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Editor-in-Chief :
Dr Vasco Azevedo
Prof Dr Arun Kharat
Category : International Journal
Publisher : Bioinfo Publications
ISSN : 0975-5276 (Print) E-ISSN : 0975-9174 (Online) Frequency : Monthly
Index Copernicus Value (ICV) : 7.25; IF: 4.575 (2015); NAAS:4.77 (2016)       CODEN : IJMR
DOI : 10.9735/0975-5276       Abbreviation : Int J Microbiol Res
Subject : Life Sciences     License :     Plagiarism :
Instruction For Authors (H)

Peer-Reviewed International Journals

* Please read the guidelines before submitting your document.  

  Articles are actively checked for plagiarism by CrossCheck.

Manuscripts may be submitted openly to the Editor-in-Chief (email) in electronic submission without prior invitation or at *Editorial Tracking System or E-Mail- or
For expedient and speedy reviewing of author's manuscripts, authors are strongly advised to include the DOC file of their article / paper as per author instructions [word file] and submit online at -*Editorial Tracking System

Editor-in-Chief: Editorial Tracking System

Compulsory Steps for authors:
* Login and Upload manuscript online to: *Editorial Tracking System [it will helpful carry all editorial process of journal]
* Suggest Three reviewer names from journal editorials or your colleagues/acquaintances
* Kindly revise the manuscript as per author instructions [word file] -
* Online Submission of Copyright Form to- or


Publication Steps: Editorial & Peer Review Process
Time table
The Editorial board at Bioinfo publications journals follows a time table which is based on its current workload and as far as possible tries to adhere to it.

1 Time from receiving manuscript to initial (provisional) approval/disapproval by editorial board: 7 days
2 Time from approval to completion of peer review: 1-6 weeks
3 Time for authors to send back the correction or explanations to comments by peer reviewers: 1-2 weeks
4 Time for final acceptance by the editorial board based on peer review process: 1 week
5 Time for authors to send in the final corrected draft: 1-2 weeks
6 Time for Bioinfo journal to set up the article in its format: 2 weeks
7 Time for authors to do the final proof reading: 1 week
8 Time for Bioinfo journal to do the proof read changes: 1 week
9 Time for Bioinfo journal to Publish the Online First version: 1-2 weeks

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication on the understanding that they are being submitted only to one Bioinfo publications journal at one time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere.
The following is the editorial workflow that every article / manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.
The entire editorial workflow is performed using the online Bioinfo publications Editorial Management System. Once a manuscript is submitted, the manuscript is assessed by a Screening Editor for originality of work, scientific flaws and plagiarism.


Online Manuscript Submission Guideline: *Editorial Tracking System or E-Mail- or
Click here to submit Article / Manuscript.


Submission Acknowledgment:
You may, however, still submit your manuscripts through conventional surface mail. A successful electronic submission of a manuscript will be followed by a system-generated acknowledgement to the principal/corresponding author within 72 hours of the online electronic submission of their manuscript. Any queries therein should be addressed to

Reviewing and Promptness of Publication:
All papers submitted for publication will be immediately subjected to editorial scrutiny, usually in consultation with members of the Editorial Board. Every effort will be made to assess the papers quickly and the decision conveyed to the authors normally within 1-4 weeks of the receipt of the paper. The papers will be typeset and the proofs dispatched to the authors normally within 1-2 weeks of their acceptance. Please provide your telephone and Fax numbers with your E-Mail address with all submissions.

Copyright is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the authors agree that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors, if plagiarism is discovered. By submitting a manuscript the authors agree that the copyright of their article is transferred to the publishers if and when the article is accepted for publication.

* If in future any conflict of interest | Misstep | Flaw | Fluff found in article experimental data | procedure (which invalidates the conclusion), article will be immediately retracted from publication process

General Guidelines for article :
For full articles, the manuscript, written in English, should not exceed 30 pages in length and for mini-reviews a maximum of 40 pages in length. The manuscript should be typed in single spacing throughout on A-4 or American quarto paper. Soft copies of the manuscript must accompany the original and should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief at his address. All pages should be numbered. Abbreviations should be defined the first time they are used in the manuscript and a list of abbreviations used should also be provided.

Manuscript Organization:
The manuscript should be divided as: *Title, *Affiliation, *Corresponding Author Email, *Abstract, *Keywords, *Main text, *References . The text may be subdivided further according to the areas to be discussed. This should be followed by the Acknowledgement (if any) and Reference sections. The first page should contain the title, the authors names (initials and surname only), with an asterisk in front of the name of the principal author.

