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All contribution to J Nat Sc Biol Med., are reviewed editorially, by peer review and copyediting process with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Author/s is/are responsible for all statements made in their work and obtaining necessary permission to republish any previously published illustrations and/or other relevant materials.


 Editorial Policy  Top

Authors should prepare their manuscripts submitted to the journal exactly according to the instructions given here. Manuscripts which do not follow the format and style of the journal may be returned to the authors for revision or rejected. The journal reserves the right to make any further formatting changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication so that it conforms to the formatting requirements of the journal. Manuscripts and figures are not returned to the authors, not even upon rejection of the paper

Article Processing Charges

JNSBM.ORG : IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES

Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine [www.jnsbm.org] [PUBMED INCLUDED] is an Open Access Journal from SCIBIOLMED.ORG (Now Merged with Phcog.Net) and being published by Wolters Kluwer -Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India.

Following acceptance of manuscript post peer-review process, Authors are required to pay a minimum of 5000 INR/Per article of 7 pages in word file (1.5 spaced) with 2 figures or tables (Indian Authors) or 250 USD (Foreign Authors) towards pre-press charges and open access publication The pre-press/open access charges should reach within 15 days of the manuscript acceptance email notification to the Journal office at Bangalore.  Failure to pay pre-press/open access charges will result in manuscript not being processed for final publication. [w.e.f 1st July, 2015]

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Indian Authors

Foreign Authors

 

APC [INR]

Service Tax

@14 %

APC [USD]

Taxes

3 pages

5000

700

250

NIL

4 pages

7000

980

275

NIL

5 pages

9000

1260

300

NIL

Note: Minimum chargeable fee is for 3 pages + taxes. Above charges are applicable for an accepted article only. Manuscripts exceeding the 5 pages limit will incur additional charges of 2000 INR (+taxes) or 50 USD for every additional page.

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Contact Editorial Office:

Editor, JNSBM

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Why do we charge?

This journal is an Open Access, where in the content is free to read. The journal is non-commercial and currently, it is self financing and not supported by any major organizations. Cost is being absorbed only with subscriptions and Article Processing Charges (APC). Hence, a nominal cost is levied to cover the cost of the following

  • Journal hosting systems [Wolters Kluwer -Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai]
  • Online Manuscript submission systems [Journalonweb.com/jnsbm]
  • In-house copyediting and linguistic support
  • Pagination and Typesetting
  • Inclusion in Crossref, giving a permanent DOI and enabling easy citation in other journals.
  • Archiving in Pubmed, where appropriate, in an internationally recognized, open access repositories.

 Manuscript preparation Top

Manuscripts must conform to the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” http://www.icmje.org/. Contributions and Manuscripts must be written in English and submitted exclusively to J Nat Sc Biol Med. Manuscripts must be typewritten (times new roman, double-spaced) with 1 inch margins and space at the top and bottom of the page. We highly encourage authors to submit manuscripts by e. mail (See submission); and contact the editors for any necessary instructions/clarifications.

 Covering Letter   Top

Disclose all possible conflicts of interest (e.g., funding sources for consultancies or studies of products). A brief indication of the importance of the paper to the concerned field of research is helpful in gaining appropriate peer review.

 Author Resgistration and Submissions Top

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 Author-Suggested Reviewers(Optional) Top

The authors are encouraged to suggest individuals who specialize in the topic(s) your manuscript to be considered to review your manuscript. You may suggest maximum of 5 reviewers, with full contact details including phone numbers, fax number and email address.

 Copyright Form Top

All manuscripts are considered to be the property of J Nat Sc Biol Med from the time of submission. If J Nat Sc Biol Med is not publishing the paper, J Nat Sc Biol Med releases its rights therein at the time the manuscript is rejected following editorial/peer review or retracted by the authors. Manuscripts published in J Nat Sc Biol Med become the sole property of, with all rights in copyright reserved to J Nat Sc Biol Med.

