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
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