International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences (IJBPAS) publishes reviews, research articles and short communications. The objective of the journal is to publish original research from the field of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Enzymology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Biotechnology and other allied fields. Authors are requested to abide by the established specifications, failure in doing them may result in manuscripts being delayed or discarded. Therefore authors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All manuscripts are subjected to peer review by well qualified and experienced editorial team members.
International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences (IJBPAS) believes that the manuscript is not under consideration anywhere else, and once accepted shall not be published elsewhere in the same form, in either the same or another language, without the consent of the Editors. Manuscripts with multiple authors are reviewed assuming that all listed authors have contributed to the research and all have unanimously approved the final manuscript. Authors must submit a covering letter along with the manuscript declaring the authenticity behind the work, covering letter must be forwarded by the Head of the Laboratory.
Types of manuscripts
Research papers should contain new experimental studies that constitute a significant contribution to the respective field. Research Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages.
Short communications are the one that contain new important findings in brief, a maximum of six (6) pages.
Review articles should take into context the most important current topics but not mere compilation, on subjects of general interest. They should not exceed twelve (12) pages.
The language of the journal is English. Manuscript should be typed in Times New Roman font, one and a half-spaced on A4 (8.5" × 11") paper size with 1 inch margins. Title should be in bold face upper case with font size of 14, main headings should be in bold face upper case with font size 12 and subheadings should be in bold face lower case. It should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References.
The title must be as brief as possible, comprehensive and descriptive. Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname followed by their address in normal face lower case. The Corresponding Author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk, and should be listed first. In addition the corresponding author must include telephone/ fax/ E-mail address below the corresponding authors name. If any of the co-authors are from different organizations, their addresses too should be mentioned and indicated using numbers after their names.
Should start on a new page after the title page and should not be more than 250 words. It must present the reason behind the study, the main findings, and conclusions. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.
Provide four to six appropriate key words after abstract.
Should start on a new page and should justify the title, relate the current research with earlier researches and should clearly indicate the objectives of the study.
Materials and Methods
Shall start as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New or modified methods may be described in detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.
Results & Discussion
All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Should contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. Discussion part can also be separated in that case the review of results with previous research should be done in discussion part.
Shall contain brief conclusion of the investigation followed by future prospects.
All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section.
References should be referred to by number. Should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in-alphabetic-order) in square brackets. Cite references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals in square brackets.
Avoid using abstracts as references. Avoid citing a "personal communication" unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text.
Journals: Author (last name) (initials), Author (last name) (initials), Title of Article, Journal name, volume (issue), year, page numbers.
Books: Author (last name) (initials), Author (last name) (initials), Author (last name) (initials), Title of Book, Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page numbers. Conference Proceedings: Author AB, Title, Conference, year, page number.
Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand.
Type-written manuscripts prepared using MS Word should be submitted as a MS word document to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org along with a covering letter by the corresponding author forwarded by the Head of the laboratory.