The corresponding author, on behalf of all authors, signs a copyright transfer form. You must email the signed copy right form to journals@scibiolmed.org

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 Preparation of Manuscript Top

Your Manuscript should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized – paper (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins on all sides. You should use 12 pt Times New Roman font.  Authors should take care over the fonts which are used in the document, including fonts within graphics. Fonts should be restricted to Times New Roman, Symbol and Zapf Dingbats.

Title :  Should be in Title Case ; The first character in each word in the title have to be capitalized.

A research paper typically should include in the following order

  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements (If any)
  • References
  • Figure legends
  • Tables
  • Appendixes (if necessary)
  • Abbreviations (if necessary)

Abstract – Limit of 250 Words

A brief summary of the research.  The abstract should include a brief introduction, a description of the hypothesis tested, the approach used to test the hypothesis, the results seen and the conclusions of the work.

Key words

Please, write no more than six keywords. Write specific keywords. They should be written left aligned, arranged alphabetically in 12pt Times Roman, and the line must begin with the words Keywords boldfaced. 

Introduction

Description of the research area, pertinent background information, and the hypotheses tested in the study should be included under this section.  The introduction should provide sufficient background information such that a scientifically literate reader can understand and appreciate the experiments to be described. The introduction MUST include in-text citations including references to pertinent reviews and primary scientific literature. The specific aims of the project should be identified along with a rationale for the specific experiments and other work performed.

Materials and Methods

Materials and/or subjects utilized in the study as well as the procedures undertaken to complete the work. The methods should be described in sufficient detail such that they could be repeated by a competent researcher. Please include the company sources for all uncommon reagents (kits, drugs, etc).  Illustrations and/or tables may be helpful in describing complex equipment or elaborate procedures. The statistical tool used to analyze the data should be mentioned. All procedures involving experimental animals or human subjects must accompany with statement on necessary ethical approval from appropriate ethics committee.

Results

Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section.  The results section should describe the rational for each experiment, the results obtained and its significance. Results should be organized into figures and tables with descriptive captions. The captions, although brief, should tell the reader the method used, explain any abbreviations included in the figure, and should end with a statement as to the conclusion of the figure. Qualitative as well as quantitative results should be included if applicable.

Discussion/Conclusion

This section should relate the results section to current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field. Description of relevant references to other work/s in the field should be included here. This section also allows you to discuss the significance of your results - i.e. does the data support the hypotheses you set out to test?  This section should end with new answers/questions that arise as a result of your work.

Tables and Figures

Tables 

Each table must start on a separate sheet. They should be numbered with Roman numerals according to their sequence in the text, and have a short self-explanatory heading.  Use SI units. Tables should include vertical rules, but horizontal rules should separate column headings from the content. Authors should keep in mind the page layout of the journal when designing tables.  Tables that fit onto one printed page are preferred.  Detailed explanations of symbols, units, statistics and abbreviations should follow below the table.

Illustrations 

Figures for final production should be submitted as electronic files and hard copy so that the editorial office can ensure that the output of electronic files matches the hardcopy. Please pay particular attention to the guidelines below.  The editorial office cannot undertake preparation of manuscripts and illustrations not conforming to journal style. Manuscripts of insufficient quality will be returned immediately without refereeing. A high standard of illustration (both line and photo) is an editorial priority. All illustrations should be prepared for printing to fit 80 x 240 mm (column width) or 169 mm by up to 240 mm (full page) size.  It is preferred that the full-page length is not used and that authors keep in mind that the caption will be placed underneath the figure.  In the event that full-page length is necessary for plates, captions will have to appear on adjacent pages.  Figure(s) must be numbered consecutively in the text. Compound figures with more than one micrograph or photo should be referred by a single figure reference (e.g. Figure 1), and individual parts should be labeled with capitalized letters in the lower left-hand corner.  Lettering should be of a sans-serif type (i.e. fonts without serifs such as Arial) with a minimum published size of 4.2 mm (12 pt).  Descriptive labeling in the figures should be clearly readable, and all lettering should have a minimum published size of 6 pt (2.1 mm) for labeling items on photographs or in line art is recommended and a maximum size of 10 pt is suggested.  Use a scale bar to indicate magnifications and place in the lower right corner if possible.  Computer prepared photographic images must be at a minimum of 350 dpi at the final publication size.  Lower resolution will result in pixilation and poor quality images.  These should be submitted as JPEG, TIFF or PPT files, but encapsulated postscript (EPS) format is also acceptable. 

