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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The article is not plagiarism
  • All the authors are included in the list of coauthors of the manuscript
  • Took into account all the requirements of section "AUTHOR GUIDELINES"
  • The article is not plagiarism.
  • All the authors are included in the list of coauthors of the manuscript.
  • Took into account all the requirements of section "AUTHOR GUIDELINES"
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 14-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Basic conditions

The manuscript can be sent to the editorial office of the journal only if the following conditions are met:

  • the research was conducted with the highest standards of care and conscientiousness;
  • the manuscript is original and has not been published anywhere else, including by the authors of the manuscript;
  • the work has not been submitted anywhere else and is not reviewed with any other publication;
  • the work does not contain defamatory, defamatory or illegal statements;
  • allowed to use any third-party materials;
  • confirmation of consent has been obtained from all specified persons or organizations;
  • authorship was agreed prior to submission, and no one was “gifted” with authorship or refused to be credited as an author (ghostly authorship).

If your research is published and we find that any of these conditions have not been met, we may take action in accordance with COPE guidelines, which may result in one of the correction notices, or we may remove or revoke the article.


EUREKALife Sciences publishes 4 types of materials:
- review article,
- progress reports,
- full paper,
- research news: at the forefront of life science

Review article
The aim of this article - to give a general overview of a particular area of research, while making obligatory emphasis on that in which basic or applied fields of science can be used the given results.
Thereby the reader gets an opportunity to evaluate the most promising areas in a particular area in terms of impact on the development of the system ideas about life. Based on this, the reader should also understand the possible direction of development in related fields with the knowledge of a given subject area, described in a review article.
Manuscripts submitted to this section should contain no more than 20 000 words. The material should be divided into appropriate sections and contain 10-15 figures illustrating key moments of the review. References should include 100-300 titles. In addition, the material should be accompanied by a brief summary and 4-7 keywords.

Progress reports
The aim of these articles - the generation of new ideas, even too ambitious! This means that such articles should not be exhaustive, but must contain the new idea of the author only formed on the basis of a critical analysis of the latest achievements in the selected area.
The aim of these articles - a critical review of the latest advances in the chosen field of research. This does not mean that the articles should be comprehensive and include the final result; on the contrary - they should contain bold, perhaps even with imagination, ideas!
Manuscripts submitted to this section should contain no more than 10 000 words, divided into appropriate sections. References should include 50-100 titles. In addition, the material should be accompanied by a brief summary and 4-7 keywords.

Full paper
The aim of these articles - describe the results of research conducted by the author (group of authors) in the selected area. The main in articles of this type is to have the emphasis on field of application of their research, always emphasizing the importance of the subject for research in related fields of life sciences.
Manuscripts submitted to this section should contain no more than 4,500 words and should contain up to 10 images that illustrate the key moments of the study.
In addition, the material should be accompanied by a brief summary and a maximum of 5 keywords.
References should include 20-50 titles for last 10 years

Research news: at the forefront of life science
The aim of these articles - bring research results that are at the forefront of the life sciences, and in such manner, to the nonspecialist reader in a narrow domain was able to understand and appreciate the essence of this research and the importance of its results.
Manuscripts should not contain more than 4,500 words and should contain up to four figures. There should be also included a short summary and a maximum of five keywords.



1. Before submitting an article to the journal «EUREKA: Life Sciences», we recommend to do the following to speed up the editorial and publication of the article:
- Read the publication policy (publications ethics, conflicts of interest, cost of publication (link)
- Read the subjects and content of the journal «EUREKA: Life Sciences» and select the section according to the research area (link)
- Make analysis of publications on the your research area and make sure that your research is unique
- Learn the requirements of the journal to articles, execute your manuscript according to the requirements and verify its correctness with a checklist (link)
- Make sure in the quality of English in your manuscript. If you are not sure of the quality of the English, you can use the services of translator, editor, proofreader of our editorial staff (can request by e-mail

2. Identify the type of article:
- review article,
- progress reports,
- full paper,
- research news: at the forefront of life science

3. Package of documents

  • License agreement

The license agreement is necessarily signed by all authors. Scan of the license agreement must be sent by e-mail or

  • Cover Letter

Download the sample

4. Send the manuscript and cover letter for consideration to the editorial

- By e-mail ( or
- Using the on-line form for submission of articles on the website (link)
All stages of article publication (peer review, editing, layout editing, proofreading) will be followed by e-mails.

