A. Abstracts must be written in English, Microsoft Word format on one page and the text body should not exceed 300 words. An additional page may be used for references.
B. Title: Use a concise title that indicates the content of the abstract. Refrain from using abbreviations.
Authors: Names and surnames for each author must be provided.
Affiliations: Each author should be listed by department, institute and country.
Text body: Should not exceed 300 words (References are not included in the word count limit). Abstracts will be reproduced exactly as submitted and will not be edited in any way.
Abstracts should be structured into sections using the following e.g.: Background / Materials and Methods / Results / Discussion / Conclusions.
SI units should be used throughout (litre and molar are permitted, however).
Abbreviations should be used as sparingly as possible and should be defined when first used.
Web links (URLs) should be provided in full, including both the title of the site and the URL, in the following format: Reactome [http://www.reactome.org].
No tables, figures or illustrations are allowed.
References: All references should be cited consecutively in the text, using numbers in square brackets. Only papers that have been published, or are in press, or are available through public e-print or preprint servers should be included in the reference list. Journal abbreviations should follow MEDLINE standards. References should be at the end of the abstract in BioMed Central style preceded by the relevant reference number.
An example of a reference for a journal article follows. The full reference style guide can be found at the journal’s website (https://molecularneurodegeneration.biomedcentral.com/submission-guidelines/preparing-your-manuscript ).