Submission for Bioimages (Journal)

Kazuo Suzuki ksuzuki at
Mon Mar 14 15:46:52 EST 1994

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Scope and Policy of Bioimages
Bioimages is the official journal of the Bioimaging Society, and
publishes original articles semiannually on a broad range of bioimaging
topics in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biophysics,
physiology, medical science and computer science.  The jounal is devoted
to the publication of practical and theoretical papers on the
development of imaging methods and/or their application to the field of
biological sciences.  All the manuscripts must be written in English.  The
results presented in manuscripts submitted for publication should not
have been previously published or submitted for publication to another
journal.  The originality and quality of manuscripts are judged by two
independent reviewers.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Submission of Manuscripts
Three complete sets (one original typescript and two copies) of each
manuscript should be sent to:

Bioimages, Editorial Office 
Dr. Harunori Ishikawa, Editor-in-Chief
Department of Anatomy
Gunma University School of Medicine
Maebashi, Gunma 371, Japan
Phone: +81-272-31-7221
Fax: +81-272-32-8859
E-mail: ish at

Form of Manuscript
All manuscripts should be printed with a letter-quality printer or
typewritten on one side of A4 (approx. 210 x 297 mm) white paper with
double spacing throughout and with at least 25 mm margins.  Pages should
be numbered sequentially in the lower center. 
    Authors are requested to provide the final, corrected version of
accepted manuscripts on a computer disk.  We accept 3.5 and 5 inch MS-DOS
720 kByte (2DD, 9 sector) floppy disks.  Manuscript files should be
formatted in plain text (ASCII) files.  Special characters such as Latin
letters and methematical symbols should be marked on the printed
    Each manuscript consists of title, authors, affiliations, Key words,
running title, footnotes including abbreviations, Summary, Introduction,
Materials and Methods (System and Methods, or Procedures), Results 
(Implementation or Algorithm), Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, 
tables, figure legends, and figures including photographs.

Title Page

The title page of each manuscript should contain: title, authors' full
names, affiliations, Key words, running title, and the name and full
address (telephone number and also facsimile number if any) of the
corresponding author.  Four to six Key words should be given.  The running
title should not exceed 50 characters, including spaces.


Footnotes, if any, should be typed on a separate sheet (the second page
of the manuscript).  All non-standard abbreviations should be explained
in the footnotes. 


The Summary of 250 words maximum should be typed on a separate sheet
(the third page when footnotes are used or the second page when
footnotes are not in the manuscript).  The Summary should be
comprehensible to readers without referring to the content of the paper.
Reference(s) can be cited full (not by number) in the Summary but the
article title(s) should be omitted.


The Introduction should be brief but cover the field of the paper,
describing previous work and establishing the background for the results
that is being reported.

Materials and Methods (Systems and Methods or Procedures)

The description of methods should be brief, but include sufficient
details to allow the experiments to be repeated including hardware and
software that is used with version numbers and release dates.


This section should contain the new observations and advances made in
the study, presented in a logical fashion with evidence to support any
conclusions drawn.  Do not repeat material presented in the Introduction
or in Materials and Methods.


The Discussion should be concise and deal with the interpretation of
results.  Models or hypotheses may be proposed in this section only when
they are newly suggested by the results.  Do not repeat the description
of the experimental results.


Type references double spaced beginning on a sheet separate from the
text.  References must be alphabetized by first author.  Include all
authors' names (do not use "et al."), year, complete article titles, and
supply inclusive page numbers.  Abbreviate the names of journals as in
the Serial Sources for the Biosis Data Base (published annually by the
Bio-Sciences Information Service of Biological Abstracts, Philadelphia,
PA 19103, USA); spell out the names of unlisted journals.  Citations such
as "submitted for publication", "in preparation", and "personal
com-munication" should be included parenthetically in the text and must
not appear in the Reference section.  For personal communications include
cited author's institutional affiliation and his/her written permission
to use material cited.  Unpublished work may not be cited in Materials
and Methods.  Examples of the references are as follows:

Murakami, T., Ono, M. and Ishikawa, H. (1993). Confocal interference
reflection microscopy of cultured cells. Bioimages, 1: 1-10.

Ishikawa, H. (1985). Ultrastructural organization of the stress fibers.
In: Cell Motility: Mechanism and Regulation (Ishikawa, H., Hatano, S.
and Sato, H. eds.), University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, pp 451-460. 

References in the text should be cited by author and year, such as
(Murakami et al., 1993) and (Ishikawa, 1987).


Number tables consecutively with arabic numbers.  A title should be given
to each table and be typed with capital letters.  Explanatory material
and footnotes by alphabetic superscripts, such as a), b).  Units of
measure should be given to numeral values at the heads of the columns.
Avoid detailed explanation of experimental conditions under which data
shown in the table were obtained (it should be included in Materials and


Three complete sets of figures, line drawings and photographs should be
submitted.  One original set will be used for reproduction.  Single-column
figures must not exceed 84 x 220 mm.  Double-column figures must not
exceed 173 x 220 mm.  Both line drawings and photographs should be
mounted and lettered with transfer letters and be planned so that they
can be reproduced without reduction.  Magnifications of photographs
should be indicated in the legends and/or by scales on the photographs.
Illustrations must be self-explanatory and be numbered consecutively in
arabic numbers (i.e. Fig. 1, Fig. 2. ...).  Each figure should have a short
title.  Figure legends should be typed on separate sheets from the text.
Figure legends should provide sufficient experimental details to make
the figures intelligible but avoid descriptions that duplicate those in
Materials and Methods.  Figures should be marked on the reverse side with
figure number, first author's name, and orientation (top).

Color illustrations

The cost of printing color photographs must be born by author(s).
Contact the Editor-in-Chief for a cost estimate.

Proofs and Offprints
Page proofs will be sent from the Editorial Office to the corresponding
author indicated on the first page of the manuscript.  The authors must
return the proofs to the Editorial Office within 2 days.  The authors
will receive 25 offprints free of charge.  Additional paid offprints are
obtainable by filling in and returning the order form sent to the
authors to the Editorial Office with their proofs.

Page charge
There is no page charge for up to 8 printed pages in each paper except
for printing color illustrations.  A charge is made for each page above 9
printed pages inclusive. 
Any modifications to the original text will be charged to the authors.

The copyright of articles printed in Bioimages lies with the Bioimaging

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