Author Guidelines

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 arti- cles in all areas of Microbiology. The journal will cover the topics related to biochemistry, enzymol- ogy, metabolism and its regulation, molecular biology, genetics, plasmids and transposons, general microbiology, applied microbiology, genetic engineering, virology, immunology, clinical microbiol- ogy, 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.


Authors are required to submit manuscripts through the online manuscript submission and peer-re- view system, with preference given to the author designated as the corresponding author. Upon sub- mission, every manuscript receives proper acknowledgment.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts adhere to the format requirements out- lined by JAM (Journal of Advanced Microbiology). Manuscripts not conforming to the journal's format guidelines will be declined.

Peer review

All submitted manuscripts undergo an initial assessment conducted by our editorial team. If a manu- script is found to meet the journal's standards and guidelines, it is then forwarded for peer review. It is crucial to understand that undergoing peer review does not guarantee acceptance for publication. Our peer review process is rigorous and aims to ensure the quality and validity of the research. Manu- scripts that receive unfavorable reviews during the peer review process may still be rejected for pub- lication. The decision to accept or reject a manuscript is based on the feedback from peer reviewers and the editorial team's assessment of its suitability for inclusion in the journal.

General Formatting Guidelines for Regular Articles

All sections of the manuscript must be formatted with double spacing, and every page should be numbered, starting from the title page. The title should be a concise phrase that accurately reflects the paper's content.

Title Page:

The title page must include the full names and affiliations of all authors. Clearly indicate the corresponding author and provide their contact information, including phone number, fax, and email. (For the anonymous version, please omit the contact details of the corresponding author).

Graphical Abstract Guidelines

Authors are required to submit a graphical abstract summarizing their article's contents. This visual representation aims to capture the essence of the research, designed to engage a broad online readership. Authors should provide clear images that visually convey the key aspects of their work. Please upload the graphical abstract as a separate file through the online submission system.


Dimensions: Minimum 531 x 1328 pixels (height x width) or proportionally greater. Size: 5 x 13 cm at 600 dpi screen resolution.

Preferred File Format: TIFF.

Ensure the graphical abstract effectively communicates the main findings of the article,

attracting attention and providing a snapshot of the research.

Foot notes

Footnotes containing author information, including affiliations, addresses, and email addresses, should be positioned at the bottom of the first page of the article.

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 com- munications 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).

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. How- ever, 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.

Human and Animal Rights

In the Materials and Methods section, authors presenting data from in vivo experiments involving animals, humans, or living vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates are required to disclose whether appropriate approval for conducting these experiments was obtained from the relevant ethics committees. The authors must specify the institutional and/or licensing

committee/ethical committee that sanctioned the experiments, providing all pertinent details. Additionally, authors must affirm that all experiments were conducted in strict adherence to statutory norms and regulations. Furthermore, it is essential to furnish comprehensive details about the experimental biological material, including herbarium deposit site and voucher number, location, month and year of collection for materials cultivated or obtained from a natural habitat, and strain designation number along with the culture collection where they are deposited in the case of microorganisms.

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 writ- ten 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 stud- ies 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 sep- arate 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 past- ing 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 should be cited in numerical format, using superscript numbers, and should appear in ascending order within the text. When referencing authors in the text, format it as follows: " Bhalla et al.(reference number here) stated that..." The reference format should be as follows:

Research paper

  1. Bhalla, , Tripathi, Y.C. and Varshney, V.K. (2021). Phytochemistry and biological activity of Skimmia laureola leaf essential oil-a review. J. Ess. Oil Res. 33(4): 315-329.
  2. Chauhan, K., Bhalla, P., Chitme, H.R. and Varshney, V.K. (2023). Exploring the therapeutic potential of Prinsepia utilis Royle seed oil: A comprehensive study on chemical composition, physi- cochemical properties, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic J. Ethnopharmacol. 117312.

Book chapter

  1. Bachheti, J., Bhalla, P., Bachheti, R.K. and Husen, A. (2022). Growth and development of

medicinal plants, and production of secondary metabolites under ozone pollution. In Environmental

pollution and medicinal plants (pp. 25-38). CRC Press.

Tables and figures should be separate pages after the reference section.

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 man- uscript 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, exper- imental 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.


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.

Funding details

For single agency grants:

"This work received support from the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]."

For multiple agency grants:

"This work was made possible through the collaborative support of [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx], [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx], and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx]. (This should be omitted in the anonymous version).

Disclosure Statement

This document serves to acknowledge any financial or non-financial interests that may have arisen from the direct applications of your research. If there are no pertinent competing interests to declare, please explicitly state this within the article. For instance, you may phrase it as follows: "The authors declare that there are no competing interests to disclose." (This should be omitted in the anonymous version).

Data availability statement

If the paper is associated with a dataset, please provide details on where the data supporting the results of the analyses presented in the paper can be accessed. This information should include a hyperlink, DOI, or other persistent identifier linked to the dataset(s).

Submission of Revised Manuscript

For each revised manuscript, it is mandatory for the author to give a point-wise rebuttal of each point raised by the reviewers. Otherwise, it is not possible to send for the further process of publication.

Guidelines for supplementary Information (SI)

Supplementary Information should be sequentially numbered. The figures of spectra and tables etc,

should be as follow strictly.

Title Authors



 Supplemental Materials

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Figure S 1: Insert Caption for Figure, insert figure above

Table S 1: Insert Table below


 As mentioned above (Style of references)