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information from their papers that might lead a reviewer to discern their identities or affiliations.
Normally, the Editor will advise the author of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision of the paper
within 8 weeks. Important: Papers and the data therein must not have been published previously. Upon
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produced in part or as whole without written permission of the Society.
Stylebooks for the JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SCIENCE are the American Medical Association’s AMA
Manual of Style and the University of Chicago Press's A Manual of Style. Authors whose papers include
figures should follow the section below on figure preparation.
The responsibility for good grammar and correct sentence structure rests with the author.
Organization should be thoughtful and not necessarily chronological. Unfamiliar or rare terms should be
explained to make their meanings clear to all readers, especially those who are not well-versed in the
language of the publication. Avoid all colloquialisms, jargon, and unusual abbreviations, and be as clear
and brief as possible in the paper.
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or his designated colleague. The suggestions that follow are intended to reduce the number of revisions
and exchanges of correspondence needed prior to the publication of an article. Authors who follow these
instructions closely will see their articles reviewed and published in the shortest possible time.
1. General Format: Papers must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Office Word. Figures should
be supplied digitally as either a Word file, pdf, TIFF, jpeg, or similar format. The title page of the paper
should include a suggested short title and the title and date of the meeting where it was presented, if any
Papers must include line numbers to aid reviewers in the review process.
2. Synopsis: Each article should be preceded by a brief but informative synopsis of 100 to 200 words.
The synopsis should state the objective of the research, the experimental approach used, the principal
findings, and the major conclusions. Follow the form used by Chemical Abstracts in preparing the
3. Units of Measure: The SI (System International) metric units are preferred, following the trend in the
scientific community. Where English or cgs units must be used, they should be converted to SI and placed
following in parentheses. Abbreviations such as m/s, ml, rpm, and ug are used without periods. It is
requested that authors avoid all unusual notations, e.g., milligram per cent (mg %)or ppm are better
expressed as mg/100g or mg/kg.
4. Abbreviations: Any abbreviation that will not be immediately understood by a non-expert reader
should be defined in parentheses following its first appearance in the text. In most cases, both clipped
words and acronyms are unpunctuated. Chemical names and formulae should be unambiguously clear to
the editor. Some prefixes before names of organic compounds must be italicized, e.g., cis-, p-. tert-, etc.
Consult the list of commonly used abbreviations in the ACS Handbook.
5. Trade Names: A trade name must be followed by the sign "®," All common cosmetic ingredients
should be referred to by their GENERIC names, as indicated in the latest edition of International
Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook (PCPC’s), the United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.), and
the National Formulary (N.F.). Manufacturer's designation may be included in parentheses. If a material
is not listed, then the proprietary or trademarked name can be used, with the chemical composition and
name and address of the manufacturer given in parentheses or footnote.
6. Structural Formulae: Structural formulae should be used only if absolutely necessary and if the
chemical in question is not known to the reader. They should be numbered and referred to in the text by
Arabic numerals.
7. Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively, using Roman numerals. Appropriate captions
should also be included.
8. Figures: To publish the figures in your article with the highest quality, it is important to submit digital
art that conforms to the appropriate resolution, size, color mode, and file format. Doing so will help to
avoid delays in publication and maximize the quality of images.
Photographs will be published in color at no additional cost to the author.
Sizing and preparation: Submit figures at their final publication size do not scale figures.
All panels of a multipart figure should be provided in the same file. If symbols are not explained on the
face of the figure, only standard print characters may be used. Include figure titles in the legend and not
on the figure itself.
Labeling and Font Usage: Please use the same font for all figures in your paper, and use a standard font
such as Arial, Helvetica, Times, Symbol, Mathematical Pi, and European Pi. Do not use varying letter
type sizes within a single figure use the same size or similar sizes throughout. The preferred font size is 8
points the minimum font size is 6 points.
Resolution and Raster Images: Low-resolution images are one of the leading causes of art resubmission
and schedule delays. Submitted raster (i.e. pixel-based) images must meet the minimum resolution
Monochrome (1-bit) images (line-art): Common examples are graphs and charts made of solid
black and white, with no gray values. The suggested minimum resolution for this type of image is
1000 ppi at publication size.
Combination Halftones: Common examples are color or grayscale figures containing halftone and
line art elements. The suggested minimum resolution for this type of image is 600 ppi at
publication size.
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