Science Web Instruction for Authors

The instructions for authors include information about preparing a manuscript for submission to the journal of interest, criteria for publication and the online submission process.




Microsoft Word formats of Manuscript (MS) should be submitted in electronic form (e-mail attachment) to the Editorial Office of preferred journal.

Note: E-mails for submission is available at the home page of preferred journal. For Articles with multiple authors, we would expect a "corresponding author" to be responsible for the article during the refereeing process after submission.




The cover letter should be a separate word file alongside the manuscript sent as an email message and should contain;

  • Full names of author(s) and affiliations

  • A short biography of author (s)

  • The corresponding author's full address and telephone/fax numbers

The name of the corresponding author should be marked with an asterisk (*) for identification.





Standard full-length paper: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings including experimental procedures. A paper of this nature should contain the Abstract, Key words, Abbreviations, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion), Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Legends to figures. A typical standard paper contains 15–25 manuscript pages (without figures).


Short Communication: It must not exceed 6-12 manuscript pages (without figures) and must contain the Abstract, Key words, Abbreviations, the core of the paper, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Legends to figures. It should report a completed work but not preliminary findings.


Review or minireview: This should give an overview of a topical field of interest for a wide spectrum of readers and should contain the abstract, topical sections and subsections, and references. Minireviews should be concise and no longer than 12-18 manuscript pages.





Manuscript Style


All manuscript should be clearly written in a concise grammatical correct English manner. If English is not your first language, please ask an English-speaking colleague to proofread your article prior to submission to ensure it is of a high standard and conforms to a high level of scientific writing. Arial font style with font size 10 should be used. The entire manuscript should be typed double spaced, with margins of 1 inch each side. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Indent new paragraphs. The style of heading and subheading should be as follows:


  • The first heading should be left, justified bold and in uppercase letters.

  • The first sub-heading should be left justified, bold and title case.

  • Sub-sub-headings should be left justified, bold, italics and title case.

  • Sub-sub-sub-headings should be left justified, bold, italics and title case.


Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and manuscript format may be returned to the author for correction.



Title Page:


The title page should contain the title of paper, running title (optional), names (s) and address (es) of the author (s), the name of the corresponding author (marked with asterisk) along with phone, fax/E-mail information, an abstract, keywords.





The abstract must be brief, informative and self-explanatory and should be written in past tense. It must not exceed 250 words in length and should concisely summarize all important results of the paper without excessive methodical and experimental details. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided.



Key words:


Below the abstract, about 3 to 10 key words characterizing the paper should be listed.





The introduction should give a concise background and provide the rationale to the presented study. It should provide a clear statement of the problem and should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.



Materials and Methods:


This should give detailed and sufficient information of materials and procedures used to allow experiments to be reproduced. Previously published procedures and sources of laboratory procedures should be cited. Information on the equipment model, manufacturer’s name and address including the city, province/state and country should be provided. The procedures should be written in past tense and should consist of paragraphs with individual methods





This should describe the design of the experiment and the obtained results. All tables, figures, graphs, statistical analyses and sample calculations should be presented in this section.





The discussion should relate the presented results to those of previous own or other studies, interprets them and draw conclusions. It can outline working hypotheses, theories, and applications. A combined section of Results and Discussion (may include subheadings) is optional.




This is an optional section that should contain acknowledgements of personal and/or financial assistance.





A. Examples of citation in text

The use of an author's name (without initials) followed by a date or year of publication is used for references found in text.


For Single author's


Perry (2003) early proved that ... This is in agreement with the results obtained by several authors (Brown, 1999; Kramer, 2004; Smith, 2008).


For two author's


Zhang and Cheng (2001) reported that... This was later found to be incorrect (Kumar and Ahmed, 2000).


For three or more authors


When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘ as seen below.


Prince et al. (1990) stated that... Similar results were reported recently (Smith et al., 2003).


In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.

For Instance (Stephen, 2001a,b)



B. List of References


References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Citations of articles in preparation' or manuscript submitted', unpublished observations etc are not allowed. The author(s) name(s) and date or year of publication should be bold excluding the article title, journal name, issue, volume and page numbers.


In the Case of Journal papers for example,


James LS, Habib AG, Akintola DT, Chatterbee DN, Ambrose KW, Kareen TL (2009). Oxygen transfer effects on recombinant benzaldehyde lyase production. Biochem. Biotechnol. Res. 1:115.

Hernández-Herrero MM, Duflos G, Malle P, Bouquelet S (2003). Collagenase activity and protein hydrolysis as related to spoilage of iced cod (Gadus morhua). Food Res. Int. 36(2):141-147.


Same reference style and format applies to citations of text books, book chapters, conference proceedings, etc.





Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with short descriptive titles and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Columns are to be seperated with horizontal lines only. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses. All abbreviations should be defined in footnotes. Use superscript letters (not numbers) for footnotes and keep footnotes to a minimum.





Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or Powerpoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text. Line figures should be supplied as sharp, black and white or color diagrams, drawn with a computer graphics package. Photographs should be sharp and magnifications should be indicated on photographs using a scale bar. Graphics should be supplied as high resolution (at least 300 d.p.i.) electronic files. Digital images supplied as low-resolution cannot be used. The legend should incorporate definitions of any symbols used and all abbreviations and units of measurement should be explained so that the figure can be understood without reference to the text.



Gallery Proofs


Electronic proofs are sent via email-attachment to the corresponding author's as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file after the final review is completed and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Authors are required to note that this is the final version of the manuscript and no significant changes will be made at this stage other than typographical or minor clerical errors. Manuscript with alterations to the text and figures (other than minor errors) will be subjected to re-evaluation and authors may be charged for excessive alterations. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.



Page Charges


All journals published by Scienceweb publishing do not receive direct funding or support from any governmental or external agency, therefore, authors are required to pay a processing fee for each article accepted for publication. These charges cover some of the costs for the journal's production, online availability, hosting and archiving and allows a greater circulation for the journal as well as immediate online availability for unlimited data download worldwide.