We strictly do not accept manuscripts from third parties, unless the third party is the organization (institution) in which the author/authors work.
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

  • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
  • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
  • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

Editorial office reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

Additional materials
It is necessary to provide a figure (if available), which reflects the results of the study as fully as possible, for placement in the journal archive. Maximum file size 5 MB, minimum resolution 300 dpi.
If you have a video of the experiment, please also send it for posting on the site.

5. Requirements for article

5.1. Requirements for the text
Font - Times New Roman
Font size -14
Margins - 20 mm
Interval - 1

5.2. Structure of the article
Please note that the article supplied to the editor should be strictly structured. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (Section 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2 and so on. (Abstract and acknowledgements are not numbered). Use this numbering also for internal cross-references. Each subsection must be given a short title. Each title should begin with a new line.

Title of the article should be short and informative, and fully reflects the essence of the research presented in the article, i.e. the names are often used in information retrieval systems. Avoid the use of acronyms, abbreviations and formulas in the title.

The abstract should summarize the aim of the study, the main results and key findings. Abstracts are often presented separately from the article, so it should give a complete picture of the research presented in the article. Therefore, avoid using in abstracts:
- References,
- Specific abbreviations and acronyms; if, however, it is necessary, they should be accompanied by an explanation at the first mention in the abstract

Keywords must be unique for this article. Use combinations for a more complete description of the study.

Authors info
Specify the full name of all authors, affiliation, address, place of work, contact information for each of the co-authors, ORCID.
The author's ORCID ID is required. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

Contact person
Full name and contact information of the author, who will be correspond with the editorial.

The section should include aim of the work and give «background» of research, avoiding detailed descriptions of the literature review and summary of the results.

Materials and Methods
Materials and methods should be presented in such detail that they can be reproduced. Methods that have been published should be given by reference. Only changes should be described

Experimental procedures
The experimental procedures should be presented in such detail that they can be reproduced

Results should be clear and concise

In this section, you must explore the significance of Results, not repeat them. You should combine the sections "Results" and "Discussion” in the same section. Avoid comprehensive citations and discussion of the references in this section.

This section should briefly give the main conclusions of the study. These sections can be divided into subsections.

Conflict of interest
It is necessary to indicate the absence or presence of a conflict of interest. If there is a conflict of interest, it must be specified.
When there is no conflict of interest, it is necessary to specify the phrase:
The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest in relation to this paper, as well as the published research results, including the financial aspects of conducting the research, obtaining and using its results, as well as any non-financial personal relationships.

Sources of funding must be indicated. If there is no funding, it is necessary to indicate:
The study was performed without financial support.

Data availability
Choose one of the options and indicate it in the text of the manuscript:

  • manuscript has associated data in a data repository
  • manuscript has data included as electronic supplementary material
  • data will be made available on reasonable request
  • data cannot be made available for reasons disclosed in the data availability statement
  • manuscript has no associated data

List here the people / organizations that have assisted during the study (for example, provide language assistance, help with the experiments, financial assistance, etc.).

All references must be made in accordance with APA
Examples (link)

It is strongly recommended to specify the DOI (link) for all work (if any).

Links to programs that will help make references

5.3. Citations in the text
Please make sure that all the links in the text present in the list of references (and vice versa).
Unpublished results and personal contacts are not recommended to indicate in the list of references, but they can be mentioned in the text.
Citation of references «inpress» imply that these articles have been accepted for publication.

5.4. Requirements for graphical abstract
A graphical abstract is an image that appears alongside the text abstract in the contents. This is a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings of the article.
A graphical abstract should allow readers to quickly gain an understanding of the take-home message of the paper and is intended to encourage browsing, promote interdisciplinary scholarship, and help readers identify more quickly which papers are most relevant to their research interests.
Authors must provide an image that clearly represents the work described in the paper. It could either be the superposition of several figures from the article or a figure that is specially designed for the purpose. Any postage stamps, currency from any country, or trademarked items should not be included in it. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file.

