Softcopy of the article should be submitted in MS Word format through the ASM Science Journal Open Journal System only. The article should conform to the style and format of the ASM Science Journal.
The journal only allows up to 15% similarities of plagiarism check via Turnitin / iThenticate or any similar plagiarism checking system. Authors are advised to attach the plagiarism report together with their submission.
Please write your article in good British English.
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.
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.
The abstract should precede the article and in approximately 150–200 words outline briefly the objectives and main conclusions of the paper.
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.
All animal experiments should comply with ethics in animal research.
Data of significant interest should be included.
Line drawings (including graphs) should be presented in high resolution. The lettering should be clear.
These should have short descriptive titles and be self-explanatory. 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.
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.
State clearly the main conclusions of the research and its scientific contribution.
Appropriate acknowledgements may be included.
Conflict of Interest
Conflicts of interest, if present, must be briefly stated. If the authors have no conflict of interest, the statement should read, “The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest”.
The Editorial staff will send a galley of the article for final proofreading to the corresponding author, and it will be his/her responsibility to return the proofed materials appropriately corrected within the stipulated time. After the corresponding author has approved the galley, he/she will be responsible for any errors found after publication. No major changes will be accepted at this time (e.g. deletion, shortening, expansion of sentences in the text, addition information).
The corresponding author is required to respond promptly to any query from the editors as failure to do so may result in a delay of publication or rejection of the article. If the article is sent out for proofing and no response is received from the corresponding author after one month, the paper may be withdrawn from the Journal.
Articles will be published only when the finally accepted manuscript approved by the corresponding author or designated corresponding author is received by the editorial office and the required final approval from the Editor-in-Chief is received.