Instructions to Authors

Online Submissions

The information outlined below describes how to prepare your manuscripts for submission to the journal. We suggest you to read this in full before submitting your article.

Please follow these minimum standards while preparing the manuscript for peer-reviewing.

  • Submitted papers should be in English Language
  • Manuscript should be submitted as a MS word Document
  • Ensure the Manuscript adheres to the journal guidelines
  • All papers are subjected to scientific peer review.
  • All papers must be submitted using Online manuscript Management system

Preparation of Manuscript

All original research articles should be structured in the following manner.

1. Covering Letter

In addition to the general details (name, address and contact details including mobile number of the corresponding author), it should mention in brief what is already known about this subject and what new is added by the submitted work. Authors are requested to provide the names and e-mail addresses of six possible reviewers at the time of online submission itself. Review articles, research articles and short communications are generally considered. Short communications should not exceed three full pages of the journal. The authors should also mention ‘Short Communication’ on the manuscript. Authors are solely responsible for the factual accuracy of the manuscripts

Title

  • Title of the paper.
  • Authors' initials and names
  • An abstract (not exceeding 10 lines) which should be most informative, giving clear indications of the nature and range of the results contained in the paper, and should not duplicate the conclusions.
  • 3 to 4 keywords

The title should be concise and reflect the entire work of the submitted manuscript.

Affiliation

Below the title, all author names should be mentioned along with Affiliation of each author. Affiliation details should include

  • Department, University or Organization, City, State and Country for all authors.
  • Each author affiliation should be identified by a superscript small numeral.
  • Author for correspondence should be indicated by an asterisk.
  • Provide full address including e-mail, fax, and telephone no of Author for correspondence.

Abstract

  • Abstracts should not exceed more than 200 words and should not contain literature references. An abstract may not be necessary for short communications. The symbols, abbreviations, units and nomenclature used in the text should be in conformity with the recommendations of IUPAC.
  • Abstracts need not be in structured format.
  • It should clearly state the purpose of the work, methods used, key findings and major conclusion drawn from the work in no more than 200 words.
  • Use of abbreviations in abstract should be avoided however if essential should be expanded at its first appearance.

Keywords

  • The author should provide 3 to 6 keywords, characterizing the scope of the paper
  • Keywords should be written in title case and separated by comma.
  • Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').

Headings

Authors to number the article headings in Arabic style format.

  • Headings should follow title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized.
  • All botanical names should be in italics.

    For example:     1. Finite Element Modelling (FEM)
                            1.1 Model Description

Introduction

State the background and mention clearly the objective of the present work.

Materials and Methods

  • All methods used should be clearly mentioned to allow other researchers to reproduce your work.
  • Wherever required, give correct formula used for calculation of the results.

Human & Animal Rights:

While reporting experiments on human subjects, you should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 that was revised in 2000. (http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html)

  • Do not use names or initials of patients or hospitals and/or hospital telephone numbers especially in illustrative material.
  • While reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether you adhered to the guidelines of an institution or national research council governing the care and use of laboratory animals.

Studies based on clinical trials:
Authors should register all the clinical trials in a Primary Clinical Trial Registry. The Registration number must be given in Materials and Methods section. Authors can register in following trial register:
http://www.ctri.in
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/
http://www.actr.org.au/
http://isrctn.org/
http://www.umin.ac.jp/ctr
http://www.trialregister.nl/trialreg/index.asp

Reporting Guidelines for Specific Study Designs

Type of Study

Registration Initiative

Source

Randomized controlled trials

CONSORT

http://www.consort-statement.org

Studies of diagnostic accuracy

STARD

http://www.consort-statement.org/stardstatement.htm

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

QUOROM

http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf 

Observational studies in epidemiology

STROBE

http://www.strobe-statement.org

Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology 

MOOSE

http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

Results

  • Results obtained in the study should be subjected to appropriate statistical methods and presented clearly.
  • The findings should never be discussed in this section.

Discussion

  • It should comprise of rationale and relevance of the present study along with the existing literature.
  • Discuss the lacuna in the area and to how much extent the present study answered the research question and give future directions for further research.
  • Please avoid repeating the Results of your studies under this section.

Conclusion

  • Give the major conclusion from the present study.
  • This section may stand alone or be clubbed together with discussion.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledge all those people who have helped during the work by providing facilities, personal assistance and funding if any.

References

References to articles of journals should be given in this order: initials and last name(s) of Authors, standard abbreviated title of the periodical, volume number, first page number and the year of publication in parentheses, e.g.,
B. N. Ghosh, S. P. Moulik, K. K. Sen Gupta and P. K. Pal, J. Ind. Chem. Soc., 40, 138 (1963).

References to a paper or a chapter in a book, a book with more than one author or an edited book should be listed in the following style:
R. C. Srivastava, ‘Liquid Membrane Phenomena : Biological Implications’ ; Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, Kolkata (2002).
H. Seki and A. Suzuki, ‘Adsorption of Metal Ions onto Humic Acid’ in Surface of Nanoparticles and Porous Materials, Eds. J. A. Schwarz and C. I. Contescu, Surfactant Science Series, Vol 78. Marcel Dekker, New York (1999).

Reference List

  • This should only contain references to those works which you have cited in your text.
  • It should appear at the end of your text. It should be arranged numerically by citation number.

Tables

  • Tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.
  • They should be embedded in appropriate locations as per the text along with the captions.
  • Place Legends for tables below the table body and indicate them with lowercase letters in superscript.
  • Avoid vertical rules and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
  • Please note that tables embedded as Excel files within the manuscript are NOT accepted.
  • Tables in Excel should be copied and pasted into the manuscript Word file.

Figures

  • These must be numbered and cited in the text.
  • Mark clearly in the margin of the manuscript where the figure is to be inserted and do not embed in the text.
  • All figures should be in TIFF.
  • A minimum resolution of 300 dpi is required, except for line art which should be 1200 dpi. Histograms should be presented in a simple, two-dimensional format,with no background grid. Do not supply figures of low resolution.
  • Supply figure captions separately and not attached to the figure.
  • The legends should be provided along with the figures.

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