables may be included and should be cited in the text and accompanied by a brief title. Adapted and reprinted work requires the submission of permission obtained from the original publishers and authors. Authors interested in submitting unsolicited manuscripts are encouraged to submit an outline or abstract of the proposed manuscript prior to submission of the completed work; please contact the editor for additional information.

Editorials/Perspectives.

Biotrends.org and its editors invite submission of editorials/perspectives for consideration for publishing in the “In Your Opinion” section. Editorials should be approximately 500 to 1500 words (excluding references) and should include references within the body of the text.

Letters to the Editor.

Letters to the editor are welcome and should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please put the topic and ‘Letter to Editor' in the subject line. A typical letter would be 100-300 words. Editors may accept longer submissions at their prerogative. Editors reserve the right to reject inappropriate or inflammatory material. Submissions may be edited for space or readability.

Submission of Manuscripts:

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in the form of a MS/Word-compatible document to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Each author of the manuscript should complete an Authorship Form, with is available online at http://www.biotrends.org or may be obtained by contacting the editors at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Outlines or abstracts of proposed manuscripts are welcome and may be sent via email. Receipt of submitted manuscripts will be acknowledged by editorial staff and submissions will be reviewed by peer reviewers. Acceptance for publication is based on the quality and relevance of the work.

Copyright:

Copyright to manuscripts published in www.biotrends.org is owned by the Biotrends.org. All authors and contributors of manuscripts accepted for publication must sign a copyright transfer form as a condition of publication.

Financial Disclosure:

It is the policy of Biotrends.org to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs. To that end, all authors and contributors of articles published in Biotrends.org are expected to disclose to readers any significant financial interest or other relationship with any organization having financial interest in the content of the manuscript. Financial interests include employment, consultancy, honorarium, grant/research support, major stock ownership, and membership. The complete financial disclosure statements for all authors and contributors are published with the articles.

The articles, statements and contributions published in Biotrends are not necessarily the opinions of the editors, managers or the parent company of Biotrends, Biotrends International. We aim to create an open environment for communication, and therefore, accept and publish contributions with differing positions on issues; however, the contributions must be relevant to our mission and goals.


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