|JGAM is issued by Applied Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research Foundation. JGAM is a bimonthly, international journal devoted to the publication of original articles in general and applied microbiology. Original papers (Full Papers and Short Communications) and Invited Reviews written in English are considered for publication. Papers already published, in press or under consideration elsewhere are not accepted.|
JGAM is going to publish scientific reports containing novel and significant microbiological findings, which are mainly devoted to the following categories:
|3. All manuscripts are first reviewed and evaluated by the assigned Editor, and can be declined if they do not fit to the scope of this journal at this stage. Further evaluation is performed by the Editor usually supported by at least two expert referees. The acceptance and the order of appearance in JGAM are also determined by the Editors. The Editors may change or unify wording, figures and/or tables. The revised manuscript must be returned within two months (or within periods indicated by the Editor) of the authors' receipt of the Editors' report. Revised manuscripts not returned within two months (or within periods indicated by the Editor) are considered to have been withdrawn.|
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5. Full papers are well-documented articles of original, comprehensive and complete works. Therefore, the papers of this category should have originality and high scientific merit. The text of a full paper should be as brief as possible and basically no more than 8 printed pages including tables and figures. With the approval of the Editors, additional pages can be published with approved page charges (20,000 yen per page). If the author/authors is/are unable to pay the excess charge, we cannot publish the article and the accepted article may be retracted. The standard format includes adequately classified headings as: Summary, Key Words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and References. Where appropriate, Results and Discussion may be combined.
These should be preceded by: The title of the article, name(s) of author(s), institution(s) and a brief running head of less than 40 letters including spaces; a footnote on the mailing address of the author to whom all correspondence should be addressed, and on nonstandard abbreviations used, if any.
Authors are requested to avoid numbered subtitles unless all the papers submitted are considered as simultaneous publications in JGAM. All pages (including references, tables and figure legends) should be numbered consecutively. Place the last items after the Reference section.
|6. Short communications (less than four printed pages in principle, including figures, tables and references) are also accepted. With the approval of the Editors, additional pages can be published with approved page charges (20,000 yen per page). If the author/authors is/are unable to pay the excess charge, we cannot publish the article and the accepted article may be retracted. Papers of this category, reporting timely novel findings, are brief accounts of original research results, and should have a similar standard of quality and scientific merit as full papers. Do not use section headings for short communications.|
|7. Invited reviews should follow the style of full papers, but the use of the appropriate headings is suggested.|
|8. Authors will be responsible for ensuring that papers are written clearly and are advised to use a language editing service before submission. If the contents of a manuscript are difficult to understand due to poor English quality, it will be rejected without review.|
|10. Include a summary before the text for both full papers and short communications. The summary should not exceed 240 words in full papers or 120 words for short communications.|
|11. Make titles short but informative. Omit names of authors of taxa.|
|12. Each article must contain not more than eight key words identifying the content of the paper, as an aid to making the index. The name of the subject organism should always be among the key words. Insert the key words or phrases in alphabetical order immediately after the summary (Full Paper) or the address (Short Communication), on a separate indented line. Each key word is to be separated by a semicolon ( ; ).|
|13. Tables and figures with their respective serial numbers and brief explanatory headings should be presented on separate pages. All tables and figures should have a short title and a short legend, respectively. Legends for figures should be assembled on separate sheets; thus, separate sheets are requested for: text, tables with legends, and figures and their legends.|
|14. Designate all illustrations (photographs, graphs, line drawings) as figures (abbreviations: Fig., Figs.). All figures should be numbered (e.g., Fig. 1). All photographs should be numbered and treated as figures. If a color photograph is to be printed in monochrome, please provide in grayscale. Please note that if color printing is desired, the author will be charged. 1 to 2 pages: 108,000 yen. More than 3 pages: 54,000 yen per page. If the author/authors is/are unable to pay the excess charge, we cannot publish the article and the accepted article may be retracted.|
|15. Footnotes should be avoided whenever possible. Essential footnotes should be indicated by superscript figures in serial numbers throughout the text and written on the bottom of the respective sheets. Abbreviations of culture collections should be indicated in the Materials and Methods section or in a footnote to the table in which the microbial strains studied are shown.|
|16. References should be arranged in alphabetical and chronological order in the Reference section. References should include, in the following order; authors' names, year of publication in brackets, article or chapter title, title of the journal or book, editors (books only), name and address of publisher (books only), volume number, and the first and last page numbers. If there are more than one work by the same author(s) in the same year, a letter (a, b, c, etc.) should be added to the year both in the text and in the References. Reference should not be numbered. If the number of authors exceeds five, please describe names of the first five authors, and use "et al." for more names.|
17. The pre-publication articles, available online prior to their inclusion in a printed issue, can be cited in the text and reference list, with their DOI (Digital Object Identifier) in place of volume number and page range. Web site citations should not be included in the reference list. Complete URL (http://host.name/path/file.html) can be cited in the text, but limit to as few as possible. Follow the styles shown in the examples below.
