Guidelines to Authors  

International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences (ISSN:2348-8069-online) publishes research articles, Reviews and short communications. publishes research articles, Reviews and short communications. It is important that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. The authors are strongly encouraged to read instructions carefully before preparing a research manuscript for submission and publication in our journal. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All Research articles are subjected to peer review.

1. Peer –Review Policy

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2. Plagiarism Policy

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3. Submission Policy

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4. Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

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5. Conflict of Interest Statement

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6. Statement of Informed Consent

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7. Statement of Human and Animal Rights

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8. Open Access, Copyright and Licensing Policy

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Article Types

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:

Regular articles: It should be describe a new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work.

Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages in length.

Review: Reviews articles should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages.

Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers' comments to authors within 1 weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision.


Regular Articles

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author E-mail information.

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. The Abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length.

Following the abstract, about 3 to 6 key words that will provide indexing references.

Introduction It should be provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods. It should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Subheadings should be used.

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense.

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 the paper.

The Acknowledgment of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes.

Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word.

References: In the text, a reference identified by means of an author's name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. more than two authors, only the first author's name should be mentioned, followed by 'et al.,

Voiry (1981), (Jones et al., 1988), (Aleem , 1980), (Kohlmeyer and Vittal, 1986), (Hyde, 1991; Swart 1987a,b; Ulken, 1993, 1995)..

References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order.

Kanavaki, S., E. Mantadakis, S. Karabela, M. Anatoliotaki, M. Makarona, H. Moraitous, A. Penafits and Samonis, G. 2005. Antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Isolates. J. Clin Microbial. Infect. Dis. 24(10): 693 -696.

Jain, N., R. Lodha and Kabra, S. K. 2001. Upper respiratory tract infections. Indian J. Pediatr. 68 (12): 1135 – 1138.

Jones, E.B.G., Uyenco, M. and Follosco, M.P. 1988. Mangrove fungi from the Philippines. Asian. Mar. Biol. 5: 77-81.

Alias, S.A., Jones, E.B.G. and Kuthubutheen, A.J. 1995. Frequency of occurrence of fungi on wood in Malaysian mangroves. Hydrobiol. 295: 97-106.

Hung, Y. H., and Hung, Y. C. 2005. Use of antimicrobial agents for upper respiratory tract infections in Taiwanese children. Chang. Gung. Med. J. 28(11): 758 – 64.

Kohlmeyer, J., and Vittal, B.P.R. 1986. Lophioostoma mangrovei Ascomycete from the tropics. Mycologia .78: 485- 489.

Voiry, H. 1981. Morphological classification of oak and beech mycorrhiza in NE France . European. J. Forest Pathol, 11 (5/6): 243- 254.

Aleem, A.A., 1980. Distribution and ecology of marine fungi in Sierra Leone (Tropical West Africa). Bot. Mar .23: 679 688.

Bandoni, R.J., 1972. Terrestrial occurrence of some aquatic Hyphomycetes. Can J.Bot. 50: 2283 2288.

Hyde, K.D.. 1991 Fungal colonization of Rhizophora apiculata and Xylocarpus granatus Brunei pooles in Kampong Kapok mangrove. Sydowia. 43: 31-38.

Short Communications

Short Communications are (1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words; (2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section,experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.

Review Articles

Review articles Should be about 18 pages long, contain up-to-date information, comprehensively cover relevant literature and preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge on the topic.

Conflict of Interest statement

It must be declared by authors.

Proofs and Reprints

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. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.


Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Fees and Charges

Authors are required to pay Rs.2000 for Indian Authors and 100U$ for foreign authors towards as processing fee. The corresponding author may still request (at the time of article submission) to the editorial board office waive some of the processing fee under special circumstances.

Terms and conditions

After acceptance of the manuscript with the journal formatted proof, authors must pay the processing charges as prescribed in the guidelines to authors. Once paid the processing fees it should not be refund from the publishers. Because we are charging only the processing fees, it includes reviewers report preparation, editing, proof reading, design, formatting and maintenance.

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