Guidelines for Authors

Manuscript Preparation
All manuscripts are expected to be prepared as a single MS Word Document (docx.) with the complete text, references, tables and figures included. Any revised manuscripts prepared for publication should be sent as a single editable Word document. 

Title Page

A title of not more than twelve (12) words should be provided. Title, author(s), and affiliations should all be included on a title page as the first page of the manuscript file, followed by a 100-350 word abstract and 3-5 keywords.

The order they follow is: Manuscript classification, Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords.

Author Details
Details should be supplied on the Article Title Page including:

  • Full name of each author
  • Affiliation of each author, at time research was completed
  • Where more than one author has contributed to the article, details of who should be contacted for correspondence
  • E-mail address of all contributor authors

Abstract
Authors must supply an abstract on the Article Title Page. On the Article Title Page, Abstract should contain the followings:

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Major Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)

Submission Classification
Categorize your paper on the Article Title Page, under one of these classifications:

  • Original Article
  • Review Article
  • Short Communication
  • Letter To Editor

Headings
Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.

Figures
All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database.

Tables
Tables should be typed and included to the main body of the article (not in a separate file). 

References
References to other publications should be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

You should cite publications in the text: (James, 2009) using the first named author's name or (James and Robert, 2009) citing both names of two, or (James et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied, numeric referencing list {example [1], [2] } should not be submitted for evaluation.

For books
Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.
e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.

For book chapters 
Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice – a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.

For journals
Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages.
e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.

For newspaper articles (authored)
Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.
e.g. Smith, A. (2008), "Money for old rope", Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.

For newspaper articles (non-authored)
Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages.
e.g. Daily News (2008), "Small change", 2 February, p. 7.

License Agreement

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Copyright

Author(s) will retain the copyright of their own articles. By submitting the article to Bioresearch Communications the author(s) have granted the BRC for the use of the article.