Place corresponding (contact) authors name, mailing address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address in upper left corner, single spaced (see exampleof a formatted title page). Double space everything else in the manuscript.
The next line is the title of the manuscript (in Title Case, centered, with no period at the end). The title should use strong key words and be brief, preferably not more than 100 characters, including spaces. Use scientific names for nematode species and do not include common names. For other organisms, use either scientific or common names. When scientific names are used in the title do not include the authorities. Do not append footnotes to the title.
The next line lists the authors, centered. Authors may spell out first names or use initials only. Author affiliations are indicated by numbered footnotes and should be numbered in order of appearance in the list of authors. If all authors have the same affiliation, it is not necessary to use footnotes. See example for correct punctuation and formatting.
Insert a line and place the text Received for publication below it, indented.
The next line lists footnote(s) with author institutional affiliations(s) and current address (if not the same). The titles of authors are optional (e.g., Graduate Assistant, Professor). Each address should begin on a new line, indented. Non-US addresses should indicate country.
The next line, indented, lists acknowledgments (if any), including support for the project, disclaimers and thanks to individuals.
The next line, indented, lists the email address of the corresponding author.
On the next line, indented, insert the phrase This paper was edited by.
The next line, indented, contains a condensed running head. After the words Running Head, followed by a colon, provide a condensed title, also followed by a colon. Then give the last name of the first author in italics; both last names for two authors, et al. for more than two. The title and author names are limited to no more than 60 spaces.