Instructions for Potential Authors

The journal will cover all related areas of biology. The journal welcomes submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish Review Articles and Research Papers.

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) for publication in the forthcoming issues of the journal. Our main objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within seven working days. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published online within two weeks.

All papers received by us will be peer reviewed for comments and if recommended, then the paper will be published immediately. The publication charges per article are as follows: Review (Rs 3000/USD 150) and Research (Rs 2500/USD 100). Authors will get PDF reprint after publication of their article.

All the research articles to be submitted must have the following headings: Title, Authors full name and their affiliations, Abstract, Keywords (5-8), Abbreviations if any, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements if any and References. All the references should be numbered sequentially in the order in which they are cited in the text. The numbers should be set in brackets, e.g., [2,13], [3-6] or [1,3,6-9]. References are to be collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading, References. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the practice of Chemical Abstracts. Please note the following examples:

[1] Smith MK, Drew RA. Aust. J. Plant Physiol. 1990, 17:267-289.
[2] Waterhouse PM, Wang MB, Lough T. Nature 2001, 411:834-842.
[3] Wang MB, Wesley SV, Finnegan EJ, et al. RNA 2001, 7:16-28.

[1] Hussey G. Plant Biotechnology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1983, 111-138.
[2] Hartmann HT, Kester DE, Davies FT. Plant Propagation: Principles and Practice, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1993, 46-50.

Chapter in a book:
[1] Hacker J, Kaper JB. In: Pathogenicity Islands and Other Mobile Virulence Elements, Kaper JB, Hacker J (ed.), ASM Press, Washington DC, 1999, 1-11.

Allusions to unpublished observations, papers to be published or submitted for publication and the like should be part of the text, either in parentheses or as footnotes. Materials in press should be entered under references. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic references rests entirely with the authors.

When a manuscript is submitted for publication in our journal, the Editor-in-Chief, Editors and Associate Editors assume that no similar paper has been or will be submitted for publication elsewhere. In addition, it is understood that all listed authors in the manuscript have agreed for its final submission. Authors must sign a Copyright License to Publish, if accepted by the reviewers and the editorial board.

Authors may submit their full manuscript in word format by email to

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