The aim of ADVANCES IN BIORESEARCH is to contribute towards developing and disseminating of knowledge through publishing original research, review papers and short communications in the various fields of life sciences and all relevant areas related to life sciences. Manuscripts must contain significant new findings and must not have been published elsewhere nor be simultaneously under consideration for any other publication outlet.
SCOPE AND THRUST AREAS
Advances in Bioresearch will be publish original, peer refereed research pertaining to the life sciences, pharmacology and the applications of these sciences. The Journal covers a wide range of interest in the fields of Life sciences. The Journal is focused on publishing research work; however review papers are also published. Advances in Bioresearch are cover following Subjects:
* Pharmaceutical Sciences
* Applied Zoology and Botany
* Agricultural Sciences [All Branches]
* Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
* Molecular Biology
* Environmental Sciences
* Medical Sciences
* Veterinary Sciences
* Ecology and Environmental Sciences
* Food Technology
* Genetic Engineering
* Horticultural Science
* Cell Biology
* Plant Embryology
* Animal Embryology and related areas.
* Civil Engineering [Environment Related]
* Agricultural Engineering
* Ayurvedic and Unani Medicine
TYPES OF PAPER
Regular Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.
Case Study: Case studies should be concise and no longer than 3-5 printed pages.
All articles will be published in the journal within 1 to 3 months.
Manuscripts (in English), together with a covering letter from the author responsible for all correspondence, should be submitted via Electronic form in Microsoft word may also be submitted through e-mails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscripts that are judged to be of insufficient quality or unlikely to be competitive enough for publication will be rejected during initial screening. The remaining manuscripts go through a review process, and possible decisions are: accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or reject. Authors should submit back their revisions within 1 month in the case of minor revision, or 3 months in the case of major revision. Manuscripts with significant results are typically reviewed and published at the highest priority.
A note on plagiarism: There is a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) in our journals. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism before or during publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts should be prepared in English using a word processor. Manuscripts should be typed in double-spaced throughout including the reference section, with wide (3 cm) margins, in each side.
Should be short, specific and informative. The title page should include the names (s) of author(s), affiliation, mailing address and contact with e-mail of corresponding author, a running short title not exceeding 40 characters. By-line should contain the place (organization) where research was conducted.
Italic Forms, Written in complete and simple sentence should not be more than 250 words. Key words (maximum 7) must be given, and these should appear just beneath the abstract.
Beginning with a new page, it should be brief and limited to the statement of the problem/ objectives and aims of the experiments with brief review of literature pertaining to the type of work.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Relevant details should be given including experimental design and the technique (s) used along with appropriate statistical methods used clearly along with the year of experimentation (field and laboratory).
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
It should include important findings discussed briefly. Wherever necessary, elaborate on the tables and figures without repeating their contents. Interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. However, coloured photographs can be published only if the authors agree to bear the cost.
References should be referred by a number in the text, listed according to this numbering at the end of the paper. Unpublished data should not be cited in the references. The references should comprise the following information and in the order as given in the examples below:
. Grochulski, P., Masson, L., Borisova, S., Pusztai, M.C., Schwarta, J.L., Brousseau R. & Cygler, M. (1995).Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A (a) insecticidal toxin: Crystal structure and channel formation. J. Mol. Biol.,254(2):447-464.
. Estruch, J., Warren, G.W., Mullins, M.A., Nye, G.J. Craig, J.A. & Joziel, H.G. (1996). Transgenic Plants: An emerging approach to pest control. In: Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 1995, USA, 93:5369-5395.
Book and chapters:
. Winston, J.E. (1999). Describing Species. Columbia University Press, New York pp.518
.Stork, N. (1997). Measuring Global Biodiversity and its Decline (Eds. Reakakudla, M.L., Wilson, D.E. and Wilson, E.O.) Biodiversity II, Joseph Henry Press, Washington DC, p.41-68
Tables should be typed on separate sheets and should bear a short descriptive title.
It should be of good quality [600 dpi JPEG format] drawn in black and white or colour on good quality tracing paper. The captions of the figures should be typed on a separate page. The figures should not exceed 18 x 15 cm size.
The photographs (JPEG format) for publication should be of high contrast on glossy paper without folds or creases. Each illustration or plate should be as a separate sheet with the name(s) of author(s) and figure number printed lightly with soft pencil on the reverse side.
EQUATIONS & UNITS
All equations should be type written by equation editor or other software. Mathematical notations should be simple and suitable for multidisciplinary audience. All data should be in metric units with single decimals. The data must be accompanied with statistical analysis. The papers not conforming to the above format will be returned without processing.
ETHICS COMMITTEE APPROVAL AND PATIENT CONSENT
Experimental research involving human or animals should have been approved by author's institutional review board or ethics committee. This information can be mentioned in the manuscript including the name of the board/committee that gave the approval. Investigations involving humans will have been performed in accordance with the principles of Declaration of Helsinki. And the use of animals in experiments will have observed the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education by the New York Academy of Sciences, Ad Hoc Animal Research Committee.
If the manuscript contains photos or parts of photos of patients, informed consent from each patient should be obtained. Patient's identities and privacy should be carefully protected in the manuscript.
Competing interests that might interfere with the objective presentation of the research findings contained in the manuscript should be declared in a paragraph heading "Competing interests" (after Acknowledgment section and before References). Examples of competing interests are ownership of stock in a company, commercial grants, board membership, etc. If there is no competing interest, please use the statement "The authors have declared that no competing interest exists".
ARTICLE PUBLICATION CHARGES[APCs]
Advances in Bioresearch (ABR) aims to encourage research among all the professionals, students, researchers etc. The journal runs on a Not-for-Profit journal and funds collected are reinvested to improve journal services. Many people give journal their valuable time and services. Some of them work honorary or on subsidized salary. Also due to costs towards article processing, maintenance of article in secured data storage system, databases and other financial constraints, authors are required to pay minimum fees. Advances in Bioresearch (ABR) also make constant effort in collaborating with International universities and obtaining citations from various international citation agencies. As Advances in Bioresearch (ABR) does not get outside funding so authors are expected to pay a minimum amount of cost for the working of journal in an efficient manner. However waiver can be provided for the high quality research work upon request from authors of developing countries because we do not want the research to remain in cupboard just because of monetary issues.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publishers it is necessary that authors provide formal written consent to publisher and transfer of copyright form after acceptance of papers.
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