Author Guidelines – Manuscripts for Spectroscopy

Manuscripts for Spectroscopy should be approximately 3500–4500 words long, plus up to eight figures and tables combined, including an abstract of approximately 150-200 words. Final acceptance of submissions will be determined through external peer review.

Submit manuscripts by email to Editorial Director Laura Bush at lbush@mjhlifesciences.com and to Senior Technical Editor Jerome Workman, PhD, at jworkman@mjhlifesciences.com.

Once received, we will send out your paper for external review. This process may take 6–8 weeks. When the reviews are received, we will forward appropriate comments to the corresponding author.

Manuscripts should be sent in Word format with Tables numbered with Roman numerals (I, II, III, etc.) and Figures are Arabic as (1, 2, 3, etc.). Equations are denoted by having the equation centered on the page and the equation number in brackets at the far right margin.

Figures, Tables, and images should be high resolution. Figures may be presented as original PowerPoint graphics.

You can also review the following information regarding our reference style below:

BOOKS

Author(s): C. Barnes and R.G. Eames, A Computer Perspective (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973).

Editor(s): G.E. Brown and P.H. Ribbe, Eds., Reviews in Mineralogy (Mineral Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1982), vol. 5.

Author(s) and editor(s): V. Filatov, B.G. Hickman, and D.L. Klein, Global International Economic Models, R.S. Bar, Ed. (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1983).

Chapter in a book: J.L. Goldstein and M.S.D. Bodie, in The Metabolic Basis of Inherited Disease, J.M. Stanbury, J.R. Wyngarden, D.O.J. St. James, and R.Y. Browne, Eds. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 5th ed., 1984), pp. 672–684.

JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES

A.A. Holder and R.R. Freeman, J. Exp. Med. 156, 1528–1537 (1982).

N. Simionescu, M. Simionescu, and G.F. Palade Jr., Am. Lab. 64(13), 586–672 (1980).

Y. Li, C. Gu, J. Gruenhagen, K. Zhang, P. Yehl, N.P. Chetwyn, and C.D. Medley, J. Chromatogr. A 1393, 81–88 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2015.03.027

[DOI may also be written in this format: DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2015.03.027 ].

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR)

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910.101 (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C, YEAR), pp. XX–XX.

GOVERNMENT REPORTS & PROJECTS

Office of Policy, Planning, and Analysis, Energy Projections to the Year 2010 (DOE/PE-0029/2, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., October 1983), pp. 7–10.

EPA DOCUMENTS

B. Wrights and R.D. Smith, Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Particulate and Adsorbent Materials: Part II (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA Report 600/4-87/040, 1987).

EU GMPs

European Commission Health and Consumers Directorate-General, EudraLex:The Rules Governing Medicinal Products in the European Union. Volume 4, Good Manufacturing PracticeMedicinal Products for Human and Veterinary Use. (Brussels, Belgium, 2010).

EU ANNEX 11

European Commission Health and Consumers Directorate-General, EudraLex:The Rules Governing Medicinal Products in the European Union. Volume 4, Good Manufacturing PracticeMedicinal Products for Human and Veterinary Use. Annex 11: Computerised Systems (Brussels, Belgium, 2010).

EUROPEAN PHARMACOPOEIA (Ph. Eur.)

General Text 5.2.8, “Minimizing the Risk of Transmitting Animal Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents Via Medicinal Products,” European Pharmacopoeia (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines, Strasbourg, France, YEAR?), pp. xx-yy.

FDA GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

US Food and Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Sterile Drug Products Produced by Aseptic Processing— Current Good Manufacturing Practice (FDA, Rockville, MD, 2004), pp. 12-13.

FDA: PROPOSED REGULATIONS OR GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

FDA, “Medical Devices: Good Things to Have,” proposed, Federal Register, 41(106), 1 June 1976, pp. 22,202–22,219.

GMPs

See US GMPs or EU GMPs

GAMP Guides

ISPE, Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) Guide, version 5 (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Tampa, Florida, 2008).

ISPE, GAMP Good Practice Guide Validation of Laboratory Computerized Systems, 1st Edition (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Tampa, Florida, 2005).

ISPE, GAMP Good Practice Guide: A Risk Based Validation of Laboratory Computerized Systems, 2nd Edition (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Tampa, Florida, 2012).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HARMONIZATION (ICH)

International Conference on Harmonization, ICH Q3C, Impurities: Guidelines for Residual Solvents (ICH, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997).

USP, ENTIRE BOOK(though it is better to name a specific chapter or page):

United States Pharmacopeia 35–National Formulary 30 (United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Rockville, MD, 2011).

USP, SPECIFIC CHAPTER, tied to a specific edition:

General Chapter <233> "Elemental Impurities – Procedures," in United States Pharmacopeia 35–National Formulary 30 (United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Rockville, MD, 2011).

Note: If you have several USP citations in a single article, in subsequent references you can shorten the book name to USP 35–NF 30.

USP, SPECIFIC CHAPTER, not tied to a specific edition:

United States Pharmacopeia General Chapter <233> "Elemental Impurities – Procedures" (United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Rockville, MD).

USP – Articles in Pharmacopeial Forum about proposed changes:

USP Proposed General Test á429ñ, “Light Diffraction Measurement of Particle Size,” Pharmacopeial Forum 28(4), 1293–1298 (year).

US GMPS (these are published in the Code of Federal Regulations)

Current Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations for Finished Pharmaceutical Goods, in 21 CFR 211.68(b) (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2008).

United States Laws (see Chicago for more details)

Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act), Public Law 107-56, 107th Cong. (26 October 2001).

CONFERENCE PAPERS

B.L. Hawkins, A. Baxter, and G.E. Masters, “NMR Preview: A Look to the 1990’s,” paper presented at the 25th Experimental NMR Conference, Wilmington, Delaware, 1984.

ACADEMIC PAPERS

D.R. Lee, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1975).

CATALOGS, COMPANY LITERATURE & PATENTS

“Bio-Radiations,” Bio-Rad Laboratories (Richmond, California, 1975).

J.W. Vanderhoff, U.S. patent 4,177,166, 4 December 1979.

M. Huchette and F. Davos (Roquette Fréres S.A.), German patent application 3,009,875, 25 September 1980.