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Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: Klaus Eichmann

ISSN: 1420-682X (print version)
ISSN: 1420-9071 (electronic version)

Journal no. 18

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Instructions for Authors

Types of Papers 

The multidisciplinary journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS) publishes original articles, reviews, and multi-author reviews, covering topics of current interest in biological and biomedical research.
In particular, CMLS welcomes articles on biochemistry, cell biology, molecular genetics, molecular and cellular aspects of biomedicine, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology and physiology. Manuscripts should describe definitive results, reports of preliminary experiments are not acceptable.
In addition, CMLS welcomes comments on articles published in CMLS (see ‘Letters and Comments’ below).
  • Original articles should describe original experimental work according to the standard scientific format: Title page; abstract; keywords; abbreviations; introduction; materials and methods; results; discussion; references, figures and legends.
    CMLS does not have obligatory length restrictions. However, as a guideline, the length of a research article should not exceed 12 typeset pages, including figures, tables and references (a printed page contains approx. 1000 words or 40 references). Shorter manuscripts will be preferred when print issues are compiled.
  • Review Articles are usually solicited by a personal invitation to the author. However, unsolicited reviews are considered as well, and subjected to the same evaluation process.
    Reviews should be overviews of recent developments in research fields of general interest, with a fair representation of different aspects of the topic. The format, including introduction, headings, subheadings, and discussion, will vary depending on the subject. Reviews should not contain unpublished original results of the author.
    CMLS does not have obligatory length restrictions. However, as a guideline, the length of a review article should not exceed 20 typeset pages, including figures, tables and references (a printed page contains approx. 1000 words or 40 references). Shorter manuscripts will be preferred when print issues are compiled.
  • Letters and Comments
    In addition to manuscripts, letters or comments discussing an article published in the past 6 months in CMLS are welcome and may appear in print in one of the following issues.
    Each comment will be sent to the corresponding author of the discussed article together with an invitation to respond. The comment and the reply may be sent to an independent referee. However, the editor-in-chief will make the final decision whether the correspondence will be published. CMLS allows the original author a deadline of two weeks to reply. If no answer is received within this timeframe, the editor-in-chief will decide if the letter or comment will be published without response. Letters and comments may be edited and shortened for reasons of clarity and space.
    In order to avoid long disputes, only the original comment together with the author’s response will be published. Any additional comments or remarks should be sent to the authors directly and will not further be handled by CMLS.
    Letters and comments should not exceed 2-3 typed, double spaced pages with only a few essential references, if necessary. Figures should be avoided, unless there is a special need to clarify the written content. A separate page should include a short title, the writer’s name and affiliations, as well as the exact citation of the article commented on.
  • Special Sections
    The special sections “Visions and Reflections” and “Memories of a Senior Scientist” provide a forum for discussing expert opinions, considerations and suggestions by leading scientists who have made important contributions and whose advice may be inspiring and educational to the young scientific generation.
    Contributions in these sections must refer to a subject within the scope of CMLS (biochemistry, cell biology, molecular genetics, molecular and cellular aspects of biomedicine, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology and physiology).
  • “Visions and Reflections”
    This type of article provides a forum for expert opinions on recent developments in research fields of general interest, including the opportunity of informed speculation on present and future developments.
    “Visions and reflections” articles are usually solicited by a personal invitation. However, unsolicited manuscripts are considered as well. In that case the editorial staff will decide on the general suitability of the paper for CMLS. Manuscripts found unsuitable will be returned to the authors within less than a week. All manuscripts are subject to peer review by at least two external reviewers.
    CMLS does not have obligatory length restrictions. However, as a guideline, the length of a Visions/Reflections article should not exceed 8 typeset pages, including figures, tables and references (a printed page contains approx. 1000 words or 40 references). Shorter manuscripts will be preferred when print issues are compiled.
  • “Memories and Retrospectives”
    Formerly, this section contained mostly articles by elderly scientists who recalled their own career and achievements. More recently, the scope has shifted to reflections on outstanding scientific discoveries that the authors themselves had made or had been associated with in one way or another. While the latter type of article continues to be eligible in Memories and Retrospectives, the former is discontinued. Instead, CMLS invites articles dealing with the history of scientific notions (discoveries, theories, paradigms, etc.) that have contributed to or resulted in lasting scientific knowledge, in the laboratory or in practical reality.
    Contributions are usually invited by the editor-in-chief but unsolicited manuscripts may also be considered. In that case, the editorial staff will decide on the general suitability of the paper for CMLS. Manuscripts found unsuitable will be returned to the authors within less than a week. Final acceptance of all manuscripts in this section is subject to the discretion of the editor-in-chief.
    CMLS does not have obligatory length restrictions. However, as a guideline, the length of a Memories article should not exceed 8 typeset pages, including figures, tables and references (a printed page contains approx. 1000 words or 40 references). Shorter manuscripts will be preferred when print issues are compiled.

