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The European Journal of Genetic Toxicology is an on-line journal published by the European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS). The European Journal of Genetic Toxicology is an international multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together research and overviews of research and regulatory activities into the mechanisms of action and consequences of exposure of living organisms to genotoxic chemicals and radiations.


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A variety of manuscripts are published in the European Journal of Genetic Toxicology including:

  • Original articles reporting the results of fundamental and molecular studies investigating the genotoxicity of environmental chemicals.
  • Guidelines for mutagenicity testing of environmental chemicals
  • Results and Conclusions of Genotoxicity Testing Programmes the journal can store all the data from comparative and inter-laboratory studies.
  • Abstracts of meetings the journal will publish the abstracts of meetings of the European Environmental Mutagen Society and any affiliated societies. Abstracts may be published both before or after meetings.
  • Reviews in particular those which cover inter-European projects.
  • Prize lecturers the journal will publish the lectures of scientists awarded the EEMS Senior and Young Scientist awards.
  • Letters to the Editor and Discussion Topics

All manuscripts submitted to the journal will be refereed for their content and relevance to the scope of the journal.


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Manuscripts should be submitted to the Acting Editor:

Professor James M. Parry
School of Biological Sciences
University of Wales Swansea
Singleton Park
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 are submitted.

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.

General format

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

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, 61-76.


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.


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