-More than 6 000 English words in the main body (not including figures, tables and references).
-8-10 published pages.
-More than 7 000 English words in the main body (not including figures, tables and references).
-More than 12 published pages.
Manuscripts must be submitted in Word format. All components of the manuscript should be typed, double-spaced, in Arial or Times New Roman font (11 pt). All pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page, followed by the abstract, introduction, results, discussion, materials and methods, supplementary information, references, individual tables and figure legends.
Please list title, running title, all authors’ names, highest academic degree earned, professional titles and institutional affiliations (including department, institution, city with postal code and state/country). It is not permitted to have more than six authors with the same institutional affiliation.
For the corresponding author, please list name, highest academic degree earned, professional titles, detailed correspondence address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.
-Should be brief (less than 90 letters), novel and informative.
-Should attract the reader’s attention.
-Should accurately reflect the main points of the paper.
-Should be less than 40 letters.
-Should facilitate retrieval.
A graphical abstract is optional and should summarize the contents of the paper in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the paper. Graphical abstracts should be submitted with a caption. Supply captions separately, rather than attached to the graphical abstract. A caption should consist of a brief title (not in the graphical abstract itself). Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Maximum image size: 400 × 600 pixels (h × w; recommended size 200 × 500 pixels). Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files. See http://www.elsevier.com/graphicalabstracts for examples.
Use an informative and unstructured abstract of approximately 250 English words. The abstract should present the nature and scope of the problem investigated, briefly review the pertinent literature, provide a context for the study in relation to previous work, explain the objectives of the study, clearly present the main experimental data, and state the relevance of the findings in a concluding remark.
To facilitate retrieval, at least 10 key words that do not repeat the paper title should be given.
-Present the nature and scope of the problem being investigated.
-Review briefly the pertinent literature.
-Provide a context for the study in relation to previous work.
-State the hypothesis and the objectives of the paper.
-Objectively and accurately describe the major findings from each experiment, and try to minimize shortcomings that will draw attention from the peer reviewers.
-Describe the findings, from major to minor.
-Use illustrations (e.g. graphs, drawing or photographs) where appropriate. Graphs and drawings should be self-explanatory.
-Add some explanatory words to illustrations.
-Insert some photographs displaying histomorphological or pathological changes.
-Discuss the major novel findings of the study and describe how they relate to other studies.
-Discuss the significance of the major findings and how they advance knowledge in the field of neural regeneration.
-Provide a conclusion that clearly indicates how the results met the objectives. Do not offer a conclusion that is not supported by sufficient data.
-Disclose the limitations and bias to embody the authenticity in contents.
Materials/Subjects and Methods
Design: Scientific research design type.
Time and setting:Time and place where the experiments were performed.
Animals/subjects: General information on the experimental animals or subjects involved.
Methods:Describe the main experimental procedures and methods. Provide citations as appropriate. Provide the location (city and state/country) of the manufacturers and suppliers of the materials and equipment used.
-Research background:To concisely and accurately summarize the research background to allow readers to better understand the scientific significance of the article.
-Research frontiers: To briefly introduce the areas of particular interest pertaining to the article.
-Clinical significance:To summarize the clinical application value.
-Academic terminology:To describe the important definitions and terminologies with which the readers are not familiar.
-Peer review:To propose the most representative features and clinical implications of the article based on peer reviewer’s comments and authors’ replies, contributing to an objective evaluation of the research.
-Acknowledgments: People who contributed to the work, but who do not fit criteria for authorship, should be listed in the acknowledgments, along with their contributions. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that anyone named in the acknowledgments agrees to be so named.
-Funding: Provide the names of the foundations and the grant numbers that supported the research.
-Author contributions: Authors must indicate their specific contributions to the published work in the following three areas: (1) conception and design of the study, data collection, and analysis and interpretation of the data; (2) writing the manuscript or providing critical revision of the manuscript for intellectual content; and (3) statistical expertise, obtaining funding, administrative, technical or material support, and supervision.
-Conflicts of interest: All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work.
-Ethical approval: Work on human beings that is submitted to Neural Regeneration Research should comply with the principles laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki. The manuscript should contain a statement that the work was approved by the appropriate ethical committees associated with the institution(s) in which it was performed, and that subjects gave informed consent to the work (note that ethical approval is not necessary for a retrospective study). Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institutional guidelines. Patients' and volunteers' names, initials and hospital numbers should not be used.
-Author statements: The author(s) must declare that the manuscript is original, has not been submitted to or is not under consideration by another publication, has not been previously published in any language or form, including electronic, and contains no disclosure of confidential information or authorship/patent application/funding source disputations.
-Supplementary: Supplementary refers to peer-reviewed online essential supporting material directly relevant to the conclusion of an article that cannot be included in the printed version owing to space or format constraints, and may include (but is not limited to) figures, tables, video clips, large segments of movies (QuickTime or mpeg), data sets, program code and electronic graphical files. Please find more requirements on formats for supplementary materials online (www.nrronline.org).
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned. Original articles should have a minimum of 60 references and review articles a minimum of 70. Over 30% of cited references should have been published within the preceding 3 years.
Examples of References
Journal Article, One to Three Authors
 Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347(4):284-287.
Journal Article: More Than Three Authors
 Cheng DS, Campbell BH, Clowry LJ, et al. DNA content in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol.1990;11:393-397.
Journal Article in Press
 Weber PC, Johnson JT, Myers EN. The impact of bilateral neck dissection on supraglottic laryngectomy. Arch Otolaryngol. In press.
 Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, et al. Medical Microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby. 2002.
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, eds. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2002.
All illustrations (e.g. graphs, drawings and photographs) are considered to be figures. Each figure should be provided with a fully descriptive title and legend. The area(s) of interest must be clearly indicated with arrows or other symbols. Each table should have a brief descriptive title and should supplement, rather than duplicate, the material in the text. Figure and table legends must be self-explanatory, which should provide sufficient detail to be intelligible without reference to the main text.
For microphotographs, please use caption text in Arial font (7.5 pt). If the authors cannot control the font or type size, please provide a JPEG file without information for our revision. Please provide PowerPoint (PPT) files with captions that can be easily revised.
Line art, charts and graphs should be set in Word or Excel format with compatibility mode (to facilitate modification, please submit software-created raw line art/charts/graphs).
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-Introduce the background and design of your study.
-Review current progress and problems in research in the field.
-Compare results of your study with those of others.
-Identify the significance of your study to the field.
-Clearly indicate the novelty of your findings.
-Provide copies of your grant application (if not private).
-Provide copies of any patent certificates.
-Recommend 2-4 scientists in the same field to serve as peer reviewers for your paper.
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