International Journal of Genetics and Gene Therapy - IJGGT - Review Articles, Original Articles, Short Communication, Case Series, Case Reports, Letter to Editors

Pre-Submission Manuscript Checklist - IJGGT


Manuscript pre-submission checklist

Before submitting the manuscript please check the following to make sure that the manuscript is properly formatted and all files are being submitted.

Files to submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Title Page and Manuscript Text File (only text, no images/figures/photos included)
  • Images/figures

Please submit each document or image as a separate file. Do not include images in the text file.

Checklist for file preparation


Include the following in the Cover Letter:

  • Type of manuscript
  • Manuscript title
  • Author statements (Please see instructions to authors)
  • Signed by corresponding author (sign the form in ink and scan as image or pdf)
  • Name of all authors
  • Highest academic degrees
  • Author affiliations
  • Email ID's of all authors
  • Corresponding author's contact details including address, phone number, email, fax number


  • Provide SINGLE DOCUMENT which includes the Title Page and Manuscript Text. Do not include illustrations in this file
  • Includes, in order: Title page, Abstract, Text body, References, Tables and Figure legends
  • Manuscript should be double-spaced throughout.
  • There should be a 2.5 cm margin on all four sides
  • Pages numbered consecutively, starting from the title page

1. Title Page (1st page)

  • Category of manuscript
  • Title of manuscript
  • Headings in title case (not all CAPITALS)
  • First name and surname of all authors
  • Highest Academic degrees
  • Affiliations of all authors (department, institution, city, state, country)
  • Name of corresponding author with contact address, contact phone number, email and fax number
  • Short running title (less than 40 characters)
  • Name of guarantor of submission (if other than the corresponding author) with contact address, contact phone number, email and fax number

2. Abstract page

  • Start on a separate page
  • 250-word or less
  • Include full title of the manuscript followed by abstract text
  • Structure the abstract as given below:
  • Review Article Unstructured abstract
  • Original Articles - Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion
  • Short Reports - Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion
  • Rapid Communication - Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion
  • Case Series - Introduction, Case Series, Conclusion
  • Case Reports - Introduction, Case Report, Conclusion
  • Clinical Images - Abstract not required
  • Letters to the Editors - Abstract not required
  • Three to five key words

3. Manuscript body text

  • Manuscript written uniformly in American English or British English
  • Full term for each abbreviation mentioned at its first use
  • Numerals from 1 to 10 spelt out
  • Numerals at the beginning of the sentence spelt out
  • Check the manuscript for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • If a brand name is cited, supply the manufacturer's name and address (city and state/country)

4. References

  • References mentioned in text in order of appearance
  • Reference number given after author name or if no author name then before the closing punctuation mark
  • References in square brackets (not as superscripts)
  • References listed in 'References' section, in order of appearance in the text
  • References formatted according to instructions to authors

5. Tables

  • Tables numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals
  • Table number mentioned in the text in consecutive order, in parenthesis before the closing punctuation mark
  • No repetition of data in text, tables and graphs
  • Write the full term for each abbreviation used in the table as a footnote

6. Figure Legends

  • Figures mentioned in the text in consecutive order, in parenthesis before the closing punctuation mark
  • Figure legends typed on a separate page after references


  • Patient's privacy maintained in figures
  • At least 300 pixels per inch (ppi) for color or halftone figures and 1200 ppi if line art
  • File formats for figures: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF and PowerPoint


  • Carefully read the peer reviewer's comments
  • Respond to reviewer's comments, point by point at the beginning of the manuscript file
  • Revise the manuscript file according to peer reviewer's comments
  • Highlight any changes made in the manuscript by underlining the text or by using text of different color
  • Submit online using the 'Submit Revision' page of the website
  • Submit by email to: Submit revision files as email attchments


  • Respond to Editorial comments, if any
  • Return corrected page proofs in the template sent, within 72 hours
  • Submit - Author Agreement Form, Patient's consent to publish identifying information (if identifying information revealed in the manuscript) and signed permission to reproduce published material (if required)
  • Make the payment of Article Publication Charges, as soon as the payment information is sent to you
  • A payment invoice will be sent to you. Keep it in a safe place for your records
  • Submit revisions and copyright forms online using the 'Submit Revision' and 'Submit All Forms' page of this website
  • Submit by email to: Submit copyright forms as email attachments

Keep in contact with the Editorial team. Respond to queries from Editorial Office, as soon as you can
If you are unsure of anything send us a message using the "Contact Us" page of the website. We will respond to you at the earliest.

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