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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 Microsoft Word and the Template for Submissions has been used.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the manuscript.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

Journal of Integrated OMICS

A methodological Journal.

  1. Types of paper

JIOMICS provides a forum for the publication of original research paperspreliminary communications and reviews in all branches of pure and applied -omics disciplines. Letters to the Editors will be considered for publication. Data should be submitted only if they are clearly related to analytical measurements.

  1. Ethics in Publishing

    Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Published Statement of Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Plagiarism and text recycling

JIOMICS promotes integrity in research publication as described by the Commitee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please, read further at


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.


Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

Role of the funding source

You must identify the individuals, groups, companies, and/or agencies who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

  1. Submissions

Submission to this journal proceeds entirely online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. The system automatically converts source files to a single PDF file of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF files at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail thereby removing the need for a paper trail.

Language and language services

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted). Authors who require information about language editing and copy-editing services pre- and post-review should contact the Editor. Please note JIOMICS neither endorses nor takes responsibility for any products, goods or services offered by outside vendors through our services or in any advertising.

Refereeing of Papers

All papers submitted are refereed by experts who advise the Editors-in-Chief on the matter of acceptance in accordance with the high standards expected and on the understanding that the subject matter has not been previously published and that the authors accept full responsibility for the factual accuracy of the data presented and have obtained any and all necessary authority to publish. Referees will be encouraged to present critical and unbiased reports which are designed to assist the author in presenting material in the clearest and most unequivocal way possible. At the discretion of the Editors-in-Chief, and if referees agree, the names of referees may be disclosed if thereby agreement between author and referee is likely to result in acceptance and publication of the manuscript in question. Authors should appreciate that the comments of referees are presented in a constructive spirit, and that agreement between the views of author and referee must result in a higher standard of publication.

When submitting their paper authors are requested to provide names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three competent but independent referees, although the final choice of referees used will be made by the Editor.

Preliminary communications will be refereed urgently and will be accorded priority in publication. Letters to the editors will not be refereed, but will be published at the discretion of the Editors-in-Chief. If accepted, they will also be given priority. All papers accepted are subject to editorial amendment if necessary.

  1. Submission preparation

Use the template for submissions

It is important you use the JIOMICS Template for Submissions that can be downloaded here. Please do not use the wordprocessor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words, nor another kinds of formating. Nevertheless, you can use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. Do not embed "graphically designed" equations or tables, but prepare these using the wordprocessor's facility. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. Figures and tables must be included at the end of the manuscript prepared with the Template. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your wordprocessor.

Article structure 

Subdivision - Numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Each subsection is given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Subsections should be used as much as possible when cross-referencing text: refer to the subsection by heading as opposed to simply "the text".

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding an overly detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. If possible, be prepared to supply unique reagents to other researchers if requested to do so.


Results should be clear and concise. Succinctly describe the outcomes and provide any and all necessary quantitative data.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid overly extensive citations and discussion of published literature but rather describe how the work and results link to specific previous studies.


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on.

Essential title page information

  • Title.Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations.Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author.Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a "Present address" (or "Permanent address") may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


    A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using British or American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).


All nomenclature, abbreviation, and units should conform as closely as possible to the rules established by IUPAC (available online at

Math formulae

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).


Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list. 
Table footnotes. Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.


Electronic artwork

General considerations

  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose the font.
  • Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times, Symbol.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
  • Provide captions to illustrations separately.
  • Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.
  • Include the figures at the end of your manuscript.

Althought source figure files are not required initially, authors can be required to send it if they are necessary to complete the Editing process.

Please do not:

  • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Color artwork

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable way and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then JIOMICS will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in color on the Web (e.g., ScienceDirect and other sites) regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from JIOMICS after receipt of your accepted article. Please indicate your preference for color in print or on the Web only.

 Please note: Because of technical complications which can arise by converting color figures to "gray scale" (for the printed version should you not opt for color in print) please submit in addition usable black and white versions of all the color illustrations.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.


Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Like figures, tables also must be included at the end of the manuscript.


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either "Unpublished results" or "Personal communication." Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

References in a special issue

Please ensure that the words 'this issue' are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. 
Example: "..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ...." 
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

JIOMICS citation style example:

