SUGGESTIONS & GUIDELINES TO CONTRIBUTORS

The Indian Research Journal of Genetics and Bio Technology is a periodical for the publication of records of original research paper and general articles of common interest encompassing all the field of Bio Sciences, Life Sciences, Genetics, Biotechnology, Including Human Genetics and molecular biology other cognate sciences of sufficient importance and such a character as to primary interest related branches are accepted for publication.

Submission and preparation of manuscript. Authors are requested to submit thir manuscript through e-mail.isgbrd@gmail.com in a format that is compatible with microsoft word 2007 or later. Please note that the manuscript will be processed only if the copy of through e-mail is received. If the  facilities of internet are not available, the manuscript should be sumitted in triplictate to the Chief Editior, The Indian Society of Genetics, Biotechnology Research and Development. 114, IInd Floor, Biotechnology Bhawan, Pushpanjali Commerical Complex, Shastri Puram Road, Sikandra, Agra 282007. On  receipt of an article and acknowledgement giving the registration number of the paper is sent to the author. The number should always be quoted while making further enquiry abouts its publication.

The Style of the manuscript should conform to the format followed in the latest issue of the journal.  Each full length research paper must not accessed 3,000 words including tables and illustration short communication should be restricted to about1200 words but not exceeding two printed pages including tables, figures and references. Manuscripts should be typed in double space on one side of bond paper (A4 Size) and thoroughly revised before submission. No editing or material changes at the proof stage will be permitted. While the short communication will have only title author’s name and address, followed by text and references, the full length paper should have the following headings.

Text—The paper (not review article or short communication) must be set out under the following headlines.

Title : The title should be short, specific and informative not exceeding 35 letters should be typed at the top of the 1st page in first letter capital, Latin names and Italics, Underline.

Authors : Name of authors to be typed in first letter capital in unaccompanied by degrees, titles etc.

Abstract : A brief abstract, not exceeding 200 words of the prints principal point and important conclusions should be typed after address in  double spacing entirely indented on both sides, without additional paragraph indentaion.

Key words : The Abstract should be followed by not more than 3 to 5 keywords indicating the contents of the research paper.

Main Headings : Each full-length reasearch paper will be divided into the following main headings which are to be typed only the first letter capitals in left of the page : Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Acknowledgement, References.

Sub-headings : Typed flush left in first letters capital, underlined/italicised.

Paragraph heading : Typed indented, only the first letter capital, ending with a period, underlined.

Intorduction : Should be brief and limited to the statement  of the problem and aim of the experimental design, the techniques employed main conclusion from the study and not presented in tables and figures from only to be given.

Materials and Methods : Should include relevant details on the nature of material, experimental design, the techniques employed, and statistical methods used. For well known methods, citation of reference will suffice.

Results and Discussion : Should preferably be combined to avoid repetition. Statistically analysed data which are essential for drawing main conclusion from the study and not presented in tables and figures from only to be given.

Nomenclature : Generic and species names should be italicised/underlined and the first reference to the latter should be accompanied by the authority.

Tables : Tables should be typed on separate sheets, each with a heading. Tables should be typed with the first letter (T) only capital, table no. in  Arabic numerals, followed by a period. All measurements should be in metric units.

Figures and Line drawings : Only good quality figures that are essential shall be accepted. The illustrations should not repeat the data presented in tables and vice versa. Text figures should be used in preferenece to plates. Should be clearly drawn in black Indian ink on good tracing paper and should be of the size : width 12 cm., height 9 cm. to a maximum of 18 cm. Figures meant for reduction should have multiple dimensions of the above size. Letters, numbers, dots, lines etc. in the drawing should be large enough to peremit reduction without loss of details. Text figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals in order of their reference. Captions and legends to illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

Photographs : Should be of high contrast on glossy paper. Photograph number and title of the article with author’s names should be given on the back of each photograph. Half-tone/coloured plates will be accepted only, if they are paid for by the authors. Coloured plates processing charges are Rs. 3,000/- per page to be paid in advance.

Acknowledgements : Should mention only assistance received in real terms and financial grant provided by an agency.

Reference : To be cited as sepcified below :

(a) Text citation by Author’s Surname with Year in square brackets.

(b) Listing of reference by alphabetically in accordance with their order of text citation.

(c) Author’s names to be written in normal sequence, with surnames first, followed by initials (in double space) a period, and year (followed by a period).

(d) Journal names in standard abbreviations and book titles in expanded form in first capitals.

(e) Volume of Journal underlied, followed by  No. in paretheses (not underlined), colon and page numbers

(f) Volume or part of serialised books to be printed as vol. 2 or pt. III (not underlined), followed by a colon, and page numbers. Name of publishers not to be abbreviated.

(g) Only S.No. in the list of references projecting out on the left. Remaining text in same aligment (without further indentation of second line onward).

Examples :

1. Reich D.E. and Goldstein D.B. 2001. Detecting association in a case-control study while correcting for population statisfication. Genet. Epidemiol., 20 : 4-16.

2. Yu J. and Buckler E.S. 2006. Genetic association mapping and genome organization of maize. Curr. Opin., Biotechnol., 17 : 155-160.

3.   Job. C.K., 1971. Pathology of peripheral nerves lesion in lepromatous leprosy- a light and electron microscopic study.Int.J.Lepr39: 251-268.

4. Miller P.A. and Marani A. 1963. Heterosis and combining ability in diallel crosses of upland cotton Gossypium hirsutum. Crop Sci.3 : 441-444.

5. Webber D.F. 1967. On the Interaction of Nonhomologous Segments of Chromosomes in Zea mays. Unpubl. Ph. D. Thesis. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA (For Indian Universities, countru name not to  be indicated).

6. Chase S.S. 1974. Utiloization of  Haploids in plant breeding : breeding diploid species. In : Haploids in Higher Plants : Advances and Potential. Proc. I Intern. Symp., 10-14 June, 1974, University of Guelph (ed K.J. Kasha). University of Guelph, Canada : 211-230.

7. Falconer D.S. 1960. Introducion to Quantitative Genetics. The Ronald Press Co., New York, USA : 36