Guidelines for Authors
Virology Research Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts in the fields of Viral Gene Expression, Genetic Diversity and Evolution, Virus-Cell Interactions, Cellular Response to Infection, Transformation and Oncogenesis, Gene Delivery, Prions, Vaccines and Antiviral Agents and Pathogenesis and Immunity that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.
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 Virology Research Journal and will be copyrighted by the journal.
Article Processing Charges (APC) :
Virology Research Journal is Open Access, self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal, It does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.
Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 45 days
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.
Author Withdrawal Policy
From time to time, an author may wish to withdraw a manuscript after submitting it. Changing ones mind is an authors prerogative. And an author is free to withdraw an article at no charge as long as it is withdrawn within 5 days of its initial submission.
If you have concerns or questions about it, please contact us for further discussion. We welcome your input.
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.
No need to send hard copies of the manuscripts if they have already been sent through e-mail. [email protected]
The title must concise and informative and should not exceed the 60 characters (12-15 words) including spaces (with key words appropriate for retrieval purposes) and provide peer readers with a quick overview of the paper's contents. Avoid abbreviations and formulae wherever possible.
Name of the author(s) with initials and the name and address of the institution where the work was done must be given. Present address (es) of author(s) may be given if they are different from the above. Provide, also, with the e-mail address of first and/or the corresponding author so that an immediate communication with the editor is possible. This e-mail address also appears on the first page of the printed article.
All papers must have an abstract not more than 250 words of clear, informative and giving significant objectives, methodology, results and conclusion in the paper. Presentation of numerical results should be avoided as far as possible in the abstract.
Between 4 and 6 key words must be provided for the purpose of indexing and information retrieval.
The introduction should introduce the research problem that the study was designed to address and its significance. It should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. What gap is the current study designed to fill? In other words, the introduction should provide the information for the reader that he/she will need in order to understand and appreciate the science you will report on later in the article.
References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list. Journal names are abbreviated according to Biological Abstracts and correctly format the references of your paper. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references. Please use the following style for the reference list:
Examples: All the references must be in the following order.
Von Pirquet C. Allergie. MunchenerMedizinische Wochenschrift. 1906; 53:1457-1458. Sibbald B.
Familial inheritance of asthma and allergy. In: Kay AB, Allergy and allergic disease. Oxford: Blackwell Science. 1997; p 1177-1186. S. A. Gelfand, “The acoustic reflex,” in Hand Book of Clinical Audiology, J. Katz, L. Medwetsky, R. Burkard, and L. J. Hood, Eds., pp.189–221, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, New York, NY, USA, 6rd edition, 2009.
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 colour illustrations must have a final resolution of 300 dpi after scaling, and 800-1200 dpi for line drawings.
Proofs and Reprints
Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file and should be returned with one week of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to type setting errors. Authors are advised to check their proofs very carefully before return, since inclusion of late corrections cannot be acceptable. Corrected proofs are to be returned to the publishers. The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts
Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make changes like typographical or minor clerical errors if necessary in the research articles. No changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file. 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. Reprint Order Form and Price List will be sent with the galley proofs.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication (except thesis), in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publishers it is necessary that the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright (download here) to the publisher before publication of the work.
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 possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Report losses to observation (such as dropouts from a clinical trial). Put a general description of methods in the Methods section. When data are summarized in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyse them. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as 'random' (which implies a randomising device), 'normal', 'significant', 'correlations', and 'sample'. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.