Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Research Articles The research articles (up  to  ~6500  words,  including  references,  notes  and  captions,  or  ~7 printed pages) are expected to present a major advance. Research Articles include an abstract, an introduction, up to six figures or tables, sections with brief subheadings, and about 30 references.  Materials and Methods should usually be included in supplementary material, which should also include information needed to support the paper's conclusions.

Reports The reports (up to ~3500 words including references, notes and captions or ~4 printed pages) present important new research results of broad significance. Reports should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph, up to four figures or tables, and about 30 references. Materials and Methods should usually be included in supplementary materials; which should also include information needed to support the paper's conclusions.

Reviews The reviews (up to   6500   words  including references,   notes  and   captions) describe new developments of interdisciplinary significance and highlight future directions. They include an abstract, an introduction that outlines the main theme, brief subheadings, and an outline of important unresolved questions. A maximum of 70 references is suggested. Most Reviews are solicited by the editors, but unsolicited submissions may also be considered.

Organization of Manuscript: Manuscripts should be typewritten and double spaced throughout, with line number and 2.5 cm margins on all sides. Abstract, tables, and figure legends should be included in text and on separate   sheets   too.   All   manuscript   sheets   must   be   numbered   successively.   Authors should submit his/her manuscript by e-mail.

Titlepage The  title  page  of  manuscript  should  contain  title,  author's  names  of  authors  and  their affiliations, a short title (running title), and the name and address of correspondence author including telephone  number,  fax  number,  and  e-mail  address,  if  available.  Authors  with different affiliations should be identified by the  use of the same superscript on name and affiliation. In addition,  a  sub-field  of  submitted  papers  may be  indicated  on  the  top  right corner of the title page.

Abstract The abstract should provide a clear and succinct statement of the findings and thrusts of the manuscript. The abstract should be intelligible in itself, written in complete sentences. Since LUJST is an interdisciplinary journal, it is important that the abstract be written in a manner which will make it intelligible to biologists in all fields. Authors should avoid non-standard abbreviations,  unfamiliar  terms  and  symbols.  References  cannot  be  cited  in  the  Abstract. Authors should submit their paper in English Language. Each abstract should not contain more than 250 words.

Introduction This section should describe the objectives of the study and provide sufficient background information  to  make it  clear why the study was  undertaken.  Lengthy reviews  of  the past literature are discouraged.

Materials and Methods: This section should provide the reader with sufficient information that will make it possible to repeat the work. For modification of published methodology, only the modification needs to be described with reference to the source of the method. Information regarding statistical analysis of the data should be included.

Results: This  section  should  provide  hard  core  data  obtained.  Same  data/information  given  in  a Table must not be repeated in a Figure, or vice versa. It is not acceptable to repeat extensively the numbers from Tables in the text and give long explanations of the Tables and Figures. The results should be presented succinctly and completely.

Discussion: The discussion should include a concise statement of the principal findings, discussion of the significance of the work, and appraisal of the findings in light of other published works dealing with   the   same   or   closely   related   object.   Redundant   descriptions   of   material   in   the Introduction and Results, and extensive discussion of literature are discouraged.

Acknowledgements: If   necessary,   a   brief   Acknowledgements   section   may be included.

References In the literature should be listed alphabetically by authors at the end of the article; all references should be complete. For articles in journals or other serial publications, the reference should give in order: Author's name, year of publication, full title: full name of periodical or series, volume number, inclusive pages. For books or other unnumbered publications, it should give: Author's name, year of publication, full title: place of publication, publisher and page number. References must be given in full without abbreviations. (REFERENCES TO PAPERS WITH MORE THAN TWO AUTHORS SHOULD BE CITED THUS IN THE TEXT: (Adams et  al,  1988)  but  in  full  in  the  References.  Citations within an article should be to author and year, with specific pages wherever appropriate.

Example References: Papers: Manning,   C.   E.,   and   Bird,   D.   K.,   1991,   Porosity  evolution   and   fluid   flow   in   the basalts of       the       Skaergaard       magma-hydrothermal       system,       east       Greenland: American Journal of Science, v. 291, p. 201-257.

heses: Palin,    J.    M.,    1992,    Stable    isotope    studies    of    regional    metamorphism    in    the Wepawaug Schist, Connecticut: Ph.D. thesis, Yale University, New Haven, 170 p.

