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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor it is submitted before in another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file must be in Microsoft Word (.doc / .docx) document file format only.
  • Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. The manuscript should be ordered as follows: Title page, abstract, key words, text, acknowledgments (if any), references (max. 3), tables and figures (max. 2; the tables and figures should be properly labeled).
  • The title page should contain Title, Authors, Affiliations, and Corresponding author’s email id and address. The title should be brief, specific and amenable to indexing.
  • Not more than four keywords should be indicated separately; these should be chosen carefully and must not be phrases of several words.
  • Abstract and summary should be limited to 150 words and convey the main points of the paper and explain the significance of the paper.
  • Most importantly all authors must sign an authors’ agreement form describing their role in the article and taking responsibility of all disputes if arises from their contents in the article.
  • Reference if used should be in the format of the Magazine.

Author Guidelines

All manuscripts should be addressed to the Chief Editor, Biotica Research Today. Submission of an article implies that it has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and further, that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. Manuscripts of all categories are to be submitted through mail only [email protected]

Categories of Manuscripts

General/Popular articles [not exceeding 2000 words; however it may exceeds the limit if necessary to complete the sentence but not more than 2500 words in any case., 2 display items (tables and figures)] discuss current trends in research in a field that would be of interest to readers outside the field. The articles should include an abstract, introductory paragraph, brief subheads at appropriate places, illustrations that will help a general reader, and maximum 3 references.

Success stories (Not exceeding 1000 words and 4 display items) are intended to reflect any stories of individual or community/group, which may encourage likeminded people to achieve their goals.

Scientific correspondence (less than 1000 words and 2 display items) serve to rapidly communicate important new findings.

News (not exceeding 1000 words) can cover important scientific events or any other news of interest to scientists in general.

Meeting reports (less than 1500 words) deal with highlights/technical contents of a conference/ symposium/discussion-meeting, etc. conveying to readers the significance of important advances.

Research News articles (not exceeding 2500 words and 2 display items) are intended to inform non-specialists about recently published advances or important findings.

Opinion articles (less than 1000 words) present views on issues related to science and scientific activity.

 

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

  • Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. The manuscript should be ordered as follows: Title page, abstract, key words, text, acknowledgements (if any), references (max. 3), tables and figures (max. 2; the tables and figures should be properly labelled).

  • The title page should contain Title, Authors, Affiliations, and Corresponding author’s email id and address.

  • The title should be brief, specific and amenable to indexing.

  • Not more than four keywords should be indicated separately; these should be chosen carefully and must not be phrases of several words.

  • Abstract and summary should be limited to 150 words and convey the main points of the paper and explain the significance of the paper.

  • Most importantly all authors must sign an authors’ agreement form describing their role in the article and taking responsibility of all disputes if arises from their contents in the article.

  • Reference if used should be in the format of the Magazine.

  • Preference would be given to technological papers with practical applicability than mere theoretical papers..

References

The magazine advocates the citation of new papers; old references are better replaced with updated ones. The authors are responsible for the correctness of references. References should be kept to a minimum and listed in alphabetical order. Personal communication and unpublished data should not be included in reference list. The list of reference at the end of the text should be in the following format. The authors are responsible for the correctness of references.

In the text, references should be cited as follows: two authors (Mohali and Bhowmik, 2019), three or more authors (Mullar et al., 2017). Listing of references in the text should be chronological separated by semicolon, e.g. (Smith, 1987; John, 1999; Moriss et al., 2000).

Khanda, C.N., Dixit, L., Panda, S.C., 1997. Effect of zinc and graded levels of nitrogen on growth, yield and nutrient uptake of rice. Oryza 34, 43–46.

Barmudoi, B., Bharali, B., 2016. Effects of light intensity and quality on physiological changes in winter rice (Oryza Sativa L.). International Journal of Environmental & Agriculture Research 2, 65–76.

Tables and figures: Table should be descriptive with or without references with heading in bold letters. Tables, figures, drawings should be placed outside (As a separate attachment) of the text as they shall be correctly arranged by the publisher. Figures whether line drawing or graph should be of good quality. Legends to figures should be given on a separate sheet. Tables and figures should be numbered consequently in Arabic numerals (Table 1., Table 2. and Figure 1., Figure 2.).

For each table, please provide a table title explaining the content of the table. Source of Tables from a previously published material should be mentioned at the footnote.

Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

Photographs: The photographs should be of good quality (not less than 300 dpi resolution, so if they should occupy text column width (8 cm) they must have at least 1000 pixels width.) and in the JPEG/TIFF format. Please send original (not resized) photograph(s), straight from a digital camera, without any text descriptions on the photo.

Acknowledgements: All benefits in any form from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of the submitted manuscript or any of the authors must be acknowledged. For each source of funds, both the name of the funding agency and the grant number should be given. This should be included in the acknowledgement. If no conflict exists, authors should state: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest within themselves and others including the funding agency and the agency where the research was carried out.

Publication Policy/Norms

All papers, solicited and unsolicited, will be first assessed by a Reviewing Editor. Papers found unsuitable in terms of the overall requirements of the magazine will be returned to the authors. The others will be sent for detailed review. Authors of these papers will be notified of acceptance, need for revision or rejection of the paper. It may be noted that papers once rejected cannot be resubmitted. Illustrations and other materials to be reproduced from other publications must be properly credited; it is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission for reproduction of figures, tables, etc. from published sources.

Copyright transfer

Submission of a manuscript implies that when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). The Biotica, as the publisher, has the right to enter into any agreement with any organization in India or abroad engaged in reprography, photocopying, storage and dissemination of information contained in this magazine. The Biotica has no objection in using the material, provided the information is being utilized for academic purpose but not for commercial use. Due credit line should be given to Biotica where information will be utilized.

Proofs and Reprints

Galley proofs (pdf) will be sent by e -mail to the corresponding author. The corrected proofs should be returned to the Editor within 7 days of receipt. The delay in sending the proofs may shift the paper to the next issue. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. In order to minimize the corrections and alterations in the proof stage, authors are requested to prepare the manuscript carefully according to magazine format before submitting it for publication. PDF of the published papers will be provided to the author via e-mail. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles. It is mandatory for the author to mention his/her e-mail ID.

Online First

The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication. After release of the volume (electronic), the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

Article Publication Charges

There are no article submission charges or processing charges for manuscripts submitted. All articles published in the magazine are open access. The Open Access publishing provides unrestricted access of articles to all readers, anywhere in the world. The Article Publication fee is for the editorial and production costs of the magazine, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML, PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in an electronic citation database. We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid. Article publication charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

The charges are mentioned in the table below.

Manuscript type

Submission charges

Processing charges

Publication charges

India

Foreign

Article

Nil

Nil

Rs. 200

10 USD

 

Refund Policy

Research Today will not issue refunds or cancellations of any kind after the acceptance of the manuscript.

Payment Confirmation

A payment confirmation will be sent through email to the corresponding author after the Article Publication Charges have been paid. You can hope to receive the confirmation within 2-3 working days after the payment has been processed.

FOREIGN AUTHORS NEED TO CONTACT THE EDITOR (Email: [email protected]) FOR THE MODE OF PAYMENT.

Correspondence

Any correspondence regarding publication of papers should be sent to- The Editor-in-Chief, Research Today, E-mail: [email protected]

Disclaimer

The contents of published articles represent solely the ideas of authors. Editors as well as Board of Editors of BRT are not responsible for the views expressed by authors. However, the Editorial Board of BRT takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the Editorial Board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.

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