INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
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author same day or within 48
authors may also suggest two to four reviewers for the
may designate other reviewers). There is no page limit. The
submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during
submission and peer review.
Papers must be submitted on
the understanding that they have not been published
elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a
published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently
under consideration by another journal. The submitting
author is responsible for ensuring that the article's
publication has been approved by all the other coauthors.
All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers
should be addressed to
All manuscripts are
reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or
qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as
rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return
reviewers’ comments to authors within one weeks. The
editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted
pending revision. It is the goal of the JBASR
to publish manuscripts within 4 weeks after submission.
Manuscripts should be written
in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (with 10
font size and Times New Roman font style) so that they are
intelligible to the professional reader who is not a
specialist in any particular field. Manuscripts that do not
conform to these requirements and the following manuscript
format may be returned to the author prior to review for
correction. The entire manuscript, including references,
should be typed single spaced on one side of the paper. All
pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom centre
starting from the title page. The manuscript should be
presented in the following order.
Title and Authorship Information
The title should be a brief
phrase (capitalize first letter of each word in the title)
describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should
include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name
of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail
information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a
All manuscripts should not
exceed 250-300 words and should describe the scope,
hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings.
Complete sentences, active verbs, and the abstract should be
written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be
used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature
should be cited.
Key words (5-7 words) should
be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of
the article. These should not duplicate key words from the
This section should include
sufficient background information, provide a clear statement
of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and
the proposed approach or solution. The aims of the
manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should
not contain either findings or conclusions. It should be
understandable to colleagues from a broad range of
This should be complete
enough to provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be
repeated by others. 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. Methods in general use need not
be described in detail.
Results should be presented
in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures;
repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms
should be avoided. The results should not contain material
appropriate to the Discussion. It should be written in the
past tense when describing findings in the authors'
experiments. Results should be explained, but largely
without referring to the literature.
The discussion should
consider the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced
in the Introduction and place the study in the context of
other work. Results and Discussion sections can be combined.
If an optional conclusion
section is used, its content should not substantially
duplicate the abstract.
of people, grants, funds, etc
Bibliographic references in
the text appear like [1, 2, 5, 6], using square brace in
superscript. References should be numbered consecutively,
1. Hadjibabaie, M., N.
Rastkari, A.Rezaie and M. Abdollahi, 2005. The Adverse Drug
Reaction in the Gastrointestinal Tract: An Overview. Intl.
J. Pharmacol., 1 (1): 1-8.
1. Daniel A. Potter, 2002.
Destructive turfgrass insects: Biology, diagnosis and
control. Wiley Canada Publishers, pp: 24-67.
Chapters in Book:
Bray R.A., 1994. The leucaena psyllid. In: Forage Tree
Legumes in Tropical Agriculture (eds R.C. Gutteridge and
H.M. Shelton) pp. 283–291. CAB International, Oxford.
Titles of journals should be
given in full. ‘In press' can only be used to cite
manuscripts actually accepted for publication in a journal.
Citations such as ‘manuscript in preparation' or ‘manuscript
submitted' are not permitted. Data from such manuscripts can
only be mentioned in the text as ‘unpublished data'.
1. Makarewicz, J.C., T.
Lewis and P. Bertram, 1995. Epilimnetic phytoplankton and
zooplankton biomass and species composition in Lake
Michigan, 1983-1992. U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program,
Chicago, IL. EPA 905-R-95-009.
1. Stock, A., 2004.
Signal Transduction in Bacteria. In the Proceedings of the
2004 Markey Scholars Conference, pp: 80-89.
1. Strunk, J.L., 1991.
The extraction of mercury from sediment and the geochemical
partitioning of mercury in sediments from Lake Superior, M.
S. thesis, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI.
Tables and equations
should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page
size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded
within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered
sequentially. 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.
Figures / Illustrations / Photographs
Graphics should be supplied as high
resolution (at least 300-600 dp.i.) electronic files.
Digital images supplied only as low-resolution print-outs
cannot be used. Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos,
etc. should be prepared as clear, original positives,
suitable for reproduction. All
figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must
be captioned and numbered sequentially.
Proofs will be sent via
e-mail as an Acrobat PDF file (e-mail attachment) and should
be returned within 3 days of receipt. Page proofs are
considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With
the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no
changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.
We recommend that you ask a
colleague to read over your paper prior to submission to
ensure it is of a high standard and conforms to a high level
of scientific writing.
Before submission of your manuscript, please check that:
• All references cited in the
text are included in the reference section.
• All figures and tables are
cited in the text.
• Figures are at least 300
• The pages are numbered.