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 below.
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Finding not previously shown (an unpublished result in prior publication)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
We support the use of the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) to state the contributions of each author on your manuscript. CRediT was defined by the CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information) organization with partnering entities PLoS and NISO (National Information Standards Organization). Please use CRediT terms to note each author's contribution to the submitted work, visit the site to see the terms and definitions.
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.
Video and Movie files
microPublication Biology supports video and movie files. Acceptable formats include MP4, MPG, MOV, WMV up to 1GB in size.
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
Submission of your article acknowledges your agreement to the following
"I/we declare to the best of my/our knowledge that the experiment is reproducible; that the submission has been approved by all authors; that the submission has been approved by the laboratory's Principal Investigator, and that the results have not been published elsewhere by us. The author(s) declare no conflict of interest."