Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES) publishes high-quality original research papers, together with review articles and short communication. Submission of a manuscript to JBES implies that it is not under consideration by any other journal, and no part has been published elsewhere, with the exception of a short abstract. All of the authors have to be aware of the submission.
Guidelines for manuscript
Manuscripts should be typewritten on an ‘A4’ sheet having ‘1.5’ line-spacing throughout the text. The margins should be 2.54 cm (1 inch) on all sides and the page number should be consecutively on the bottom of the page. The manuscript should be written in Arial style using a ’12’ font size.
For an original research paper, the manuscript should be arranged in the following order: Title page (Title, Full Author name, Author affiliate address & email of the corresponding author), Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion (this section may be combined with results), Acknowledgements, References, Tables with legends, Figures with legends and Supplementary materials (if applicable).
The title page should contain the title, the name(s) of the author(s), the name(s) and address(es) of the institution(s) where the work was carried out, including a valid email address for the corresponding author along with telephone and fax numbers. The title of the manuscript should be specific and concise but sufficiently informative.
The abstract should not exceed ‘250’ words and it should contain brief summary of the findings and conclusions of the study.
Authors should include no more than five Key words in their article.
Abbreviations should be given in the text for long chemical names or other biological terms on the first mention (e.g. DNA, PCR, NAA, IAA).
Scientific names should be complete and italics (species, genus, authority & cultivar where appropriate) for every organism at the first mention. The generic name can be abbreviated for a second time.
The units of measurement for this journal should be a metric system.
Nomenclature for genes and proteins must follow international standards. All gene symbols and loci should be in italics and capital. All chemical, biochemical, and molecular biology nomenclature should be followed by IUBMB recommendation (https://chem.qmul.ac.uk/iubmb). Database for gene or protein sequence or others should be given references according to EMBL; Gen-Bank, or the Protein Data Bank.
Tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript and should be numbered in Arabic numerals with a concise and descriptive legend at the head. They should be cited in the text where necessary.
Figures should be clear, informative and placed at the end of the manuscript. Each figure should be clearly labeled using Arabic numbers with precise legends. The figure should be referred to in the text (e.g. Fig. 1. or Fig. 1A.). The minimum resolution for the figures should be 300 dpi (dots per inch).
Statistical analysis is to be done if necessary. Biological data without statistical analysis cannot be accepted.
References should be accurate and descriptive. The citation of the reference must be accurate and relevant (For example; Peter, 2009; Alam and Kabir, 2010 or Thomas et al., 2001). In the list, references must be placed in alphabetical order without serial numbering. Only papers published or in the press should be cited in the literature list. Citation of references should be followed like below:
Flor H. 1971. Current status of the gene-for-gene concept. Annual Review of Phytopathology 9, 257-296.
Bari R, Jones JD. 2009. Role of plant hormones in plant defense responses. Plant Molecular Biology 69, 473-488.
Gachon CM, Langlois-Meurinne M, Saindrenan P. 2005. Plant secondary metabolism glycosyltransferases: The emerging functional analysis. Trends in Plant Science 10, 542-549.
Huynh BL. 2008. Genetic characterization and QTL mapping for grain fructan in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Ph.D. thesis, University of Adelaide, Australia, 17- 35.
Jiang Q, Gresshoff PM. 2010. Lotus japonicus: A model plant for structure-function analysis in nodulation and nitrogen fixation. In: Gresshoff PM, Ed. Current topics of plant molecular biology, Vol. II. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 97-110.
Rose JKC, Catala C, Gonzalez-Carranza CZH, Roberts JA. 2003. Plant cell wall disassembly. In: Rose JKC, Ed. The plant cell wall. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., p. 264-324.
Unpublished results, including submitted manuscripts and those in preparation, should be cited as unpublished in the text. Journal titles should not be abbreviated but be given in full. Citation of articles from e-journals and journal articles published ahead of print should have the author names, year, manuscript title, journal title, volume number and the page number. Citation of other URL addresses is suggested to avoid.
Authors are expected to receive the reviewer’s comment within one to two weeks followed by editorial verification. Incomplete manuscripts and papers not written according to instruction will be returned to the author without sending to reviewers. The revised manuscript should be returned.
Authors will have a free copy of the article as a portable document format (PDF) file.
Page charge (APC)
The processing fee in the Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES) is payable after the article is accepted for publication. Processing fees are described bellows: