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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Journal of Advanced Scientific Research (JASR) is an online Journal. This Journal publishes original research work that contributes significantly to further the scientific knowledge in subject areas Pharmaceutical Research, Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Medicine, Agro chemistry and applied Biosciences. The Journal publishes original research work either as a Full Research Paper or as a Short Communication. Review Articles on a current topic in the said fields are also considered for publication by the Journal.

Manuscript should be divided into Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Illustrations (Tables and Figures including chemistry schemes along with titles and legends must be provided at appropriate places in the running text).

Authors must include Conflict of interest statement below Acknowledgement

Prepare the manuscript in Times New Roman font using a font size of 12The double spacing should be used between running text lines and should have 2.5 cm margin on all sides.

There shall not be any decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page. Formatting should be made as follows.

TITLE PAGE: The title must be as brief as possible, comprehensive and descriptive. Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname followed by their address in normal face lower case. The Corresponding Author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk, and should be listed first. In addition the corresponding author must include telephone, fax and E-mail address at the bottom left corner of the title page. If any of the co-authors are from different organizations, their addresses too should be mentioned and indicated using numbers after their names (If two authors are from same organization, same number should be used for both).


AUTHORS- Vesna Dimova, Katica Colanceska Ragenovic, Vladimir Kakurinov---(12 font  size, times new roman, normal, bold)

ABSTRACT:  Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the reason of the study, the main findings, and principal conclusions, not more than 250 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract. (Structured or graphical abstract is not required). Avoid using general statements and references in the abstract.


KEYWORDS: 3-6 keywords are to be provided by the authors.

INTRODUCTION: Should start on a new page and should clearly indicate the aim of the study

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The section should include concise details on the methodology adopted, sufficient to repeat the experiment. All the referred methodologies, Softwares, images, graphs etc. must be cited properly. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

Authors publishing results from in-vivo experiments involving animals or humans should state whether due permission for conduction of these experiments was obtained, from the relevant ethics committees, in the Materials and Methods section. In addition, authors wishing to publish research work involving human studies should also send a notary verified letter of approval from the Ethics Committee or the Institutional Review Board.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Can be clubbed or given as separate sections. Should clearly mention the results obtained after systemic procedure and the compilation of data. It may contain tables and figures and the number of table and figures should be clearly mentioned in appropriate place in the text. A proper discussion of significance of the results obtained must be given. In the discussion section similar studies may be given to correlate with current study. Citation of the previous studied must be properly given.

CONCLUSION: Must contain important findings and their correlation with the study. The conclusion must also contain significance of the findings for future studies/future scope/applications of the study.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship shall be listed under acknowledgments along with a description of their specific contributions.

Conflicts of interest - Authors should disclose any personal or financial relationships that can be viewed as potential conflicts of interest about the publication on the manuscript file


Source of Funding- Authors should disclose any funding received for the work.  

REFERENCES: References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses.

Examples for citation:

  1. For Single reference [1] or as the case may be
  2. For two references [1, 2].
  3. For more than two references [1-4].
  4. For mixed references [1-3, 6] or [3, 9-12]

References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text. For scientific articles, contributors should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication. The commonly cited types of references are shown here.

For other types of references such as electronic media, newspaper items, etc. please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org).

Articles in Journals

  1. Angela S, Andrew DW, Malcolm FGS, List the first six contributors followed by et al. Bioorg Med Chem Lett, 2000; 10:513-515.
  2. Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Environ Health Perspect, 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-282. 
  3. Issue with supplement: Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Semin Oncol, 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97. 

Books and Other Monographs

  1. Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996. 
  2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York : Churchill Livingstone; 1996. 
  3. Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York : Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78. 

All the heading and subheading must be numbered according to the style stated herewith (Example)

  • Preparation of…. (Bold, Lower case)
  • Evaluation of….
    • Determination of … (Bold, Lower case, Italic)
    • Tests for…
      • ABCD Test (Lower case, Italic)
      • XYZ test
  • Studies of …..
  • Determination of….
    • …..
    • ….
      • ……..
      • ………

Conflicts of interest

Source of Funding



Tables - All the tables and figures should be in the text at suitable place. Tables should show lines separating columns and rows except. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (Do not use Table 1.1, Table 3.1 etc. instead write Table 1) and bear a brief title in capital letters normal face with suitable numbering. Units of measurement should be abbreviated and placed below the column headings. Column headings or captions shall be in bold face. It is essential that all tables have legends, which explain the contents of the table. Tables should not be very large that they run more than one A4 sized page. Tables should not be prepared in the landscape format, i. e. tables that are prepared widthwise on the paper.

Figures - All the tables and figures should be in the text at suitable place. Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure. All the Figs must be provided as an image (Not as editable graph). The quality of the image must be such that can be resized without causing blurredness.

Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid inserting a box with key to symbols, in the figure or below the figure. In case of photomicrographs, magnification should be mentioned either directly on them or in the legend. Symbols, arrows or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background.

Tables and figures must be cited in the text in numerical order. Table 2 cannot be first cited before Table 1.

Symbols and abbreviations- Abbreviations should be those well known in scientific literature. In vitro, in vivo, in situ, ex vivo, ad libitum, et al. and so on are two words each and should be written in italics. None of the above is a hyphenated word. Names of plants, animals and bacteria should be in italics. Words such as carrageenan-induced inflammation, paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity, isoproterenol-induced myocardial necrosis, dose-dependent manner are all hyphenated.

SHORT COMMUNICATION- The journal publishes exciting findings, preliminary data or studies that did not yield enough information to make a full paper as short communications. These have the same format requirements as full papers but are only up to 5 pages in length. Short Communications should not have subtitles such as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion - all these have to be merged into the running text. Short Communications preferably should have only 3-4 illustrations.

REVIEW ARTICLES- Should not be less than 6 pages, contains up-to-date information, comprehensively cover relevant and recent literature and preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge on the topic. All format requirements are same as those applicable to full papers. Review articles need not be divided into sections such as Material and Methods and Results and Discussion, but should definitely have an Abstract and Introduction, if necessary. 

Manuscripts prepared according to the instructions provided, will be accepted only and that fail to conform to the requirements of the Journal, as specified, will be rejected. Editor has the right to publish/not publish the accepted manuscript until it is withdrawn by the author.

Publication Fee*

JASR does not charge for submission or for processing of an article. A separate letter will be sent to all the authors when their manuscript meets all requirements for publication.

Journal does not have subscription base/any sponsorship and is available for free search. Thus for existence/financial independencies of the journal, authors have to pay as nominal charges.  (Cost towards Plagiarism checking, DOI charges, maintenance of paper in secured data storage system, databases for future archiving of the material; to meet various overhead expenses like paper setting costs, employees charges, communication cost, maintenance cost, time cost etc.).

2500 INR for authors from India and USD 50 for other countries (upto maximum six authors). For authors more than six, INR 500/USD 10 per additional author shall be applicable.

*Applicable only after acceptance of the article

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