Manuscripts should be submitted to the Acting Editor:
Professor James M. Parry
School of Biological Sciences
University of Wales Swansea
Swansea SA2 8PP
Manuscripts must be submitted in both hard copy and electronic form. Currently discs
must be in either PC MS-DOS or PC Windows and either Microsoft, Word or WordPerfect.
Further formats will become available in the future. Societies wishing to have their
abstracts published in the journal should discuss their plans with the Editor in advance.
It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright to the European
Environmental Mutagen Society.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be in their final form and layout of Figures and Tables when they
Sections of the manuscript Regular full-length papers should be subdivided into
the following sequence of sections:
Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion,
Acknowledgements, References, Figures and Tables should be placed at appropriate places in
the text. The Title page must include the telephone and fax numbers and E-mail address of
the corresponding author. The Materials and Methods section must give precise details of
strains, concentrations and solvents. Where an activation system has been included it is
necessary to know (i) the source, (ii) the inducer and (iii) the concentration and
treatment times. Positive and negative controls together with their concentrations must be
included. The number of replicates and the number of repeat experiments should be stated.
Additional factors for in vivo tests should include age, weight, sex and total number of
animals used in each experiment and compliance with appropriate ethical standards. A
detailed dose regime is required.
Manuscripts should be legibly typed on A4 or American quarto paper. All sections of the
manuscript must be double-spaced (space between the lines of type not less than 6mm).
Margins of 25mm (1 inch) should be left at the sides, top and bottom of each page. Number
each page top right (Title page is 1). Please avoid footnotes; use instead, and as
sparingly as possible, parenthesis within brackets. Underline only words or letters to
appear in italics. Do not use unusual or handwritten symbols and Greek letters.
Differentiate between the letter O and zero, and the letters I and l and number 1. Mark
the position of each figure and table in your text.
The second page of every manuscript must contain only the Abstract, which should be a
single paragraph not exceeding 300 words. Please abide strictly by this limitation of
length. The Abstract should be comprehensible to readers before they have read the paper,
and abbreviations and reference citations should be avoided.
These should be included at the end of the text and not in footnotes. Personal
acknowledgements should precede those of institutions or agencies.
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Published articles and
those in the press (state the journal which has accepted them) may be included in the text
a reference should be cited by author and date; not more than two authors may be cited per
reference; if there are more than two authors use et al. At the end of the manuscript the
citations should be typed in alphabetical order with the authors surnames and initials
inverted. References should include, in the following order; authors' names, year, paper
title in full, journal title, name and address of publisher (books only), volume number
and inclusive page numbers. The name of the journal should be abbreviated according to the
World List of Scientific Periodicals.
References should therefore be listed as follows:
Hartley-Asp,B and Hyldig-Nielsen,F. (1984) Comparative genotoxicity of nitrogen mustard
and nor-nitrogen mustard. Carcinogenesis, 5, 1637-1640.
Kirk,J.T.O. and Tilney-Bassett,R.A.E. (1978) The Plastids, Their chemistry, Structure,
Growth and Inheritance, 2nd revised edn. Elsevier/North Holland, New York.
Warren,W. (1984) The analysis of alkylated DNA by high pressure liquid chromatography.
In Venitt,S. and Parry,J.M. (eds), Mutagenicity Testing - a Practical Approach, IRL Press,
Oxford, pp. 25-44.
Personal communications (J.Smith, personal communications) should be authorized by
those involved, in writing, and unpublished data should be cited as (unpublished data).
Both should be used as sparingly as possible and only when the unpublished data referred
to is peripheral rather than central to the discussion. References to manuscripts in
preparation or submitted, but not yet accepted, should be cited in the text as (B.Smith
and N.Jones, in preparation) and should NOT be included in the list of references.
Tables should be typed on separate sheets, and numbered consecutively with Roman
numerals. Tables should be self-explanatory and include a brief descriptive title.
Footnotes to tables indicated by lower case letters are acceptable, but they should not
include extensive experimental detail. Place Tables in the correct place in the text.
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) should be referred to in the text as
Figure 1 etc. Place Figures in the correct place in the text.
These must be submitted on disc and be capable of electronic reproduction. Place
photographs in the correct place in the text.
Line drawings should be placed in the text at the appropriate position.
In general, the journal follows the conventions of the CBE Style Manual (Council of
Biology Editors, Bethesda, MD, 1983, 5th edn). Follow Chemical Abstracts and its indexes
for chemical names. For guidance in the use of biochemical terminology follow the
recommendations issued by the IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature, as given
in Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, published by the Biochemical Society,
UK. For enzymes, use the recommended name assigned by the IUPAC-IUB Commission on
Biochemical Nomenclature, 1978, as given in Enzyme Nomenclature, published by Academic
Press, New York, 1980. Where possible, use the recommended SI (Système International)
units. Genotypes should be italicized (underline in typed copy); phenotypes should not be
italicized. For bacterial genetics nomenclature follow Demeree et al (1966) Genetics 54,
Try to restrict the use of abbreviations to SI symbols and those recommended by the
IUPAC. Abbreviations should be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text.
Standard units of measurements and chemical symbols of elements may be used without
definition in the body of the paper.