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Author Guidelines

1. Science Diliman is a journal of pure and applied sciences. Considered for publication are primary and original papers. Review articles may occasionally be accepted. In all other cases, papers should present new and previously unpublished material.

2. Contributions must be in English and should not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.

3. Manuscripts are selected for publication according to editorial assessment of their suitability and reviews of independent referees. They will be sent to two or three reviewers, chosen for their expertise. Contributors may suggest reviewers.

4. Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out; that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to the automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher; that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders; that written permission of the copyright holder is obtained by the authors for material used from other copyrighted sources; and that any costs associated with obtaining this permission are the authors’ responsibility.

5. Authors must submit electronically prepared manuscripts in Microsoft Word.

6. Manuscripts should be formatted for A4 paper, double-spaced, with 1" margins on all sides. All pages should be numbered consecutively on the upper right hand corner of the page.

7. Page 1 should contain the article title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the name and complete mailing address (and telephone number, fax number, and e-mail) of the person to whom correspondence should be sent.

8. Page 2 should contain a short abstract of not more than 250 words. The abstract should contain facts and conclusions, rather than citation of the areas and subjects that have been treated or discussed. The abstract should start with the hypothesis or a statement of the problem to be solved, followed by a description of the method or technique utilized to solve the problem. The abstract should end with a summary of the results that were obtained and their implications. It is to be followed by a maximum of six key words.

9. The paper should be organized as follows:


Abstract
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion (or Results separate from Discussion)
Acknowledgments References

10. Reference lists, figures, tables, and figure/list captions should all be on separate sheets, all of which should be double-spaced, and numbered. Standard nomenclature should be used. Unfamiliar terms, abbreviations, and symbols must be defined at first mention.

11. References to the literature citations in the text should be by author and year; where there are two authors, both should be named; with three or more only the first author’s name plus “and others” need to be given. References in the text should follow the Council of Biology Editors (CBE) Style System (CBE Manual, 6th ed.).

12. The list of references at the end of the paper should include only works mentioned in the text and should be arranged alphabetically by the name of the author.

13. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic references rests entirely with the author, who is requested to use as few “in press” citations as possible. “In press” citations must include the name of the journal that has accepted the paper.

14. Footnotes in the text should be numbered consecutively. Footnotes to the title or authors of the article are marked by asterisks and placed on the title page.

15. Figures and graphs should always be mentioned in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals. A brief descriptive caption should be provided for each figure or table on a separate page. At the lower hand corner, the name of the author and the figure number should be indicated.

16. Illustration hard copy should comprise: Line drawing should be of good quality and should not exceed 8 1/2" x 11" size paper, with clearly legible inscriptions, even if reduced to 85% of their size. Photographs/Illustrations: Well-constructed photo-graphic prints (not photocopies), trimmed at right angles and in the final size desired by the author.

17. When possible, all organisms must be identified by the scientific binomen.

18. Mathematical equations should be clearly presented so that they can be interpreted properly.

19. Obscure primes, symbols, and dots must be brought to the attention of the printer. Distinguish very clearly number 1 and letter l. Use fractional exponents instead of root signs and the solidus (/) for fractions wherever their use will save vertical space.

20. All equations must be numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right-hand side of the equations.

21. The authors should follow internationally accepted abbreviations, symbols, units, etc., especially those adopted by the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual (6th ed. , 1994) and the Journal of American Chemical Society.

22. Less common abbreviations may be printed as footnotes.

23. Manuscript Templates in Word, Open Off ice and LaTex are now available online at www.sciencediliman.edu.ph. Authors may opt to submit their typeset manuscripts as an email attachment to , and . Manuscripts may also be submitted in hard copy (3 copies) to:

The Editor-in-Chief
Science Diliman 
Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
LGF Phivolcs Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue
University of the Philippines Diliman,
Quezon City 1101, Philippines

Camera-ready illustrations (original plus one copy) must accompany the manuscript.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. If the text is typeset, it follows the Science Diliman templates. If the text is not typeset it adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. All figures and line drawings are in 300dpi.
  4. The manuscript has been approved by all co-authors.
 

Copyright Notice

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out; that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to the automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher; that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders; that written permission of the copyright holder is obtained by the authors for material used from other copyrighted sources; and that any costs associated with obtaining this permission are the authors’ responsibility.

 

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