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Most research articles published in Genomics and Applied Biology are organized into the following sections: Title page (Title and byline, Author(s) and affiliation(s), Abstract, Keywords, Introduction of the corresponding author), Background, Results, Discussion, Materials and Methods, Authors' contributions, Acknowledgments, References, Figure Legends, and Tables. Manuscripts should be easy to read and their contents presented clearly, with line number and page number. Figures and Tables should be put at the end of Text (or listed as Supplementary File), each page for one Figure/Table. Click HERE to download a standard manuscript preparation.
1. Title and byline
Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work. Please note the corresponding authors and their e-mails. Chinese authors' English name should be written in Chinese spell with the first letter of the family name and surname in capital, without hyphen between family name. For authors from other countries, their given names should be shortened to initials, followed by a dot between characters. The authors' institution should be written below their names.
3. Abstract
List 4~6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
5. Background
This section should be divided with subheadings. Footnotes should not be used.
7. Discussion
The section, at minimum, should include enough detail for readers to understand the general experimental design and to be able to assess the data presented. Cite previously published procedures in References. Modifications of previously published procedures should be pointed out. Truly new procedures should be described in detail. Animals, plants, pathogens, and insects or pests should present Latin names. A more detailed version of the procedures and details such as oligo sequences, strains, and specifics of how constructs were made can be included in Supplemental Information.
9. Authors' contributions
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. Please check this section carefully before publication, as amendments or corrections are not allowed after publication.
11. References
1. Heading
Please use the standard mathematical notation for formulae, symbols etc. Genus and species names should be in italics. Use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units, SI units [e.g., s (seconds), min (minute), h (hour).d (day), m (meter), m2(square meter), Hm2 (hectre), L (liter), g (gram), kg (kilogram), mol (morgan), J (joule) for energy, work, and calories, ×g or r/min for centrifugal force, mol/L for solution concentration, pa for pressure, cM for inheritance distance, kd for molecular weight, kb or bp for DNA fragment length]. Dots are used to separate composite units, e.g., mol•dm-2•m-1.
3. Abbreviations
All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. For each table, the table title explaining the components of the table is necessary. Table legend, if there is one, are placed beneath the table. Identify any previously published material and/or data by giving the original source in the form of a reference in Table legend.
The *, **, and *** are always used in this order to show statistical significance at the 0.05, 0.01, and 0.001 probability levels, and cannot be used for other notes. Lack of significance is usually indicated by NS. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and be included in the Table legend.
5. Figures
The Harvard (author, date) system of referencing in the text is used (examples are given below). In the text give the author's name followed by the year in parentheses: (John, 2000). If there are two authors use 'and': (Smith and Jones, 2001). When reference is made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by et al. should be used: (MacDonald et al., 2002). If more than one work is cited within parentheses, separate citations using a semi-colon (Friedman 1994; Wang et al. 1997), except in the case where the author of the works is the same. In this case the author's name should not be repeated, only the years should be divided with a semi-colon (Smith 2000; 2002). In the reference list, references should be listed in alphabetical order.
We recommend authors using EndNote to manage the references, BioSci Publisher provides an output style that supports the formatting of in-text citations and reference list:
EndNote style (2 kb)
1) Journal article
Jiang S.Y., 2003, Rice mutant population and its applications on functional genomics, Molecular Plant Breeding, 1(2): 137-150
Fukui K., and Iijima K., 1991, Somatic chromosome map of rice by imaging methods, Theor. Appl. Genet., 81: 589-596 
Causse M.A., Fulton T.M., Cho Y.G., Ahn S.N., Chunwongse J., Wu K., Xiao J., Yu Z., Ronald P.C., Harrington S.E., Second G., McCouch S.R., and Tanksley S.D., 1994, Saturated molecular map of the rice genome based on an interspecific backcross population, Genetics, 138: 1251-1274
Format for private communications: (Wu Weiren, 2003, private communications)
Format for information and data on the internet: (Lin Gang and He Mei, 2002, www.wenweipo_com. htm) or (
3) Book
Format: Authors' names, Publication year, Article title, In: Symposium editors name+(ed.), Symposium name, publisher, publishing location (country and city), number
Shoemaker R.C., Polzin K.M., Lorenzen L.L., and Specht J.E., 1996, Molecular genetic mapping of soybean, In: Verma D.P.S., and Shoe maker R.C. (eds.), Soybean: genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology, CIAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp.37-56
Zhang Q.F., 2007, Toward the development of green super rice using genomics-based strategies, In: Li Z.K., Fang X.J.(eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd international conference of plant molecular breeding, 23~27, March, Sanya, Hainan, China, pp.3
5) Dissertation
Format: Patent Assignee Names, year authorized or open, patent title, patent country, patent / application number
Liu Q.L., Bai S.Y., and Ma Y., 2004, An plant expression vector pBinETR1 of ethylene unsusceptivity and application, China Patent, ZL02126837.1
Holton T.A., 1996, Transgenic plants exhibiting altered flower color and methods for producing same, United States Patent, US006080920A