ISSN:2456-7604 

The official Journal  of Biological Innovations Research & Developmental Society

(A premier scientific society registered under Societies  Registration Act XXI of 1860 vide Registration No.: SOCIETY/WEST/2015/8901888)

 

Guide for Authors

Biological Insights covers all aspects of Biotechnology particularly those reports that are useful and informative and that will be of value to other researchers in related fields. Biological Insights loves ground breaking science, but will also accept good science that can be of use to the biotechnology community. The journal maintains a high quality peer review where submissions are considered on the basis of scientific validity and technical quality.

Manuscript Submission

 For submission of manuscript in the journal authors are requested to mail the manuscript along with 3 reviewers details at: associateeditor@biologicalinsights.com

Type of articles

Acceptable papers type are insights, research articles, reviews, mini- reviews, and short communications in the following areas: Agricultural & Food Biotechnology, Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, Bioprocess Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Biotechnology, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Biofuels & Bioenergy, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell & Tissue Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Toxicology and Zoology.

Publishing  Ethics

Human and animal rights

If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

All animal experiments should be carried out in accordance with the ARRIVE guidelines and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that these  guidelines have been followed.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not  been  published  previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without  the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection by authenticated plagiarism checker.

Authorship

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal editor. To request such a change, the editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the editor will result in a corrigendum.

 

Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete an ‘Exclusive License Agreement’.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Open access

Biological Insights is  an open access journal  managed by Biological Innovations Research & Developmental Society. To provide open access, this journal has an open access fee (also known as an article publishing charge APC)  of 1200INR  for Indian nationals or 50 USD for foreign nationals which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research institution.

Reviewers

A minimum of three suitable potential reviewers (please provide their name, institutional email addresses, and institutional affiliation) should be provided. When compiling this list of potential reviewers please consider the following important criteria: they must be knowledgeable about the manuscript subject area; must not be from your own institution; and they should not have recent (less than four years) joint publications with any of the authors. However, the final choice of reviewers is at the editor's discretion.

Manuscript Submission

Essential title page information

Title: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations: Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower- case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Present/permanent address: If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract   itself.

Keywords:  Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. 

Introduction:State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference, only relevant modifications should be described.

Results: Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature

Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section.

Acknowledgements: Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

References:

Citation: Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

·         Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).

·         This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).

·         This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al., 2015; Barakat et al. 1995a, b; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999, 2000).

Reference list: The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Order multi-author publications of the same first author alphabetically with respect to second, third, etc. author. Publications of exactly the same author (s) must be ordered chronologically.

Journal article :

Tyagi P, Mishra M, Khan N, Tyagi S, Sirohi S.2016.Toxicological study of silver nanoparticles on gut microbial community probiotic.   Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management. 5:36-43.                           

Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided.

 Book:

Ahmad S.2016.Reactive Oxygen Species in Biology and Human Health. 1st ed. Florida: CRC Press.

Book chapter:

Ahuja A, Dev K, Tyagi PK.2016.Alzheimer’s Disease, Oxidative Stress, and Neuroprotective Approaches. In: Ahmad S. Reactive Oxygen Species in Biology and Human Health. 1st ed. Florida: CRC Press;123-133.

Online document:

Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing Physics Web. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007

Dissertation :

Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

Tables:

·         All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.

·         Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

·         For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.

·         Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.

·         Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

Artwork:

·         Figures should be submitted separately from the text.

·         Figures should be submitted in TIFF format.

·         All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.

·         Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

·         Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).

·         If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, "A1, A2, A3, etc." Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.

·         Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.

·         Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.

·         Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.

·         Preferred fonts: Arial (or Helvetica), Times New Roman (or Times), Symbol, Courier.

·         Artwork submitted should be in high resolution.

Submission checklist: The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review.             

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

·         E-mail address

·         Full postal address

All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:

·          Keywords 

·         All figure captions

·         All tables (including title, description, footnotes)

 

Further considerations:

·          Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'

·         All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa

·         Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)

·         Covering letter

·         Reviewers list (3)