Ishida, T., Yokota, A., and Sugiyama, J. (1997) Phylogenetic relationships of filamentous cyanobacterial taxa inferred from 16S rRNA sequence divergence. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 43, 237–241.
Singer, R. (1975) The Agaricales in Modern Taxonomy, 3rd ed., J. Cramer, Vaduz, 912 pp. +84 pls.
Kurtzman, C. P. (1988) Nuclear DNA hybridization: Quantitation of close genetic relationships. In The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 4th ed., ed. by Kurtzman, C. P. and Fell, J. W., Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 63–68.
Stanier, R., Ingraham, J. L., Wheelis, M. L., and Painter, P. R. (1986) The Microbial World, 5th ed., Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pp. 16–42.
Bruns, T. D., White, T. J., and Taylor, J. W. (1991) Fungal molecular systematics. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst., 22, 525–564.
Only the papers accepted for publication but not yet published may be cited as ``in press" in the References. They must be accompanied by the name of the journal. Two copies of the accepted manuscript cited as ``in press" should accompany a hardcopy submission. A PDF file of it should be included in the supplemental materials in electronic submission. References not yet accepted should be cited in the text as unpublished results, giving the names(s) of the author(s) such as (Yoshida, S., pers. comm.) or (Sato, E., unpubl.). Such papers should not appear in the References.
|18. The correct name of organisms must be used. For the use of Latin names and descriptions of new taxa of microorganisms, consult the relevant current Bacteriological, Botanical and Zoological Codes. The Latin diagnosis and description should be checked by an expert of Latin for its accuracy prior to submission.|
|19. All nucleotide and amino acid sequences must be deposited in an appropriate database. The accession number must be obtained before submission of the manuscript, and it should be indicated in the text.|
|20. For further details concerning the forms, style and abbreviations, authors should consult the CBE Style Manual, Cambridge University Press, New York, U.S.A.|
|21. The authors are responsible for reading the first galley proof. No change of the content of the paper is permitted on the galley proof. If the Editors recognize the necessity of a change, this change will be made at the author’s expense. If too many corrections for spelling or grammatical errors and/or incorrect data are made against the original manuscript, the author may be charged for corrections.|
|22. There are no page charges when the printed pages do not exceed the page limits and no complimentary reprints. Authors can purchase the reprints (100 copies minimum) by ordering at the return of the galley proof.|
|23. If the author/authors is/are unable to pay the excess charge, we cannot publish the article and the accepted article may be retracted.|
|24. The copyright of the articles accepted for publication in JGAM belongs to Applied Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research Foundation. Copyright transfers should be proposed to Applied Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research Foundation at the first submission of the manuscript. All articles published in JGAM including the supplementary materials are protected by the copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article. However, all contents of published papers in JGAM, except for cover pages, may be reproduced without written permission of Applied Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research Foundation.|