Fig. 1. Example of a figure, prepared so that the axis labels are near to the size of the surrounding text. Note that the caption is 10-point Arial font with left justification.
Authors are encouraged to use figures or tables, whichever are the most appropriate, to clearly elucidate the research findings. The graph above shows the expected format of plotted information in terms of the following parameters: The vertical and horizontal labels should be prepared in bold Arial font of a suitable size so that they appear in the page view with a size equivalent to a 10-point font or somewhat larger in the final view (noting that this present text is in 12-point Times New Roman font). Number axis labels can appear somewhat smaller, e.g., equivalent to 8-point font. Although colors are encouraged, graphics must be prepared in such a way that symbols and lines show up clearly in a black-and-white printout, and they should remain clearly differentiated from each other in such a format. Authors will have control of both the size and positioning of figures, although the example shown below can be used for general guidance.
Where possible, figures or tables should be placed soon after the location where they are first mentioned in the text.
Let’s suppose that the next set of results will be reported in tabular form. The following table can serve as a representative example of how the heading and the remaining table might appear, depending on the nature of the data. Note that “title case” format, with capitalization of major words, is used for the table headings.
Table 1. Example of Tabular Results (12-point Arial here)
Parameter A *
10-point Arial here
* This parameter normalized according to the procedure of Mallouk (2004b)
As appropriate, results should be discussed and interpreted in the context of other published work.
Notes about References Cited
Authors are requested to take whatever time is needed to format the REFERENCES CITED section (at the end of the article) accurately in the format of the examples given. All of the authors should be listed, unless there are many more than ten of them. As can be seen, there are somewhat different systems used in case of a journal article, a book, a chapter in an edited book, a paper in a proceedings, or an item from the Internet. The names of scientific journals either can be spelled out completely or abbreviated using the forms in common use (more information about this is given in “Author instructions” on the journal website).
Starting in June 2014, all newly submitted articles will be required to include “DOI” codes (if they exist) for each cited work. As shown in the examples, the DOI code goes at the end of the citation record, using the same format as provided in the Web of Science database. The Internet can be used to quickly obtain the correct DOI information, if it exists: Go to the website and follow the
Author et al. (201#). “Your abbrev. title,” BioResources #(#), ###-###. 4