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  • International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology

    ISSN 2278-3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
    We guarantee rapid publication. The journal is comprehensive.The journal is driven by international, well-known Editors.It provides an easy-to-use online submission and tracking system. It also provides innovative results and new imaging technologies.The journal regularly brings up-to-date with focused/current topics.Since the very ancient time man is exploiting Microorganisms as natural resources

  • IJMRT

    ISSN 2278 – 3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
    International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology (IJMRT) Guarantees rapid publication.This is comprehensive.The journal is driven by international, well-known Editors.It provides an easy-to-use online submission and tracking system. It also provides innovative results and new imaging technologies.

  • Our manuscripts areas

    Microbiology, Ecology, Genetics and Cell Biology,Cell development, Microbial interactions, Advanced/new methodologies, Novel Molecular Biology methods , Microbial Physiology and Metabolism.

Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

The International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology (IJMRT) publishes full length research papers, reviews, and case studies which improve our understanding of the Microbiological/Biotechnological Resources.
The Journal publishes high-impact contributions on:
Microbiology; Ecology; Genetics and Cell Biology; Cell Development; Microbial interactions; Advanced/New Methodologies; Novel Molecular Biology Methods; Microbial Physiology and Metabolism; Harmful/Useful effects of Microbes; Impact Assessment Methods and Models – acute and chronic effects of Microbes; Risk Assessment and Management associated with microbes and their handling; Microbiological Pollution Control Processes; Inherently Safer and Cleaner Technologies for Microorganisms (Specially Bacteria, Algae, Fungi, Viruses, Protozoa); Biological Treatment and Disposal of Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Hazardous Waste; Bioremediation of Contaminated sites (Soil and Ground Water); Use of Microbes for Mankind; Microbial Resource Technologies.

The Journal publishes papers with significant novelty and scientific impact. The Editors reserve the right to decline, without external review, papers that do not meet these criteria, including papers that:
-Are very similar to previous publications, with changed target substrates, employed materials, analyzed sites or experimental methods.
-Deal with parameter optimization of known processes without new concepts and/or interpretations.
– Report the environmental analysis and monitoring of specific geographic areas without presenting new insights and/or hypothesis testing.
– Do not focus on the Microbiology/Biotechnology and significance of the studied systems, materials and Microorganisms.

About 100 words (Maximum) “Statement of Novelty (SON)” explaining why the work should be published in “International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology” must be provided as a separate document upon submission of your manuscript. The “SON” must not be a retelling of the abstract. When preparing the SON please make sure to address (i) the significance and novelty of the work, with respect to existing literature, and (ii) the scientific impact and interests to IJMRT readership.

TYPES OF PAPERS
Research papers are not to be submitted in two parts (i.e. Part I and Part II) – these must be consolidated into one manuscript. The Editors welcome proposals for Original Research Articles, Review Papers, Short Communications and Method Papers. To ensure conciseness, follow these maximum word count guidelines: Regular Paper: 6,000 words; Review Article: 20,000 words. Cover letters must state the manuscript word count, which includes text, figures captions and table legends (but not references).

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within Six Months of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

SUBMISSION DECLARATION AND VERIFICATION
Submission of a manuscript implies that:
– the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint)
– that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
– that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.
– that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language (including electronically) without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

CHANGES TO AUTHORSHIP
This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, IJMRT from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (i) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (ii) Written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.
In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Editor-in-Chief to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (I) Editor-in-Chief will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (II) Publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue will be suspended until authorship has been agreed.
After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will not be accepted in any case/circumstances.

COPYRIGHT
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a “Copyright Transfer and Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement’ form or a link to the online version of IJMRT.
Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the manuscript.

RETAINED AUTHOR RIGHTS
As an author you (or your employer or institution) retain certain rights.

