Formatting manuscripts’ files

Punctuation

Acceptable text formatting should be only restricted to:

All caps:

  • Authors names, for example ANNA SMITH, JOHN BROWN and ANDREW SHEPARD

Bold:

  • Manuscript title, for example The Oral Microbiome in Dental Caries.
  • Subheadings (Abstract, Introduction, Experimental, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, Literature)
  • Authors names in the literature list for example Robert Y. and A. Sheiham. 2002. The burden of restorative dental treatment for children in Third World countries. IntDent J 52: 01-09 .

Italics:

  • Microorganisms names, for example Escherichia coli, E. coli
  • Latin expressions, for example in vivo , in vitro, et al. , etc. , e.g.
  • Journal title abbreviations , for example J. Bacteriol., Int Dent J;

Others:

  • Genetic loci, for example rep A, carO;
  • Antibiotic resistance determinants such as blaOXA-23 , blaOXA-51, blaOXA-66;
  • Proteins: OXA-23, RecA;
  • Others, for example LD50, LC90;

Units

In the unit description, the space should be put between the number and the unit (2 mM NOT 2mM). Units should be given in SI system, however, for practical reason:

  • For a liter designation “l” not “L” should be used ( 1 l NOT 1 L, 20 mg/ml NOT 20 mg/mL)
  • In the description of centrifuging conditions, the value should be presented rather in “g” not in “rpm” (for example 20 000 x g)

Latin species names

Latin species names are written in full the first time the name appears in text; subsequently, only use the first letter of the genus name followed by the species epithet ( e.g. Escherichia coli, then E. coli).

Nucleotide sequences

New nucleotide sequences must be accompanied by the accession number obtained from proper databases and should be included in the text.

Figures and tables

The use of graphs to present data that might be more concisely presented in the text should be avoided and illustrative materials must be limited to those that are absolutely necessary to demonstrate the original experimental findings. Number figures (Arabic numerals) and tables (Roman numerals) in the order in which they are cited in the text, and be sure to cite all figures and tables.

Tables. Each table must be typed on a separate page and numbered with a Roman numeral (Table I., etc.) in the order it is cited in the text. The headings should be sufficiently clear so that the data will be understandable without reference to the text. Explanatory footnotes are acceptable. Prepare your tables as simple as possible in text file, not in Excel. No “decorative” frames should be made.

Figures (graphs, diagrams etc.) should be submitted ready for reproduction, each in a separate file. Files should have size and resolution as intended by authors and must be saved in tiff format (with LZW compression).
The editorial office does not accept figures embedded in text, only as tiff files, resolution 300 (for photographs), 600 dpi for combination art (lettering and images) and 1200 dpi for line art (graphs, diagrams). That means that figure must be at least 1800/3600/7200 points wide depending on the graphic type.
The editorial office does not accept figures artificiallu upscaled resolution in graphic software.

Instruction how to prepare figures is available at Cadmus Digital Art.

Figures should be numbered as in the text (Arabic numerals, Fig.1., etc.) and marked with the name of the first author. Figures should be understandable without referring to the text. Original recorder tracing (outprints) of NMR, IR, ESR spectra etc. are not acceptable for reproduction; they should be redrawn. Figure titles and legends must be listed on a separate page.

Figure’s charge

Black and white figures are free of charge. For current colour pages charge, please contact editorial office at editorial.office@pjmonline.org.