Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation:

The manuscript should be typed single-spaced on A4 (8.5" × 11") paper size with 1 inch margins on all sides. Times New Roman font 12 should be used. Manuscript should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, Figures and Tables.

Title Page:

The title page should contain a clear, concise and informative title of the article followed by the names and affiliations of the authors. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution, city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to the author's name. The Corresponding Author must indicate his or her complete mailing address, office/cellular phone number, fax number, and email address at the lower left of the Title Page.


The abstract should start on a new page after the title page and should not be more than 250 words and should contain objectives, material and methods, Results and Conclusions. Reviews and mini reviews also require an abstract


Following the abstract, provide a maximum of 5-6 keywords, which reflect the content of the study.


This should be brief and indicates aim of the study and the essential back ground information. The introduction should not be an extensive literature review although it should provide sufficient background information for the reader to understand and evaluate the results of the present study without referring to previous publications on the same topic.

Material and methods:

Please provide concise but complete information about the material and the analytical, statistical and experimental procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented. In case of animal/human experiments or clinical trials authors must give the details of ethical approval.

Result and Discussion:

Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section. In this part, the same data/ information given in a table must not be repeated in a figure, or vice versa. Tables and Figures should be self explanatory and it is not acceptable to repeat extensively the numerals from tables into text and give lengthy and unnecessary explanations of the Tables and Figures. Discussion should relate the results to current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field.


A short, paragraph summarizing the most important finding(s) of the research is required.


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.


Should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets [Reference no] in line with the text References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure.

Journal Articles:

Shashi A, Jain SK and Pandey M: In-vitro evaluation of antilthiatic activity of seeds of Dolichos biflorus and roots of Asparagus racemosus . International Journal of Plant Sciences 2008; 1:67-71.

Tables & Figures:

Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included at the end of the manuscript on separate pages. Tables should be created with a word processor and cited consecutively in the text. Number tables and figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table and give proper heading on table.


Standard abbreviations should be used throughout the manuscript. Use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers.

Article Processing Charges (APCs):

Authors are required to pay Rs. 2000/- INR (Indian Authors) or USD 100 (foreign authors) for APCs upon acceptance of manuscript. APCs are applicable only to the accepted articles.

Note: These charges are calculated for a standard length article with 20 pages in MS-Word (1 inch margin each side and two line space). Additional page charges 150 INR per page (Indian authors) or 5 USD per page (foreign authors) will be applicable for the articles beyond this limit.