Cytometry Part A Instructions to Contributors
Online Submission and Peer Review
To submit your manuscript online to Cytometry Part A please:
1. Prepare your manuscript and illustrations in appropriate format,
according to the instructions given at http://mc.manuscriptcen-
tral.com/cyto under the ‘‘Instructions and Forms’’ button. Please
also be sure that your paper conforms to the scientific and style
instructions of the Journal, given below here.
2. Check on site, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cyto to see if we
already have you in the system by simply clicking on the ‘‘Check
for Existing Account’’ button, and following the simple instructions
given there. If you are not already in the system, create an account
for yourself by clicking on the ‘‘Create an Account’’ button.
3. BEFORE SUBMITTING, please be sure to study the appropriate
Instructions and Forms given at the site carefully, and then let the
system guide you through the submission process. Online help is
available to you at all times. You are also able to exit/re-enter the
process at any stage before finally ‘‘submitting’’ your work. All
submissions are kept strictly confidential. To monitor the progress
of your manuscript throughout the review process, just login
periodically and check your ‘‘Author Center.’’
4. Cover page: Authors are required to submit a brief statement
including the important contributions of the submitted paper
Please note: This journal does not accept Microsoft WORD 2007
documents at this time. Please use WORD’s ‘‘Save As’’ option to save
your document as an older (.doc) file type. If you have any questions,
do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-submission English language editing: Authors for whom English
is a second language may choose to have their manuscript
professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list
of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at
authors can also find a list of local English improvement services at
http://www.wiley.co.jp/journals/editcontribute.html. All services are paid
for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not
guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.
Organization of Manuscript
All articles should be double-spaced throughout, with each page
numbered consecutively. Begin each section, described below, on a new
Title Page: Must contain: a) complete title (be succinct and informative,
avoid subtitles); b) name and affiliations of each author (specific to the
department level); c) a running headline, not over 48 characters in
length, including spaces; d) complete contact information—the
corresponding author’s mailing address, phone number, fax number,
and E-mail address; e) credits for research support as a footnote to the
title; f) anyimportant miscellaneous information,e.g., that the research
is based on a conference presentation, also as a footnote to the title.
Abstract and Key terms: Authors are required to provide an abstract. The
abstract, which should not exceed 250 words, should describe the reason
for the study, how the study was performed, the most important results,
and what is concluded from the results. Below the abstract, provide three
to ten key words or short phrases for indexing. The subject under
investigation and technologies or methods employed must be included.
The Medical Subject Headings List from Index Medicus should be used
Introduction: state the aim of the work and the problem that stimulated
it. Briefly summarize relevant published investigations.
Materials and Methods: present in sufficient detail to permit the work
to be repeated by other investigators. Manuscripts that contain flow
cytometry data should comply with the MIFlowCyt standard and
should include the following:
Experiment overview; Flow sample and specimen description;
Instrument details; Data analysis details.
Detailed descriptions of each of the items listed above and an example
of compliance is given in the following publication: http://wileyonline
Results: give these concisely, avoiding redundant use of both tables
and figures to illustrate the same data set.
Discussion: limit to interpretation of results, with a minimum of
recapitulation of findings.
References: cited in text and listed at the end of the article, follow the
instructions for Literature Cited.
Figures, Tables, and their Legends: must be numbered consecu-
tively and cited sequentially in text; design these to be self-
explanatory without reference to the text.
General Rules and Style
Spelling: Cytometry Part A uses Webster’s New Collegiate
Dictionary as its standard for spelling.
Style: For information on style, abbreviations, nomenclature, and the
preparation of copy, authors are referred to the Council of Biology Editors
(CBE) Style Manual 6th edition, available from the Council of Biology
Editors, Inc., 11 South La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60603-1210. Abbrevia-
tions and acronyms are spelled out at their first use and abbreviated in
parentheses immediately thereafter. Authors may refer to Cytometry Part A
2007; volume 71A, issue 12 for a list of standard abbreviations. Authors
must supply any abbreviations not contained in the list of standard
Units: The units for all measurements must conform to the
International System of Units (SI). If a measurement is made in other
units, then the SI equivalent should be given in parentheses.
Products and Companies: If authors refer to specific products,
they must identify the company by citing, in parentheses, the
company’s name, city, and state or country.
Literature Cited: References may be made only to published works
and papers in press. Works in progress, unpublished experiments, and
personal communications are specifically excluded from the reference
list but may be acknowledged in parentheses in the text.
References should be cited in the text as numerals in parentheses
and listed numerically in Literature Cited. Abbreviations of journal names
must conform to those used in Index Medicus. Authors are responsible for
the accuracy of the references. The following formats must be used:
1. Elliott JT, Tona A, Plant AL. Comparison of reagents for shape
analysis of fixed cells by automated fluorescence microscopy. Cytometry
A 2003; 52A:90–100.
2. Peghini PE, Fehr J. Clinical Evaluation of an aerolysin-based
screening test for paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria. Cytometry B
Clin Cytom 2005; 67B:13-18.
1. Givan AL. Flow cytometry: first principles. New York: John Wiley
& Sons; 1993. 1223 p.
1. Gray JW, Cram LS. Flow karyotyping and chromosome sorting. In:
Melamed MR, Lindmo T, Mendelsohn ML, editors. Flow cytometry and
sorting. 2nd edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1990. p 503–529.
Supplementary Material: Authors are strongly encouraged to
provide supplementary material with their manuscript submissions.
This material will be made available for the reviewing process and will
become available to the readers on-line via the Cytometry Part A
website for free once the manuscript is accepted. The intention of
supplementary data is to give additional information to the reviewers
and the readers thereby improving the quality of the manuscript and
making it interesting to a broader audience. Supplementary material is,
among others, calibration and standardization procedures, gating
strategies for flow and image cytometry, original unmanipulated images,
movies, original data of tables, extensive methodology, detailed
mathematical procedures, working examples of developed software.
After Your Manuscript Is Accepted
The Publisher has specific requirements for submission of your final
accepted manuscript. The Editorial Office will forward a list of specific
requirements to you on notice of acceptance.
Revised February 2016