Guidelines for authors
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Sindh University Research Journal (Sci. Ser.) publishes original scientific research papers in various fields. Papers must describe new and valuable information. Manuscripts should be unpublished, neither accepted nor under consideration elsewhere. The authors must carefully check all the symbols, abbreviations and technical terms for accuracy,consistency and readability and ensure that the manuscript,along with illustrations, meets the requirements outlined below.
CATEGORIES OF PAPERS
Regular Papers: Regular papers must be complete reports in final terms. The usual format of the paper includes Abstract,Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results Discussion, Acknowledgment (if any) and the References.
Short Communications: It should describe an important finding or conclusion that is of particular interest to justify its publication in preliminary form and should not exceed two printed pages.
The paper may be submitted to Executive Editor by E- mail: ( JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING )
Three legible copies of the paper, double spaced, typed or its diskette may be submitted. All pages of the manuscript must be numbered consecutively including those carrying references,tables, figures and captions to the illustrations. Both the drawing and photographs are to be numbered as figures in a common sequence and each must be referred in the text. A separate list of typed captions should be attached.
The title page should be in this order, from the top:
(a) RUNNING TITLE: it should be no longer than 60 characters,including spaces.
(b) TITLE OF THE ARTICLE: It should be brief and specific. If a paper forms part of series, this should be given in consecutive parts with roman numbers.
(c) FULL NAME AND ADDRESS: names of authors and addresses must be given, indicating the name, address, Fax No, telephone number and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Abstract: Preferably not more then 150 words to acquaint the readers with important inferences of study.
Keywords: At least three key words must be provided.
Introduction: Introduction should explain the purpose and background of the subject under study, giving reference to already published work giving author’s name and year, as Shameel (2001) / (Shameel, 2001). In case of more than two authors only the first author be mentioned in the text followed byet al.
Materials and Methods: This section should describe the experimental procedure with sufficient details which could be reproduced by other researchers.
Results: The results should contain the description of tables,figures and inferences in detail.
Discussion: This section should explain the findings, contradiction (if any) in the light of earlier published literature in the particular field of study.
Illustrations: Each figure and table must be numbered such as:Fig. 1 or Table 1 with their appropriate captions or headings on separate sheets. Figures must be drawn with black ink in clean uniform lines on tracing paper. Good quality photographs be provided on glossy paper. Illustrations must be drawn to fit into
single column size (8 cm) or 2 column size (16 cm) on reduction. Magnifications should be indicated in the legend by scale or figures. For composite figures, mounting should be done carefully with even spacing. Computer generated illustrations must be of artistic quality with proportionate lines and lettering.
Structural Formula: if a structural formula is given, simply show the structure of the compound that is the subject of the paper, it needs no figure number or legend, but if a number of formula are given to show the steps in a reaction, the formula should be the steps in a reaction, the formula should be numbered as figures or as Scheme 1, Scheme 2.The size of structural formula should be proportionate to the size of a figure.
Units: standard systems of units should be used in the same paper. Use IUPAC rules for units and abbreviations.
Photographs: Three sets of original photographs are required,one set mounted on lightweight white card board, ready forre production. Two other sets are to be used for review purpose.
Tables: All tables must be numbered serially in Arabic numerals and placed at the end of the text. Tables with brief titles and contents should be self explanatory. Non-standard abbreviations should be avoided and if used must be defined at the bottom of the tables.
References are to be arranged alphabetically.Terms “Ibid” or“idem” should be replaced by full reference. The authors must ensure that references cited as “ in press” have been accepted for publication in the cited journal. Manuscripts which do not contain updated references are likely to be rejected even prior to peer reviewing. References at the end of the paper must be written according to the following examples.
Khan, A.S. (2004) Uptake of glycolipids by Mycoplasmacapricolummembranes. Pak. J. Biotech. 1 (1) : 43-47. Jafri, S.I. H., N.T. Narejo and S.A. Shaikh, (2003) Toxic effects of hexavalent Chromium on fingerlings of a commercial carp, Labeorohita(Teleostei). Pak. J. Zool. 35 (1) : 15 -19.
Papers in Proceedings/Symposia:
Mirza, M.R. and N.A. Bhatti, (1999) Biodiversity of the freshwater fishes of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. Proc. Sem. “Aquatic biodiversity of Pakistan, (Q.B.Kazmi and M. A.Kazmi, eds.) MRCRC, University of Karachi, pp.
Books: Barton, D.H.R. (1979) Comprehensive Organic Chemistry, Vol. IV, 2nd Edition, Pregamon Press, Oxford, England, pp. 405-408.
Thesis: Zafar, M. (1992) Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology, Ph.D. Thesis, Free University, Brussels, Belgium. P. 250.On acceptance of paper the corresponding author may order thedesired number of reprints at the rate of Rs. 6 per page.Original manuscripts, completed according to above specifications, be addressed to the Executive Editor, Sindh University Research Journal (Sci. Ser.), Department of Fresh Water Biology and Fisheries, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.