Instructions for Authors

Online peer review international journal

Instructions for Authors 
International Journal of Ethnobiology publishes original research papers, technical, semi technical articles and relevant empirical studies, short communications, book reviews, new perspectives and opinions under correspondence section.

Manuscript Submission
Manuscript should be submitted online in editable format i.e .doc (Microsoft Word) to Editor, International Journal of Ethnobiology, Manuscripts submitted by other methods will not be considered. Submission of manuscript implies that the submitted work has not been published, not accepted or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscript should be submitted along with a covering letter and three or four potential referees (optional).

Manuscript preparation
Authors should aim to communicate ideas and information clearly and concisely, in language suitable for the moderate specialist. Experimental paper should contain sufficient detail and references to public sources of information to permit others to repeat the work. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported without explicit permission from the investigator with whom the information originated. When a paper has joint authorship, one author must accept responsibility for all correspondence; the full postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author who is to check proofs should be provided.

Papers should conform to the following general layout:

Title page: This should include title, authors, affiliations, email, telephone and fax numbers.
Abstract: This must be on a separate page. It should be about 100-200 words long and should summarize the paper. The abstract should be followed by up to six keywords additional to those in the title identifying the subject matter for retrieval systems. Section headings First-, second-, third-, and fourth- order headings should be clearly distinguishable but not numbered.

In the text, references should be in the following forms: (Singh, 1988); (Prasad and Yadav, 2006). When papers are by three authors, use all names on the first mention and thereafter abbreviate to the first name et al. For papers by four or more authors, use et al. throughout. The list of references must include all publications cited in the text.

Khan, I. A., Prasad, S.N. and Mathur, P. K. 1993. Manipur brow- antlered deer Cervus eldi eldi: its future conservation through rehabilitation. International Zoo Yearbook 32: 39-44.
Badola, H. K. 1994. Bud phenological studies as an aid to forestry research: an overview. Pp. 163-169. In Forestry Research and Education. (eds Dogra, P. D. and Dhiman, R. C.), Diamond Jubilee Publication, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
Prater, S. H. 1948. The Book of Indian Animals. Bombay Natural History Society. Mumbai.
Smith, J. and Brown, B. (eds). 2001. The demise of modern genomics. Blackwell, London.
Chung, S-T. and Morris, R. L. 1978. Isolation and character-ization of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid from Streptomyces fradiae. In: Abstracts of the 3rd international symposium on the genetics of industrial microorganisms, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4-9 June 1978.
Healthwise Knowledgebase. 1998. US Pharmacopeia, Rockville. Cited 21 Sept 1998.

All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a ‘Figure’ and they should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Photographs should be of minimum resolution of 300 dpi and supplied in JPEG format.

Each table should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.) and should be cited in the text.

Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. One corrected proof, together with the original, edited manuscript, should be returned to the Publisher within three days of receipt by email.

Authors will be asked, upon acceptance of an article, to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. This will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws.

Responsibility of the author to obtain written permission for a quotation from unpublished material, or for all quotations in excess of 250 words in one extract or 500 words in total from any work still in copyright, and for the reprinting of figures, or tables from unpublished or copyrighted material.


To support the cost of wide dissemination of research results through publication of journal, the authors are requested to pay Rs. 1500/- per article (MANDATORY for publication of articles in the journal). 

NOTE: The research paper publication process starts with the submission of your research paper. The peer review process usually complete within 20-30 days time, depending upon the number of research paper in queue. 

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