Publication Charges
Format for Publication

Instructions for Authors

New Approaches combating Cancer & Aging (NACA) welcomes submissions of all types of papers related to detection, intervention, and prevention of cancer and aging with new concept, methods, and regimens. High quality review and method papers are particularly welcomed and they will be processed in high priority

The Journal does not set specific length limit on research papers and reviews; however, authors are urged to be concise. Short research communication is limited to be under 2500 words. Authors can choose any preferred style and format for submission. For regular research papers, the Journal recommends that they are organized as Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussions, followed by Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, and References.


For each new submission, the manuscript will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chiefs or the manuscript Processing Editor. Manuscripts with insufficient data, insignificant applications, or out of the scope of NACA will be rejected within 1-3 days. Manuscripts passed through the initial inspection process will be sent to author-suggested and/or NACA-selected reviewers. A decision will be made after consideration of reviewers’ comments and recommendations within 2 weeks of initial submission. For major revision, the authors are encouraged to send the revision back within 3-5 months.
For rejected manuscripts, the authors may request the publication of their paper(s) with reviewers’ comments for debate. To submit a revision please sign in here and use the submit button at the right side of page. Manuscriptswith significant results are typically reviewed and published at the highest priority.

Publication Charges

NACA will charge a small amount (one of the lowest rates globally) of publication fees to cover website maintenance, manuscript processing, publishing, submission to PubMed, and other related expenses. The charges for review and mini-review, medical methods, and announcement of medical training, education, and exchange programs are $______.
The charges for all other types of articles are $______.
The authors, however, may request the editor-in-chiefs to waive the charges in special cases, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Payment can be made by credit card, bank transfer, money order or check. Instruction for payment is sent during publication process and is also available in the manuscript login page as soon as manuscript is accepted. Publication fee is required to cover the cost of publication, and should be paid before copyediting a nd publication.

Format for Publication

Upon acceptance of the manuscript, please provide a final version (in Microsoft Word file) for copyediting purpose. Note that the final manuscript must be provided in Microsoft Word, and we cannot accept Latex and Tex files.

Please include figures at the end of manuscript Word file, or provide a high quality PDF containing all figures. Make sure images are of highest resolution, and any letters inside are clear and legible. If the figures or tables are created using PowerPoint, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel etc, please also provide the original files from those programs.

A. Cover letter

1-2 page cover letter summarizing:
[1]. Purpose(s),
[2]. Method(s),
[3]. Finding(s),
[4]. Conclusion(s),
[5]. Statement that the work has not been submitted and under consideration for publication elsewhere, and
[6]. Corresponding author’s contact information

B. Manuscript preparation:

a. Title page:

Providing the following information in a sequential order:

[1]. Title of fewer than 50 words,
[2]. Authors’ full name and affiliations,
[3]. Contact information of the corresponding author, and
[4]. Disclosure of funding sources.

b. The Abstract:

NACA requires the authors to provide an abstract fewer than 500 words for PUBMED indexing. NACA also requires 5-7 keywords directly relevant to the manuscript to be listed at the end of the abstract for classification.

c. The text:

NACA does not set specific length limit on any article type, but encourages the authors to be concise and limit each article to less than 7,500 words. NACA recommends research related articles to be organized as:

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Introduction,
  • Materials and Methods,
  • Results,
  • Discussion,
  • Conclusion &npbs;Followed by:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conflict of Interest
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Figure legend.
  • Appendix

NACA does not set specific word length limit per section.
NACA encourages the authors to choose their preferred style for non-research related articles

d. The format:

NACA recommends the following format for all types of submissions:

[1]. Citation of Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures should be numbered and cited in the text sequentially as “Table” or “Figure” plus the number. Parts of a given figure can be labeled as a, b, c, d ...

[2]. Math Formulas and Symbols

Mathematical formulas should be constructed using superscript, subscript, italic, and symbols in Microsoft Word.

[3]. References

References should be numbered consecutively and cited in the manuscript text by number (not author and date). References should not be formatted as footnotes. Avoid putting personal communications, unpublished observations, conference abstracts or conference papers as references. A reference style for EndNote may be found here.

