Instructions to Authors
CYTOLOGIA, an international journal of cytogenetics and cell biology, is
open to all original contributions in the field of cytology of plants and
animals, covering cytomorphology, cytophysiology, physical chemistry of
cells and cell constituents, genetic studies of cytological events, research
on cells and cell constituents under living and fixed conditions, serology,
vital staining, biochemistry and biophysics of cells and tissues, electron
microscopy, microdissection, tissue culture, molecular cell biology, microtechniques,
and all other research methods. The quality of manuscripts is judged by
expert reviewers, and manuscripts are also reviewed by editors or advisory
CYTOLOGIA is issued in one volume with four numbers annually.
1. Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be sent directly to the Editor-in-Chief by e-mail as
attachment files.If a cover letter is needed, it can be attached as a separate file. Manuscripts should be written using Microsoft Word and should contain tables and figures. The figures must be sent separately as JPEG files or GIF files to maintain quality for print. Authors are advised to use a compressed (zip) folder to send the cover letter, the complete manuscript with tables and figures, and separate figures files. The size of the folder should not exceed 10 MB. Files that exceed 10 MB should be sent on CD to the following address by airmail.
The Editor-in-Chief of CYTOLOGIA
The Japan Mendel Society,
Toshin Bldg., Hongo 2-27-2,
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033 Japan
If the author does not receive confermation of receipt of the manuscript
within a week, please inquire whether the manuscript has been received
2. Preparation of manuscripts
a) Manuscripts should be written in English and should be double spaced on one side of
white paper of A4 size. Authors are earnestly requested to present the
text of their papers as concisely as possible and use figures only where
they are actually unavoidable. Manuscripts should be submitted in complete and finished form.
b) Sections should be arranged in the following order: (1) Title page, (2) Summary, (3) Key words, (4)Text, (5) References, (6) Tables, (7) Legends for figures and (8) Figures.
c) The title page should comprise: (1) title of the paper, (2) full name(s) of all author(s) with surname written in capital letters (Shigeyuki KAWANO). (3) institution(s)
with address(es), (4) any footnotes referring to the above items (present
address, e-mail address of the corresponding author, etc.), (5) running title of less than 50 characters including spaces.
For papers authored by two or more authors, an asterisk should be attached to the name of the corresponding author in superscript, and “*Corresponding author” should be written in the footnotes.
Authors from different institutions should be identified by the use of
superscript Arabic numerals following their name and in front of the institution name.
d) The Summary should state the scope of the work and the principal findings in no more
than 250 words. References should not be included.
e)Key words (not more than 6 words or phrases) are written after the summary.
f)Text references should be made by the authors' names (for three or more authors, write
as Kuroiwa et al.) followed by the year of publication.
At the beginning of sentence: Darlington and Wylie (1955) reported--------
In the case of more than three authors: Kuroiwa et al. (1981a) indicated that---
At the end of sentence: (Darlington and Wylie 1955, Kuroiwa et al. 198la, Kuroiwa 1989)
g)References should be arranged alphabetically according to the names of author(s) on separate sheets. Each reference should be provided in the following form:
Darlington, C. D. and Wylie, A. P. 1955. Chromosome Atlas of Flowering
Plants. Allen and Unwin Ltd., London.
Bennett, M. D. 1983. The Spatial Distribution of Chromosomes. In: Brandham,
P. E. and Bennett, M. D. (eds.). Kew Chromosome Conf. II. Allen and
Urwin Ltd., London. pp. 71-90.
Kuroiwa, T. 1973. Fine structures of interphase nuclei VI. Initiation site and replication site of DNA synthesis in the nuclei of Physarum polycephalum as revealed by electron microscopic autoradiography. Chromosoma 44: 291-299.
----- 1974. Studies on mitochondrial structure and function in Physarum polycephalum III. Electron microscopy of a large amount of DNA released from a central
body in mitochondria by trypsin digestion. J. Cell Biol. 63: 299-306.
-----, Kawano, S., Nishibayashi, S. and Sato C. 1982. Epifluorescent microscopic
evidence for maternal inheritance of chloroplast DNA. Nature 298: 481-483.
-----, ----- and Sato, C. 1983a. Mechanisms of maternal inheritance. I. Protein synthesis involved in preferential destruction of chloroplast DNA of male origin. Proc. Japan. Acad. 59: 177-181.
-----, ----- and ----- 1983b. Mechanisms of maternal inheritance. II. RNA
synthesis involved in preferential destruction of chloroplast DNA of male
origin. Proc. Japan. Acad. 59: 182-185.
----- and Suzuki, T. 1980. An improved method for the demonstration of
in situ chloroplast nuclei in higher plants. Cell Struct. Funct. 5, 195-197.
