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. The Acknowledgments 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.

References

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.

Book:

[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.

Copy Right Policy:

The articles published in our journal are entirely under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license. The Journal, however, grants to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right to access, copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly. The ability of an author to re-use their own previously copyrighted work depends on the terms of the copyright.

1. The authors reserve all major rights of the published article like proprietary and patents rights.

2. The publisher and the author will equally enjoy other benefits of the published article in future works of their own, such as lectures, press release, views in text books, periodicals, reprinting of the whole or a part of the published article.

Licensing Policy:

  1. The authors reserve all rights of the published article like proprietary and patents rights.
  2. The publisher and the author will equally enjoy other benefits of the published articles in future works of their own, such as lectures, press release, views in textbooks, periodicals, reprinting of the whole or a part of the published article.
  3. In the case of re-publication of the whole, part, or parts thereof, in periodicals or reprint publications by a third party, written permission must be obtained from the Publisher.

Peer Review Policy:

To maintain a high-quality publication, all submissions undergo a peer review process. Characteristics of the peer review process are as follows:

  1. All the manuscripts submitted will undergo triple review process, that ensure that the author remain anonymous to reviewers and vice versa.
  2. Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be accepted.
  3. Manuscripts with contents outside the scope will not be considered for review.
  4. In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. Authors will be informed when Editors decide further review is required.
  5. All publication decisions are made by the journal’s Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the reviewer’ reports.
  6. Articles with contents outside the scope will not be considered for publication.

Peer Review Process:

Papers submitted to Journal are subject to accurate peer review so as to ensure that the research published is quality content.

Before the beginning of the refereeing process, manuscripts are initially screened by the editors. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected directly by the editors if deemed to be beyond the scope of the journal, or scientifically or linguistically substandard.

Manuscripts that have successfully gone through the proper vetting stage are then sent out for review and all correspondence takes place online. Although the peer-review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, high-quality peer-review standards are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Each manuscript is sent to at least three independent reviewers. Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of the paper, and to evaluate papers on grounds of originality, quality of empirical work and argument, quality of research methodology or/and argumentation and quality of written language. In addition, non-discriminatory language is mandatory; sexist or racist terms should not be used, and their presence will result in immediate rejection by the editors. All relevant information will be forwarded to the author(s).

Reviewer Recommendations:

Peer reviewers will have the following possible options for each article: Accept /Accept after reedit/Revise and resubmit/Reject

The revisions should be made according to reviewer comments along with their response on each specified comment. The author should send his views and consent through author response form to the reviewer for re-evaluation. The maximum time of revision will be 15 days based on major or minor revisions. The final decision to publish the article and the recommendation is of handling editors who has been responsible for the evaluation of the paper. All peer-review reports and related correspondence will be archived by the journal.

Plagiarism Policy:

This Journal follows a strong plagiarism policy. It ensures that none of the part of manuscript is plagiarized from other sources and proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources.

All the papers submitted have to pass through proper vetting process and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Software.

Disclaimer:

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered. Furthermore, simultaneous submissions (under consideration for publication elsewhere) are not acceptable. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publication nor is under review by any other formal publication. It is the primary responsibility of the author to obtain proper permission for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript, prior to the submission of the manuscript to experiment journal.