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Instructions to Authors
Please read these instructions carefully and follow them
strictly. In this way you will help ensure that the review and
publication of your paper are as efficient and quick as
possible. The editors reserve the right to return manuscripts
that are not in accordance with these instructions.
Papers must be clearly and concisely written in English. In
the interests of speed, manuscripts are not extensively copyedited, and authors are requested to check their texts
carefully before submitting them.
Scope and policy of Glycobiology
Glycobiology provides for the publication of full-length
papers describing original research relating to the structure/
function of glycoconjugates in the broadest sense. Any
paper providing novel information about the biological
significance of glycosylation is appropriate. This includes,
but is not exclusive of, studies pertaining to glycoproteins,
glycolipids, proteoglycans, free carbohydrates, lectins,
glycosyltransferases, glycosidases or enzymes of complex
saccharide metabolism. In addition, papers describing novel
methods of glycoconjugate analysis will be considered. The
primary criterion for acceptance is scientific quality. Papers
should avoid excessive use of abbreviations or jargon, and
should be intelligible to as wide an audience as possible.
Particular attention should be paid to the Abstract, Introduction and Discussion sections, which should clearly
draw attention to the novelty and significance of the data
reported. Failure to do this may result in delays in publication or rejection of the paper.
Mini Reviews
Mini Reviews are published by invitation only. However, a
proposal for a Mini Review may be submitted in the form
of a brief letter to an Editor at any time. The letter should
state the topics and authors of the proposed review, and
should state why the topic is of particular interest to the
field.
Results, Discussion, Materials and methods, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, References, Footnotes, Tables,
Legends to figures.
Length of manuscript
While papers may be of any length required for the concise
presentation and discussion of the data, succinct and
carefully prepared papers are favoured both in terms of
impact as well as in readability.
General format
An original and two copies of the manuscript must be
submitted. They should be legibly typed on A4 or American
quarto paper. Dot matrix print or any print that is difficult
to read is generally unacceptable. All sections of the
manuscript must be double-spaced (space between lines of
type not less than 6 mm). Margins of 25 mm (1 inch) should
be left at the sides, top and bottom of each page. Number
each page centered at the bottom (Title Page is 1). Please
avoid extensive use of footnotes; use instead, and as
sparingly as possible, parenthesis within brackets. Underline
only words or letters to appear in italics. Clearly identify
unusual or handwritten symbols and Greek letters. Differentiate between the letter O and zero, and the letters I and 1
and number 1. Mark the position of each figure and table in
the margin.
Title page
The title should be short, specific and informative. The first
name, initial(s), and surname of each author should be
followed by his or her department, institution, city with
postal code, country, FAX number and phone number of
the corresponding author should also be provided. Any
changes of address may be given in numbered footnotes.
The author(s) to whom proofs and reprints should be
addressed should be indicated. Please provide a running
title of not more than 60 characters.
Key words
Glyco-Forum section
The journal will publish short summaries of important
recent papers or other news items relevant to the field. In
addition, letters discussing controversial or newsworthy
items of interest to glycobiologists will be considered for
publication. Suggestions for material to be included in this
section are welcomed from the readership. Suggestions, or
letters should be sent directly to the Editor-in-Chief. Please
include phone and fax numbers.
Preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be in their final form when they are
submitted, so that proofs require only correction of typographical errors. All parts of the manuscript should be
double spaced throughout.
Up to five key words, which may or may not appear in the
title, should be given in alphabetical order, below the title,
each separated by a slash (/). In addition to being printed
with the article, these key words, together with the title,
form the sole basis of the annual Subject Index. Thus,
please give them careful consideration.
Abstract
The second page of every manuscript must contain only the
Abstract, which should not exceed 250 words. The Abstract
should be comprehensible to readers before they have read
the paper, and abbreviations and reference citations should
be avoided. It is essential that the Abstract clearly states the
biological importance of the work described in the paper.
Acknowledgements
Sections of the manuscript
Manuscripts should be subdivided into the following sequence of sections: Title Page, Abstract, Introduction,
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These should be included at the end of the text and not in
footnotes. Personal acknowledgements should precede those
of institutions or agencies.
