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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions to the Authors to Submit Manuscript in PJBMB


The speed of the publication depends greatly upon following the guidelines for authors. The manuscript, carefully prepared in the style of this journal, should be submitted electronically containing a full version of the manuscript in double space on A4 size pages. Title page with author name and address, each figure, table, illustration, and legends should be on a separate page.

The manuscript should include an abstract, a brief introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgments (if any) references, and 5 keywords. Addresses should include the full postal address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence. Contributions are acceptable under any of the following section headings.

Original Articles describing substantial original research undertaken according to the scope of this Journal.
Short Communications consists of brief technical views; not more than 800 words, one figure and table, and not more than six references.
Review Articles are generally invited articles.
Letters to the Editor normally be less than 400 words and be sent to the Editor-in-Chief on the matters related to published articles in the Journal or specific views within the scope of the Journal.

It should be brief indicating the contents concisely and adequately.


All figures, tables, and photographs with proper titles, drawn in Microsoft word or excel should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. All Photographic material should be provided in “camera-ready” form, trimmed to the required size and format. Colored diagrams can be incorporated on payment for the additional cost incurred in their printing. The title of the figures should be given at the bottom of the figures. The title of the tables should be given on the top of the tables.


The references should be written in the sequence of author(s) name(s) with the surname appearing first, complete title of the article, the abbreviated name of the journal in italics in proper abbreviated form, year, volume, and the page(s). Reference to books should be in the sequence of name(s) of the author(s), the title of the chapter, the title of the book, edition, editor(s), publisher, city and country of publication, year, and the page(s). The accuracy of the reference is the responsibility of the authors. References in the text should be numbered in the sequence as these appear.

Examples of the references

Journal: Chandra AK, Medda S and Bhadra AK. Changes of activin A secretion in gestational disease. J. Ferment. Technol. 1980; 58: 1–10.

Book: Broze Jr. GJ and Mietich JP. In: Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, Third Edition, Editors: Colman RW, Hirsh J, Marder VJ and Salzman EW, JB Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1994; pp 145-326.


Symbols and abbreviations should be those currently used in this journal and conventionally used in the subjects of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Authors should not create new abbreviations and acronyms.

Reproduced Materials

Any previously published data of any author should have written consent from the authors/publishers for publication in PJBMB.


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