Abstract Page and Key Words
The abstract page includes the abstract and the list of key words and begins with indented subheading Abstract: Note that the colon is also italicized, like all colons in all JON subheadings. The abstract serves as the summary, written in past tense, one paragraph of no more than 1,300 spaces, and must be on a separate page, along with the key words. It should be self-explanatory and intelligible in itself and include the rationale for the study, objectives and topics covered, brief description of methods, results, and conclusions. Do not include authorities for Linnaean binomials or trinomials, footnotes, statistical probability levels, or literature references.
The list of key words begins with the indented subheading Key words: and includes those key words appearing in the title. Include words or short phrases that would be useful in index retrieval systems. Choose key words thoughtfully, as they are the sole basis of the JON annual subject index. List key words alphabetically. Most key words should be in the singular form. Include both the binomial and common name of nematodes and hosts, common names of pesticides, experimental techniques (e.g., electron microscopy, modeling, electrophoresis), specific subjects (e.g., soil temperature, suppression), and general subject areas.
One or more of these terms should be included in the key words list:
|cell biology||molecular biology|
|diagnosis||plant disease loss|