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1. Manuscript Presentation

The author has to clearly mention the type of paper submitted as Short/ miscellaneous note, research article or review article. The author has to prepare the manuscript in Standard English without any typographical mistake. Manuscript should by typewritten on A4 size MS word file in single column. The font style should be Times New Roman with font size of '12' pt. All headings should be in upper case and bold. Subheadings should be in lower case bold and sub-headings in bold italics. Paragraph spacing should be '0' pt both before and after the paragraph and line spacing should '1' throughout the manuscript.

First page of the manuscript should contain following details in sequences: i). Title of the article, ii). Full name of all authors, iii). Affiliation of all authors, iv). E-mail ID and contact number of corresponding author.

The word count is not specified but in general: i). Short note or miscellaneous note should contain 500 to 2000 words, ii). Research article should contain 1500 to 5000 words, and  iii) Review article should contain 2000 to 10000 words.

A short note or miscellaneous note should NOT contain the headings like Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results & Discussion and Conclusion. However, Acknowledgements and References should be added after the main text. Some headings and sub-headings can be added in the main text based on the article content.

The manuscript of research article should contain the following major heads in the order: 1. Abstract, 2. Keywords, 3. Introduction, 4. Materials & Methods, 5. Results & Discussion, 6. Conclusion, 7. Acknowledgements, and 8. References.

A review article should be in similar format to that of research article except that Materials & methods, Results & Discussion should be replaced by headings and sub-headings based on the content of the text.

2. Title

Title should be concise and informative which gives the brief idea of the manuscript. The words should not be more then 20. First letter of each word should be in capital. The connecting words like and, the, or, if, is, are, would, will, not, etc., will not contain first letter in capital.

3. Authors and their Affiliation

The name of all authors should be typed in the order: First Name - Middle Name - Last Name, followed by affiliation of each author (Department, Institute, City & Country). The Corresponding author needs to provide email-ID and Phone Number.

4. Abstract

The abstract should be concise and highlight the important aspects of the article. It should not exceed 250 words. It should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. 

5. Keywords

The keywords should not contain any words which are used in title of the article. Generally 3 - 5 keywords is appropriate arranged alphabetically and separated by commas. 



The motivation or purpose of research should appear in the Introduction, where author state the questions you sought to answer, and then provide some of the historical basis for those questions.


Every details of the landscape and other pertinent details should be included and appropriate references should be cited. Sufficient information should be provided to allow someone to repeat your work. A clear description of your experimental design, sampling procedures, and statistical procedures is especially important in papers describing field studies, simulations, or experiments. 


Results & discussion can be either presented separately or together. Result section should only refer to the findings made in the study. Create figures, tables, and photoplates as appropriate. Tables, figures and photo-plates should be numbered in sequence and referenced in the main text. Separate file of figures and photo-plates should also be submitted in JPEG format. Discussion should include a thorough and comprehensive analysis and synthesis of the results obtained.


Conclusion should state clearly the main conclusions of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance.


Acknowledgements should be brief and shouldn't exceed 4-5 lines. 


Every resource cited in the text must contain author’s last name and year of publication. For eg: (Rao, 2010) for single author, (Jain and Mudgal, 1999) for two authors and (Hart et al., 1992) for more than two authors. All resources cited in the text of your paper must be listed alphabetically in the Reference list and should follow the style given below: 

  • Research Paper: Rao, A.N., 2010. Orchid flora of Arunachal Pradesh an update. Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research. 26(1-2), 82-110.

  • Book: Jain, S.K., Mudgal, V.A., 1999. A Handbook of Ethnobotany. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, India, pp. 55-60. 

  • Book Chapter: Joseph, J., Kharkonger, P., 1978. A preliminary ethnobotanical survey in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. In: Jain S.K., (Eds.), Contribution to Indian Ethnobotany. Scientific Publisher, Jodhpur, India, pp. 271-276.

  • Conference Paper: Hart, G., Albrecht, M., Bull, R., Marshall, L., 1992. Peer consultation: A professional development opportunity for nurses employed in rural settings, In front Outback. Conference Proceedings, Australian Rural Health Conference, Toowoomba, pp. 143-148.

  • Dissertation: Sinha, S.C., 1987. Ethnobotanical studies of Manipur. Ph.D thesis, Manipur University, Manipur.

  • Patent: Chen, C.M., Chou, J., 1998. WIPO Patent No. 1998033489. Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.

  • World Wide Web page: Liesner, R., 2012. Field techniques used by Missouri Botanical Garden. Available: http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/molib/fieldtechbook/welcome.shtml (Accessed on 17.08.2017).

  • Unknown AuthorAnonymous, 1986. Manuals of food quality control. Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, pp. 194-196.