All manuscripts must be submitted through the journals online submission system at https://www.bbrc.in An author submitting the manuscript for the first time is required to register online and create a profile as an author. This enables author to receive login credentials for manuscript submission. An author declaration and submission of ethical statement /copy right forms is a mandatory part of a submission. Before submission, make sure that the manuscript conforms to the journal guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. MS not prepared as per instructions to authors will not be entertained and will be returned as incomplete submission.
Please note that the journal does not charge any fees for submission of articles, and we do not give any fixed frame of time to publish an article, since the review of articles depends upon the reviewers processing time, the editorial assessment, and production. Roughly a MS takes about 60 to 90 days from the date of submission to publication, depending upon the review process and number of revisions envisaged.
The following files need to be submitted with every article
Cover letter: A letter stating the originality of research and why you think it should be published in Biosc.Biotech.Res.Comm.
Article Text: The full manuscript containing first page with names, affiliation and the corresponding author details, followed by full text of the MS file in word format not exceeding 20 pages.
All data/tables/figures/Images (images must be submitted with the MS in high resolution.
Submission of the following article types is considered for publication in Biosc.Biotech.Res.Comm.
- Original Research Articles
- Critical Review Articles
- Case Reports with Discussion
- Rapid /Special / Short Communications
- Letters to the Editor/Editorials / Perspectives / Correspondence
1. Original Research Articles
Manuscript must be written in good English, typewritten using Times New Roman font size 12 only, double-spaced with one inch margin on all sides. All manuscripts must be accompanied by author declaration with ethical certificate signed by the corresponding author and all co -authors that they have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and that the article has NOT been published or submitted to any other journal for publication. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright owner for the use of any copyrighted material in the submitted article.
Each original article must contain the following in the order as:
1. Title page:
Title page should contain the following information:
Complete title of the article followed by short running title
Name (s) of author(s) with ORCID
link of the corresponding author (https://orcid.org/login)
Institution(s) with City/ Code and Country at which the work was performed
Official /personal e-mail address of the corresponding author
2. Abstract: Abstract should be factual summarization of the entire work and should NOT exceed 250 words, it must have 5 keywords and must be written under the following subheadings:
- Objectives /Rationale
3. Main Text
Text must be arranged under the following headings:
Material and Methods
Results (Including Tables/Fig/Images)
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Acknowledgements (if any)
Introduction provides a brief survey of literature, purpose of the study etc.; the rationale of the study undertaken should be given with proper clarity.
Material and Methods: This section of material, methods and procedures should be concise but detailed enough to enable the reader to reproduce the experiments / methodology. Commonly used procedures and methods in detail need not be described, but require a reference to the original source.
Results Section: Give only brief findings, presented in the form of tables or figures, should be included without duplication of presentation and no discussion of the significance of the data, either tables or figures be given, no duplication of data ( both tables / figures) should be submitted.
Discussion should present the significance of the present data under the prevalent understanding and interpretation of the phenomenon. Speculative discussion is allowed but it should be concise and corroborated by the presented data.
Conclusion summarizes the study and is drawn from the results and discussion.
Acknowledgements, if any, should be placed at the end of the text and before References.
References: References in text of the manuscript should be written using last author name (s) without their initials with year in PARENTHESES ( ). The final bibliography in the References section should be arranged alphabetically using last name of the author and written in Harvard Style as mentioned below:
All reference items must be in 11 point font, do not use any Italic styles except for the scientific names of organisms, genera, species in the References section.
In this section et al should be used only after three names of authors.
DOI of references must be given of PubMed, WoS Clarivate Analytics, Scopus and Google Scholar.
All references should be checked minutely, for their appearance in text as well as in References, incomplete or missing references in the text will not be accepted and the MS will be returned.
