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Author Guidelines

Manuscript preparation: Manuscripts must conform to the formatting norms and details given below. Contributions and manuscripts must be written in English and submitted exclusively to Int J. Comp. Bio. Manuscripts must be typewritten (times new roman, single-spaced) with 2.5 cm. margins and space at the right, left, top and bottom of the page. We highly encourage authors to submit manuscripts to online journal management system at http://www.ijcb.in but you can also send the manuscript to ijcb@bioclues.org and contact the editors for any necessary instructions/clarifications.

Covering Letter: 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 Registration and Submissions: Visit http://www.ijcb.in or send mail to ijcb@bioclues.org for help regarding online registration and submission.

Copyright Form: All manuscripts are considered to be the property of Int Jour Comp Bio. from the time of submission. If Int. J. Comp. Bio. is not publishing the paper, it releases its rights therein at the time the manuscript is rejected following editorial/peer review or retracted by the authors. Manuscripts published in Int. J. Comp. Bio. become the sole property of, with all rights in copyright reserved to Int. J. Comp. Bio.

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Preparation of Manuscript: Your manuscript should be typed, single-spaced on standard-sized A4 paper 8.27" x 11.69") with 1"(2.5 cm) margins on all sides. You should use 10 pt Times New Roman fonts. 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
It should be in Title Case; the first character in each word in the title has to be capitalized. A title of article should be the fewest possible words that accurately describe the content of the paper. Omit all redundant words such as "A study of ...", "Investigations of ...", "Implementation of ...”, "Observations on ...", "Effect of.....", “Analysis of …”, “Design of…” etc. Indexing and abstracting services depend on the accuracy of the title, extracting from it keywords useful in cross-referencing and computer searching. An improperly titled paper may never reach the audience for which it was intended, so be specific and use Center alignment, Bold, 16pt fonts Times New Roman. The color of the title should be Blue [R0, G122, B192]

A research paper typically should include in the following order
1.Abstract
2.Keywords
3.Introduction
4.Research Method
5.Results and Analysis
6.Conclusion
7.Table legends
8.Figure legends
9.Acknowledgements (If any)
10.Supplementary Files (If any)
11.References

1.Abstract(Limit of 200 Words): A well-prepared abstract enables the reader to identify the basic content of a document quickly and accurately, to determine its relevance to their interests, and thus to decide whether to read the document in its entirety. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be between 100 to 200 words in length. The abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited. The keyword list provides the opportunity to add keywords, used by the indexing and abstracting services, in addition to those already present in the title. Judicious use of keywords may increase the ease with which interested parties can locate our article (Font Times New Roman 9 pt).

2.Key words: Please, write no more than five keywords. Write specific keywords. They should be written left aligned, arranged alphabetically in 9pt Times Roman.

3.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. The literature cited in this section should adhere to Vancouver style of numbering [1].

4.Research Method: 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 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.

5.Results and Analysis: 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.

6.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.

7.Tables: Each table must be placed at the respective position and separated by two spaces from top and bottom text area. They should be numbered with according to their sequence in the text, and have a short self-explanatory heading. Use SI units in graphs and style of the Tables should not include vertical rules, only 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. If your table is too big to be included in one page, you can use separate file as supplementary file and mention the same in text. Detailed explanations of symbols, units, statistics and abbreviations should follow below the table.

8.Figures/Illustrations: Figures for final production should be submitted as electronic files. 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. It is preferred that the caption will be placed underneath the figure. Figure(s) must be numbered consecutively in the text. Descriptive labeling in the figures should be clearly readable, and all lettering should have a minimum published size of 8 pt for labeling items on photographs or in line art is recommended and a maximum size of 10 pt is suggested. 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.
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.
For graphs Excel graphs are also acceptable provided that the 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.
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.

9.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.

10.Supplementary Files:

Author can furnish extra information which may not be possible to show within the manuscript heading and is too large to include in main manuscript. See the Manuscript_Template for more details.

11.References: The main references are international journals, national journals and proceedings. The references given should be present on web so the reviewer and reader can access it. All references should be to the most pertinent and up-to-date sources. References are written in Vancouver style[1]. As an option, if a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as many medical journals do), the month and issue number may be omitted[3]. If there are more than six authors, the first six authors are listed followed by "et al."[4]. For more information into Vancouver style you may refer to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_system. If existing as an option, a unique identifier from a database may be added to the citation[2]. Please use a consistent format for references – see examples below (9 pt):

[1] Leurs R, Church MK, Taglialatela M., H1-antihistamines: inverse agonism, anti-inflammatory actions and cardiac effects, Clin Exp Allergy, 2002 Apr; 32(4):489-98.
[2] Von Itzstein M, Wu WY, Kok GB, Pegg MS, Dyason JC, Jin B, et al. Rational design of potent sialidase-based inhibitors of influenza virus replication. Nature. 1993 Jun 3;363(6428):418-23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 8502295.
[3] Thomas MC. Diuretics, ACE inhibitors and NSAIDs – the triple whammy. Med J Aust. 2000; 172:184–185.
[4[ Guilbert TW, Morgan WJ, Zeiger RS, Mauger DT, Boehmer SJ, Szefler SJ, et al. Long-term inhaled corticosteroids in preschool children at high risk for asthma. N Engl J Med. 11 May 2006; 354(19):1985–97.

Submission of Manuscript:
Manuscripts should always be submitted via web based manuscript submission system.
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.

Sumission Acknowledgements from IJCB: All messages and reviews sent electronically will be acknowledged electronically upon receipt. However if you are preferring email submission to ijcb@bioclues.org , please wait and do not send multiple messages because it takes much work to eliminate double mail.

Note : Any submissions with 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: You can login to Author Center on www.ijcb.in and see the status and every details of your manuscript.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. 

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1.Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2.Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

3.Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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