The Applied Biology & Chemistry Journal (TABCJ)

ISSN: 2582-8789 (online)

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.

Click here to download the invitation brochure.

Brief overview

Drug resistance is currently a major limiting factor in the successful treatment of any cancer. It is essential to decipher the underlying resistance pathways to frame novel therapeutic strategies. This special issue is created to highlight the latest research and recent developments into mechanistic insights and rational approaches to design therapies aimed to overcome the resistance in cancer. The selected articles will cover a range of innovative topics including novel targets, signaling pathways, mechanisms, and therapeutic strategies pertaining to drug resistance.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Shailender Singh Chauhan (Lead Editor)

Assistant Scientific Investigator,

Cellular and Molecular Medicine,

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Dr. Neha Singh (Guest Editor)

Scientist III,

University of Arizona Cancer Center,

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Important Dates:

Manuscript submission deadline: 15th November 2021

Decision notification (Reject/ minor/ major revision): 10th December 2021

Revised manuscript due date: 10th February 2022

Final decision: 28th February 2022

Submission guidelines

Authors from academia and industry working on the above research topics are invited to submit original manuscripts that have not been published and are not currently under review by other journals or conferences. Previously published conference papers should be clearly identified by the authors at the submission stage and an explanation should be provided about how such papers have been extended. At least 30% of new content is expected.

Papers should be prepared by following manuscript preparation instructions for authors of The Applied Biology & Chemistry Journal at, and the authors should submit their manuscript based on the following steps:

1. Submit manuscript through the manuscript submission portal of The Applied Biology & Chemistry Journal.

2. In the ‘Additional Information’ section, answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Does this manuscript belong to a special issue?

3. Select ‘SI: Novel therapies to overcome resistance in cancer’.

The review process will be done by following the standard review process of this journal with, in general, two reviewing rounds. After this, special issue editors will make their initial decision and the Chief Editor will send the final decision.

Publishing an article in The Applied Biology & Chemistry Journal requires a nominal Article Processing Charge of INR 5000 (for Indian authors) and 150 USD (for international authors) that will be billed to the author after the acceptance of an article for publication. No additional page charges or fees for online color images will be charged. For payment, please fill in the manuscript ID, provided by TABCJ after submission, in the 'Purpose of Payment' section.

Note: These publication charges are applicable to invited authors also.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Article Types

  • 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.

Manuscript Preparation

It is strongly recommended to prepare your manuscript according to the detailed guidelines given below.

Title Page

The title page should include the following information

  • Article type

  • 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:

  1. Introduction

  2. Materials and methods

  3. Results

This section may be divided into subsections and subsubsections

3.1 Subsection

3.1.1 Subsubsection

4. Discussion

This section should be separated from the results and also should not recapitulate the results

5. Conclusion

This section is not a mandatory requirement until and unless the discussion is unusually long or complex.

6. Patents

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



[1] Hisakata R, Nishida S, Johnston A (2016). An adaptable metric shapes perceptual space. Curr Biol; 26:1911–5.

[2] Musk E (2006). The secret Tesla Motors master plan (just between you and me). Tesla Blog. (accessed September 29, 2016).

[3] Hogue CWV (2001). Structure databases. In: Baxevanis AD, Ouellette BFF, editors. Bioinformatics. 2nd ed., New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience; p. 83–109.

[4] Sambrook J, Russell DW (2001). Molecular cloning: a laboratory manual. 3rd ed. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: CSHL Press.

Reference List:

  • 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

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

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.