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Instructions to the Authors

Journal of Modern Biotechnology is an International peer reviewed online journal and freely available to all. Journal of Modern Biotechnology provides a newer platform to biotechnologist in wide visibility. Journal of Modern Biotechnology flourished with highly trained scientific editors, reviewers and editorial board members passionate with maintains its editorial independence and cutting edge advancement in the field of biotechnology.


Table of Contents

Aims and Scopes
Research Content types
Review/Decisions
Submission
Publication Charges
Organization of manuscript

 

Aims and Scopes

Journal of Modern Biotechnology is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes findings of most significant content which possess noteworthy contributions on all the aspect of applied biological research and developments, that includes Molecular Biology, Genetics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, agriculture, medicine, industry and sustainable environment.

 

Research Content types

Research Articles should be novel research study, with a real problem often involving several methods or approaches. The total text is restricted with 3,500–5,000 words only. The abstract is typically 150–250 words, unreferenced. Articles possess not more than 10 display items (figures/tables) prepared in conventional software. Organize the manuscript to include: Title, Author, Affiliations, Contact Information, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures and Figures legends. The Materials and Methods and Results sections should be divided by side headings. Only 50 references are allowed. All the Research Articles are peer reviewed, and authors requested to provide a conflict of interest before publication.

 

Short Communications are consise investigative study of high quality and broad interest organized in the same manner as Research Articles, but which contain 1500 words or less and should not more than 4 figures or tables with limited to 20 references. The Short Communication is peer reviewed, and authors requested to provide a conflict of interest before publication.

 

Review Article should be a trustworthy, well balanced and bibliographical assessment of current advancements in a proposed research field. Review articles are limited to 4,000–5,000 words, and pictorial representations are most welcomed. Only 100 references are allowed and no exceptions under any circumstances. Appropriate citations should be selected to discuss and a particular lab view point are not usually encouraged. Review articles are also peer reviewed to ensure the accuracy and advocacy.

 

Review/Decisions

The corresponding author will informed by a formal e-mail when the editor decides to send your paper for review. Authors are encouraged to suggest referees; this might have helpful in speedup the publication as well, although they are not mandate. The referees are selected based on the expertise and enthusiasm. While making decision after peer review, editors may consider the quality and originality as on now and also how good after revision.

 

For instance where the referees have requested some changes to the manuscript, usually that do not come out to require any further experiments; editors will request a revised manuscript which should addresses the referees' queries. After careful revision to be made by author, is usually sent back to same referees or new referees for further review. The decision letter is stating a deadline and revisions that are returned within stipulated time.

 

For instance where the referees are asked more changes, editors will normally reject the manuscript. If the authors showing more interest in publishing with Journal of Modern Biotechnology requested to future resubmission with appropriate modifications. The revised manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter that includes a word-by-word response to referees' comments with clear explanation of how the manuscript has been changed.

 

The revision should be submitted through e-mail with manuscript number in the subject line.

 

Submission

Manuscripts of Journal of Modern Biotechnology should be submitted through e-mail, editortojmb@gmail.com, available at Journal of Modern Biotechnology website under Submission. Does not submission happen, please contact our technical support staff at section Contact. Manuscript, tables and figures are in single word document file (.doc/.docx) should be preferred.


Publication Charges

Journal of Modern Biotechnology imposes an article-processing charge of $ 30/€ 20 for each article accepted for publication.   We routinely waive charges for authors from developing and under developing countries. Only very few number of waivers for article-processing charges are available at the editors' discretion, and authors wishing to apply for these waivers should contact the editors.

 

Organization of manuscript

Title
Titles should be not more than three typed lines and title must convey the content significance of the manuscript to a broad readership.
Author
Authors name should be spelled out. Corresponding author should be footnoted.
Affiliations
Affiliations should be given in this order as follows: Department(s); Institute; City; State/Province; Post code; Country. Authors are sole responsible for present and past addresses and we cannot correct this section at any case.
Contact Information
The contact line should possess the e-mail address and phone number of the corresponding author. Corresponding author is responsible for all the editorial and submission policies and any communication that may results after publication. Maximum two corresponding author is allowed.
Abstract
The abstract consists of a single paragraph without any references. It should convey the significance of the work to the broad readership. In general, the abstract should address the background of the work, a highlights of the results without any experimental details, and a conclusion of the importance of the work’s findings.
Keywords
Keywords should be denotes the conceptual significance of the work and maximum six words are allowed.
Introduction
The introduction should be clearly expressed in written style but not a literary style, with no side headings, and would present the background bibliographical surveyed information adhered with work’s question.
Materials and Methods
The materials and methods should include enough detail to allow the reader to understand the general experimental design and more detailed protocols and procedures should be preferred. If the work’s contains any statistical approaches, it should be accompanying with last section of the materials and methods section.
Results
The research outcomes should be given in detailed manner with side headings. No footnotes are allowed.
Discussion
The discussion should explain the importance of the results in a conclusive way. Very rarely it should merge with result section. In some special case, discussion section should contain side headings.
Acknowledgements
This section may acknowledge contributions from non-authors, funding sources, and should include statement of conflict of interests. Note: Please check this section carefully because we cannot make any amendments or correction after publication.
References
References should include only articles that are published or in press. Cite references in the text using name and year in parentheses. Reference list entries would be alphabetized, using last name of the first author of each article. The complete list of authors and/or editors names should be given. Journal and book names should be given in full and italized.

Examples of references

Article in a journal: Brosius J, Palmer ML, Kennedy PJ and Noller HF. 1978. Complete nucleotide sequence of a 16S ribosomal RNA gene from Escherichia coli. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 75:4801–4805.

Article in a book: Williams ST, Goodfellow M and Alderson G. 1989. Genus Streptomyces, Waksman and Henrici 1943, 399AL. In: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Vol. 4, Williams ST, Sharpe ME and Holt JG, Editors. Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore; pp 2452–2492.

A whole book: Sambrook J, Fritsch EF and Maniatis T. 1989. Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, 2nd ed. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press: Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Tables
All tables should be prepared in Microsoft word table function and do not cut and copy table from Excel. Word tables should not be tab or space delineated and should not use color. Table should include a title and footnotes and/or legend should be short.
Figures
We prefer only TIFF or JPEG formats and resolutions of the figures as follows: for color figures, the resolution should be 300 dpi; for black and white figures, the resolution should be 500 dpi; for line-art figures, the resolution should be 100 dpi.
Figures legends
Legends should be included in the manuscript as a separate section. Each figure legends should denote a brief title that describes the entire figure. Footnotes are allowed for any figures presenting pooled data.