Author’s Guidelines

Format of Manuscript

Type of Format / Document:  The manuscript should be submitted in PDF as well as MS Word Format.

Language: English

Text Font & Size: Times New Roman; Word Size: 15 (Bold) for Main Title, 10 (Bold) for Subtitles, and 10 for the Body.

Number of Pages: 4-6 Pages

Paper Layout: Single Columned and Justified

Space & Margin: Line Spacing of 1 & Normal Margin of 1 inch (1”) each for Top, Bottom, Left and Right.

Figures: JPEG Format with High Resolution.

Preparation of Manuscript

Title of the Paper: This section should contain the title of the paper and the full names, affiliations, addresses, and electronic mail addresses of all the authors. The corresponding author should be indicated with a single asterisk (*).

Abstract: An abstract of not more than 250 words is required. It should contain a description of the subject and scope of coverage. In the case of research-oriented papers, major results and conclusions should be highlighted in brief. Do not give any Footer of Reference/Explanations/Author details/Author photographs etc.

Keywords: Keywords should be mentioned in italics. It should be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6. Avoid usage of common/general terminologies and prepositions in keywords.

Introduction: It should include clear information regarding the theme of the paper. The complete background should be critical and specific to the work carried out which can be referred from various sources. It should not exceed 750 words.

Materials and Methods/Methodology: Description of the Work Plan, Samples, Laboratory Procedures, Field Survey, Tools and Database, Algorithm utilized must be mentioned along with the purpose.

All the Graphs, Images, Photographs, Flow charts, etc. should be labeled as Figures. For all the downloaded figures (or the figures that are not originally created/drawn/photographed by the author), Picture Courtesy (Source) should be mentioned in brackets below the labeling of the figure.
The Image of any Table/Equations/Algorithms should not be pasted; rather it should be written. If pasting is the only option to include any Table/Equations/Algorithms in the manuscript, then label them as Figure and provide Picture Courtesy (Source).

Results and Discussion: This section should contain the information regarding the results of the methods carried out with their interpretation, inference, explanation, and discussion not exceeding 750 words.

Conclusion: The conclusion must be given in brief not exceeding 250 words. It should highlight the major outcome and deliverable of the work. In review reports, the conclusion should give the gist and summary of the overall work. The future aspects can also be mentioned in the Conclusion. Do not change the heading of this section to ‘Summary’ or ‘Discussion and Conclusion’ or ‘Conclusion and Future Aspects’ or in any other way.

Acknowledgment: This section should acknowledge the sponsors/Technical advisors/others. It is optional.

Conflict of Interest: Please declare competing interest of authors if any.

References and Citations: The order of the references should be the same as mentioned in the text, with serial numbers within square brackets. The reference section should be single-spaced and in the style shown below; however, if there is any doubt about the correct abbreviation of publication names, these should be given in full. Note that titles of papers plus beginning and ending page numbers should be included.

Authored Book: [1] Lodish and Berk, Molecular Cell Biology, 2010, Ch.3, Pg 21-28.

Article in an Edited Book: [2] Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age. New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009. p. 281–304.

Paper in a Journal: [3] Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA. The art of writing a scientific article. J Sci Commun, Vol: 59, 2010.

Paper in a Conference Record: [4]Swanson TA and Blair P, “Reduction in medication errors through redesign of the medication use system,” in American society of health system pharmacists. 39th conference, 2004.

Technical Report: [5]Ford PL and Fagerlund RA “Fleas and lice of mammals in New Mexico,” U.S.D.A. Forest Standard Citation format – Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), pp. Pages.