is publishing original full papers, short research
communications, and letters to the editor. Full papers
should be concised without compromising clarity and
completeness, and should generally occupy no more than
10 published pages. Short research communications should
not be more than 5 printed pages (excluding references
and abstract). Results and Discussion section should be
combined followed by conclusion. Materials and Methods
shall remain as a separate section.
are required to submit their articles to IJST online for
quick and more efficient processing at
* Author names and addresses
* Abstracts (Not more than 250 words)
* Key words
* Materials and Methods
* Results and Discussions
* References (Use numbering in the text instead of full
Give full references at the end of the manuscript
* The photographs should be of high quality resolution
* Graphs should be in clearly visible form so that it
may become easy to redraw
The manuscript should be
prepared using Microsoft Word with the following layout.
1. Manuscript should
contain title page, abstract, main body, and references.
2. Tables should be added after references and each new
table should be on a separate page.
3. Figures should follow the tables, putting each figure
on a separate page ensuring that the figure is at least
the size it will be in the final printed document.
Number each figure outside the boundary of figure.
Resolution of the figures should be at least 400
pixels/cm (1000 pixels/in).
4. Number manuscript pages consecutively and activate
5. The manuscript should be double-spaced. The beginning
of each new paragraph must be clearly indicated by
indentation. Left-justify the text and turn off
automatic hyphenation. Use carriage returns only to end
headings and paragraphs. Artificial word breaks at the
end of lines must be avoided. Do not insert spaces
6. Please use standard fonts such as Normal Arial. Use
consistent notations and spellings
7. Please follow internationally accepted rules and
conventions for gene and protein names, units, for
symbols, and for capitalization in text, tables, and
The title page should include a concise and informative
title, author names in full, and affiliations. The name
of the corresponding author as well as his/her mailing
address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address
should be provided.
The abstract should be one paragraph, no longer than 250
words. No references should be cited in the abstract.
Abbreviations should be avoided, but if they have to be
used, they must be defined the first time they appear. A
list of keywords (up to six) must be included after the
abstract for indexing purposes. Words that appear in the
title should not be repeated in the keywords.
General Arrangement of
The text should be divided into sections with the
headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results,
and Discussion. Subheadings within sections except
introduction can be used to clarify their contents.
Introduction and Discussion sections may contain present
tense to convey generally accepted information.
Materials and Methods and Results are normally written
in the past tense.
The introduction should define the problem and provide
sufficient information to explain the background but
there is usually no need for a comprehensive literature
survey. The objectives should be stated but it should
not contain a summary of the results.
2. Materials and Methods
Sufficient detail must be provided to allow the work to
be repeated. This section should contain the
experimental protocols and the origin of materials,
tissue, cell lines, or organisms.
The Results section should be in logical order
presenting the experimental results. Please do not
include any interpretations, inferences, arguments or
speculations in this section.
The authors should interpret their results clearly and
suggest what they might mean in a larger context. Please
do not repeat the information provided in the Results
Assistance received from funding agencies and colleagues
should be acknowledged in this section.
Published or “in press” articles may be included in the
reference list. Unpublished studies should be referred
to as such or as a personal communication in the text.
Citations of references should be between brackets, e.g.
(1,3,5-7). The lists of references, tables or figures
should be numbered consecutively staring from 1. The
references should be contain the last names and initials
of up to four authors, year of publication, title of the
paper, and the title of the journal. These should be
followed by the volume and page numbers. References to
books should include the title of the book, the year of
publication between brackets, the publishing company and
the place of publication. Some examples are given
Smith PF.; Patel KR. and
Al-Shammari AJN. (1980). An Alde hydro-Phosphoglycolipid
from Acholeplasma granularum. Biochem.Biophys. Acta 617:
Sambrook J. and Russell
DW. (2001). Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, 3rd
edition. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold
Spring Harbor, N.Y.
McCarthy AJ. (1989).
Thermomonospora. In: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic
Bacteriology (ed. Williams ST, Sharpe ME, Holt JG), Vol.
4, pp. 2552-2572. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD.
If web site references
are used, the URL should be included next to information
in the text. Please check the references carefully for
accuracy, missing information, and punctuations.
Department of Health:
The Interdepartmental Working Group on Tuberculosis
1999. The Prevention and Control of Tuberc1ilosis in the
United Kingdom [Online] [accessed 2000 September].
Available from URL http://www.doh.gov.ukltbguide1.htm
Tables and Figures
Tabulation and illustration should not be used for
points that can be adequately and concisely described in
the text. Tables and figures should be understandable on
their own without reference to the text. Explanatory
footnotes should be related to the legend or table using
superscript lower-case letters. All abbreviations should
be defined after the footnotes below the table or by
reference to a previous table in the same paper.
The Journals aim at rapid publication of research
results while maintaining a rigorous peer review
process. The editors will provide an initial response to
all pre-submission enquiries within a week. In addition,
they will make every effort to give authors a decision
following peer review within four to eight weeks of an
article's submission. If the review process takes longer
due to special circumstances, authors will be notified
promptly by e-mail. Accepted articles will be published
online within two weeks. Suggestions by the editors
about revision do not imply that a revised version will
necessarily be accepted. If minor revision is required,
authors should return a revised version in two weeks. If
major revision is required, authors should return a
revised version within three months. You must clearly
indicate the changes that have been made. Revised
manuscripts that are not resubmitted within the
indicated time frames will be treated as a newly
submitted manuscript. Authors who disagree with Editor’s
decisions may contact the Chief Editor for final
decision. The Editor and the Publisher are not
responsible for the scientific content and statements of
the authors of accepted papers.
Manuscripts should be checked carefully before
submission since substantial alterations will not be
permitted at the ‘proof’ stage. The editors reserve the
right to make minor alterations to the text without
altering the scientific content. Corrections should be
sent to publisher in one communication. If corrections
are not received within 48 hours, publisher reserves the
right to proceed with publication.
Reprints may be ordered in quantities of request from
authors and researchers using the
form supplied with the proofs.
Because the IJST is auto- self dependent, we will ask
the author to pay US$200.00 as publication fees.
It is assumed all authors have approved the submitted
manuscript, which is the responsibility of corresponding
author. If accepted, the article must not be published
elsewhere in any form, without the consent of the
editors and publisher.
Individuals wishing to reproduce figures, tables and
excerpts of text from articles published in IJST for
non-commercial purposes may do so providing the original
publication is acknowledged accordingly and the authors’
approval is obtained, and in this case no special
permission is needed from either the publisher or the
editors. Authors may also include the article in a
thesis without special permission. In all other cases,
permissions may be sought directly from IJST.
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