All new research in Molecular Omics is published in the Research Article format. Research Articles have no page limits, although most articles fall between 4 and 10 journal pages (approximately 10–25 pages of double-spaced text).
Research findings should be presented in an informative way, emphasising the importance and potential impact of the research. Authors should limit experimental procedures and data in the main text to a maximum two journal pages (approximately 5 double-spaced pages), with all additional experimental information and data placed in the electronic supplementary information (ESI).
Authors are particularly encouraged to prepare a title and abstract which concisely summarise the key findings of their research and their importance, avoiding the use of non-standard abbreviations, acronyms and symbols, as this will enable potential readers to quickly understand the significance of the research. Authors should also consider using recognisable, searchable terms, as around 70% of our readers come directly via search engines. The table of contents graphic should give the reader a clear indication of the topic of the study, for example by showing key compounds.
Authors are encouraged to use the article template, available from our Author templates & services page, for preparing their submissions. However, the use of the template for Research Article submissions is not essential.
Additional guidance on the layout and formatting of the article and supplementary information can be found on our Prepare your article page.
Molecular Omics reviews are a concise and critical appraisal of an important area in omics science or a related topic, typically 6–12 journal pages in length (approximately 15-30 pages of double-spaced text).
Reviews should focus on the key developments that have shaped the topic, rather than comprehensive reviews of the literature. Authors are encouraged to include their own perspective on developments, trends and future directions, particularly identifying areas where further developments are imminent or that are in urgent need of being addressed. Please note that Reviews should include balanced coverage of the field and not focus predominantly on the author’s own research. Reviews should not include new research results.
We welcome suggestions from authors for Reviews. If you are interested in writing a Review for the journal, please contact the editorial office.
Comments and Replies are a medium for the discussion and exchange of scientific opinions between authors and readers concerning material published in Molecular Omics.
For publication, a Comment should present an alternative analysis of and/or new insight into the previously published material. Any Reply should further the discussion presented in the original article and the Comment. Comments and Replies that contain any form of personal attack are not suitable for publication.
Comments that are acceptable for publication will be forwarded to the authors of the work being discussed, and these authors will be given the opportunity to submit a Reply. The Comment and Reply will both be subject to rigorous peer review in consultation with the journal’s Editorial Board where appropriate. The Comment and Reply will be published together.