About the Journal:
The "Journal of Bioresources" is a peer reviewed
half-yearly Journal published by the "Center with Potential for Excellence
in Biodiversity" (CPEB), Rajiv Gandhi University. The journal publishes
original research articles, review articles and short communications on
biodiversity, basic and applied research on plants, animals and microbes,
biotechnology and natural products chemistry. Two issues of the Journal
will be published in June and December in every calendar year.
Submission of manuscripts:
Original research articles, review articles
and short communications on biodiversity and related aspects not been
published earlier will be considered for publication. Manuscript should be
submitted online at email: email@example.com;
firstname.lastname@example.org. All the manuscripts should be prepared/typed in double
space in English in MS Word with Times New Roman font style. All the
pages should bear the page numbers except figures and tables. The
corresponding author should clearly mention the address of affiliating
institute for further correspondence with telephone number and email ID.
Format of manuscript: The manuscript should contain the title,
name of the author/s, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and
methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References.
How to prepare and submit the manuscript (Original Research Article):
1. The manuscript should be submitted in MS-WORD excluding figures
2. Abstract should contain 250 words. It should be written on brief
background of the research, methods, results and conclusion.
Subheading and reference must not be included.
3. Introduction of the manuscript should be brief and focussed on the
gap and objective of the research. Pertinent references should be
4. Result section must be written separately.
5. Discussion section must be written in a separate section on the basis
6. Tables should be submitted in separate MS-WORD file.
7. All graphs must be submitted in PPT (PORTRAIT) format in separate
8. Photographs should submit in high resolution JPEG format in separate
9. Figure legends should be submitted in separate MS-WORD file.
10. Key words should be arranged in alphabetical order.
11. Follow the pattern of writing references as per Journal of Bioresources.
A review article should contain maximum 7000 words
excluding references. Abstract of review article should contain the aims,
objectives and findings. It should also include the significance of the
study and brief concluding remarks as future direction of the research.
Author(s) should write conclusion of the review article in a separate
paragraph. Abstract should contain 250-300 words.
Short communication should contain 1500-
2500 words. Abstract of short communication should contain minimum
150-200 words. Title, author(s) name and affiliation, key words, manuscript
text, acknowledgements and references should be presented similar to
original research article.
Suitable title should be given in 16 font size and all the first letter
of the words except prepositions should be in capitals. The title should
be limited to 30 words.
Name of author(s) and affiliation:
Name of authors should be
numerically super scribed as per institutional affiliation. Institutional
affiliation should include the name of institution, address, PIN code and
name of country. Author(s) name and affiliation should be in 12 font size.
The name of corresponding author should be marked with asterisk with
mention of Email ID and contact number.
Key words should be minimum 6 (six) and not exceed 8
(eight) words. Words should be alphabetically arranged separated by
Abstract should contain background of the research. Its should
also reflect brief methodology, results and their significance with a
concluding remark. Abstract shall have to be written in 250 words.
Text of the manuscript should consist of Introduction, Materials and
methods, Results and Discussions. Introduction should clearly state the
rationale and significance of the work. Relevant previous literature should
be cited to strengthen the discussion and should conclude stating concisely
the significance of the work. There should be a brief technical description
of the methods adopted for the investigation but a detailed description is
required for new methods. Results should contain the findings/observations
of the experiments/test carried out and should be illustrated with tables and
figures. Discussion should reflect on the importance of findings of the work
corroborating with those of others, with a solid conclusion. Vernacular
name should not be in italics. Author(s) may acknowledge those who
helped or supported the work within 50 words.
Tables and Figures:
All the tables and figures should be numbered
and cited sequentially in the text. Tables should be presented in MSWord.
Graphs should be presented in Black & White power point or
MS-Word. Photographs, either black & white or multicoloured must be
given in JPEG file format. Figure legends should be typed on separate
pages. Legends to the tables and figures should contain sufficient details to interpret them without referring to the text. All units used should be
in SI units.
The references should be listed in alphabetical order.
Personal and unpublished data should not be included in the reference
list. Name of the journal should be abbreviated as per ISSN database in
the reference section. The references should be prepared in the following
Meyers N, Mittermier R, Mittermeier C, Da Fonseca G and
Kent J. 2000.
Biodiversity hotspots for conservation prioritiess. Nature.
Vianna GSB, Bandeira MAM, Moura LC, Souza-Filho MVP,
Matos F JA and Ribeiro RA. 1998.
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory
effects of the tannin fraction from Myracrodruonu rundeuva Fr. All. Phyto.
Res. 11 (2): 118 -122.
Book, Book chapter, Proceeding etc.