Requirements for graphical abstract:
- Image size: the minimum required size for the graphical abstract is 560 × 1100 pixels (height × width) with minimum resolution of 300 dpi. If you are submitting a larger image, please use the same ratio. Please note that your image will be scaled proportionally to fit in the available window.
- Font: please use font with a large enough font size as the image will be reduced in size for the table of contents to fit a window.
- File type: .jpg, .jpeg, .png.
- File size: no more than 5 Mb.

No additional text, outline or synopsis should be included. Any text or label must be part of the image file. Please do not use unnecessary white space or a heading “graphical abstract” within the image file.

5.5. Figures
All the figures, which are given in the article, should have captions that are brief and informative describing the essence of the figure. Captions should explain all symbols and abbreviations given in the figure.
Please note that the figures can be provided separately from the article on site of the journal.
All lettering on the figures should be easy to read and comply with the font size 14.
All figures must be accompanied by a reference in the text (for example, Fig. 1, etc.)

Format of figures:
- EPS (or PDF): vector graphics.
- TIFF (or JPEG): full-color or grayscale: always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
- TIFF (or JPG): bitmaps: always use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
- TIFF (or JPG): combined bitmap / halftone (color or grayscale): use at least 500 dpi.

- Do not use files with GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG; Resolution is low.
- Do not use figures that are disproportionately large for the article.
- Do not use images, which it is impossible to read the lettering.

5.6. Tables
Please give the table as the editable text, not as an image.
Ensure that the data presented in the tables don’t duplicate results described in the article. Please do not use vertical text.
All tables must be accompanied by a reference in the text (e.g. Table 1 and so on)

5.7. Mathematical formulas
Please give mathematical equations as editable text, not in the form of images.
Simple formulas are typed by the normal text, where possible, also use "/" instead of the horizontal line for small fractional expressions, for example, X / Y. Other formulas must be represented in the equation editor MathType (link).
All formulas given in the text must be numbered, for example

x=1+5                                                                           (1)

5.8. Abbreviations
Define all abbreviations and acronyms that are not standard in this subject area, at the first mention in the text. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

6. Supporting information
All supporting information (audio, video, statistics, and so on) should be sent in a separate file from the manuscript.
These materials will be located in the archive on the website of the journal on the article page.

7. Changes in the authorship of articles
After the manuscript is accepted, any change in authorship, including adding, deleting or changing the order of the authors is not allowed.


Agricultural and Biological Sciences

This section accepts manuscripts that describe the results of research on a wide range of biological and agricultural sciences. Original articles, review articles, reports are accepted for publication.

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

This section accepts manuscripts containing studies on the chemical composition of living cells and organisms, as well as manuscripts that study the mechanisms of heredity and variability in living nature. Studies on the studying mechanisms of storage, transmission and sale of genetic information, the structure and functions of complex macromolecular compounds that make up the cell. Original articles, review articles, reports are accepted for publication.

Environmental Science

This section accepts manuscripts in which environmental problems are studied and solutions in the field of ecology are sought. Original articles, review articles, reports are accepted for publication.

Immunology and Microbiology

This section accepts manuscripts in which the body's reactions to foreign structures are studied. Subjects of research described in manuscripts may relate to the mechanisms of the body's reactions to antigens, their manifestation, course and outcome in normal and pathological conditions. Topics may also include the development of research methods for these reactions and treatment. Manuscripts are also accepted containing descriptions of microscopic creatures, their biological characteristics, and relationships with other organisms that inhabit the Earth. Original articles, review articles, reports are accepted for publication.


This section accepts manuscripts on the occurrence of diseases of the central and peripheral parts of the nervous system, studies of the mechanisms of their development, symptoms and possible methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Original articles, review articles, reports are accepted for publication.

Food Science and Technology

This section accepts manuscripts that examine all aspects of the food science. Original articles, review articles, reports are accepted for publication.


This section accepts manuscripts devoted to the study of the interaction of living organisms with each other and with the environment. Original articles, review articles, reports are accepted for publication.

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