Journal of Advanced Mirobiology (JAM) is a peer-reviewed, international online journal, bi-monthly published. The journal welcomes original research articles, short communications, and review articles in all areas of Microbiology. The journal will cover the topics related to biochemistry, enzymology, metabolism and its regulation, molecular biology, genetics, plasmids and transposons, general microbiology, applied microbiology, genetic engineering, virology, immunology, clinical microbiology, microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, agricultural, pharmaceutical. Veterinary, food microbiology, molecular systematics, chemical or physical haracterization of microbial structures or products, and basic biological properties of organisms.
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman, 12 fonts with double space). Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at:
A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within three days.
The cover letter should indicate the corresponding author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author's surname, as an attachment. The authors may also suggest two to four reviewers for the manuscript (JAM may designate other reviewers).
Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
Short Communications A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 5 printed pages (about 6 to 15 manuscript pages) in length.
Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-12 printed pages (about 12 to 36 manuscript pages).
Peer review All papers are subject to peer review. The Journal has an identified panel of reviewers and will also seek additional reviewers as the topic of a paper requires.
Regular articles All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page. The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions.
The Abstract should be 100 to 300 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited. Following the abstract, about 3 to 10 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed. A list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelled out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used. Authors should use the solids presentation (mg/ml). Standard abbreviations (such as ATP, cGMP, DNA and RNA) need not be defined. The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
Clinical trials and animal studies Reports on clinical trials should indicate that all the procedures were conducted in accordance with ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). Articles describing animal studies should also contain information of being in accordance with institutional and national regulation
Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.
The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined. The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.
Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.
Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
References: In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parenthesis. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘(Verma, et.al., 2010). In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works. The list of references should be on separate page. Authors bear the complete responsibility for the accuracy of the references. The following examples illustrate the format for reference
Rufer, C.E., Kulling, S.E. (2006). Antioxidant activity of isoflavones and their major metabolites using different in vitro assays. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54, 2926–2931. Hayacibara, M., Koo, H., Rosalen, P.L., Duarte, S., Franco, E.M., Bowen,W.H.,Ikegaki, M., Cury, J.A. (2005). In vitro and in vivo effects of isolated fractions of Brazilian propolis on caries development. Journal of Ethnopharmacology101, 371–376.
Petri, G., Lemberkovics, E., Foldvari, M. (1988). Examination of differences between propolis (bee glue) produced from different floral environments. In: Lawrence, B.M., Mookherjee, B.D., Willis, B.J. editors. Flavours and fragrances: a world perspective. Amsterdam: Elsevier Sci. PubI; 439-446.
Short Communications Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one table. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the following differences: (I) Abstracts are limited to 120 words; (II) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes; (III) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.
Proofs and Reprints Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. An e-copy (PDF file) of the published article will be sent to the corresponding author.
Copyright Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.
Publication Charges Publication charges are applicable for all articles published in “Journal of Advanced Mirobiology”. The charges are $125USD for each accepted article, with a reduced rate of $75USD for authors from SAARC member nations (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). Publication charges may be reduced/waived at the discretion of Har Krishan Bhalla & Sons.