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for publication in BioResources. It is recommended to start with a fresh copy of this template document, save a copy of a new version of it, and then gradually replace the contents with your own contents. The editors request that the file name begin with the primary author’s surname (family name) or at least the first six letters of that name. You don’t need to worry about the material in the Header and the Footer; the editorial staff will take care of those items after an article has been reviewed, any issues raised by the reviewers have been satisfactorily addressed, and the article has been approved for publication. Authors are responsible for formatting all of the pages, including accurate formatting of the title, author list, the abstract (including indentation), key words, main headings (as provided), optional subheadings, text, figures, graphs, and citations. All of these must match the format of the examples shown in this template article.

This template document has been set up with certain pre-defined styles for formatting in MS WORD. To pick one of the following styles for a block of test, highlight that text, select “Format,” then “Styles and formatting,” and then select one of the following options, as appropriate: BioResources Abstract, Author, Body, Contact information, Keywords, Section header, Section subheader, Third level header, and Title.

Except in the case of review articles, it is recommended that introductory material be kept suitably brief, usually between one and three pages. Reviewers will be required to answer a question about whether your article can be improved by shortening, and the editors will act upon such recommendations. An exception will be made in cases where the background material of an article includes a substantial advance in theory, which needs to be explained for the first time.  

It is recommended that the overall length of a research article, submitted for publication in BioResources have a length between 6 and 25 pages, still with the understanding that a majority of articles as long as 25 pages probably can be improved in quality by judicious culling and rewriting. The editors reserve the right to accept even longer articles in cases of exceptional quality, novelty, and importance of the work.  

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