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Journal of Food Protection

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
All parts of manuscripts must be typed fully double-spaced, at least 10-pt. type including references, tables, table captions, footnotes, and figure legends. Manuscripts must be in Word, WordPerfect or text formats. Page margins on all sides must be at least 1 in. (2.5 cm) wide. Lines on each page must be numbered to facilitate review of papers; but final revised manuscripts must NOT have line numbers. Number all pages, including tables and figures. JFP uses American conventions of spelling and punctuation.
Manuscripts are divided into sections, which must be arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Figure legends, Tables, and Figures. Except for the introduction, all of these sections have separate headings, which should appear in the manuscript worded exactly as above. Subheadings take the form of paragraph lead-ins. Paragraph lead-ins should be boldface, indented, and run in with the text, separated by a period. Third-order subheadings will not be accepted. JFP follows many of the recommendations for manuscript preparation in the ASM Style Manual, 2nd ed., 1991, published by the American Society for Microbiology. Authors will find useful guidance concerning scientific nomenclature, abbreviations, numbers and measurement, English, references, tables, and figures, as well as a helpful bibliography. For further reference, see Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual, 6th ed., Cambridge University Press, 1994; and The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., University of Chicago Press, 2003; and the bibliographies in these guides
ORGANIZATION OF RESEARCH PAPERS AND RESEARCH NOTES
Title page. Type double-spaced on a separate page. At the top provide a running head indicating the topic of the paper. Then list the full title of the paper; the names of all authors; and name and address of the institution(s) or organization(s) where the work was done. Do not use trade names in titles. When authors are affiliated with more than one department or unit within an institution or with more than one institution, superscript numbers are used to indicate each author’s address. Above the footnotes, supply three to five key words, indicating the principal topics of the paper, to be used for indexing. Footnotes are used to give the present addresses of authors who are no longer at the institution(s) where the work was done. A footnote asterisk (*) must be placed after the name of the author to whom correspondence about the paper and proofs are to be sent. The telephone, fax, and E-mail numbers of this author are placed in the footnote of the author for correspondence. No manuscript text appears on the title page. Statements regarding institutional practices are not allowed in any part of the manuscript. Statements disclaiming endorsement or approval of the views reflected in the manuscript should be in the Acknowledgment section.