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Author Guidelines

The manscripts, in English only, should be prepared electronically and word processed using MS Word 2003 or Word 2007 or WordPerfect 9 or higher, and follow a standard layout: A-4 size, minimum 2.5 cm margin on all the four sides, and 1.5 line spacing. The text should be carefully checked for typographical errors, especially numerals and diacritical marks in words from different languages.The title page should comprise: full title of the paper, initials and surname of author(s), name of the laboratory where the work was carried out, and the address to which all correspondence concerning the manuscript should be made. Please add Telephone and Fax numbers as well as Email IDs.The abstract, on a separate page, placed before the introduction, should include sufficient information on the objectives, study area, methods, results and major conclusions.Six to ten key words, not repeated from the title of the paper, should be placed after the Abstract.All acknowledgements should be put at the end before References.The main text of the paper should be reasonably subdivided into sections and subsections. No part of the manuscript should be underlined except the Latin names of organisms. No word or phrase should be abbreviated.The tables should be prepared on separate pages and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Each table should be provided a short title. The basis for the nomenclature of taxa should be indicated in the Methods section.All illustrations and photographs should be referred to in the text as figure, and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. All figures should be provided a detailed caption and all captions should be placed together on a separate page.All figures (Line drawings or Photographs) should be placed after the text, references and tables, on separate pages (one figure per page). All figure should be high quality/high resolution graphic file (JPG, TIFF, BMP, EPS or PNG) embedded in the text file. We may ask for them separately if necesary.The manuscripy file should be named in a manner that it can be readily identified with the author(s) and/or title of the paper. It may be noted that the online system converts the file names to its own Numbering system.Only metric units (S.I. Units) should be used.References to literature should be given in the text by the author's name and year only. All cited references should be listed a the end in alphabetical order under the first author's name. Include the names of all authors/editors, full title of the paper, unabbreviated title of the journals, and the name and place of the publisher, and total number of pages in case of books, collective volumes and proceedings, thesis, report etc.Please note that it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to quote copyrighted material which has appeared in another publication.Hard copies (Printed) of the manuscript should NOT be mailed separately.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 1.5-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end and their desired position in the text is marked at appropriate points.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

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