Guidelines

Biomirror publishes research and review articles in Biology and related technologies. The thrust areas include:

BRANCHES

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

CANCER BIOLOGY

IMMUNOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES

CLINICAL MEDICINE

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

MICROBIOLOGY

STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

MOLECULAR EVOLUTION

NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOENGINEERING

TISSUE ENGINEERING

ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

BIOINFORMATICS

ALGORITHMS IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

GENOMICS & PROTEOMICS

TRANSCRIPTOMICS & METABOLOMICS

BIOSTATISTICS

COMPUTER-AIDED DISCOVERIES IN SEQUENCE AND STRUCTURE DATABASES

BIOCHEMISTRY

STEM CELL RESEARCH AND THERAPY

PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

Therefore, the corresponding author is requested to mention the branches which come under either pharmaceutical or biological sciences for their manuscript in their cover letter.

COVER LETTER 

During submission of the article, a covering letter should be enclosed with following details:

i. Authors full address with ZIP code and telephone / fax number.

ii. The type of article (Research or Review) along with the title and the type of branch (for branch kindly see "Branches" under JOURNAL or GUIDELINES tabs of this journal) under which the article to be published should be mentioned.

iii. The corresponding author should mention the undertaking that if any animal studies carried was in accordance with their country or institutional ethical committee and also state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis).

RESEARCH ARTICLE

These articles should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and experimental procedure which should be given in required details for others to verify the work. The article can be up to 2500 words excluding references and abstract. For proper referring and fast publication all manuscript should be grammatically correct.Additional fee may be charged by the Editor for correction if the manuscript has extensive grammatical mistakes which would be intimated to the corresponding author before final acceptance.

The manuscript should be prepared in English using "MS Word" with 2cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. "Times New Roman" font should be used. The font size should be of 12pt but main subheadings may be of 14pt. All plant and microorganism's scientific names should be written in italic.All research article should be typed double spaced and should have the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Key words,Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion,Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References.

TITLE PAGE

This section should start on a new page and should detail the problems,experimental approach, major findings and conclusion in one paragraph and should appear on the second page. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams and references in the abstract.It should be single spaced and should not exceed 150 words for full papers.The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation and relating the manuscript to similar previous research. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.

ABSTRACT

This section must contain specific details about the materials studied, instruments used, specialized chemicals source and related experimental details which allows other research worker to reproduce the results. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.

KEYWORDS

Author(s) must give about 4-6 key words which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract.

INTRODUCTION

The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation and relating the manuscript to similar previous research. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

This section must contain specific details about the materials studied, instruments used, specialized chemicals source and related experimental details which allows other research worker to reproduce the results. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.

RESULT AND DISSCUSSIONS

The results should be concisely presented. Results and discussion may be separate or combined based on the author's requirement. Tables and figures should be designed to maximize the comprehension of the experimental data. The interpreted results should be explained clearly in discussions and should relate them to the existing knowledge in the field as clearly as possible. Tables, Graphs and figures (Illustrations) should be inserted in to the main text at respective place where they should appear when published and should have appropriate numbers and titles with an explanatory heading. The table, graph and figures heading may have smaller font titles but should not be less than 10 pt in size. Labels of the table, graph and figures MUST be in the text form and should not form part of the image. Color photographs and illustrations (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs etc) must be clean originals or digital files would be charged that may be intimated along with the acceptance letter. Those photographs must be clear and sharp. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow the following guidelines.

  • Authors full address with ZIP code and telephone / fax number.
  • 300dpi or higher sized to fit journal page.
  • JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PDF formats are preferred

This section can be kept at the end of the manuscript before reference section and should not be more than 50 words. This section can be used to acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to acknowledge funding, donated resources or significant contribution to the research.

REFERENCES

References to the literature cited for the manuscript should be numbered in order of appearance in the manuscript and cited in the text with superscript numbers. The reference number should follow the following format.

FOR REFERENCE FORMAT

Briz V, Poveda E, Soriano V (2006) HIV entry inhibitors: mechanisms of action and resistance pathways. J Antimicrob Chemother 574: 619-627.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Organization of the review article is at the author's discretion and must be at a length of 3000 words excluding references and abstract. Abstract and key words are required. Tables, figures, illustrations and references are to be arranged according to research papers.




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