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Submitting a Manuscript to the RTP Journal

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology is primarily devoted to reports of significant developments, public opinion, scientific data, and ideas that bridge the gap between scientific information and the legal aspects of toxicological and pharmacological regulations. Papers dealing with regulatory decisions and the interpretation of scientific knowledge as influencing regulatory decisions will be included. The Editors are particularly interested in articles about international scientific developments and the legal and public health aspects of toxicological and pharmacological regulations.

Manuscripts should be submitted to:

Mr. David Vargas
Elsevier Science
525 B Street, Suite 1900
 San Diego, CA 92101-4495
  d.vargas@elsevier.com

Original papers only will be considered. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its submission for publication has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out; further, that any person cited as a source of personal communications has approved such citation. Written authorization may be required at the Editor's discretion. Articles and any other material published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology represent the opinions of the Editors or the Publisher.

Preparation of Manuscripts. Submit three complete copies of the manuscript, including the original, typewritten or word-processed (but not dot-matrix printed), double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides. Articles should be concise and in English. The popularity of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology makes it necessary to severely limit author's discussions and data presentations in their manuscripts. Because the scope of environmental toxicology and pharmacology is so great is not possible to devote many pages to a single issue.

Page 1 should contain the article title, authors(s) affiliation(s), a short form of the title (less than 55 characters including letters and spaces), and the name and complete mailing address of the author to whom correspondence should be sent.

Page 2 should contain a short abstract (150 to 200 words).

A conclusion section should appear at the end of each article.

Use generic names of chemicals whenever possible. Proprietary names and trademarks should appear only to identify the source of the chemicals and subsequently only the generic name should be used.

All abbreviations, other than those for standard units, should be defined in text or in a footnote. Abbreviations should be unpunctuated.

Tables and Figures. Tables and figures should be completely understandable even without reading the text. Every table should have a title directly above it. Every figure should have a legend. Figures and tables should be identified consecutively with Arabic numerals.

Graphs and charts should be professionally prepared and may be submitted as original ink drawings or as sharp black and white photographic reproductions. The size of the lettering on the figures and charts must be legible when reduced to one-half size.

Photographs. Photographs are desirable wherever necessary to substantiate and illuminate the text. Black-and-white photographs and photomicrographs may be submitted as glossy prints. do not clip or mark the photographs in any way; figure numbers should be indicated on the back of the figures with a soft pencil.

Illustrations in color can be accepted only if the authors defray the cost.

Footnotes. Avoid footnotes in text. Table footnotes may be placed directly beneath the tables.

Standards and References. Citations in the text consist of the author's name and the year of publication in parentheses. All abbreviations and chemical names should follow the style of chemical abstracts; journal names should follow the style of the latest Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index. A useful writing guide is the "Council of Biology Editors Style Manual" published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences. References should be listed alphabetically by name. Note the following styles to be used:

Lewinson, J., Mayr, W., and Wagner, H. (1994). Characterization and toxicological behavior of synthetic amorphous hydrophobic silica. Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 20, 37-57.

Roa, G .N., and Boorman, G. A. (1990). History of the Fischer 344 rat. In Pathology of the Fischer Rat (G. A. Boorman, S. L. Eustis, M. R. Elwell, C. A. Montgomery, Jr., and W. F. MacKenzie, Eds.) pp. 5-8. Academic Press, San Diego.

References in foreign languages should appear in the language of the original paper.

Comments. A brief two-printed page observations may be published under a "Comments" heading with the understanding that only one reply will be published in a rebuttal. A manuscript intended for publication in Comments, or a rebuttal, should be so designated when it is submitted to Academic Press for publication. The Editors will observe this in their reviews of manuscripts to avoid a continuing debate on a subject.

Proofs. Proofs will be sent to the author, with a reprint order form. Authors will be charged for excessive alterations.

Reprints. Fifty reprints of each article will be supplied free to the senior author. Additional reprints may be ordered using the form accompanying the proofs.

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