Manuscripts must be organized by strictly following the Guidelines for Authors and should typically contain different sections like Title page, Abstracts, Key words, Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.
The title page should contain a clear, concise and informative title of the article. This should be followed by the names and affiliations of the authors. The affiliation should comprise the Department, institution (usually university or company), city, and country and should be typed as a footnote to the author’s name. The Corresponding Author must indicate his or her complete postal address, phone number (including the country code) and email address at the lower left of the Title Page.
The abstract should not be more than 250 words and should contain only one paragraph clearly representing objectives, material and methods, Results and Conclusions very short but precisely. Reviews and mini reviews also require an abstract. Abstract must be followed by four-six keywords.
This should be brief and indicates aim of the study and the essential background information. Introduction should clearly state the hypothesis or purpose statement, how and why the purpose or hypothesis was developed and why the author deems it important.
Material and Methods
Concise but complete information must be provided about the material and the analytical, statistical and experimental procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to reproduce the experiment. The use of subheadings to divide the text is encouraged. Primary headings should be in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS. Secondary or subheadings should be in Bold sentence case. Third level subheadings should be in Italicized sentence case. In case of animal experiments authors must give the details of ethical approval.
Result and Discussion
Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section. The same data/ information given in a table must not be repeated in a figure, or vice versa. Tables and Figures should be self explanatory and it is not acceptable to repeat extensively the numerals from tables into text and give lengthy and unnecessary explanations of the Tables and Figures. Discussion should relate the results to current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field.
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
Reference style can be downloaded from here to be used in EndNote®. References must be complied with APA Reference Style. References inside the text should be written in alphabetically by author's last name and year of publication (Mitra, 2010). In case of two authors, last names of both authors should be mentioned followed by the year of publication (Mitra and Saha, 2010). In case of more than two authors, references inside the text should be composed of last name of the first author plus et al. and followed by the year of publication (Mitra et al., 2010). A few of the Style of references is given below:
Journal: Mitra, I., Saha, A. and Roy, K. (2010) Chemometric modeling of free radical scavenging activity of flavone derivatives. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 45, Issue 11, Pages 5071-5079.
Chapter in Book: Bryson, B., & Winkler, I. R. (1992). What does "oo-day" really mean?. In J. Paul, Current research on semantic competence in creolized Pig Latin (3rd ed., pp. 96-107). Lick Fork, VA: Fourchette University Press.
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
Tables & Figures
Tables and figures should NOT be embedded in the text and should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Tables should be created with a word processor and cited consecutively in the text (e.g., Table 3 will come before Table 4). To ensure the highest print quality, figures must be submitted with minimum 300 dpi or higher resolutions. Captions/legends will be placed below figures and adjusted to 10 font size.
Standard abbreviations should be used throughout the manuscript. All nonstandard abbreviations should be kept
to a minimum and must be defined in the text following their first use.
The journal charges following fee for each manuscript (Original research articles, Review articles, Mini-reviews or Short communications) on acceptance to cover the costs incurred by open access publication:
- USD $50 (for overseas authors other than from India and Pakistan)
- USD $40 (for authors from India and Pakistan)
- BDT Tk.3000 (for authors from Bangladesh)