Novel Research in Microbiology Journal
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As part of the submission process to NRMJ, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submission will be returned to authors if itdoes not adhere to these guidelines.
The Main Text of the research article should use the following order:
Title must be informative and not more than 30 words. Authors listed with middle names as initials only (e.g. Cawl R. Darwin). Affiliations should be stated after author’s names. Author for correspondence indicated by an asterisk with an e-mail address provided (one author only).
Running head – a short title of no more than 6 words
Keywords – provide up to 6 words
Indicate briefly the aims and how the work was done, the novel results obtained and conclusions in no more than 250 words.
Describe the state of the current work in the relevant field and avoid narrative sentences without benefit. Give a clear statement of the objectives and hypotheses being tested. State the novel results obtained from the current workand are not reached in similar recent previous works.
Materials and methods
Sufficient information must be given in this section to allow the reader to understand the new experimental design (if any) and statistical methods used in data analysis. All experiments should have adequate replication and, where relevant, should have been repeated for confirmation. Commercial equipment and products used in experiments should name the product and company. State the analytical methods used e.g. analysis of variance (ANOVA) and ensure that the method chosen is appropriate for the data.
Results should be presented in an orderly fashion. Make use of tables and figures where necessary and without duplication. Data tables presenting, for example, mean values should include the appropriate standard errors (SE) and degrees of freedom (d.f.) relevant to the SE.
Discussion is presented separately from the Results, and no subheadings are allowed in this section. It should not normally exceed 5 pages in length. Focus on the work presented, scientific interpretation of results and their relationships with other relevant recently published works.
In few sentences, try to stand out the new methodologies used (if any), main novel results obtained that differ from previous recent works and thus deserve publication. Finally, state authors future prospectus to apply current results to benefit the public, improve the economy or to save the environment.
Authors may acknowledge any grants or assistance associated with the work reported or for the development of the manuscript.
References used must be recent.
Guidelines for citing in text:
Use the author-year method of citing publications. i.e., “Various investigators (Smith, 1990; Smith et al., 1988, 1995(a, b); Smith and Jones, 1994) have reported similar findings”.
Guidelines for reference list:
List all references in alphabetical order by authors’ surnames. Single-author works should be listed before works with multiple authors. Works by the same author(s) should be ordered chronologically. List specific pages of books. Do not abbreviate titles of journals and write full names. Double-check the accuracy of page and volume numbers, year of publication, and check that each reference is cited in the text. If a work cited is in preparation, submitted but not accepted for publication, cite the work in parentheses in the text, e.g., (J. Jones, unpublished data) or (J. Jones, personal communication), not in Literature Cited.
Roman script references
Titles of books and articles in Roman script should be recorded in their original language. If this language is deemed by the author of the article but is highly inaccessible to most readers, they should be followed at the author’s discretion by an English translation in parentheses. When the publisher of the book or journal provides the title or contents in English, in addition to the original language, we prefer the translation unless it contains glaring mistakes. The entire reference will be followed by the language in parentheses, i.e. (Hebrew), (Russian), (Norwegian), etc.
Self-explanatory with an appropriate legend without abbreviations. Identify tables using a number, e.g. Table 2. Mention tables in the text in numerical order (Table 1, then Table 2 etc.). Use superscript lower case letters for footnotes, e.g. a, b and c. Save the file in an editable format, e.g..DOCX, not embedded as an image.
Identify figures using a number, e.g. Figure 2, number in a separate series from the Tables. Mention figures in the text in numerical order (Figure 1, then Figure 2 etc.). Subdivisions within figures should be labeled with lower case letters, e.g. (a), (b) and (c). Colored figures should be used when details cannot be adequately observed on black and white photographs. Legends should be included at the end of the main document, self-explanatory and without abbreviations.
NRMJ uses CrossCheck™ software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material (Plagiarism). By submitting your manuscript to NRMJ you are agreeing to undergo any necessary originality checks your manuscript may have during the peer-review and production processes.
Why do we charge publication fees?
NRMJ is an Open Access journal. Open access enables far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model, allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, which can greatly increase the impact of their work. Thus there is no income to NRMJ that comes from selling any forms of subscriptions to this electronic version of the journal. In order to cover the costs induced by editorial procedures, routine operation of the journals, and the provision and maintenance of a publication infrastructure, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Publication charges.
Authors should note that a publication charge will be levied for the publication of their paper when their manuscript is accepted. Manuscripts will be published in the first issue available after proof of the publication charge payment is received. For Egyptian researchers; publication charge is 1300 L.E., for foreign researchers; 75$ is required. For more information, please contact the Editorial Office at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
After Acceptance of the article for publication in NRMJ, authors have to pay the publication charges.
In case if any author after acceptance wants to withdraw his/her article then the author must have to pay the processing handling charges (400 L.E. for Egyptians, 25$ for foreigners). Proofs will be sent via e-mail as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.
The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright, and to retain publishing rights without any restrictions.