A book chapter reference [1] currently contains the book title but not the chapter title.
A book reference [2] currently distinguishes between an edited book and other books.
Conference journal references [3,4].
Journal article references [5,6] display all authors without “et al.” abbreviation.
Multiple in text citations [1,3–5,7–9].
[1]    J. Allmer, in: S. Genc (Ed.), MikroRNA Ve Sinir Sistemi, Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi, Ankara, 2011, pp. 105–138.
[2]    J. Allmer, ed., Biyoenformatik’te Dizi Kiyaslamasi, first ed., NOBEL Yayinlari, Izmir, 2012.
[3]    M.V. Cakir, J. Allmer, in: Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (HIBIT), 2010 5th International Symposium On, IEEE, Ankara, Turkey, 2010, pp. 31–38. DOI: 10.1109/HIBIT.2010.5478909
[4]    C. Bagci, J. Allmer, in: 2012 7th International Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, IEEE, 2012, pp. 118–122. DOI: 10.1109/HIBIT.2012.6209053
[5]    S.S. Merchant, S.E. Prochnik, O. Vallon, E.H. Harris, S.J. Karpowicz, G.B. Witman, A. Terry, A. Salamov, L.K. Fritz-Laylin, L. Maréchal-Drouard, W.F. Marshall, L.-H. Qu, D.R. Nelson, A. a Sanderfoot, M.H. Spalding, V.V. Kapitonov, Q. Ren, P. Ferris, E. Lindquist, H. Shapiro, S.M. Lucas, J. Grimwood, J. Schmutz, P. Cardol, H. Cerutti, G. Chanfreau, C.-J.C.-L. Chen, V. Cognat, M.T. Croft, R. Dent, S. Dutcher, E. Fernández, H. Fukuzawa, D. González-Ballester, D. González-Halphen, A. Hallmann, M. Hanikenne, M. Hippler, W. Inwood, K. Jabbari, M. Kalanon, R. Kuras, P. a Lefebvre, S.D. Lemaire, A.V. Lobanov, M. Lohr, A. Manuell, I. Meier, L. Mets, M. Mittag, T. Mittelmeier, J.V. Moroney, J. Moseley, C. Napoli, A.M. Nedelcu, K. Niyogi, S.V. Novoselov, I.T. Paulsen, G. Pazour, S. Purton, J.-P. Ral, D.M. Riaño-Pachón, W. Riekhof, L. Rymarquis, M. Schroda, D. Stern, J. Umen, R. Willows, N. Wilson, S.L. Zimmer, J. Allmer, J. Balk, K. Bisova, M. Elias, K. Gendler, C. Hauser, M.R. Lamb, H. Ledford, J.C. Long, J. Minagawa, M.D. Page, J. Pan, W. Pootakham, S. Roje, A. Rose, E. Stahlberg, A.M. Terauchi, P. Yang, S. Ball, C. Bowler, C.L. Dieckmann, V.N. Gladyshev, P. Green, R. Jorgensen, S. Mayfield, B. Mueller-Roeber, S. Rajamani, R.T. Sayre, P. Brokstein, I. Dubchak, D. Goodstein, L. Hornick, Y.W. Huang, J. Jhaveri, Y. Luo, D. Martínez, W.C.A. Ngau, B. Otillar, A. Poliakov, A. Porter, L. Szajkowski, G. Werner, K. Zhou, I.V. Grigoriev, D.S. Rokhsar, A.R. Grossman, Science 318 (2007) 245–250. DOI: 10.1126/science.1143609
[6]    J. Allmer, C.H. Markert, E.J. Stauber, M. Hippler, FEBS Letters 562 (2004) 202–206. DOI: 10.1016/S0014-5793(04)00212-1
[7]    J. Allmer, Development of Algorithms for Peptide Identification from Mass Spectrometric Data in Genomic Databases, 2006.
[8]    J. Allmer, Amino Acids 38 (2010) 1075–1087. DOI: 10.1007/s00726-009-0317-9
[9]    J. Allmer, S. Kuhlgert, M. Hippler, BMC Bioinformatics 9 (2008) 302–310. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-9-302

Supplementary material

JIOMICS accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, movies, animation sequences, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please ensure that data are provided in one of our recommended file formats. Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the article and supply a concise and descriptive caption for each file. Video files: please supply 'stills' with your files: you can choose any frame from the video or make a separate image. These will be used instead of standard icons and will personalize the link to your supplementary information.

Submission checklist

It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal's Editor for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

Please, make the following considerations before sending your manuscript:

  • One Author designated as Corresponding Author and email adress, full-postal adress, and telephone and fax numbers are given.
  • Manuscript has been "spellchecked" and "grammar-checked"
  • Figures and tables are included at the end of the manuscript.
  • References are in the correct format for this journal.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and viceversa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
  • Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print If only color on the Web is required, black and white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes
  1. After Acceptance


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly 'Articles in press' because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. The correct format for citing a DOI is shown as follows (example taken from a document in the journal Physics Letters B): 
When you use the DOI to create URL hyperlinks to documents on the web, they are guaranteed never to change.


One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (if we do not have an e-mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post) or, a link will be provided in the e-mail so that authors can download the files themselves. JIOMICS now provides authors with PDF proofs which can be annotated; for this you will need to download Adobe Reader version 7 (or higher) available free from Instructions on how to annotate PDF files will accompany the proofs (also given online). The exact system requirements are given at the Adobe site:

If you do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, you may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return them to JIOMICS in an e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or by post. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that JIOMICS may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.


The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use. Additional paper offprints can be ordered by the authors. An order form with prices will be sent to the corresponding author.

Author Inquiries

For inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission where available) please visit this journal's homepage. You can track accepted articles and set up e-mail alerts to inform you of when an article's status has changed. Also accessible from here is information on copyright, frequently asked questions and more. Contact details for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those relating to proofs, will be provided by the publisher.


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