Instructions to authors

The languages of the Journal are English and Russian. The Journal publishes experimental articles, methods and hypotheses that deal with physiological and biochemical reactions of plant and animal organisms to abiotic and biotic stress factors.

Preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be in their final form when they are submitted, so that proofs require only correction of typographical errors.

General format
All sections of the manuscript must be double-spaced (space between the lines of type not less than 6 mm). Margins of 25 mm (1 inch) should be left at the sides, top and bottom of each page. Number each page at the bottom (Title page is 1). Please avoid footnotes; use instead, and as sparingly as possible, parentheses within brackets. Clearly identify unusual or handwritten symbols and Greek letters. Differentiate between the letter O and zero, and the letters I and l and number 1. Mark the position of each figure and table in the margin.

Sections of the manuscript
Manuscripts should be subdivided into the sections:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Legends to figures
  • Tables
  • Running heads

All sections should be typed with double line spacing.

Title Page
The title should be short and informative, and should not contain any abbreviations. The total length of the title should not exceed 100 characters (including spaces). Serial titles are not accepted. The name of each author should be followed by his or her department, institution, city with postal code and country. Any changes of address may be given in numbered footnotes. The author(s) to whom proofs are to be addressed should be indicated, including an e-mail address. Please provide a running title of not more than 50 characters including spaces.

Abstract
The abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 550 words and must be structured into three separate sections: Background, the context and purpose of the study; Results, the main findings; Conclusions, brief summary and potential implications. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.

Keywords
Up to five keywords, which may or may not appear in the title, should be given in alphabetical order, below the abstract, each separated by a slash (/). In addition to being printed in the article, these keywords, together with the title, form the basis of the annual Subject Index. Therefore, please give them careful consideration.

Acknowledgements
These should be included at the end of the text and not in a footnote. Personal acknowledgements should precede those of institutions or agencies.

References
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the References. Published articles and those in press (state the journal that has accepted them) may be included. In the text, a reference should be cited by author and date; not more than two authors may be cited per reference; if there are more than two authors use et al. In the reference list the citations should be typed in alphabetical order, with the authors' surnames and initials inverted. References should include, in the following order:

  • authors' names
  • year
  • article or chapter title
  • editors (books only)
  • journal or book title
  • name and address of publisher (books only)
  • volume number and inclusive page numbers

The name of each journal should be abbreviated according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals and italicized. References should therefore be listed (and will subsequently appear in type) as follows:

Tugendreich S., Bassett D.E.,Jr, McKusick V.A., Boguski M.S. and Hieter P. (1994) Genes conserved in yeast and humans. Hum. Mol. Genet., 3, 1509-1517.

Gehring W. (1994) A history of the homeobox. In Duboule,D. (ed.), Guidebook to the Homeobox Genes. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 1-10.

Lewin B. (1994) Genes V. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Tables
Tables should be typed on separate sheets and numbered consecutively. Tables should be self-explanatory and include a brief descriptive title. Footnotes to tables indicated by lower-case letters are acceptable, but they should not include extensive experimental detail.

Illustrations
Wherever possible, figures will be sized to fit the width of a single column of text, i.e. 82 mm wide. Double column figures should be avoided. Any lettering should be in proportion to the overall dimensions of the drawing. Parts of figures should be labelled preferably with upper case A, B, C, etc. 

Electronic submission of figures. All figures should be saved as high quality jpg files. For colour figures and photographs, please ensure that the minimum resolution is 300 dpi. For line figures, please ensure that the minimum resolution is 600 dpi. Save all colour figures in CMYK (not RGB) format: this will ensure that the printed figures are as close a colour match as possible to those supplied.

Figure legends. Define all symbols and abbreviations used in the figure. Common abbreviations or those which have been defined in the text should not be redefined in the figure legend. Experimental details should, where possible, be given in the Materials and methods section, and not repeated in the figure legends.

Figures sent to JSPB should be complete and ready for publication. No further amendment of figures should be done at proof stage; if it is absolutely necessary to replace or alter a figure, prior permission of the editor is required.

More detailed instructions on figure preparation are available from the editorial offices.

Conventions
In general, the journal follows the conventions of the CBE Style Manual (Council of Biology Editors, Bethesda, MD, 1983, 5th edn).

Follow Chemical Abstracts and its indexes for chemical names. For guidance in the use of biochemical terminology follow the recommendations issued by the IUPACIUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature, as given in Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, published by the Biochemical Society, UK. For enzymes, use the recommended name assigned by the IUPACIUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature, 1978, as given in Enzyme Nomenclature, published by Academic Press, New York, 1980. Nomenclature for plant genes should follow the recommendations of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology Commission on Plant Gene Nomenclature, which are posted regularly on the public databases and published annually in Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, starting with the December 1993 issue.

Genotypes should be italicized; phenotypes should not be italicized. For bacterial genetics nomenclature follow Demerec et al. (1966) Genetics, 54, 6176.

Abbreviations
Try to restrict the use of abbreviations to SI symbols and those recommended by the IUPAC. Abbreviations should be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text. Standard units of measurements and chemical symbols of elements may be used without definition in the body of the paper.

Sequence data submission
Nucleotide sequence data can be submitted in electronic form to ANY one of the three major collaborative databases: DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank.

Accession number information
The suggested wording for referring to accession number information in journal articles is 'These sequence data have been submitted to the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank databases under accession number U12345'.

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  • the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights;
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they have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To their - and currently accepted scientific - knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.

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