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Annals of experimental Biology

Author Guidelines

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

It is essential for us that authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions and specifications listed below. The length and effectiveness of the peer review process will largely depend upon the care used by authors in preparing their manuscripts. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission, and to check the manuscr ipt for conformance before submitting it for publication.

Manuscripts preferred for publication in Journal of Computational Methods in Molecular Design are those which:

1. Contain original work
2. Are focused on the core aims and scope of the journal
3. Are delivered in electronic format only

 

Please read the following instructions carefully and convert your research in manuscript as:

 Page format : Manuscripts should be prepared as word processing documents on A4, or Letter size paper, leaving a liberal margin (2 cm) on all four sides. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced throughout (with a space of 24 points , that is, 6 mm, between lines) including references and tables.
Fonts : Serif fonts such as Times, Times New Roman and point size should be 12.
Tables
: Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic. Each table should have an explanatory caption which should be as concise as possible.
Figures: Authors may use line diagrams and photographs to il lustrate these from their text. All figures must be numbered with Arabic numerals. All the figures and tables should be placed at appropriate in the text itself.

 

1. Title page with Title (short title), Name of author(s), address of workplace(s) and Personal e- mail address (es)
2. Abstract
3. Keywords
4. Introduction
5. Materials and Methods
6. Results and Discussion
7. Conclusion
8. Acknowledgements
9. References

The details of each section is as follows:

1. Title page

The title should be relatively short but informative. A list of all authors of the paper should be prepared. It will contain full first name, initial(s) for middle name(s) and full last name. Authors’ affiliations should be indicated in this section. A t least one e-mail address is needed as the corresponding author’s email address.

2. Abstract
An abstract must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of the significant items of the main paper. An abstract should give concise information about the content of the core idea of your paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper but also indicate the main results and conclusions. An abstract should not normally exceed 250 words.

3. Key words
List of all keywords proposed by the authors, separated by commas. Up to 5 key terms can be selected.

4. Introduction
Present the subject of paper clearly, indicate the scope of the subject, present the goals of paper, novelty of research work and finally the organizati on of paper.

5. Materials and Methods

It should be written in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat the authors’ work. Chemical compounds should be named according to the systemat ic rules of IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. Common trivial names that are accepted by IUPAC can also be used. Units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units. Animals and chemicals should be described in the first two paragraphs. The permi ssion from animal ethical committee should be mentioned. The source of chemicals and drugs may be given.

6. Results and Discussion
It may be combined or kept separate and may be furt her divided into subsections. This section should not contain technical details.

7. Conclusion
It should be representing the summary of the import ant findings.

8. Acknowledgements
Information concerning research grant support, assi stance of colleagues or any other notes of appreciation should appear in this section.

9. Reference list
The references should be cited in the text in large brackets e.g. [1] not in superscript or subscript. A complete reference should comprise the following:

An article in a journal
Author's Initials Surname, journal, year, volume, issue, page no.

Example: H. Li, J. Kim, L. Groy, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 4867.

A book
Author's Initials. Surname, Title, Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication, Edition, page no.

Example: C.N.Rao, A. Muller, A. K. Cheetham; The Chemistry on Nanomaterials. Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Wiley-Vch, Weinheim, 2004, 1, 115.

A part/chapter book
Author's Initials. Surname, In: Editor’s Initials. Editor’s Surname (Ed.), Book Title, Edition -- if not the first, (Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication) page number.

Example: C.K. Clenshaw, K. Lord, In: B.K. P. Scaife (Ed.), Studies in Numerical Analysis (Academic Press, London and New York, 1974) 95.

A conference proceeding
Author's Initials. Surname, In: Editor’s Initials. Editor’s Surname (Ed.), Conference, date, place (town and country) of conference (Publisher, place of publication, year of publication) page number.

Example: A. Kaczanowski, K. Malarz, K. Kulakowski, In: T.E. Simos (Ed.), International Conference of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, 12-16 Sep. 2003, Kastoria, Greece (World Scientific, Singapore 2003) 258.

A thesis
Author's Initials. Surname, DSc/PhD/MSc/BSc thesis, University, (town, country, year of publication).

Example: A.J. Agutter, PhD thesis, Edinburgh University (Edinburgh, UK, 1995).

An article in a newspaper
Author's Initials. Surname, Newspaper Title, date of publication, page number.

Example: A. Sherwin, The Times, 13 Jul. 2007, 1.

Patents
Patents: A. B. Inventor, C. D. Inventor, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year).

 

Submission Checklist:

1. Manuscript
2. Cover Letter
3. Name of potential referees with contact details (if any).

If you have any questions, please contact the Managing Editor at:
[email protected] / [email protected]

 

Thanks
Looking forward for your valuable manuscript.