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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10.5-point Cambria font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Reviews

Review articles published in Exercise Biochemistry Review (EBR) are typically by invitation. Authors interested in submitting a review paper are invited to send a proposal to the editorial board marc.francaux@uclouvain.be. This short message (about 250 words) should describe the novelty of the hypothesis and state the main supportive data. It should also provide arguments showing that the authors are experts in the field. Both systematic and narrative reviews are considered.

EBR accepts approved manuscript submission as well as letters-to-editor and sollicitated responses.

Letters-to-editor and responses

Letters addressed to the editor will be considered for publication if they promote intellectual discussion of an EBR article published within the previous 3 months. Letters must contain an informative title and are limited to 500 words and a maximum of 10 references. If the letter is accepted for publication, a copy will be sent to the corresponding author of the original article with an invitation to submit a rebuttal that will be published with the letter. Letter responses will be held to the same length and number-of-reference requirements.

Manuscript guidelines

In preparing their manuscripts, the authors should bear in mind that if accepted, their manuscript will be published as is in EBR. Great care is therefore required in the preparation of the manuscript. In order to help the authors, the editor can send a template with the requirements. The manscript should be prepared using a A4 format and 2.5-cm margins. The manuscript should contain successively the following items.

Title

The title should be a succinct statement of the hypothesis that enables the paper to emerge in a search on the topic. The title is limited to 85 characters. Do not use abbreviations. Use single-spaced 16-point Cambria bold font. Put a space line after the title.

Authors

The list of authors must be diplayed as follows: Firstname, Initial of the second name"." (dot), Name, number (superscript related to affiliation). Use "," (coma) to separate the authors. Use single-spaced 9-point Cambria font.

Affiliations

The list of affiliations must be displayed as follows: number (superscript related to the author), Faculty/Institute/Department/School/.... "," (coma) University"," (coma) City"," (Coma)"," Country. Use ";" (semicolon) to separate affiliations. Use single-spaced 9-point Cambria italic font. Put a space line after the affiliations.

Abstract

Abstract is limited to 250 words. Use single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria font. Put a space line after the abstract.

Keywords

5 to 7 keywords should be displayed as follows: write "KEYWORDS:" (10.5 point Cambria uppercase italic font followed by two points), then display the keywords separated by ";" (semicolon). Put a space line after the keywords.

Body of the paper

The length of the body of the paper must not exceed 30,000 characters (spaces included).

The body of the paper must be presented in 2 columns of 7.37-cm each separated by a 1.25-cm space. Use single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria font except subtitles (single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria Bold font) and sub-subtitles (single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria italic font).

 All illustrations, figures, and tables must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, not at the end.

Put a space line after the body of the paper.

 Tables

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text.

Tables should be simple in black/white and uncluttered.

Tables should be submitted in the sizes they should appear in the publication (single-spaced).

Table legends must be included above the tables and displayed as follows: write "TABLE" number of the table ":" (two-points, single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria uppercase font), then write the legend (single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria font). Define all abbreviations used in the table in the table legend.

 Figures

The use of schematic figures to integrate the main points in the article is encouraged.

Figures should be cited consecutively in the text.

Tables should be submitted in the sizes they should appear in the publication.

Figures can be submitted in color.

Figure legends must be included below the tables and displayed as follows: write "FIGURE" number of the table ":" (two-points, single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria uppercase font), then writhe the legend (single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria font). Define all abbreviations used in the figure in the figure legend.

References

References should be identified by a full size number on the line, in parentheses in the text. Example: (5, 10).

The references must be presented in 2 columns of 7.37-cm each separated by a 1.25-cm space. Use single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria font.

Write "References" single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria bold font. Put a space line after "References".

The references list should be in order of citation in text (not alphabetic order).

The reference list should adhere to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) standard. If using a reference management program (e.g., EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley), be sure to select the NLM option.

Where available, URLs for the references must be provided below the reference with the URL link included (single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria blue underline font).

Put a space line after the body of the reference list.

Acknowlegments

 Acknowledgments should be placed below the references

Write "Acknowledgments: ", then the acknowledgments  (single-spaced 10.5 point Cambria font).  

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