Research Article Format :
The preferred format of all manuscripts are in MS office (2003 or above). Manuscript should be concisely typewritten in 1.5 spaces in A4 sized sheets. The pages shall be numbers consequently. Only on one side, with a 1px margin on all sides. The manuscript shall be prepared in Times New Roman using a font size of 12 and title shall be font size of 14, bold space capitals. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 14, bold face capitals and subtitles in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face lower case. Illustrations (Figures & Tables) must be inserted at appropriate place in the article. Standard International Units should be used throughout the text. Pages should be numbered properly. There shall not be decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page. The manuscript should be starting with the title page and the text should be arranged in the following order :
- Title Page
- Materials and Methods
- Results and Discussion
Basic requirement of Manuscript Where To add this Section
Title page/ First page/ Cover letter: All manuscript must contain a tittle page which include
- Title of the article
- The type of manuscript ( Original research paper/ case study/ review paper/ letter to editor etc)
- Name of all the authors/ contributors with their qualification, designation and name of department.
- Total number of pages, total number of words, Total abstract words.
- Source of financial grant if any.
- Registration number in case of clinical trial, CTRI registration.
- Conflict of interest statement.
- The name, address email and telephone number of the corresponding author.
Main Article file: The article main file which does not include authors name, only title and main file of article.
The copyright form:
Undertaking:Authors undertaking that paper has not been published or submitted for publication in any journal.
Abstract : Abstract must between 150- 250 words and be informative, completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, important observations and conclusion. Standard nomenclature should use; abbreviations and references should be avoided.
Keywords: All the manuscripts should include keywords. Keywords reflecting the major features of the work should be inserted about four to six. These keywords will be used for the indexing purpose.
Introduction: Introduction should include background of the subject, earlier works carried out, signify the relationship with the proposed work and aims and objectives of this study.
Material And Methods: It should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. All the procedures should be described in detail, previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
Results: Results and their significance should be presented clearly and concisely, preferably in the form of graphs and tables which should be self explanatory.
Discussion: This should state clearly the main conclusions of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance. Summary illustrations may be included.
Acknowledgment: Acknowledgements should be placed in a separate section after the conclusion. If external funding has been obtained for the study, then that should be mentioned under a separate header "Funding", after the acknowledgements.
References: The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographic information. It must be numbered consecutively in the order that they are cited in the text and designated by superscript number. ([X]) A list should be included on separate 1.5spaced pages at the end of the text. For the proper abbreviations of the journal titles, refer to “Chemical Abstracts”. The style and punctuation of the references should confirm to the following examples
Journal references 1. Cantarelli MA, Pellerano RG, Marchevsky EJ, Camina JM. (Title of article). Anal Sci, 2011; 27(1): 73-8. 2. Sather BC, Forbes JJ, Starck DJ, Rovers JP. (Title of article). J Am Pharm Assoc, 2007; 47(1): 82- 5.
Books :1. Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B and Kinzler KW (eds.). The Genetic Basis of Human Cancer, New York; McGraw-Hill: 2002, pp. 93-113. 2. Bard AJ, Faulkner LR. Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications. 2nd ed., New York; John Wiley and Sons: 2001.
Patents: Aviv H, Friedman D, Bar-Ilan A, Vered M. US Patent, US 5496811, 1996.
References: The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographic information. It must be numbered consecutively in the order that they are cited in the text and designated by superscript with square brackets after the punctuation marks. ([X]) A list should be included on separate 1.5spaced pages at the end of the text. For the proper abbreviations of the journal titles, refer to “Chemical Abstracts”. The style and punctuation of the references should confirm to the following examples
Websites: Database of Natural Matrix Reference Materials, Compilation prepared by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), http://www.iaea.org/programmes/nahunet/e4/nmrm/browse.htm/. For other types of citation, please see “Uniform Requirement for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References” at www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html.
Tables: Tables should be typed in MS word table format (with rows and columns visible) and be numbered consecutively in numerals and bear a brief title in capital letters normal face and must insert in within the text. Abbreviations should be defined as footnotes in italics at the bottom of each table.
Figures: Figures must be insert within the text and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure. Photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts are to be numbered in one consecutive series of the numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text and abbreviated as Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc., Photos or drawings must have a good contrast of dark and light. Legends of figures should be brief, but complete and self- explanatory so that the reader can easily understand the results presented in the figure.
Review articles should not be more than 25 pages and contain comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge of the topic. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to Research papers. Review articles need not to be divided into sections such as Materials and methods, and Results and discussion, but should definitely have an abstract and introduction.
Introduction, Author’s recognition, Subject matter of book at a glance, Analysis of particular methodologies and techniques mentioned in the book, Chapter Discussion, Indices, Practical aspects, Demerits of the text, Conclusion.
The research and technical communications section of this journal (maximum 3,000 words) is open to interesting results worthy of publication without requiring extensive introduction and discussion. This section should be organized as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion (combined). Not more than 10 references should be provided. Tables, figures and references are to be arranged in the same way as for research papers. Brevity of presentation is essential for this section.
Note: Figures and tables should be included at appropriate place in the manuscript
Chemical Terminology: The chemical nomenclature used must be in accordance with that used in the Chemical Abstracts
Biological Nomenclature: Names of plants, animals and bacteria should be in italics.
Enzyme Nomenclature: The trivial names recommended by the IUPAC-IUB Commission should be used. When the enzyme is the main subject of a paper, its code number and systematic name should be stated in its first citation in the paper.
Symbols and Abbreviations: Use only standard abbreviations. The use of non-standard abbreviations can be extremely confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.