Editorial Procedure 

All manuscripts received are acknowledged immediately. All submitted manuscripts, including invited articles, are subjected to a two-tier evaluation process. In a first step the editorial staff decides on the general suitability of the paper for CMLS. Manuscripts found unsuitable will be returned to the authors within less than a week. All other manuscripts are subjected to peer review involving at least two external reviewers. Authors will be notified of the editorial decision based on the recommendations of the reviewers (in general within one month after submission).
Manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter, which should include a brief explanation of the importance of the subject and how it fits within the scope of CMLS.
Authors are requested to provide the names and full addresses (including e-mail address) of up to four potential referees, with whom they have not worked before. Persons to be excluded from refereeing may be named as well.

Guest Editors of Multi-Author Reviews 

  • One of the unique features of Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS) is the publication of ’multi-author reviews’ (MARs), a collection of usually 6-12 review articles. Together they comprehensively cover a defined scientific field of outstanding interest. The range of topics covered by MAR corresponds to the overall scope of CMLS (see above).
  • A MAR is organised by a Guest-Editor upon invitation by the editor-in-chief. Successful completion of a MAR is a long term endeavour and requires much energy and expertise of the guest-editor. Accepting the invitation to guest-edit a MAR means engaging in a long term commitment and responsibility.
The consecutive tasks of the guest editor entail:
• Establishing a preliminary list of potential authors and topics covering the different aspects of the field. Submitting the list to the editor-in-chief for approval. The list should be a fair representation of the subject, it should not be dominated by contributions of a single laboratory or a single school of thought.
• Invitation of authors following approval and submitting a final list of authors (including titles, affiliations, contact addresses, etc) who have agreed to contribute. Coordinating their contributions, including organization of contacts between authors to avoid overlap and streamline mutual complementarity. The editorial office will also contact the authors and send out instructions for authors.
• Writing an introduction. In addition, the guest-editor may contribute one of the reviews or an optional summary. Introduction and summary should be brief and concise.
• Critically reviewing and editing the collected manuscripts, including references and figures. Asking the authors for revisions, if necessary. Technical terms should be checked by the guest editor and should be as uniform as possible throughout all articles of the review.
• Prompting authors to adhere to deadlines.
• Submitting the completed MAR to the editorial office for final approval by the editor-in-chief.
The Publisher is responsible for proofreading and for language editing of manuscripts.
A deadline for submission is set between the guest-editor and editor-in-chief by mutual agreement. The guest editor should insist that the authors deliver their manuscripts to him at least 3 months before the anticipated submission date to allow sufficient time for reviewing, revisions and editing. Publication will be 2-3 months after complete submission of the MAR. The editorial office will try as much as possible to relieve the guest editor of routine administrative work.
The individual reviews of a MAR (no less than 5) should be prepared according to the instructions for ordinary reviews (see above), except that the recommended length should not exceed 16 typeset pages, including figures, figure legends, tables and references (a printed page contains approx. 1000 words or 40 references).

Review Articles as Part of a Multi-Author Review

The individual reviews of a MAR should be prepared according to the instructions for ordinary reviews, except that the recommended length should not exceed 16 typeset pages, including figures, figure legends, tables and references (a printed page contains approx. 1000 words or 40 references).
Authors will be invited by the guest-editor and will submit their articles to him. The guest-editor of the multi-author review takes care of the reviewing of the individual review articles, requests revisions if necessary, and decides about acceptance. As soon as the editorial office of CMLS receives the accepted reviews from the guest editor they will be acknowledged immediately.

