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Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2005, pp. 421–425. Translated from Fiziologiya Rastenii, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2005, pp. 475–480.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by the Editorial Board.
Russian Journal of Plant Physiology
) is a bimonthly journal published by the Rus-
sian Academy of Sciences (RAS) simultaneously in
Russian and English. It was founded by the RAS and
the Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology of the
RAS (Moscow). Manuscripts may be submitted in Rus-
sian or English. An author’s translation of the manu-
script is permitted. Tables of contents and other useful
information, including these instructions for contribu-
tors, are available at the websites of the publisher
(http://www.maik.ru) and the Editorial Ofﬁce
Aims and scope.
This journal publishes the new
results of completed, original studies on any aspect of
plant physiology based also on approaches and meth-
ods of biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, molecular
biology, genetic engineering, and other related ﬁelds.
We also accept descriptions of original methods and
instruments opening novel possibilities for obtaining
and analyzing experimental results. Papers outlining
trends and hypotheses are accepted as well. Review
articles, chronicles of congresses and conferences, and
book reviews are published at the invitation of the Edi-
torial Board as a rule. For serial publication, no less
than two manuscripts should be submitted simulta-
neously. Brief communications are not accepted. How-
ever, in some cases, the editors may suggest that
authors shorten a manuscript to the size of a brief com-
munication (no more than 10 pages of text and 4 ﬁgures
and/or tables in all).
Papers on applied plant physiol-
ogy, particularly those on agronomical implementa-
tions, are not accepted.
Manuscript submission implies that the material has
not been published before and is not under consider-
ation for publication anywhere else.
should not exceed 30 printed pages, including refer-
ences, tables, and ﬁgure captions; it should contain no
more than 10 ﬁgures. The manuscript must be typed
(Times New Roman font, 12 pt, double-spacing
throughout) in a single column on one side of white
paper (A4, 210
297 mm) with left and top margins of
2.5 cm and a right margin of 1.5 cm and printed using
a high-quality printer. All pages, including references,
tables, and ﬁgure captions, should be numbered con-
secutively in the top right-hand corner.
Please arrange your manuscript as follows: title,
author(s), afﬁliation(s), abstract, INTRODUCTION,
MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS,
DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, REFER-
ENCES, TABLES, FIGURE CAPTIONS.
must be concise (no more than 10 words)
but informative. Capitalize the ﬁrst letters in all nouns,
pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate
conjunctions. Avoid nonstandard abbreviations.
Authors’ initials and surnames
should be written
with one space between the initials and between the ini-
tials and an author’s surname and with the conjunction
“and” before the last author. Author afﬁliations should
be marked with asterisks, including for the ﬁrst author.
On a separate page, provide the names of all authors
and their postal addresses and telephone and fax num-
bers, as well as e-mail addresses, and indicate the cor-
include the department, institu-
tion, and complete address of each author. Use asterisks
to match authors with afﬁliations. The fax number and
e-mail address of the corresponding author should be
indicated after his or her postal address.
All papers, including Brief communica-
tions, should be preceded by a concise (of no more than
250 words) but informative abstract, in which the plant
material (binomial, including authority) is given. The
abstract should explain to the general reader the major
contributions of the article. The abstract is typed as a
single paragraph. Citing and discussing literature are
(no more than 7 items) are listed begin-
ning with the Latin name(s) of the organism(s) studied
and arranged as follows: Lycopersicon esculentum -
transgenic tomato plant - ethylene.
are listed in alphabetical order and
arranged as follows: BA—benzyladenine; PSI—photo-
system I; WT—wild type.
Deﬁne nonstandard abbreviations when they are
ﬁrst mentioned in the text and abstract.
within the text (INTRODUCTION,
MATERIALS AND METHODS, etc.) should be placed
on separate lines and written in all capitals. First-level
subheadings should follow title capitalization (exam-
Cytokinin-Dependent Signal Transduction
) and be
placed on separate lines. Second-level subheadings
(i.e., headings run into a paragraph) should follow sen-
tence capitalization (example:
The introductory part of the
article should explain its objective and cite relevant arti-
cles published previously.
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