----- and Takahashi, K. 1978. Induction of mitochondrial migration in the slime mould Physarum polycephalum. Plant Cell Physiol. 19, 1561-1569.
h) Each table should be provided on a separate sheet following the references. Tables should be provided with headings on the
same sheet. Vertical lines should not be used in tables.
i) Figures (illustrations and photographs) are printed as non-colored offsets. Illustrations
should be made in black ink on white paper. Original photographs suitable for reproduction should be submitted. Lettering should be large
enough to permit photographic reduction. Photographs should be glossy prints
with strong contrast. Magnifications of figures should be indicated with
scales. A list of legends on a separate sheet(s) is required. Colored figures
can be printed provided that the author meets the additional cost. In this
case, numbers of figures printed as colored offsets should be indicated
at the end of title page.
To ensure the highest possible quality reproduction and printing of your
figures, please, ensure that figure files are high resolution (at least
600 dpi for line drawings and 300 dpi for halftone/color figures). Please
do not simply re-save low-res images at a higher resolution. You must start
from the very beginning and create high- resolution figures.
j) Units of measurement should be in SI (Système International d'Unités) as a rule.
k) Manuscripts should carefully be prepared after the style of this journal,
please see the recent issues.
Only one proof is sent to the author. Proofreading should be limited to the correction of typographical errors.
Alterations: If at all possible, avoid altering the subject matter of an
article after it has been set in type. Setting costs incurred by excess
alterations will be charged to the authors.
4. Author's charges
The author is requested to pay extra costs in the following cases:
a) If none of the authors is a member of the Mendel Society of Japan or the
International Society of Cytology, the authors are expected to pay a reviewing
charge of 2,000yen (US$20) for accepted manuscripts. (see 8 for methods
b) Pages exceeding 8 printed pages.
c) Photographs exceeding 1 printed page.
d) Colore figures and figures larger than 1 printed page.
f) Changes made at the proofreading stage except corrections of typographical
g) Charge for extra pages and inserting plates; authors are required to pay
8,500yen for each of pages and 9,000yen for each of plate or plates (per
5. Color Charge
If your manuscript contains one or more color illustrations, they will
be produced in color at extra cost at the discretion of the editor-in-chief;
40,000 yen for each color page will be charged to the author. Authors
who do not have funding for color may apply to the editor for a waiver,
which will only be granted should there be a scientific need for color,
as established during peer review.
Do not delay ordering your reprints! 20 reprints will be awarded, free of charge, for each contribution.
Additional copies are available by order. Orders must be requested before
the Journal goes to press.
Delivery and invoices: Reprints are normally shipped 3 weeks after publication of the Journal.
Invoices are mailed separately at the time of shipment. In the case of
orders chargeable to Institutions, an official Purchase Order must be provided
before the reprint shipment can be released. Terms are net cash without
discount. Remittance is requested within 90 days from date of shipment.
7. Reprint price list
Reprints provide authors with a means of obtaining wider distribution for
their work. The prices (in Japanese Yen ) quoted herein are for reprints
ordered by and paid for by the author only, or by sponsoring non-profit
organization, and apply only if orders are in our possession before the
Journal goes to press. The author agrees, on ordering, that the reprints
are not for commercial use.
Per 50 copies and based on number of pages
Minimum order 50 copies; quantities above 50 copies will be charged for in multiples of 50 copies.
REPRINT ORDER FORM
8. Methods of Payment
Payment may be made using any of the following methods. IPMO or IGPT is preferred. Payment by check or demand draft is discouraged due to expensive realization rates in Japan.
If you prefer bank remittance, our bank account is available as shown below. However, bank remittance typically requires a commission, which would be expensive in the case of overseas remittance.
a) International Postal Money Order (IPMO): Payable to CYTOLOGIA
b) International Giro Postal Transfer (IGPT): Postal account No. 00170-6-41844
c) If you send a check or a demand draft, please add a handling charge of
2,500 yen to your invoice to cover the handling charge required by the
bank. Write “pay to the order of “CYTOLOGIA”” on the check or demand draft.
d) If you use a bank transfer, please add the commission to the invoice to cover the charge required by the bank.
Bank Name: Mizuho Bank, Hongo Branch, Tokyo
SWIFT CODE: MHBKJPJT
Account No.: 1153295
Account Name: CYTOLOGIA, Tokyo
IPMOs, the receipts for IGPTs, checks, demand drafts, or the receipts for bank remittances should be sent by airmail to CYTOLOGIA at the following address: CYTOLOGIA c/o The Japan Mendel Society, Toshin Bldg.,Hongo 2-27-2, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN.
Costs for Color Charges and Reprints are payable in advance.
Note:Please do not send cash in normal postal envelopes. This is illegal in
Japan, and the security of cash is not guaranteed. However, at your own
risk, we may not be able to reject cash by airmail. We accept Japanese
yen only, not dollars or euros. The exchange fee for dollars or euros costs
three yen per dollar or six yen per euro. Please let us know the title,
authors and issue of your paper if you send cash by post.