A style manual comprising pertinent information for authors is given here. Kindly consult this for maintaining consistency in presentation. Your manuscript should be submitted in clear and readable English. Your work should conform to high editorial standards and consistency in style. In order to ensure high quality, we prefer that your final draft is reviewed. You may acknowledge the reviewer in your chapter.


 Please provide your manuscript electronically in MS Word 2007.

 The text must be in double space.

 Font: Times Roman (size 10 points).

 Page number should be in the centre at the bottom of the page.

 Use standard abbreviations and avoid nonstandard abbreviations.Use hr for hour, min for minute, sec for seconds, yr for      year, mon for month, wk for week, d for day. Do not add 's' to create plural. (E.g., 6 yr, 4 mon). Use 'Fig.' if singular and 'Figs.' for      plural. (e.g., Fig. 8; Figs. 9 and 10).

 Do not abbreviate names of months in the text.

 Do not abbreviate the Genus and Species names.

 Genus and species name, et al., in situ, in vitro, in vivo should be in italics

 The text should be in third person only.If the authors/editors prefer, they may use first person. However, which narrative style       is decided upon should be used consistently throughout the book.

 The text should be in third person only.If the authors/editors prefer, they may use first person. However, which narrative       style is decided upon should be used consistently throughout the book.

 Use double quotation marks " ….." for quoted information only.

 Use the symbol % only with numerals in tables and figures. Do not leave space between the number and the symbol %. In       the text use the word percentage (e.g., percentage of infestation).

 Use 'per' rather than slash unless reporting measurements in unit to unit. (e.g., arthropods per gall and not        arthropods/gall; mg/mm2 and not mg per mm2.


1) Title

2) Author address and E.mail ID.

3) Introduction

4) Text

5) Conclusions and Prespectives

6) Key words for index

7) Acknowledgments (if any)

8) References


 Align the full name and all the contact details (full postal address, telephone and facsimile numbers, E.mail ID) of all authors at      the upper right, below the title.

 Provide the chapter title in full, starting from the centre and use bold face upper case fonts.

 Tables should be placed at the appropriate places.

 Tables should be selfexplanatory without reference to the text.

 Title for the tables is must and it should be in bold face letters.

 Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numericals (Table - 1, Table - 2, etc) and each table must start on a       separate page at the end of the manuscript.

 Any footnote should be typed at the bottom of the table in italic.

 The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form.


 Tables should be submitted as MS-word, not as PDF or embedded image or any other forms.

 Provide the chapter title in full, starting from the centre and use bold face upper case fonts.


 All figures including photographs should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (Figure - a, Figure - 2, etc).

 Figures bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure.

 Figures should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or Powerpoint before       pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file.


 At the end of their chapters authors should include a list of keywords (minimum 5 and maximum 15) which can be used for      preparing a subject index for the book.


 Cite only those articles published or formally accepted for publication (in press).

 Check and include all the references mentioned in the text.

 Include adequate information to enable the reader to access cited materials (e.g., citations of books and conference       proceedings must include name and location [city and state or country of the publisher].

 Don't abbreviate journal names.


Single Author
(Parker, 2011); Parker (2011)

Two Authors
(Smayda and Reynolds, 2012); Smayda and Reynolds (2012)

More than Two Authors
(Falkowski et al., 1998); Falkowski et al. (1998)

Multiple Citations
(Braarud, 1945; Ballek and Swift, 1986; Figuiras et al., 2013)

Multiple Publications by the Same Author(s)
(Anderson, 1989a, b, c, d, e, f; 1997; 2009)


Published Journal Articles

Single Author
Sournia, A. (1974). Circadian periodicities in natural populations of marine phytoplankton. Advances in Marine Biology, 12(2): 325 - 389.

Single Author; More than one Publication in the Same Year
Smayda, T. J. (1997a). What is a bloom? A commentary. Limnology and Oceanography, 42(5): 1132-1136.
Smayda, T. J. (1997b). Harmful algal blooms: their ecophysiology and general relevance to phytoplankton blooms in the sea. Limnology and Oceanography, 42(5): 1137-1153.

Two Authors
Veldhuis, M. J and W. Admiral. (1985). Transfer of photosynthetic products in gelatinous colonies of Phaeocystis pouchetti (Haptophyceae) and its effect on measurement of excretion rate. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 26(2): 301 - 304.

More than Two Authors
Johannsen, M., U. Gneveckow, K. Taymoorian, B. Thiesen, N. Waldofner, R. Scholz, K. Jung, A. Jordan, P. Wust and S.A. Loening. (2007). Morbidity and quality of life during thermotherapy using magnetic nanoparticles in locally recurrent prostate cancer: results of a prospective phase I trial. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 23(2): 315 - 323.

Lin, T.H., H.C. Kuo, F.P. Chou and F.J. Lu. (2008). Berberine enhances inhibition of glioma tumor cell migration and invasiveness mediated by arsenic trioxide. BMC Cancer, 8(1): 5 - 8.
Authored Book
Boucher, P. (2008). Nanotechnology - Legal Aspects. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Chapter in an edited book
Kim, D and Y. H. Bae. (2009). Polymeric carriers for anticancer drugs. pp. 207-243. In: Y. Lu and R.I. Mahato (eds.). Pharmaceutical Perspectives of Cancer Therapeutics. Springer, New York.

Paper from Conference Proceedings
Cherukuri, P., C. J. Gannon, T. K. Leeuw, H. K. Schmidt, R. E. Smalley, S. A. Curley and R. B. Weisman. (2006). Mammalian pharmacokinetics of carbon nanotubes using intrinsic near-infrared fluorescence. Proceedings in National Academy of Science, USA, 103: 18882 - 18886.

Swanson, M. (1997). Estuarine measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence with high temporal resolution. M.S. Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Onyuksel, H and I. Rubinstein. (2001). Materials and methods for making improved micelle compositions. U.S. Patent # 6, 221, 886.