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Guidelines for Authors

Article Submission
The author needs to submit manuscript both in MS Word and Pdf format to the editor online through online submission system of the journal or via e-mail ([email protected]). The submitted manuscript must be the original work of the author without plagiarism. The author should ensure that the submitted article is not being considered for publication anywhere and has not already been published in any other journal. The submitted manuscript if fulfills the basic criteria will be acknowledged and processed further. If the author does not receive the status of the article within 15 days from the date of submission, he/she may enquire by e-mail. Acceptance or rejection would be decided by the editor on the recommendations of the associate editor after completing the peer review process. The decision of the editor will be considered final.

Manuscript Preparation
The journal is completely based on originality and creativity that authors have to maintain while writing their papers. Submissions must be original new work and should not have been published already or under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this journal.

Manuscript Presentation
Manuscript should contain the sections such as, Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and finally References.

How to Format a Manuscript (General Notes)
● Manuscripts must be clearly written in English, and should be type written with a font Times New Roman of 12 pt with double line spacing. Manuscript files should be in the following formats: DOC, DOCX, or RTF. LaTeX manuscripts must be submitted as PDFs. Do not format text in multiple columns.
● Length of paper including text, tables and figures, should not exceed 20 pages. Place all tables and figures within the text at the appropriate place. All tables and figures must be properly cited in the text. Each figure and table must have a self explanatory caption. Also, number each figure and table in the order in which they appear in the text.
● Do not incorporate any footer or header in your submission.
● Do not include line numbers.
● Do not include notes, footnotes in the submission if your article contains footnotes then move these informations to main text.
● Title of paper must be specific and as concise as possible and written in “Sentence case”.
● Name of author and affiliation should be written below the title.
● The email address of the author must be linked.
● The abstract should not exceed more than 300 words. The abstract should give a clear, concise and informative summary along with the significance of work.
● The author should mention at least 4 to 6 keywords which will be used for indexing purpose.
● The introduction should provide the statement of the study as well as relevant literature and complete background of research work in a clear and concise manner. Materials and methods should be brief and clear to describe the experiments and techniques used in the research work. This section should provide enough details to skilled researchers to replicate your research. If some protocols are well established then author may refer to the article where they are described in details.
● Results and discussions sections may contain subheadings as appropriate. Collectively these sections should provide details of important findings of the research. Then interpret the new and significant observations in the light of previous research work. Author should explain how these results relate to the hypothesis presented as basis of the study.
● The author may acknowledge the acquisition of funding, grants, and detail about administrative support or general supervision of the research group.
● Refer to the work of those individuals whose ideas and research motivated your work. All publications cited in the text should be presented in the list of references following the text of the manuscript. All references must be numbered in the order in which they are cited. Authors are responsible for the reliability of the references.
● A citation to a reference in the body of the text is recommended by a bracketed number corresponding to the reference number in the reference section. Example: The word laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation [1].
● A complete reference should include the name of the author, title of the article or name of the book, and the bibliographic information about the article such as the name of the journal or publisher, volume, year of publication and page numbers (if appropriate). e.g.
Reference to a journal publication:
Authors, “Title of the article”, Name of journal, volume, Year of publication, Page numbers.
C. Pasquini, J. Cortez, L.M.C. Silva, and F.B. Gonzaga, “Laser induced Breakdown Spectroscopy”, Journal of Brazilian Chemical Society 18 (2007) 463-512.
Reference to a Book:
Authors, “Title” Publisher, Year of Publication.
D.A. Cremers and L.J. Radziemski, “Handbook of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy” Second Edition, Wiley (2013).