UPV Journal of Natural Sciences Guide for Authors Original articles should not exceed 25 pages, double space, including Tables and Figures. Short communications should not exceed 5 pages; these should include an abstract but may omit the usual major headings of full articles. Review papers will be solicited by the editor and members of the Editorial Board; these should not exceed 50 pages. General Refer to the current edition of the CBE Style Manual for specific items not covered in these guidelines. Manuscript preparation 1. Organize the paper following these following headings: Title, Author(s) and address(es), Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment and Literature Cited. The Discussion should already include the Conclusions. The Literature Cited should substantially consist of articles published in current contents-covered or peer-reviewed journals. Minimize citations of unpublished reports and theses. 2. Type the entire manuscript double-spaced on a short white bond paper (8.5” x 11”) on one side only with 2.5 cm margins all around using a 12 point normal-size type. Literature Cited, Acknowledgment, Table Titles and Figure Legends should also be typed double-spaced. Number consecutively all pages including title page, figures and tables. 3. Leave three spaces before and after the major headings and two spaces before and after the sub- headings. Do not use footnotes, unless necessary for better comprehension. 4. Spell out acronyms or unfamiliar abbreviations when these are mentioned for the first time in the text. 5. Give the scientific name of the species when it is first mentioned in the text and use the common name in succeeding references. Underline or italicize scientific names. 6. Do not spell out numbers unless they are used to start a sentence. 7. Use the metric system only or the International System of Units. Use abbreviations of units only beside numerals (e.g. 6 m); otherwise, spell out the units (e.g. kilometers from here). Do not use plural forms nor periods for abbreviations of units. Use the bar for compound units (e.g. 1kg/ha/yr). Place a zero before the decimal in numbers less than 1 (e.g. 0.25). 8. When preparing Tables and Figures, consider the journal’s printed page of 18.4 x 26 cm (7.25 x 10.25 in) and the reduction that will be necessary. Titles of Tables and captions of Figures should be as short as possible and should be understandable without referring to the text. Captions of figures should be typed double-spaced in a separate sheet. Figures should consist only of simple line drawings, computer-generated graphics or good quality black and white photographs. Figures should be identified by writing at the back the figure number as they appear in the text and the author’s name. Labels of Figures should be of such a size so that these are still legible even after reducing the size by as much as 50%. Use preferably Corel-Draw, Harvard Graphics or Excel for computer-generated graphics. 9. Cite the references in the text as author (year). Cite three or more authors as (first author et al year), references in press as (author, in press) and unpublished references as (author, unpubl. data or author, pers. comm.). If two or more references are cited, arrange them by year (e.g. Formacion 1987; Geduspan 1990; Torres 1992). 10. In the Literature Cited, list down references as follows: Journal article Fomacion, M.J., R. Hori and T.J. Lam. 1993. Overripening of ovulated eggs in goldfish. I. Morphological changes. Aquaculture 114: 155-168. Note: Abbreviate Journal Titles following the list of Scientific Periodicals. Same author with two or more articles in one year Serrano, A.E. and F. Nagayama. 1991a. Activity and stability of liver arylformamidase in fish. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi 57: 149-152. Serrano, A.E. and F. Nagayama. 1991b. Purification and characterization of liver arylformamidase in rainbow trout and cattle. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 98B: 381- 387. Proceedings Alino, P.M., V.V. Banzon, H.T. Yap, Ed.Gomez, and J.T. Morales. 1995. Recovery and colonization on damaged backreef areas at Canguluyan Island (Northern Philippines). Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress 4: 279-284. Book Bardach, J.E., J.H. Ryther, and W.O. McLarney. 1972. Aquaculture: the farming and husbandry of freshwater and marine organisms. Wiley Interscience, New York. 1000 pp.
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