Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
1. Manuscript prepared following the guidelines strictly substantially reduces the time taken in editorial processing and results into rapid decision.
2. Manuscript should be submitted electronically as single word file embedding all the figures and tables in following format:
Font: Times New Roman; Font size- 14 for article title, 13 for section titles and 12 for text.
Page setup: 1” margin in all sides.
3. The manuscript should be structured as word file in following pattern:
Title page: It should include article title, name of author (s), affiliations, full contact address of corresponding author with Phone, Fax and Email.
Next page will contain ABSTRACT of the article (150-250 words) followed by 5-6 keywords.
The manuscript text will start from the subsequent page.
4. The manuscript body will consist of [i] Introduction: This section will give brief introduction of the research work while reviewing the latest research related to it. The introduction section should provide up-to-date review of literature highlighting the lacunae in existing knowledge and should clearly mention the significance and objectives of the research work being reported. [ii] Materials & Methods: This section should be detailed enough so that the other interested researchers could repeat the experiments. In case of common methods used, only citation will be sufficient. However, if any modification in the established method was made, it should be clearly mentioned. Wherever applicable, it should also be mentioned that the ethical clearance was obtained for performing animal trials. Data must have been given suitable statistical treatment. [iii] Results: Authors should describe their important observations in this section. The data should have been analysed statistically [iv] Discussion and conclusions: In this section, authors should discuss their observations in view of already published literature. Variation from the published reports, if any, should be discussed logically giving all possible reasons and then conclusions should be made.
5. Acknowledgements: After “Discussion and conclusions” section, authors can acknowledge the technical help/financial grant of their colleague/institutes etc.
6. References: The citation pattern in bibliography should be like this:-
Walkley A, Black IA (1934) Determination of organic carbon in soil. Soil Science 37: 29-38
Hall IR, Wang Y (1998) Methods for cultivating edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms. In Varma A (Ed). Mycorrhiza Manual, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany
Somasegaran P, Hoben HJ (1994) Handbook for Rhizobia: Methods in Legume–Rhizobium Technology. Springer, New York.
Karvy AA (2008) Seasonal outlook on chili. Karvy Special Reports, KarvyComtrade. http://www.karvycomtrade.com/downloads/karvySpecialReports/ karvys/SpecialReports20080908 01.pdf, accessed on 01 June 2010.
Ames LH (1991) The proposed plans for the Iowa State College athletic field including the design of a reinforced concrete grandstand and wall. PhD Thesis, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA.
7. The Tables and figures should be placed just after the “Reference section”. The figures should be clear with high resolution.
8. IMPORTANT NOTE ON SUBMISSION OF AUTHOR AGREEMENT FORM: Scanned copy of the duly filled and signed "author agreement form" is to be uploaded as a supplementary file at STEP-4 (sl no 10) during the process of manuscript submission. Blank format of author agreement form is available at al no 4 of author guidelines.
Please submit original unpublished articles.
Please submit original unpublished reviews.
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