Rules for authors

Journal of Asymmetry is a fully peer-reviewed journal committed to the publication of research results in Brain asymmetry and related fields. Such as: Asymmetry in relation to anatomy, genetics, biochemistry, general and evolutionary physiology, human movement science, health sciences and psychophysiology. Journal of Asymmetry accepts original articles and critical reviews in English or Russian original versions; a specific book review section is also included. Preparation of manuscript 1. Papers should be written in English and should be concisely written in a readily understandable style. 2. Standard nomenclature should be used throughout; unfamiliar or new terms and arbitrary abbreviations should be defined when first used. Article should not exceed a length of 20 pages. 3. Unnecessary abbreviations and ‘slang’ are to be avoided. 4. A title page which includes only the title, authors’ full names, complete addresses of academic or professional affiliations, fax and e-mail details; the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be addressed should be indicated by an asterisk. The title should be short, clear and concise and should indicate the major point of the paper. 5. An abstract of about 200 words for Full-length Papers and 50-70 words for Short Communications, The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand-alone. 6. Up to six keywords should be given for indexing. 7. Tables are to be uploaded, numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers. Each table should include a header. Do not use vertical bars. For every variable, the units of measurement should be clearly identified. 8. Figures of good quality should be submitted online as a separate file and numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers. Please use a lettering that remains clearly readable even after reduction to about 66%. For every figure, a legend should be provided. Structure of manuscript: 1. Introduction: This should be complete enough to give the reasons for undertaking the study and a summary of the experimental plan. Exhaustive reviews of the literature should be avoided. 2. Methods: These should be described in sufficient detail so that the work can be duplicated, or by reference to previous descriptions if they are readily available. Commonly used methods require only a citation of the original source unless they have been substantially modified. Statistical tests used for evaluation of data should be briefly explained. In case of experimental studies, animals used should be described, including information on breed, breeder, sex, age, weight and the maintenance conditions. Special chemicals and drugs with their source should be grouped under a separate sub-heading (‘Materials’ or ‘Drugs’). For drugs, generic names should be used: trade names may be given in parenthesis where the drug is first mentioned. In case of new drugs, a detailed chemical description (formula) should be given. The form of the drug used should be indicated. 3. Results: In this section the findings should be described clearly, concisely, and in logical order without discussion of their significance. Only in the case of Short Communications, the Results and Discussion section may be combined. Results should usually be presented in graphic or tabular form, rather than discursively. There should be no duplication in text, tables and figures. Experimental conclusions should be based on adequate numbers of observations with statistical analysis of variance and the significance of differences. The number of individual values represented by a mean should be indicated. 4. Discussion: This section should present conclusions to be drawn from the results accompanied by an assessment of their significance in relation to previous work. Speculative discussion is not discouraged, but the speculation should be based on the data presented and identified as such. In general, the discussion should be as concise as possible. 5. Acknowledgements: These may be included at the end of the Discussion section under a separate heading (but no number). 6. Information about authors: names, academic degree, organization, interest area, photos and any other information. 7. References: Citation of literature references in the text should be given at the appropriate places by author(s) name(s) followed by the year in chronological order (Strunk and White, 1975; Gurman and Kniskern, 1981). With more than two authors, name only the first followed by “et al.”(Paivio et al., 1975). When two or more papers by the same author(s) appear in one year, distinguish them by a, b, etc. after the date (Babb et al., 1984a,b). The author is responsible for accurate reference citation and the exact agreement between text and reference list. All references cited in the text should be listed at the end of the paper on a separate page (also double-spaced), arranged in alphabetical order of the first author’s names. Two or more references to the same author(s) should be in chronological order, according to the Harvard system. For references with three or more authors, which should be referred to as “et al.” in the text, all names should be given in the reference list and these references should be arranged chronologically. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. The form of literature reference should conform to the examples given below. Paivio, A., Jansen, B., Becker, L.J. Comparisons through the mind’s eye. Cognition 37, 1975, 635-647. Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B.,. The Elements of Style, 3rd Ed. Macmillan, 1979, New York. Gurman, A.S., Kniskern, D.P. (Eds.), Handbook of Family Therapy. Brunner/Maazel, New York, pp. 742-775. 8. If you want to cite the articles in our Journal, please bring in the following form: Smith I.V. Features …. / / Journal of Asymmetry, Volume 6, № 4, 2012, pp. 14-20. Together with the manuscript should be sent completed forms Agreement. Form a model contract for the transfer of rights can be downloaded from the site, click on this link. The user licenses define how readers and the general public can reuse the article and the specific license for each article is located in the footnote of the article. 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