MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY


  MKU International Journal of Science and Technology


Instruction to Author

 Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that the content of the work in it is original, that the results have not been previously published elsewhere (either in part or whole) and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and further, that if accepted, will not be published elsewhere. Manuscripts are need to be written in clear and understandable English and are liable to be returned for re-writing if fails even it may be publishable on the basis of their scientific content.


  Manuscript should be typed in ‘Times New Roman’ size 12 font, double line spacing with 1-inch margins, and half-inch indentations at the beginning of each paragraph (using the tab key, not the space bar).

 

The main article types published are as follows:

 

Research Articles:

The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information or knowledge.

 

Brief Reports:

Preliminary, but significant, results will be considered.

 

Reviews:

Review manuscripts provide concise and precise updates on the latest achievements made in a given area of research.

 

Case Reports / Technical Reports:

 

Manuscripts must include the following sections in the following order:

* Title Page

* Abstract (250 words maximum)

* Introduction

* Materials & Methods

* Results

* Discussion (Results and Discussion may be combined also)

* References

* Legends

* Figures and Tables:

 

Title Page

The first page of the manuscript should be a title page with the following:

* Title (50 word maximum)

* Author names and affiliation, including postal codes

* Running title (50 characters maximum)

* Corresponding author with complete address, including an email address and postal code

* Contact phone numbers should be included

Author Affiliations: Authors affiliations should be their home institutions at the time when their primary contribution to the research was made. If an author's current affiliation differs, the current affiliation may be listed as a separate paragraph in the Acknowledgements.

 

Abstract (250 words maximum, including citations)

The abstract should be written clearly and readily unde

rstandable to the broad readership of scientific community. It should provide a concise summary of the objectives, methodology, key results, and major outcomes of the study. Three to six keywords should also be given.

 

Introduction

The Introduction should highlight the objectives of the investigated study and provide enough scientific background information to clarify the significance of the study and the hypotheses tested.

 

Materials and Methods

The materials and methods section should be concise in its description but sufficient to allow others to repeat the research. Reference should be made to publish procedures wherever possible. Every research manuscript should include an Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis section as a subsection of the Materials and Methods that describes the experimental design and the statistical tests used in the study.

 

Results

This section should present the observations of the study clearly but succinctly present the experimental findings. Only results essential to establish the main points of the work should be included. Numerical data should be analyzed using appropriate statistical tests. Authors must provide detailed information for each statistical test applied including: the type of test; specific p values (not > or < ); degrees of freedom; population size; definition of population (e.g., number of individual measurements, number of animals of each sex, number of slices, number of times treatment was applied, etc.).

 

Discussion

Discussion section should be as brief as possible and should include a brief statement of the major findings, a discussion of the validity of the observations, a discussion of the findings in relevance of other published work describing similar or related subjects, and a statement of the possible significance of the work.

 

References

References should be cited in the text as given below:

 

Journal article

 

McCarthy EA, Titus SA, Taylor SM, Jackson-Cook C and Moran RG. A mutation inactivating the mitochondrial inner membrane folate transporter creates a glycine requirement for survival of Chinese hamster cells. J Biol Chem 2004, 279: 33829-33836.

Spiegelstein O, Mitchell LE, Merriweather MY, et al. Embryonic development of folate binding protein-1 (FOLBP 1) knockout mice: effects of the chemical form, dose, and timing of maternal folate supplementation. Developmental Dynamics 2004, 231: 221-23

Spector R and Johanson CE. The nexus of vitamin homeostasis and DNA synthesis and modification in mammalian brain. Mol Brain 2014, 7: 3-7.

Book

Davson H, Welch K, Segal MB. The Physiology and pathophysiology of the cerebrospinal fluid, New York, NY: Churchill Livingston (1987).

Stent GS. Strength and weakness of the genetic approach to the development of the nervous system. In: Studies in developmental neurobiology: essays in honor of Viktor Hamburger (Cowan WM, ed). Oxford Publishers, New York, 1981, pp288-321.

 

Legends

Manuscripts that include figures, tables, multimedia, and/or extended data must include legends as part of the main manuscript text. Each data file must have a separate legend and be numbered independently. In the text of the article, figures should refer as "Figure 1," "Figure 2," etc., tables as "Table 1," "Table 2," etc.

 

Illustrations and Tables

All figures should be numbered consecutively in the order of appearance in the text. Photographs should be sharp, of high contrast with an indication of the scale (400 dpi). The preferred figure formats are EPS for vector graphics exported from a drawing program and TIFF for halftone illustrations. Scan resolution: Scanned line drawings should be digitalized with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi relative to the final figure size.

Colour illustrations: Store colour illustrations as RGB (8 bits per channel) in TIFF format. Vector graphics: Fonts used in the vector graphics must be included. Please do not draw with hairlines. The minimum line width is 0.2 mm (i.e. 0.567 pt) relative to the final size.

All tables must be numbered consecutively in the order of appearance in the text.

Tables should be self-contained and have a descriptive title.

Details of experiments (not mentioned in the text) may be indicated in brief below the table as a legend.

 

Acknowledgements:

Acknowledgements should be used to identify all the funding sources of all the authors of the manuscript. Acknowledgements may also be used to note intellectual, technical or other assistance that does not warrant authorship. Individuals should be informed before the publication of any such acknowledgements and given the opportunity to decline the recognition. Promotional statements are not permitted. Funding sources should be listed first with any acknowledgements of assistance following.

 

Conflict of Interest:

Conflict of interest declarations are included next to the Acknowledgments section. For "no conflict," the authors can use: "The authors declare no competing financial interests."

 

Abbreviations, Symbols, Units etc.

The authors should follow internationally agreed rules especially those adopted by the IUPACIUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (CBN). The journal will essentially follow the rules defined in the IUPAC Manua1 of symbols and terminology for physico-chemical quantities and units (Butterworths, London), 1970. Enzyme names may be abbreviated except on the first occasion, when the full name and abbreviation in parenthesis should be given.