Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 36, Issue 12, pp 1288–1292 | Cite as

General Guidelines for Authors for Submission of Manuscripts that Contain Molecular Biological Content


The Journal of Chemical Ecology (the Journal) has been publishing an increasing number of contributions that report experiments that use the methods of molecular biology. In 2004, a special issue of the Journal [JCE 30(12)] focused on molecular chemical ecology and documented the increasing trend of published submissions with molecular content (Seybold 2004). The guidelines presented here were developed to provide assistance to authors, with the goal of ensuring standardized and complete reporting of molecular information in the Journal. The fields of molecular biology and bioinformatics change rapidly as new technologies and protocols are continually developed and introduced. Thus, the Journal intends to revise and re-issue these guidelines periodically as significant changes in this area of science occur. Molecular biological content includes reports on specific nucleic acids and proteins involved in chemical ecological phenomena. The guidelines are separated into 3 parts: I. Types...


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