ROLE OF THE FUNDING SOURCE
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the manuscript and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any,
– in study design
– in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data
– in the writing of the report
– in the decision to submit the article for publication.
If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

FUNDING BODY AGREEMENTS AND POLICIES
International Press Corporation (INPRESSCO) has established agreements and developed policies to allow authors whose articles appear in journals published by Inpressco, to comply with potential manuscript archiving requirements as specified as conditions of their grant awards.

OPEN ACCESS
This journal does not ordinarily have publication charges; however, authors can now opt to make their articles available to all (including non-subscribers) via the ScienceDirect platform, for which a fee of $2000 applies. Please note that you can only make this choice after receiving notification that your article has been accepted for publication, to avoid any perception of conflict of interest. The fee excludes taxes and other potential costs such as colour charges. In some cases, institutions and funding bodies have entered into agreement with INPRESSCO to meet these fees on behalf of their authors.
Authors of accepted manuscripts, who wish to take advantage of this option, should complete and submit the order form. Whatever access option you choose, you retain many rights as an author, including the right to post a revised personal version of your manuscript on your own website.

LANGUAGE
Please write your manuscript in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service available from Inpressco.

SUBMISSION
Submission to IJMRT proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail.

MANUSCRIPTS MUST CONFORM TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR REVISED MANUSCRIPTS
Should Authors be requested by the Editor to revise their submission, the revised version should be submitted within one month. Please note that revised manuscripts will be sent out for review because revising a manuscript does not automatically mean it will be accepted for publication.
In the revision letter, authors must transcribe each reviewer’s comments into the letter, followed by the author’s responses. Any associated changes in the manuscript (including page and line number) must be copied down in the revision letter. This will help the Editor compare the reviewer comments with both the replies and the changes made in the manuscript. The replies to the reviewers’ comments must also be reflected in the revised manuscript wherever possible (not just in the revision letter). Authors must give clear reasons if they choose not to make changes according to the reviewer suggestions. In the revised manuscript, authors must indicate how the manuscript was changed according to the reviewer comments by highlighting the revisions (all new text/data/figures) with colour. Only one final revised version the manuscript must be uploaded.
Authors must provide the original manuscript number and state whether the revised manuscript is a resubmission of a rejected manuscript.
Upon resubmission of a rejected manuscript, Authors will be required to upload the decision letter from the Editor requesting submission of the rejected manuscript, the original Reviewer comments of the rejected manuscript, the responses to the Reviewer comments, and the original manuscript number. The resubmitted manuscript must indicate (in colour) where the revisions were made in the paper in response to the Reviewer comments.
Manuscripts rejected for “lack of novelty” or “out of scope” will not be accepted as a resubmission.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
The article should be up to 20 pages (10MB) comprising:
The font should be 10 pt Times New Roman with 10 pt headings (Not bold)
The sub headings should be italic (Not Bold)
The manuscript must be in single line spacing
Materials and methods with sufficient full experimental detail. Sources of material must be given and statistical methods must be specified by reference, unless non-standard
Results should be presented concisely, using well-designed tables and tables should not be drawn with line drawing and similarly the figures
Write name of the table above the table and name of the figure below figure
Discussion should cover the implications and consequences, not merely summarize the results and conclusions should be concise
Acknowledgement should be brief and meaningful, insignificant formalities should be avoided
References should be given in brackets as shown below:
Thermal spraying is a group of processes wherein a feed stock material is heated and propelled as individual particles or droplets onto a surface (Kim et al., 2012).
Kim, W. J., Kim, Y. S. and Tsunekawa, Y. (2012). Wear-Corrosion of Cast Iron Thermal Spray Coatings on Al Alloy for Automotive Components. Indian J. Microbiol., 90: 230-237.

Manuscripts must contain at least 10 references. The references must cite recent and relevant research only. At least half of the references should be published within the last 10 years.

WEB REFERENCES
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

USE OF WORDPROCESSING SOFTWARE
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the wordprocessor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the wordprocessor’s options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts.
Source files of figures, tables and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your wordprocessor.

