Manuscript Structure

Follow this structure when drafting your manuscripts:

  1. Title
  2. Authors
  3. Affiliations
  4. Abstract
  5. Keywords
  6. Main Text
  7. Acknowledgements (if any)
  8. References
  9. Figure Captions
  10. Tables and Figures
  • Text Layout
    Use 1.5 spacing and wide (3 cm) margins on white paper and full justification.
    Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated. Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Number all pages consecutively and all line numbers starting afresh on each page; use 12 pt font size Times New Roman and standard fonts.

  • Abstract
    Each paper should be provided with an Abstract of about 100-200 words, reporting concisely on the purpose of the review paper.

  • Keywords
    Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of seven keywords (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.

  • Symbols
    Abbreviations for units should follow the suggestions of the British Standards publication BS 1991. The full stop should not be included in abbreviations, e.g. m (not m.), ppm (not p.p.m.), '%' and '/' should be used in preference to 'per cent' and 'per'.

  • Units
    Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If, in certain instances, it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. The unit 'billion' is ambiguous and must not be used. It is preferred that units be of the format like mg/L and not mgL-1.

  • Mathematical notations and equations
    Authors should make clear any symbols (e.g. Greek characters, vectors, etc.) which may be confused with ordinary letters or characters. Duplicated use of symbols should be avoided where this may be misleading. Symbols should be defined as they arise in the text and separate Nomenclature should also be supplied. All equations should be word processed using the Microsoft Equation 3.0 wizard from the ‘Insert-Object’ option.

  • References
    References must be typed as Superscripted in text and in the following order: Initials and surname followed by the name of journal, Vol. No., page no. and year of publication (and for the book: name of book, Publisher, page No. and year),
    H.Matsumoto, S.Hara, N.Nagata and K. Ikeda, Heterocyclic, 41, 47 (1995).
    M.Bodanszky and A.Bodanszky, Yhe Practice of Peptide Synthesis, Springer-Verlag, New York, p.78,91(1984).

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  • Tables
    Tables should be numbered consecutively and given suitable captions and each table should begin on a new page. No vertical rules should be used. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (for example, in graphs). Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters.

  • Figures
    All figures should be numbered consecutively and given suitable captions and each figure should begin on a new page. Authors should also send all figures as high resolution JPEG figures (minimum 300 dpi) along with their MS Word single file manuscript.

  • Notification
    Corresponding authors will be notified of the acceptance of their paper by the Editor-in-Chief.

  • Copyright
    All authors must sign the Transfer of Copyright Agreement before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables the Publisher to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the authors' proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.

  • PDF Proofs
    One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (After receiving Printing Charges), to be checked for typesetting/editing. The corrections should be returned within 72 hours. No changes in, or additions to, the accepted (and subsequently edited) manuscript will be allowed at this stage. Proofreading is solely the author's responsibility. Any queries should be answered in full. Please correct factual errors only, or errors introduced by typesetting.

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