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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 12-point 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.

Research Reports (RR) is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Authors should provide name, address and current email address of five potential expert reviewers. All articles submitted to the RR are subjected to two-tier review using our online peer review system. The preliminary review is conducted by an editor to make sure article conforms to the requirements of journal and research area is appropriate for the RR. The editor also ensures that article brings new scientific knowledge to the field. In the second stage of the review process, articles are assigned to expert reviewers from the field. Following feedback of reviewers, the editor makes the final decision on acceptance of the article.


Manuscript submitted by author -> Editor Preliminary review -> Expert Peer Reviewer -> Decision to Accept/Reject by Editor -> Submission of revised manuscript by author -> Article formatting and layout -> DOI assignment -> Publication on eopen access website -> Archival of published articles


Types of articles


The goal of the Research Reports (RR) is to publish multidisciplinary editorial, commentary, hypothesis, high quality, high impact innovative “single observation” or “short” research articles covering all areas of biological, chemical, agricultural, plant, animal and medical sciences including informatics, bioinformatics, biostatistics and research methods and protocols. RR covers these areas at the physiological, metabolic, molecular, genetic, diagnostic, therapeutic and related research areas in advancing understanding and cure of agricultural, plant, animal and human diseases.


Manuscript Organization


Manuscripts should consist of: Title, authors, affiliations, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, references, acknowledgments, and figure legends.


a) Title (150 characters)


The title should be concise and specific to the research topic.


b) Authors and Affiliations


Please provide each author’s names (first name, middle initial and last name) and affiliations. The corresponding author should be identified using an asterisk (*).


c) Abstract (250 words)


The abstract should briefly capture the overall outcome of the research without going into details of methodologies. It should be written in one paragraph and should not include many abbreviations.


d) Introduction


The introduction should consist of brief background or literature review of the research performed and problems, controversies and probable hypothesis should be included. The introduction should conclude with main results of the research and how it adds knowledge to the field of research.


e) Materials and Methods


The materials and methods section should consist of details that provide enough information to other scientists to reproduce the research findings.  Although details of new methods should be included, the well-established methods can be referenced to the previous reports.


f) Results


The results section should provide details of all of the experiments that are required to support the conclusions of the paper. There is no specific word limit for this section, but details of experiments that are peripheral to the main thrust of the article and that detract from the focus of the article should not be included. The section may be divided into subsections, each with a concise subheading. Large datasets, including raw data, should be submitted as supplemental files; these are published online alongside the accepted article. The results section should be written in past tense.


g) Discussion


The discussion should spell out the major conclusions and interpretations of the work including some explanation on the significance of these conclusions. How do the conclusions affect the existing assumptions and models in the field? How can future research build on these observations? What are the key experiments that must be done? The discussion should be concise and tightly argued. If warranted, the results and discussion may be combined into one section.


h) Acknowledgments


Individuals who contributed to the work, but do not fit the criteria for authors should be listed in the Acknowledgments, along with their contributions. You must also ensure that anyone named in the acknowledgments agrees to being so named. The Acknowledgments section is reserved for statements of gratitude or thanks. Details of the funding sources that have supported the work should be confined to the funding statement. Do not include them in the Acknowledgments.


i) References


It is the authors responsibility that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be listed alphabetically using last names consecutively and citations of references in text should be alphabetically arranged and identified using last name and year of publication in parenthesis (Reik, 2007; Wong et al., 2002). If you are using EndNote or Reference manager select Cell as journal style.  All references should be cited within the text.


Examples


Bruniquel, D., and Schwartz, R.H. (2003). Selective, stable demethylation of the interleukin-2 gene enhances transcription by an active process. Nat. Immunol. 4, 235–240.


Kangaspeska, S., Stride, B., Metivier, R., Polycarpou-Schwarz, M., Ibberson, D., Carmouche, R.P., Benes, V., Gannon, F., and Reid, G. (2008). Transient cyclical methylation of promoter DNA. Nature 452, 112–115.


Wong, E., Yang, K., Kuraguchi, M., Werling, U., Avdievich, E., Fan, K., Fazzari, M., Jin, B., Brown, A.M., Lipkin, M., and Edelmann, W. (2002). Mbd4 inactivation increases Cright-arrowT transition mutations and promotes gastrointestinal tumor formation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 14937–14942.


j) Figures


RR requires high resolution electronic images with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi for line drawings (black and white) and 300 dpi for color or greyscale figures. All figures should be submitted either as .GIF, .JPG, .EPS or .TIFF files. Authors need to provide high resolution images for all accepted manuscripts for final publication in RR. Figures must be generated using software such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc. Figure legend should be self-sufficient to describe the main points for each figure to independently provide information about the figure. Each legend should have a title of no more than 15 words. We encourage authors to submit high quality color figures to be considered for cover of the journal.


k) Tables


All tables must be cell-based and avoid using picture elements and text boxes. All tables should have a concise title and table in Arabic numerals. Footnotes can be used to explain abbreviations.


Manuscript submission


We accept only online submissions. Only corresponding author should submit manuscripts using the online manuscript submission system.  Please prepare your manuscript as one document with double spacing using word-processing tool in Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf). You can also submit complete manuscript as one PDF (.pdf) file. To obtain one PDF file, you may use manuscript file merger app located on the top right corner of your webpage. In either case, online submission of manuscript file (doc) and every other file  (including figure and supllmentary material, if any) is must. If you experience any technical difficulty, please contact us at editor.mm@eopenaccess.org.


Research Report is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Please do not submit any graphics that have been previously copyrighted unless you have obtained written permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CCAL license.


Manuscript charges


There is no charge to submit a manuscript. RR is fully Open Access, providing free access to all articles to readers worldwide. All manuscripts accepted for publication in RR will be charged a publication fee of $1500 which is comparable to other journals publishing similar manuscripts. Discounts are available to non-profit organizations and authors from other countries.


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.



  1. 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).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining. Manuscript is one file and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  5. The text and references adhere to the bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.