Classification of Manuscript:
Regular Scientific Papers:
These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. The length of scientific papers may extend up to 12 manuscript pages including references, tables and figures. Short Communications (Short Research Notes):
A Short Communication reflects important research finding of work and these must be published in rapid manner. These findings should be new and unpublished as part of original scientific papers. It is suitable for recording the results of complete investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus related to current ongoing research. The length of scientific papers should be up to 6 manuscript pages including references, tables and figures
Submissions of review articles covering topics of current research interest are welcome and encouraged. The usual division into “materials and methods, results and discussion” may be replaced by a more adapted structure. The length of scientific papers could be extended up to 20 manuscript pages including tables and figures.
All articles should be original work done by author and neither already published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. Author(s) is (are) solely responsible for authenticity of cited literature and originality of data being reported. Editorial office will not be responsible for any plagiarism. For the manuscript submission, you may send your manuscript to the e-mail of the Managing Editor: [email protected] Such manuscripts must be arranged according to the manuscript’s guideline before submission. The decision of the editor is final in the matter of acceptance or rejection for publication. Within 72 hours of submission, corresponding author will be acknowledged and will get the Manuscript Id. for future correspondence. Moreover, authors may inform/suitability for their manuscript directly by sending the abstract of their manuscript, you may refer Online Manuscript Submission option in the Journal website for this.
Fees and Charges:
Article Processing Charges
Research Articles & Other Articles
USD 519 (After acceptance)
Authors are required to pay the nominal publication charges of US$99 during promotional period, regular publication charges will be US$420 for each article. Publication of an article in the Research Journal of Biology (RJB) is not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges, Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication.
Manuscript Formatting Guidelines:
Mode of language of Presenting Paper is English only. The preferred format of all manuscript is MS Word (.doc & .docx formats) using Times New Roman (11 pt). Each manuscript (including tables & figures) should be typed single-spaced on A4 (8.27" × 11.69") size paper with 1 inch margins from all page edges. Do not put anything in page header/footer area except page numbers. For text use justification to both left & right, and for tables and figures should be centered on page. Pages should be numbered consecutively at the bottom throughout the manuscript including the title page. Do not use bold or italic fonts for emphasis. Use italic for words and symbols, such as scientific names. Use subscript and superscript words and symbols clearly, especially in chemical formulas.Use table and figure number at the appropriate locations in the text.
A short and comprehensive abstract (approximately up to 250 words) should provide after the title page. It includes the research background (the rationale for the study being done and its importance), main objectives, used tools and scientific techniques without going into extensive methodological details, the most important findings, observations and suitable conclusions (important aspects of the study, potential implications and specific recommendations for future research). Avoid abbreviations (except chemical and physical units) and references. Taxonomy should be mentioned by their scientific name.
Please suggest no more than five keywords after the Abstract. These should be arrange in alphabetical order, separated by comma (,) and should characterize the scope of the paper. These should not be repeated from the title.
Aim and importance of the topic, any essential historical background and possible contributions to the field of study should be included.
Materials and Methods:
Without giving unnecessary details, used materials and applied methods in the study should be included with appropriate references in clear and accurate statements.
The results obtained from the study should be reported clearly.
The study should be discussed with related literatures and critical implications should be given. Results and Discussion section may be prepared together, if necessary.
If any, acknowledgements to sponsor(s) and assisting individual(s) should be given as short as possible before reference list.
Author citations in the text must be as follows: Tatatunna (2003), Slater and Kumar (2004) or Dale et al. (2005) if within a sentence; (Tatatunna, 2003), (Slater and Kumar, 2004) or (Dale et al., 2005) if at the end of a sentence. If several papers are cited simultaneously, they should be put in chronologically, e.g. (Tatatunna, 2003; Slater and Kumar, 2004; Dale et al., 2005). Do not use `&` symbol. The list of citations in the reference list must be in alphabetical order by surname of first author. Unpublished notes, texts, abstracts/summaries of seminar, conference, symposium, etc. and web sites should not be referenced. Do not abbreviate names of journals or proceedings. If the article/book has DOI (Digital Object Identifier), the author should include it in the references after pagination very clearly.
Please use the following standard forms of citation:
Article from journal:
Krenn HW, Kristensen NP (2004) Evolution of proboscis musculature in Lepidoptera. Eur J Entomol 101: 565-575.
Dogan Y, Baslar S, Mert HH, Ay G (2003) Plants used as natural dye sources in Turkey. Economic Botany 57: 442-453.
Johnson DW, Todd DE (1998) Effects of harvesting intensity on forest productivity and soil carbon storage: Management of carbon sequestration in soils (1stedn) CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Works Presented at Meetings and Conferences (Only published materials are accepted):
McGregor A, Liebelt J, Schleiss M (2009) Humanizing the Guinea Pig Cytomegalovirus (GPCMV) antiviral model by generation of a chimeric virus encoding HCMV UL54”. 12th International CMV meeting, Boston
Tables should be self-explanatory, the title/caption must be brief, illustrative and poisoned at the top of each table. Tables are numbered in sequence as they are mentioned in the text (e.g. Table 1.), and must be included at the proper textual position in the manuscript. A footnote to the table should explain every abbreviation used, even if it was defined in the text or Abstract. Same data should not represent as both table and figure.
The figures (JPEG file format) must be included in the proper place of the text. Graphs, photographs, diagrams, drawings and maps, should illustrate important data, not found in the text or tables, and numbered in the order they are cited. Titles must be brief, clear, and self-explanatory. Figures may be in black-white or colored. Same data should not represent as both figure and table. Individual figures in JPEG file format may be required when needed, so please keep it and send those to [email protected] as an e-mail attachment.
Nucleotide and protein sequences:
New sequence data must be submitted and deposited in the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank databases and an accession number obtained at the time of submission. For the evaluation of manuscripts containing gene sequences, sequence data have to be made available to the referees. The accession number should be included in the manuscript. The most convenient method for submitting sequence data is by World Wide Web:
GenBank : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/BankIt
EMBL : https://www.ebi.ac.uk/embl/Submission/index.html
Proofs and Reprints:
Electronic proofs will be sent (via e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author. 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 reading stage. Authors will get a final PDF copy of their published paper in their e-mail and/or they can freely download the published article directly from the Journal website and then they can print unlimited copies of their articles. After acceptance and payment of the publication charges, each article will be published online in the considered Journal Volume, irrespective of its any issue.
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 Research Journal of Biology (RJB).
For Correspondence on any Related Queries:
Research Journal of Biology (RJB) [ISSN: 2322-0066]
E-mail: [email protected]