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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced 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.

Author Guidelines


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Terms of Submission:

While submitting your manuscripts you must ensure that:

• The manuscript is not being considered elsewhere for publication.
• All authors have approved the publication of this manuscript.
• The relevant institution has approved the submission, if required.
• The authors permit editing of the paper for readability.

Research Article: An article containing full detail of findings. It should consist of Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Results, Discussion (Results and Discussion can be combined), Material and Methods, Acknowledgements, Authors's Contributions, References, Tables, and finally Figure Legends.

Formatting of the manuscript:

Title and Authorship Information Page (first page of the manuscript)
• Title of the manuscript
• Full names of author(s)
• Full institutional mailing addresses
• Email address(es), telephone and fax number of corresponding author(s)

This section consist of a short collection of bullet points that capture the novel results of your research (3 to 5 bullet points). 

The manuscript should contain an abstract. Abstracts shall not contain any references and should clearly and accurately summarize the main focus of the study. The word count should be under 250 words.

This section should summerise existing literature sufficiently so that the readers understand the background of the findings. At the end, the introduction should contain the objectives of the study. Authors are encouraged to use headings, however, these are not compulsory.

Materials and Methods:
This part should contain sufficient experimental and analytical details so that any readers can repeat the procedures without consulting the author of the study. To have better understanding of the methodologies, it is recommended that this section is divided under headings.

Results and Discussion:
This section may be divided by subheadings or may be combined depending upon the nature of manuscript and the type of study.

This section should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work. It should not be more than one paragraph and should not repeat the text presented earlier in the text. Efforts should be made to highlight the importance and relevance of the study.

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included in the manuscript before the Reference section and may include supporting grants etc.

Authors Contributions:
The manuscript must clearly state the contribution of each author and should convince editors that each author has contributed significantly to the study.




References in the text should be mentioned as Smith, 2005 (when there is single author) or Smith and Franklin, 2005 (when there are two authors) or Smith et al., 2005 (when there are more than two authors).

The reference in the Reference List shall be arranged as mentioned below for each category:

Arif. M., M. T. Jan, N.U. Khan, A. Khan, M. J. Khan and I. Munir. 2010. Effect of seed priming on growth parameters of soybean. Pak.J. Bot. 42(4):2803-2812

Javaid, A., and T. Anjum. 2006. Control of Parthenuim hysterophorus (L.) by aqueous extracts of allelopathic grasses. Pak. J. Bot. 38(1):139-145

Oya, T., A.L. Neopmoceno, N. Neumaier, J.R.B. Farias, S. Tobita and O. Ito. 2004. Drought tolerance characteristics of Brazilian soybean cultivars. J. Plant Prod. Sci. 7:129-137

Munir, M. 2002. Mononegaviruses of veterinary importance. Volume I: Pathobiology and molecular diagnosis: 1st edn. CABI, UK.
Narwal, S.S. 2004. Allelopathy in crop production.Scientific Publishers, Jodhapur, India.

Chapter in Edited Book
Gnanadurai, C. W. Lyon, D. C. Jackson, A. C. Fu, Z. F. 2014. Rabies Virus. p. 209-221. In: Munir, M (eds), Mononegaviruses of veterinary importance. Volume I: Pathobiology and molecular diagnosis, 2ndedn. CABI, UK.

Tanner, J.W. and D.J. Hume. 1978. Soybean management and production. Chapter.6. p.157-217. In: A.G. Norman Soybean Physiology, Agronomy and Utilization Academic Press. New York.

PhD thesis
Author, A. 2003. Thesis title with lower case initials to all words. PhD thesis, University, Town, Country.

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