Submitting an article for publication on the Gazette is easy. Here’s how!
Registering an account
In order to publish articles on the WBG, you must register on the site. We will never publish your contact information.
The Worm Breeder’s Gazette uses a simple online form for submitting articles. This form has the following sections: Title, Authors, Corresponding Author and Email, Affiliations, Article Text, References, Categories, Tags, and Figures. You can start the submission process at any time and resume at a later date. If you wish, you can prepare your contribution from the submission interface itself or you can copy and paste into the various fields from an external application.
In keeping with the spirit of the original Worm Breeder’s Gazette, we restrict the length of abstracts to a total of 2000 words, including references and figure legends.
Each submission should have a title.
Each article can have up to 10 authors. See the inline documentation for information on how authors should be formatted. Each author may have multiple affiliations.
You must include a corresponding author as well as contact email. This email will be published alongside your article. We assume that the submitting author is also the corresponding author.
List affiliations in order that they occur in the author list, using the following format. Please do not include mail code or street address.
1. Department (optional), Institute or University, City, Country
The article text can be prepared in any common word processing program or in the submission interface itself. If preparing in an external application, simply copy and paste your abstract into the submission form. Note that some versions of Microsoft Word include substantial amounts of additional markup information when copying and pasting. You’ll need to remove this extra formatting for your article to be displayed correctly. Special formatting can be added from the submission interface using the WYSIWYG tools similar to Word. Certain DNA/RNA sequences, sequence alignments, and tables may not be formatted correctly when pasted directly into the article text. In this case, please submit your sequence or Table as a Figure.
Optional. Please select as many categories as appropriate to help other users find your article.
Include 3-5 keywords, separated by commas.
In-text references should be formatted as the following examples: (Chalfie et al., 1994) or (Fire et al., 1998; Sulston and Horvitz, 1977).
In the reference fields, please use this format:
Fire A, Xu S, Montgomery MK, Kostas SA, Driver SE, and Mello CC. (1998). Potent and specific genetic interference by double-stranded RNA in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature 19, 806-811.
Sulston JE and Horvitz HR. (1977). Post-embryonic cell lineages of the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Dev. Biol. 56, 110-156.
Additional examples for citing references can be found at wormbook.org/authorinfo.html and on the submission form.
List the PMID accession number in the appropriate field. This is required to link the references to PubMed.
If your article includes figures, prepare these in JPEG format at maximum resolution of 600dpi. Figure legends are optional. Movies should be in Quicktime format.
Tables can be inserted directly into the article text formatted in HTML (be sure to click the HTML button on the upper right of the ‘Upload/Insert’ field), or submitted as a figure in JPEG format.
Our site will automatically notify you that you have submitted an article. You may log back in to the site and edit your pending submission at any time. Once your article has been published you will need to contact the editors to make any editions.
Articles submitted to The Worm Breeder’s Gazette are not reviewed, but are read for appropriateness, completeness, and length. If there are any problems with your article, you will be contacted by the editors. All appropriate contributions are accepted and will appear in the Gazette shortly after final submission. We do not accept articles advertising commercial products.
If you have any questions regarding the submission form or your Worm Breeder’s Gazette contribution, please contact Todd Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org)