Society has the right of returning even the revised article to authors who
have not followed Guidelines of the journal.
1. Following types of research information will be considered for
publication in the periodical:
A. Complete information (paper) on original research given in 12-14 pages
typed in double space. It should not be split into parts or different
B. Short communications of approximately 5-6 pages typed in double space
that either describe complete results of research but do not require
comprehensive treatment or deals with new techniques or materials with
data. This type of information does not require different headings.
C. Research review articles are also considered for publication. The
review articles must point out lacunae in the research conducted so far
and should not be mere review of literature. It should also contain
possible future lines of research or thrust areas.
D. The authors are requested to ensure that their articles have direct
bearing on the subject or open grounds for productive research.
2. All the authors must check that their papers contain all the sections
mentioned hereunder and placed in that order:
a. Title of article (concise, informative and should also be specific to
content and written in active voice).
b. A short title of not more than 40-50 letters should be given for folio
c. Name (s) of contributor (s), postal address (es) and place, where the
research work was carried out, up to PIN code). Present complete postal
address (es) of author (s) with e-mail address (for sending proofs) is
given as footnote in the first coloumn of the first page.
d. The Abstract should be written in complete sentences containing not
more than 300 words giving brief account of aim, materials and methods,
results and discussion as well as conclusion. The abstract should be
specific and not indicative. It should be complete, year of study, place
of study should be mentioned. Significant results with data should find
place in the abstract.
e. Keywords (not more than 6 entries).
f. Introduction (does not require any heading). It should be written in
10-15 sentences having latest references of 2-3 years besides having some
old most important references. The introduction should be written as:
i.Importance of subject, plant species studied.
ii.Research work carried out so far on this subject.
iii.What initiated the author(s) to start this work?. Whether lack of
information or availability of meagre information.
iv.Objective or aim of research.
g. Materials and Methods should provide relevant details of the plant
species studied and methods used. Name of the place where experiment was
conducted with year of experimentation. If the methods used are well
known, cite references only. If any modification is made, details should
be given so that others can utilize the modified procedure. Data should be
statistically analysed. Metric measurements should be used and dosages
should be given in SI units. Only standard abbreviations should be used.
h. Results and Discussion: This section, of research paper is the backbone
of the article and both should be combined to avoid repetition. It should
be supported with Tables or Graphs but not both. These should be prepared
as per layout of the journal. Colour plates are accepted. Colour print
should be of high resolution to get better results. Describe important
results and discuss them immediately with scientific reasoning. Conform or
contradict results of earlier workers with citing references. Avoid
details of other workers until these required for specific reasons. Also
avoid giving data in the text as these can be seen from Tables or Graphs.
i. Conclusion (without heading) should be written after results and
discussion and should not be of more than one paragraph and be written
very clearly though some speculation are permitted. Do not use
abbreviation and citation in this part.
j. Acknowledgement should be brief and informative.
k. References should be typed in double space and in alphabetical orders.
Recent issue of the journal should be consulted for style. Spell out names
of all periodicals. In case of books, give edition, relevant page range
with the name of the publisher and place of publication. Names of the
editors must be given.
l. Figures and Tables should be printed or typed on separate sheets.
m. Short title for folio heading should be supplied separately.
n. Diagrams and figures can be in black and white or colour photographs as
closely assembled. Figures should be in JPEG format. Each plate should be
suitable for single or double coloumn width reproduction of 8.5 cm or 18.0
cm respectively. The plates are numbered consecutively as Fig. 1, 2, 3 and
are referred so in the text and legend. Legends should Individual figures
in each plate should be labelled as A, B, C (omit alphabets I, l and O) in
the right hand lower corner.
o. References: Please see the recent issue of the journal for the
references which should be arranged alphabetically. Please make sure that
all the references in the text are listed in the references and
vice-versa. Titles of the periodicals should be abbreviated according the
word list of scientific periodicals. Please see the following:
Journal article: Abid R 2006. Reproductive biology of Abutilon fruticosum
Guill. & Perr. Int. J. Biol. Biotech. 3 543-545.
Sharma Divya & Rana Anita 2009. Reproductive biology of Duranta repens L.
(Verbenaceae) in relation to its environment. J. Plant Repro. Biol. 1(1)
Abid R, Alam J & Qaiser M 2010. Pollination mechanism and role of insects
in Abutilon indicum (L.). Sweet. Pak. J. Bot. 42 1395-1399.
Book: Shivanna KR 2003. Pollen Biology and Biotehnology. Oxford & IBH
Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
References cited in printed books: Chen T, Wu X, Chen Y, Bohm N, Lin J &
Smaj J 2007. Pollen and pollen tube proteomics. In: Plant Proteomics. pp.
270-282. Smaj J & Thelen J (eds.). Princeton University Press, Princeton,
New Jersey, USA, in Association with the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx,
Certificate: The author(s) are requested to send an article certificate
signed by all the authors along with the covering letter stating that the
article is based on their original research and all the authors agree to
publish it in The International Journal of Plant Reproductive Biology.
PHEOLOGICAL INFORMATION SERVICE: Phenological information of 1-2 pages
shout a species or many of a family can be sent for publication free of
cost by the member of the society.
Manuscript submission: The manuscript should be submitted on line either
to the Chief Editor: Prof. S.V.S. Chauhan on firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
firstname.lastname@example.org or direct to a member of the editorial board of
Society of Reproductive Biology are expected from all the contributors
that the manuscript should have their original work and not published
elsewhere All parties are also expected to conform to common standards of
professional respect and civility. Fortunately, in The International
Journal of Reproductive Biology these standards are upheld in the
overwhelming majority of instances. However, misunderstandings and lapses
in professional conduct do occur, including instances (or accusations) of
plagiarism, inadequate attribution, conflicts of interest, or personally
abusive behavior toward referees, authors, editors, or journal staff
Plagiarism is the act of reproducing text or other materials from other
papers without properly crediting the source. Such material is regarded as
being plagiarized regardless of whether it is cited literally or has been
modified or paraphrased. Plagiarism represents a serious ethical breach,
and may constitute legal breach of copyright. Authors who wish to quote
directly from other published work must fully cite the original reference,
and include any cited text in quotation marks. If any figure is taken from
previous published work by author, he/ she is advised to seek a written
permission from original author or publisher and mention the source in the
footmark of Table or figure.
Conflicts of Interest :
The International Journal of Reproductive biology have peer review
systems which are based on a 2-3 reviewer model, in which referees
assumes responsibility for evaluating the scientific veracity, clarity,
and significance of the results presented. it is essential that the
referee be free of any conflicts of interest that might influence the
content or the promptness of the review. When a paper is submitted,
authors may identify individuals who they believe are conflicted and
should not serve as referees. Likewise, individuals who are asked to
review a paper should identify any potential conflicts of interest, so the
editor can determine whether these are substantive enough to disqualify
that reviewer. In most instances an individual working at the same
institution as one of the co-authors is ineligible to referee the paper.
Editors must also guard against conflicts of interest, and by journal
policy they are required to disqualify themselves whenever a real or
perceived conflict is present.