INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS

1. GENERAL

Journal of Genetics & Breeding (J G&B) is an international journal which will consider for publication original papers written in English. For reviews the Editors must be contacted in advance.

Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published before and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The manuscript will be reviewed for a decision on acceptance, revision or rejection in six to seven weeks. Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to a delay in publication or rejection of the paper.

2. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

Papers must be typed double spaced on one side only and sent in duplicate to the nearest Editor.

THE FIRST PAGE must include the title, name(s) and permanent address(es) of the author(s), the name, address and telefax number, if available, of the author to whom all correspondence should be sent.

THE SECOND PAGE must include abstract, key words, footnotes, abbreviations and symbols in alphabetical order.

THE ABSTRACT must be clear and concise with a maximum of 200 words; it must not contain citations.

KEY WORDS: not more than six.

THE INTRODUCTION should contain information to provide the background for the paper; the objectives of the paper should be stated clearly in this section. Text references should be as follows:

a)KRAUSE and WEIS (1984) or GOVINDJEE et al. (1981) if more than two authors;

b)(KRAUSE and WEIS, 1984; SIVAK et al., 1985) - chronologically.

THE RESULTS should present the experimental findings concisely.

THE DISCUSSION should be a critical evaluation of data and should not reiterate material in the Results section. The Results and Discussion sections may be combined for conciseness.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS must be as brief as possible.

THE REFERENCES must include only publications cited in the text. They must be listed in alphabetical order under the first author's name, listing all authors and the complete title according the following examples:

a) Journal Articles:

VERTUCCI, C.W., ELLENSON, J.L. and LEOPOLD, A.C., 1985. Chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics associated with hydration level in pea cotyledons. Plant Physiol, 79: 248-252.

b) Book Articles:

BENNET M.D., 1982. The nucleotypic basis of the spatial ordering of chromosomes in eukaryotes and the implications of the order for genome evolution and phenotypic variation. In: G.A. DOVER and R.B. FLAVELL eds., Genome Evolution, Academic Press, London, pp. 41-66.

FOR ABBREVIATIONS of journal titles, authors must follow the rules of World List of Scientific Periodicals or BIOSIS List of Serials. Names of periodical not listed there must be written out in full. Unpublished data, articles in preparation and personal communications must not be listed in "References" but must be referred to parenthetically in the text. Articles "in press" must be so designated, the journals in which the articles will appear being included in the "References". For abbreviations of chemical names, authors should consult the directions given in "Chemical Abstract". The metric system is standard and SI units should be used.

GENUS and SPECIES NAMES, journal titles and words to be printed in italics must be underlined singly.

TABLES and FIGURES (photographs and drawings) must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with the author's names on the back. Each table and figure must be placed on a separate page. Tables must have a short legend describing the general meaning of the table. Footnotes to tables must be indicated by lower-case superscript letters, beginning witha. Figures must be provided with concise, descriptive legends at the end of the typescript. Drawings should be at least twice as large as the printed size. Photographs must be furnished as good quality glossy positive prints of a size permitting direct printing. Authors should choose a proper scale so that each figure or group of figures can be fitted into a maximum final width of either 8.8 cm or 18.2 cm. Arrows, letters, number and other symbols must be inserted with template rub-on letters; otherwise, inscriptions must be made on trasparent overlay. The desidered position of tables and figures should be marked in the margin of the manuscript. Two sets of the original photographs and one set of the original drawings are required.

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS. These are intended as preliminary reports of important findings. Research results that are complete but characterized by a rather limited scope of investigation as well as descriptions of new techniques can be submitted as short communications. Usually they should contain not more than 2000 words, 10 references and two tables or figures. Abstract is obligatory but the paper should not be split into sections. Other instructions for preparation are as for conventional papers.

NEWSLETTER. lnformation here is in the form of short technical notes, new ideas, description of research activities and updating of gene nomenclature. For contributions the Editors must be contacted in advance.

3. PROCESSING OF MANUSCRIPT

The manuscript will be sent by the Editor to the reviewers who suggest improvements and recommend accepting or declining the paper. The critiques of the reviewers with a decision letter by the Editor will be sent to the corresponding author in six to seven weeks. A revised manuscript must be received within 6 weeks of the date of the provisional acceptance. After final acceptance the authors will receive the page proofs for perusal. Corrections are limited to typographical errors. In the interest of rapid publication the corrected proofs should be returned within 5 days by air mail. In case of delay the proofs will be corrected by the editorial staff. The paper will be published in two to three months after final acceptance.

When an article has been accepted for publication the author is strongly encouraged to send a copy of the final version on computer disk (Apple MacInthosh or IBM compatible PC) together with the hard copy typescript, givin details of the wordprocessing software used.

4. OFFPRINTS

Offprints may be ordered at extra cost when the proofs are returned. Manuscripts will not be returned to the authors.

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