COVER LETTER AND AUTHORIZATION FORM
During submission of the article, a cover letter and authorization form should be included having Authors full address including email, telephone and fax number etc. It should be clearly mentioned that the article is original research or review. The corresponding author should mention the undertaking that if any animal studies carried was in accordance with their country or institutional ethical committee and also state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis). Fill the cover letter and authorization form and send along with your manuscript. Without these forms (Cover letter and authorization form) your manuscript will not be considered for publication.
These articles should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and experimental procedure which should be given in required details for others to verify the work. There is no word limit in the manuscript but unnecessary matters, tables and figures are not allowed. For proper referring and fast publication all manuscript should be grammatically correct without any repetition of same data in table and figure.
The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with 1.5 cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. “Times New Roman” font should be used.
Title: Times New Roman 14 Capitalized each word (Centered).
Names of Author(s): Times New Roman 12 (Centered), bold
Author affiliation (Times New Roman 10 single column Centered) needs to be given below author names in order of appearance. Relation between author listing and affiliation needs to be indicated as superscripted numbers to the right of name in author listing and to the left in affiliation.
Abstract: Times New Roman 9 (single column) Justified, maximum 250 words.
Keywords: 3-6 keywords should be written just after the abstract, which can identify the most important subject of the manuscript. Times New Roman 10 (single column), separated by semi colon (;)
Introduction: A brief and clear description of the purpose of the investigation relating the previous research and essential arguments should be mentioned.
Materials and Methods: This section should be written well defined to understand the steps of investigation done which allows other researcher to reproduce the result.
Results and Discussion: The findings of the manuscripts should be presented with appropriate evidences and discussions in a single heading or may be presented in separate headings depending on the requirement and need of author(s).
Subsection title: Times New Roman 12 Small Caps with 6 pt spacing after the subsection title (paragraph formatting) justified.
New Subsection text begins with 6 pt spacing before the text (paragraph formatting)
Reference citations should be given in ascending alphabetically arranged at the end of the manuscript.
Tables and Figures: Tables need to have title above the table and figures need to have title below the figure. (Times New Roman 10).
Each table and figure should be well descriptive so that can be understood without description in text section accompanied by a legend below it. (Times New Roman 8)
Equations need to be left aligned; equation numbers should be right aligned; equations quoted in manuscript need to conform to this form. (Eqn. 1)
Acknowledgement: At the end of the manuscript before references, author may acknowledge the help of those persons who don’t considered for authorship. The funding agency should be acknowledged in this section.
References (Times New Roman 9) should be listed as
For Journal Reference
Shrivastava UP and Kumar A (2011) A Simple and Rapid Plate Assay for the Screening of Indole-3-acetic Acid (IAA) Producing Microorganisms. Int. J. Appl. Biol. Pharma. Technol. 2: 120-123.
Jha PN and Kumar A (2009) Characterization of novel plant growth promoting endophytic bacterium Achromobacter xylosoxidans from wheat plant. Microbial Ecol. 58: 179-188.
For Chapter in Book Reference
Kumar A, Rai AK, Shrivastava UP, Tyagi MB, and Kumar A (2011) Microcystins, a Novel Class of Toxins from Cyanobacteria. In: Roy BK and Chandary BR (Eds) Plant Genome; Conservation, Manipulation and Diversity.Chapter 11, Narosa, New Delhi, 129-139.
For Book Reference
Benson HJ (1998) Microbiological applications: A laboratory manual in general microbiology. McGraw-Hill College.
For Patent Reference
Aviv H, Friedman D, Bar-Ilan A and Vered M (1996) Submicron emulsions as ocular drug delivery vehicles, U.S. Patent US 5496811.
[Note: “FEMS Microbiology Ecology” format with a little modification can be used to use Reference managers such as Endnote, Mendeley etc.]
PUBLICATION ETHICS STATEMENT
Kindly see the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement at: http://ijgrr.org/ethics.pdf
Formatted manuscripts must be in MS Word form (.doc and .docx format) and may be submitted either by online submission system or by email attachment to the Editor-in-Chief at email@example.com.
In the event of any bounce of email(s) sent with paper(s) attached, kindly scan papers for virus. If the inconvenience persists, kindly inform the Editor.
We don't accept plagiarised manuscripts. Authors are kindly requested to check for plagiarism before submission of manuscript. Authors, researchers and freelancers can use following links to screen their work before submission:
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ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES
Authors are required to pay an article processing fee (not at the time of submission) after peer review and acceptance. The fee contributes to the handling/ editorial/ production costs and hence non-refundable.
For India & Nepal: INR 2500.00 only
For SAARC countries (excluding India & Nepal): US$ 70 (after 50% waiver to all in US$ 140)
For other countries (excluding SAARC countries): US$ 140.00 only
If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you can avail an opportunity of waiver in the Article Publication Charge. After acceptance of manuscript, authors from least developed countries (see list of least developed countries declared by United Nations in 2014) may avail waiver in publication charge up to 75% based on economic conditions and quality of the manuscript; whereas, author(s) seeking waiver should forward his/her application of waiver at the time of manuscript submission.
We consider applications for a fees waiver on a case-by-case basis (for least developed countries). Please contact the editor for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Average Duration of the Peer Review process & Acceptance
3 weeks to 2 months in normal situation
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