September 19, 2017

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Tutorial articles will be grouped into two categories:

  • Core methods and concepts
  • Applied proteomic techniques

The tutorials should provide a historical background to enable students to understand how the techniques evolved to meet research demands.  The basic concepts that underlie the subject will be clearly introduced and explained before state-of-the-art developments are described.  The aim is to provide a novice with enough information to be able to critically read and understand articles in the current literature.  Worked examples from recent papers will serve as a guide.

The articles should provide extensive references to allow students to grasp the key concepts involved and how they evolved from a historical perspective. The references are extremely important and should guide students to major up-to-date reviews, key historical/breakthrough articles and indicate the main reference and entry-level books into the subject.  However it is expected that the tutorials are also balanced and that the limitations and pitfalls involved should be highlighted. 

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The Article Format

The Tutorial article should be in English and should be between 5-10,000 words long (excluding references) and include around 100 references. These should be labelled with a symbol: * key major reviews, ** key historical/breakthrough article, # reference book and especially ##entry-level guides into the subject.

The Tutorial Articles will be assigned, as described in the submission guide, to one of the four following journals:  Journal of Proteome Research, Journal of Proteomics, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics and Proteomics.

The article should be constructed in the manner described below, though clearly there will be certain subjects that will have requirements that differ.  This will be dealt with on an individual basis.  Clear illustrative diagrams are of greatest importance for the student’s comprehension of concepts.

Title page:    Authors, affiliations, contact addresses etc

Abstract:      No more than 200 words.

Outline:        Table of Contents

1.  Historical Background

2.  Basic concepts

      a.  Concept 1

      b.  Concept 2

3.  How is the approach used today in research

4.  Worked example

5.  Current limitations and useful working limits

6.  Future developments

Manuscripts together with the PowerPoint tutorial should be sent to

The manuscripts will be forwarded to the randomly allocated Journal where they will undergo normal Peer-Review by the Journal. Even though the articles are solicited, there is no guarantee of acceptance by a Journal. The slide show will be subject to review by the HUPO and EuPA education committees. Only if both the Tutorial article and PowerPoint presentation pass review, will the contributions be accepted.

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