Author Guidelines

Authors willing to submit their manuscript are requested to carefully go through the guidelines as given below, [The papers submitted without following this style and format will not undergo review process, and will be returned to authors].

Article Types

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted: Regular articles, Short Communications, Reviews.

All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. Following the abstract, about 3 to 6 Keywords that will provide indexing should be listed. The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject. Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The Discussion should 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 Discussion. TheAcknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief. Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Figure should be prepared using JPEG file.


Citation in text:

References should be numbered in the order that they first appear in text and listed in numerical sequence on a separate sheet. References should be cited in full in the reference list, including the title and the first and last page numbers. In the reference list, Single Author Paper [1], Multi Author Paper [2], books [3], and Chapter in a book [4] should accord with the following examples:

Single Author Paper:

[1] El-Morsy, M. H. M. 2010. Relative Importance of Salt Marshes as Range Resources in the North Western Mediterranean Coast of Egypt. J. Phytol. 2(3):39-50.

Multi Author Paper:

[2] Mai, T. N., S. L. Ranamukhaarachchi and D. B. Hannaway. 2011. Efficacy of Antagonist Strains of Bacillus megaterium,Enterobacter cloacaePichia guilliermondii and Candida ethanolica against Bacterial Wilt Disease of Tomato. J. Phytol. 3(2):01-10.


[3] Levitt, J. 1980. Responses of plants to environmental stresses, vol. 2, Academic Press, New York.

Chapter in a book:

[4] Asada, K., M. Takahashi. 1987. Production and scavenging of active oxygen in photosynthesis. In: D. J. Kyle, B. Osmond and C. J. Arntzen (Eds.), Photoinhibition, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 227-287.

Proofs: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. Authors will also be charged for excessive alterations on proofs and submission of revised files after the article has been transmitted to the printer.

Copyright: Author (s) should submit an Author Agreement Form in the specified format for copyright transfer and declare about authenticity of the literature and originality of the data, without which the paper will not be published online. This form should be submitted along with proof corrections.