About the Journal

Caribbean Journal of Science and Technology (CJST) is an Open Access International Journal, accepts research articles, short communications, reviews, case studies and corrigenda in the fields relevant to chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, nanoscience and other allied technological sciences.

Please note that this journal only accepts manuscripts in English.

Submit the article to cjst.editor@gmail.com

No article processing charge(APC) for articles submitted before 31st December 2021

 

Publishing Ethics

CJST practices highest standards of publishing ethics, with stringent process of peer reviewing.  We utilize Similarity Check via Turnitin, to maintain plagiarism below 20%.

More information on our ethical standards and policies can be found here: http://caribscitech.com

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article. All manuscripts are subjected to rapid double blinded peer review process and those of high quality would be published without any delay in subsequent issue. Submit your manuscript through online submission system.  Submit manuscript in the “Submit Manuscript” button or link present on the journal webpage. A manuscript ID will be mailed to the corresponding author as soon as we received the manuscript.

 

Manuscript Preparation

Types of Articles

The journal accepts the articles of several types including:

Full length article

Short communications

Reviews

Case studies

Corrigenda

Full length article

The original research articles should evidently define new and prudently confirmed results and experimental procedure which should be given in required details for others to verify the work. For proper referring and prompt publication, the manuscript should be in the journal format without typographical errors. The manuscript should be in English using “MS Word” with 2 cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. “Times New Roman” font should be used. The font size should be of 10pt but main subheadings be in bold of font size 10pt. All plant and microorganism's scientific names should be written in italic. All research articles should be typed single spaced the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any), Conflict of Interest and References.

Title

The title should be followed by the author name, the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts. Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 18, Times New Roman), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 10) followed by the address(es) in normal face lower case. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co-authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.

Abstract

The abstract should reflect the objective the study and major findings in one paragraph. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract. It should be single-spaced and should not exceed 150 words for full papers.

Keywords

Author(s) must give about 4-6 keywords which can identify the most important topics covered in the article. They must be placed after the section Abstract.

Introduction

The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation by providing relevant literature support. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.

Materials and Methods

This section must contain specific details about the materials studied, instruments used, source of the specialized chemicals and related experimental details which allows other research worker to reproduce the results. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted and modified tables/figures and provide a credit line in the footnote.

If any animal study was carried out, then the necessary institutional animal ethical committee approval should be taken and should be mentioned in the manuscript. If any human study was carried out, then necessary human ethical committee or appropriate approval should be taken and should be mentioned in the manuscript. A written consent should be taken from the human subjects or patients involved in the study ensuring their acceptance in the study and publication of relevant data/photos/images in the journal and should be mentioned in the manuscript. The journal will not be responsible if any of the above conditions are not followed and the editor’s decision would be final if any litigation arises during processing or after publishing.

Results and Discussion

The results should be concisely presented. Results part should be clearly mentioned about the results obtained from the experiment. The discussion part should discuss the results with clear description.

(i) Tables

Tables should be used wherever necessary and should have rows and columns to correlate the variables. It should be cell-based type (Microsoft word tables or Excel tables). Do not use tabs or hard returns during preparation of tables. Do not send us tables as graphics. Tables should be as compact as possible. Unnecessary rows and columns can be avoided. The table should be double spaced and separated from the text. The font can be of same size used in the text of the manuscript. Do not divide the table in to sub tables and not to use vertical or horizontal rules/lines. Table should be numbered accordingly in numeric order. The table should be numbered in roman numeral followed by the title. The title should be one-line title in bold text with font size 10. Abbreviations can be used if needed and abbreviations that are used only in a table should be defined in the footnotes to that table and should be designated with superscript/subscript letters. Avoid “Ditto” marks. The units used should be in SI nomenclature or the nomenclature common to a particular field. Unusual units or abbreviations can be defined in the legend.

(ii) Figures

Figures should be used wherever necessary. The figures can be of JPEG/GIF/TIFF/PDF. The figures should be comprehensible for the readers and should help them in understanding the paper. Unnecessary figures should be avoided. Avoid unnecessary colouring and excessive details. The title should be one-line title in bold text with font size 10. Abbreviations can be used if needed and abbreviations that are used only in the figures should be defined in the footnotes to that figure. The title should describe the contents so each illustration can be understood on considering apart from the text. All figures should be numbered in roman numerals and should be cited in the text accordingly. The image/photograph should be cropped to show essential details. Magnification can be indicated by inserting the scale bar. The image/photograph should be clear and of high quality. Poor blurred or out of focus letters/symbols are not acceptable. The units used should be SI nomenclature or the nomenclature common to a particular field. Unusual units or abbreviations can be defined in the legend.

(iii) Conclusion

Manuscript should have relevant brief conclusion (limit of 300) and should reflect the importance and future scope.

 (iv) Acknowledgement

This section can be kept at the end of the manuscript before reference section and should not be more than 50 words. This section can be used to acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to acknowledge funding, donated resources or significant contribution to the research.

Conflict of Interest

Manuscript should have the declaration of conflict of interest. Include the following paragraph.

Conflict of interest declared none.

 

References

References to the literature cited for the manuscript should be numbered in order of appearance in the manuscript and cited in the text with superscript numbers. The references must follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style.

Journal Article Reference:

Miller-Rushing, A. J., Primack, R. B., Primack, D., &Mukunda, S. (2006). Photographsand herbarium specimens as tools to document phonological changes in responseto global warming. American Journal of Botany, 93, 1667-1674.

Book Reference:

Sidhu, S. S., & Geyer, C. R. (2015). Phage display in biotechnology and drug discovery: CRC Press.

Chapters in Book Reference:

Shiekh, R. A., & Pasupuleti, V. R. (2015). Mesoporous Silica Powder for Dental Restoration Composites from Rice Husk: A Green Sol–Gel Synthesis Agricultural Biomass Based Potential Materials (pp. 245-258): Springer International Publishing.

Patent Reference

Chang, C.-H., & Wu, T.-M. (2014). Method for producing gamma-aminobutyric acid and food produced thereby: Google Patents.

* Citing CJST published articles in your manuscript references is appreciable.

Review and Mini review Article

The review article must be organized with the main and sub headings. The words of the review article can be up to 5000-8000 words (For Mini review between 3000-5000 words). The structured review article must consist of abstract, key words, figures, tables, diagrams, illustrations, conclusion, acknowledgement and references.

Short Communication

The short communication must be organized with the main and sub headings. The words of the short communication can be up to 2000- 3000 words. The structured short communication must consist of abstract, key words, figures, tables, illustrations, conclusion, acknowledgement and references.

 

 

Copy Right Form

The author(s) must adher to the copy right policy of the journal as mentioned in the online submission system.

Manuscript Charges

The journal publishes research articles in open access manner and will not collect any publication charges. However, if the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors need to pay Article Processing Charges (APC) of US dollar $50/INR 2000 per article and this may be intimated within one week from the date of acceptance of the manuscript. The modes of fee payment will also be intimated in the acceptance email letter.

Galley Proofs

Galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proof is to be returned to the editor within 48 hours in order to avoid the delay in the publication. The authors are sole responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.