Conflict of Interest: Financial contributions to the work being reported should be clearly acknowledged, as should any potential conflict of interest.

Abstract: The abstract should not exceed 250 words and it should condense the essential features of the article, with the focus on the background, methodology, results, conclusions and major advances in the field.
Key Words: Authors must supply up to eight key words along with their manuscript.
Text: The main text should begin on a separate page and it may be subdivided into separate sections. The article should mention any previous important in the field and contain a comprehensive discussion starting with the general background of the field. It should then go on to discuss the salient features of recent developments. The authors should avoid presenting material which has already been published in previous reviews. The reference numbers should be given in square brackets in the text. Acknowledgements should be kept to a minimum.

a. Data Tables should be submitted in Microsoft Excel or in Microsoft Word table format.
b. Each table should include a title/caption explaining what the table shows. Detailed legends may then follow.
c. Tables should be given on separate pages with indications on the left hand margin to the text, as to the appropriate placement of the tables.
d. Tables should not contain vertical rules.
e. Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring the borders of each cell display as black lines.
f. Tables should be numbered consecutively in order of their citation in the body of the text, with Arabic numerals.
g. If a reference is cited in both the table and text, insert a lettered footnote in the table to refer to the numbered reference in the text.
h. Tabular data provided as additional files can be submitted as an Excel spreadsheet.

Diagrams / Figures / Illustrations:
All authors must strictly follow the guidelines below for preparing illustrations for publication in Journal

Editorial Requirements:
The quality of the illustrations printed in the journal largely depends on the quality of the Diagrams / figures/illustration provided by the author. In preparing artwork or graphics for publication, keep in mind the following points.
a. Submit the original artwork or a photographic print of the original for publication.
b. Manuscript submitted openly to the Editor-in-Chief in electronic submission without prior invitation at *Editorial Tracking System or E-Mail-
c. Illustrations should be provided as separate page, after the text content in same doc files, not embedded in the text.
d. Remove all color from graphics except for those illustrations (Greyscale), which are intended to be printed in color.
e. Kindly revised the manuscript as per author instructions [word file] -
f. Figures should be referred to as 'Fig. 1-', 'Fig. 2-' etc. in the text with figure numbers in bold within round bracket.
g. Revised manuscripts should contain a complete set of artwork and photographs.

Technical Details:
Figures should be provided on high quality, white, smooth opaque paper.

Resolution and Format:
a. The following file formats can be accepted (Preference in order of appearance): TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PDF.
b. Whenever possible, submit graphics that do not have to be reduced to fit the standard figure size or alternatively, submit the figures in their original program in which they have been drawn.
c. Use the best resolution available. For online submission the maximum resolution is 300 dpi.
d. Avoid textures and shadings giving a three-dimensional effect to the illustration.
e. Symbols and lettering in the illustration should be of similar size.
f. Smaller lettering is used.
g. Font: ARIAL NARROW is preferable. Font size: 10pt (maximum).
h. Line drawings should have clear and sharp lines and should be of uniform density. Moreover, lines should be continuous without any breaks.
i. Do not use lines thinner than 1 point.
j. Illustrations must fit a single or double column format on the journal page, according to the following guideline below:
SINGLE COLUMN 24 cm (max) 8.5 cm (max)
DOUBLE COLUMN 24 cm (max) 18.0 cm (max)

Illustrations and Color Figures:
The cost for the published page of color figures will charge according to publishers [ if author need color prints of their article].
Color figures should be supplied in CMYK not RGB colors.
Required resolution for online submission is 300 dpi. Please use the maximum resolution available. In case the figure(s) are of an inferior quality they will need to be improved either by the author or by the publisher on a charged basis.

Submit high-contrast prints that are of single- or double-column width so that they will not have to be reduced when printed. Negatives are not acceptable.

Chemical Structures:
Chemical structures must be prepared according to the guidelines below.
Structures should be prepared using a suitable drawing program e.g. ChemDraw, Chem-Sketch and provided as separate file, submitted both on disk and in printed formats. Numbers in bold should identify all chemical structure. If a name is also used to describe the compound, the associated number in bold should be in parenthesis, e.g. “compound (1)”.

