Manuscript Preparation

TEXT AND DIGITAL FORMAT GUIDELINES
Text Formats Acceptable manuscript forms is any editable format: Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Acceptable font is Arial size 12.
Digital Images/Tables/Figures FormatsAcceptable figure formats are: Microsoft excel, flattened TIFFs
Resolution and Figure QualityColor and greyscale – 300-600 ppi

Panel lettering and figure/table legends should be included on a separate word document indicating the correct placement (ex. fig.1). Editors will label the digital images with our font after review.

Supplementary Materials
Authors should format their supplementary materials to follow the same style as the rest of the manuscript. Editors do not format supplementary materials.

Citations
Reference citations should follow the APA format, numbered and ordered alphabetically by the first author’s last name. An example of a correct citation in Regenerative Biology is:

  1. Buganim Y, Markoulaki S, van Wietmarschen N, et al. (2014). The Developmental Potential of iPSCs Is Greatly Influenced by Reprogramming Factor Selection. Cell Stem Cell. 15:295-309. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.07.003.

DATA SETS
Authors sharing data sets must deposit sequences in a public repository and include the accession numbers in the final published paper. The acceptable formats for each data set is listed below:

Protein Sequences: NCBI Protein Database, UniProt
DNA/RNA Sequences: NCBI Genbank, UniProt, European Nucleotide Database, Protein DataBank
DNA/RNA sequencing Data: NCBI trance and short-read archive
RNAi, anti-sense, DNA primers, or short nucleotide sequences: listed in either the materials and methods section or in the case where there are too many, they may be listed in the supplementary methods section.
Microarray Data: NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)

Nomenclature
For clarity, authors should adhere to a standardized nomenclature. The gene name should be the uppercase italicized gene symbol (ex. NANOG) and the protein  is the same as the gene symbol but in plain text (ex. NANOG). For accepted gene symbols, see the  HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee. Authors should refrain from using different names for genes and proteins throughout the manuscript. However, the inclusion can be beneficial and authors can list synonyms of the gene or protein the first time it is listed in the paper, to serve as a reference for readers and database queries.

Animal Research
The corresponding author must declare that all research involving vertebrates are approved by the author’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), or an equivalent commitee. Experimental protocols regarding animal husbandry and specifics regarding the animal subjects, such as sex and genotype, should be provided in the manuscript.

Human Subject Research
Manuscripts involving human research subjects are required to include: the institutional committee that approved the studies, signed confirmation by the corresponding author that all subjects consented to the research, and a detailed description of the experimental protocols. Authors may be requested to release a copy of the consent form to the reviewers. To protect patient privacy, authors are to ensure anonymity of their subjects, and any personal identification of the subjects is not to be included in the manuscript.

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