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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Journal of Science is a multidisciplinary journal and therefore short communication; case reports; letters to the Editors; research and review papers of general significance that are written clearly and well organized will be given preference.

Journal of Science covers the full range of scientific disciplines. Journal of Science publishes original research work that contributes significantly to further the scientific knowledge in Medicine; Veterinary science; Nursing; Pharmaceutical sciences; Engineering science; Science and Technology; Arts & Science; Others (*Manuscript can be any of the subjects but not limited to). (See home page).

The primary criteria for acceptance and publication are scientific rigor and potential to advance the field. It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All papers are subjected to peer review.

CRITERIA FOR MANUSCRIPT
Submitted manuscripts must meet the following criteria:

> The material must be original.
> The writing must be clear, concise and unambiguous.
> The data are valid.
> The discussions and conclusions drawn by the authors must be reasonable and supportable.
> The information must be relevant and interesting. Submitted manuscripts must meet the following criteria:

Manuscript Preparation

The following detailed instructions are necessary to allow direct reproduction of the manuscript for rapid publishing. Manuscript should be typewritten in Times Roman, 12 font size, double-spaced, title should be in a font size 14, bold face capitals, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References. Abstract should start on a separate page and each table or figure should be on main body of the text.

Abstract: Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the aim of the study, material and methods, results and conclusions, not more than 300 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.

Key Words Three or more key words must be provided by authors for indexing of their article. Key words will be listed directly below the Abstract.

Introduction: Should start on a new page and should clearly indicate the aim of the study.

Text:

The text should be intelligible to readers in different disciplines and technical terms should be defined. All symbols and abbreviations must be defined, and used only when necessary. Superscripts, subscripts and ambiguous characters should be clearly indicated. Units of measure should be metric or, preferably, SI.

Materials and Methods:This section should include concise details on the methodology adopted, sufficient to repeat the experiment. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen should be clearly stated.

Results:All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Each table or figure should be on main body of the text.

Discussion: Should contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. It can end with brief conclusions.

Acknowledgements and Funding: All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section. The research has been funded by any specific project grant or institution

Tables/Figures Incorporate tables and/or figures with their legends into the main body of text. In the case of photographs, good prints are required with each copy of the manuscript; photocopies of photographs are not acceptable. Photomicrographs and other photographs that require it must have a scale bar, which should be defined clearly in the legend. Lettering should be sufficiently large to be clear after reduction to print size.

References References should be numbered in superscript, serially in the order in which they appear, first through the text and then through table and figure legends. References should not include unpublished source materials. The list of References at the end of the text should be in the following format.

Examples:
Journals:

1.Author (last name) AB (initials), Author BB, Title of Article, Journal name, volume, year, page numbers.
2. Lee EB, Shin KH, Woo WS, Pharmacological study on piperine. Archives of Pharmacal Research, 7(2), 1984, 127 - 132.

Books:Author AB, Author BB, Author CC, Title of Book, Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page numbers. Strunk W, White EB, The Elements of Style, 3rd ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979.

Book in chapter:

Mettam GR, Adams LB, In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, Introduction to the Electronic Age, Edn 2, Vol. 3. E-Publishing, New York, 1994, 281.

Ethical guidelines > They are subject to editorial review.
> They have not been and will not be published in whole or in part in any other journal, and
? Authors using experimental animals and human subjects in their investigation must seek approval from the appropriate Ethical Committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care" and/or the declaration of Helsinki promulgated in 1964 as amended in 1996.

Article Proofs Page proofs are sent to the designated author through e-mail. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 48 hours of receipt.

Manuscript Charges There is no charge for the processing of paper but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the publication charge of Rs 1000/- or $ 100 per author before the accepted paper is published as a demand draft in favour of Pharma Intelligence payable at Chennai, which may be intimated in the acceptance letter (The demand draft can be conveniently taken equivalent to the authors country currency money which may be confirmed by sending an email to the editor – editor@journalofscience.com)

Copyright Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published. The Copyright Transfer Agreement can be downloaded here (in editable PDF / Doc).