Luminescence

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 3

Editor-in-Chief: Professor L.J. Kricka

Impact Factor: 1.273

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 242/290 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1522-7243


Author Guidelines


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Author Guidelines



General

Luminescence (BIO) provides a forum for the publication of original scientific papers, short communications, technical notes and reviews on fundamental and applied aspects of all luminescence, including, bioluminescence, chemiluminescence, electrochemiluminescence, sonoluminescence, triboluminescence, flourescence and phosphorescence. Luminescence publishes papers on instrumentation, mechanistic and synthetic studies, basic biology and biochemistry, assays and analytical methods

Papers must clearly be of scientific value in the field and will be submitted to two independent referees. Contributions must be in English and must not have been published elsewhere, and authors must agree not to communicate the same material for publication to any other journal. It is in the author's interest to ensure accurate and consistent presentation and thus avoid publication delays. There are no page charges.

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 http://www.wiley.com/go/nihmandate.

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Manuscript Submission

All papers must be submitted via the online system. Luminescence 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 http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/BIO to navigate to the Luminescence 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 created an account.

File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.

INITIAL SUBMISSION

NON-LATEX USERS: Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. 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.

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

REVISION SUBMISSION

NON-LATEX USERS: Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. 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.

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.

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Online Open


OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's 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 the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

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Supporting Information


Supporting Information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format. For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, please visit: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppinfo.asp.

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Copyright and Permissions

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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

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: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

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English Editing

Papers must be in English. Oxford English Dictionary or American spelling is acceptable, provided usage is consistent within the manuscript.

Manuscripts that are written in English that is ambiguous or incomprehensible, in the opinion of the Editor, will be returned to the authors with a request to resubmit once the language issues have been improved. This policy does not imply that all papers must be written in "perfect" English, whatever that may mean. Rather, the criterion will require that the intended meaning of the authors must be clearly understandable, i.e., not obscured by language problems, by referees who have agreed to review the paper.

English Checking Service for Authors from non-English speaking countries. A list of recommended English editing services is available for authors who want to have their paper checked and improved before submission. This list and further information on the service is available at: http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/. Please note that this is an optional service and must be paid for by the author or some other external source.

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Presentation of papers

Manuscript style. Use a standard font of the 12-point type: 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 1) the full title 2) the short title of up to 70 characters 3) names and affiliations of all authors and 4) 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 no more than 250 words for all articles. Please see the guidance below on acceptable abstract writing for BIO
  • Keywords. Authors should prepare no more than 5 keywords for their manuscript.
  • The text should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion and References. Sufficient experimental detail must be provided to allow repetition of the work, and for specific materials and equipment the manufacturer's name and location should be provided. New compounds should be adequately characterised.

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Writing Abstracts

An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions. The abstract should be no more than 250 words and convey the following:

1. An introduction to the work. This should be accessible by scientists in any field and express the necessity of the experiments executed

2. Some scientific detail regarding the background to the problem

3. A summary of the main result

4. The implications of the result

5. A broader perspective of the results, once again understandable across scientific disciplines

It is crucial that the abstract convey the importance of the work and be understandable without reference to the rest of the manuscript to a multidisciplinary audience. Abstracts should not contain any citation to other published works.

Reference Style

References should be cited by numbers in parenthesis and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include them in the references list. Journal titles should be italicized and abbreviated in accordance with the “Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index” (CASSI; no commas appear in the journal names). References should adhere to Vancouver style as described previously in this journal (J biolumin Chemilumin 1993;8:3-14).

Examples for journals

You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980 Aug;79(2):311-4.

As an option, if a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume the month and issue number may be omitted:

You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980;79:311-4.

for further reference options authors are advised to consult the journal's Vancouver reference style guide here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bio.1170080103/pdf

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Illustrations and ChemDraw Rules

Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, with the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. 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. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:

  • Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi

Tables should be part of the the main document and should be placed after the references. If the table is created in excel the file should be uploaded separately.

Chemical structures should be prepared in ChemDraw either 80mm (onecolumn)or175mm (twocolumn) widths. However, the one-column format should be used whenever possible as this allows greater flexibility in the layout of the manuscript.Use this ChemDraw Download or use the following settings:

Drawing settingsText settings
chain angle120°fontArial
bond spacing18% of lengthsize12 pt
fixed length17 pt
bond width2 ptPreferences
line width0.75 ptunitspoints
margin width2 pttolerances5 pixels
hash spacing2.6 pt
Bold width2.6 pt

Authors using different structural drawing programs should choose settings consistent with those above. Compound numbers should be bold, but not atom labels or captions.


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Cover Image

If you have any images related to your article that you would like to suggest to be printed on the journal cover, you may email them to the Wiley Editor (samamoore@wiley.com) as attachment files in .psd, .jpg or .eps format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The journal does not accept .ppt images. Please note, a fee of £500 for the outside front cover, and £400 for the inside front or outside back cover will be charged for production costs. Authors paying for covers will receive additional benefits: images of their work, a framed copy and optional poster.

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Citing EarlyView Articles

To include the DOI in a citation to an article, simply append it to the reference as in the following example:

Harris RK, Nordon A, Harris KDM. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Rapid Commun. Mass Spec. 2007, DOI: 10.1002/rcm.21464.

To link to an article from the author’s homepage, take the DOI (digital object identifier) and append it to "http://dx.doi.org/" as per following example:

DOI 10.1002/BIO.20941, becomes http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/BIO.20941.

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Conventions adopted by BIO

Quantities, Units, Abbreviations and Nomenclature. Use only SI quantities and units (SI: Système International d’Unités). If data with non-SI units is used, then also include, in parentheses, the corresponding data with SI units. Symbols and abbrevi-ations used to represent variables, constants, quantities, properties etc. must be defined in the text at their first occurrence. In addition compile a list of all symbols and abbreviations at the end of the text under the heading 'Symbols and Abbreviations'. All nomenclature should follow estab-lished rules where these are available. Abbreviations are not acceptable in the title or abstract. Non-standard units must be defined.

Article formats published in BIO

Abstract. The abstract must be a concise (up to 200 words) summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and should be understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work. After the abstract include up to five keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes. As well as Original Research Articles BIO publishes:

Short Communications must be complete, self-contained papers, and not preliminary reports. In style and presentation they should conform to that laid down for manuscripts but length should not exceed two printed pages in the journal. As a rough guide, two printed pages will consist of about 800 words of main text, with an abstract, one small figure to fit a single column (width 84 mm), one small table and a short reference list. They will be given preference over papers in speed of publication although the author should inform the Editor why priority is warranted.

Reviews will usually be written at the invitation of the Editors. Unsolicited reviews will be welcome but authors wishing to submit a review are requested to consult the Editors prior to commencement.

Book Reviews. The Editors will be pleased to receive books for possible review. Please send them to the Editor-in-Chief.

Further Information

For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the submitting author prior to publication. 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.

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