International Journal of Biosciences
Instruction for Authors
International Journal of Biosciences (IJB) publishes high-quality original research papers together with Review articles and short-communication. Submission of a manuscript to IJB implies that it is not under consideration by any other journal, and no part has been published elsewhere, with the exception of a short abstract. All of the authors have to be aware of the submission.
Guidelines for manuscript:
Manuscripts should be typewritten on an A4 sheet having 1.5 line-spacing throughout the text. The margins should be 2.54 in all sides and page number should be should be consecutively on the bottom of the page. The manuscript should be written in Arial style using12 font size.
For original research paper, the manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title page, Abstract, keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion (this section may be combined with Results), Acknowledgements, References, Tables with legends, figures with legends and supplementary material (if applicable).
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 the corresponding author along with telephone and fax numbers. The Title of the manuscript should be specific and concise but sufficiently informative.
The Abstract should not exceed 250 words and it should contain brief summary of findings and conclusions of the study.
Authors should include no more than five Key words for their article.
Abbreviation should be given in the text for long chemical names or other biological terms on the first mention (e.g. DNA, PCR). The author may get assistance for the abbreviation in the following website: http://www.biochemj.org/bj/bji2a.htm#abbrev
Scientific Names should be complete and italics (genus, species, and authority, and cultivar where appropriate) for every organism at the first mention. The generic name can be abbreviated from second times.
Units of measurement for this journal should be metric system.
Nomenclature for genes and proteins must follow international standards. All gene symbol and loci should be in italics and capital. All chemical, biochemical, and molecular biology nomenclature should be followed by IUBMB recommendation (http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iubmb/). Database for gene or protein sequence or others should be given reference according to EMBL; Gen-Bank, or the Protein Data Bank.
Tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript and should be numbered in Arabic numerals with a concise and descriptive legend at the head. They should be cited in the text where necessary.
Figures should be clear, informative and placed at the end of manuscript. Each figure should be clearly labeled using Arabic numbers with precise legends. Figure should be referred to in the text (e.g. Fig. 1 or Fig 1A). The minimum resolution for the figures should be 300 dpi (dots per inch).
Statistical Analysis is to be done if necessary. Biological data without statistical analysis cannot be accepted.
References should be accurate and descriptive. Citation of the reference must be accurate and relevant (For example: Peter, 2005, Alam and Kabir, 2002 or Thomas et al., 2001). In the list, references must be placed in alphabetical order without serial numbering. As IIB is registered to CrossRef, DOI must be provided at the end of each reference. Only papers published or in press should be cited in the literature list. Citation of references should be followed like below:
Flor H. 1971. Current status of the gene-for-gene concept. Annual Review of Phytopathology 9, 257- 296.
Bari R, Jones JD. 2009. Role of plant hormones in plant defense responses. Plant Molecular Biology 69, 473- 488.
Gachon CM, Langlois-Meurinne M, Saindrenan P. 2005. Plant secondary metabolism glycosyltransferases: the emerging functional analysis. Trends in Plant Science 10, 542- 549.
Huynh BL. 2008. Genetic characterization and QTL mapping for grain fructan in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). PhD thesis, University of Adelaide, Australia, 17- 35.
Jiang Q, Gresshoff PM. 1993. Lotus japonicus: a model plant for structure-function analysis in nodulation and nitrogen fixation. In: Gresshoff PM, ed. Current topics of plant molecular biology, Vol. II. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 97- 110.
Rose JKC, Catala C, Gonzalez-Carranza CZH, Roberts JA. 2003. Plant cell wall disassembly. In: Rose JKC, ed. The plant cell wall. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 264- 324.
Unpublished results, including submitted manuscripts and those in preparation, should be cited as unpublished in the text. Journal titles should not be abbreviated but be given in full. Citation of articles from e-journals and journal articles published ahead of print should have the author names, year, manuscript title, journal title, volume number and page number. Citation of other URL addresses is suggested to avoid.
Review Procedure: Authors are expected to receive the reviewer’s comment within four weeks following by editorial verification. Incomplete manuscript and papers not written according to instruction will be returned to the author without sending to reviewers. Revised manuscript should be returned.
Submission: All manuscripts along with the copyright agreement form (download) must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org via e-mail attachment. Manuscripts that are not written according to journal instruction (download author instruction) will be returned immediately.
Special note: Bangladeshi author(s) must provide the letter of authorization from the head of the department or organization. This authorization letter includes original signature of the head of the department or organization and official seal.
Page charge: The processing fee in the International Journal of Biosciences (IJB) is payable after the article is accepted for publication. Processing fee for one article is USD 65 for foreign author and BDT 3000 for local author (Bangladesh).