St. Xavier’s College

ALUVA, KERALA - Established in 1964

Govt Aided College Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Re-accredited by NAAC with A grade.

Instructions to Authors

Research Articles (not exceeding 4000 words) should be the results of original,unpublished research work in various academic disciplines. Review articles (not exceeding 4000 words) are expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. Short Communication (not exceeding 2000 words) are brief accounts on projects undertaken. They should include a brief abstract and an introductory paragraph.

Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript should be ordered as follows: Title page, abstract, key words, text, acknowledgements, references, figure and table legends, figures and tables. All manuscripts should be typeset in MS Word (Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12 points) double-spaced with at least 1” margin from all sides. Manuscript pages should be serially numbered.

  • Title Page:- The first page of the article should contain the title of the paper, thenames of authors, affiliations and addresses. The address of the corresponding author should be provided in full.
  • Abstract:- The second page must contain an abstract of not more than 200 wordsand 3-5 keywords.
  • Text:- The text of an article should be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.
  • Tables and Figures:- All figures and tables should be included as separate sheets orfiles, are to be numbered using Arabic numerals and be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Figures should be uploaded separately, not embedded in the article file. Soft copies of figures in Tagged Image Format or Joint Photographic Experts Group (TIFF or JPEG) with at least 300 dpi resolution in Grayscale mode is preferred. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Legends to tables and figures may be provided on a separate page.
  • Abbreviations, Characters and Units:- Define abbreviations that are not standard ina footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Superscripts, subscripts and ambiguous characters should be clearly indicated. Units of measure should be metric or, preferably, SI.
  • Acknowledgements:- The acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be given at the end of the paper, before the reference list and should be as brief as possible. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
  • References:- The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
Journal article

Amann RI, Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H (1995) Phylogenetic identification and in situ detection of individual microbial cells without cultivation. Microbiological Reviews 59: 143 – 165

Book

Bull AT (2004) Microbial diversity and bioprospecting. ASM press, New York

Online document

Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing Physics Web. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007

  • Mail manuscripts for publishing in the journal to discourse2013@gmail.com