Authors Guidelines

Types of Manuscripts

BCBL welcomes the following: Original Articles, Reviews, Abstracts, Addendums, Announcements, Article-commentaries, Rapid Communications, Book Reviews, Letters to the editor, Conference Proceedings, Annual Meeting Abstracts, Case-Reports, News, Orations, Obituaries, Product Reviews, Hypotheses and Analyses.

Formats for BCBL International Contributions:

Article Preparation Guidelines

Manuscript title: The title should not be more than 30 words and must not contain abbreviations. The title requires a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. 

Author Information: Full names and affiliation all contributing authors and includes contact details of corresponding author (Telephone, Fax and E-mail address). 

Abstract: The abstract ought to be informative and completely self-explanatory, should present the topic in brief, and state the scope of the experimental work, indicating significant data, and pointing out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should encapsulate the manuscript content in 300 words or less. Uses of standard nomenclature should be there and abbreviations must not be used. The preferable format should lodge a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion. Following the abstract, a list of keywords (3-10) and abbreviations should be incorporated. 

Text:

Introduction:

The introduction ought to set the tone of the paper by providing a firm statement of the study, the related literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general so that it can attract a reader’s attention from a wide range of scientific disciplines. 

Materials and Methods:

This portion of manuscript should provide a thorough overview of the design of the study. Full descriptions of materials or participants, interventions, comparisons and types of analysis should be presented. However, only novel procedures should be described in full detail; procedures that have been published previously should be cited and important modifications of published procedures should be given briefly. Trade names should be capitalized and include the manufacturer's name and address. 

Results:

The section presenting results should provide complete details of the experiment that are needed to support the conclusion of the study. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings need to be written in the present tense. Results and discussion may be included or in a separate section. Guesswork or speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section. 

Acknowledgement: It includes acknowledgment of people, funds, grant details, etc. 

References:

Manuscripts that have been published or accepted should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted must not be cited. Personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors. 

BCBL uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the sequence that they give or appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a one set of brackets should be parted by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: "... when, there is a large accumulation of microorganisms [1,5-7,28]". Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the related to journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript. 

Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following. 

Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is important. Please use the following style for the reference list: 

Examples:

Published Papers:

  1. Liokmli UK (1970) Emerging proteins for the treatmentand evaluation of bacteriophage T4. Nature 257: 580-585.
  2. Brufic T, Rudy G, Hoikjuman G, Hadmer J, Hfgrison L (1988) Prediction of MHC class II- binding peptides using an evolutionary algorithm and artificial neural network. Bioinformatics 15: 131-140.
  3. Dofgtyenko V, Ayhch L, Vituhjuiina M, Kolfdgfolova A, Livshits V, et al. (2007) YddG from Escherichia coli promotes export of aromatic amino acids. FEMS Microbiol Lett 275: 312-318. 

Note: List the first five authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.

Electronic Journal Articles Entrez Programming Utilities

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NGH28690/

Books:

  1. Bafdot JK (1989) Principles of drug disposition in domestic animals: The basis of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. (1stedn), R.B. Skiloers Company, Nwe Dehli, London, Wellington.
  2. Zghng X (2016) Bioinformatics tools for differential analysis of proteomic expression profiling data from clinical samples. CC CRC Press. 

Conferences:

  1. Hofmfgn T (2001) The Cluster-Abstraction Model: unsupervised learning of topic hierarchies from text data. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 

Tables:

Tables should be used less in numbers as much as possible and designed as simplest. BCBL strongly incite authors to submit tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, which includes headings and footnotes. Each and every table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers and given with a heading and a legend. Tables must be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of in the text. The similar data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be lodged as objects. 

If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully. 

Figures:

The suggested file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF and JPEG. If authors have created images with different components on separate layers, please send us the Photoshop files.

All images must be at or above intended display size, image resolutions should be as: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi.  The image files also should be cropped as close to the real image as possible. 

Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper-case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Start each legend with a title and incorporate optimum description so that the figure can be understood without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text. 

Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet 

Supplementary Information:

Separate items of the Supplementary Information (for example, figures, tables) mentioned to at a suitable point in the main text of the paper.

Summary diagram/figure added as part of the Supplementary Information (optional).

Supplementary Information are reported as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch). 

Supplemental Data— BCBL maintains an online repository for supplemental information, including detailed information about methods, validation, or experimental results. This information is attached to the manuscript in the online journal, but is not provided in the hardcopy. Supplemental data files to be posted in concurrence with the online version of the article must be submitted with the manuscript. Supplemental data is optional. 

Unpublished, Cited Works— mimeos of cited or other related manuscripts not yet in print must be part of the submission package, along with supplemental information files to be posted in concurrence with the article. 

Conflict of Interest — Potential conflicts of interest ought to be reported at the time the manuscript is submitted. Research funding or other support from outside the authors' stated affiliation is needs to be disclosed within the manuscript. 

Plagiarism: BCBL Uses latest software to screen submissions for content published elsewhere. By submitting your manuscript to BCBL you accept that your manuscript may be screened and checked against previously published work, and you may be asked to refine similar work appearing elsewhere. BCBL reserves the right to reject submissions that contain content found plagiarised or judged to have appeared elsewhere. This includes, in certain cases, papers published online, also includes theses and dissertations as well. 

Author needs to document (cite and reference) any ideas or words taken from the intellectual endeavour of yourself or others, whether published or unpublished. This includes citations to author’s previously published work.