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Edited By: Gianni Liti

Impact Factor: 2.259

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 13/29 (Mycology); 71/161 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology); 74/123 (Microbiology); 183/289 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1097-0061

Author Guidelines

NIH Public Access Mandate
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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Yeast operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then click to navigate to the Yeast online submission site. IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system.

File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are DOC (.doc) or RTF (.rtf). Figures should be provided in TIFF (.tiff) or EPS (.eps) format.

LATEX USERS: For reviewing purposes you should upload PDF file of the manuscript that you have generated from your source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box.


The files uploaded at this stage should be of sufficient quality for publication. Therefore the authors should provide:

  • The manuscript text in Word format. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list and must be provided in editable format, ie not embedded.
  • Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files in high-resolution TIFF or EPS format.

LATEX USERS: When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your now revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. In addition you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.

OnlineOpen. OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article open access. With OnlineOpen the author, their funding agency, or institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites. In addition to publication online via Wiley Online Library, authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository, or other free public server, immediately on publication.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Manuscript style. The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. It is not necessary to double-line space your manuscript. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.

  • During the submission process you must enter the full title, short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) .
  • Enter an abstract of up to 250 words for all articles. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.
  • Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.

The text should generally be divided into: Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; References; Tables, Figure Legends. Please avoid section numbering.

Major reviews will be commissioned, but minor reviews and original research papers are solicited, together with any other reports, letters or announcements of potential interest to the readers of the journal. There is no restriction on length, although manuscripts may be returned for shortening at the discretion of the editor.

Commercial literature should be sent to Editorial Office. Book Reviews should be submitted via the online system.

Data. Data that is integral to the paper must be made available in such a way as to enable readers to replicate, verify and build upon the conclusions published in the paper. Any restriction on the availability of this data must be disclosed at the time of submission

Data may be included as part of the main article where practical. We recommend that data for which public repositories are widely used, and are accessible to all, should be deposited in such a repository prior to publication. The appropriate linking details and identifier(s) should then be included in the publication and where possible the repository, to facilitate linking between the journal article and the data. If such a repository does not exist, data should be included as supporting information to the published paper or authors should agree to make their data available upon reasonable request.

Nomenclature. When using genetic nomenclature authors should follow the guidelines laid down in Cherry, JM. 1998. Genetic Nomenclature Guide Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Trends in Genetics : S.10-S.11 (available for download at Authors naming a new gene or renaming an old gene are asked to use the Gene Registry at the Saccharomyces Genome Database:

Authors should use yeast names consistent with Barnett JA, Payne RW, Yarrow D. 2000. Yeasts: Characteristics and Identification, Third Edition, Cambridge University Press.

Nucleic Acid Sequences. Any sequence information included in a manuscript MUST be submitted to either the EMBL data library or GenBank, and the Accession Number included at the end of the Abstract section, before the paper will be published. Sequence data MUST be submitted at the first point of submission .

Protein Sequences. Sequences which have been determined by direct sequencing of the protein MUST be submitted to Swiss-Prot. Please note that Swiss-Prot do not provide accession numbers IN ADVANCE for protein sequences that are the result of translation of nucleic acid sequences. These translations will automatically be forwarded from the EMBL nucleotide database and are assigned UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot accession numbers on incorporation into UnitProtKB/TrEMBL. Results from characterization experiments should also be submitted to Swiss-Prot. This can include such information as function, subcellular location, subunit etc.

SWISS-PROT submissions; email:

Microarray data. For all papers containing microarray data, compliance with the Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment (MIAME) standards is mandatory, except in cases where a microarray is used to identify one, or a few, genes, and these individual genes are then the subject of much deeper analysis that validates their selection. In this latter case, the microarray is merely a ‘primary screen’ and, just as for a genetic screen, one wouldn’t necessarily publish all the data at once. Submission of microarray data to a central repository (GEO or ArrayExpress) is mandatory and must be completed before submission of a manuscript. Accession number/s for the data must be included in the manuscript. MIAME guidelines for authors, editors and reviewers of microarray gene expression papers: checklist.html GEO (Gene Expression Omnibus): ArrayExpress online submission tool (MIAMExpress):

Abbreviations. All abbreviations must be defined in full in the first instance.

