The journal publishes concise original research reports, authoritative reviews,
technical developments and commissioned book reviews of the effects produced by low temperatures on a wide variety of biophysical and biological processes, or studies involving low temperature techniques in the investigation of biological and ecological topics. The Journal will accept papers that reach a high standard of scientific endeavour as judged by international peer review.
Contributions are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board and referees, and normally published within eight weeks of
receiving an acceptable manuscript. There are no page charges and we offer a free PDF file to authors. Circulation is world-wide and the journal is abstracted by all major services. SCI Impact Factor
(2010) of 1.12.
- Papers will be edited directly from authors' electronic submissions, which therefore must conform to a standardised house-style, be accurate,
clear and well laid out. For speed of publication, no proofs are printed, and final responsibility for accuracy rests with author(s) who may be contacted by the editor for clarification during
- Authors have access to a downloadable template guide for authors which must be used for submission of
- Contributions must be concise and no longer than 12 pages. Because of pressure on space a maximum of 12 pages including
figures, tables and references is allowed. Manuscripts longer than 12 pages will be returned to the author for shortening unless prior agreement has been reached with the editor.
- Electronic submission is essential, using the downloadable template. Manuscripts should be singlespaced with the text in Times (New) Roman 12 point font. Manuscripts which do not conform to this specification may
be returned for resetting. (In the event of difficulty in conforming to the specification, contact the editorial office for help). All Final Printing will normally be in Black and White
. Images can only be accepted for Colour Printing by prior arrangement to pay the costs of printing (Euros 300 per page). Images should only be submitted in colour
if the authors state that they agree to pay for the colour images in the Letter of Submission. This decision must be taken by the authors before
submitting the manuscript for assessment to ensure consistency in the refereeing procedure.
- Author Open Access. Authors may choose to select Open Access option at the time of manuscript submission. A modest fee is charged to cover administrative costs. You will be asked to confirm that you will pay the open access fee
(£500 Sterling) when invoiced. You will need to choose the 'Open Access' option when you first submit your paper to the Editorial Office.
The article will be made available by Ingenta Open Access on receipt of the fee.
- The title page should have:
- The TITLE (in 14-point font) in BOLD CAPITALS CENTRED on the page with a 50 mm top margin
- This should be followed by the Author(s)' names (regular font) separated from the title by a single line space, centred and indicating by
an asterisk* the author to whom correspondence should be addressed. The last author name should be preceded by 'and'. To assist information retrieval, titles should be specific and informative
- The full correspondence address(es) should left-adjusted
and separated by a single line space from the author names. Additionally, an email contact address must be given. Superscripted numeral should be used to indicate which addresses are associate with which authors
- An Abstract
of no more than 150 words, with bold, initial capital centred heading. The abstract should be specific and informative to assist retrieval
- Up to six Keywords: (heading left adjusted) continuing the line.
- The text should normally be divided into conventional Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and References. These headings
should be BOLD, CAPITAL and CENTRED. Any Acknowledgements: (heading left adjusted) should appear after the text (before the References) continuing the line.
- The text should be fully justified and continuous with no spaces between paragraphs, the first line of which should be indented approximately
four spaces. Subheadings should be in lower case italic with initial capital. Sub-subheadings should be in regular scipt underlined with initial capital and conclude with colon or full stop; text
should then continue the line. If you use a font other than Times Roman or Arial to prepare the document, please ensure that all characters are properly converted to Times Roman or Arial before
submitting the document to the editorial office. Please use the correct characters for degree Celsius (ºC) not the superscripted o. Statistical symbols should be italicised according to this
example (P, F, t ,χ).
- Tables should be included in the text. All tables
(titles, footnotes, table entries) should be clearly distinguished from the main text by changing to a sans-serif font such as Arial 11-point
(this is an example to allow 10% reduction by the printer without loss of legibility, and separated by at least one line from the text above and below. Do not include vertical lines, and keep horizontal lines to the minimum to distinguish the column headings.
