Structure: Abbreviations

Abbreviations used in a paper should be defined in a footnote on the first page of the paper. They should be used only if essential due to frequent repetition or excessive length of the full name and should follow internationally agreed recommendations.

Refer to the following websites for common abbreviations and advice on nomenclature:

  1. The Federation of European Biochemical Societies:
    http://www.febsjournal.org/submit.asp?ref=1742-464X#nomenclature
  2. The Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology:
    http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iubmb/nomenclature

Enzymes: for clear identification, enzymes mentioned in the text may be listed followed by the Enzyme Commission (EC) number in parenthesis in a footnote on the first page.

Enzyme commission (EC) numbers are assigned to all enzymes by the The Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Generally, each enzyme has a unique number, but there are exceptions and restriction enzymes are one exceptional group.

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