Upon manuscript acceptance, please upload your final files at http://submit.genetics.org as described below. Make sure you format these final manuscript files according to GENETICS guidelines, even if your initial submission was formatted for another journal. Until these files are received, your paper is not considered in production.
- Go to http://submit.genetics.org
- Click the Author Area link
- Click Accepted Manuscripts - Provide Source Files
- Upload the files as instructed by the system.
Provide the following:
Non-PDF manuscript file. Include references, tables, and figure legends in your Microsoft Word, LaTex, or TEX file. If TEX, upload the *.bbl, *.bib, *.bst and *.sty files as supplemental files. **Reminder: if your article contains terms that can be linked to either WormBase, SGD, or FlyBase, please use the current, proper nomenclature for that database and its objects. Otherwise, the terms may not be properly linked. Please remember to include a data availability statement at the end of your methods section.
PDF of the manuscript. Include figures and tables, but not supporting information. Upload the PDF as a supplemental file. This PDF is used for Early Online publication (usually within 3-4 days of acceptance), and also as a comparison file for your proofs. If you do not wish to publish your manuscript via Early Online, please notify the editorial office at email@example.com. You may customize the formatting on this PDF. For example, you could put figure legends on the same page as figures, embed the figures and legends into the text, and use a two-column format.
- Electronic source files for figures. Figure formats accepted include TIFFs, JPEGs, GIFs, EPS and source files in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint. R users (http://www.r-project.org) can generate eps files using a command like "postscript ("Figure.n.eps", paper="special", width=4, height=3, horizontal=FALSE)". Resolution specifications are listed at http://www.genetics.org/content/prep-manuscript#figures.
- Supplemental Material. Do not include these files in the manuscript; they must be uploaded separately in the Supplemental File area.
- Your Reagent Table (optional).
- Article summary. Please edit the brief summary of your article that you provided when you submitted your manuscript, with an eye toward a general audience. These summaries are used for GENETICS’ Highlights section. The more compelling your summary is, the more likely it is to be chosen by the editors for highlighting in the eTOC and journal website, GSA e-news, and a possible press release, providing your article increased visibility. The best summaries are those written for the non-specialist that explain to the reader in less than 100 words why your article is worth reading. Upload as a supplemental file.
- Signed copyright form from http://submit.genetics.org/submission/queues. Upload as a supplemental file or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cover Art (optional).
Authors are encouraged to submit original art related to either their article, a special issue, or other GENETICS-related topic. Figures may be uploaded along with the final source files, and may also be emailed to the editorial office.
1. small-sized image (for the evaluation)
2. high-resolution version - TIFF file 2513px wide by 3263px high (8.375 by 10.875 inches; resolution of 300ppi)
3. caption for the image.
This image can be related to your paper, or an interesting representation of scientific research or a genetic concept. Please avoid graphs and small type. The image should have no border and should go all the way to the very edge of the cover. Please note that the GENETICS logo will go across the top of the cover as shown on our current covers at http://genetics.org/.
GENETICS publishes articles online, as soon as possible after they have been accepted for publication. The manuscript PDFs published are the last-reviewed and accepted versions, and have not been formatted, copyedited, or approved by the Editor-in-Chief and the final proofs have not been reviewed by the authors. The early online version of an article will be freely accessible to all readers until the time of its publication in an issue of the journal and is deposited into PubMed. The early online articles appear as PDFs approximately eight to ten weeks before publication in an issue of GENETICS. Each article published in advance is citable, with the official publication date being the date of the article's first online posting. GENETICS articles are assigned digital object identifiers (DOIs), providing a permanent way to identify manuscripts published in the online environment. After an article is first published online, it continues through the publication process, including final copyediting, typesetting, proofreading, and author review. Companion articles slated may or may not be published simultaneously via early online. Once published in a final issue the article is deposited in PubMed and PubMed Central. Articles are embargoed in PMC for 12 months unless the author open access option is selected.
Corresponding authors will receive an email from the editorial office with the article's scheduled publication month. In addition, Dartmouth Journal Services notifies the authors approximately one week before proofs are emailed. When proofs are ready, the corresponding author will receive an email with access to the author information center, where they will find a PDF of page proofs and proofreading instructions. Each proof will show the date that the original manuscript was submitted and the date that the final version was accepted by the Editors. Please read the entire article, with extra attention to title page elements (names, addresses, etc.) equations and symbols. Proof corrections must be uploaded to the author information center within 48 hours of the send-date, or the article may be delayed to a later issue. All corrections must be sent together; additional corrections may result in extra charges and a delay in publication. Notes added in proof require editorial approval. Email a copy of your request to the GENETICS editorial office and the handling Associate Editor.
2017 page charges are $80 per page for corresponding authors who are members of the Genetics Society of America, and $100 per page for non-members. Charges are assessed via "pages" of the PDF file. Figure charges are $45 per figure (all figures); GENETICS does not charge for color figures. Supporting file charges are $295/article for up to five pages of SI and $500 per article for six or more pages of SI.
GENETICS offers an optional author choice open access option. Authors who are members of the Genetics Society of America can choose the open access option for an additional charge of $1,500, or if a non-member for $2,000. Read about additional benefits of joining the Genetics Society of America here. This author choice open access makes your article freely available to all readers (regardless of subscription) immediately after publication. Copyright remains with the Genetics Society of America as outlined in our copyright policy. If your Funder mandates that your research article be published under a Creative Commons License or if you desire another option, please contact us to choose a modified author choice open access option and arrange for the appropriate license to be used. Some authors have explained that they do not wish to grant others the right to modify and/or sell their content, so we do offer a choice for content to be made freely-available.
While no article will be refused because of an author's inability to pay page charges, authors citing grant support are assumed to have the resources to pay for publication charges. To request a waiver, please contact us. Authors are expected to pay all the extra costs of handling an article that are made necessary by author alterations-changes in galley proof not due to printer's error-or by changes made necessary because the printer could not interpret the author's intention owing to poorly prepared copy, incorrect file formatting, extra rounds of corrections, or inadequately organized tables. Such charges will not be waived. At time of proof, you will receive an e-mail from email@example.com that will invite you to view the estimated publication charges and give you the opportunity to order reprints. All charges will be billed on one invoice soon after the article has been prepared.
Reprints will be shipped (from Dartmouth Journal Services) to corresponding authors about four weeks after the issue has been published. At time of proof, you will receive an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org that will invite you to view the estimated publication charges and give you the opportunity to order reprints. All charges will be billed on one invoice soon after the article has been prepared.