Manuscript Submission 

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Permissions

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission

Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Important note:

all incoming manuscripts are routinely subjected to the iThenticate cross check for text similarities with published sources. Manuscripts with significant text similarities to published articles, including the authors own papers, are returned without review.

Title page 

Title Page

The title page should include:
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author
  • If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)

Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text 

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
Manuscripts with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTeX.

Headings

Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.

Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Footnotes

Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

References 

Citation

Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:
1. Negotiation research spans many disciplines [3].
2. This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman [5].
3. This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].

Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.
  • Journal article
    Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8
    Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:
    Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329
  • Article by DOI
    Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086
  • Book
    South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London
  • Book chapter
    Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257
  • Online document
    Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007
  • Dissertation
    Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California
Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see
If you are unsure, please use the full journal title.
For authors using EndNote, Springer provides an output style that supports the formatting of in-text citations and reference list.
Authors preparing their manuscript in LaTeX can use the bibtex file spbasic.bst which is included in Springer’s LaTeX macro package.

Tables 

  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

Artwork and Illustrations Guidelines 

Electronic Figure Submission

  • Supply all figures electronically.
  • Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork.
  • For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF format. MSOffice files are also acceptable.
  • Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
  • Name your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.

Line Art

Line BW
  • Definition: Black and white graphic with no shading.
  • Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size.
  • All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide.
  • Scanned line drawings and line drawings in bitmap format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi.
  • Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.

Halftone Art

Halftone gray color
  • Definition: Photographs, drawings, or paintings with fine shading, etc.
  • If any magnification is used in the photographs, indicate this by using scale bars within the figures themselves.
  • Halftones should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Combination Art

Combined
  • Definition: a combination of halftone and line art, e.g., halftones containing line drawing, extensive lettering, color diagrams, etc.
  • Combination artwork should have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.

Color Art

  • Color art is free of charge for online publication.
  • If black and white will be shown in the print version, make sure that the main information will still be visible. Many colors are not distinguishable from one another when converted to black and white. A simple way to check this is to make a xerographic copy to see if the necessary distinctions between the different colors are still apparent.
  • If the figures will be printed in black and white, do not refer to color in the captions.
  • Color illustrations should be submitted as RGB (8 bits per channel).

Figure Lettering

  • To add lettering, it is best to use Helvetica or Arial (sans serif fonts).
  • Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–12 pt).
  • Variance of type size within an illustration should be minimal, e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and 20-pt type for the axis label.
  • Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc.
  • Do not include titles or captions within your illustrations.

Figure Numbering

  • All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
  • If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures,
    "A1, A2, A3, etc." Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.

Figure Captions

  • Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
  • Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.
  • No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.
  • Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
  • Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

Figure Placement and Size

  • Figures should be submitted separately from the text, if possible.
  • When preparing your figures, size figures to fit in the column width.
  • For most journals the figures should be 39 mm, 84 mm, 129 mm, or 174 mm wide and not higher than 234 mm.
  • For books and book-sized journals, the figures should be 80 mm or 122 mm wide and not higher than 198 mm.

Permissions

If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that Springer will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other sources should be used.

Accessibility

In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your figures, please make sure that
  • All figures have descriptive captions (blind users could then use a text-to-speech software or a text-to-Braille hardware)
  • Patterns are used instead of or in addition to colors for conveying information (colorblind users would then be able to distinguish the visual elements)
  • Any figure lettering has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1

Electronic Supplementary Material 

Springer accepts electronic multimedia files (animations, movies, audio, etc.) and other supplementary files to be published online along with an article or a book chapter. This feature can add dimension to the author's article, as certain information cannot be printed or is more convenient in electronic form.
Before submitting research datasets as electronic supplementary material, authors should read the journal’s Research data policy. We encourage research data to be archived in data repositories wherever possible.

Submission

  • Supply all supplementary material in standard file formats.
  • Please include in each file the following information: article title, journal name, author names; affiliation and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • To accommodate user downloads, please keep in mind that larger-sized files may require very long download times and that some users may experience other problems during downloading.

Audio, Video, and Animations

  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 or 4:3
  • Maximum file size: 25 GB
  • Minimum video duration: 1 sec
  • Supported file formats: avi, wmv, mp4, mov, m2p, mp2, mpg, mpeg, flv, mxf, mts, m4v, 3gp

Text and Presentations

  • Submit your material in PDF format; .doc or .ppt files are not suitable for long-term viability.
  • A collection of figures may also be combined in a PDF file.