Instructions to Authors
References
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the References.
Published articles and those in the press (state the journal
which has accepted them and enclose a copy of the
manuscript) may be included. In the text a reference should
be cited by author and date; not more than two authors may
be cited per reference; if there are more than two authors,
use et al. At the end of the manuscript the citations should
be typed in alphabetical order, with the author's surnames
preceding initials. References should include, in the following order: authors'names, year, complete title of the
article, journal title, volume number, inclusive page
numbers, and name and address of publisher (books only).
The name of the journal should be abbreviated according to
the World List of Scientific Periodicals and underlined to
indicate italics. References will appear in type as below:
Dell,A. (1987) F.A.B.-mass spectrometry of carbohydrates.
Adv. Carbohydr. Chem. Biochem., 45, 1972.
Kobata.A., Mizuochi,T., Endo,T. and Furukawa,K. (1989)
Function and pathology of the sugar chains of human
immunoglobulin G. In Bock,G. and Harnett, S. (eds.),
Carbohydrate Recognition in Cellular Function - Ciba Fdn.
Symp. 145. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, pp.
224-240.
a bar on the photograph. When several prints of the same
figure are provided, please indicate which print should be
used for reproduction in the journal.
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colour plates. Please contact the publisher for further details.
Line drawings. These should have clear and sharp lines. No
additional artwork, redrawing or typesetting will be done.
Therefore all labelling should be done on the original line
drawing. Faint shading or stippling will be lost upon
reproduction and should be avoided.
Figure legends. These should be on a separate, numbered
manuscript sheet. Define all symbols and abbreviations
used in the figure. Figures and legends should be intelligible
without reading the text of the manuscript.
Conventions
In general, the journal follows the conventions of the CBE
Style Manual (Council of Biology Editors, Bethesda, MD,
1983, 5th edn.). Follow Chemical Abstracts and its indexes
for chemical names. For guidance in the case of biochemical
terminology follow the recommendations issued by the
IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature,
as given Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, published by the Biochemical Society, UK. For
Lennarz,W.J. (1980) The Biochemistry of Glycoproteins and enzymes, use the recommended name and E.C. number
Proteoglycans. Plenum Press, New York.
assigned by the IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical
Personal communications (J.Jones, personal communiNomenclature, 1978, as given in Enzyme Nomenclature,
cation) must be authorized in writing by those involved, and
published by Academic Press, New York, 1980. Genotypes
unpublished data should be cited as (unpublished data).
should be italicized (underlined in typed copy); phenotypes
Both should be used as sparingly as possible and only when
should not be italicized. For bacterial genetics nomenclature
the unpublished data referred to is peripheral rather than
follow Demerc et al. (1966) Genetics, 54, 61-76.
central to the topic under discussion. References to manuscripts in preparation or submitted, but not yet accepted,
should be cited in the text as (B. Jones and L. Smith, in
Abbreviations
preparation) and should NOT be included in the list of
Try to restrict the use of abbreviations to SI symbols and
references.
those recommended by the IUPAC. Abbreviations should
be defined and listed on a separate page together with
the Footnotes. Standard units of measurement and chemical
Tables
symbols of elements may be used without definition in the
Tables should be typed on separate sheets and numbered
body of the paper. Acronyms formed from phrases are
consecutively with Roman numerals. Tables should be selfunacceptable.
explanatory and include a brief descriptive title. Footnotes
to tables indicated by lower case letters are acceptable, but
Submission of manuscripts
they should not include extensive experimental detail. An
arrow in the text margin should be used to indicate where
All manuscripts (the original plus two copies) must be
a table should be inserted in the text.
submitted directly to one of the Editors of the Journal
located nearest you. Three originals of all half-tone figures
must
be submitted. Addresses of the Editors are:
Illustrations
Dr Gerald W. Hart, Department of Biological Chemistry,
Wherever possible half-tone figures should be submitted in
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 725 North
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lege, South Kensington, SW7 2AZ, London, United Kingheight and should be in proportion to the overall dimensions
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number of the figure and the name of the first author, and
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Photographs. These should be of sufficiently high quality
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istry, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT
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Instructions to Authors
Submission of a paper implies that it reports unpublished
work and that it is not under consideration for publication
elsewhere. If previously published tables, illustrations or
more than 200 words of text are to be included, then the
copyright holder's written permission must be obtained.
