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Preparation of Manuscripts

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Preparation of Manuscripts

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Authors intending to submit a paper for publication in the Journal are advised to strictly adhere to the guidelines as mentioned in the website: www.manit.ac.in. The paper is not conforming to these guidelines may be rejected and subsequently returned to the author.


LENGTH OF THE PAPERS

• Papers should not exceed 3000 words in the full paper and illustrations/ photographs should be as minimum as possible.
• Brief communication should not exceed 500 words in length
• Review papers may be allowed to exceed 3000 words (not more than 3500 words).
The language of the Journal is English. The mode of presentation should be in third person.
• SI units should be used wherever possible. Other units, if used, should be given only in parentheses preceded by SI unit.
• Mathematical symbols should be typed neatly with sufficient space and care should be taken to differentiate between similar characters (e.g. 1 and I), upper and lower case letters and superscripts and subscripts.
• For the mathematical equations, equation editor should be used.
• Manuscripts should be neatly typed in a single column width with double-spacing throughout the paper (including references) on A-4 size paper, leaving ample margins.
• Lengthy mathematical proofs and derivations and extensive test data are discouraged. If absolutely essential, they should be given as an appendix.
• The preferred order of contents should be as follows :
- Title of the paper
- Author (s)' name (s)
- Abstract of the paper should not be more than 150 words, covering the objectives of the work, methods used, results obtained and conclusions reached
- Nomenclature should be added in the text
- Author (s)' business address as a footnote on the first page
- Body of the paper well organized into logical sections, sequentially numbered with all the sub-headings
- Acknowledgment if any is to be provided

- A list of references to already published work should be numbered sequentially in order of their citation in the text in the form of a numbered in square bracket, and should be given at the end of the paper. The list should give name (s) with initials of the author (s) and the exact title of the paper or book. In case of journals, these should be followed by the title, volume number, month and year of the issue and initial page number of the article. In case of books, these should be followed by the name (s) of the editor (s), if appropriate, the name of the publisher and the place and the year of publication. In case of conference proceedings, the exact theme of the conference along with the date should be given. All references appearing in the list should be indicated in the text. Unpublished articles or private communications should not be given in the reference list. The style of the refrence for the journal paper, textbook
and conference paper are given below

[1] Suresh S, Srivastava VC, Mishra IM (2009) Kinetic Modeling and Sensitivity Analysis of Kinetic Parameters for L-Glutamic Acid Production using Corynebacterium glutamicum. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 7, (A89), 1-14.
[2] Suresh S, Keshav A (2012) Textbook of Separation Processes. Studium Press Publishers, India.
[3] Appu kuttan KK, Suresh S, (2013) Global Scenario in Environment and Energy, In: Proceedings of International Conference on Environment and Energy, MANIT, India, 1, 424.
• Appendices, if required
• The tables should be numbered consecutively and indicated throughout the text.
• The list of captions of the illustrations should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. Both the line drawings and photographs should also be numbered and indicated throughout the text.


ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

• Original line drawings must be neatly drawn.
• Figures in the Journal are reduced to fit either into a single or double column width, that is 90 mm or 185 mm.
Letterings in the figure should be large enough such that even the smallest of them would be at least 1.5 mm high when the figure sizes are reduced in print.
• Photographs should be clear, sharp, black and white prints, with goods contrast, on glossy paper. Cuttings from printed matter or photocopies are unsuitable for reproduction.
• In case of the joint authors, it must be made clear as to whom all the communications are to be addressed.
The papers are accepted on the understanding that they may be edited for the style and use of language. The softcopy of the manuscript should preferably be in MS-Word (.doc) format and the figures/images etc. in .jpg/tif format.