Reference of a Standard Journal Article:
Ali SA, S Salim, Sahani T, Peter J and Ali AS (2012c) Serotinergic receptors as novel target for optimizing skin pigmentary responses in Indian bull frog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus British Journal of Pharmacology Vol 165 No 5 Pages 1515-1525
Referring a book:
Falconer DC (1960) Introduction to Quantitative Genetics. Oliver & Boyd Edinburgh 165-185
Reference from article in a book:
Simonsen B (1989) In: Processing of Poultry Pp 221-250 (Edited by) GC Mead. Elsevier Applied Science
Tables and Figures (or Images)
Tables and figures, complete with legends and footnotes, should be on separate pages. The tables and figures pages should be consecutively numbered at the end of the article. Position of the tables or figures in the text must be indicated.
Instructions for Preparation of Images:
Please note: An image can refer to the following: Graphs, photographs, maps, charts, paintings, drawings, diagrams, etc. Images must be embedded within the manuscript text of the article. Once the article accepted for publication, the author may be asked for an image in high resolution file format. It is strongly recommended before embedding images in the manuscript, images must be prepared as mentioned below in the image specifications section.
Images must be prepared in accordance with the instructions mentioned on the PubMed Central website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pub/filespec-images/ The key factor for preparation of images for sufficient quality is images must have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi) for the grayscale (or black and white) and at least 600 dpi for colour scale. The acceptable image formats are tiff, jpeg, gif, psd or png.
For any image that the authors have not made themselves, the authors will need to have written permission to reproduce that image, even if the image is posted on the internet. It is the authors responsibility to obtain permission to use the images, not the publishers. Permission must be obtained in writing before the article can be submitted.
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2. Critical Review Articles Systematic Reviews / Meta-Analysis Not Simple Reviews
Systematic Reviews or Meta-Analysis should be systematic, critical assessments of most recently updated literature and data sources pertaining to basic biological or bio-medical science topics that include a statistical technique for quantitatively combining the results of multiple studies that measure the same outcome into a single pooled investigation. Data must be searched for and selected systematically for inclusion and critically evaluated, and the search and selection process for compiling the review must be mentioned. The text should NOT exceed 6000 words excluding abstract, references, tables and figures.
Each of the sections of these articles should include specific sub-sections as follows:
Structured Abstract: (Not exceed 250 words):
- Research questions
- Study design
- Participants, interventions, comparators
- Systematic review protocol
- Search strategy
- Data sources, studies sections and data extraction
- Data analysis/ Statistical tools used
- Provide a flow diagram of the studies retrieved for the review
- Study selection and characteristics
- Synthesized findings
- Risk of bias
- Summary of main findings
For all other information’s including title page, typing and reference style, please follow the original articles instructions.
3. Case Reports with Discussion
The case reports must contain genuinely new interpretational information, discussed with up to date literature. The reports should have clinical significance, new adverse effect(s) of a drug or other unique first time observations, etc. Patient consent for publication must be obtained from the patient in written or, if this is not possible, the next of kin before submission. The author(s) must have been involved in the care of the patient.
Case Report/case series should contain a single paragraph summary and text should not exceed 1500 words (excluding summary, references, tables and figures) with maximum 10 bibliographic references and either three figures or three tables. Each case report/case series must contain:
- Brief Abstract (should not exceed 120 words)
- Case Presentation
- Patient consent
Availability of data and material (Details – https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/data-sharing-policies/data-availability-statements/)
Acknowledgements (if any)
For all other information including title page, typing and reference style, please follow the instructions for original articles.
4. Rapid /Special / Short Communications
Rapid/Special/Short communication should be original work, such as complete results of a short pilot study, not merely a preliminary report and should not exceed 2000 words with one or two figures and/or one table. An editorial decision will be provided rapidly without reviews. For writing and references style, follow the same instructions listed above.
5. Letters to the Editor/Editorials / Perspectives / Correspondence
Opinions on topics and articles recently published in the journal will be considered for publication if they are objective and constructive in nature and provide academic interest to the readers. These letters may also be forwarded to the author of the cited article for possible response. The editor reserves the right to shorten these letters, delete objectionable comments, make other changes, or take any other suitable decision to comply with the style and policies of the journal. For writing and references style, follow the same instructions listed above.
Editorial will be written by one member of the editorial board as solicited by the Editor-in-Chief. The editorial is generally a scientific review on one or two of the current topics pertaining to biomedical sciences.