Instruction for Authors
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1) The journal‘s language is English.
British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used in article. Please provide your manuscript in double-spaced, Times and New Roman font (size 12) left alignment, Word format. Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly encouraged to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language, if none of the authors is so, has reviewed their manuscript.
English language editing services:The journal has an option to facilitate language correction of manuscripts, if authors are not sure about the correctness of grammar and spelling (click here).
2) Style of papers
Original research papers should generally not exceed 12 pages of printed text, including references, tables and figures (one page of printed text = approx. 600 words). A manuscript for a research paper should be assembled in the following order: Title, Author(s) (names must not be abbreviated), Affiliation(s) (if the senior author is not the corresponding order, this is indicated) Keywords, Abbreviations, Abstract, Introduction, Results, Discussion (Results and Discussion may be combined), Materials and methods, Conclusion (if applicable), Acknowledgments, References. Tables and figures (JPEG/75 DPI) should be cited in the appropriate area in the text and numbered consecutively (eg. for figures, Fig 1., Fig 2...... and for tables Table 1., Table 2. etc.). Please place tables and figures at the end of manuscript consecutively.
Research notes should not exceed 6 pages of printed text (one page of printed text = approx. 600 words), including references, tables and figures. A manuscript for a research note should be assembled in the following order: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s) (if the senior author is not the corresponding order, this is indicated) Key words, Abstract, Abbreviations , Manuscript text, Acknowledgments, References. Tables and figures (JPEG) should be cited in the appropriate area in the text with the legend and numbered consecutively (eg. for figures, Fig 1., Fig 2..... and for tables Table 1., Table 2. etc.) Review papers should not exceed 15 pages of printed text, including references, tables and figures. A manuscript for a review should be assembled in the following order: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s) (if the senior author is not the corresponding order, this is indicated) Keywords, Abstract, Abbreviations, Manuscript text, Acknowledgments, References. Tables and figures (JPEG) should be cited in the appropriate area in the text with the legend and numbered consecutively (eg. for figures, Fig.1, Fig.2..... and for tables Table.1, Table.2 etc.).
Please provide 5 to 10 key words in alphabetical order separated with semicolons, not included in the title. Scientific or systematic name of plants and fungi etc. should be written in italic. eg. Oryza sativa; in vitro; in vivo.
Abbreviations and their explanations should be collected alphabetically arranged in a list. Examples: BA- 6-benzylaminopurine; NAA-naphthaleneacetic acid. Some commonly used abbreviations (e.g., DNA; PCR) do not have to be explained.
Please provide a short abstract between 150- 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Usually, the abstract summarizes the work reported and does not contain background information or speculative statements.
This section should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential background, but should not include either the findings or the conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed. Please provide a context for the report with respect to previous work done in the field. The literature should be cited. Please do not insert page number in your manuscript with MS Word insert page facility.
Results and Discussion
This should highlight the results and the significance of the results and place them in the context of other work. The final paragraph ought to provide a resume of the main conclusions. Normally a comparison between your results and results from previous works should be given in the Discussion.
Materials and Methods
Please provide sufficient methodological details to allow a competent person to repeat the work.
Tables, Graphs and Figures
Tables, Graphs and Figures should be cited in the appropriate location of text (without legends) and numbered consecutively. All Tables and Figures must consecutively be placed at the end of manuscript (with their legends and caption).
For Figures and Graphs or illustrations just use Fig 1., Fig 2. ............etc. For Tables Just use Table 1, Table 2............etc.
Just mention a quick thanks to the fund providers, supporters, etc.
In the text, a reference identified by means of an author's name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author's name should be mentioned, followed by 'et al.'. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter. All the below examples can be used in the text: According Mark (1986); (Smith, 1987a, b), (Sexton, 1986; Fitzgerald et al., 1988), (Bullen and Bennett, 1990)
1. Journal article:
Smith J, Jones MJ , Houghton LD (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med. 965:325-329
2. Journal issue with issue editor:
Smith J (ed) (1998) Rodent genes. Mod Genomics J. 14(6):126-233
3. Book chapter:
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York
4. Paper presented at a conference:
Chung ST, Morris RL (1978) Isolation and characterization of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid from Streptomyces fradiae. Paper presented at the 3rd international symposium on the genetics of industrial micro-organisms, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4-9 June 1978
5. Proceedings as a book (in a series and sub-series):
Zowghi D et al (1996) A framework for reasoning about requirements in evolution. In: Foo N, Goebel R (eds) PRICAI'96: topics in artificial intelligence. 4th Pacific Rim conference on artificial intelligence, Cairns, August 1996. Lecture notes in computer science (Lecture notes in artificial intelligence), vol 1114. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, p 157
A fee of 120 Australian Dollars (per manuscript) might be charged to the authors of accepted papers.