Arrangement of manuscripts

Cover Letter: A cover letter must be uploaded with your submission. This can be used to draw the Editor’s attention to particular aspects of the manuscript or related issues. Please state in your cover letter if this is the first contact you have had with Heredity regarding your submission; if your manuscript is a resubmission, please state the original manuscript number. We welcome suggestions for reviewers but ask that these are included in the ‘Manuscript Comment’ during submission. Requests to exclude referees should also be made via this route.
Title page: This should include the following, in sequence:
  1. A succinct title.
  2. Full names and addresses of all authors.
  3. Name of corresponding author (to whom proofs and all correspondence will be sent) together with their full address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
  4. A running title of no more than 50 characters.
  5. Word count for main text (excluding references, tables and figures).
Abstract: This should not exceed 250 words and should be provided on a separate page in the file, as well as on the online submission form. It is particularly important that the Abstract identifies the conceptual issue(s) addressed in the paper, as well as outlining the approach and the main findings