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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

The Department of Biological Chemistry only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF).
    If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file.
  2. Write an abstract for your paper. The abstract should not exceed 200 words. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
  3. Submit both a hard copy of the paper and the paper on disc. Include your name, email address and IBM or Mac on your disk. Include the abstract; keywords; and references.

Overview of the Process

After your paper is accepted for publication, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please notify us with the citation of the new version. We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.

If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in "How to Submit"; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.