General. Manuscripts should be submitted (electronically) in MS Word format. If submitted as hard copy, two copies of the manuscript are required, double-spaced throughout on one side only of A4 (21.0 X 29.5 cm) paper and conform to the style and format of the ASM Science Journal. Intending contributors will be given, on request, a copy of the journal specifications for submission of papers.
Title. The title should be concise and descriptive and preferably not exceed fifteen words. Unless absolutely necessary, scientific names and formulae should be excluded in the title.
Address. The author‟s name, academic or professional affiliation, e-mail address, and full address should be included on the first page. All correspondence will be only with the corresponding author (should be indicated), including any on editorial decisions.
Abstract. The abstract should precede the article and in approximately 150–200 words outline briefly the objectives and main conclusions of the paper.
Introduction. The introduction should describe briefly the area of study and may give an outline of previous studies with supporting references and indicate clearly the objectives of the paper.
Materials and Methods. The materials used, the procedures followed with special reference to experimental design and analysis of data should be included.
Results. Data of significant interest should be included.
Figures. If submitted as a hard copy, line drawings (including graphs) should be in black on white paper. Alternatively sharp photoprints may be provided. The lettering should be clear. Halftone illustrations may be included. They should be submitted as clear black and white prints on glossy paper. The figures should be individually identified lightly in pencil on the back. All legends should be brief and typed on a separate sheet.
Tables. These should have short descriptive titles, be self explanatory and typed on separate sheets. They should be as concise as possible and not larger than a Journal page. Values in tables should include as few digits as possible. In most cases, more than two digits after the decimal point are unnecessary. Units of measurements should be SI units. Unnecessary abbreviations should be avoided. Information given in tables should not be repeated in graphs and vice versa.
Discussion. The contribution of the work to the overall knowledge of the subject could be shown. Relevant conclusions should be drawn, and the potential for further work indicated where appropriate.
Acknowledgements. Appropriate acknowledgements may be included.
Reprints. Twenty copies of reprints will be given free to all the authors. Authors who require more reprints may obtain them at cost provided the Editorial Committee is informed at the time of submission of the manuscript.