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The abstract should not be of 250 words and should explain what is the problem, solution to the problem, and significance of the work.

Mention 4-5 keywords after the abstract with font size 11.

Competing Interest: Authors should declare that no competing interest exists among them.
Ethical statement: Authors should declare that no violation of ethical regulations has occurred during their work.
Introduce your research theme carefully with coherent flow and proper recent citations. 
Material and method:
In this section, authors are recommended to report the requirements and procedure of an experiment performed by them during their research work.
Result and Discussion: 
The Result and Discussion can be combined. The comparison of work needs to be done with proper references highlighting the significance of the work.
Conclude your research work precisely. Acknowledgement:
In this section, mention the people, organizations that helped to complete research work.
Author Contributions:
Report the contributions of the authors. 
e.g RD: Collected specimens DD: Performed experiments CD: Wrote manuscript.
Tables and Figures:
Use suitable figures as well as tables to support your data. Use precise headings for the same.
e.g Figure 1: Microbial diversity in the tropical forest; Table 1: Sampling stations across the Maharashtra state of India.
Statistical Analysis:
Authors are recommended to perform statistical tests as per the requirements of their data. However, we prefer authors to examine their research outputs using the following tests depending on data need:

  • Replicates, independence of replicate measurements, finding significant p-value, Procedures for e.g., inter-observer reliability, triangulation and/or audit trails
  • Use of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPPS) Statistics version 13.0, to plot interaction effects
  • Data are reported as number and percentage, mean ± standard deviation, or median and interquartile range [IQR] (bar chart).
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Placket Burman design and calculations involved in it, Priori power-calculations for desired sample sizes
  • Regression coefficient, error bars in graphs for figures, Pearson’s method for determining the correlation coefficient. Multiple correlation test
  • Student T-test, Deciding one-tailed or two-tailed treatment, a Least significant difference

Style: America Psychological Association (APA)
Journal articles

  1. Chumakov K, Ehrenfeld E, Wimmer E, Agol VI. (2007). Vaccination against polio should not be stopped. Nat Rev Microbiol, 5:952–8.
  2. Denis Malvy, Anita K McElroy, Hilde deClerck, Stephan Gunther, Johan van Griensven (2019).  Ebola virus disease. Lancet, 393: 936–48.
  3. Moya A, Elena SF, Bracho A, Miralles R, Barrio E. (2000). The evolution of RNA viruses: A population genetics view. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 97(13):6967–6973. doi:10.1073/pnas.97.13.6967.


  1. World Health Organization (WHO) (2020). coronavirus-2019. Last updated 17 April 2020.
  2. World Health Organization website. (2003). Summary of probable SARS cases with onset of illness from 1 November 2002 to 31 July 2003 (based on data as of December 31, 2003). country/table2004_04_21/en/, Accessed January 19, 2020.

Preprint Articles:
Dong N, Yang X, Ye L, Chen K, Chan EW-C, Yang M, et al. (2020). Genomic and protein structure modelling analysis depicts the origin and infectivity of 2019-nCoV, a new coronavirus which caused a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan,China,DOI: (This article is a preprint and has not been certified by peer review)

Citation of a patent: Lu TK, Koeris MS, Chevalier B, Holder J, McKenzie G, Brownell D. May (2013). Recombinant phage and methods. US patent, 13/627,060.

The basic list of references for the e-book should be mentioned in the following way:

  1. Author/Authors. Surname with first initials.
  2. Book publication year
  3. Title of a book in italics
  4. The edition should be written in the round brackets; if it is other than the first
  5. Name of publisher
  6. DOI (of all works)
  7. Adjust the first line of each citation at left. Indent every subsequent line with 5 to 7 spaces. Example: Dhakane, R.D (2020). Microbial Agriculture: objective pattern. Microbial Science.
  • Books from the database of a library-single author:
    Dhakane R.D. (2018). Microbial Agriculture: objective pattern. Microbial Science.
  • Two authors with edition:
    Dhakane, R., & Shinde, A. (2020). Microbial Agriculture: objective pattern (2nd ed.). Microbial Science. (Note: there is no need to report the first edition)
  • Three-twenty authors with DOI:
    Dhakane, R., Shinde, A. & Bhattacharjee, S. (2015). Microbial Agriculture: objective pattern. Microbial Science. (Note: Write names of all authors)
  • Reference work:
    Dhakane, R., D., Shinde, A.S., & Bhattarjee S. (Eds.) (2020). Microbial Agriculture: objective pattern. Microbial Science.

Entire website:
Mendeley, J.A., Thomson, M., & Coyne, R.P. (2017, January 16). How and when to reference. Retrieved from

Mitchell, J.A., Thomson, M., & Coyne, R.P. (2017, January 25) APA citation. How and when to reference. Retrieved from

Book Chapters:
Susanne Steudler, Anett Werner, Jay Cheng. 2019. Cultivation of medicinal mushroom biomass by solid-state bioprocessing in bioreactors. In: Solid-State Fermentation. Steudler S, Werner A, Jay Cheng j (eds). Springer, Ed. 1, Vol 169, pp, 3-25.

Article in Conference Proceedings:
Holzapfel GA, Schulze-Bauer CJ, Stadler M. 2000. Mechanics of angioplasty: Wall, balloon and stent. In: Mechanics in Biology. Casey J, Bao G (eds). The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, AMD-Vol 242/BED-Vol 46, pp. 141-156.

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Review Process:
Author – Editor in chief- Reviewer 1 (Selected)-    Reviewer 2 (Selected)- Reviewer 3 (Selected)- Editor in Chief (Selected); Final Status: Accepted for Publication (Note: If the manuscript is rejected by any one of the members, the final status of it will be considered as rejected. If minor corrections are required, the same will be conveyed to authors. If major or impossible corrections are found, the manuscript will be rejected. There is no provision to publish rejected manuscripts at any cost.)

Author guidelines:
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2. Review of paper and declaration of acceptance or rejection.
3. After acceptance of the manuscript, authors are requested to send necessary documents (copyright form, undertaking form, photo-based identity proof) to
4. Publication
Invited types of articles: Research Papers, Short Communications and Review Papers