References: All references must be numbered in the text in square brackets, e.g. [6], or [8, 11-16], in order of citation in the text. Titles of journals are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstract Service Source Index, example: Title of article / paper is not necessary in all references and journal name should be Italic; for example as:

[1] Gomase V.S. and Chitlange N.R. (2010) Global Journal of Biotechnology & Biochemistry, 5 (3), 161-165.
[2] Gomase V.S., Parundekar A.N. (2009) International Journal of Bioinformatics Research & Applications, 5(5), 479-500.
[3] Gomase V.S., Tandale J.P., Patil S.A. and Kale K.V. (2006) 14th International Conference on Advance Computing & Communication, Published by IEEE Computer Society in IEEE Xplore USA, 614-615.
[4] Gomase V.S., Changbhale S.S., Patil S.A. and Kale K.V. (2008) Current Drug Metabolism, 9(1), 88-98.
[5] Gomase V.S. and Changbhale S.S. (2007) Current Proteomics, 4(2), 107-114.
[6] Gomase V.S. (2006) Current Drug Discovery Technologies, 3(3), 225-9.

Abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications (which can only be included if the permission has been obtained) should not be given in the reference section but they may be mentioned in the text with details provided as footnotes. All authors of referenced papers must be cited and there must be no use of the short hand version of et al. when citing the authors.

Submission Declaration to Bioinfo Publications:
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.

Contributors: The statement that all authors have approved the final article is true, included in the disclosure and approved the manuscript for final publication .
**Manuscript Handling Fee :

Open Access Model
Open access publishing provides immediate, worldwide, easily accessible, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested researchers to view, read, download, print, and redistribute any article without any subscription charges. Open access publishing enable far worldwide distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many scientists in a variety of research fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact value, citation of their work.

Manuscript Handling Fee or Open Access publication charges:
As charges are involved in every stage of the article / paper publication process, like manuscript handling form submission to publication, peer-review process, typesetting, copy-editing, tagging and indexing of articles, Electronic composition, webpage development and production, hosting the final article on dedicated servers, electronic archiving, server and website update and maintenance, charges to ensure global dissemination and administrative and overheads, the author is asked to pay an article publication charges. Article Publication charges, to cover processing and publications charges.
In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting organization / institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers. In addition, authors who publish in our open access journals retain the copyright of their work enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

*Revised publication charges effective from 01 April 2016*
World Bank Country Classification*
Category: *OA Publication Charges
*Authors from India : : 110 USD
Low-income economies (91): 345 USD
Middle-income economies (54): 345 USD
High-income economies (70): 345 USD

*'Certificate of Publication' for all author

Country Classification* Publication Charges -
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Bioinfo Publications charge a standard subscription price applicable to all journals. All subscription charges mentioned below are inclusive of delivery charges.

Price for single copy: 150 $ (U.S. DOLLAR)
Price for a complete volume: 425 $ USD (4 issues/volume)
Number of issues: 4 issues/year
Number of copies: 1 copy for each issue

Payment options:
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Payment instruction:
1. All payment should be made payable in favor of- 'BIOINFO PUBLICATION'
2. Cancellations: no refunds will be made after the manuscript / pdf / reprints / first issue of the journal for the year has been published. No Refunds of any payment [if payment was already made], after cancellation or withdraw of article from publication process.
3. Convey details- if official delay of payment process
4. Kindly apprise us the details of your remittance if you have made any.
5. Author should take care of plagiarism and strictly avoided



Payment of manuscript handling fee:
Once a article / manuscript has been accepted, the corresponding author will be contacted to make the necessary payment of the manuscript handling fee. Please note that - on the Editorial Tracking System, the “Payment Invoice’ is ONLY enabled for manuscripts that have been accepted for publication.

PDF draft publication:
*After receiving confirmation of remittance (payment); we directly send final published PDF draft of manuscript within working 1-2 weeks and also upload the same online at journal content webpage.

Author Galley Proofs:
Prior to publication of article, a galley proof is sent to the corresponding author. Authors are advised to read the proof and correct minor typographical, grammatical errors or technical error [if any]. Authors should promptly return proofs to the editorial office.

* If in future any conflict of interest | Misstep | Flaw | Fluff found in article experimental data | procedure (which invalidates the conclusion), article will be immediately retracted from publication process

Language Editing:
Manuscripts submitted containing many English typographical errors will not be published. Authors from non-English language countries are advised to use the services of our professional language editing department prior to submitting their manuscript to the Journal.

