Instruction To Authors

Biological Forum – An International Journal (ISSN No. (Print): 0975-1130, (Online): 2249-3239) is efforts to motivate the scholars and researchers towards the scientific attitude. It is biannual journal and invites original work in the following field i.e. Taxonomy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Mycology, Toxicology, Ichthyology, Entomology, Limnology, Marine Science, Nematology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Environmental Science, Forestry, Soil Sciences, Agriculture, Psychology, Physical education, Ethnobotany and Bioinformatics. Article can be research papers, review papers, or short communications. Research papers should be Original, indicating the period (years) of experimentation, based on data of minimum two years and for full research paper work must not be of more than 5 years old. The review papers, research papers, and short communications should not exceed 30, 20 and 5 typed pages including tables, illustrations, drawings and graphs. Authors are required to sign a copyright form granting the Publisher rights for all papers accepted for publication. Production will not start until we have received of a signed copyright form.

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Title and authors names and address with all author email must be given in the front page. This must be followed by the abstract on separate page. Thereafter, material and method, results and discussion, acknowledgements, references. Tables, photographs and all figures including drawings, graphics, and diagrams must be attached after the references.

TITLE:
Title should be short, specific and informative. The title page should include the names (s) of author(s), affiliation, and mailing address with e-mail of corresponding author, a running short title not exceeding 40 characters. By-line should contain the place (organization) where research was conducted.

ABSTRACT: Abstract written in complete and simple sentence, should not be more than 150 words. Key words (maximum 7) must be given, and these should appear just beneath the abstract.

INTRODUCTION: Introduction part should be brief and limited to the problem or the aim and scope of the experiment.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Material and Methods relevant details should be given including experimental design and the technique (s) used along with appropriate statistical methods used clearly along with the year of experimentation (field and laboratory).

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Results and Discussion should be combined to avoid repetitions. Result should be supported by brief but advocate tables or graphic or pictorial presentation wherever necessary.
Self-explanatory should be typed on separate sheets, tables should fix in the normal page layout. All recent relevant literature should be discussed critically. All figures including drawings, graphics, and diagrams should be formatted preferably by MS- Word. If drawn in Excel the data file may also be submitted along with graphs. Scanned images of photographs must be in minimum 300dpi resolution softcopy in. tiff or .jpeg and hardcopy should be submitted.
A line drawing and photographs must have legends. Original artwork should accompany two copies. Repetition in graphic and tabular matter ought to be avoided.

REFERENCES: The style quoting should be as follows

Research article:

Grochulski, P., Masson, L., Borisova, S., Pusztai, M.C., Schwarta, J.L., Brousseau R. & Cygler, M. (1995). Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A (a) insecticidal toxin: Crystal structure and channel formation. Journal of Molecular Biology. 254(2): 447-464.

Proceedings/Seminar/Conference papers:

Estruch, J., Warren, G.W., Mullins, M.A., Nye, G.J. Craig, J.A. & Joziel, H.G. (1996). Transgenic Plants: An emerging approach to pest control. In: Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 1995, USA, 93: 5369-5395.

Book and chapters:

Winston, J.E. (1999). Describing Species. Columbia University Press, New York pp.518 Stork, N. (1997). Measuring Global Biodiversity and its Decline (Eds. Reakakudla, M.L., Wilson, D.E. and Wilson, E.O.) Biodiversity II, Joseph Henry Press, Washington DC, p.41-68

Articles should be computer-typed (Times New Roman), double spaced throughout. British spelling should be followed. All queries marked in the annotated MS by editor/ reviewer (s) must be replied and returned back promptly. In case of an article having more than one author, the entire correspondence regarding article will be made with correspondence author.

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