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Instructions for Authors

Publication Ethics Statement: ASP is committed to maintain high quality publication standard using a rigorous peer review. Submission of the article means that the work reported in the manuscript is not previously published in any form or must not be currently submitted for the publication elsewhere. Any infringement of professional ethical codes, such as fraudulent use of data, plagiarism, false and claim of authorship, should be taken very seriously by the editor with zero tolerance.

Manuscript Types

Letters are very short papers that report novel results to the scientific community. They are limited to 4000 words or the equivalent (15-16 double-spaced typewritten pages of text, 3–4 figures, and 1–2 schemes/illustrations). A brief abstract of fewer than 200 words should be included.

Perspectives (only by invitation) are short reports (5-6 journal pages) describing a highlighting a precise topic of attention to the scientific community They are not intended to be a full look at the field but rather to place a unambiguous research finding into broader framework. It must include a brief abstract (250 words max), approximately 50-60 references, and an Abstract graphic with short caption.

Full Papers are long papers (< 8-10 journal pages) describing a highlighting a precise topic of attention to the scientific community They are not intended to be a full look at the field but rather to place a unambiguous research finding into broader framework. It must include a brief abstract (250 words max), approximately 50-60 references, and an abstract graphic with short caption.

Manuscript submission

Author(s) are requested to submit to submit the manuscript electronically using online manuscript submission system. It will have advantage that author(s) would be able to trace their paper through the reference process. The journal will not consider any submission by e-mail. Before submitting the manuscript, authors are advised to read the term and condition of the journal. The manuscript should be arranged in the following manner: Title, author(s), affiliation (s), abstract, text, acknowledgement, and references. Author(s) may embedded figure, with the figure caption with in the manuscript to assist the reviewers. Authors also need to submit the separate figure source files. The authors are advised to submit the manuscript, in accordance with the following format.

Title: The title of the manuscript should be specific and concise.

Author(s) with affiliation(s): Affiliation(s) should contain department, university or organization, city, and country. The E-mail address, telephone and fax number of the corresponding author. The corresponding will handle correspondence at all stages of the refereeing process and post-publication.

Abstract: Abstracts should be limited to 250 words or less. Abstract should be clear and concise with significance of the work to the broad audience. Above all, the abstract ought to contain a quick background of the question, an outline of the results while not in depth experimental detail, and an outline of the importance of their findings.

Keywords: Author(s) should provide 4-6 keywords for indexing and information retrival.

Text: The paper must be divided into sections starting preferably with ‘Introduction’ and ending with ‘Conclusions’. The introduction should deliver a transparent statement of the study, the appropriate literature on the study subject along with the planned approach or resolution. This should be general enough to draw in a reader’s attention from a broad array of scientific disciplines. Describe the methods employed in sufficient detail to allow others to repeat the work. If a detailed explanation is given in a reference, readers must be able to grasp the principles of the method without referring elsewhere. Author(s) need to provide full details of the materials and equipment used. Finally a good conclusion must be given for the closure of a manuscript.

Acknowledgments – Acknowledgement may include sources of funding, grants, details about anyone who contributed substantially towards the study etc., should be placed in a separate section before the reference list.

References: The list of references should only include the published or accepted manuscript. Authors are accountable for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All references must be numbered sequentially and citations of references in text should be acknowledged using numbers in square brackets.


Journal Reference Style

First author (First Initial. MiddleInitial, Last Name) et al., Title of article, Journal Name, volume, page number, year

[1] S. Kumar et al, Structural, magnetic and electronic structure studies of Mn doped TiO2 thin films, Appl. Surf. Sci. 257, 10557 (2011).

Book Reference Style

Title of Book (Year of publication), First author (First Initial. Middle Initial, Last Name) et al., Publishing company, Place of publisher, ISBN

[1] Radiation Effects in Solids (2004), Kurt E. Sickafus, et al., Springer, NY, ISBN-10 1- 4020-5295

Book Chapter Reference Style

Title of book (Year of publication), Title of chapter, first authors et al., Publishing Company, Place of publisher, ISBN

[1] Crop Improvement Under Adverse Conditions (2013), Nanobiotechnology: Scope and Potential for Crop Improvement, F. Ahmed et al., Springer, NY, ISBN-978-1-4614-4632-3

Tables: All the tables should be numbered consecutively in arabic numerals in the order of occurrence in the text. Author(s) should supply the table caption explaining the component of the table. The unit of measurement used in a table must be stated. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript letters. Tables may be placed in the text or collected together at the end of the manuscript. All the tables should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.

Figure: Author(s) should ensure that each figure must has a caption, and supply figure caption at the end of the manuscript. The preferred file formats for photographic images are PNG, TIFF and JPEG. The graphs and like drawing must have a resolution of at least 1200 dpi and a minimum width of 3 inches. Photographs and micrographs must have resolution of at least 350 dpi.

Copyright transfer: After the acceptance of the manuscript, the author(s) will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

Proof of the article: Proof of the article will be dispatched to the corresponding author for review electronically by email. The proof must be returned within 48 hours. However, during the proof correction, no major changes and addition of co-author(s) are allowed If authors fail to return the proof, the manuscript will be published as it appear in the final accepted version, with required corrections and spelling. The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable.

Page charges: As per policy of the journal

Offprints: The corresponding author(s) can order the offprint.

Electronic Offprint: The pdf file of the published article will be send to the corresponding author by email. The pdf will be watermarked.

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