Please note: The lead-time required for Cosmetics & Toiletries feature articles is approximately four months prior to the anticipated publication date. This allows for the peer-review process.
Article Submission Deadlines
||Dec. 1, 2012
||Jan. 2, 2013
||Feb. 1, 2013
||March 1, 2013
||April 1, 2013
||May 1, 2013
||June 3, 2013
||July 1, 2013
||Aug. 1, 2013
- Manuscripts must be original work presenting new information that is relevant to the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products, or discussing technologies transferable to these areas.
- All manuscripts submitted are peer-reviewed by one or more Cosmetics & Toiletries advisors to assure the validity of the science and appropriateness of topic for our readership. Upon reviewer acceptance, articles will be scheduled for publication.
- Within the article, any claims must be substantiated with solid data and/or references.
- To ensure articles remain technical in nature and are focused on cosmetic science, marketing language and trade names should be omitted. When discussing trademarked technologies, chemical or INCI names should be used within the main article text to describe the technologies, and trade names may be listed in footnotes. Footnotes should be listed only once and include the trade name and INCI name with the company's name.
- Articles may cover the science that underlies cosmetics and personal care product development (i.e. physiology, chemistry, microbiology), potentially from peripheral fields (i.e., nutritional, pharmacological), and should discuss how cosmetic chemists or formulators can practically apply the information presented. In the case of peripheral fields, the potential for transferring the technology to cosmetics must be discussed. Review articles are also acceptable.
- Topics also may include raw materials, equipment/instruments, processing systems, testing and methods involved in the formulation of personal care products—again, with discussion of practical application for the cosmetic scientist.
- Cosmetics & Toiletries content speaks to a technical and international audience. Thus, using scientific language familiar to the worldwide personal care industry is recommended.
Submissions should include:
- Full contact information for all authors including name, title, company or organization affiliation, current mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Also, please indicate whether one author will serve as the main contact for all article correspondences.
- E-mailed submissions are acceptable as well as printed copies of the manuscript submitted with an electronic version saved to disk or CD; Word files for PC are preferred.
Manuscript submissions should run approximately 2,000–2,500 words in length.
Manuscripts should include:
- Article title
- Author byline—including the name, title (i.e., PhD or MD) and business affiliation of each author, with the lead author's name listed first. Please include the city, state (if applicable) and country for each company.
- Key words—up to five key words or phrases the article addresses (for use in indexing).
- Abstract—a short summary (30-50 words) describing the main focus of the article and its significance to the reader.
- Main text—consisting of:
- a brief introduction to the information in the article, explaining why the topic would be of interest to readers;
- if appropriate, a description of the experimental design, including any instruments, chemicals or substrates used to perform tests/measurements (along with the manufacturers of the devices); test samples and/or test formulations and the amounts used; experimental conditions and controls used for comparison; total sampling size(s) (n = ?); and data including error bars;
- results of either the tests performed or literature reviewed, explaining what the measurements/findings mean or suggest; if tests were performed, include data, graphs, charts, etc., illustrating the findings of the study; *any claims made in the article must be supported either by data or references;
- discussion of the mechanisms behind the results or literature findings, e.g., explanations of why/how a material is imparting the described benefit;
- discussion of how these findings can be practically applied by a cosmetic chemist/personal care product formulator, along with formulating considerations relevant to the material described;
- conclusions drawn from the research performed and suggestions for how the information presented in the article impacts the cosmetic scientist or overall industry.
- References—to support the information presented and claims made in the article. As is generally known, references lend credibility to the paper. *Please do not format the references as endnotes, simply list them as text at the end of the paper.
Following are samples references for:
1) journal articles, 2) books, 3) chapters in books, 4) patents and 5) websites:
- AP Tyler, TR Palmer Jr and JG Smith, Surfactants for shampoos: A review, J Soc Cosmet Chem 99(4) 43-54 (1987)
- R Schueller and P Romanowski, Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL USA (1999)
- D Orth and Y Appa, Glycerin: A natural ingredient for moisturizing skin, in Dry Skin and Moisturizers—Chemistry and Function, M Lodén and HI Maibach, eds, CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL USA (2000) pp 213-228
- US Pat 4,111,323, Copolymers for shampoo formulations, AP Tyler and JP Smith, assigned to The Cosmetic House (Dec 10, 1987)
- A Trafton, Exposing collagen's double life, MIT Web site, available at web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/collagen-0514.html (Accessed May 20, 2010)
Acceptable forms of artwork include the following.
- Electronic file formats (i.e., JPG, EPS; designed in Adobe Illustrator or PhotoShop) saved at 300 dpi or higher; and
- High-quality photographs.
- Note that larger-sized files can be uploaded to our FTP Web site (please contact us for assistance).
- Please do not embed figures within the text of a Word file. Instead, include text such as "INSERT FIGURE # HERE" as a placeholder. The separate .JPG and .EPS files you send to us will be inserted near these indicators in the text during layout.
- Each figure file must be numbered and include a title/caption.
- Each piece of art should be saved as an individual file; however, figures can be e-mailed together in a zipped folder to compress the file size.
- Figures should not include trade names; please substitute the appropriate chemical or INCI name.
- Like the figures, please do not embed tables within the main text. Place tables at the end of the article, after the main text. Be sure to title your tables, then within the main text of the article, indicate where the table should appear; i.e., "INSERT TABLE # HERE" (similar to figures, above).
- Each formula must be titled and numbered;
- INCI nomenclature is required for each ingredient. Trade names may also be listed, so long as the supplier is included as well.
- Each ingredient should be listed on a separate line with its relevant quantity or percentage.
- Like the figures and tables, please do not embed formulas within the main text. Place formulas at the end of the article, after the main text. Then within the main text of the article, indicate where the formula should appear; i.e., "INSERT FORMULA # HERE" (similar to figures and tables, above).
For submissions or inquiries, please contact:
Rachel Grabenhofer, Editor
Cosmetics & Toiletries
336 Gundersen Drive, Suite A
Carol Stream, IL 60188 USA
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org