Computer drawn figures are accepted provided they are of high quality.  Please note that graphs produced by many statistic packages are rarely adequate. In particular, letter quality on axes and captions are often poor.  Such figures should be exported into an accepted graphics package and lettering rendered using a text function. Authors should note that .dot, .bmp, and .pat fills should be avoided.  Do not use postscript fill patterns as these are often based on bit map patterns that result in screening patterns during final reproduction.  When filling illustrations, use fills such as lines, tints or solids.  Line width minimum is 0.25 pt (0.09 mm). Also avoid the use of bitmap scans to render text and detail.  Text should be saved as text at a minimum text size of 6 pt (2.1 mm). Please submit line art as Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, or EPS files. These must be at a minimum resolution of 800 DPI at publication size. High resolution may be necessary where fine line detail is present.

For graphs Excel graphs are also acceptable. Note that vertical axes must all be at the same scale especially where the paper compares between them. Otherwise they should be produced as separate figures. Avoid 3D plots when presenting 2D data. Where electronic figures are submitted, please submit a hard copy also at final acceptance stage so that it can be checked against the electronic files during proof preparation.

Table and Figure legends

Figure and table legends should be included at the end of the manuscript.  Figure legends should include a statement at the end of each legend about reproduction size (e.g. at full page width, at column width). They should be double spaced and typed in the journal format.  Explanations should be brief and authors should keep in mind that legends will be placed below figures.

Acknowledgements – Limit of 100 Words

This is a brief section crediting the people who have helped make your manuscript possible and who aided you in your work but are not part of the authorship. Please mention all applicable grants and other funding that supported your work.

Page layout  & styles

Page size 

Letter Portrait 8 ½  X 11

Margins

All Margins, 1 inch

Page numbers

Numbered at bottom right

Footer / Headers

None

Title 

14 pt Times New Roman, bold, centered.

Author and co-authors

12 pt Times New Roman centered, bold - author and all co-authors names in one line. The corresponding author should include an asterisk*.

Authors affiliation

12 pt Times New roman centered - giving each authors' affiliation (i.e. Department/Organization/Address/Place/Country/email). Followed by single line spacing.
Author for Correspondence: 10pt Times New roman centered - giving a valid e-mail of the corresponding (main) author is a must. It should be indicated as*  followed by two line spacing.

Abstract 

12 pt Times New roman, full justification Normal - maximum 250 words

Text 

12 pt Times New roman, full justification – 1.5 line spacing between paragraphs. No indentation

Headings and numbering

Major headings (ABSTRACT, KEYWORDS, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, REFERENCES, FIGURE LEGENDS, TABLE/S) in upper case left-justified, 12 pt bold, Intermediate headings should be in italics, sentence case, left justified, 12 pt

Tables

To be incorporated at the end of Manuscript 

Correct

“Table 1 : Serum enzyme levels………”

Incorrect

“Table No. 1 : Serum enzyme levels………”

Figures /Graphs

Figures may be embedded in your word document but they should be created with a program that allows you to save them as gif, jpg or tiff format.

For any figures or other materials directly extracted from previously published materials, you must have written permission from the publisher of that material for reprint use. A copy of that permission release must be submitted with your article.

It is the individual author's responsibility to attain this permission.

To be incorporated at the end of the manuscript with proper labeling

Correct

“Figure 1 : Serum enzyme levels………”

Incorrect

“Figure No. 1 : Serum enzyme levels………”

Graphs

To be included from excel, it should be editable.

Non – editable graphs will not be accepted.

All text should be fully justified. Please put all primary section titles in UPPER CASE letters and subheading in both Upper and Lower Case letters. Do not number your titles (for example, 1.0 Introduction; 2.0 Background). Do not use the tab key to indent blocks of text such as paragraphs of quotes or lists because the page layout program overrides your left margin with its own, and the tabs end up in mid-sentence.

