ABOUT THE JOURNAL & GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
  THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLANT REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY (Print ISSN: 0975-4296; On- line ISSN: 2249-7390) is a peer reviewed on line journal published twice a year (January and July). The PDF of all the papers are available on line free of cost (www.ijprb.com) and each paper has DOI number of crossRef. Papers are indexed by the CABI.
The journal publishes high-quality original research papers and reviews on various aspects of reproduction in all the groups of plant kingdom (Algae, Fungi, Lichens, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms) including embryology, pollination biology, nectar biology, sterility, seed biology, apomixes, crop improvement and micro-propagation. Article should not be based on more than 7 years old data. All the authors should either be annual or life member of the society. Membership form can be downloaded from the website: www.ijprb.com. The members will get a hard copy of the journal by post or a soft copy on line.
Manuscript submission: The manuscript should be submitted on line either to the Chief Editor: Prof. S.V.S. Chauhan on: svsc071241@gmail.com; svs350@rediffmail.com; plantreprobiol@gmail.com or directly to a member of the editorial board of the field
 

The 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 papers.
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 heading.
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) 5-9.
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, New York.
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 svsc071241@gmail.com; svs350@rediffmail.com; plantreprobiol@gmail.com or direct to a member of the editorial board of the field.

Ethics :
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 members.

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.

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The International Journal of Plant Reproductive Biology

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