Reference style .The journal uses the Harvard style of referencing. References should be quoted in the text as name and year within open and close parenthesis and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. For reviews only, references should be cited by number in the text. The reference list should be ordered alphabetically and numbered in sequence. Hence references in the text will not be in numerical sequence. All references must be complete and accurate. Online citations should include date of access. Use Medline abbreviations for journal names. They can be found at: email: . If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:

Cooper TG, Sumrada R. 1975. Urea transport in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Bacteriol 121: 571-576.

Spencer JFT, Spencer DM, Smith ARW. (eds). 1984. Yeast Genetics: Fundamental and Applied Aspects. Springer-Verlag: Godalming; 121-124.

Dart EC, Pioli D, Atherton KT. 1981. Genetic engineering. In Essays in Microbiology , Norris JR, Richmond MH. (eds). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: Chichester; 311-332.

Illustrations. Supply each illustration on a separate page, with the lead author's name, the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Tints are not acceptable; lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. Supply artwork at the intended size for printing. The artwork must be sized to the text width of 76 mm (1 column) and 156 mm (2 column).

Colour Policy. Illustrations where colour is essential to the biological meaning (e.g. pigmented colonies, FISH, or microarray datasets) will be published at no cost to the author. Non-essential colour will be printed in black and white, but may be published in colour if part of the cost (£200 for each page containing a colour illustration) is borne by the authors. If colour illustrations are supplied as files in either TIFF or EPS format, they will be used in the online PDF of the article at no cost to the authors, even if the illustration is printed in black and white in the journal. The PDF will appear on the Wiley Online Library site.


Yeast contains two special sections in which short communications inthedesignated areas may be published. Such communications will undergo a rapid review process.

  1. Sequencing Reports
    Sequence data may be published rapidly with little accompanying commentary beyond the precise location of the sequenced region within its chromosome. Sequence submissions must comply with the rules laid down in the section on Nucleic Acid Sequences above. The publication of single gene sequences is not encouraged unless accompanied by extensive experimental data on function.

    Apart from the sequence of an individual gene, the nucleotide sequence will only be published as supplementary information. Rather, authors should provide a detailed 'features table' with co-ordinates.

    The format of sequences should be kept simple, being confined to nucleotides and amino acids. Important regions should be highlighted by nucleotide sequence number in an accompanying legend

  2. Genome Screen Reports
    These reports may include descriptions of new reagents (plasmids, strains etc) or techniques which facilitate the systematic analysis of gene function, as well as accounts of the results of such systematic studies. The journal will also accept papers which contribute to the systematic analysis of the function of novel genes discovered as a result of genome sequencing.

Accepted Articles. Accepted Articles is a Wiley Blackwell service whereby peer reviewed, accepted articles or abstracts are published online as and when they are ready, prior to their ultimate inclusion in a print or online issue and without having been copy-edited or typeset. This service has been designed to ensure the earliest possible circulation of research papers immediately after acceptance. Readers should note that articles published within Accepted Articles have been fully refereed, but should not be considered the version of record. Wiley Blackwell cannot be held responsible for errors or consequences arising from the use of information contained in these articles; nor do the views and opinions expressed necessarily reflect those of Wiley Blackwell.

EarlyView. EarlyView is Wiley's exclusive service presenting individual, complete, peer-reviewed articles as soon as they are ready before the release of the compiled print issue.

Dual Use. Yeast expects that all authors will conform to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) guidelines for Dual Use Life Sciences Research..

Note to NIH Grantees. Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley Blackwell will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. For further information, see

Electronic Enhancement/Supporting Information. Data that are (i) not amenable to presentation in a traditional print format, (ii) of interest primarily to specialists and do not require Journal page space, or (iii) particularly useful to the community in electronic (downloadable) form can be published online as supporting information hosted within Wiley Online Library.

Further Information. For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the main author prior to publication for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Further offprints and copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.

Editorial Office

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