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Mutation Research – Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis

is pleased to announce the preparation of

Special Issue

“Detection of genotoxins in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems”

Original manuscripts and mini reviews are welcome.

All manuscripts will undergo standard peer-review process to determine their suitability for publication.

Collection of submissions: 3Oth June 2018
(details on how to submit manuscripts will be posted in due time)

>>Access the Invitation Letter here<<


A short guide to „Mini – Reviews“ to be published in Mutation Research (Mutat. Res.) – Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis.


Length and structure

The overall size of the mini reviews should not exceed 12-14 printed pages (cca 4000); tables are counted as one page and figures as half a page, the maximal number references should be between 80-90. Longer and more detailed reviews should be submitted to the Review Section of Mutation Research.


The overall structure depends on the topic which is addressed. The aim of the review should be defined in the introduction and previous reviews which cover similar / identical topics should be mentioned. If the review concerns compounds which are not commonly known, the chemical structures should be provided.

Literature search

The search strategy which was used should be clearly described in a separate chapter.

Description of results

Results of individual studies should be comprehensively described in tabular form and not extensively in the running text. We suggest to provide in tables detailed information on the outcome/design of the individual investigations. A typical examples for a tables which concerns human studies can be found in via the link


Discussion/conclusions should be based on the evaluation of the available papers. We strongly recommend illustrations which describe complex interactions and schemes.

All illustrations will appear in color online but should be prepared such that they are also legible in the print version of the journal (for example, by using differently shaped symbols for data points, instead of only using colored lines).

It is also important to stress knowledge gaps and define future studies which should be conducted.


Relevant criteria for papers concerning environmental pollution.

  1. The collection of samples should be precisely described (time, sampling, volumes, storage), maps with coordinates of the sampling sites should be included.
  2. Studies with individual, environmentally relevant pollutants can be included in the SI.
  3. Data from chemical analyses of environmental samples are essential. Ideally they should be monitored in the same samples which are used for genotoxicity. However, it is also legitimate (but not ideal) to mentioned results of earlier chemical measurements.
  4. Positive controls should be included in all experiments
  5. Chromosomal aberrations (CA) data from Allium or Vicia roots are only acceptable when structural aberrations are scored. Bridges and lagging chromosomes can not be classified as CA (I should like to suggest to exclude CA results, MN data are acceptable)
  6. Papers concerning tests with Saccharomyces, Drosophila or Salmonella are only acceptable when data from more than one indicator organism and several doses are included.
  7. Data on seasonal variations will improve the quality of papers.
  8. Dose response effects will the increase quality of the papers.
  9. Single dose measurements without repetitions are not acceptable.
  10. In experiments with metabolically incompetent organisms (e.g. Salmonella), experiments with S9 are mandatory.
  11. Attempts should be made to find out which compounds are responsible for genotoxic effects in complex mixtures.


For further information please contact any of the guest editors:

Prof. Dr. Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro

Prof. Marina Isidori

Dr. Miroslav Misik