Aims & Scope I Current Issue I Submit Manuscript I Model Cover Letter I Editorial Board I Model Manuscript I Author's Guidelines I Terms and Conditions
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MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING AND SUBMISSION

COVER LETTER AND AUTHORIZATION FORM
During submission of the article, a cover letter and authorization form should be included having:
·Full address including email & telephone of each author.
·It should be clearly mentioned that the article is original research or review.
·The corresponding author should mention the undertaking that if any animal studies carried was in accordance with their country or institutional ethical committee and also state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis).
·Fill the cover letter and authorization form and send along with your manuscript. Without these forms (Cover letter and authorization form) your manuscript will not be considered for publication.

RESEARCH ARTICLE
These articles should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and experimental procedure which should be given in required details for others to verify the work. The article can be up to 2500 words excluding references and abstract. For proper referring and fast publication all manuscript should be grammatically correct.
The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with 2cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. “Times New Roman” font should be used.
Title: Times New Roman 16, Title case ie. First letter of all words capital (Centered)
Names of Author(s): Times New Roman 11, Bold (Centered)
Author affiliation (Times New Roman 9 single column Centered) needs to be given below author names in order of appearance. Relation between author listing and affiliation needs to be indicated as superscripted numbers to the right of name in author listing and to the left in affiliation.
Abstract: Times New Roman 9 (single column) Justified, maximum 250 words.
Subsection title: Times New Roman 12 Small Caps with 6 pt spacing after the subsection title (paragraph formatting) left aligned.
New Subsection text begins with 6 pt spacing before the text (paragraph formatting)
Reference citations should be given in ascending alphabetically arranged at the end of the manuscript.
Tables need to have title above the table and figures need to have title below the figure. (Times New Roman 9)
Each table and figure should be well descriptive so that can be understood without description in text section accompanied by a legend below it. (Times New Roman 8)
Equations need to left aligned; equation numbers should be right aligned; equations quoted in manuscript need to conform to this form.  (Eqn. 1)

References (Times New Roman 9) should be listed as

For Journal Reference
Shrivastava UP and Kumar A (2011) A Simple and Rapid Plate Assay for the Screening of Indole-3-acetic Acid (IAA) Producing Microorganisms. Int. J. Appl. Biol. Pharma. Technol. 2: 120-123.

Jha PN and Kumar A. (2009) Characterization of novel plant growth promoting endophytic bacterium Achromobacter xylosoxidans from wheat plant. Microbial Ecol. 58: 179-188.

For Chapter in Book Reference

Kumar A, Rai AK, Shrivastava UP, Tyagi MB, and Kumar A (2011) Microcystins, a Novel Class of Toxins from Cyanobacteria. In: Roy BK and Chandary BR (Eds) Plant Genome; Conservation, Manipulation and Diversity. Chapter 11, Narosa, New Delhi, 129-139.

For Book Reference
Benson HJ (1998) Microbiological applications: A laboratory manual in general microbiology. McGraw-Hill College.

For Patent Reference
Aviv H, Friedman D, Bar-Ilan A and Vered M (1996) Submicron emulsions as ocular drug delivery vehicles, U.S. Patent  US 5496811.


MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Formatted manuscripts must be sent by email attachment only in MS Word form (.doc and .docx format) to the Editor-in-Chief at editor@ijssm.org / editor.ijssm@gmail.com 

In the event of any bounce of email(s) sent with paper(s) attached, kindly scan papers for virus.  If the inconvenience persists, kindly inform the Editor.

PLAGIARISM DETECTION
We don't accept plagiarised manuscripts. Authors are kindly requested to check for plagiarism before submission of manuscript. Authors, researchers and freelancers can use following links to screen their work before submission:
i.   PlagScan
ii.  PaperRater
iii. Plagium
iv.  Article Checker
v.   PlagTracker
vi. ithenticate

ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES
Authors are required to pay an article processing fee (not at the time of submission) after peer review and acceptance. The fee contributes to the handling/ editorial/ production costs and hence non-refundable.

India & Nepal: INR 2000
SAARC countries (excluding India & Nepal): USD 70
Other countries (excluding SAARC countries): USD 140

WAIVER IN PUBLICATION CHARGE
Waiver Policy
If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you can avail an opportunity of waiver in the Article Publication Charge. After acceptance of manuscript, authors from least developed countries (see list of least developed countries declared by United Nations in 2014) may avail waiver in publication charge up to 75% based on economic conditions and quality of the manuscript; whereas, author(s) seeking waiver should forward his/her application of waiver at the time of manuscript submission.
We consider applications for a fees waiver on a case-by-case basis (for least developed countries). Please contact the editor for more information at editor.ijssm@gmail.com.
List of least developed countries