Manuscripts and communications are accepted on the understanding that these have not been published nor are being considered for publication elsewhere.
a. Manuscripts (only in the English language) must be in Microsoft Word format typed on 1.5 line spacing on A-4 size with 2.54 cm margin on all sides, checked carefully for errors.
b. The Journal follows, with minor modifications, the style, and format of the Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 1994. 6th (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).
Submitted manuscripts are subjected to check for Similarity Index (by applying appropriate software) with the published papers in different journals and various internet sources. If the Similarity Index is more than 19%, manuscript is liable to be rejected.
The copyright of manuscripts accepted for publication belongs to Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. However, authors and other users are allowed an open license (Creative Commons) for immediate free access to the published work and are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.
All contributions are subjected to editorial revision. Editorial Board/ Editor's decision regarding manuscript acceptance/ rejection will be final and can’t be challenged anywhere.
Must contain only the title and authors’ names and addresses indicating the corresponding author along with email IDs of all authors/co-authors. The authors may suggest (optional) 4 potential reviewers (two from academically advanced countries) not below the level of Associate Professor, with their designation, institute, official postal address, telephone, fax and official email address along with the area of expertise. Reviewers from the same institute where research was conducted are not acceptable.
Title: It should be brief and relevant. It must contain the essentials of the report that reflect the contents accurately (No author’s names or address).
Abstract: The abstract should be concise containing the objectives, methodology, main results, and conclusions. It should not exceed 350 words. Appropriate keywords must be provided.
Introduction: It should be concise, to the point, and must explain clearly the objectives of the study by giving essential background in content to relevant literature.
Please use the “name-year” system when citing references in the text. Where more citations appear at one point, list them chronologically and, within years by alphabetical order. For example: (Baloch, 1992; Sarfraz et al., 1992; Dilawar et al., 1995; Sumera, 1995 a, b; Majeed. 2000, 2001; Gilani and Muhammad, 2002; Hussain and Hassan, 2003). For more details, please consult: www.thejaps.org.pk
Materials and Methods must explicitly describe the materials used, the analytical techniques followed and procedures employed for the data analysis. When using the standard method, provide a complete reference. In case a modified method has been applied, then the modification must be elaborated. The year and place of study, laboratory (s) must be indicated. Experimental design (if applicable) and statistical techniques employed for data analysis must be mentioned clearly
Results and Discussion could either be combined or treated separately. The results should be concisely presented using tables and figures. The same data may not be used in both. Appropriate statistical data should be given. Discussion must be developed logically in a proper sequence and should cover the implications and consequences not merely recapitulating the results.
References: List all references under the heading References in alphabetical order by the authors’ surname or last name. Make sure that references quoted in the text are listed. Several papers by the same author and same year must be followed by a, b, c, etc. after the year. The use of standard abbreviations is preferred. Following information must be provided for each reference.
Author or authors’ Year of publication; Title of paper/book; Abbreviated name of journal; Volume (issue number); inclusive pages. For books and proceedings, name of publisher and location is needed.
Malik, M.A., A. Ghafoor, M. Saleem and M.M. Ahmad (1994). Preservation of watermelon squash using sodium benzoate and potassium metabisulphite. Pakistan. J. Agri. Sci. 31(1): 58-60.
Awan, J. A. (2002). Food processing and preservation. 1st Ed. Unitech Communications; Faisalabad (Pakistan). 135 p
If the city is well known, no need to give the country, otherwise the country should be written within parenthesis after the city.
Theses or reports:
Qaisrani, T. B. (1998). Use of artificial sweeteners in Knnow drink. M.Sc. thesis (unpublished). Deptt. of Food Tech., Univ. Agri., Faisalabad.
Anonymous. (2002). Economic Survey, Economic Affairs Division, Govt. Pakistan., Islamabad.
Ahmad, M. T. and M. A. Khan (2003). Proc. Pak. Assoc. Sci., 12:59. (Must be indicated where the conference was held)
Figures – These should be kept minimum. Prepare figures and line drawings using black India ink or laser printer in Corel Draw, Exell, or a similar package compatible with Windows 2010. Number figures consecutively with Arabic numerals e.g. Fig. 3. Captions should describe the contents so that each illustration is understandable.
Tables – Number tables consecutively throughout the manuscript with Arabic numerals. All numbered tables must be referred to in the text. The table should be few in number, carefully designed, uncrowded containing only essential data. Keep column headings and descriptive matter brief and do not use vertical rules between columns. Only tables that complement the text, rather than duplicate it, will be accepted. Keep tables to a reasonable size. Large tables should be divided into components. Tables and figures must be embedded within the text at appropriate places.
Acknowledgments, if any, should precede references.
In general, strive for a clear straightforward style that shapes up only from an imaginative use of precise, intelligible language. Keep up the literary tone of the presentation, but not at the cost of brevity and clarity.
Acronyms must be defined at first mention in the text. Use standard abbreviations.
Units and Currencies – Use Metric/SI (System International) units throughout the manuscript. If non-SI units must be used, please give conversion to the correct SI unit.
Authors’ contribution: Authors will declare the contribution of each author like JV and MP conceived and designed the review/project/study. DL, MC and IL executed the experiment and analyzed the sera and tissue samples. IJ analyzed the data. All authors interpreted the data, critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual contents and approved the final version. Place author’s contribution before references.
Review process: As and when the manuscript is submitted successfully, an automated manuscript ID is generated and communicated to the corresponding author. Journal follow double blind review policy. The journal’s management will try to get the submitted manuscript reviewed as early as possible. Usually reviewers are requested to complete the review as early as possible; however, delay in the review process will not be on the part of JAPS management. If all processes from complete submission to revision go smoothly, then 10-12 weeks are required to reach to a conclusion (Acceptance/Rejection).
Proofs: Upon satisfactory revision and acceptance, the manuscripts are typeset. Proofs will be sent to authors for correction via E-mail, which should be returned within specified period. Only minor corrections/ changes at this stage are possible. No change in authors’ list can be made at this stage.
ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES:
From Pakistan: Article Processing Charges (APC) Rs. 20,000.00 will be charged after acceptance of a manuscript not exceeding eight printed pages. For papers exceeding eight pages, Rs. 1000.00 per additional page will be charged.
From Abroad: $US 300 will be charged as Article Processing Charges (APC) after the acceptance of a manuscript not exceeding eight printed pages. For papers exceeding eight pages, US $. 10 per additional page will be charged
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