Peptide Science

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Edited By: Joel P. Schneider

Impact Factor: 2.879

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 33/72 (Biophysics); 139/290 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1097-0282

Associated Title(s): Biopolymers

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Manuscript Submission

The aim of Peptide Science is to publish significant original research papers and comprehensive reviews covering the whole spectrum of peptide science including synthesis, structure and bioactivity. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on the roles of peptides in modulating biological functions and uses of peptides in exploring protein functions and protein-protein interactions. Peptide Science provides a forum for timely articles that correlate research results between the subdisciplines of peptide biology and chemistry.

The journal to which you are submitting your manuscript employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Peptide Science is published on behalf of the American Peptide Society

Online Submission
In taking steps toward facilitating seamless international scholarly communication, Peptide Science is pleased to offer web-based submission and peer review.

To submit your manuscript online:

Please be advised that Scholar One Manuscripts does not accept a single file upload from the author. Text, tables, and figures will need to be uploaded individually. Do not embed figures or tables in the document.

  • At the site check to see if you already have an account with the journal by clicking on the "Check for Existing Account" button. If you do not have an account, you can create one for yourself in the system at the submission site by clicking on the "Create an Account" button. Subsequently, to monitor the progress of your manuscript throughout the review process, just login periodically and check your Author Center.
  • Please be sure to study the Instructions and Forms given at the site carefully, and then let the system guide you through the submission process. Online help is available to you at all times during the process. You are also able to exit and re-enter the process at any stage before finally "submitting" your work.
  • All submissions are kept strictly confidential. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at
  • Hard copy submissions may be sent to the Journal Administration Office, Attn: Lisa Brodsky, Assistant Managing Editor, Biopolymers, c/o John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774.

Electronic Proofing
In order to expedite the publication and on-line posting of articles in Wiley Online Library, Peptide Science offers electronic proofing. Corresponding authors with e-mail addresses will be sent page proofs (and paperwork, such as reprint order forms) in pdf format via e-mail. Please follow the instructions in the e-mail; contact names and numbers are given for questions and problems.

Wiley-Japan can provide authors in Japan with a list of recommended services to check and improve the English in their papers BEFORE SUBMISSION.
Please contact Yoko Kobayashi in the Wiley-Japan office by fax (81-3-5689-7276) or e-mail for more information, stating the name of the Wiley journal to which you would like to submit.

Manuscript Preparation

  • For Peptide Science , authors must provide the name, affiliation and email address of four potential impartial reviewers for consideration by the Editors.
  • A short synopsis, limited to 250 words, of the main contributions in the paper is required. A summary of the whole paper, not the conclusions alone, should form the synopsis.
  • The paper should be reasonably subdivided into sections and, if necessary, subsections.
  • Do not use footnotes in the text.
  • The recommendations of the IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature should be followed for the abbreviations of natural and synthetic amino acid derivatives, peptides, polypeptides, nucleic acids, and polynucleotides. Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents may be ordered from the Biochemical Society: Biochemical Society Book Depot, P.O. Box 32, Commerce Way, Colchester, Essex, England, CO2 8HP United Kingdom.
  • A list of phrases for indexing should be included with the manuscript on submission. These entries should be specific and cross-referenced. The index list should be typed on a separate sheet (different from the title page) and should have the title of the manuscript and the name(s) of the author(s) typed at the top of the page.
  • Software and format : Microsoft Word is preferred, although manuscripts prepared with any other word processor are acceptable. Refrain from complex formatting; the publisher will style your manuscript according to the Journal design specifications. Do not use desktop publishing software such as Aldus PageMaker or Quark XPress. If you prepared your manuscript with one of these programs, export the text to a word-processing format. Please make sure your word processing program's "fast save" feature is turned off. Please do not deliver files that contain hidden text: for example, do not use your word processor's automated features to create footnotes. If you are using EndNote to create your reference list, you must use the "Remove Field Codes" feature before submitting your manuscript.


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  • References should be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance and should be complete, including final page numbers and authors' initials, and--for unpublished lectures or symposia--the title of the paper, the date, and the name of the sponsoring society. Please compile references on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript. Authors are asked to use the ACS (American Chemical Society) style of references.

Examples of ACS style are as follows:
Journal Article :
1. Fletcher, T. R.; Rosenfeld, R. N. J Am Chem Soc 1985, 107, 2203-2212.
(Notice no bold or italic or punctuation with journal title.)

2. Stothers, J. B. Carbon-13 NMR Spectroscopy; Academic: New York, 1972; Chapter 2.

Tables . Please supply numbers and titles for all tables. All table columns should have an explanatory heading.

Illustrations Figures should be professionally prepared and submitted in a form suitable for reproduction.

  • Supply legends for all figures and compile these on a separate page.
  • All illustration files should be in TIFF or EPS (with preview) formats. Do not submit native application formats.
  • Resolution : Journal quality reproduction will require grayscale and color files at resolutions yielding approximately 300 ppi. Bitmapped line art should be submitted at resolutions yielding 600-1200 ppi. These resolutions refer to the output size of the file; if you anticipate that your images will be enlarged or reduced, resolutions should be adjusted accordingly.

Color Illustrations . Color figures that are of importance and that enhance the presentation will be accepted for publication at the publisher's expense.

  • Final decision on publication of color figures will be at the discretion of the Editor.
  • All print reproduction requires files for full color images to be in a CMYK color space (not RGB). If possible, ICC or ColorSync profiles of your output device should accompany all digital image submissions.
Links to Databases . Authors are encouraged to submit genetic andproteindatabase information with their manuscript for the databases listedbelow. A hypertextlink will appear in the online version of the publishedarticle in Wiley Online Library( ).
  • Cambridge X-Ray
  • The Genome Database (GDB)
  • Protein Databank (PDB)
  • Genbank
  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
  • Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB)
  • Nucleic Acid Databank
  • Entrez Genomes
  • Entrez Proteins
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
To create hypertext links authors must supply the gene name as it appearsinthe article, the database where the record appears, and the databasespecificidentification number or name. Please follow the instructions in the Database Linking Submittal Form , and submit a copy of that form with yourmanuscript.
It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure that the databaseinformationthat is provided with the manuscript is correct and up to date. Thepublisherwill not submit new information to the databases. Incorrectinformation willresult in the omission of hypertext links in the article.

For those articles containing gene and protein sequence information with a corresponding database record (see list of databases) hyperlinked database queries will be added to the online version for the full-text HTML version of the journal. The hypertext links will appear in the Special Content Links section of the Abstract page, the text of the abstract and throughout the full text of the article.

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:

Permission for Reproduction . It is the Author's responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce material that has appeared in another publication.

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