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(An International Peer reviewed Journal)

Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar-249404

DESCRIPTION
The Journal of Natural & Physical Sciences is a well established international journal for publication of research in Natural (Zoology, botany, earth science and related allied subjects) and Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and mathematics, computer science and related allied subjects). Emphasis is placed on experimental and theoretical work which contributes to a basic understanding of new insight into the above topics.

Articles are encouraged in all the above areas, but especially those which emphasize fundamental aspects of natural and physical sciences. From time-to-time, Special Issues of the journal containing proceedings of conferences/seminars devoted to topical or rapidly developing fields are also published.

The Journal is regularly indexed/abstracted in Indian Science Abstracts.

 

JOURNAL POLICY
Manuscripts must be submitted in English. Papers are submitted on the understanding that the subject matter has not been previously published and is not being submitted to another Journal. Authors must include a statement to this effect with their submission. Authors must accept full responsibility for the factual accuracy of the data presented and should obtain any authorisation necessary for publication. All papers are sent to referees who advise the Editor on the matter of acceptance in accordance with the standards required. Referees’ names are not disclosed, but their views are forwarded to the authors for consideration. Authors can provide names of suitable referees during the process of sending their manuscript.

 

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscript directly to the Editor by e-mail. Alternatively, authors can submit by sending two hard copies of the manuscript and matching CD directly to the managing editor.

 

Title
The title should be brief, specific and rich in informative words; it should not contain any literature references.

 

Authors and affiliations
Please supply given names, middle initials and family names for complete identification. Use superscript lowercase letters to indicate different addresses, which should be as detailed as possible, and must include the country name. The corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk, and contact details (fax, e-mail) should be placed in a footnote. There should be only one corresponding author. Information relating to other authors (e.g. present addresses) should be placed in footnotes indicated by appropriate symbols.

 

Abstract
Communications and Research Papers must include a short abstract that states briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.

 

PACS

codes/Keywords

Please supply one or more PACS-1998 classification codes up to 5 keywords for indexing purposes.

 

Text
Text should be subdivided in the simplest possible way consistent with clarity. Headings should reflect the relative importance of the sections. Ensure that all tables, figures and schemes are placed and cited in the text in numerical order. Abbreviations should be used consistently throughout the text, and all non-standard abbreviations should be defined on first usage. Owing to the international character of the Journal, no rigid rules concerning notation and spelling will be applied, but each paper should be consistent within itself as to symbols and units.

 

References
References are cited in the text just by square brackets [1]. Two or more references at a time may be put in one set of brackets [3,4]. The references are to be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text and are to be listed at the end of the contribution under a heading References, see our example below.

[1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (1), 51-59 (2000).

Reference to a book:

[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, third ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, p.p.281-304, 1999.

[4] R.J. Ong, J.T. Dawley and P.G. Clem: submitted to Journal of Materials Research (2003).

[5] P.G. Clem, M. Rodriguez, J.A. Voigt and C.S. Ashley, U.S. Patent 6,231,666 (2001).

[6] Information on http://www.jnps.org

 

Photographs
Photographs should be scanned and saved as TIFF format (at least 300 dpi resolutions).

 

Formats
We can accept most word-processing formats (but prefer Microsoft Word 97 for Windows: Word98 Macintosh files should be saved as Word97 Windows). Most formatting codes will be removed or replaced on processing your article so there is no need for you to use excessive layout styling. In addition, do not use options such as automatic word breaking, justified layout, double columns, automatic paragraph numbering (especially for numbered references) or End Note. However, do use bold face, italic, subscripts, superscripts, etc.

 

HARD COPY WITH CD SUBMISSION

Authors can submit their manuscript directly to the Editor by mail. Two hard copies of the manuscript must be supplied, along with a disk specifying the operating system and program(s) used. The disk version should match exactly the hard copy. In general, the instructions given above for manuscript preparation should be followed for manuscript preparation. In addition, to the e-mail address and fax number for the corresponding author, a complete postal address should be clearly indicated on the first page of the manuscript. Please note that this type of submission will have a slower publication time than electronic submission via E-mail.

 

COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES
Shortly after acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. The copyright agreement must be completed before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables publisher to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the author’s proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations, and includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.

(Since - 2005)

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