Guraya SS. 1985.
Biology of ovarian follicles in mammals. Berlin,
Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. Pp: 221-227.
Archibong AE and Abdelgadir SE. 2008.
factors and reproduction. In: Reproduction in farm animals, 7th edition.
Eds. Hafez ESE and Hafez B. Blackwell publishing, USA. Pp: 331-340.
Rouke SO, Kim P and Polavarapu PH. 2009.
Industry: Looking through the Storm. Deutsche Bank Report available
online at: http://www.dbleadershipforum.com/index.php.
Young CA, Jordan TS and Jordan KM. 1995.
remediation: current and past technologies. Proceedings of the 10th
Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste Resources. Pp: 104-129.
Any reference having more than ten numbers of authors, can be written
briefly mentioning the names of first three authors followed by et al.
Review procedure and editorial policy:
All the manuscripts shall
be given to a relevant member of the Editorial Board, who will decide
whether the paper merits review. Those papers which have technical
problems and /or fail to meet the Journal’s standards will be returned to
the authors. Papers relevant to the Journal shall be typically reviewed by
two or three independent referees. Afterwards, the editor will take a final
decision whether to accept the paper without revision, accept with revision,
return with suggestions for resubmission or reject based on the referees’
comments. Manuscripts returned to the authors for revision should be
resubmitted to the editor within two weeks from the date of receipt of the
same; if received afterwards, the manuscript will be treated as a new
submission and subjected to a full review process. Revised manuscripts
shall also be sent for review. The editor's decision and reviewer’s comments
will be comminucated to the authors within 30 days of submission and the
accepted papers will be published within three months after acceptance.
Journal of bioresources (JBR) aims to provide a means to communicate
quality and original research work, sharing of ideas and information to scientific community and society as a whole in proper and accurate manner.
Therefore, it is mandatory and strictly advised to follow certain ethics by
authors to publish an article in JBR, editors to edit and reviewers to review
the article submitted to JBR. The authors, editors and reviewers need to
strictly adhere to following code of ethics to enhance the quality of JBR.
Only individuals who made significant contribution to the work, at least
a section of the work, are to be given chance of author and other
individuals should be acknowledged. Authors and co-authors need to
ensure the accuracy and validity of all the results prior to submission.
Authors should not present results obtained by others.
Reproduce of text from other papers without proper credit to source or
produce of many papers with the same content by the same author and
submitting the same paper to more than one journal concurrently is
unethical and is not acceptable. Authors should acknowledge the work
of others used in their research and paper. Once the article is submitted,
the plagiarism shall be checked using plagiarism software available with
The author/s should not concurrently submit the same article to different
journals. In case of any information on duplicate submission, the submitted
article will not be considered for publication and will immediately remove
from the list.
Duties of editors:
After manuscript is submitted to JBR, it will undergo an initial screening
by the Editorial Board in order to determine whether or not the paper fits
the scope of the JBR. If the Editorial Board feels the manuscript meets the
JBR's minimum standards for publication, then manuscript will be
forwarded for a blind reviewing process.
Editor-in-Chief or executive editor or a designated editorial board member
will forward the received papers to two experts in the field, without the
name and other details of the authors. The reviewers will review as per
checklist contain in the evaluation form to decide the publication. The
observations and suggestions for improvement made by reviewer will be
sent to the authors, without the names of the reviewers. In case of
discrepancy in decision by the two reviewers to accept or reject the
manuscript, the paper shall be sent to a third reviewer and then third
reviewer decisions will be basis for rejection or acceptance for publication.
All the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors and act
independently before, during and after the reviewing process.
Corrections and retractions:
The Editor-in-Chief may take decision for publication of a manuscript
base on the suggestions, observations and decisions by the reviewers. The
suggestions, observations and decisions made by the reviewers shall be the criteria for the acceptance and rejection of a manuscript for publication.
The decisions of acceptance, improvement, resubmission and rejection shall
immediately communicate to the authors.
Conflict of interest:
Authors have to submit a declaration of no conflict of interest
at the time of submission of manuscript. In case of any
disagreement with terms and conditions for publication in
JBR, author should immediately communicate to Editors for
decisions and Editors shall also disclose relevant conflicts of
interest, if any, to their authors and readers.
Submission of a manuscript to the journal means
that all the authors of the manuscript agree automatically to
give exclusive copyright to the Journal of Bioresources, in
case of acceptance of the manuscript for publication. No part
of the publication may be reproduced, translated or transmitted
in any form either electronically or otherwise without
the prior permission of the Journal of Bioresources. All rights
of the articles published in the Journal of Bioresources are