Original Research Articles: Please furnish title, full author information, an abstract (not more than 200 words) and a set of keywords on the title page. Supplementary information may be published if necessary within the manuscript. Authors are encouraged to be concise and comprehensive although there are no limitations on the size of a research paper.
Short Communication offers brief or sometimes initial but ground-breaking research findings that might be less important than a full original research article. Short Communication is limited to 3000 words. It should include an abstract and a set of keywords, the outcomes and conclusions. The conclusion should be combined with the Results and Discussion Section. It should have a separate section for Materials and Methods. The total number of displays (figures and/or tables) should not be more than 4 and the number of references is limited to 30.
Review should be authoritative syntheses of topics of high interest to audience written by leaders in their fields. It is expected from the review to survey and discuss the current developments in a research area; and it should be well engrossed and systematized. A maximum of 6-8 illustrations (figure/table) and not more than 8000 words should be included in the review. Authors should avoid general text-book style while preparing the manuscript of this kind.
Mini-review: This is the article wherein author can discuss current trends in science and research, in general, that would be of interest to readers. Mini-review may also include interdisciplinary topics, science policy, science ethics and science administration and/or controversial topics, viewpoints and aspects of the application of biology and technology to human needs or their impact on society/ecosystem. It is limited to a maximum of 3-5 illustrations (figure/table) and not more than 4000 words should be included in the mini-review.
Perspectives: This type of article expresses a new and unique viewpoint on existing research problems, fundamental perceptions or ubiquitous notions on a specific subject. The author needs to have in-depth knowledge of the topic. It is considered as secondary literature, since it does not involve original research findings, and have immense value-addition to the prevailing plethora of literature. It supports a new hypothesis or discusses the inferences of a novel applied idea. Perspectives may emphasise on recent developments and future directions on a topic and may comprise original data as well as independent opinion. It should contain less than 3000 words and a short abstract of around 150 words. It should not have more than two illustrations (tables and figures) if required.