Manuscripts submitted to the journal will be accepted on the basis that:
(a) They are subject to peer self reviewed in terms of grammatical and typological errors.
(b) They have not been and will not be published in whole or in part in any other journal.
(c) The strict recommendations of the ethical guidelines as accepted principles for the use of experimental animals that describe experiments which have been carried out under approval of an institutional or local ethics committee.
4.2. Type of Articles
(A) Research articles: The original research articles will be considered whose length is not limited and should include the Title, abstract, materials and methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, Conflict of interest and References.
(B) Review articles: The review articles will be considered whose length is not limited but the whole manuscript must be clearly presented with novel innovations and ideas.
(C) Short communication articles: Original research concise articles/reports whose length is limited to 3-4 printed pages (2000-3000 words including Title, abstract, materials and methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, Conflict of interest and References).
(D) Letter to editors: The Journal welcomes letters of suggestions related to innovative ideas and knowledge pertaining to the development and smooth function of the Journal.
4.3. Preparation of Manuscript
The manuscripts should be written clearly in Microsoft word format and should be submitted by online system (www.crjpasonline.com). The text should be written in single-column format. Try to keep the layout of the text as simple as possible and do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, it is more acceptable to use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns.
4.3.1. Article structure (systematic format)
(A) Title page:
(B) Abstract with keywords:
- Title: The title of the manuscript should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
- Authors name and affiliations: All the authors including the corresponding author shall provide their full names (First, middle and last name) below the title of the manuscript. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. If the article is collaboration works which bears authors from different departments/institute/university, kindly categorise and provide the specifications of each author’s affiliations by assigning a lower case superscript letter system after every author’s name (eg. James Simpsona, Fin Lui Chanb).
- Corresponding author with affiliation: The manuscript must be submitted by the person who is the sole in charge of correspondence at all stages of the reviewing process, production, and post-publication. The corresponding author should provide his/her name, designation, affiliation, phone numbers (with country and area codes), e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details of the other authors must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
The abstract should be written clearly, concise and limited to 300 words. The abstract should state the purpose of the research/review, the principal results and an informative conclusion. Abstract for research articles can be divided into Aim & objective, material and methods, results, conclusion. However, for review articles it can be represented in a single informative paragraph.
Input not more than six key words. These keywords should be informative and will help the Editors to categorize your article accurately and process it more quickly. Avoid abbreviations, plural terms and multiple concepts for keywords.
Divide your articles headings clearly into sections and subsections. Sections should be numbered in numerical (eg. 1, 2, 3, 4……); whereas subsection of each section should be represented in numerical (eg. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3…….2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4……). For multiple subsections the authors can extended the numerical representation such as 1.1.1., 1.1.2., 1.1.3. Each heading should appear on its own separate lines.
Reference in the text should be cited as follows:
(a) Single author:
Introduction bears the statement of the background of the work which provides the objectives and informative co-relations of the works based on cross-referencing. The authors should avoid the detailed literature survey which is unnecessary.
- Material and methods
This section provides the detailed structure of the manuscript to allow the work to be reproduced clearly. Methods already published elsewhere should be indicated by a reference. This section also bears any representation of the methodological formulae used for calculations. Statistic analysis if any should be written clearly.
The result section should be concisely written. Indicate the table and Figure number at specified area of the text. Tables and figures should be represented and attached separately from the manuscript. They can be separately supplied as different files.
Figures artwork: Figures should be clearly supplied which can be either in JPEG or TIFF images. The resolution of the figures should not be less than 300 dpi. Each figure should bear a caption/legend and a number at the specified path.
Table: Table should be simple and justifiable and should bear a caption/legends provided with a table numbers at the specified path.
This section should represent the significance of the results of the work. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate and acceptable. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. Only use the relevant references that support the work with a reproducible co-relation.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in short and should be concise and informative. The conclusion should be supplied based on the present research with justifiable future perspective.
This section bears various categories of support such as the funding sources of the work supplied with the funding grant numbers if any, list of the individuals with affiliations who provided help and support during the research.
If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the sentence 'No funding was provided for the present research.'
- Conflict of interest
There should be no conflict of interest in respect with the manuscript submitted. For any conflict of interest, the authors should disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organization in relation with the work done. However, if there is no conflict of interest, the authors should write the following sentence at the specified path (Authors report no conflict of interest).
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication and a copy of the title page of the relevant article must be submitted.
The author names (without initials) and the year of publication (eg. Simpsons, 2016)
(b) Two authors:
the author names (without initials) and the year of publication (eg. Simpsons & Sharma, 2016)
(c) Three or more authors:
First author name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication. (eg. Simpsons et al., 2016).
Journal Reference style:
Gonzalez J, Hawards NK, Lupton RA. Antidiabetic activity of some medicinal plants from brazil. J. Ethnopharmacol. 2010; 163: 51–59.
Latimer KS, Mahaffey EA, Prasse KW. Patología Clínica Veterinaria, 4th ed. Multimédica Ediciones Veterinarias, Barcelona. 2015: pp 104.
Roberts MS, Jiang R, Bezanehtak K, Davey GA, Davidson GA. Oral paracetamol formulations. Patent Number: US8216610B2, 2014.
(d) Web reference:
Higgins JPT, Green S. Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. 2011. Available at http://handbook.cochrane.org. [Last accessed 07 March 2011].
(D) Checklist for submitting a manuscript
The author should carefully checked all necessary files as shown below before submitting to the Journal:
(E) After acceptance of the manuscript
Online proof correction
- Cover letter
- Title page bearing title of the article, names of all the author(s) and affiliations of all the author(s), name of the corresponding author with designation, affiliation, postal address, email, fax and phone number.
- Abstract with keywords.
- Manuscript page with references.
- All tables (including title, description, footnotes).
- All figures (including figure captions).
- Supplementary files (if any).
Upon the acceptance of the manuscript, the corresponding author will receive a copy of the galley proof via the Journal e-mail. The environment of the document will be in pdf format. The corresponding author shall be allowed to make minimum changes on the final galley proof pdf manuscript. For major changes, the article will again be subjected for reviewing process as per the Journal rules and regulations. Please ensure proper specifications at the appropriate area of changes/corrections. The final and revised (pdf) manuscript as per the author’s final correction shall be submitted to the Journal website/e-mail within 72 hours. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that the Journal may have the right to proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received within the stipulated time given or after a reminder letter from the managing editorial committee.