Halftones: Common examples are color or grayscale figures containing pictures only, with no text
or thin lines. The suggested minimum resolution for this type of image is 300 ppi at publication
Raster images should be supplied in TIF format. PDF and JPG are also acceptable.
Vector Images: Vector images are typically generated using drawing or illustration programs (e.g., Adobe
Illustrator) and are composed of mathematically defined geometric shapes—lines, objects, and fills.
Vector graphics are resolution independent and can be enlarged to any size without quality loss.
Vector images should be supplied in EPS format, with all fonts embedded or converted to outlines, and
graph lines at least 0.25 points thick. PDF is also acceptable.
Authors who do not comply with these guidelines will be asked to resubmit their figures in a print-
quality format, which may delay publication.
9. References: References should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text and should
be listed in numerical order at the end of the article under "References". Each reference should be cited in
the text using superscript arabic numerals, as outlined by AMA’s formatting guidelines.
The following is an example of a correctly prepared journal reference note all spacing and punctuation:
1) Gaul LE, Underwood GB. Relation of dew point and barometric pressure to chapping of
normal skin. J Investig Dermatol. 1952 19(1):9-19. doi:10.1038/jid.1952.61.
Book references are handled similarly and should include pertinent page numbers:
1) Rothman S. Physiology and Biochemistry of the Skin. University of Chicago Press
References to books containing contributions from authors appear as follows:
1) Gershon SD, Goldberg MA, Rieger MM. Permanent waving. In: Balsam MS, Sagarin E,
eds. Cosmetics, Science and Technology. 2nd ed vol 2. Wiley Interscience 1972:167-250.
10. Claims of Priority/Primacy: The JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SCIENCE does not allow claims of
priority or primacy therefore, terms such as “new”/“novel”/“first” should not be included in the title or
body of the paper.
Rejection of Papers Submitted: Papers not prepared in accordance with these directions or deemed to be
outside the scope of articles published in the JOURNAL will be rejected by the Editor.
After the paper has been reviewed by the editor and reviewers, the senior author will be sent any
comments that need to be addressed. If necessary, the senior author must submit a revised paper, as well as
a document referencing the line numbers that contain the changes and details regarding the changes, which
will be reviewed by the Editor prior to being approved for publication. If the revised paper is still not
acceptable, the Editor may reject for publication. Authors have 6 months from the date they received the
comments to submit a revised paper. If a revised paper is not received within that timeframe, the paper is
considered withdrawn.
Page Proofs: After an author's paper is accepted and before final publication, page proofs will be emailed
to the senior author for careful review and correction. Proofs should be verified against the paper and any
alterations annotated in the PDF. The Publication Committee does not accept this responsibility.
Alterations in an article after it has been typeset will be made at the author's expense, and the author will
be billed for such changes. Corrected page proofs must be returned within 10 days to the Journal office.
Offprints and Reprints: The senior author of each paper will automatically receive a PDF copy of the
final version of their manuscript on the issue’s publication date. The author will also receive 2 months
complimentary access to the Journal of Cosmetic Science recent issues online.
Charges: There are no per-page charges to publish in the Journal of Cosmetic Science. Any accepted
article, including accompanying tables, illustrations, or figures, may not be withdrawn. If the article,
including accompanying tables, illustrations, or figures, requires editing once in the proof stage, any
fees associated with the requested change shall be invoiced to and payable by the senior author prior to
the publication date.
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