Guidelines for Author

Submission of Manuscript

Only electronic submission of manuscripts will be considered, with  the text, tables, and figures included in a single Microsoft Word file (in Times New Roman, 12 fonts. Numbers indicating time, weight, and measurements are to be in Arabic numerals when followed by abbreviations in Metric system (e.g., 3 mm; 6 sec; 11 ml).

Guidelines for Authors
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of unpublished papers that have not been submitted for publication in any other form in book/journal .

Research/Review  Papers :
Research paper should include following sections:

Title page must contain a brief Title relating to the contents of the paper. The authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail addresses.

The Abstract should cover in brief the subject matter, the scope of the study, significant data, and the most important findings and conclusions drawn from study. The Abstract should not be more than 300 words followed by Keywords not exceeding five.

Main body of the paper
Main body of the text should May be divided into following sections:

  • Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution. It should be written in such a manner that it is understandable to wide range of persons with different scientific disciplines.
  • Materials and Methods Details of study area and new procedures if any should be described in detail. However, earlier published procedures should be cited.
  • Results should be presented with lucidity and accuracy.
  • Discussion should interpret the main findings drawn from data/ results obtained.These findings need to be elaborated in the light of earlier studies in similar field .
  • Conclusions drawn from study be expressed in brief.
  • Acknowledgement (if any) should be brief
  • All tables must be cited in the text and should be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text 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 a heading and a legend. The same data should not be repeated in table and graph form.
  • All figures must be cited 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 (Figure 1).
  • References
    The Harvard (author, date) system of referencing is used (examples are given below). In the text give the author’s name followed by the year in parentheses: John (2011). If there are two authors use ‘and’: Hanson, H.C. and Churchill (1961); but if cited within parentheses use ‘&’: (Hanson, H.C. & Churchill 1961). When reference is made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by et al. should be used e.g.,Tiwari et al. (2002). If papers by the same authors in the same year are cited, they should be distinguished by the letters a, b, c, etc. In the reference list, references should be listed in alphabetical order.

Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Tiwari, P.K 2000, unpublished data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list.
Journals
Johnson, M.S. and Bradshaw, A.D. (1979).  Ecological principles for the restoration of disturbed and degraded land.  Applied Ecology, 4: 141-200.

Books
Hanson, H.C. and Churchill (1961). The plant community. Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York.pp100-110.

Book Chapter
Bradshaw, A.D. (1987). The reclamation of derelict land and the ecology of ecosystems. In: W.R. Jordan III, M.E. Gilip, and J.D. Aber (Ed.), Restoration ecology.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England: 53-74.

  • Proofs
    Proof to corresponding author will be sent online.

Copyright 
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be required to transfer copyright. Communication will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript. A form facilitating transfer of copyright will be provided.
If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included in the manuscript, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.


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