Guidelines for Authors

Last Updated: June 19, 2016


Title page:

The Title page of the manuscript (MS) should contain short, specific and informative Title, Authors names and their full addresses, Name of the corresponding author, E-mail id, Abstract of not more than 250 words, Key-words of not more than five words.

Consecutive pages:

The title page should be followed by the page containing Title, Abstract, Key-words followed by Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion combined, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any) and References. All the tables/figures/histograms/ photographs should be consecutively numbered with a brief caption below and should be in separate files or on separate pages. The illustrations should be of good quality. All references cited in the text should be listed at the end of the manuscript alphabetically in the following style:

For paper

Chopra, A.K. and Sharma, A.K. (2013). Removal of turbidity, COD and BOD from secondarily treated sewage water by electrolytic treatment. Appl. Water Sci . 3 (1) : 125–132.

For book

Chopra,A.K., Khanna,D.R., Prasad,G., Malik, D.S. and Bhutiani, R. (2007). Medicinal Plants:Conservation, cultivation and utilization. Daya Publishing House, Delhi.

For book chapter

Kumar, Vinod, Chopra, A.K. (2013).Contamination of heavy metals in vegetables irrigated with textile effluent at Haridwar (Uttarakhand). Climate Change Effects on Agriculture and Economy, Biotech Books, New Delhi, pp 73-80.

For online documentation:

The Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering (2004). 'Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies:Opportunities and Uncertainties', pp.20- 22. Retrieved August, 18 2006 from www.nanotec.org.uk/finalreport.htm

Submission and publication :

Manuscripts should be submitted online as a Microsoft Word file in a single column format at jans.ansfoundation.org. The research papers should be in English in Times New Roman (font size 12, space 1.5). Authors should provide the names of three referees along with the manuscript. Submission of the paper implies that the paper/review article has not been submitted for publication and has not been published elsewhere. The research papers/review articles/short communications would be accepted after proper reviewing and on the final recommendation of the Editor-in-Chief.

The author shall submit processing fee once the manuscript number is allotted. On the receipt of processing fee , MS will come under the review process. On completion of the review process and depending on the quality of MS, it would be accepted for publication. The decision of Editor-in-Chief would be final for the acceptance of MS for publication in the journal. On acceptance of the MS, administrative fee would be charged for publication. It may be noted that the processing fee does not guarantee acceptance of the MS. It will be non-refundable, even if MS is not accepted. Please refer to the Fee and Payment section of our website for the current fee structure.

Proofs :

Galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned within five days of receipt by e-mail. However, on non-receipt of the proof, the care would be taken by the publisher to get the papers corrected and published at the earliest possible.

As part of our Go Green initiative, ANSF has decided not to provide hard copies. This will help us fulfil our environmental commitment to care of the earth for ourselves and generations to come. A secured pdf file of the published research paper/review article would be provided free of cost by e-mail to the corresponding author. Authors will be able to view the manuscript on the journal’s website.

Other contributions

The book reviews/announcements of forthcoming seminars/conferences and their reports/ book reviews/letters to the editors would also be considered by the Editors for publication.