Spreadsheets

  • Spreadsheets should be submitted as .csv or .xlsx files (MS Excel).

Specialized Formats

  • Specialized format such as .pdb (chemical), .wrl (VRML), .nb (Mathematica notebook), and .tex can also be supplied.

Collecting Multiple Files

  • It is possible to collect multiple files in a .zip or .gz file.

Numbering

  • If supplying any supplementary material, the text must make specific mention of the material as a citation, similar to that of figures and tables.
  • Refer to the supplementary files as “Online Resource”, e.g., "... as shown in the animation (Online Resource 3)", “... additional data are given in Online Resource 4”.
  • Name the files consecutively, e.g. “ESM_3.mpg”, “ESM_4.pdf”.

Captions

  • For each supplementary material, please supply a concise caption describing the content of the file.

Processing of supplementary files

  • Electronic supplementary material will be published as received from the author without any conversion, editing, or reformatting.

Accessibility

In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your supplementary files, please make sure that
  • The manuscript contains a descriptive caption for each supplementary material
  • Video files do not contain anything that flashes more than three times per second (so that users prone to seizures caused by such effects are not put at risk)

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors 

This journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record. As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) the journal will follow the COPE guidelines on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct.
Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:
  • The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”)).
  • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (e.g. “salami-publishing”).
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (“plagiarism”). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted.
    Important note: the journal may use software to screen for plagiarism.
  • Consent to submit has been received explicitly from all co-authors, as well as from the responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out, before the work is submitted.
  • Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.
  • Authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, corresponding author, and order of authors at submission. Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.
  • Adding and/or deleting authors at revision stage may be justifiably warranted. A letter must accompany the revised manuscript to explain the role of the added and/or deleted author(s). Further documentation may be required to support your request.
  • Requests for addition or removal of authors as a result of authorship disputes after acceptance are honored after formal notification by the institute or independent body and/or when there is agreement between all authors.
  • Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc. Sensitive information in the form of confidential proprietary data is excluded.
If there is a suspicion of misconduct, the journal will carry out an investigation following the COPE guidelines. If, after investigation, the allegation seems to raise valid concerns, the accused author will be contacted and given an opportunity to address the issue. If misconduct has been established beyond reasonable doubt, this may result in the Editor-in-Chief’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:
  • If the article is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author.
  • If the article has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction, either an erratum will be placed with the article or in severe cases complete retraction of the article will occur. The reason must be given in the published erratum or retraction note. Please note that retraction means that the paper is maintained on the platform, watermarked "retracted" and explanation for the retraction is provided in a note linked to the watermarked article.
  • The author’s institution may be informed.

After Acceptance 

Upon acceptance of your article you will receive a link to the special Author Query Application at Springer’s web page where you can sign the Copyright Transfer Statement online and indicate whether you wish to order OpenChoice and offprints.
Once the Author Query Application has been completed, your article will be processed and you will receive the proofs.

Copyright transfer

Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

Offprints

Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author.

Color illustrations

Publication of color illustrations is free of charge.

Proof reading

The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor.
After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

Online First

The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

Open Choice 

In addition to the normal publication process (whereby an article is submitted to the journal and access to that article is granted to customers who have purchased a subscription), Springer provides an alternative publishing option: Springer Open Choice. A Springer Open Choice article receives all the benefits of a regular subscription-based article, but in addition is made available publicly through Springer’s online platform SpringerLink.

Copyright and license term – CC BY

Open Choice articles do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author. In opting for open access, the author(s) agree to publish the article under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Scientific style 

  • Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units).
  • Genus and species names should be in italics.
  • Generic names of drugs and pesticides are preferred; if trade names are used, the generic name should be given at first mention.

English Language Editing 

For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English you should consider:
  • Asking a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity.
  • Visiting the English language tutorial which covers the common mistakes when writing in English.
  • Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review. Two such services are provided by our affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts. Springer authors are entitled to a 10% discount on their first submission to either of these services, simply follow the links below.
Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication in this journal and does not imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.
If your manuscript is accepted it will be checked by our copyeditors for spelling and formal style before publication.

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