Author Guideline

Authors can submit their original ideas and findings, matches with the aim and objectives of the
journal in the form of original or review articles, case reports and short communication. The
manuscript should be written in the English language using font Time New Roman, size 12 and s
line space 1.5 in the compatible MS-Word format (.doc/.docx) in one column with margins of 1
at the top, bottom and the sides. The length of the manuscript should not be more than 15 pages.
The article should be prepared by following the general layout of the journal as given below:

Preparation of Cover Letter
A cover letter mentioning that the submitted work is original, not published before and not under
the publication. It should be sent along with the manuscript by the corresponding author on the
behalf of co-authors to the managing editor of the journal. Provide the contact details and
affiliation of two potential reviewers (Optional).

Preparation of full manuscript
The first page of the manuscript should include the title, name of the author(s), affiliations of
author(s), e-mail of author(s) and full address of the corresponding author with e-mail and phone
no./Mob. No. The title should be concise and informative.

The abstract should be not more than 300 words and should contain the gist of the entire work.
Avoid using any abbreviated form in the abstract. Taxonomic authorities should not be used
here. References should not be used in the abstract.
The abstract should be followed by 3 to 6 keywords.

In this portion, the main problem, selected in the study should be discussed with the relevant
earlier literature and the proposed method or solution. Proper references should be used in
support to the content.

Materials and Methods
The detailed experimental protocols, instruments and software etc. used in the study should be
described here with their proper references. The details of the study area should also be provided.

Here the author(s) should be presented the clear and concise findings of the experiment/study. It
should be written in past tense. The results should be given here without any references.

The study should be elaborately discussed with the significance of the results with the help of
earlier work and reports.

The important outcomes of the study should be mentioned in this section.
Note: Results, Discussion and Conclusion can be combined if seems appropriate.

The acknowledgments of the funding body, institutional head, co-workers, field assistants, local
people etc. should be briefed and declaration of any conflict of interest related to the work.

In the text, the references should be typed in Vancouver style
The manuscript could be supported with up to 10 references. Case Reports could be authored by
up to 6 authors.

All the figures should be in JPG/JPEG format in a word file. The figures should be with the
width of 75 mm/155 mm with the resolution of 300 dpi. Figures should be numbered as they are
cited in the main text. If the figure is a plate, each figure should be subdivided by using upper
case letters of bold “Times New Roman” font size as required but similar in all. If a figure
comprises more than one glossy photograph, these should be marked A, B, C…etc. Legends of all
figures should be provided on a separate page.
Figure format:Fig 1: —(9 Font size, Times New Roman, Normal, Bold)

The table should be made as simple as possible. Only a few horizontal lines should be used
without vertical lines in the table. All tables should be placed after references in the manuscript.
Each table should be consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals with a self-descriptive heading
and/or legend. Any abbreviation or symbol used in the table should be described in the legend.
The same data should not be represented in tables and in graphs.
Table Format – It should be designed using table tools of MS Word and exactly same as below
Table 1: — (9 Font size, Times New Roman, Normal, Bold)
Tables and figures should be cited in the text in numerical order. Table 2 should not be first cited
before Table 1.

Units and Symbols: The use of the International System of Units (SI) is recommended.

Review article
The summarized and up to date information on a topic will be published under this category. The
article should not be more than 4500 words. For other instructions will be similar to the general

Short communications

Any concise, new findings, important information and preliminary results can be published under
this category. It should not be more than 100 words. For other instructions will be similar to the
general guidelines.

Case reports
New, interesting and rare cases can be reported. They should be unique, describing a great
diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and providing a learning point for the readers. Cases with
clinical significance or implications will be given priority. These communications could be of up
to 2000 words and should have the following headings: Abstract (unstructured), Key-words,
Introduction, case report, Discussion, Reference, Tables and Legends in that order.

Letter to the Editor:
These should be short and decisive observations. They should preferably be related to articles
previously published in the Journal or views expressed in the journal. They should not be
preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. The letter could have up to 800
words and 5-10 references. It could be generally authored by not more than 6 authors.