Formatting manuscripts’ files


  • Microorganisms names, for example Escherichia coli, E. coli
  • Latin expressions, for example in vivo, in vitro, etc.


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


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 × 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 necessary to demonstrate the original experimental findings. Please, 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 a 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 one of the formats: TIFF with LZW compression, JPEG, PNG, AI, EPS, PDF with proper size and resolution. The Editorial Office does not accept Figures embedded in a text. The Editorial Office does not accept Figures with artificially upscaled resolution in graphic software. Figures cannot be pixelated, blurred, and must be at least 1800 or 3600 or 7200 points wide, depending on the graphic type.

Figures should be numbered as in the text (Arabic numerals, Fig. 1., etc.) and marked with the first author’s name. Figures should be understandable without referring to the text.

Figure’s charge

There are no charges for the publication of color illustrations in PJM.