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Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

 

Instruction to Authors

Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series) SURJ publishes original scientific research papers within specialized domains in related to all fields of Natural Science. Papers must describe new and valuable information. Manuscripts should be unpublished, neither accepted nor under consideration elsewhere. The authors must carefully check all the symbols, abbreviations and technical terms for accuracy, consistency and readability and ensure that the manuscript, along with illustrations, meets the requirements outlined below.

 

Categories of Papers


Regular Papers: Regular papers must be complete reports in final terms. The usual format of the paper includes Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results Discussion, Acknowledgment (if any) and the References.
Short Communications: It should describe an important finding or conclusion that is of particular interest to justify its publication in preliminary form and should not exceed two printed pages.

 

Manuscript 


The paper must only be via Online Submission System (http://sujo.usindh.edu.pk/index.php/SURJ/author/submit). Any Paper sent via email will not be entertained.

All manuscripts must be in English. Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series) SURJ strictly follows the manuscript preparation guidelines as provided by the IEEE. These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your journal article.

 

Kindly download the journal template file below and use this file to format your manuscript. Read the template carefully. This template provides authors with most of the formatting specifications needed for preparing electronic versions of their papers.

 

All pages of the manuscript must be numbered consecutively including those carrying references, tables, figures and captions to the illustrations. Both the drawing and photographs are to be numbered as figures in a common sequence and each must be referred in the text. A separate list of typed captions should be attached.

Download USJICT paper Template here

 

Page Limits

The paper should be Maximum 8 pages long and minimum 4 pages, with 2 Column layout, single line spaced.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This section should describe the experimental procedure with sufficient details which could be reproduced by other researchers.

RESULTS: The results should contain the description of tables, figures and inferences in detail.

DISCUSSION: This section should explain the findings, contradiction (if any) in the light of earlier published literature in the particular field of study. Illustrations: Each figure and table must be numbered such as: Fig. 1 or Table 1 with their appropriate captions or headings on separate sheets. Figures must be drawn with black ink in clean uniform lines on tracing paper. Good quality photographs be provided on glossy paper. Illustrations must be drawn to fit into single column size (8 cm) or 2 column size (16 cm) on reduction. Magnifications should be indicated in the legend by scale or figures. For composite figures, mounting should be done carefully with even spacing. Computer generated illustrations must be of artistic quality with proportionate lines and lettering. Structural Formulae: if a structural formula is given, simply show the structure of the compound that is the subject of the paper, it needs no figure number or legend, but if a number of formulae are given to show the steps in a reaction, the formulae should be the steps in a reaction, the formulae should be numbered as figures or as Scheme 1, Scheme. Units: standard systems of units should be used in the same paper. Use IUPAC rules for units and abbreviations. Photographs: Three sets of original photographs are required, one set mounted on lightweight white card board, ready for reproduction. Two other sets are to be used for review purpose. Tables: All tables must be numbered serially numerals and placed at the end of the text. Tables with brief titles and contents should be self explanatory. Non-standard abbreviations should be avoided and if used must be defined at the bottom of the tables.

 

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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