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AIM: The Journal of Biology (J Biol) is designed for prompt publication of original and significant articles in the field of Biology. It aims to serve as a forum of life scientists and health professionals, especially those who share common interest in understanding living beings.
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REVIEW OF PAPERS: The contributors may send the papers to the Administrative Editor with the names of at least three Referees in the field of specialisation as the subject of the paper demands to whom we may request for review of the paper (Please provide separate List of Referees for each paper) The Referees should be other than the Members of Editorial Board of the Journal, who are known to you and aware of the research activities of your Department/Institute, but are not from yours' Department/Institute (Please provide their postal & e-mail address and field of specialisation). The possible exceptions are in the case of occasional invited papers and editorials, or where a partial or entire volume is devoted to a special theme.
FREQUENCY: There shall be two issues, one volume per year (July & December).
MANUSCRIPT: For the initial submission of manuscripts for consideration, submit a hardcopy with disk or e-mail the text to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prepare the manuscript as per style of the Journal. Manuscripts, which do not fully confirm to Journal style, will be returned to the Authors.
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DISK: We can accept files created by MS Word. The disk label must contain the information — your name and name of text file(s) containing your submission. Footnote text should be placed as endnotes following the last page to text.
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SIZE: An article should not generally exceed twelve printed pages (18 double spaced typed pages of MS Word). The authors would be charged for additional pages, even if a longer article is accepted for publication. Reporting of frequency data may be accepted in the form of small report. Such reports should generally not exceed four pages, including tables/figures.
TITLE: The paper title, author’s name, affiliation, complete address, Fax number, and e-mail address should appear on the first page of the article. When there is more than one author, the correspondence will be sent to the first author, unless otherwise requested.
RUNNING HEAD: Not more than 40 characters (including spaces) should be identified on the title page.
ABSTRACT: Not exceeding 250 words.
KEYWORDS: Not exceeding six should accompany the manuscript.
TABLE: Each table should be typed separately and marked in the text in numerical order.
ILLUSTRATION: It should be clear, concise, and good for reproduction (maximum size for illustrations is 120 x 180 mm/80x160mm). All illustrations are referred to as Figures.
PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph should be sharp for reproduction (maximum size for photographs is 120 x 180mm/80x160 mm). The cost of the reproduction of black and white and coloured photographs will be borne by the author(s).
LIST: A separate list of tables, figures, and illustrations with captions should accompany the manuscript.
METRIC SYSTEM: The metric system should conform to the International System of Units (S. I.).
REFERENCES: These should be listed at the end of article, arranged alphabetically according to the surnames of the authors and then chronologically. Following are examples of the proper reference style of various sources:
Bhasin MK, Foerster W, Fuhrmann W I973. A cytogenetic study of recurrent abortion. Humangenetik, 18: 111-117.
Bhasin MK, Chahal SMS 1996. A Laboratory Manual for Human Blood Analysis. Delhi: KamlaRaj Enterprises.
Sections of Books:
Bhasin MK, Walter H, Danker-Hopfe H 1994. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and abnormal haemoglobins (HB S and HB E) in people of India. In: Veena Bhasin (Ed.): People Health and Disease: The Indian Scenario. Delhi: Kamla-Raj Enterprises pp. 131-159.
Bhasin MK 2003. Genetics of Castes and Tribes of India. Paper presented in the Seminar on Peopling of India at Central Forensic Science Laboratory. Kolkata, March 19 – 20.
Hasstedt SJ, Cartwright PE 1981. PAP: Pedigree Analysis Package. Tech Rep No 13, Department of Biophysics and Computing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Thesis / Dissertation:
Mallikarjuna Rao 2001. A strategy for the definitive diagnosis of Fragile X syndrome and correlation of mutational status to the clinical severity. Ph.D. thesis submitted to Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
Work “in press”:
Bhasin MK 2004. Human population cytogenetics: A review. Int J Hum Genet, (in press).
Code of Nüremberg 1947 (on line) (consulted 05-04-2002). <http://www.bmlweb.org/serment_nuremberg.html>
When there are more than five authors use et al. in place of rest of the authors.
REFERENCES IN THE TEXT: References citations in the text should be in parentheses and include author name(s) and year of publication. Text citations of two or more works at the time should be given in chronological order. When citing a paper written by three or more authors, write the name of the first author plus “et al”. (However, all authors must be given in the Reference section). Where there are two or more papers by the same author in one year, distinguishing letter (a, b, c....) should be added to year. All references should be carefully crosschecked; it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that references are correct.
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