Special Issue: Call for Papers
We welcome submissions for the upcoming special issue of The Applied Biology & Chemistry Journal on Novel therapies to overcome resistance in cancer.
Special Issue Editors
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
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.
Editorial: This type of article expresses a recent events, issues or trends and attempts to formulate a new and unique viewpoints based on an objective analysis of happenings and conflicting/contrary opinions 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. Editorial article may emphasise on recent developments and future directions on a topic as well as independent opinion. It should contain less than 2000 words with one to two illustrations (tables and figures) if required.
It is strongly recommended to prepare your manuscript according to the detailed guidelines given below.
The title page should include the following information
Title of the manuscript
The name(s) of the author(s) and a clear notation of the author contribution
The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, department, city, state, country
A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author
Include the direct link of the ORCiD of the author(s), if available. ORCiD of the corresponding author is mandatory.
A concise running title (maximum 54 characters; including spaces)
The address information furnished with the affiliation(s), will be also be published. The author(s) who is/are temporarily don't have any affiliations, only their city, country and email addresses will be picked up for publication.
A sole author who is temporarily unaffiliated can submit their manuscript as an independent or freelance researcher. Their article type is limited to Review, and Mini-review and cannot publish Original Research or Short-communications.
All manuscripts should include the following sections under the heading 'Declarations'. If any of these sections do not apply to your manuscript, then write 'Not applicable' for that section.
Authors' contributions: Authorship should be assigned only to those who have a substantial contribution to the reported work or study in either of the following categories: conceived of the idea or designed the study, conducted the research, analyzed the data, contributed new methods or models or wrote the paper.
Funding: Please add the funding details for the reported work. Please verify the accuracy of the furnished details carefully.
Acknowledgments: Any support or assistance provided which is not covered in the author contributions or funding section can be duly acknowledged in this section. Authors may add administrative and technical support or donations in kind (e.g., materials provided for experiments) in this section.
Conflict of Interest: Declare conflicts of interest, if any.
Ethical approval: Include appropriate permissions or waivers.
Availability of data, material and codes: Data transparency, software application or custom codes
Consent for participation & publication: Include appropriate statements.
The abstract should not exceed 200 words. For research articles, abstracts should give a relevant synopsis of the work. We strongly recommend authors to use the following structure of abstracts but without headings: (1) Background: Highlighting the purpose of the study and place the question addressed in a broad context; (2) Methods: Briefly describing the main method or approach in the study; (3) Results: Summarizing the article's main outcomes; and (4) Conclusions: Indicating the final interpretations. The abstract should be written as an objective illustration of the article, and it must not comprise results, which are not presented and validated in the main text and should not overstate the core conclusions.
Keywords: List three to seven relevant keywords explicit to the article separated by (;), and are reasonably common in the subject area. Please ensure that your article is optimized for search engines. Keywords should appear in the title, abstract and throughout your article in order to increase your article's online visibility.
Abbreviations: Abbreviations in the main text should be expanded/ defined at first mention and then used consistently thereafter. A list of abbreviations should be provided after the keywords, however, it is not mandatory if the universally defined abbreviations are mainly used. The following should be the format for preparing the list of abbreviations (in alphabetical order):
TABCJ : The Applied Biology & Chemistry Journal
TLA : Three letter acronym
Main Text Formatting
The main text should be prepared on the word processer (e.g., MS word) and submitted as a .docx file.
Use a standard, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times New Roman) for text.
Use double-spacing in the text
Use italics for emphasis.
Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
Use no more than three levels of demonstrated headings.
Do not use field functions.
Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
Use the equation editor for equations.
Main text of the manuscript should be divided into following numbered sections:
Materials and methods
This section may be divided into subsections and subsubsections
This section should be separated from the results and also should not recapitulate the results
This section is not a mandatory requirement until and unless the discussion is unusually long or complex.
This section is not a mandatory requirement, but can be added if there are patents resulting from the work reported in this manuscript.
The headings of the review articles, mini-reviews, perspectives and editorial is of the authors' choice and they can select the headings as per the demand of the article.
The Applied Biology & Chemistry Journal (TABCJ) uses TABCJ - Vancouver Reference Style that follows a system of numbers in square brackets within the text when you are citing a work, and a numbered reference list at the end of your document. If you cite the same source more than once, use the same citation number for all citations. In-text numbers are matched to an entry in the Reference List. See the examples:
Citations within the text
 Hisakata R, Nishida S, Johnston A (2016). An adaptable metric shapes perceptual space. Curr Biol; 26:1911–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.047.
 Musk E (2006). The secret Tesla Motors master plan (just between you and me). Tesla Blog. https://www.tesla.com/blog/secret-tesla-motors-master-plan-just-between-you-and-me (accessed September 29, 2016).
 Hogue CWV (2001). Structure databases. In: Baxevanis AD, Ouellette BFF, editors. Bioinformatics. 2nd ed., New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience; p. 83–109.
 Sambrook J, Russell DW (2001). Molecular cloning: a laboratory manual. 3rd ed. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: CSHL Press.
Comes at the end of your document;
Lists all the sources you have cited;
Lists publications in the order they are given in your text (not alphabetically), giving a numerical reference followed by the full reference for the publication you are citing
Contains full details of the sources you have cited, including DOI and PubMed ID if available.
If the table contains the reference citations, then the references should be cited in accordance with the text after which the table should come in the content, i.e., where the table is cited for the first time within the text.
Figure legends should be placed and numbered sequentially after References. It should be inclusive and each subfigure should be mentioned in the legend itself.
Figures and Schemes should be numbered sequentially. Citation of figures should use the following format: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, ..., .... Parts in a figure can be identified by A, B, C, D, ... and cited as Fig. 2A, Fig. 2B, Fig. 2C.
Figures should be of high quality and the following are the resolutions for different types of figures: for line arts, it must be at least 1200 dpi, for color photos 600 dpi or higher, and for single tone or black and white photos 600dpi or higher. Internet downloaded graphics are not acceptable because those graphics having 72 dpi resolution that is too low for satisfactory reproduction. The figures should be placed separately one figure per page format. It is recommended to submit the highest quality figures as an upload during online submission through the manuscript submission form. Please remove the word "Figure" or "Fig" from the image itself.
Tables should be created/formatted using Microsoft Word table format. Tables must be editable, and not as images. Tables should be numbered sequentially and should use the following format: Table 1, Table 2, ..., .... Do not abbreviate the word "Table" to "Tab.". The table should be placed within the text
Supplemental data can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information for the completeness of the manuscript. This is a section wherein authors can provide details and data which are crucial to understanding the research but that would disrupt the flow of the main text. All supplemental data must be cited in the main text. Figures, Tables, etc. in the supplemental data should be labeled starting with ‘S’, e.g., Fig. S1, Fig. S2, Table S1, Table S2, etc.