ARTICLE STRUCTURE

SUBDIVISION – NUMBERED SECTIONS
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1,1.1.2, …), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text’. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

INTRODUCTION
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

EXPERIMENTAL
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

RESULTS
Results should be clear and concise.

DISCUSSION
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

CONCLUSIONS
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

APPENDICES
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

ESSENTIAL TITLE PAGE INFORMATION
Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address.
Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. The submitting author and the corresponding author must be the same person. Ensure that telephone (Mobile/Cell Phone or handy) and fax numbers (with country and area code) should be provided in addition to the e-mail address (Necessry) and the complete postal address.
Present/permanent address: If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a “Present address”‘ (or “Permanent address”) may be indicated. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

ABSTRACT
A concise and factual abstract is required (up to 300 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the manuscript, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list.
Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

GRAPHICAL ABSTRACT
A Graphical abstract is optional and should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: Please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more.
The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files.

HIGHLIGHTS
consist of a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article and should be submitted in a separate file in the online submission system. Please use ‘Highlights’ in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 100 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).

KEYWORDS
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American/British spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, “and”, “of”). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.

ABBREVIATIONS
Define abbreviations those are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading of the article, etc.).
Do not include acknowledgements on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

NOMENCLATURE AND UNITS
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.

TABLES
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the manuscript.

CITATION IN TEXT
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and also vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the IJMRT and should include a substitution of the publication date with either ‘Unpublished results’ or ‘Personal communication’. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

JOURNAL ABBREVIATIONS SOURCE
Journal names should be abbreviated according to:
http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php (List of title word abbreviations)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html (Index Medicus journal abbreviations)
http://www.cas.org/content/references/corejournals (Chemical Abstracts Service)

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the IJMRT.

Ensure that the following items are present
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: E-mail address ; Full postal address ; Phone numbers
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain: Keywords; All figure captions; All tables (including title, description)
Further considerations: Manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’; References are in the correct format for IJMRT; all references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa; Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).

PROOFS
One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. You may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return them to IJMRT in an e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or by post. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the manuscript as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor-in-Chief. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately – please let us have all your corrections as soon as possible. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.
Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 10-15 days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.

Inpressco may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.

OFFPRINTS
The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail (the PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use). For an extra charge, paper offprints can be ordered via the offprint order form which is sent once the manuscript is accepted for publication. Both corresponding and co-authors may order offprints at any time via http://ijmrt.inpressco.com/.

SUBMISSION
Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online Article Submission Form. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review.

PEER REVIEW
All manuscripts are subject to peer review by a number of the Editorial Board Members of IJMRT and are expected to meet standards of international academic excellence.

ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES
All of the journals within the Inpressco series are published using an OpenAccessPublicationModel. Open access charges allow publishers to make the published material available for free to all interested online visitors up to certain limits (Terms and Conditions).

TITLE AND AUTHORSHIP INFORMATION
The following information should be included
Paper title; Full author names; Full institutional mailing addresses; Email addresses

ETHICAL ISSUES/GUIDELINES
In any studies that involve experiments on human or animal subjects, the following ethical guidelines must be observed:
Human experiments: All work must be conducted in accordance with the Rules and certain regulations. Papers describing experimental work on human subjects who carry a risk of harm must include a statement that i) the experiment was conducted with the understanding and the consent of the human subject, ii) the responsible Ethical Committee has approved the experiments.
Animal experiments: Papers describing experiments on living animals should provide: i). A full description of any anaesthetic and surgical procedure used. ii). Evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment.
Papers describing experiments on isolated tissues must indicate precisely how the donor issues were obtained.

QUERIES
Contact details for questions arising (especially those relating to proofs) after acceptance of Manuscript, will be provided by the Inpressco. You can track accepted articles at http://ijmrt.inpressco.com. You can also check our Author FAQs at http://ijmrt.inpressco.com and/or contact Customer Support via http://ijmrt.inpressco.com.