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Editrial board
Editors in Chief
Nobuko Ohmido
KobeUniv., Kobe
Hideyuki Tanabe
Sokendai, Hayama, Kanagawa
Managing Editor
Takato Koba
Chiba Univ., Chibai
Syuiti Abe
Iwate Univ.,Morioka
Takao Ono
RIKEN, Wako, Saitama
Hiroshi Kayano
Kujyu-Highlands Inst. Biol., Ohita
Souichirou Kubota
Toho Univ., Chiba
Yoshiaki Kodama
Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima
Ken Sahara
Iwate Univ., Morioka
Shin-ichi Sonta
Biocept-Japan, Aichi
Akinori Takai
Osaka Shin-Ai Coll., Osaka
Asato Kuroiwa
Hokkaido Univ.,Sapporo
Ikuo Miura
Hiroshima Univ.,Hiroshima
Nobuo Tsurusaki
Tottori Univ., Tottori
Akinori Uchino
Kumamoto Univ., Kumamoto
Nobuko Ohmido
Kobe Univ., Hyogo
Ichiro Tanaka
Yokohama City Univ., Kanagawa
Kenji Taniguchi
Hiroshima Univ., Hiroshima
Kiyotaka Nagaki
Okayama Univ., Okayama
Masashi Nakata
Botanic Gardens of Toyama, Toyama
Kiichi Fukui
Osaka Univ., Osaka
Yasuhiko Mukai
Osaka Kyoiku Univ., Osaka
Minoru Murata
Okayama University, Okayama
Masatsugu Yokota
University of Ryukyus, Okinawa
Shinji Kikuchi
Chiba Univ., Chiba

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Chromosome Science

Chromosome Science
the open-access journal for chromosome scientists.

Latest issue :
   Vol.17(1-4) 2014

Free PDF is able to download.

Issue number:
ChromosomeScience Vol.1~11
Chromosome Science
The Society of Chromosome Research
Chromosome Science is the official journal of the Society of Chromosome Research (SCR), published in one volume of 4 issues, each year. SCR had published two journals, La Kromosomo and Chromosome Information Service since 1946 and 1960, respectively. These journals were united in 1996 and renamed Chromosome Science. Chromosome Science publishes original research reports in the fields of animal and plant cytogenetics, evolutionary aspects of chromosomes, gene mapping, cancer cytogenetics, comparative genetics, and genome studies. Abstracts of papers presented at the Annual Meetings of the SCR are also included. Methodological developments in areas such as differential staining of chromosomes, animal and plant cell culturing, cell fusion, gene and chromosome transfer, and in situ hybridization are also welcome.

Publication of Chromosome Science is open to non-members as well as the members of SCR.

Submission of Manuscripts

It is recommended to send a MS Word file (Text and Tables) and JPEG file (Figures) by e-mail to one of the following two addresses: For zoological and medical fields: tanabe_hideyuki@soken.ac.jp (Dr. Hideyuki Tanabe, Editor-in-Chief, School of Advanced Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193, Japan). For botanical and agricultural fields: ohmido@kobe-u.ac.jp (Dr. Nobuko Ohmido, Editor-in-Chief, Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501, Japan). An e-mail receipt will be sent within a week from the Editor-in-Chief.

Form and Style
All manuscripts must be written in English, typewritten (point size, 12), and double-spaced on A4 (8.5" x 11") size paper with 2.5 cm (1") margins on all sides of the page. All pages should be numbered consecutively, including References, Tables, and Figure Legends. Manuscripts for Regular Articles should be organized in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments (optional), References, Tables, and Figures.

Page 1 should contain the article title, names and addresses of all authors, and short running title, followed by telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address, if any, of the corresponding author.

Page 2 should contain the abstract (approximately 200 words), in which a brief informative summary and the conclusions of the paper should be described. Avoid using references in the Abstract. In addition to the Abstract, 3 to 5 Keywords should be included for indexing purposes.

The text should start on page 3.

Regular Articles should be original reports not exceeding 7 printed pages (approximately 21 manuscript pages).

Short Communications should not exceed 5 manuscript pages, excluding title page. They should be preliminary data, technical notes or ongoing research that does not a warrant full-length article. Arrange in the following sequence: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Text, References, Tables, and Figures. The maximum allowable number of figures and/or tables is three. References should be in the same style as for Regular Articles.

Reviews are normally commissioned by the editors. Authors should contact or send a short descriptive proposal before submitting a manuscript.
References. Citations in the text should be by author and year of publication. In case of 3 or more authors, only the first author's name followed by "et al." is needed. Reference list should be presented in alphabetical order by listing all authors. The names of journals should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus. Examples are the following:

Journal article
Vaiman D, Pailhoux E, Payen E., Saidi-Mehtar N, Cotinot C (1995) Evolutionary conservation of a microsatellite in the Wilms tumor (WT) gene: mapping in sheep and cattle. Cytogenet Cell Genet 70:112-115

Book Chapter
Shaw P, Rawlins D, Highett M (1993) Nuclear and nucleolar structure in plants. In: Heslop-Harrison JS, Fravell RB (eds) The Chromosome. BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd, Oxford, pp. 161-182

Wagner RP, Maguire MP, Stallings RL. (1993) Chromosomes: A Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Tables and Figures. All Tables and Figures should be cited in the text. Each table should be printed on a separate sheet of paper and should include a title. Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) should be numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Figures should be designed to fit into one (80 mm wide) or two (170 mm) columns, and not exceed the type area of 170 mm (width) x 225 mm (height) of a page. When two or more figures are mounted together, they should be arranged 1-2 mm apart. Each figure should have an accompanying legend, which should be typed double-spaced on a separate page.

Correspondence. For rapid publication, we wish to adopt e-mail as the main tool for correspondence between authors and the editor or editorial office. To avoid trouble with correspondence, please send an e-mail of acknowledgement soon after receipt of mail from the editor or editorial office. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be checked carefully and returned within 2 days. Extensive alterations will be charged for.

Charge for publication in black & white is free. Color will be printed only at the author's expense (US$100 for each printed page). Reprints can be purchased at cost at the author's request and should be ordered when returning the proof.