AUTHOR’S INSTRUCTIONS

Manuscript submission:

  • Manuscripts should be uploaded through the website( www.ajabs.org). Only electronic Word(.doc or .docx) files can be submitted by the corresponding author(’s) of the manuscript through the online submission or by mailing (submission@ajabs.org; editor@ajabs.org; ajabs2013@gmail.com). There is no page limit. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. If for some technical reason submission through the online submission is not possible, the author can contact support@ajabs.org for support.Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by any other publisher. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to editor@ajabs.org

Paper Selection and Publication Process:

    • a) Upon receipt of a submission, the editor sends an e-mail of confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission e-mail may have been missed.
    • b) Peer review, We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member and at least one external reviewer. The review process may take one to two weeks.
    • c) Notification of the result of review is by e-mail.
    • d) If the submission is accepted, the authors revise accordingly and pay the Article Processing Charges.
    • e) A PDF version of the journal is available for download on the journal’s webpage free of charge.

Manuscript Preparation:

    • Author(‘s) requested to prepare manuscript strictly according to Article Template File
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      • Language: Please write your text in proper English; American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both. We only accept manuscripts written in English.
      • Length of Paper: Papers between 3 000 and 8 000 words are preferred.
      • Title Page: To ensure the integrity of the peer review process, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. When you upload a submission file, author identities should be removed from it. You should upload the title page as a supplementary file for the editor to review.
      • Title: The title is often used in information-retrieval systems and should be no more than 12 words in length and not contain abbreviations or words that serve no purpose.
      • Authors’ Names and Affiliations: The preferred form of an author’s name is first name, middle initial(s), and last name.
        The authors’ affiliation identifies the location of the author(s) at the time the research was conducted. The names of the authors should appear in the order of their contributions. Only provide a complete mailing address of the corresponding author for correspondence. Correspondence author use singles asterisk (in superscript) as * to indicate the corresponding author.
        Example:
        Kamal Kishore1, Yogesh K. Walia1,2, Sanjit K. Mahato1* & Atul Kapil2
        1 School of Basic Sciences, Career Point University, Rajasthan, INDIA
        2 School of Basic Sciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, INDIA
        *Correspondence: School of Basic Sciences, Career Point University, Rajasthan, INDIA.
        E-mail: sanjitmahato123@gmail.com
      • General Rules for Text:Please use the following rules for the entire text, including abstract, keywords, Material and Methods, headings, Results and Discussions, Conclusion and references.
        Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12 pt.
        Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph — 0 pt.; below paragraph — 6 pt.
        Line Spacing: fixed, Single
        Heading 1: Times New Roman; 12 pt.; Bold; for example, 1. First-level Heading
        Heading 2: Times New Roman; 12 pt.; Italic; for example, 1.1 Second-level Heading
        Heading 3: Times New Roman; 12 pt.; for example, 1.1.1 Third-level Heading
      • Abstract: The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should be between 150 and 250 words.
      • Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide 4-10 keywords in alphabetical order, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts.
      • Introduction: This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.
      • Material and Methods: This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
      • Results and Discussion: This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.
      • Conclusion: This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
      • Acknowledgments: 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.
      • References: References should be numbered sequentially as 1. 2. 3. 4. and so on (Bold) . Within the text, references should appear as consecutive numbers in superscript as (e.g., 1 or 1, 2 & 3) etc. The list of references should be given in the order of the first appearance of references in the text. The list of references should be formatted as follows:
      • 1. For Articles in Journals: Indicate the surnames and initials of the author(s), the year of the reference (in parentheses), the title, the journal in italic, the volume number (Issue number), the page numbers.
      • For example:
      • Smith M., Gaur G. and Mehta H. (2001) Synthesis and structural analysis of ZnO nanoparticles, Asian J. of Adv. Basic Sci., 1(2), 123-129.
      • or
      • Mellers, B. A. (2000) Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences, Psychological Bulletin, 12(6), 910-924. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0033-2909.126.6.910
      • or
      • Zhao, S., Grasmuck, S., and Martin, J. (2008) Identity construction on Facebook: Digital empowerment in anchored relationships, Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), 1816-1836. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2008.02.012
      • or
      • Cooper, A., & Humphreys, K. (2008). The uncertainty is killing me: Self-triage decision making and information availability. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 4(1). Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap/article/view/124/129
      • 2. For Books: The surnames and initials of the author(s), the year of the reference (in parentheses), the full title of the book in italic, and (in parentheses) the publisher, the city, and pages.
