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Manuscripts preferred for publication in Annals of Experimental Biology
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 illustrate these from their text. All figures must be numbered with Arabic numerals. All the figures and tables should be placed at appropriately in the text itself.
1. Title page with Title (short title), Name of author(s), address of workplace(s) and Personal email address (es)
4. Materials and Methods
5. Results and Discussion
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. The authors’ affiliations should be indicated in this section. A t least one e-mail address is needed as the corresponding author’s email address.
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.
List of all keywords proposed by the authors, separated by commas. Up to 5 key terms can be selected.
Present the subject of paper clearly, indicate the scope of the subject, present the goals of paper, the novelty of research work and finally the organization of paper.
4. 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 systematic 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 permission from animal ethical committee should be mentioned. The source of chemicals and drugs may be given.
5. Results and Discussion
It may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. This section should not contain technical details.
It should be representing the summary of the important findings.
Information concerning research grant support, the assistance of colleagues or any other notes of appreciation should appear in this section.
8. Reference list
The references should be cited in the text in large brackets e.g.  not in superscript or subscript. A complete reference should comprise the following:
An article in a journal
Author Last Name, Initials., (et al. if more than one) Publication Year. Article Title. Journal Short Name, Volume Number(Issue Number), pp. Starting Page Number-Ending Page Number.
Example: William, A.B., et al., 1989. Role of XYZ. Ann Biol Res, 3(2), pp. 7-10.
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.
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.
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: A. B. Inventor, C. D. Inventor, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year).
Article Processing Charges (APC) :
Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 50 days
Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process):
Annals of experimental Biology is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.
Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.
The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.
Withdrawal Policy: If authors wish to retract their paper after rigorous review and revisions, he/she will be labeled to pay 30% of the total expenses on their article as a fee for processing. Since, the review process requires an input of Editors, Reviewers, Associate Managing Editors, Editorial Assistants, Content Writers, Editorial Managing System & other online tracking systems to ensure that the published article is of good quality and is in its best possible form.
For Withdrawing a manuscript after 7 days of submission the author needs to pay 50% of the Article Processing Charge (APC)
2. Cover Letter
3. Name of potential referees with contact details (if any).
Looking forward for your valuable manuscript.
Annals of experimental Biology