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Indian Journal of
(JPS) is an open access online international
journal that provides online publication of
original research work, review, and views in
all areas of Plant sciences, beginning from
classical branches of Taxonomy to applied
branches such as Plant Biotechnology or
Bioinformatics. Manuscript along with
and Copyright Transfer Form';
name, address (including e-mail id),
approximate year of experience of two
relevant referees should be submitted
via author's own e-mail only. Kindly go through
Terms and Conditions
Instructions for Authors
sections thoroughly before submitting your
Instructions for Authors
The time taken to
review the manuscripts will be approximately
one month. Manuscript will be accepted for
publication within a week, if and only, after it is
revised (strictly as per referee's
instructions) and E-mailed back to the
download, take printout, fill and after
and Copyright Transfer Form' along with
the manuscript via personal e-mail only.
The form can also
be sent via post to CIBTech's Office address.
All manuscripts should be submitted in
English. It should be typed in Times New
Roman, font size 11, single space with page
margin of 1" on all the four sides. Manuscripts in
general should be organized in the following
order: Type of manuscript, title, author(s)
name(s), institutional/ departmental affiliation(s) (with more than one
affiliation to be shown by numeric
superscripts), present address(es),
abstract, keywords, introduction, materials
and methods, result and discussion, acknowledgements
display items/figures/illustrations (with
explanations) must be incorporated within
the text as and wherever necessary.
names of any plant, animal and microbial
species should be written in italics. The metric
system should be followed throughout.
Abbreviations should be given in words the
first time they are used. Submission of
article is understood to imply that the
article is original and unpublished and is
not being considered for publication
elsewhere. Fonts used in manuscript
preparation should be Times, Times New Roman
or Arial. Manuscript should be prepared in
MS Office Word (version upto 2007) with
graphs in MS Office Excel (version upto
2007) and drawing saved in JPEG format.
Original file of any matter prepared in
Excel or Coral Draw etc. must be supplied
along with the manuscript so that the size of the matter/figure
could be adjusted as per
our final format. The manuscript matter
should be free from computer viruses.
Authors can see our
Instructions for Reviewers
webpage to go through the criteria on the
basis of which any manuscript would be
Manuscript Type and Size Limit:
Manuscripts submitted should adhere to the length specified below.
Manuscripts exceeding the size limit will be
returned for condensing even before
Covers current trends in Plant Sciences,
but, might be interesting to general
science readers outside that field. Such articles
should include interdisciplinary topics,
science policy and science administration,
impact of science and technology on society
or lifestyle. The articles should be
organized in the following order: title,
short abstract, introductory paragraph,
brief subheads, display items, and
references. Upper limit is 5000 words and 3
It includes article giving additional
information on earlier published research
work of the author, which due to space
limitation or additional and associated work
carried out later on, couldn't be included in that paper.
Author can include upto 3 tables and 3 figures.
Covers research work of scientific
excellence. Experimental procedures should
be given in sufficient detail for others to
verify the work. The articles are structured
with Title, Authors (with affiliations),
Abstract (less than 400 words), 5-8
Keywords, Introduction, Materials and
Methods, Results and Discussion,
Acknowledgement and References, in its
order. It is limited to 6000 words
and 3 display items.
It focuses on current advancements in the
field. It is limited to 7000 words and 4
display items. Reviews should have logical
analysis and interpretation of information
scattered in pieces. Number of references
cited in any review article must be from 75-120. The articles are
structured with Title, Authors (with
affiliations), Abstract (less than 400
words), 5-8 Keywords, Introduction,
Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References,
in its order.
interesting and novel findings. The article
should include a brief abstract and an
introductory paragraph. The word limit is
3000 and 2 display items can be submitted alongwith.
It includes case reports in any areas of
Plant sciences. The article
should include Title, Abstract, Cases,
Discussion and References. Author can include upto 3 tables and
It is personalized review article on the
research work carried at the author(s)’
laboratory, based on the published work of
the author(s. The article should include
background to the area in a concise
introduction, which should also serve to
place the author(s)’ work in a proper
perspective. Limit it upto 3000 words
It includes famous scientific personalities
or institutions or events of the past. Size
is limited to 3000 words.
Includes author's views on scientific
activity. It is limited to 3000 words.
By author(s) other than who have published
the book. The size limit is 1000 words.
(Table, Figures, Graphs and Photo/Photo
plates): 1 display item means a graph or
drawing or single photo or a complete photo
plate with each item not more than of 500KB
size. The size of the item must be within
5.5 inch X 7.5 inch dimension. Single photo
should be within 4inch X 6 inch dimension.
Disproportionately increasing or decreasing
the size of the photos by dragging the
boundaries will not be accepted. One can
condense the size of the photo by selecting
the ‘maintain aspect ratio’ box or by using
'%age reduction' option. Number of table
should be upto 3 in any article except in
review where it can be upto 4 in number
(single table means that lies within the
single published page). Size of the table
should be within 5.5 inch X 7.5 inch typed
in a font size of 10.