Books and Related Publications: McSaveney,   M.,   1992,   A   manual   of   weathering-rind   dating   for   sandstone   clasts   of the     Torlesse     Supergroup:     Geological     Society    of     New     Zealand     Miscellaneous Publication 63A, 106 p.

Weblink reference: Gajendran N, http://www.iseeadyar.org/authorinstruction.html.

Map: Fritts,     C.     E.,     1963,     Bedrock     geology     of     the     Mount     Carmel     Quadrangle, Connecticut: United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Map GQ-199, scale 1:24,000

Abstracts: Sammis,     C.     G.,     1993,     Relating     fault     stability     to     fault     zone     structure: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, no. 6, p. A115- A116.

Preparation of Covering Letter Cover letters must state that the paper is new and original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Preparation of Tables: Tables  should  be  simple  and  intelligible  without requiring  references  to  the  text.  Each table should have a concise heading, should be typed on a separate sheet of paper, and must have an explanatory title. All tables should be referred to in the text, and their approximate position indicated on the margin of the manuscript. Ruling in tables, especially vertical or oblique line should be avoided.

Preparation of IllustrationsIllustrations should be termed "Figures" (not "plates", even if they cover an entire page) and labeled with numbers. All figures should be referred to in the text and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.). Scales in line drawings must be mounted parallel to either the top or side of the figures. In planning illustrations, authors should keep the size of the printed  page  in  mind,  making  due  allowance  for  the  figure  legend.  The  figures  must  be identified on the reverse side with the author's name, the figure number, and the orientation of the figure (top and bottom). The preferred location of the figures should be indicated on the margin of the manuscript. Illustrations in color may be published at the author's expense. The legends for several figures may be typed on the same page. Sufficient details should be given in the legend to make it intelligible without reference to the text.

Reviewers Details Please suggest  two  competent  reviewers  with  complete  details  (Name,  Designation,  Email and Contact number)

References Manuscripts will be sent to one or more referees at the discretion of the Editor-in- Chief. Reviewers are given the option of providing an anonymous report or a signed report. In established disciplines, concordance with accepted disciplinary paradigms is the chief guide in evaluating  material  for  scholarly  publication.  On  many  of  the  matters  of  interest  to  the Society for  Scientific  Exploration,  however,  consensus  does  not  prevail.  Therefore  the Lasbela University   Journal   of   Science   necessarily   publishes   claimed   observations   and proffered explanations that will seem more speculative or less plausible than those appearing in some mainstream disciplinary journals. Nevertheless, those observations and explanations must conform to rigorous standards of observational techniques and logical argument. If publication is deemed warranted but there remain points of disagreement between authors and referee(s), the reviewer(s) may be given the option of having their opinion(s) published along with the article,  subject  to  the  Editor-in-Chief’s judgment  as  to  length,  wording,  and  the  like. The publication of such critical reviews is intended to encourage debate and discussion of controversial  issues,  since such debate  and discussion offer the only path toward eventual resolution and consensus.

Proof and author copiesAfter reviewing the copyedited manuscript, corresponding authors will receive typeset PDF page proofs for review. PDF copies of the published Journal will be sent to all authors.

CopyrightAuthors retain copyright to their  writings. However, when an article has been submitted to the Lasbela University Journal of Science & Technology for consideration, the Journal holds first serial (periodical) publication rights. Additionally, after acceptance and publication,  the  journal  has  the  right  to  post  the  article  on  the  Internet  and  to  make  it available via   electronic   as   well   as   print   subscription.   The   material   must   not   appear anywhere  else (including on an Internet website) until it has been published by the Journal (or rejected for publication). After publication in the Journal, authors may use the material as they wish but should  make  appropriate  reference  to  the  prior  publication  in  the  Journal.  For example:  “Reprinted  from  [or  From]  “[title  of  article]”,  Lasbela  University  Journal  of Science, vol. [xx], no. [xx], pp. [xx], published by the journal.

DisclaimerWhile every effort is made by the Publisher, Editors, and Editorial Board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement appears in this Journal, they wish to point out that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and announcements herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. The Publisher, Editors, Editorial Board, and their respective employees, officers, and agents accept no responsibility or liability for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement.

 

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