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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

ETHICAL GUIDELINES AND GENERAL INSTRUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTOR

ETHICAL APPROVALS:

In cases where animals are used in the submitted manuscript, the methods section must clearly indicate approval from the ethics committee of the institute or organization and should state that all efforts were taken to minimize pain and discomfort to the animal while conducting these experiments. Moreover, biomedical research involving human subjects shall follow international ethical guidelines.

DOUBLE-BLINDED REVIEW:

University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) believes in a fair and rigorous review process. Therefore, all submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two experts in the appropriate field, determined by the Editor of the journal. The names of the reviewers will not be displayed on the manuscript and will not be disclosed to any authors.

PERMISSIONS:

In case any part (e.g. Table or Figure) of the submitted manuscript has been taken from previously published work, it is the responsibility of the authors to obtain permission either from the publishers or from the authors depending on the copyright ownership. University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS) can demand this permission anytime, pre-or post-publication of the study.

LIST OF POTENTIAL REFEREES:

Authors are required to provide at least four experts (2 foreign, 2 locals) from western/industrially developed countries. Only experts without prior connections or collaborations will be accepted. Full name, affiliation, and email address would be required during the online submission process. The reviewers should also not belong to the institution/university from where the manuscript has been submitted.

SUBMISSION:

Submit your manuscript through the E_Submit. For any technical issues during submission please contact us at [email protected]/[email protected] or The Editor, University of Sindh Journal of Animal Sciences (USJAS), Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.

TYPES OF MANUSCRIPT:

RESEARCH ARTICLE: 

  1. Title Page
  2. Abstract
  3. Introduction,
  4. Material and Methods
  5. Results, Discussion
  6. Conclusion
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Authors’ Contributions
  9. Conflict of interest
  10. References
  11. Tables and Figures

SHORT COMMUNICATION:

Authors are advised that a short commendation reports on a significant piece of complete research that may be either a coherent component of an ongoing research project that merits a special mention or a publication of choice that is conveniently published in a short format (2 pages). The basic style and submission should follow the same guideline as far full publication.

FORMATTING OF THE MANUSCRIPT:

Title and Authorship Information Page (first page of the manuscript)
• Title of the manuscript
• Full names of author(s)
• Full institutional mailing addresses
• Email address(es), the telephone of the corresponding author(s)

ABSTRACT (150 WORDS MAXIMUM):

The manuscript should contain an abstract. Abstracts shall not contain any references and should clearly and accurately summarize the main focus of the study. The word count should be under 150 words.

INTRODUCTION:

This section should summarize existing literature sufficiently so that the readers understand the background of the findings. At the end, the introduction should contain the objectives of the study. Authors may use subheadings, if necessary.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

This part should contain sufficient experimental and analytical details so that any readers can repeat the procedures without consulting the author of the study. To have a better understanding of the methodologies, it is recommended that this section be divided into different sub-headings.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:

This section may be divided by subheadings or may be combined depending upon the nature of the manuscript and the type of study.

CONCLUSIONS:

This section should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work. It should not be more than one paragraph and should not repeat the text presented earlier in the text. Efforts should be made to highlight the importance and relevance of the study.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included in the manuscript before the Reference section and may include supporting grants etc.

AUTHORS CONTRIBUTIONS:

The manuscript must clearly state the contribution of each author and should convince editors that each author has contributed significantly to the study.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

In cases where no conflicts of interests exist, authors should state that “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this article”. Otherwise, they should mention any conflict of interest in this section of the manuscript.

REFERENCES:

APA Referencing Style should be followed. 

Formatting of References

References in the text should be mentioned as Sultana 2005 (when there is single author) or Sultana and Kumar 2014, (when there are two authors), or Sultana et al., 2015 (when there are more than two authors). The names of the journals should be abbreviated according to the latest edition of the World List of Scientific Periodicals.

Reference List shall be arranged alphabetically:

Sultana R (2019). A new genus Schizocomicus (Schizodactyloidea: Ensifera) from Sindh Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 51(5): 1693-1697.

Sultana R & Wagan, M.S. (2011). Test of few insecticides against the various developmental stages of Hieroglyphus Species (Hemiacridinae: Acrididae: Orthoptera), Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 43(5): 941-946.

Sultana R.  ,  Kumar S. , Samejo A.A Soomro  S. & Lecoq  M. (2021) The 2019–2020 upsurge of the desert locust and its impact in Pakistan. Journal of Orthoptera Research 2021, 30(2): 145–154.

Preparation of Figures

Figures should be supplied in .jpg or jpeg formats.

Preparation of Tables

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text and should not be abbreviated.

Returning of Galley Proofs

The formatted galley proof and author's query form will be sent to the corresponding author(s) only and should be returned within 72 hrs. of receipt. After this, any editing will not be acceptable.

Registered and will be indexed in:

  • DOAJ
  • Directory of Research Journal Indexing
  • Eurasian Scientific Journal Index
  • Google Scholar
  • org
  • Research Gate
  • Scientific Indexing Services(SIS)
  • EMBASE and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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