Biopreservation and Biobanking is the first journal to provide a unifying forum for researchers from academia, government, and industry in which rapid, authoritative, peer-reviewed communication of recent advances is provided in the rapidly emerging field of biospecimen procurement, processing, preservation, and banking. The Journal publishes a diversity of articles focusing on current issues and problems related to the processing of macromolecules, cells, and tissues.
A wide range of topics related to the fundamentals of the basic biopreservation sciences, biosafety, and the ethical, legal and societal issues surrounding biobanking and biorepository operation will be addressed in the Journal.
Formats. Original research manuscripts should not exceed 3,000 words and must be presented in the standard format described below. Short reports and case studies should not exceed 1,000 words with no more than ten references and one table or figure. Editorials and commentaries may be on any issue relevant to the field, but must be brief and appropriately documented by data. Review papers, of up to 5,000 words in length, are summaries of developments in the field. All submissions will be subjected to peer-review.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/BiopreservBiobank Authorship. All authors, including the co-authors, should be responsible for a significant part of the manuscript. All authors and co-authors should havetaken part in writing the manuscript, reviewing it, and revising its intellectual and technical and all must sign the cover letter accompanying the manuscript. Any author whose name appears on a paper assumes responsibility and accountability for the results.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Prepare entire manuscript in Microsoft Word. Include figure legends, double-spaced (6 mm minimum), with ample margins (minimum 1 in.) on all sides. Number pages consecutively.
Title page. The title page should include the authors' names and affiliations, a running title of about 45 characters (including spaces), and the full contact information for the corresponding author (i.e., mailing and/or street address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.)
Abstract. Provide a structured abstract of no more than 300 words.
Text. Organize the text as follows: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and References. At the first usage of a term, spell out the term and give the abbreviation or acronym in parentheses. Thereafter, use the abbreviation/acronym alone. Use generic names for drugs where possible. If you wish to use a proprietary drug name, the first time it appears use the generic name followed by the proprietary name and manufacturer in parenthesis. If proprietary names must be used, include trademark information. Scientific names that have abbreviations must be spelled out on first occurrence with abbreviation in parenthesis and abbreviated thereafter.
Acknowledgments. The author should acknowledge only those people and institutions that have made significant contributions to the study. Details of sources of funding must be given and any potential conflicts of interest declared, e.g., financial, personal, political or academic.
All authors are expected to disclose any institutional or commercial affiliations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the publication of a manuscript. Institutional affiliations, as indicated on the title page, should include all corporate affiliations and any funding sources that support the work. Other types of affiliation, including consultantships, honoraria, stock ownership, equity interests, arrangements regarding patents, or other vested interests should be disclosed in the Acknowledgments section.
Reference. The references should be cited in the text using the numerical order of citation method. The reference list at the end of the paper should be double-spaced and organized numerically by order of citation. List only the first three authors followed by "et al." For accepted papers not yet published, cite the journal and add "in press." If references to personal communications or unpublished data are used, cite them parenthetically in the text, not in the references. Sources for personal communications must provide written approval at the time of submission. References should be presented in Vancouver style as shown below:
Ellis, P., Muller-Schweinitzer Maintenance of functional activity of human pulmonary arteries after cryopreservation Br. J. Pharmacol. 1991; 103: 1377-1380.
Toner, M. Nucleation of ice crystals in biological cells. In: Steponkus PL, ed Advances in Low Temperature Biology. London JAI Press; 199 1-52
Reprint address. After the references, provide the name, address, and e-mail of the person to whom the reprint requests should be directed.
Tables. Type each table, with its title, on a separate sheet of paper. Use Arabic numerals to number tables. Details of experimental conditions should be included in the table footnotes. Table legends and footnotes should be double-spaced.
Please follow the guidelines below when preparing figure files:
- Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.
- Do not prepare any figures in Word as they are not workable.
- Line illustrations must be submitted at 600 DPI.
- Halftones and color photos should be submitted at a minimum of 300 DPI.
- Power Point files cannot be uploaded.
- Save art as either TIFF or EPS files. Do NOT submit JPEG files.
- Color art must be saved as CYMK not RGB.
Please do NOT upload a single PDF file containing all of the text, figure, and table files of your paper. Once all of your files are uploaded on to Manuscript Central, the system will automatically create a PDF proof for you. Prepare a separate list of figure legends, double-spaced, at the end of the manuscript. Magnifications should be included when appropriate. You will be given directions on how to correct any files which do not pass.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ART FILES
Converting Word or Excel files: Perhaps the best and easiest way to convert Word or Excel files into a format which is suitable for print is to scan them using the below guidelines:
All files should be scanned at 100% size.
Final color mode: cmyk
Save file as: .tif or .eps
If you need directions on how to convert a Power Point slide to acceptable format go to http://www.liebertpub.com/MEDIA/pdf/ppconvert.pdf
Figures, tables, and text taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from both author and publisher granting permission for reproduction. Include written permission from authors to cite unpublished data or papers still in press.
Reprints may be ordered by following the special instructions that will accompany page proofs, and should be ordered at the time the corresponding author returns the corrected page proofs to the Publisher. Reprints ordered after an issue is printed will be charged at a substantially higher rate.
The Journal is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215. Telephone: (914) 740-2100; fax: (914) 740-2101; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.liebertpub.com
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.