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Author Guidelines

Articles to Biotechnological Research should strictly follow the guidelines mentioned bellow.

Cover Letter and Authorization Form
During submission of the article, a cover letter and authorization form should be included having  Authors full address including email, telephone and fax number etc.  It should be clearly mentioned that the article is original research or review. The corresponding author should mention the undertaking that if any animal studies carried was in accordance with their country or institutional ethical committee and also state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis).Send the above documents along with your manuscript.

Research Article
The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with 1.5 cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. “Times New Roman” font should be used. Title: Times New Roman 14 UPPERCASE (Centered). Names of Author(s): Times New Roman 10 (Centered) Author affiliation (Times New Roman 8 single column Centered) needs to be given below author names in order of appearance. Relation between author listing and affiliation needs to be indicated as super scripted numbers to the right of name in author listing and to the left in affiliation.
Abstract: Times New Roman 9 (single column) , maximum 250 words.
Keywords: 3-5 keywords, Times New Roman 9 (single column), separated by comma (,)
Introduction: A brief and clear description of the purpose of the investigation relating the previous research and essential arguments should be mentioned.
Materials and Methods: This section should be written well defined to understand the steps of investigation done which allows other researcher to reproduce the result.
Results and Discussion: The findings of the manuscripts should be presented with appropriate evidences and discussions in a single heading or may be presented in separate headings depending on the requirement and need of author(s).Subsection title: Times New Roman 12 Small Caps with 6 pt spacing after the subsection title (paragraph formatting) justified.New Subsection text begins with 6 pt spacing before the text (paragraph formatting)
Reference citations should be given in ascending alphabetically arranged at the end of the manuscript.
Tables and Figures: Tables need to have title above the table and figures need to have title below the figure. (Times New Roman 9).Each table and figure should be well descriptive so that can be understood without description in text section accompanied by a legend below it. (Times New Roman 8)
Acknowledgement: At the end of the manuscript before references, author may acknowledge the help of those persons who don’t considered for authorship. The funding agency should be acknowledged in this section.

References should be listed as (Name A et al., year) OR (Name A and Name B,year) OR (Name A.,year;Name B.,year) in the text and refered as on standard APA format as given bellow

For Journal Reference
Citing a journal article in print:
Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.
Citing a journal article found online:
Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp. doi:XX.XXXXX or Retrieved from journal URL
For Book Reference
Citing a book in print:
Author, A.A.. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City , State: Publisher.
Citing an e-book from an e-reader:
Author, A.A.. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or doi:xxxx
Citing a book found in a database:
Author, A.A.. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Retrieved from http://xxxx or doi:xxxx
For Website Reference
Citing a general website article with an author:
Author, A.A.. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL
Citing a general website article without an author:
Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL

Authors can also submit reviews (Less than 20 pages) and short communications (less than 4 pages) also.

Manuscript Submission

Formatted manuscripts must be in MS Word form (.doc and .docx format) and may be submitted by email attachment to the Editor-in-Chief at or
All authors need to submit a declaration form which can be downloaded from the "Download" section of the journal and fill it by hand and scan a copy and send with the manuscript


We don’t accept plagiarised manuscripts. Authors are kindly requested to check for plagiarism before submission of manuscript. Authors, researchers and freelancers can use following softwares to screen their work before submission:
i. PlagScan
ii. PaperRater
iii. Plagium
iv. Article Checker
v. PlagTracker


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

Biotechnological Research use the Creative Commons license 'attribution'. This license guarantees to the author the moral rights – the right to be cited through a proper citation – but otherwise gives broad permission to use and reuse the article, including for commercial purposes.


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