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Research Articles: Research article must provide detailed description of scientific findings within the scope of JBBT and formatted according to guidance (maximum 5000 words, including references, notes and captions (corresponds to six printed pages in the journal). Each research articles must include:

A title page: The title page should be with a concise and informative title (must not exceed than 90 words), name of the author(s), author(s) affiliation (institute, department, city, state, country etc.) an active email address of corresponding author.

Abstract: An abstract must consists of 300 to 350 words. The abstract should not contain undefined abbreviation or unspecified reference.

Key words: Provide three to six key words for indexing purpose.

Main text:

  • For Research Articles, the main text should be structured as follows: Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and discussion ( Maximum 5 tables or figures  must be embedded in the main  text  at suitable position) ; Acknowledgements; Conflict of Interest Statement; References (No more than 30 references).
  • For Review Articles, the main text should be structured as follows: Abstract, Content appropriate headings and References.

Review Articles: Review articles must provide recent developments of interdisciplinary significance and highlight future directions. The review article must include:

A title page: The title page should be with a concise and informative title, name of the author(s), author(s) affiliation (institute, department, city, state, country etc.) an active email address of corresponding author.

Abstract: An abstract must consists of 350 to 400 words. The abstract should not contain undefined abbreviation or unspecified reference.

Key words: Provide three to six key words for indexing purpose.

Main text: Abstract consisting of 350-400 words. Review articles can be up to 6000 words with up to 70 references, and maximum 8 figures or Tables.

Manuscript Information:

  • The article type you are submitting (see guidelines). The title of your manuscript must not exceed than 90 words.
  •  A cover letter which should include
  • A statement that none of the material has been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • For investigations on humans, a statement indicating that informed consent was obtained after the nature and possible consequences of the studies were explained.
  • For authors using laboratory animals, a statement that the animals' care was in accordance with institutional guidelines.
  • We request you to list all funding sources

Reviewers: Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of up to two potential reviewers and up to three excluded reviewers.

Manuscript selection

JBBT is committed to thorough and efficient evaluation of submitted manuscripts. Papers are assigned to a relevant section editor who has knowledge of the manuscript’s field-of-study. Most submitted papers are rated for suitability by members of JBBT editorial board. The editors of JBBT consider this advice in selecting papers for in-depth review. Authors whom papers are not selected for review are notified promptly (within 10 days after receiving any manuscript).

Manuscripts which are selected for in-depth review are evaluated by at least two outside reviewers, who are contacted before being sent a paper and asked to return comments within 4 weeks in most of the cases. JBBT is able to expedite the review process quite significantly for submitted articles. Manuscripts selected for publication are edited to improve accuracy and clarity, as well as for length of the manuscript. Rejected papers cannot be resubmitted over a disagreement on novelty, interest, or relative merit.

The author(s) will be informed with the decisions made by editorial board through an e-mail. JBBT treats all submitted manuscripts as confidential documents, also instructs and expects our Board of Reviewing Editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material. Our peer review process is confidential and identities of reviewers are not disclosed.

Ethical approval

JBBT urges  authors to submit ethical approval  if  study were conducted on  animals or human subjects

Formatting style

Cover page  to editor with confirming that manuscript in question is new and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

Title of manuscript, Names of all author with e.mails address as well as  institutional affiliation.

Abstracts  100-300 words

Key words  3-6 words

Introduction maximum 2 pages

Material and methods  2 pages

Results  3 pages

Discussion 2 pages

Conclusion 1  paragraph

Acknowledgment   2 sentences

Conflict of interest   1 sentence

References  20-30

Appendix / supplementary  2-4 appendices

                                    

References

Reference of two authors, names

Nazan MR, Goffman AM  (2001).  Adverse effects of  A.  albuterol on physiologic responses to exercise in standard breds. Am. J. Vet. Res. 62(11):1812–1817.

( Nazan and Goffman, 2012)

For articles with 3 or  more , list all authors in the end reference; in the in-text reference, list only the first, followed by “et al.”

