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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in DOC, DOCX or RTF file format, and it follows the templates provided in the Author Guidelines.
  • Where available, DOI, PMID or URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

The articles published by Antibody Reports use a specific format, in which emphasis is given almost exclusively to the Material & Methods and Results sections. Each article should cover only one experimental technique used to characterize one or more antibodies related to one unique antigen. If an antibody has been characterized with multiple techniques, several manuscripts should be proposed. Certain degree of redundancy in published data is acceptable, when slight variations of a given protocol are described (for example, different fixation procedures for immunofluorescence).

Material & Methods should be as detailed as possible, describing meticulously the experimental conditions and controls used. Articles describing negative results (i.e., an antibody not working with a given technique) are welcome when a suitable positive control is provided. The manuscript should comprise only one figure (the figure, 1- or 2-column wide, should be embedded inside the main text, and fully readable when printed). Introduction and References should be kept to a minimum (maximum of 2-5 bibliographical references). References must follow the Vancouver style (e.g., Blanc C, Zufferey M, Cosson P. Use of in vivo biotinylated GST fusion proteins to select recombinant antibodies. ALTEX. 2014; 31:37-42), with a corresponding PMID or DOI number.

Antibody Reports only publishes articles describing chemically defined antibodies (with a known sequence), with a precise target. For the sake of uniformity, all antibodies should be identified by their ABCD number, and all targets should be identified either with a UniProt (for proteins) or a ChEBI (for chemical compounds) identifier. If your antibody is not yet included in the ABCD database, you must submit it to the ABCD database before submitting your manuscript.

We provide template articles for commonly used techniques (ELISA, Western blot, Immunofluorescence), that the authors are highly encouraged (and free) to copy.

Given the technical nature of our journal, the review process is carried out by members of the editorial board (and not by external reviewers).

Article Processing Charges

Antibody Reports is a journal supported by the University of Geneva, and partly subsidized by public funds and by several foundations. All content is Open Access and freely available online for reading and distribution. Our very reduced publication fees (CHF 100.-) help us nonetheless to cover costs of publication, including journal production and maintenance. If your antibody has been produced and/or discovered by the Geneva Antibody Facility, your manuscript will be published free of charge.

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