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Author Guidelines

Authors can submit ARTICLE/S prepared in MS Word File including Tables and Figures (If Any) at appropriate positions, E-mail to


Authors submitting article first time online please click on ‘Create an account’ and register following the website’s instructions. If you are already registered, sign in with your username and password and then click on ‘Author Area’ to start your submission. 

Before submitting your manuscript please read and follow the Journal’s guidelines for presentation. After you have logged in, please enter the ‘Author Area’ and select ‘Submit a new manuscript’. Fill in all the required fields as follows:

Presentation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts must be written in English with Times New Roman Font, size 12, and should be clear and grammatically correct. Articles should be divided into sections below including Tables and Figures at appropriate positions in the following order:

Title page

  1. Introduction
  2. Materials and Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion
  6. Acknowledgements

Title Page
The Title page should contain the title, the name(s) of the author(s), the name(s) and address (es) of the institution(s) where the work was carried out, including a valid e-mail address for each author listed in the manuscript. For corresponding author please include telephone, mobile number and fax.


Manuscript Title
The Title of the manuscript should be specific, concise and as informative as possible.

Words in the Title and in the Abstract are used for electronic search engines, such as Pub Med, CrossRef to find articles.

Please ensure that your title contains the main key words that most accurately describe the contents of the manuscript.

The Abstract should summarize concisely in no more than 250 words, the rationale, main findings, main conclusions, and wider implications of the study. It should contain no discursive matter or references. 

Authors should suggest no less than six key words for their article in alphabetical order. 

Scientific Names
The complete scientific name (genus, species, and authority, and cultivar where appropriate) must be cited for every organism at the first mention. The generic name should be abbreviated to the initial thereafter, except where intervening references to other genera with the same initial could cause confusion. If vernacular names are employed, they must be accompanied by the correct scientific name on first use. Back to Contents

Tables should be on a separate page, and should be numbered in Arabic numerals with a concise and descriptive legend at the head. They should be cited in the text in a sequential order. Please create tables in Word using the ‘table’ feature and include them in the text file. Back to Contents

Figures and Legends
Each figure should be provided on a separate page, clearly labeled using Arabic numbers. Citation in the text should take the form Fig. 1A etc, and should be referred to in the text in sequential order. Label figures that have more than one panel in capital letters A, B, etc. Lines and symbols should be drawn boldly enough to stand reduction. For graphs a suitable thickness for the axis would be 0.3 mm and for the other lines 0.4 or 1.0 mm depending on the complexity of the graph. The preferred symbols are closed circles, open circles, closed squares, open squares, closed triangles, and open triangles and should be no smaller than 2 mm (height/diameter) for reduction to one-half. The symbols x and + should be avoided.

The typeface used for lettering should be of a type similar in style to the text of the journal (e.g. Verdana or Arial). The height of the lettering should be uniform throughout and should have a capital height of 4.0 mm on the originals for reduction to one-half. A scale should be included for all micrographs; otherwise the scale of the original should be stated in the legends so that the final scale can be calculated.

The minimum resolution for the figures is 300 dpi (dots per inch) for tone or color, 1200 dpi for line art at approximately the correct size for publication, and the preferred format is TIFF. Color figures should be RGB for online-only publication and CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black) for print publication.

Supplementary Material
Supplementary material may be submitted for online-only publication if it adds value for potential readers. However, it must not contain material critical to the understanding of the manuscript. The hard copy of the manuscript should stand alone, but it should be indicated at an appropriate point in the text that supplementary material is available online. In addition, the availability of supplementary material should also be indicated in the manuscript by a section headed ‘Supplementary material’ with a brief description of these data to appear before the Acknowledgements and References. If possible the best format to present these data is a single PDF file. Please include the manuscript title and list of authors without affiliations at the top of the first page, and whenever possible include the figure legends. Please do not add line numbers to these data, and do not include the supplementary data in the main text file.

Supplementary material should be named and cited within the manuscript as Figure S1, Table S1, Video S1, etc. Supplementary material is available to reviewers and editors during the review process. If images are supplied as .GIFs or .JPEGs, the minimum acceptable resolution for viewing on screen is 120 dpi.

Authors should check the supplementary data carefully as this information is not professionally copy edited or proofread. Back to contents

The accuracy of the references and citation information is the responsibility of the authors. Please be aware that, if citation information is incomplete or inaccurate, links on the online journal will not work.

References should be arranged in alphabetical order, justified alignment, according to the following examples, which are based on the American Psychological Association (APA) standard. List all authors of the paper. The titles of the periodicals should be complete and not abbreviated and in italics, without the place of publication..

Journals: Author (last name) AB (initials), Author BB, Title of Article, Journal name, year, volume, page numbers.

Books: Author AB, Author BB, Author CC, Title of Book, Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page numbers.


  1. Koh GCH, Shek LPC, Goh DYT, Bever HV, Koh DS, Eosinophil cationic protein, is it useful in asthma? A systematic review Respiratory Medicine, 2007, 101, 696-705.
  2. Premanand R, Santhoshkumar PH, Mohan A, Study of thiobarbituric reactive substances and total reduced glutathione as indices of oxidative stress in chronic smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease J Chest Dis Allied Sci, 2007, 49, 9-12.
  3. Balansky Rb, D agostinin F, Zannacchi P, De Flora S, Protection of N-acetylcysteine of the histopathological and cytogenetical damaged produced by exposure of rats to cigarette smoke, Cancer Lett, 1992, 64,123-13.

Article Submission

All manuscripts should be submitted via our online manuscript submission OR Papers should be sent by E-mail to the Editor at


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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