|Instructions to Authors
General. It is the policy of Pteridines to publish
reviews, original papers, short communications, technical notes,
letters to the editors and reports of meetings dealing with all aspects
of the chemistry, pathobiochemistry, clinical biochemistry, clinical
toxicology, drug monitoring and laboratory diagnosis of genetic
disorders, both in humans and in animals of pteridines and related
materials. Papers are published after refereeing. Contributions appear
in English only: they are accepted on the understanding that the work
described has not been published before (except in the form of an
abstract or as part of a published lecture review or thesis), that it
is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its
publication has been approved by all the authors and by the responsible
authorities - tacitly or explicitly - in the laboratories where the
work was carried out and that, if accepted, it will not be published
elsewhere in the same form, in either the same or another language,
without the consent of the copyright holders. Reference should be made
to previously, published abstracts, etc. in the introduction.
The complete manuscript including tables and figures should be send via e-mail to:
Division of Biological Chemistry, Biocentre
Innsbruck Medical University
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be typewritten with double spacing. They should be
written so as to be clear and concise. As a guide the following format
should be used. Spelling should be according to the Concise Oxford
Dictionary of Current English or to Webster's New World Dictionary of
the American Language.
Title page. The first page should contain
(in normal type, not in capital letters): a concise title; the complete
name(s) of the author(s) the name of the laboratory where the work was
carried out; the address to which correspondence (including proofs)
should be sent; the full postal address(es) of (all) the author(s) in
the language of the country of origin (in Latin transliteration); a
running title (maximum 70 letters incl. spaces); a dedication (if any);
any of the following footnotes: a) funding organisation(s), b) enzymes;
all enzyme (not to be abbreviated!) mentioned in the text should be
listed in alphabetical order of their recommended trivial names,
followed by their systematic names and Enzyme Commission (EC) numbers
Summary: Every paper except short
communications must be preceded by a summary containing project,
results and conclusions (concise, in abstract form).
Introduction: This should define the problem
and, if possible, the frame of existing knowledge. Please ensure that
people not working in your particular field will be able to understand
Materials and Methods: General methods, equipment and purchased
material should be mentioned. Description of the experiments should be
as precise as possible to enable other scientists to repeat your work.
New compounds have to be characterized by elemental analysis, melting
point and physical data taken from UV, IR and NMR spectra.
Results: Only material pertinent to the subject must be included. Data must not be repeated in figures and tables.
Discussion: This part should interpret the results in view of the
problem as outlined in the introduction and of related observations by
yourself or others. Implications for further studies or applications
may be discussed. A conclusion should be added if results and
discussion are combined.
Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments should be given at the end of the
text. The names of the funding organizations should be written in full.
References: Bibliographic citations should
appear in numeral order in brackets and in order of their citation in
the text. Reference to unpublished work should be kept to a minimum
and, mentioned in the text itself in parentheses. All authors should be
listed when there are six and fewer; when there are seven or more, list
only the first three and add "et al". References will follow the
Vancouver style described in the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts
Submitted to Biomedical Journals" with the exception that pagination
should be complete. The following are sample styles:
1. Platterson EL, Saltza MH, Stockstad ELR. The isolation and
characterization of a pteridine required for the growth of Chrithidia
fasciculata. J Am Chem Soc 1956; 78: 5871-5873.
2. Wachter H, Fuchs D, Hausen A, Reibnegger G, Weiss G, Werner ER,
Werner Felmayer G. Neopterin; biochemistry methods, clinical
application. Berlin-New York: Walter deGruyter 1992.
Book chapter reference:
3. Pfleiderer W, Kang Y, Soyka R, Hutzenlaub W, Wiesenfeldt M, Leskopf
W. Side-chain chemistry of pteridines. In: Cooper BA, Whitehead VM,
eds. Chemistry and biology of pteridines and folic acid derivatives.
Berlin-New York: Walter deGruyter 1986; 31-44.
Figures. Each figure must be submitted on a single sheet.
The figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.
Legends should be concise and self-explanatory and must be typed on a
separate page. Figures are to submitted in an electronic format,
preferably as jpg-file and a power-point original drawing. Note, that
the published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork
provided. All figures must be mentioned in the text. Figures will be
reduced as far as possible, preferably either to the width of one
column (80 mm, 3 inches) or two columns (165 mm, 6.5 inches).
Tables. Tables must be
preceded by a concise and self-explanatory heading and numbered in
Arabic numerals. Each table must be presented on a single sheet. All
tables must be mentioned in the text.
Units. SI units should be used except in some few cased where non-SI units are more common.
journal will follow the nomenclature rule of IUPAC and of the IUPAB-IUB
Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature, the recommendations of this
commission for abbreviations and symbols, and the recommendations of
the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry. Abbreviations not
recommended by IUPAC, IUB and IFCC commissions should be kept to a
minimum and should be listed on a separate page. For specific
nomenclature recommendation of pteridines, see www.pteridines.org.
PDF-file: Pdf-file is supplied free of charge to the corresponding author of a published
Copyright. In accepting the manuscript, the
publishers acquire the copyright and the exclusive right for
reproduction, distribution and translation. The publishers reserve the
right to publish the contents of this Journal in other languages.
Duplication and reproduction (including photo- and micro-copying) of
articles and figures is only possible with the written permission of
the publishers. According to copyright law, it is permissible to make a
few copies of individual articles for personal use only.