Author Guidelines

Notes for Contributors

  1. General articles should be submitted to The Editor-in-Chief, NewBioWorld, an International Journal of Biological Sciences, of Alumni Association of Biotechnology, Amanaka, Raipur 492 010, Chhattisgarh, India.
  2. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors.
  3. Author(s) should submit electronic version of their manuscripts through online submission system. Texts in MS-WORD with editable tables and graphs at the end while photographs in JPEG format with minimum 300 dpi resolution. For submission of manuscript, corresponding author should register through online login system. After registration, use login-ID and password for future correspondence. After login, author should go to login dashboard to submit manuscript.
  4. A cover letter (maximum 250 words) should be submitted online by the authors together with the manuscript, which includes the following points: 1) all authors agree to submit the work to NewBioWorld, 2) the work has not been published/submitted or being submitted to another journal, 3) the novelty and significant contribution of the submitted work are briefly described.
  5. Article should be free from Plagiarism and Duplicity matter, etc.
  6. Submitted manuscript(s) will initially go through editorial screening process and if found suitable by editor then only will go for further review process; otherwise manuscript will be directly rejected from the editor’s desk. After clearing the editorial screening, each manuscript will go through blind peer review process by minimum two potential reviewers. After peer review and reviewers comments, editor will take final decision on the acceptance, revision or rejection of the manuscript.
  7. Author(s) will solely be responsible for any of conflict of interest or controversies of the published articles in this journal. For any disputes in the published article, the Alumni Association of Biotechnology, Raipur will not be responsible. All rights are reserved to journals publisher.


Author’s Guidelines for Submission of Article in the NewBioWorld

Manuscript Preparation


Article must be written clearly and concisely in English language only.



Manuscript should contain: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgement(s), Conflict of interest statement and References.


Title Page

The title page should include:

  • A concise and informative title; avoid use of undefined abbreviations. Please limit the title to 150 characters (including spaces).
  • The full name of all the author(s).
  • The affiliation(s) and address (es) of all the author(s).
  • Corresponding author should be marked with asterisk (*).
  • The E-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
  • It is requested that use E-mail address, preferably institutional E-mail ID, for correspondence.


Text Formatting

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format.
  • Use a normal, plain font (12-point Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing throughout with 1 inch margin in all four sides) for text in A4 paper.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function for numbering the pages.
  • Use the automatic line numbering system throughout the manuscript in continuous manner.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or Math Type for equations.
  • Save your file in docx format (MS Word 2007 or higher).
  • Original Article is limited to maximum 15 pages, followed by Review Article up to 20 pages including tables, figures and references. Moreover, Short communication is limited to 8 pages only.



Please provide an abstract of up to 150-250 words. The abstract should appeal to the general readership of NewBioWorld. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the results and major conclusions. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The references should not be cited in the abstract section.



Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 4-6 keywords only. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’). Only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be acceptable in Keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


Manuscript Content



Provide a short descriptive background of the work with concise objectives and purpose of the investigation, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


Materials and Methods

This section should include complete scientific names (genus, species, and authority for the binomial) for all plants and animals where applicable. All growth conditions should be properly described. Sufficient details of the new procedures and techniques used should be provided to allow easy repetition if needed. A short description of other procedures should also be given. Avoid references like “… as mentioned in [3]” or “… according to [6].” This section should also contain the names of the manufacturers (including country name) of materials and reagents. Statistical analysis of the results should be described in detail. Mention the number of replications and the number of times individual experiments were duplicated. It should be clearly stated whether the standard deviation or the standard error is used.


Results and Discussion

Clear and concise result should describe the outcome of the investigation. Results and Discussion should be in combined form. Data should be presented as concisely as possible; if possible it should be in the form of tables or figures. Discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their significance with proper citations. Do not repeat the results in the form of graph or table.



The conclusions drawn from the results obtained should be presented in short, under conclusions section.



Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc., should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organization(s) should be written in full.


Conflict of Interest

The author(s) should declare conflict of interest, if any.



Citation in text: Provide proper citation as ‘Author date style’ in text (Chandrawanshi 2016), (Kumar et al. 2013), (Barakat et al. 1995a; Kumar et al. 2013; Chauhan et al. 2017), (Barakat et al. 1995a, b).

In Reference list, references should be arranged in standard format. Please provide full information of reference, do not use “et al.” in this list. References should be listed chronologically. Avoid citing any unpublished work or thesis work.


Example: Journal:

              Kumar NM, Karthikeyan S, Jayaraman G (2013) Thermostable alpha-amylase enzyme production from Bacillus laterosporus: Statistical optimization, purification and characterization. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 2:38-44.

Article by DOI:

Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine. doi:10.1007/s001090000086.



South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. CRC Press, London, p 412.


Book Chapter:

Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley Press, New York, pp 230-257.

Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J, Aaron M (eds) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley Press, New York, pp 230-257.


Online document:

Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. Accessed 26 June 2007.


Tables and Figures

  1. All tables and figures should be properly numbered.
  2. Graphs and Tables must be in limited numbers not more than 10 collectively and they must be specified and referred throughout the text.
  3. Tables and figures (graphs) should be editable, for proper design formatting according to the manuscript.
  4. Tables and figures should always be cited in the text in consecutive numerical order.
  5. With each table and figure please supply a caption (title) explaining the component within it.
  6. Please indicate footnotes below the table body with superscript lower case letters.
  7. Figures and photographs should be clear and identical.


Authors are requested to prepare the manuscript carefully before submitting it for publication to minimize corrections and alterations in the proof stage.

Declaration of interest 

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/ registrations, and grants or other funding. Author(s) must disclose any interests in two places: A summary declaration of interest statement in the title page file or the manuscript file. If there are no interests to declare then please state this: ‘Declarations of interest: None’. This summary statement will be ultimately published if the article is accepted.



Upon acceptance of an article, author(s) will be asked to complete a “Exclusive License Agreement Form”. Permitted third party reuse of open access articles is determined by the author’s choice of user license.

Journal author rights

In order to publish and disseminate research articles, the publisher needs publishing rights. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and Publisher. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to Publisher and authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. Publisher supports the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research and these rights, in proprietary journals are defined below:

Authors sign an exclusive license agreement, where authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher. In this case authors have the right to:

  • Share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license (together with Personal Use rights).
  • Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).
  • Proper attribution and credit for the published work.

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