Preparation and submission of a manuscript
microPublications are submitted through the pre-designed forms found on microPublication Biology. Follow the instructions on the form. If the submission forms cannot accommodate your data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about what is accepted in the forms can be found here.
microPublication Results/Data types and categories
Articles in microPublication Biology are grouped into different Results/Data types and labeled by the nature of the findings, indicated in a green box.
Results/data types that we currently publish:
Results/data types planned in the near future:
Gene interaction data
Gene regulation data
Large-scale gene expression and regulation data
Nature of the microPublication findings
New finding - including new reagents
Finding not previously shown (an unpublished result in prior publication)
Replication – successful
Replication – unsuccessful
Material & Methods
Sufficient information must be provided to allow another group to repeat the experimental analysis.
The statistical analysis that was performed must be indicated, including multiple comparison corrections.
Established nomenclature should be employed throughout, including model organism specific nomenclature and SI units. Genomic and reagent nomenclature should follow established community standards.
Accepted nomenclature sources for human and major biomedical model organisms can be found here.
We are currently accepting images in .JPG format at 300 dpi or higher resolution.
To avoid inappropriate image manipulation, see Rossner and Yamada 2004, Journal of Cell Biology, 166:11.
References should be formatted as they appear on Micropublication:biology, adhering to NCBI formatting. For example:
Sieburth D, Madison JM, Kaplan JM. PKC-1 regulates secretion of neuropeptides. Nat Neurosci. 2007 Jan;10(1):49-57 PubMed PMID: 17128266.
See more examples here.
Follow formatting rules for GENETICS journal