Instructions for Authors

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS


 

Aims and Scope

Romanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology, an international
journal dedicated to original research work, publishes papers focusing on
various aspects of microbiology and immunology. Romanian Archives of 
Microbiology and Immunology is indexed in MEDLINE. The frequency of the
Journal is currently four issues per year.

Categories of manuscripts

Full-length articles are full-length descriptions of original
research (up to 10 printed pages)

Reviews are comprehensive appraisals of research in a field of current interest.
All reviews are subject to the normal review process (up to 12 printed pages)

Rapid Communications are brief, definitive reports of highly significant
and timely findings in the field (up to 5 printed pages)

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts and all attached files (tables and illustrations) should be submitted in electronic form to the Editorial Office, e-mail address: archives@cantacuzino.ro.
The preferred software is Microsoft Word. In order to speed up the process of review, manuscripts should be prepared very carefully.

The preferred software is Microsoft Word
In order to speed up the process of review, manuscripts should be prepared very
carefully.

Cover letter

Each manuscript submitted to the Romanian Archives of Microbiology and
Immunology must be accompanied by a Cover letter including an explicit statement by the corresponding author that:

  • the manuscript represents an original work, has not been previously published,
    and has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
  • the manuscript, as submitted, has been reviewed and approved by all named authors and that all authors concur with the submission and are responsible for its content.
  • the Cover letter should be signed by all the authors of a manuscript.

Editorial review and acceptance

All manuscripts are subject to editorial review by professional peer
reviewers (at least two).

The acceptance criteria for all manuscripts are based on quality and
originality.

The corresponding author of a manuscript is informed within 90 working days after submission that the paper is accepted for publication in the journal, needs revision or is rejected. Revised manuscripts should be resubmitted as soon as possible but not later than 14 days.

Ethical considerations

A paper describing any experimental work with humans should include a
statement that the Ethics Committee of the institution in which the work was
done has approved it, and that the subjects gave informed consent to the work.

Experiments with animals should be done in accordance with the legal
requirements of the relevant local or national authority. Procedures should be
such that animals used in experiments do not suffer unnecessarily. Papers should
include details of the procedures and anaesthetics used. The Editors will not
accept papers where the ethical aspects are, in their opinion, open to doubt.

Preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted in English. American or British spelling can
be used provided that only one spelling style is consistently used throughout.
Manuscripts must be typewritten on A4 format (210x297 mm), with double spacing,margins of 25 mm, consecutively numbered. Times New Roman
font, 12-point size, is required.

Text headings

All headings in the text should be set over to the left hand margin, and
text should begin on the next line. Type first level (sectional) headings all in
capitals. Second level headings should be typed in small (lower case) letters
but with the first letter of each main word a capital. For third level headings,
only the first letter of the first word should be a capital. Underline first and
second level headings.

FIRST LEVEL TEXT HEADING

Second Level Text Heading

Third level text heading

Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections and order:
Title page, Abstract and key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods,
Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figure Legends and
Figures.

1. Title page contains: title of the paper not longer than 80-100
characters, including spaces and punctuation; full name of the authors and their
affiliation; the author responsible for correspondence will be marked by an
asterisk, and his full address telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail address will be
indicated.

2. Abstract must not exceed 250 words and should reflect the content of
the study. Following the abstract, a list of 3-10 keywords is essential for
indexing purposes.

3. Introduction containing a description of the problem under
investigation and a brief survey of the existing literature on the subject.

4. Materials and Methods provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be
reproduced.

5. Results. Results should be clear and concise.

6. Discussion that enriches but does not repeat Section 3 or 5

7. Acknowledgements (if applicable) containing acknowledgement of
technical help and of financial material support.

8. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they
are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and
legends by Arabic numerals in square brackets (e.g. [1], [2-6], etc.). Please
note the following examples:

Journals:

Allain F, Vanpouille C, Carpentier M, Slomianny MC, Durieux S, Spik G.
Interaction with glycosaminoglycans is required for cyclophilin B to trigger
integrin-mediated adhesion of peripheral blood T lymphocytes to extracellular
matrix. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2002. 99: 2714-2719.

Books:

Theofilopoulos AN. Immune complexes in autoimmunity. In: Bona CA,
Siminovitch KA, Zanetti M, Theofilopoulos AN (Eds.) The Molecular Pathology of
Autoimmune Diseases. Harwood Academic Publishers, Switzerland 1993, pp 229-244.

9. Tables with suitable captions at the top and numbered with Arabic
numerals should be collected at the end of the text on separate sheets (one page
per Table). Footnotes to tables should be marked with a) b) c) etc and *, **,
*** should be reserved for p values. Each table must be understood independently
of the text. All tables must be cited in the text.

10. Figures (illustrations) Figures should be submitted on separate pages
at the end of the article (new page for each complete figure). They should be
numbered in the order of their appearance with Arabic numerals. Figures should
be submitted as TIFF files at a proper resolution as follows: Graphs at 800-1200
dpi; Photos at 400-800 DPI; Color 300-400 DPI. Text in figures should be 8-10
point in size. Each figure must have a separate legend. The legends should not
appear under the figures, but be gathered in a separate section (Figure
legends). Color figures can only be printed if the author is prepared to pay the
cost incurred.

11. Figure legends should be supplied at the end of the manuscript,
double spaced, with relevant figure numbers, labeling symbol and explanation.

Units of measurement, Symbols and abbreviations

Symbols for physical units should be those of the Système Internationale (SI)
Units.

Alternative or non-SI units may be used, but these must be defined at their
first occurrence in the text.

Nomenclature of Microorganisms

Binary names, consisting of a generic name and a specific epithet (e.g.,
Escherichia coli), must be used for all microorganisms.

Genetic Nomenclature

To facilitate accurate communication, it is important that standard genetic
nomenclature be used whenever possible and that deviations or proposals for new
naming systems be endorsed by an appropriate authoritative body.

Proofs and reprints

Ten reprints of each article and one copy of the journal will be supplied free
of charge to the corresponding author.

Romanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology