Instructions to Authors

Before you begin
Authors are invited to submit their manuscript, review papers, short communications properly formatted as per the author’s guidelines to Authors are requested to go through our instructions and also to download a few of our articles, read them carefully before preparing a submission so that the article matches our given format. We expect high-quality research articles that are free from plagiarism and any unethical publication mode.

Manuscript Submission
Authors are requested to submit their manuscript to along with the copyright form. Also, Authors can submit their manuscript via the journals' online submission system.

Language: The Journal's language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used.

Manuscript presentation
The Paper should be typed in ‘Times New Roman’ style, with font size 12, 1.5 line spaces between lines and the 1” margin on all sides. The manuscript should contain titles such as Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and finally References. The authors are expected to submit original scholarly articles in the following format. 

Title page should have Title, Name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliations, phone no., corresponding author’s email address(es) with name & affiliation.

Abstract should start on a new page after the title page. It should be informative and limited to 250 words and reflects all aspects of the study including results and conclusion, and explain the significance of the study.

Key words, not more than 6, should be placed after the abstract.

Main body: Start the main body of the paper on the next page. All manuscripts should have a brief introduction. Headings should be bold and numbered. Also, if there are tables and diagrams included, these should be placed within the body of the paper near the text that refers to them.

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

References: All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., "as discussed by Singh [8]"; "as discussed elsewhere [8, 9]"). Authors are suggested to download the latest issue for more details. The references should comprise the following information and in the order, as given in the examples below:

Journal article:
1) Upreti, D.K. 1995. Loss of diversity in Indian lichen flora. Environmental conservation, 22(4), 361-363.
2) Shukla, V. and Upreti, D.K. 1999. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) accumulation in lichen, Phaeophyscia hispidula of Dehradun City, Garhwal Himalayas. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 149(1-4), 1-7.
3) Gangwar, R.K., Singh, J., Singh, A.P. and Singh, D.P. 2013. Assessment of Water Quality Index: A Case Study of River Ramganga at Bareilly U.P. India. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 4(9), 2325–2329.

Book chapter:
Cutrona, C. E. and Russell, D. 1990. Type of social support and specific stress: Towards a theory of optimum matching. (In I.G. Sarason, B. R. Sarason, & G. Pierce (Eds.), Social support: An interactional view (pp. 341-366). New York: Wiley.)

Book, authored: Capland, G. 1964. Principles of preventive psychiatry. (New York: Basic Books).

Book, edited: Felner, R. D., Jason, L. A., Moritsugu, J. N. and Farber, S. S. (Eds.) 1983. Preventive psychology: Theory, research and practice. (New York: Pergamon Press).

Paper presented at a conference: Phelan, J. C., Link, B. G., Stueve, A. and Pescosolido, B. A. 1996, November. Have public conceptions of mental health changed in the past half century? Does it matter? (Paper presented at the 124th. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York).

Figures: All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a 'Figure' and they should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Multipart figures ought to be labeled with lower case letters (a, b, etc.). Please insert keys and scale bars directly in the figures. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure, refer to the figure in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. Only black and white figures must be submitted. The resolution of figure must at least be 300 dpi. Please avoid giving Figures as Fig.1a, Fig.1b, etc. Each Figure should stand alone.

Tables should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). In tables, footnotes are preferable to long explanatory material in either the heading or body of the table. Such explanatory footnotes, identified by superscript letters, should be placed immediately below the table. Please provide a caption (without abbreviations) to each table, refer to the table in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. The same data should not be presented simultaneously in tables and figures.

Conflicts of Interest: All authors of submitting the manuscript to the journal must disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript that is mentioned in the manuscript. If no conflict exists, the authors should state: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Processing Charge: The article processing charges (APCs) are INR 2550/- (for India based authors) and USD ($) 150/- (for Foreign authors)

Peer Review Process
All submitted articles will be initially subjected to editorial procedures if found suitable for publishing will be sent to reviewers for the double-blind peer-review process. Authors are also invited to suggest at least two potential reviewers who can review their article. It is not mandatory for the editor to send the articles only to the reviewer referred by authors; it is at the discretion of the editor to send articles to any reviewer of his/her choice. The target for a first reply is three months. You may be requested by the Editor to submit a revision. Once the article will be found suitable to publish by reviewers, authors will be intimated for acceptance over mail with the galley proof which the author is insisted to reply within a week, after which the article will be sent for publishing. 

Creative Commons Licenses
Authors will transfer the copyright to the publisher as a part of the journal publishing agreement. However,  the authors retain the right of their articles under the Creative Commons license. The CC BY licence (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License) allows authors/readers to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) the material providing the original author is credited.