  • Journal Paper
    Please use the PubMed format. The sequence is as: [Author surname] [Author initials], [Other author surnames & initials]. [Article title]. [Journal name abbreviation]. [Year]; [Volume]: [First page number]-[Last page number].
    • Journal paper must have journal name (or journal abbreviation), year, volume and page numbers. Please make sure that the year of publication is not missing.
    • Please use ":" to separate volume and first page number.
    • It is not necessary to highlight or italicize the title, journal name, or any part of references. Omit any "." in the journal abbreviations.
    • 1. Eknoyan G, Beck GJ, Cheung AK, et al. Effect of dialysis dose and membrane flux in maintenance hemodialysis. N Engl J Med. 2002; 347: 2010-9.
    • Supplement example:
      2. Volk HD, Reinke P, Krausch D, et al. Monocyte deactivation-rationale for a new therapeutic strategy in sepsis. Intensive Care Med. 1996; 22 (Suppl 4):S474-S481.
    • No author given example:
      3. [No authors listed]. Medicare program; criteria for Medicare coverage of adult liver transplants-HCFA. Final notice. Fed Regist. 1991; 56(71):15006-15018.
    • In press example:
      4. Cheung TMT, et al. Effectiveness of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in the treatment of acute respiratory failure in severe acute respiratory syndrome. Chest; in press.
    • Epub ahead of print example:
      5. Li W, Chen Y, Cameron DJ, et al. Elovl4 haploinsufficiency does not induce early onset retinal degeneration in mice. Vision Res 2007; [Epub ahead of print].
  • Book
    1. Kiloh LG, Smith JS, Johnson GF, et al. Physical treatment in psychiatry. Boston, USA: Blackwell Scientific Publisher; 1988.
  • Chapters in Edited Book
    1. Beckenbough RD, Linscheid RL. Arthroplasty in the hand and wrist. In: Green DP, ed. Operative Hand Surgery, 2nd ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1988: 167-214.
  • Web Site
    1. [Internet] WHO: Geneva, Switzerland. Summary of probable SARS cases with onset of illness from 1 November 2002 to 31 July 2003. Revised 26 September 2003.
    2. [Internet] Kornberg R.

DOI: Please remove the "[pii]" field in any doi. E.g., doi:00932.2006 [pii] 10.1152/japplphysiol.00932.2006. Remove "00932.2006 [pii]".

e. Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be presented in one paragraph, in the format: "term: definition". Please separate the items by ";".

E.g. HIV: human immunodeficiency virus; SIV: simian immunodeficiency virus; ....

f. Ethics Committee Approval and Patient Consent

Studies involving human or animal subjects should have been approved by Author's institutional review board (IRB) or ethics committee, or animal use committee. The name of the board/committee for the approval along with the approval number should be presented in the text.
If the manuscript contains photos or parts of photos of patients, informed consent from each patient should be obtained. Patient identity and privacy should be carefully protected in the manuscript.

g. Citation of Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively. Citation of tables and figures should use the format: Table 1, Table 2, ... Figure 1, Figure 2, ... (or Fig. 1, Fig. 2, ...). Parts in a figure can be identified by A, B, C, D, ... . and cited as Fig. 2A, Fig. 2B, Fig. 2C. However, the abbreviation of "Table" to "Tab." for example "Tab. 1" should be avoided.

h.Math Formulas and Symbols

Simple mathematical formulas should be constructed using superscript, subscript, italic, and symbols in the Microsoft Word.

  • Use symbols in the Fonts: (normal text) or Symbol fonts. To insert a symbol, use Insert/symbol in the Word menu.
  • Use / for "divide" or "over". For example, 1/7, 5/(4+6).
  • Use Symbol fonts for "±"; "≤" and "≥" (avoid underline).

Please avoid using math equations in Word whenever possible, as they have to be replaced by images in xml full text.

I. Conflict of Interests

The authors should list the funding sources along with financial and other material support with the funding sources in a paragraph heading "Conflict of Interest" (after Acknowledgment section and before References). If there is no conflict of interest, then the authors should state that “The authors have declared that no conflict of interest exists".

J. Author’s Biography

NACA encourages the authors to include a short biography (fewer than 500 words) for the first and/or the corresponding author at the end of the paper. The biography may include the authors’ titles, degrees, expertise, research interest, number of publications, awards and recognitions, for example.

C. Manuscript submission:

For each new submission, the cover letter and the PDF file of a completed manuscript (in a presentation style determined by the submitting author) must be submitted online to the website of NACA at
The authors are encouraged to provide the name, affiliation, and email address of 4-6 potential reviewers in the “Author suggested reviewers” box at the submission site.
For the revision of an existing manuscript, the authors can click the icon of "Revision of manuscript” and input the assigned ID number.
Please embed figures and tables in the manuscript to become one single file for submission. Details for submission can be found in the submission page.

Publication Charges
Format for Publication

For general information about preparing biomedical manuscripts, please consult the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication", available from