Author Guidelines

Article Type Specifications

Article type Word limit Abstract Table/Figures References (max of)
Full Length Research Paper
Complete report of original research. It is based on findings and methods in sufficient details.
5000, excluding abstract, references, tables and figures 250 Max of 8 50 Please use as current as possible
Full length Review
A comprehensive synthesis and/or analysis of specific topics. A short Introduction giving the rationale for the review should be followed by sections with appropriate subheadings, followed by a conclusions section at the end.
5000, excluding abstract, references, tables and figures 250 Max of 8 150
Mini Review
A brief synthesis and/or analysis of specific topics. A short Introduction giving the rationale for the review should be followed by sections with appropriate subheadings, followed by a conclusions section at the end.
3000, excluding abstract, references, tables and figures 200 Max of 6 80
Short communication (Short Research Paper)
A concise report of research of high quality and broad interest to a journal’s target audience. Usually a short report of interim work or final report of research that does not warrant a full research paper publication.
1500, excluding references 100 Max of 3 15

Author Instructions for manuscript format

Manuscript Format

Manuscript A4 page, double spaced, MS Word, single column, Font Times new roman, Font size 12 point. 1 inch margin on each side. Page number should be included at bottom of page in centre. All lines are to be numbered (for review process)
Charts, Tables, Graphs MS excel or MS word, Preferably JPEG, TIFF format; High quality
Images JPEG, TIFF format; Using maximum possible 150dpi resolution

Structure of Manuscript

Full length Review and Mini Review

Title, authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords, introduction, other sections (depends on each review), conclusions, acknowledgments, references, tables and figures.

Full length Research Paper and Short Communication

Title, authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments, references, tables and figures.

Title Page

Title: A short, informative title and of 150 characters or less. Avoid abbreviations. It must be Bold, 14 size font size.

Author names and affiliation: Complete name of author (s), spell check names. Write affiliation of authors below author names with a lower case superscript letter. Italic and font size 12.

Corresponding author: Corresponding author must be identified with the asterisk. Ensure email address is given for correspondence with corresponding author.

Present/permanent address: If an author moved from the place where originally work was done, a present address may be given as a footnote to that author’s name. Font size 12.

Abstract: A brief and factual abstract is needed. Abstract should be 100-250 words. Abstract must state aim of the study, main results and major conclusions. Abstract should be able to stand alone. Try to avoid references in abstract.

Keywords: Provide 3-6 keywords. Avoid “and” in keywords. Use detectable and established keywords.

Subdivisions

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, then subsection 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ), 2. then subsection 2.1, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Example:
1. INTRODUCTION
2. MATERIALS AND METHODS
  2.1 Materials
  2.2 Sampling
3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
4. CONCLUSIONS

Introduction

Provide adequate background of the study and present aims of the study. Avoid summary of results or detailed literature.

Materials and methods

Complete details must be provided for reproducibility. If a method is already published, only reference is enough.

Results and discussion

A combined results and discussion section is appropriate to avoid repetition of results. Only relevant results should be provided. Discussion explains the importance of results in context of existing literature.

Conclusions

The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section (Maximum 100-250 words). Conclusions must not contain references.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments section must be added after conclusions. Mention here those who have helped in research funding, in write up manuscript and in research.

Figures

Each figure/illustration must have caption, it must not be attached with the figure. In text figure must be denoted as Fig.1. Figure caption must be denoted as “Fig.1.”. Maximum number of figures must be 8. Multiple figures can be expressed as one figure. Figures must be placed at the end of manuscript after references. All figures must be of high quality.

Tables

Maximum number of tables allowed is 8. In text table must be denoted as Table 1. Tables must be placed at the end of manuscript. All tables must be of high quality.

References

Based on CSE style manual 7th edition. Style can be downloaded from endnote styles. Each reference is numbered and sequentially ordered as they appear in the text. In text, reference numbers should be written in line with text. Published conference abstracts, numbered patents and proceedings may be included in reference list. A DOI can be used to cite and link to electronic articles where an article is in-press and full citation details are not yet known, but the article is available online.

References in Text:

The style advocated by CSE suggests that numbers appear in superscript, and appear before punctuation marks (commas or periods).

Example:

These infections may arise from the external auditory meatus in otitis externa, or from the middle ear cavity in otitis media 1. While gram negative bacilli are commonly associated with chronic otitis media particularly Pseudomonas and Proteus sp. 2,3. The effect of CEBs is much better for the mitigation of biofilm compared to that reported by Celin et al. 4. Kim et al. 5 demonstrated that the bacterial strain AH4 degraded.

List of references

Number the references in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Article Reference:

1. Xu H, Liu Y. Reduced microbial attachment by d-amino acid-inhibited AI-2 and EPS production. Water research 2011;45(17):5796-5804.

Book Reference:

2. Andrews K, Miller K, Hoschler O, Stanford P, Hardelid M, Zambon N. Chapter: Book Name. year of publication; volume: pages. Publisher

Website Reference:

References to websites should mention authors (if available), title of the cited page, full URL, and at date accessed.

Conference proceeding:

Vivian VL, editor. Child abuse and neglect: a medical community response. 1st AMA National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect; 1984 Mar 30-31; Chicago. Chicago: American Medical Assoc; 1985. 256 p

Cover Letter to Editor

A word template can be downloaded here

A Signed cover letter in Word or PDF format or scanned copy must be uploaded separately with the manuscript. Cover letter must include:

  • Title of manuscript
  • Authors Names and contribution of each author in paper
  • Novelty statement
  • Any conflict of interest
  • A Statement that It is certified that this manuscript has not been previously published, in whole or in part, and that it is not under consideration by any other journal .
  • All authors certify that all experiments involving animals or human subjects were designed and performed with the compliance with relevant laws regarding human care and use of subjects.
  • All authors have read and agree to author guidelines and editorial policies
  • All authors agree its submission to the Abasyn Journal of life Sciences
  • Sign of the corresponding author with name and affiliation

Submitting Paper

Note: Before submission your paper, make sure:

  • Manuscript is According to journal format
  • Checked for plagiarism
  • All authors agree its submission to AJLS

Manuscript file should be submitted online by uploading at the menu submit papers. If one finds difficulty in uploading, then one can send manuscript as an attachment on email to editor.ajls@abasyn.edu.pk. It is mandatory to include signed covering letter to editor.

For revised manuscript, select revised during submission from the check box. Response to reviewers comments or response to initial check can be submitted in other file (if any).

Files to be uploaded:

  1. Cover Letter* (Download word template)
  2. Manuscript* (Word format)
  3. Conflict of interest file* (Download word template)
  4. Turnitin plagiarism report*
  5. Permission from owner (if any) to reproduce data (table or figures)
  6. Bioethics review Board/institutional committee approval certificate (if experiments involved animals and human subjects)
  7. Other file (if any)
  8. Other file (if any)

Article processing and publishing charges

There is NO FEE for article processing/handling and publishing in AJLS.

Abasyn journal of life sciences is an Open Access journal. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model.