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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Cover page of the manuscript should carry Title of the research paper, Name(s) of the Author(s), their affiliation followed by E - mail I.D. of the corresponding author compulsorily. The authorship and its order furnished at the time of registration of the manuscript is final.

If the paper form a part of M.Sc. / Ph.D. thesis, a certificate by the Head of the Department to the effect that the authors were associated with the research work in the capacity of Chairman / Member of the Advisory Committee must accompany the paper. In such cases, the first name should necessarily be
of the student concerned and should be routed through the Dean (PGS) of their institution.
Note: No manuscript should carry Author(s) Name(s) and address anywhere on the body of the Manuscript other than on cover page.

Title: This should be informative but concise. While typing the title of the paper / note only first letter of the title must be in capital. The title must be typed just before the commencement of Abstract. No abbreviations should be used in the title.

Abstract: The abstract must be brief and informative and should not be more than 300 words.

Keywords: 4 - 5 key words without abbreviations need to be mentioned compulsorily for a full length research paper and to be arranged alphabetically.

Introduction: The introduction should be brief and state the objective of the experiment. The review of literature should be pertinent to the problem.

Material and methods: This should be precise and whenever the methods of other authors are followed, it would suffice if reference to their paper is made instead of repeating the procedure, should include experimental design, treatments and techniques employed. The year of experiment /
investigation carried out should be mentioned.

Results and discussion: This should govern the presentation and interpretation of experimental data only and each of the experiment should be properly titled. Common names of plant species, micro-organisms, insects etc., should be supported with authentic, latest Latin names, which should be Italics in the typescript. When such names are first mentioned, the full generic name and the species name with the authority should be mentioned and in subsequent reference, the generic name be abbreviated and the authority be deleted. All headings must be typed in lower case from the left hand margin. The sub-headings must be typed in lower order capitals and must start from the left hand margin and underlined. The para under a sub-heading must start from a line below the sub-heading.

Tables : Every table should be on a separate sheet and be clear with proper reference in the text.
The units of the data should be defined. Appropriate statistical tests should be applied to the data presented. Foot-note should be seldom used. Lengthy tables should be avoided. 

Illustrations :The illustrations, text-figures and photo prints should be clear. If there are many photo prints, they are to be grouped compactly. Whenever photo prints are included, the magnification should be indicated. Photostat copies of any illustrations are not accepted and in all cases, originals should be sent. Legends to figures and photos should be typed on the foot of the figure/photo. Colour photos, if needed in research articles could be printed at extra cost. Abbreviations should be used sparingly if advantageous to the reader. All new or unusual abbreviations should be defined when they are used for the first time in the paper. Ordinarily, the sentences should not begin with abbreviations or numbers.

References: References should be typed in double line space along with the body of the paper but starting on a fresh page. These should be listed in the alphabetical and chronological order. In the text, the references should be cited as Hayman (1970) or (Hayman, 1970), Sen and Bhowal (1961) or
(Sen and Bhowal, 1961), Tosh et al. (1978) or (Tosh et al., 1978), when there are more than two authors. Recent references should be included. References older than five years w.r.t. the scientific journals are not allowed in the paper.

Citing References: The papers cited in the text should only be included in the References. While listing the References, the following format should be followed strictly.

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