The manuscript should be submitted through the online submission system. A manuscript should not contain more than 20 pages of A4 size, one column, doubled spaced lines, roughly equal to 4500-5000 words. Manuscript should be submitted electronically as single word file embedding all the figures and tables in following format (preferably in Arial font 12). Papers will be published shortly after acceptance. Manuscripts submitted for publication are critically reviewed before they are published.
Authors willing to submit their manuscript are requested to carefully go through the guidelines as given below:
Submission of Manuscript
1. Submission of a manuscript to the Horizon Publishers India implies that the research work described has neither been published, nor it is under consideration for publication anywhere else and the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors.
2. It is the responsibility of author (s) to obtain prior approval of the appropriate authorities of the institute where the work had been carried out. The publisher in no case, whatsoever, will be held legally responsible if there were any claims raised for compensation.
3. If authors are using any copyrighted material (figure, table or text passages), they must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for doing that. Authors are fully responsible for the authenticity of the literature and originality of the data. The Horizon Publishers India strictly check plagiarism before publication.
4. Author (s) will submit an author agreement form in the specified format for copyright transfer and declare about authenticity of the literature and originality of the data.
Manuscript Preparation –
Manuscripts prepared for submission should be should be structured as word file in following pattern:
2. Name(s) and affiliation of author(s).
5. Introduction. To includes a literature review.
6. Materials and methods/methodology.
7. Results. This section is sometimes combined with the discussion.
8. Discussion. Sometimes a conclusion section is included in the paper, which may be combined with the discussion section.
9. Conflict of Interest
a. Title page: It should include article title, name of author (s), affiliations, full contact address of corresponding author with Phone, Fax and Email. Article title should be brief, informative and easily understandable. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote. Font size of article title should be 14, for section title it should be 13 and for text it should be 12.
b. Next page will contain abstract of the article (150-250 words) followed by 5-6 keywords. A list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelled out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text.
c. The manuscript text will start from the subsequent page.
d. The manuscript body will consist of
[i]. Introduction: This section will give brief introduction of the research work while reviewing the latest research related to it. The introduction section should clearly mention the significance and objectives of the research work being reported.
[ii]. Materials & Methods: This section should be detailed enough so that the other interested researchers could repeat the experiments. In case of common methods used, only citation will be sufficient. However, if any modification in the established method was made, it should be clearly mentioned. Wherever applicable, it should also be mentioned that the ethical clearance was obtained for performing animal trials.
[iii]. Results: Authors should describe their important observations in this section. The data should have been analyzed statically .
[iv]. Discussion and conclusions: In this section, authors should discuss their observations in view of already published literature. Variation from the published reports, if any, should be discussed logically giving all possible reasons and then conclusions should be made.
e. Acknowledgements: After “Discussion and conclusions” section, authors can acknowledge the technical help/financial grant of their colleague/institutes etc.
Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. First mention of tables in text must be in sequential order; indicate first mention of each table in margin of manuscript. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text.
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 (Figure 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.
f. References: The referencing pattern should be like this:-
Walkley A, Black IA (1934) Determination of organic carbon in soil. Soil Science 37: 29-38.
Hall IR, Wang Y (1998) Methods for cultivating edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms. In Varma A (Ed). Mycorrhiza Manual, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.
Somasegaran P, Hoben HJ (1994) Handbook for Rhizobia: Methods in Legume–Rhizobium Technology. Springer, New York.
Karvy AA (2008) Seasonal outlook on chili. Karvy Special Reports, KarvyComtrade.
http://www.karvycomtrade.com/downloads/karvySpecialReports/karvys/SpecialReports20080908 01.pdf, accessed on 01 June 2010.
g. The Tables and figures should be placed just after the “Reference section”. The figures should be clear with high resolution.
Note: In the manuscript text, citation should follow this pattern:
1. Chaudhary et al. (2010) reported that…..
2. Chaudhary & kaul (2010) reported that….
3. Most of the chilli species and varieties cultivated in India contain around 1% capsaicin but Naga chilli has around 2–4% capsaicin as reported by various researchers (Mathur et al., 2000; Sanatombi & Sharma, 2008).