References

In-text citation

Correct / Acceptable Format

Natural products have proven to be a great source of new biologically active compounds. Thus, in an effort to discover new lead anti-malarial compounds, several research group screen plant extracts to detect secondary metabolites with relevant biological activities that could served as templates for the development of new drugs. Flavonoids have been isolated and characterized from many medicinal plants used in malaria endemic areas.[10] However, controversial data have been obtained regarding their antiplasmodial activity, probably because of their structural diversity.[11-13]. More recently, several flavonoids have been isolated from Artemisia afra [14] and Artemisia indica [15], two plants related to Artemisia annua, the famous traditional Chinese medicinal plant from which artemisinin is isolated.

Incorrect / Not accepted

Natural products have proven to be a great source of new biologically active compounds. Thus, in an effort to discover new lead anti-malarial compounds, several research group screen plant extracts to detect secondary metabolites with relevant biological activities that could served as templates for the development of new drugs. Flavonoids have been isolated and characterized from many medicinal plants used in malaria endemic areas. (10). However, controversial data have been obtained regarding their antiplasmodial activity, probably because of their structural diversity (11, 12, 13). More recently, several flavonoids have been isolated from Artemisia afra14 and Artemisia indica (15), two plants related to Artemisia annua, the famous traditional Chinese medicinal plant from which artemisinin is isolated.

Reference List: Author/Authors
JOURNAL REFERENCES

1. Single/Multiple Authors

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4): 284-7.

2.More than six authors

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(1-2): 40-6.

3. Organization as Author

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002; 40(5): 679-86.

4. Unknown Author

21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ. 2002; 325(7357): 184-5.

5. Journal article on the Internet

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102(6): [about 3 p.]. Available from:

http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm

Note: Plant/Micro organisms, in-vivo, in-vitro should be in italics.

6. Personal author(s)

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

7. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author

Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.

8. Author(s) and editor(s)

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

9. Organization(s) as author

Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing research and practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.

10. Chapter in a book

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

11. Conference proceedings

Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.

12. Thesis

N. Khoshakhlagh. The compositions of volatile fractions of Peganum harmala seeds and its smoke. Pharm. D. Thesis, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. (2002).

13. WEBSITES

Website information

Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

 Submission of Manuscript Top

Manuscripts should always be submitted via web based manuscript submission system [www.journalonweb.com/jnsbm] .

Hard copies along with CD having manuscripts may also be submitted if requested by the Editor. All submissions are peer reviewed by the editorial board and a select group of reviewers. Please make sure that all guidelines are followed carefully. All the accepted articles will be queued for publication and will appear in the futures issues based on the priorities set by the editorial board.

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Acknowledgements

All messages and reviews sent electronically will be acknowledged electronically upon receipt. Please supply any information you think may be helpful in replying electronically. If you do not receive an acknowledgement one week after submission, assume that the message did not reach the editorial office of J Nat Sc Biol Med. Please wait and do not send multiple messages, because it takes much work to eliminate double mail.

Note : e-mails with the forcibly consideration, multiple queries on status, vicious language, offensive writings to Editor/Associate Editors will lead to rejection of Manuscript.

Status of Manuscript

J Nat Sc Biol Med. team will inform the status of submitted manuscript every 15th day of month directly to the corresponding author’s inbox.

 Author Checklist Top

In order to maintain quality and consistency in J Nat Sc Biol Med publications, we ask you to perform the following checklist prior to submitting your final proof for publication:

  • Include the original, hard copy of Author’s  Transfer of Copyright signed by each author
  • Thoroughly check the reference style as mentioned above.
  • Thoroughly check the article for correct grammar, in particular: spelling of names, affiliations, any symbols, equations, etc.
  • Provide laser printed hard copies of all figures and graphics in black and white or colour (If any)
  • Submit a proof corrected with RED INK ONLY/track changes or as directed by the editor handling your manuscript.

Send the Corrected Proof, Copyright Transfer Form, Subscriptions (If any) with covering letter in a single envelope to the following address

Important Contact Details

By Surface mail :

Editor's Office

Dr. Arun HS Kumar
Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine
216 Veterinary Science Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin-4, Ireland

By e mail               : arun.kumar@scibiolmed.org

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