Samert N, Gang ZY, Marwick TH (2003). A practical guide to exercise training for heart failure patients. J. Card .Fail. 9(1):49–58.

(Smert et al., 2003)

For articles with more than 10 authors, list the first 10 in the end reference, followed by “et al.”

Pizzi C, Caraglia M, Cianciulli M, Fabbrocini A, Libroia A, Matano E, Contegiacomo A, Del Prete S, Abbruzzese A, Martignetti A, et al ( 2002). Low-dose recombinant IL-2 induces psychological changes: monitoring by Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Anticancer Res. 22(2A):727–732.

(Pizzi et al., 2002)                                                           

Volume with no issue or other subdivision

Maskowski DA  (2002 ). Physical and chemical properties of pyrethroids. Rev Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 174:49–170.

(Laskowski,  2002)

Volume with issue and supplement

Gardos G, Cole JO, Haskell D, Marby D, Paine SS, Moore P (1988). The natural history of tardive dyskinesia. J. Clin. Pharmacol. 8(4 Suppl):31S–37S.

(Gardos et al., 1988)

Volume with supplement but no issue

Heemskerk J, Tobin AJ, Ravina B ( 2002). From chemical to drug neurodegeneration drug screening and the ethics of clinical trials. Nat Neurosci. 5 Suppl:1027–1029.

(Heemskerk et al., 2002)

Multiple issue numbers

Ramstrom O, Bunyapaiboonsri T, Lohmann S, Lehn JM. (2002). Chemical biology of dynamic combinatorial libraries. Biochim. Biophys .Acta. 1572(2–3):178–186.

(Ramstrom et al., 2002)

Issue with no volume

Sabatier R  (1995). Reorienting health and social services. AIDS STD Health Promot Exch. (4):1–3.

      (Sabatier, 1995)

Books

       In the end reference, separate information about author(s), date, title, edition, and        publication by periods. The basic format is as follows:

Author(s). Date. Title. Edition. Place of publication: publisher. Extent. Notes.

For books with 2 authors, names are separated by a comma in the end reference but by “and” in the in-text reference.

Leboffe MJ, Pierce BE. (2010). Microbiology: laboratory theory and application. Englewood (CO):  Nott  Publishing Company.

(Leboffe and Pierce, 2010)

For books with 3 to 10 authors, list all authors in the end reference; in the in-text reference, list only the first, followed by “et al.”

Ferrozzi F, Garlaschi G, Bova D ( 2000) CT of metastases. Berline (NY): Springer.

(Ferrozzi et al., 2000)

For books with more than 10 authors, list the first 10 in the end reference, followed by  “et al.”

Wenger NK, Sivarajan Froelicher E, Smith LK, Ades PA, Berra K, Blumenthal JA, Certo CME, Dattilo AM, Davis D, DeBusk RF, et al. (1995). Cardiac rehabilitation. Rockville (MD): Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (US).

(Wenger et al., 1995)

Chapter or other part of a book, same author(s)

Gawande A. 2010. The checklist manifesto: how to get things right. New York (NY): Metropolitan Books. Chapter 3, The end of the master builder; p. 48–71.

(Gawande , 2010)

Chapter or other part of a book, different authors

Rapley R. 2010. Recombinant DNA and genetic analysis. In: Wilson K, Walker J, editors. Principles and techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology. 7th ed. New York (NY): Cambridge University Press. p. 195–262.

(Rapley,  2010)

Multivolume work as a whole

    Alkire LG, editor (2006). Periodical title abbreviations. 16th ed. Detroit (MI): Thompson Gale. 2 vol. Vol. 1, By abbreviation; vol. 2, By title.

      (Alkire 2006)

Patents

Blanco EE, Meade JC, Richards WD, inventors; Ophthalmic Ventures, assignee. (1990), Nov 13. Surgical stapling system. United States patent US 4,969,591.

    (Blanco et al., 1990)