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Your paper should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication any place else. Submit your paper electronically through the Chemistry & Biology Interface online system. All papers are subject to peer review. After your paper has been accepted, you must sign a copyright transfer agreement with CBI. Papers accepted for publication will be available free online. Manuscripts must be written in English.

To expedite the review process, please format the manuscript this way:

(1) Prepare your manuscript as a single editable Word document . The one file should include the complete text, references, tables and figures. Any revised manuscripts should be sent as a single editable Word document. Tables and equations should be in an editable rather than image version. Tables must be edited with Word. Equations must be edited with Equation Editor.

(2)
Make sure all the characters in the text, tables, figure legends, footnotes and references are in a single typeface and point size – such as 12 pt Times New Roman. Once a manuscript has been accepted, a copy editor will decide the typeface and size of the different elements of the article.

(3) Submit all figures or photographs as jpg or tif files with distinct characters and symbols at 500 dpi (dots per inch).

(4) Type your manuscript single spaced. This produces fewer pages, making it easier for reviewers to handle and helps slow down global warming by using less paper.

Please provide the names of three to five scientists knowledgeable in the area discussed in your manuscript along with their e-mail addresses and the institutions to which they are affiliated.

All references should be numbered in square brackets in the text and listed in the REFERENCES section in the order they appear in the text, as shown below:

Journal Articles:

[1] S. Porwal, S. Chauhan, P.M. S. Chauhan , N. Shakya, A. Verma, S. Gupta, J. Med. Chem., 2009,

52, 5793-5802.

 

[2] N. Sunduru, Nishi, S. Palne, P.M.S. Chauhan and Suman Gupta, Eur. J. Med. Chem., 2009, 44,2473-2481.


[3] A. Kumar, K. Srivastava, S. R.Kumar, M. I. Siddiqi,  S. K. Puri,J. K. Sexana , P. M.  S. Chauhan , Eur. J. Med. Chem., 2011, 46, 676-690.



E-Journal Articles:

[4] F. Manzano, V. Corchete, M. Chourak and G. Manzano, “Determination of a Gravimetric Geoid Solution for Andalusia (South Spain),” Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2010, 160-165.
http://www.scirp.org/fileOperation/downLoad.aspx?path=Engineering20100300003_65644459.pdf&type=journal

Books:

Author's Initials. Surname, Title, Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication, Edition, page no.

[5] C.N.Rao, A. Muller, A. K. Cheetham; The Chemistry on Nanomaterials. Synthesis, Properties

and Applications, Wiley-Vch, Weinheim, 2004, 1, 115.

Edited Book:

[6] A. S. Prasad, “Clinical and Biochemical Spectrum of Zinc Deficiency in Human Subjects,” In: A. S. Prasad, Ed., Clinical, Biochemical and Nutritional Aspects of Trace Elements, Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, 1982, pp. 5-15.

Conference Proceedings:

[7] L. Clare, G. Pottie and J. Agre, “Self-organizing distributed sensor networks,” Proceedings SPIE Conference Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, vol. 3713, Orlando, April 1999, pp. 229–237.

Thesis:

Author's Initials. Surname, DSc/PhD/MSc/BSc thesis, University, (town, country, year of publication).

[8] P.M.S.Chauhan, “Synthesis of Antileishmanial Agents,” Ph.D. dissertation, Agra University Agra, 1984.

Internet:

[9] L. Honeycutt, “Communication and Design Course,” 1998. http://dcr.rpi.edu/commdesign/class1.html

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions/specifications listed below. The length and effectiveness of the peer review process will largely depend upon the care used by authors in preparing their manuscripts. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing/submitting a manuscript for publication.

Please read the following instructions carefully and for any questions, please contact editor CBI.

Page format: Manuscripts should be prepared as word processing documents on A4, or Letter size paper, leaving a liberal margin (2 cm) on all four sides. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced throughout including references and tables. All figures and tables should be in the text and one additional copy given on a separate page.

Fonts: Times New Roman and point size should be 12.

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be in the text itself and should have an explanatory caption that should be as concise as possible.

Figures and images: The figures and images should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. All the figures/images must be in the text and be numbered with Arabic numerals.
To help in formatting images (including tables and figures) or multimedia files, please submit the paper with additional separate attachments, also apart from in the text.

 

Prepare your manuscript as a single editable Word document


The manuscript should be in the following order:

Cover letter
Graphical Abstract
Title page
Abstract
Keywords
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Conclusion
Acknowledgements (if any)
References

Title page:

Title (short title)
The title should be relatively short but informative. If a long title is necessary, please prepare an optional short title.
Name(s) of author(s)
A list of all authors of the paper should be prepared. It should contain full name.
Name and address of workplace(s)
Authors’ affiliations should be indicated in this section. Either endnote or footnote (endnote recommended) can be used to present additional information (for example: permanent, adequate postal addresses).
Personal e-mail address(es)
At least one e-mail address is needed. It will be used as the corresponding author’s email address in all contacts with the authors.

Graphical Abstract:

A Graphical Abstract is a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings of the article. This could either be the concluding figure from the article or a figure that is specially designed for the purpose, which captures the content of the article for readers at a single glance.
Author instructions:
A Graphical Abstract should allow readers to quickly gain an understanding of the main take-home message Authors must provide an image that clearly represents the work described in the paper. A key figure from the original paper
Graphical Abstracts should be submitted as a separate file.

Abstract:

An abstract must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of the significant items of the main paper. An abstract should give concise information about the content of the core idea of your paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper but also indicate the main results and conclusions. An abstract should not normally exceed 250 words.

Keywords:

List of all keywords proposed by the authors, separated by commas. Up to 5 key terms can be selected.

Introduction:

It should present the subject of paper clearly, indicate the scope of the subject, present the goals of paper, novelty of research work and finally the organization of paper.

Materials and Methods:

Animals, chemicals and permission from animal ethical committee should be mentioned should be mentioned in the first paragraphs. Newly introduced techniques should be described in detail to allow easy repetition. Any modification should be mentioned briefly, with proper references. Techniques which have been previously described should be mentioned in brief only, with proper references, unless they were published in sources that are not easily accessible. The experimental part should be written in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat the authors’ work. Chemical compounds should be named according to the systematic rules of IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. Units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units.

Results and Discussion:

It may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. It should deal with the major findings and their explanation/interpretations.

Conclusion:

It should represent the summary of the important findings.

Acknowledgements:

Information concerning research grant support and the assistance of colleagues or similar notes of appreciation should appear in Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper.

Submission Checklist:

The following items should be supplied:

1. Cover letter

2. Graphical Abstract

3. Manuscript

4. Names of potential referees(3-5)