- Figures, graphs, structural formulae etc., should be prepared by computer using a common spreadsheet or graphics package such as Microsoft
Excel. Remove all horizontal scale lines from graphs and do not
box in either the axes or the whole figure. Line drawings should be sufficiently bold to remain clear after 10% reduction. Figure legends (axis labels, keys) should be clearly distinguished from the main text by changing to a sans-serif font such as Arial 11-point allowing 10% reduction by the printer without loss of legibility. In general unless there is reason to choose 'standard deviation' for error bars standard error of the mean (abbreviated SEM) is preferred. Figure legend should carry enough information to be understood without detailed reference to the text. Numbers of replicates for calculation of the statistical significance should be given. Figures should be included directly in the text.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK THE APPEARANCE OF THE FONTS USED AFTER IMPORTING THE FIGURE INTO THE FILE TO ENSURE THEY ARE OF SUFFICIENT SIZE STILL TO BE LEGIBLE AFTER A 10% REDUCTION.
If you use a font other than Times Roman or Arial to prepare the document, please ensure that all characters are properly converted to Times Roman or Arial before submitting the document to the
- Photographs should be submitted electronically embedded in the text Authors should bear in mind that the page size before reduction is 160 x
250mm and the photograph should fit within that area allowing space for legend. If at all possible, photographs should be grouped together, bearing in mind the maximum possible size. Good contrast is
imperative. Labelling should be black or white according to maximum contrast in Arial 11-point font, or similar. For micrographs, a scale bar
indicating magnification should be shown on the photographic print.
Units: SI units are preferred. Consistency is essential.
- References should be referred to in the text by number in parenthesis (5, 21) and should be arranged after the text in alphabetical order and
numbered 1...n in the form indicated by the following examples (all authors should be listed):
The Journal maintains its high standard by means of expert refereeing by an international panel. After review, if considered worthy of
publication the manuscript will normally be returned for revision as recommended by the referee(s).
Revised manuscripts must be marked up to show revisions as requested by the Editorial Office. CryoLetters is a rapid publication journal and
the responsibility for the appearance of the final revised article rests with the Authors.
- Reed BM (2001) Cryoletters 22, 97-104.
- Thurston LM, Watson PF & Holt WV (2003) Theriogenology 60, 101-113.
- Withers LA & Engelmann F (1997) in Agricultural Biotechnology, (ed) A Altman, Marcel Dekker Inc, New York, pp 57-88.
- All experimental work involving animals should conform to European Convention on the use of Experimental Animals (website) and the Directive (PDF) that seeks to implement it. Where appropriate, authors should
state that animal experiments were conducted in accordance with a named National Policy or Licensing Authority and were approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee. Experimental methods should
include details of anaesthetic (generic name, dose, route of administration) and surgical procedures. Chilling alone is not an acceptable method for rendering vertebrates insentient; an
anaesthetic agent must be used. Work on isolated tissues, including primary cell cultures, must state from where and how the materials were derived.
- All work involving humans or human tissues or cells must contain in the text a statement that approval for the study has been obtained
from the appropriate National or Institutional Ethics Committee and conforms to the standards set by the Declaration of Helsinki (last modified in 2004), and that material was obtained only with Informed Consent in writing for each individual in the study.
- The editors reserve the right to refuse publication of any work which does not conform to these essential ethical standards.
Submission of Manuscripts
Electronic submission is essential to the Editorial Office or the appropriate Regional Associate Editor, together with a completed copy
of the Declaration and Copyright Transfer form (Microsoft Word document).
- Professor Barry Fuller, Royal Free & UCL Medical School, Department of Surgery, London NW3 2QG. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof T Zhang, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK
- Prof H.W. Pritchard, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Wakehurst Place, West Sussex, UK
- Prof F Engelman, IRD, Montpelier, France
- Dr Wendell Sun, New Jersey, USA
A free .pdf file will be sent to the author marked by an asterisk*. Additional printed reprints can be purchased by
completion of the order form enclosed with the manuscript acceptance notice. Requests for reprints cannot be accepted after publication of the article.