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The Journal of Bioresource Management (JBM) is an Open Access, Peer-Reviewed international journal published jointly by Wright State University Library, Ohio, USA and Center for Bioresource Research (CBR), Islamabad, Pakistan. JBM offers a fast publication schedule as issues are published quarterly. A paper would normally take about two months for processing from the date of submission to its online publication.
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Aims and Scope
Journal of Bioresource Management publishes original research papers, scientific notes, review articles and case reports on all aspects of bioresources including plants, animals, wildlife, fisheries, birds and their management. Publications in JBM cover a wide ranging research areas of biological sciences such as: agronomy, herpetology, entomology, conservation, ecology, plant nutrition, plant physiology, cell and molecular biology, medical sciences, ethnopharmacology and phytomedicine. Research papers and reviews on eco-friendly sustainable management of bioresources will be given priority. Authors are expected to give new ideas, concepts and principles having more general applications with significant future impact on the issues.
Instructions for Authors
Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal's requirements. The detailed instructions for preparation of manuscript are provided below. For any further information you can contact at
- Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single file (Word, RTF, or PDF files are accepted).
- Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers. These will be added by the editors.
- Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.
- All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 1.5 inches (3.8 cm), including your tables and figures.
- Use a single column layout with both left and right margins justified.
- If figures are included, use high-resolution figures, preferably encoded as encapsulated PostScript (eps).
- Copy edit your manuscript.
- Manuscript must be typed in Times New Roman.
Indenting, Line Spacing and Justification
Indent all paragraphs except those following a section heading. An indent should be at least 2 em-spaces. All text should be justified and single spaced.
Language & Grammar
All submissions must be in English. Authors should use proper, standard English grammar. The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White (now in its fourth edition) is the "standard" guide, but other excellent guides (e.g., The Chicago Manual of Style, University of Chicago Press) exist as well.
Because this journal publishes electronically, page limits are not as relevant as they are in the world of print publications. We are happy, therefore, to let authors take advantage of this greater "bandwidth" to include material that they might otherwise have to cut to get into a print journal.
Set the font color to black for main body of the text. We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures and maps. However, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.
Use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.
Title and headings of the manuscript should be bold, written in upper case, font size 12pt whereas subheadings should be bold, italicized and written in lower case. There should be space above and below headings.
Main body of text must be typed in Times New Roman of font size 12pt.
Titles of books, movies, etc. should be set in italics rather than underlined.
Foot notes must be typed in Times New Roman of font size 10 pt. They should be single spaced, and there should be a footnote separator rule (line).
Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures must be cited in the text and placed at appropriate place in relevance to the text. All tables and figures must fit within 1.5" margins on all sides (top, bottom, left and right) in both portrait and landscape view. Each table and figure should be numbered in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.
Use Roman letters in mathematical expressions and variables should be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Whenever possible, subscripts and superscripts should be a smaller font size than the main text. Short mathematical expressions should be typed in-line.Longer expressions, important definitions or concepts should be set as display math.Equations should be numbered sequentially. Whether equation numbers are on the right or left is the choice of the author(s).
The different sections of the paper must be prepared in the following order:
The title should be concise and informative and should not include non-standard acronyms or abbreviations. It should be typed in upper case, 12 point, bold, Times New Roman, single line spacing, centered.
Author Names and Affiliations
Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author. The author names should be written in upper case, 10 point, bold, Times New Roman, single line spacing, centered. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and e-mail address of each author. The author affiliation should be written in sentence case, 10 point, non-bold, italicizes, Times New Roman, single line spacing, centered. Mark the affiliation with the respective numbering in superscripts (1, 2, 3 etc) used in the Authors field.
The abstract should be an objective representation of the article and it must include problem of statement, experimental approach, major findings and conclusion. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams and references in the abstract. It should not exceed 250 words..
Up to 5 key-words, reflecting the content of the paper should be written immediately below the abstract
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field on the first page of the article. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested and main objectives of the work.
Material and Methods
This section must contain sufficient details about the materials studied, instruments used, specialized chemicals source and related experimental details which allow other research workers to reproduce the results.
Result and Discussion
It may be splitted into two separate "Results" and "Discussion" sections. Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn. Discussion should be logical, results oriented in the light of previous literature justifying your findings.
Conclusion can be provided under a separate heading or a short paragraph highlighting the important salient features of study at the end of paper.
Brief statement, acknowledging financial support and or other assistance received from individuals, institutions or reproduction of published material etc. should be mentioned.
Conflict of Interest
Authors must declare the conflict of interest.
Only the absolutely necessary references must be used for the substantiation of the paper. When references are cited in the text, last name of the author and year should be in brackets e.g., (Christopoulos, 1998). If the author’s name is an integral part of the sentence, the date only is placed in brackets e.g., as reported by Christopoulos (1998). In case of two authors, both names must be written, e.g. (Christopoulos and Papadopoulos, 1999; James and Smith, 1988). For more than two authors, the name of the first author is given followed by «et al.», e.g. (Papadopoulos et al., 1999). Where several references are quoted together, they should be placed in chronological order separated by semicolons, whereas references of the same author for the same year are distinguished by the addition of a small letter after the year (e.g. 2000a, 2000b, etc). At the end of the paper the references should be listed in alphabetical order of the first author’s name. Care should be taken that all citations are appropriately listed in the references. References should be set out as follows::Journal’s article: Author's names (year of publication). Title of article. Journal abbreviation volume: page numbers. Abdullah S, Javed M, Yaqub S, Ahmed N (2011). Metal bioaccumulation pattern in major carps during acute toxicity tests. Int. J. Agric. Biol. 13: 756-760.
When no author is named: Anonymous (1989). Early diagnosis in cattle. Vet Rec 96: 24-28.
For supplementary issues of a journal: Kirk RW (1989). Diseases of Dogs and Cats. Small Anim Pract 12 (Suppl): 48-52.
Book: Author's names (year of publication). Title of book. Edition, publisher, publisher's address: Page number. Simeson AB (1980). In: Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 3rd ed, Academic Press, New York: pp 576-586.
Chapters of book: Author's names (year of publication). Chapter of book. Title of book. Edition, publisher, publisher's address: Page number.
Simeson AB (1980). Calcium phosphorus and magnesium metabolism. In: Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 3rd ed, Academic Press, New York: pp 576-586.
Article Processing Charges
Submission and processing of articles is free of cost.