Instructions to Authors
Title Page: The title page should include the name of all authors, a concise and informative title, the affiliation and addresses of all authors, and the e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author. During online submission you will be required to enter the email addresses of all other authors, too.
Abstract: An abstract of 150 to 300 words summarizing the work presented must be provided. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Keywords: Please provide up to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Text Formatting: If possible, manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (do not use compressed file formats like zip or rar, also not PDF). A normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) should be used for the text, and bold font for emphasis. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages, and omit the use of field functions. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, and not the space bar. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to create tables. Use the equation editor or MathType for equations. Save your file in doc/docx format (Word 2010 or higher).
Headings: Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section directly before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Reference List: The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized according to the last name of the first author of each work.
References should be cited in the text by providing the author(s) name and year of publication in parentheses. For example:
- 1 author (Meier, 2012)
- 2 authors (Schmitt and Huber, 2010)
- more than two authors (Kaminsky et al., 2013.)
References should be listed alphabetically in the bibliography. Up to six authors are cited, with further authors replaced by et al. The citation is done according to PubMed. By using Endnote choose style "NLM". Please follow the guidelines precisely (see examples):
Example: Recently, several single nucleotide polymorphisms have also been identified that are associated with urinary bladder cancer risk, all of which have been confirmed in independent follow-up studies (Kiemeney et al., 2008; Hein, 2002; Hein and Doll, 2012a, b). As Selinski and colleagues (2012) summarized, in total 13 novel SNPs have been identified.
Hein DW. Molecular genetics and function of NAT1 and NAT2: role in aromatic amine metabolism and carcinogenesis. Mutat Res. 2002;506-507:65-77.
Hein DW, Doll MA. A four-SNP NAT2 genotyping panel recommended to infer human acetylator phenotype. Pharmacogenomics. 2012a;13:855.
Hein DW, Doll MA. Accuracy of various human NAT2 SNP genotyping panels to infer rapid, intermediate and slow acetylator phenotypes. Pharmacogenomics. 2012b;13:31-41.
Kiemeney LA, Thorlacius S, Sulem P, Geller F, Aben KK, Stacey SN, et al. Sequence variant on 8q24 confers susceptibility to urinary bladder cancer. Nat Genet. 2008;40:1307-12.
Selinski S, Lehmann ML, Blaszkewicz M, Ovsiannikov D, Moormann O, Guballa C. Rs11892031[A] on chromosome 2q37 in an intronic region of the UGT1A locus is associated with urinary bladder cancer risk. Arch Toxicol. 2012;86:1369-78.
Hainfeld JF, Safer D, Wall JS, Simon M, Lin B, Powell RD. Methylamine vanadate (NanoVan) negative stain. In: Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America (pp 132-2). San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Press, 1994.
Jaschinski W, Koenig M. Better seeing and working at the computer. The consultation tool. http://ergonomic-vision.ifado.de/en. Accessed 22 March 2018.
Trent JW. Experimental acute renal failure. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Thesis, 1975.
Tables and Figures: All illustrations are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. They should always be cited within the text in consecutive numerical order. Each illustration should be self-explanatory, including a caption (title) explaining all components. Individual graphs or images making up a larger figure/illustration should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
Previously Published Material must be identified by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the caption. Footnotes to tables and figures should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table or figure body.
Illustrations Guidelines: For the best quality final product, it is highly recommended that all figures, photographs, etc. are submitted in an electronic format, preferably jpg/jpeg or png. MS Office files are also acceptable. Illustrations will then be published to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the illustrations provided.
Electronic Figure Submission: Figures must be submitted electronically and named with "Figure" and the figure number, e.g., Figure1.jpg. Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately. If possible, upload each figure (file formats as png, gif, tiff are admissible)/table (file formats as xlsx, docx are admissible) separately.
Lettering: To add lettering, it is best to use Arial. Keep lettering size consistent throughout the final-sized artwork, usually about 10 pt. Do not include titles or captions within illustrations.
Illustrations Placement and Size: Illustrations, size figures or tables must be made to fit the column width - 75 mm or 160 mm wide (except when using landscape - 250 mm).
Permissions: Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Confirmation of use must be included at the time of initial submission. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights without extensive costs. Any material received without such documentation will be assumed to be "original work" from the authors.
Supplementary Material and/or Data: Supply all supplementary material and data in standard file formats. Please include in each file the following information: article title, journal name, author names; affiliation and e-mail address of the corresponding author. To accommodate user downloads, authors should consider that larger-sized files may require very long download times and that some users may experience problems during downloading.
Accessibility: All illustrations, tables or figures should include descriptive captions to make the content accessible to readers of all abilities (visually impaired users could then use text-to-speech software or text-to-Braille hardware).
Collecting Multiple Files: It is possible to combine multiple files in a .zip or .gz file.
Raw Data: Excli Journal is interested in publishing the raw data of clinical as well as experimental studies. For this purpose extensive supplementary table(s) with all raw data should be provided. If patients are involved also clinical data should be included. Patients’ data must be shown in an anonymized way. The tables have to be named as Supplementary Table xx. For each table, it must be clear how it is related to the figures, tables or text passages of the main manuscript. The tables should include legends explaining the data and all abbreviations so that they are self-explanatory. The tables must be concise and of good readability.