NOTES TO AUTHORS
The Editor-in-Chief will consider for publication in the journal manuscripts which describe original work and not previously published and, if accepted, must not be published in any other journal.
Two classes of manuscripts are standard:
1. Research articles: A research article may be of any length necessary to report the work involved. While it should be confined to a coherent well – defined piece of work, closely related work should not be broken down into several papers. Although no limits on length are imposed, authors are expected to report the findings as concisely as possible. A brief abstract of the article not exceeding 200 words stating the objective of the work and its important results is required.
2. Review Articles: Review papers should provide a synthesis of existing knowledge and give new insights or concepts not previously presented in the literature, or at least not with the same level of detail.
1. Manuscripts can be submitted to the Editor through the website of the FRS. Only electronic submissions are accepted, the preferred format is a single MS Word file containing all text and tables. The following information must be provided for each manuscript submitted: the corresponding author with an email address and other contact information; complete listing of all authors and affiliations; manuscript title; and a listing of all individuals acknowledged in the manuscript. All manuscripts are subject to plagiarize screenings upon submission.
2. Manuscripts must be typewritten in double spaced and font (12, times new roman).
3. All pages, including tables and illustrations should be consecutively numbered.
4. All tables and figures should be inserted in the place it should be.
5. Spelling should be consistent throughout the paper and according to the Oxford Dictionary.
5. Footnotes should be avoided as much as possible.
6. Authors should arrange their text along the following headings: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, conclusion, conflict of interest, acknowledgment, and References.
7. In reporting procedures, the active voice is preferably used.
8. The author(s) has to declare if there is any funding or conflicts of interests
9. Acknowledgement for credit should be short and typed.
o References are to be identified in the text by the author`s name and year of publication. At the end of the paper, presented under the heading "References", the cited literature should be listed arranged alphabetically by authors and chronologically under each author. The author`s name should start with surname followed of the periodical (underlined), the volume number as well as the page numbers .
o References by single authors should always precede those by the same authors in combination with others irrespective of the chronological sequence .
o Book references should include the author's name(s) (surname and initials), the year of publication, the title of the book (underlined) and the page number or the total number pages of the book, the publisher's name and place of publication. Review books should include in addition, the editor (s) name (s).
o The title of thesis should also be underlined with an indication whether its material was published or not.
o References in languages not employing Latin or Arabic characters should be transcribed phonetically employing latin characters followed by its correct translation in English.
o The general forms is as follows :
Cooper, W.S. (1923) The recent ecological history of Glacier Bay, Alska. Ecology, 4, 223.
Cooper, W.S. (1939) A fourth expedition to Glacier Bay, Alaska, Ibid., 20, 130 (Ibid. = Same Journal as above).
Antimikrobnie Vescestva Vescish Ratenije (1948) Akademija Nouk, Ukraienskoj, SSR (Antimicrobial Substances of Higher Plants). Acad. Sci. Ukr. SSR, Kiev, 336 p.
11. Tables & Figures
Tables should appear in the manuscript as near as possible to the place where they are referred to in the text. They should not be used indiscriminately as they are more expensive than running the text.
Proofs should be checked by the author against the manuscript. It is undesirable to make any change in the original text.
The author must sign A copyright Transfer Form upon acceptance of the manuscript.