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 Academic Research Journal of Biotechnology
 

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 ISSN: 2384-616X

 

ARJB is Indexed by Prerna Society of Technical Education and Research (impact Factor)= 0.413

 

Author's Guide

 

Manuscripts must be sent as e-mail attachment to arjb@academicresearchjournals.org  or  academicresearchjournalsarjb@yahoo.com  ARJB editorial board makes an objective and quick decision on each manuscript and informs the corresponding author within three weeks of submission. If accepted, the article is published online within days.

Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at:
arjb@academicresearchjournals.org . A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 48 hours.
The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author's surname, as an attachment.

Article Types

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:

Regular articles: 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.

Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.

Review: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews are also peer-reviewed.
 


Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 3 weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the ARJB to publish manuscripts within 6 weeks after submission.

Regular articles

All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.
The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote.

The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length.. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.


Following the abstract, about 3 to 10 key words that will provide indexing reference should be listed.

A list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelled out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used.

The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.
Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.

Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or Powerpoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

References: 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 like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.

References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Examples:

Abamu JU (2005). Problems and prospects of Agricultural extension service in developing countries in: Adedoyin. F.O (Ed); Agricultural Extension in Nigeria; published by the agricultural extension society of Nigeria (AESON); pp 159-169.
Anaeto CF (2005). Need to strengthen supervision in Agricultural Extension service in Nigeria. J. Pure and Appl. Sci., 5(1): 1-7.
Stohlgren T, Binkley D, Chong G, Kalkhan M, Schell L, Bull K, Otsuki Y, Newman G , Bashkin M ,. Son Y (1999). Exotic plant species invade hot spots of native plant diversity. Ecological Monographs, 69: 25-49.
Peplow D (1999). Environmental Impacts of Mining in Eastern Washington, Center For Water And Watershed Studies Fact Sheet, University of Washington, Seattle.

Short Communications

Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one table. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the following differences:
(1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words;
(2) Instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes;
(3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.

 

 

Open Access
ARJB is an open access journal. Abstracts and full texts of all articles published in the journals can be read online without any form of restriction.

Creative Commons
All ARJB articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License. Readers can copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

Copyright
Submission of a manuscript implies that authors have met the requirements of the editorial policy and publication ethics. Authors retain the copyright of their articles published in the journal. However, authors agree that their articles remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.
 

 

Review Policy
The journal operates a blind review policy. Manuscripts are reviewed by editorial board members or other qualified persons.

Manuscript Handling Fee
The manuscript handling fee for ARJB is $500 (USD).
 

     Waiver Policy

 

I will like to give some of the reasons for charging publication handling fee.

Academic Research Journals is a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the Journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The handling fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees’ salaries, internet services, electricity, etc.

It costs money to produce a peer-reviewed, edited and formatted article that is ready for online publication, and to host it on a server that is freely accessible without barriers around the clock.

We ask that as a small part of the cost of doing the research, the author, institution, or funding agency pays a modest fee to help cover the actual cost of the essential final step, which is the publication.

 

However, we can offer you a partial waiver of the handling fee, but not a full waiver.



      Please send your application for waiver to arjb@academicresearchjournals.org

 

 


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Current Issue:  July 2014

 

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