Publication of article:
Once galley proofs are received at the editorial office, the manuscripts are usually included in the next issue of the journal. The article will thereafter be published on the journal’s website

Publication Notification for article:
After the article is made available on the Bioinfo journal’s website, a publication notice is sent to the corresponding author with links to the issue and article. Author will receive by e-mail a free copy of their article as a PDF file. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article which is exclusively for the author's own use. Authors may also order a personal print and subscription of the journal at the normal subscription rate by contacting the subscription department at e-mail:

E-PUBLICATIONS Ahead of Schedule:
Bioinfo Publications are pleased to offer electronic publication of accepted papers prior to scheduled publication. These peer-reviewed papers can be cited using the date of access and the unique article number. Any final changes in manuscripts will be made at the time of online publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. Alternatively if not available at the time, be requested by completing the available inquiry form.

Articles appearing in E-Publications Ahead-of-Schedule sections have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in this journal and posted online before scheduled publication. Articles appearing here may contain statements, opinions, and technical information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation data. Accordingly, Bioinfo Publications, the editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained of articles in the E-Publications Ahead-of-Schedule.

Accepted articles can be published online for free open access for all to view, and be deposited by the Publishers in Centralised Databases. Open access publishing provides the maximum dissemination of the article to the largest audience.

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This general statement will be supplemented by instructions to authors (as well as in communications to editors and peer reviewers) relevant for each journal.

The editor(s) and Bioinfo Publication of this Journal believe that there are fundamental principles underlying scholarly or professional publishing. The fundamental principles with respect to the authors' paper are that the paper should:
• be the authors' own original work, which has not been previously published elsewhere
• reflect the authors' own research work and analysis and do so in a truthful and complete manner,
• which having properly credit the meaningful contributions of co-authors and co-researchers,
• not be submitted to more than one journal for consideration (ensuring it is not under redundant simultaneous peer review for another journal), and
• be appropriately placed in the context of prior and existing research.

Equal importance and ethical guidelines dealing with research methods and research funding, which includes issues dealing with informed consent, research subject privacy rights, conflicts of interest, and sources of funding.
As Bioinfo Publication- while it may not be possible to draft an "ethical code" that applies adequately to all instances and circumstances, Bioinfo Publication believes it useful to outline our expectations of authors and procedures that the Bioinfo Journal will employ in the event of questions concerning author conduct. Relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.

Bioinfo Publication's policy on conflicts of interest:
A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author’s work. A conflict of interest can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the Journal is the safest course. All submissions to the Bioinfo Journal must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The Bioinfo Journal may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript. A decision may be made by the Bioinfo Journal not to publish on the basis of the declared conflict.

Potential conflicts of interest:
At the end of the article text, under a subheading “Disclosure Statement or conflicts of interest”, all authors must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations. Which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications, patent registrations, and research grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage.

Funding source:
If funding has been provided for publication of article; all sources of funding must be declared. This declaration with the heading 'Role of the funding source' should be made in a separate section of the text in the manuscript and placed before the References. Authors must describe the role of the research sponsors, if any, in research design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication.

Changes to authorship:
This policy concerns the new addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted articles.

Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online Bioinfo website:
Requests to newly add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Bioinfo Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include:
1. The reason the name should be newly added or removed, or the author names rearranged
2. Written confirmation e-mail, fax, duly signed letter from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement of authors names. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.
Requests which are not sent by the corresponding author - will be forwarded by the Bioinfo Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above.
Note that:
• Bioinfo Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests
• Publication of the accepted manuscript in an online Bioinfo website is suspended until authorship has been agreed

After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue:
Any requests to newly add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and may result in a corrigendum.

Articles ever withdrawn from Bioinfo Publications or Bioinfo Digital Library:
However, very occasionally some circumstances arise in which a manuscript is published that must later be retracted or even removed from Bioinfo Journals. Such decisions must never be taken lightly, and can only occur under exceptional circumstances, such as:
• Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions to other journals, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data.
• Legal limitations upon the publisher, copyright holder or authors
• The identification of wrong, false or inaccurate data that, if acted upon, would pose a serious health risk.

* If in future any conflict of interest | Misstep | Flaw | Fluff found in article experimental data | procedure (which invalidates the conclusion), article will be immediately retracted from publication process.

Editor in Chief
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