Copies of any such permission letters should be enclosed
with the paper.
Submission of manuscripts on diskettes
To assist in rapid publication, manuscripts should also be
submitted on 3.5' or 5.25' disks, and where practical, these
will be used to typeset the paper. The computer format and
word processor used must be clearly marked on the disk. It
is important to note that material submitted to the Editors
in disk form must be accompanied by three hard copies, as
above.
Preparing the disk
# Please present all sections of the paper in a single file. If
necessary, tables may be placed in a separate file.
# When creating and/or editing your manuscript, use the
document mode (or equivalent) in the word-processor program.
# Type the title, authors and affiliations in the journal
style, i.e. in upper and lower case, with bold font for the title
and authors.
# The text should be typed unjustified, without hyphenation (except for compound words) and at double line
spacing.
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headings in bold upper and lower case; sub-headings in
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Deposition of Sequence or Structural data
Publication in Glycobiology implies an obligation on the
part of the authors to deposit any novel nucleic acid or
protein sequence data referred to in their papers in a public
domain data library. Authors are also expected to deposit
any novel carbohydrate structural data in the Carbohydrate
Structural Data Bank. The address is:
Dana Smith, CarbBank Manager, Complex Carbohydrate
Research Center, The University of Georgia, 220 Riverbend
Road, Athens, GA 30602, U.S.A., Phone: (404) 542-4484;
FAX: (404) 542-4484, Bitnet:: CARBBANK°UGA.
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The Journal will provide 30 free reprints to the authors.
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be returned with the proofs to Oxford University Press if
additional reprints are required. Late orders submitted after
the journal is printed are subject to increased prices.
Policy concerning availability of materials
It is understood that by publishing a paper in Glycobiology
the authors agree to make freely available to colleagues in
academic (non-profit) research any of the cells, nucleic
acids, antibodies, etc. that are not available from commercial
suppliers and are required to substantiate the scientific
conclusions of the paper.
Review of manuscripts
Manuscripts submitted should be fully documented, high
quality, original research papers. If two or more Editors
consider a manuscript unsuitable for the scope and content
of the Journal, the manuscript will be returned within a few
days of submission along with a statement explaining the
basis for the decision. Otherwise, every paper is independently reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial
Board. Decision for publication, amendment or rejection is
based upon their reports. On the average, decisions are
reached within 4 weeks of the receipt of the paper. Copies
of manuscripts accepted for publication are not returned to
the authors.
Revision of manuscripts
When a manuscript is returned to authors for revision prior
to final acceptance, the revised version must be submitted
within 1 month of the author's receipt of the referees'reports.
Revised manuscripts returned after 1 month will be considered as new submissions subject to re-review.
Speed of publication
Every effort will be made to publish papers within 4 months
of their receipt. At all stages, in order to avoid delays,
maximum use is made of telephone, and fax.
Page charges
Page charges are NOT levied.
Instructions to Authors
Proofs
Authors are sent page proofs. To avoid delays in
publication, proofs should be checked immediately for
typographical errors and returned within 48 h to the
publishers by express (special delivery) post.
Alternatively, to save time, minor corrections may be
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GLYCOBIOLOGY
Publishing original research papers on all aspects of the structure/function of the saccharide
components of glycoconjugates, and all aspects of proteins interacting with saccharides,
Glycobiology is devoted to the promotion of any form of study contributing to a greater understanding
of the biological properties and functions of saccharides. Topics presented in Glycobiology include all
aspects of the biology/biochemistry of: Glycoproteins, Glycolipids, Proteoglycans, Complex Oligo-or
Polysaccharides, Saccharide Biosynthesis, Lectins, Glycotransferases, or Glycosidases.
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