Papers must be submitted in English. Authors whose mother tongue is not English should arrange for their manuscripts to be written in proper English prior to submission.
Procedure of Submission of Manuscripts: submit three copies of both the manuscript and all illustrative material to the above address.
Organisation of the Manuscript: investigative studies should be organised as follow: title, abstract page, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, references, legend for figures, tables. All pages should be numbered consecutively starting with the abstract. The entire manuscript is to be typewritten, double-spaced, and with 3 cm margins.
Trade names must be capitalised: the common name for compounds may be used if the formal chemical name as established by international convention is given after the first use. Any abbreviations other than those which are generally accepted must be defined. In the text, references to dual authors will use both surnames throughout. For multiple authors, use the surnames of all authors at the first reference and only the first author followed by “et al.” thereafter. Please mark in the margin of the manuscript the desired position of the figures and tables. To allow faster publication only set of proofs will be furnished to the author including the figures and tables in their final position.
Title Page: list the title, name(s) and degree(s) of author(s), department(s) and institution(s) at which the work was done, city, state, and postal code. Any preliminary report or abstract of the work should be referred to as a footnote to the title.
Summary: each paper must be headed by an English language title of not over 70 characters (including spaces) suitable for use as running head and must also be proceeded by an English summary not exceeding 300 words typed double-spaced. The summary will include statements of the problem, method of study, results, and conclusions. Since this summary will be used by astracting journals, it must be self-explanatory and should not include abbreviations, footnotes, and references.
Footnotes: should be listed consecutively at the bottom of the page on which they fall, designated by the following symbols in order.
Key Words: key words for computerised storage and retrieval of information should be incorporated in the summary.
References: the references have to be abbreviated as listed in the Index Medicus. The style of the references must conform to the examples given below:
1)Robbins CR, Kellych (1970) Aminoacid composition of human hair. Text Res J 40:891-896
2)Strehler BL (1997) Time, cells and aging 2 nd edn. Academic Press, New York
3)Ebling FJ, Rook (1972) Cyclic activity of the follicle. In: Textbook of dermatology 11, Blakewell, Oxford, p. 1567-1573.
Illustrations: figures should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Tables should be numbered consecutively, using Roman numerals. All photographs should be black and white, glossy and unmounted. The number and size of illustration should be restricted to the minimum needed to clarify the text. Authors requiring extra space for illustrations will be charged accordingly. This is also the case for colour illustrations. All figures, photographs, graphs, or diagrams should be submitted on separate sheets.
Animal Experiments: descriptions of animal experiments should include full details of the types of animal used (inbred, etc.) and the conditions under which they were kept (standard diet, etc.).
Trade Names: all common cosmetic ingredients should be referred to by their generic names, as indicated in the latest edition of CFTA Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary, and the European Pharmacopeia. If a materials is not listed, then the trademarked name can be used, with the chemical composition given in footnotes.