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Author Guidelines

1. Authors must submit electronically prepared manuscripts in Microsoft Word. 2. Papers should be typewritten, double-spaced, on one side of 8 1/2”x11” size, with 1” margins on all sides. All pages should be numbered consecutively on the upper right hand corner of the page. 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. 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. The paper should be organized as follows: Abstract Introduction Materials and Methods Results and Discussion (or Results separate from Discussion) Acknowledgments References 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. 3. 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 “et al.” need be given. References in the text should be cited as: (Gibbs & Charles, 1961) or Gibbs & Charles (1961) (Brendan et al., 1970) or Brendan et al. (1970) The list of citation 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. References should be cited as follows: 3.1 Journal papers – name(s) and initial(s) of author(s), year, full title, name of the journal (as abbreviated in Council of Biology Editors Style Manual (1978) and the Journal of American Chemical Society), volume number, and first and last page numbers: Brendan, M., N. Khan, & R. Haynes, 1970. Interstellar molecules. Mol. Gen. Genet.106(2): 289-310. 3.2 Books – name(s) of author(s), year, full title of article, last name of editor and title of book, edition, place of publication, publisher, page number/s: Gibbs, T. & R.T. Charles, 1961. Enzymes in membranes. In Selkirk, B.A. (ed.) The molecular structure of membranes. Berlin Heidelberg, New York, Springer: 53 pp. 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. 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. 4. 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. Illustration 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 photographic prints (not photocopies), trimmed at right angles and in the final size desired by the author. All electronic versions of figures must have a resolution of 300dpi and no less. 5. When possible, all organisms must be identified by the scientific binomen. 6. Mathematical equations should be clearly presented so that they can be interpreted properly. 7. 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. 8. All equations must be numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right-hand side of the equations. 9. The authors should follow internationally accepted abbreviations, symbols, units, etc., especially those adopted by the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual (4th ed., 1978) and the Journal of American Chemical Society. 10. Less common abbreviations may be printed as footnotes.


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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