International Journal of Applied Biochemistry (IJAB) publishes original articles on biochemistry and microbiology that have or may have practical applications. The studies include: enzymes and mechanisms of enzymatic reactions, biosynthesis of low and high molecular physiologically active compounds; the studies of their structure and properties; biogenesis and pathways of their regulation; metabolism of producers of biologically active compounds, biocatalysis in organic synthesis, applied genetics of microorganisms, applied enzymology; protein and metabolic engineering, biochemical bases of phytoimmunity, applied aspects of biochemical and immunochemical analysis; biodegradation of xenobiotics; biosensors; biomedical research (without clinical studies).
Along with experimental works, the journal publishes descriptions of fundamentally new research techniques and reviews on selected topics. Review articles are solicited by the editorial board.
The main focus of the journal is on biological issues, therefore, neither the details of engineering and technological features of processes nor preliminary communications, incomplete works, or arbitrary fragments of reports are published.
Manuscripts submitted for publication should meet the following criteria: validity of data, clarity, conciseness, reproducibility of results, and compliance with manuscript requirements. In discussing the results, it is mandatory to set forth a sound conclusion on the novelty of content submitted for publication.
The manuscript should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized-paper (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins on all sides. Times New Roman font 12 pt should be used. The fonts used in the text as well as graphics should be restricted to Times New Roman, and Symbol.
The title page should contain a clear, concise and informative title of the article followed by the names and affiliations of the authors. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution, city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to the author's name. The Corresponding Author must indicate his or her complete mailing address, office/cellular phone number, fax number, and email address at the lower left of the Title Page.
The abstract should not more than 200 words and should contain objectives, material and methods, Results and Conclusions. Reviews and mini reviews also require an abstract. Abstract should not be structured. Abstract must be followed by four-six keywords.
This should be brief and indicates aim of the study and the essential back ground information. Introduction should clearly state the hypothesis or purpose statement, how and why the purpose or hypothesis was developed and why the author deems it important.
Material and methods
Please provide concise but complete information about the material and the analytical, statistical and experimental procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented. The use of subheadings to divide the text is encouraged. Primary headings should be in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS. Secondary or subheadings should be in Bold sentence case. Third level subheadings should be in Italicized sentence Case. In case of animal/human experiments or clinical trials authors must give the details of ethical approval.
Result and Discussion
Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section. In this part, the same data/ information given in a table must not be repeated in a figure, or vice versa. Tables and Figures should be self explanatory and it is not acceptable to repeat extensively the numerals from tables into text and give lengthy and unnecessary explanations of the Tables and Figures. Discussion should relate the results to current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field.
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
Reference should be cited in the text by author’s last name & year.
Single author: the author's name (without initials) and the year of publication eg. (Martin, 2009).
Two authors: Last name of both the authors and year of publication should be used i.e. (Mishra and Ahmed, 2010).
Three or more authors: first author's name followed by et al and year of publication i.e. (Das et al., 2012).
References should be arranged in alphabetical order and further shorted in chronological manner.
Ramesh CK, Rehman A, Prabhakar BT, Vijay Avin BR, Aditya Rao SJ. Antioxidant potential in sprouts vs. seeds of Vigna radiata and Macrotyloma uniflorum. J App Pharm Sci, 2011; 1:99-103.
Reference to a book:
Vyas SP, Khar RK. 2001. Targeted and controlled drug delivery. New Delhi, India: CBS Publisher and Distributor.
Chapter in an edited book:
Chandrasekaran SK, Benson H, Urquhart J. 1978. Methods to achieve controlled drug delivery: The biomedical engineering approach. In: Robinson JR, ed. Sustained and Controlled Release Drug Delivery Systems. New York: Marcel Dekker 557-93.
Webpage with authors:
Anchal Sankhyan and Pravin Pawar. 2013. Recent Trends in Niosome as Vesicular Drug Delivery System. [ONLINE] Available at: http://ojs.mainspringer.com/index.php/ijab. [Accessed 08 August 2013].
Webpage without authors:
How to cite web reference. 2013. Available at: http://ojs.mainspringer.com/index.php/ijab/ guidelines.php [Accessed 08 August 2013].
Webpage with no date:
How to cite web reference. Available at: http://ojs.mainspringer.com/index.php/ijab guidelines .php [Accessed 08 August 2013].
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included at the end of the manuscript on separate pages. Tables should be created with a word processor and cited consecutively in the text. To ensure the highest print quality, your figures must be submitted in TIF format with minimum 300 dpi or higher resolutions. Captions/legends will be placed below figures and adjusted to 10 font size.
Standard abbreviations should be used throughout the manuscript. All nonstandard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be defined in the text following their first use.
Article Processing Charges (APCs)
Authors are required to pay Rs. 1500/- INR (Indian Authors) or USD 75 (foreign authors) for APCs upon acceptance of manuscript. APCs are applicable only to the accepted articles.
Authors are required to send a covering letter along with the manuscript undertaking that, "manuscript has not been published so far/communicated to some other journal". The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full address, email ID and telephone/fax numbers.