Please ensure that every reference cited in
the text is also present in the reference
list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the
The references should be well updated and
one reference from the same author(s) in the
same year must be identified by the letters
"a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year
statement must be supported by reference.
Reference should contain: author(s) last
name(s) followed by initials, year, full
title, journal's full name (in italics),
volume number (in bold), issue number (in
bracket) and inclusive page numbers. All the
references must be included in the text.
Citations in the text should be by surname
with year closed within the brackets.
Only surname of the authors should be
included e.g., Shekhawat and Khan (2005). If
a paper has three or more authors then it
should be referred as surname of the first
author followed by et al. e.g., Welch
et al., (1992).
Please avoid using footnotes.
Pavri NP and Trudell ML(1997).
An efficient method for the synthesis of
3-arylpyrroles. Journal of Organic
Chemistry, 62 (8) 2649-2651.
Welch JT, Yamazaki T, and Gimi R (1992).
Enantioselective synthesis of
monofluorinated compounds from building
Blocks. In: Synthetic Fluorine Chemistry,
Edited by Olah GA, Chambers RD and
Prakash GKS (J. Wiley and Sons) 329-358.
Guillaume Launay (2010). New
approaches for C-F bond formation in organic
chemistry. PhD Thesis, University of
St. Andrews, Scotland, UK.
Online Reference Format
Avoid using references of any online website
source (other than Online Journal/Book/Scientific Review having ISSN,
Scientific and Government libraries, Online
Software) which could change its matter
frequently or can possibly delete it. Matter
published in any abstract booklet need not
be included. For online reference format,
follow the following advice, based on the
recommendations of the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Referencing Web Material
Author or Editor, Year when web page was
created (if known), Title (in italics or
underlined), [Online], Edition, Place of
Publication, Publisher (if ascertainable) or
Organisation responsible for providing and
maintaining the information, available URL
(Format as: http://internet address/remote
path) and the Date Source was Accessed [in
square brackets]. If no date is given, write
(No date) as shown below.
British Lawnmower Museum (No date)
Lawnmowers of the Rich and Famous
[Online] Southport, British Lawnmower
Museum. Available at: http://www.lawnmowerworld.co.uk/Rich.htm
[Accessed 10 March 2004]
Referencing Online Journals
Include all the following information in the
electronic journal reference, if possible:
Author/Editor, Year of publication, Article
title, Journal title (in italics or
underlined), [Online], Volume number (in
Part/Issue number (in brackets), Available
URL (http://internet address/remote path)
and the Date accessed [in square brackets].
Hart K (1998). The place of the 1898
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the
Torres Straits (CAETS) in the history of
British social anthropology. Science as
Culture [Online] 11 Available:
[Accessed 9 November 2003]
should be as brief as possible.
Author needs to mention the name,
experience, contact address including the
E-mail Id of two expert referees related to
the manuscript thus submitted.
Figures and Tables:
Any table or figure should have a short
title typed in bold letters. Table must be
submitted in MS Word format. Table should
have only outer boundary, with headings and
subheading written in bold letters. Tables
and display items should be numbered
separately (Table 1, Fig. 1) and must be
cited in the text. Any drawing must have white
background. Figure captions should be self
explanatory. Photo or figure should be
labeled using black arrow/line segment and
abbreviated capital letters. The outline of
the photoplate should be either in square or
rectangular shape. Gap between the margins
of any two adjacent photographs, within the
photoplate, should not be more than one mm.
Photographs on any photo plate should be
numbered with capital letter. Each
photoplate must be explained separately
under 'Explanation to the figures' section
at the end of the manuscript. All the
abbreviations should be explained in this
section, arranged alphabetically within the
bracket, at the end for e.g., (Abbrv.
Vc-vesicle, Chy-chalamydospore, Hy-hyphae). Figure or
Chemical structure can be drawn using any
tool/software but must be first saved in
JPEG format and then pasted in the MS OFFICE
WORD file. Even if MS OFFICE WORD tools are
used to label the figures or chemical
structure, the finalized figure should be
saved in JPEG format (i.e., using print
screen command etc.) and then again pasted at the
initial position of the Figure in the text.
This is to prevent the figure/structure from
being getting distorted during finalization
of the article.
Original Excel file
(if used) of the Figure/Bar
diagram must be supplied along with the
Size limit for Entire Manuscript is 2 MB.
Being an online journal no
hard copy of the journal or its part will be
sent to the author(s).
Authors can take out
the printouts of their articles and also distribute its
hard and soft copies.
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A manuscript number will be E-mailed to the
corresponding author after receiving the
manuscript, within a day or two.
Author will have to mention this manuscript
number during future communication.