Guidelines for Authors
Journal of Food Microbiology is an interdisciplinary research journal for publication of original research work in all major disciplines of Food Microbiology. Review articles on current topics will also be included.
Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they have not been published or are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts are accepted based on the recommendations of the referees. Published papers become the sole property of Journal of Food Microbiology will be copyrighted by the journal. Manuscripts should be submitted online or as an e-mail attachment to [email protected]
Article Processing Charges (APC) :
The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article, etc.
Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 45 days
Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should consist of the following subdivisions: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results/Observations, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures and Legends. All manuscripts should be written in English and number all the pages consecutively beginning with the title page. The original copy of the manuscript along with figures should be sent to the editorial office at [email protected] No need to send hard copies of the manuscripts if they have already been sent through e-mail.
The title page should include the complete title of the manuscript, the author(s) name(s), address of the institute where the work was conducted, running title and the name and address of the author to whom the correspondence should be sent; 3-8 key words must be included.
The abstract should not exceed 250 words. It should be written in complete sentences and should give factual information.
A list of all the references cited in the text should be given at the end of the manuscript. The references should be cited according to the Vancouver agreement. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals [in square brackets]. Authors must check and ensure the accuracy of all references cited. All authors should be cited. Abbreviations of titles of medical periodicals should conform to those used in the latest edition of Index Medicus. The volume of the periodical should be followed by the page number of each reference cited. Some examples are shown below:
Gendron F-P, Newbold NL, Vivas-Mejia PE, Wang M, Neary JT, Sun GY, Gonzalez FA, Weisman GA. Signal transduction pathways for P2Y2 and P2X7 nucleotide receptors that mediate neuroinflammatory responses in astrocytes and microglial cells. Biomed Res 2003; 14: 47-61.
Personal authors’ book
Carr KE, Toner PG. Cell structure: An introduction to electron microscopy. 3rd Ed Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone 1962. Edited Book Dauset J, Columbani J eds. Histocompatability 1972. Copenhagen Muksgaard 1973.
Chapter in a book
Fenichel GM. Hemipelgia: In: Clinical Neurology. 2nd ed W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia 1993; pp 246-260.
Do not submit tables as photographs or scanned documents. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. The tables should be typed on separate sheets. Place explanatory details as footnotes. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading.
All figures should be listed together. Figures should not exceed 16.5 x 22.0 cm and should be numbered. For the reproduction of illustrations, only good quality drawings and original photographs can be accepted. When possible, group several illustrations on one page for reproduction. Photomicrographs should have internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in the photomicrographs should contrast with the back ground. Electronically submitted b/w half-tone and color illustrations must have a final resolution of 300 dpi after scaling, and 800-1200 dpi for line drawings.
Unless indicated otherwise, galley proofs will be sent to the first-named author and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Reprints Reprints may be purchased. Order for supply of reprints may be sent while returning the galley proofs after corrections. No reprint/s will be supplied free of charge.
Order Form and Price List will be sent with the galley proofs. Referees Generally, submitted manuscripts are sent to two experienced referees from our panel. The contributor’s may submit names of three qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but are not associated with the same institution(s) as the contributors nor have published manuscripts with the contributors in the past 10 years.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html). Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council's guide for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.