All the manuscripts for publication in MSL should be prepared in English. Authors are strongly recommended to use the manuscript template provided from the MSL website. Manuscripts must 1-inch prepared with Microsoft Word 2003 or a later version and be double-spaced in a Letter format (8.5 inch x 11 inch) with 1 inch page margins (left, right, top, and bottom). The font size should be 12 unless other sizes are provided. Note that the letters should not exceed four printed pages, which corresponds approximately 2500 words plus three figures. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Authors will be asked to transmit manuscript files for review and publication.
1) Manuscript type
The type of a manuscript should be specified in the cover letter.
The title should be concise and informative. Authors are strongly recommended to limit the title to 250 letters including space, and to avoid abbreviations and formulae wherever possible. A short running title consisting of less than 70 letters including space should be provided by authors.
List full names of all authors (given names first and surnames last) followed by the authors' affiliations and addresses where the actual work was carried out. Superscript numbers are labeled after the authors' names and in front of the appropriate affiliations. Specify current addresses, if necessary, as footnotes. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation including the country name. Corresponding author(s) should be indicated with asterisk symbols. The email address(es) of corresponding author(s) are additionally required in the manuscript.
The abstract should not exceed 250 words. It should be a single paragraph which summarizes the content of the article.
The introduction should state the purpose and the backgrounds of the work. It may include appropriate citations of previous works with brief summaries. Do not include or summarize current findings in this section.
6) Experimental section
Authors should provide details on experimental procedures including the model names, the manufactures of instruments, and reagents, so that the works are reproducible elsewhere by readers.
7) Results and discussion
Authors should provide the results of the work with clear and concise manners. Authors should discuss the significance of observations, measurements, or computations.
A brief summary should be provided in conlusions.
Provide a list of financial supports and individuals whomto be acknowledged.
Literatures to be cited should be numbered by order of appearance in the manuscript. The corresponding texts should be indicated with superscripted Arabic numbers (e.g., 1). The reference format must follow the examplesprovided below. Unpublished results are not allowed in the reference list with an exception of the literatures accepted for publication as "in press".
Hong, E. S.; Yoon, H.-J.; Kim, B.; Yim, Y.-H.; So, H.-Y.;Shin, S. K. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom.2010, 21, 1245.
< Books >
Bunker, P. R.; Jensen, P. Molecular Symmetry and Spectroscopy, 2nd ed.. NRC Research Press: Ottawa, 1998. Zare, R. N. Angular Momentum, Wiley: New York, 1998.
< Software >
Werner, H. J.; Knowles, P. J.; Lindh, R.; Manby, F. R.; Schutz, M. MOLPRO, version 2006. 1., A package of ab initio Programs; See http://www.molpro.net.
< Proceedings >
Bensaude-Vincent, B. The New Identity of Chemistry as Biomimetic and Nanoscience; 6th International Conferenceon the History of Chemistry, Leuven (Belgium), 28 August-1 September 2007, p 53.
11) Equations and math formulae
Equations and math formulae should be prepared by Microsoft Equation 3.0 (or a later version). All the equationsand math formulae should be numbered by order of appearance in the manuscript with Arabic numbers.
Tables should be numbered by order of appearance in the manuscript with Arabic numbers. Each table should have a brief title. Footnotes may be placed, if necessary, to supplement the tables. Avoid vertical rules. The size of table should fit the MSL's page (16.5 cm x 22.5 cm).
Figures should be numbered by order of appearance in the manuscript with Arabic numbers. Each figure should have a brief title followed by a brief description, which consists of one or two sentences. Sub-numbering is possible with lowercase alphabets (e.g., a, b, etc.), if necessary. The resolution of a figure should be better than 600 dpi. JPEG (jpg, Joint Photographic Expert Group) format is recommended.