Instruction to Authors
Submit manuscripts in Microsoft word file as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also upload your article through Online Submission. Papers sent in pdf format will not be accepted. A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author within 24 hours. Manuscripts submitted only through e mail attachments are accepted. For all other correspondence that cannot be sent by e-mail, please contact the editorial office (at email@example.com) for the appropriate address or editorial board member to mail it to.
Every manuscript should contain the covering letter, which includes the corresponding author’s full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file. The authors may also suggest panel of two to four reviewers attached with the manuscript (IJIAR may designate other reviewers).
These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full- length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Review Articles are also peer-reviewed.
All manuscripts are reviewed by the editorial board and assigned reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewer’s comments to authors within 2 weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are pending for revision. It is the goal of the IJIAR to publish accepted manuscripts within 2 weeks after submission.
Microsoft Word file format only is acceptable for the main manuscript document. All text in manuscripts should be in 10-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, justified-alignment only.
Only JPEG (JPG) or TIFF (TIF) file format for illustrations and figures is accepted for photographs or images.
Content and Structure
- The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
- Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used.
- Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors’ experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.
- The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.
- The Acknowledgment of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.
- Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.
- Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
- References: In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.
Examples of reference style are shown below. Please take care to follow the reference style precisely.
Orengo CA, Bray JE, Hubbard T, LoConte L, Sillitoe I. (1999): BRCA1 protein products: functional motifs. Nature Genetics, 13: 266-267.
Journal Supplement Article
Koonin EV, Altschul SF, Bork P. (1996): Analysis and assessment of ab initio three-dimensional prediction, secondary structure, and contacts prediction. Proteins, 43 (Suppl 3): 149-170.
Zvaifler NJ, Burger JA, Marinova-Mutafchieva L, Taylor P, Maini R.N (1999): Zeolites and synthetic mechanisms. In Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996;
Baltimore. Edited by Smith Y. Stoneham: Butterworth-Heinemann, 16-27.
Immy I. (1996): Mesenchymal cells, stromal derived factor-1 and rheumatoid arthritis [abstract]. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 42: s250.
Hunninghake GW, Gadek J.E. (1995): Origin of Eukaryotic Cells. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Margulis L. (1970): From prey via endosymbiont to plastids: comparative studies in dinoflagellates. In Origins of Plastids. Volume 2. 2nd edition. Edited by Lewin RA. New York: Chapman and Hall, 53-76.
Monograph or Book in a Series
Schnepf E. (1993): The alveolar macrophage. In Cultured Human Cells and Tissues. Edited by Harris TJR.
New York: Academic Press, 54-56. [Stoner G (Series Editor): Methods and Perspectives in Cell Biology, vol 1]
Book with Institutional Author
Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification, 1999. Annual Report, London.
Kohavi R, 1995. Wrappers for performance enhancement and oblivious decision graphs. PhD thesis. Stanford University, Computer Science Department.
Link / URL
The Mouse Tumor Biology Database [http://tumor.informatics.jax.org/cancer_links.html]
If abbreviations are used in the text, either they should be defined in the text where first used, or a list of abbreviations can be provided.
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If the paper is accepted for publication, only then the authors will be asked to pay the Article Publication fee which will be very nominal, to cover publications costs (There is no submission fee or page charges).
Corresponding author will be suitably intimated about payment options upon acceptance of manuscript.