Methods are essential in all omics domains, including proteomics and metabolomics. JPR has therefore created a biannual Special Issue that will highlight novel and/or significantly updated methods for proteomics, metabolomics and omics studies in general. For readers, this Methods Special Issue will be an easily identifiable source of methods that have been specifically reviewed for their applicability and ease of adoption. For authors, the Special Issue provides visibility and wider adoption of methods in the proteomics community through dissemination and documentation. In addition, the Special Issue will become a facile platform to publish significantly updated and improved methods that may have been already published.
The Methods Special Issue will be managed by JPR Associate Editor Josh Labear with guest editors Laurence Florens and Meng-Qiu Dong and will cover all subdisciplines within the scope of the Journal of Proteome Research.
Authors must present either a complete description of a relevant novel method (“Research Article” submission) or a substantial and meaningful update of a previously published method (“Technical Note” submission). The focus of the paper should be on the unique functionality of the method. It should be clear to any reader what questions the method addresses and how it is used.
Demonstration of at least one example of an important application of the method should be included in the paper. Data generated to illustrate a method should be supported by an appropriate number of replicates and statistical analyses. In addition, there should be sufficient detail about the method to allow easy replication.
Data associated with demonstrating the method must be submitted to an appropriate repository at the time of submission, along with full access information to the data provided in the manuscript (dataset identifier(s), username, and password).
Instructions for submission
Manuscripts must adhere to the guidelines available on the Journal of Proteome Research Information for Authors page and in Martens et al., J. Proteome Res. 2015, 14(5):2002-4; doi: 10.1021/pr501318d, and be submitted electronically through the ACS Paragon Plus portal.
In Paragon, specify manuscript type, and activate the special issue feature to designate the paper for Methods for Omics Research. In addition, include a statement in your cover letter that the paper is being submitted for the special issue. Provide names and contact information for at least four suggested reviewers who can meaningfully comment on the described method.
The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the 2020 Special Issue on Methods is August 7, 2019. Manuscripts will be screened for suitability for the Special Issue.
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