• Journal of Investigative Oncology

Instructions for Authors

1. Full papers, Notes, Editorials, Case Reports and Review articles that are principally related to veterinary science and are unpublished and not being considered for publication elsewhere are accepted. All manuscripts must be written in correct English. Manuscripts are selected for publication according to an editorial assessment of their suitability and reports from referees. Papers are rejected if ethical guidelines for the care and use of animals have not been adhered to. All animal experiments must have been approved by an appropriate committee of the author’s affiliated institution.

2. After the paper is accepted, the submission charge is to be paid when requested by Journal of Investigative Oncology.

3. In the top margin of the first page of each paper, one of the following categories should be noted as the field of the paper: Breast Cancer, Cancer-Related Complications, Diagnosis and Staging in Oncology, Endocrine System Cancer, Epidemiology, Cancer Prevention, and Control, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Geriatric Oncology, Gynecologic Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Hematologic Malignancies, Melanoma, Neurooncology, Pediatric Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Sarcomas, Statistics in Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Targeted Therapy, Thoracic Oncology, Translational Oncology, Treatment-Related Complications, Tumor Imaging. The first page should also include details of the type of paper: Full paper, Note, or Review article. In addition, it should include the title, a running head in capital letters and not exceeding 40 letters, authors’ names, affiliations and the full address(es) of the institution(s) in which the work was done, as well as the corresponding author name, address, fax number, and e-mail address.

4. The second page should contain the abstract (240 words or less for a Full paper or Review article and 120 words or less for a Note) and up to five key words (in alphabetical order).

5. After the second page of a Full paper, the manuscript should be divided into the following sections: INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, REFERENCES, and FIGURE LEGENDS. For a Note, such headings are not required, and ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, and REFERENCES should follow the text.

6. The length of papers, including Tables, Figures, and any other appendices, should not exceed eight PDF pages for a Full paper or Review article, and five for a Note. One PDF page with no title, tables, or figures, will have about 850 words.

7. The manuscript should be double spaced (ca. 24–26 lines per page and approx. 70 letters per line) in A4 size (210 × 297 mm) with suitable margins. The main text should be paginated and all lines should be numbered consecutively in the left margin.

8. Scientific terms for animals, plants, and microorganisms must be italicized.

9. All abbreviations apart from those listed in Item 10 should be written in parentheses after spelling out the term in full at the first appearance in the manuscript.

10. Arabic numerals should be used for quantities. Units and abbreviations should conform to the following examples: M, mM, μM, N, %, m, cm, mm, μm, nm, pm, cm2, l, ml, kg, g, mg, μg, ng, pg, hr, min, sec, msec, rpm, Hz, Bq, mBq, μBq, kBq, cpm, dpm, ppm, °C, J, KJ, lux, CPE, LD.

11. References should be arranged in alphabetical order by authors’ surname and numbered consecutively. For articles written by the same first author, they should be listed in the following order: (1) article by only the first author, (2) that by the first author + one coauthor, and (3) that by the first author + more than two coauthors. In the text, they should be cited by numbers in square brackets, e.g., [1, 3–5, 7]. The abbreviations of titles of periodicals should conform to ISO 4-1972 (E): Documentation– International Code for the Abbreviation of Titles of Periodicals, and ISO 833-1974 (E): Documentation– International List of Periodical Title Word Abbreviation. The following are examples of References: 1. Beiser, J. A., Gustin, K. M., Pearce, M. B., Maines, T. R., Zeng, H., Pappas, C., Sun, X. S., Camey P. J., Villanueva, J. M., Stevens, J., Katz, J. M. and Tumpey, T. M. 2013. Pathogenesis and transmission of avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in ferrets and mice. Nature 501: 556–559. 2. Hamm, L. L., Alpern, R. J. and Preisig, P. A. 2013. Cellular mechanisms of renal tubular acidification. pp. 1917–1978. In: Seidin and Giebisch’s The Kidney, 5th ed. (Alperm, R. J., Caplan, M. J. and Moe, O. W. eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam. 3. Sasaki, H., Sasaki, N., Nishino, T., Nagasaki, K., Kitamura, H., Torigoe, D. and Agui, T. 2014. Quantitative trait loci for resistance to the congenital nephropathy in tensin 2-deficient mice. PLOS ONE 9: e99602. 4. Wild, D. G. 2013. The Immunoassay Handbook, 4th ed., Elsevier Science & Technology, Oxford. ii

12. In Tables, no vertical lines are to be used and each term or phrase should begin with a capital letter. Any explanation essential to the understanding of the Table should be provided as a footnote at the bottom of the Table. Reference to the footnote should be designated by symbols in the order a), b), c).

13. Articles must be submitted through the electronic submission system. Articles should be divided into files as follows and uploaded to the website. Ensure that there are no garbles and that all images are sharp enough. The following files should be prepared. * Text of the manuscript: The file should contain all text from the cover page to the references. - Manuscripts in Microsoft Word are preferred; Standard fonts (Times New Roman, Century, Helvetica, Arial, and others) should be used. * Figures: Colored figures are welcome. Files should be submitted in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Photoshop, (JPEG, TIFF), etc., formats. Note that SHS, EXE, COM, VBS, and ZIP formats will not be accepted. - Resolutions: 900–1200 dpi for black and white line art, 600 dpi for color and gray scale and 300 dpi for photograph which contains no text.

Please follow the PMC guideline: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pub/filespec-images/ *

Tables: The use of Excel is recommended. Files in PowerPoint are not accepted. The titles of Tables should clearly reflect the contents.

Files should be named as follows.

Text: Author.doc

Figure: Author_Fig1.tif (extension is just an example)

Table: Author_Table1.xls

Cover letter: Author_cov.doc

Figure or table numbers should be contained in the file names.

14. During the submission process, preferred reviewer candidate(s) could be registered.

15. Publication is usually in the order of acceptance after review.

16. For publication, authors will be charged. The fee is 1050 (USD).