        For example:Mishra S. S., Morgan S. and Charlton P. (2001) Quantum Mechanics, (Allen, New York, 11-13).
        or
        Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001) Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects, (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/10401-000
      • 3. Conference Proceedings: Please add all available data such as title, date, and place of the conference as well as publisher, place, and year of publication or, alternatively.
        For example: 1. Ansell J., Harrison I. and Foxon C. T.: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Chemistry, Colorado, USA, 2001, Part A (Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 2002) 279-282.
      • 4. References to Online Material: Should include a brief description and or title: http://www.kzoo.edu/ ajp/docs/information.php.
      • 5. Reference to a Thesis: Author surname, initial, year of publication in bracket, D.Sc. /Ph.D./ M.Sc./ B.Sc. Thesis, country(Town): university.
        For example: Agutter A. J. (2000) Ph.D. Thesis, UK (Edinburgh): Edinburgh University.
      • Figure Preparation: Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the PDF or doc file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.
      • Equations: The text size of equations should be similar to normal text size. The formula should be placed center justified with serial number on the right. For example:
        a=[(1+b)/x]1/2 (1)
      • Chemical Reaction Data: (Relevant for only Chemical and Biochemical Fields For heterogeneous catalysis, presentation should include reaction rates normalized by catalyst surface area, surface area of the active phase, or number of active surface atoms or catalytic sites, as appropriate. Typical rate units are mol s-1 m-2 or, in the case of surface atom normalization to produce turnover frequencies, s-1. For homogeneous catalysis, rates should typically be reported as turnover frequencies. Comparisons of selectivities should be made at similar conversions. Catalytic measurements need to be carried out under kinetically limited conditions. Confirming tests need to be carried out and reported, especially for all reactions occurring in the liquid phase.
      • Tables: Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place a table’s caption above the table’s body and its description below the body. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
      • Symbols and Units: Greek symbols and special characters often undergo formatting changes and get corrupted or lost during preparation of a manuscript for publication. To ensure that all special characters used are embedded in the text, these special characters should be inserted as a symbol but should not be a result of any format styling (Symbol font face) otherwise they will be lost during conversion to PDF/XML2. Authors are encouraged to use SI units, but use of SI units is not mandatory if other units are more appropriate.
      • Nomenclature: Nomenclature should confirm to current American usage. Insofar as possible, authors should use systematic names similar to those used by Chemical Abstracts Service or IUPAC.
      • External review:The external review process is initiated when the editor sends the manuscript out for review. When the reports are returned, the Editor makes a decision based on the recommendations received and the number of previous revisions and informs the submitter in a decision letter.
      • Decisions on initial submissions:
      • a. If the reviews are negative or insufficiently strong to support continued editorial consideration, the manuscript will be rejected.
      • b. In other cases, including cases where the reviews are mixed, the manuscript will be returned for revision with suggestions and directions for resubmission.
      • c. With the resubmission, authors must include a cover letter that summarizes the revisions and provides responses to the issues and questions raised by the editor and/or the reviewers. Upon resubmission the manuscript will usually be sent back to the previous reviewers and occasionally to new reviewers for re-review.
      • Revised manuscript: A revised manuscript should be returned within 6 days for minor changes and 10 days for major revisions. If the manuscript is not returned within this time frame, it will be considered withdrawn by the author and any revised version submitted subsequently will be considered a new contribution.
      • After acceptance:Copyright transfer: Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This will ensure the widest protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.
      • Color illustrations: Publication of color illustrations authors will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction.
      • Proof reading: The corresponding author will receive a proof and should be return to publisher within three days of receipt. Correction should be restricted to typesetting error; any other correction may be checked and corrected since the inclusion of late correction cannot be accepted.
      • Copyright Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
        The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.
        While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.
        Copyright Notice
        Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.
        Copyrights for articles published in E RESEARCH CO journals are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.
      • Correction and Retraction Policy:
      • Corrections: Corrections are published if the publication record is seriously affected with regard to the accuracy of published information. Corrections are published in the subsequent issue under Corrections and addendum.
      • Retractions: Retractions are done when the main conclusion of the paper is seriously undermined. Readers should first contact the authors of the original paper and then write to the journal, including copies of the correspondence with the authors. The editor will consult reviewers for their comments. The article will be retracted in cases such as multiple submission, plagiarism or fraudulent use of data.
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