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Guidelines to Author

Guidelines to Author

Copyright/ Open Access

OMICS International eBooks provide the publication of chapters in all areas related to Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Social Sciences with their sub categories.

OMICS International eBooks welcomes the proposal of eBooks and submission of book chapters that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Chapters will be online approximately one month after acceptance and eBooks will be published as soon as the entire chapters are processed.

OMICS International eBooks follow the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies.

Two types of eBooks are published in OMICS:

  1. Short eBook
  2. Standard eBook

EBook Processing Charges: OMICS International eBooks are a self-supporting organization and do not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the eBooks is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The handling fees are required to meet cover image preparation, Web page preparation, PDF and Full text, ISBN assigning and online maintenance of the eBooks. Being an Open Access, OMICS International eBooks does not receive payment for subscription, as the eBooks are freely accessible over the internet. Authors of the book chapters are required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their chapters. However, there are no submission charges.

Book Type

eBook Processing Charges

USD

EURO

GBP

Short eBook up to 40 pages

1519

1280

1147

Standard eBook of 15-20 pages per chapter

1019

859

769

 

The basic eBook processing fee or handling cost is as per the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the eBook, etc.

Submission of eBook in all the major categories

Submit your eBook: Coin an eBook or submit book chapter as an email attachment to the Editorial Office at [email protected][email protected]

Cover Letter: The cover letter must state:

  1. It is the original and novel work submitted by the author.
  2. The same eBook was not previously submitted to OMICS eBooks.
  3. Include current telephone and fax numbers, as well as postal and E-mail address of corresponding author to maintain communication.

Plagiarism Detection: Double blind peer review process is followed in OMICS eBooks which is consider as the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, OMICS eBook team has an obligation to assist the scientific community in all stages of publishing ethics, especially in cases of duplicate submission or plagiarism content.

In order to reduce delays, authors should assure that the level, length and format of a chapter submission conform to OMICS Group’s requirements at the submission and each revision stage.

eBook preparation:

General: All the Authors must follow instructions for authors strictly, failing which the chapters would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards to maintain uniformity.

Structure: Arrange the eBook as follows: Title page, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Figures with legends and Tables with legends. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk.

Presented here is an example to link a published eBook:

https://www.esciencecentral.org/ebooks/ebookdetail/biological-control-of-insect-and-weed-pests

Note: Preface, Signature of the Editor, About the Author, Acknowledgements, Introduction to the eBook, Contents of eBook, Resume of the Editor, Passport size photograph of the Editor has to be submitted along with the eBook in separate pages in Microsoft word format.

Page layout:

  1. Margins: Normal, Orientation: Portrait, Size A4 and Columns one
  2. Select all the text and replace with single space
  3. Select the entire document and change the text style to Bookman Old with size 9
  4. Open the paragraph dialog box and select the following:
  • Alignment: Justified
  • Outline level: Body text
  • Line and paragraph spacing 1.5
  • Click Don’t add space between paragraph of the same style
  1. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated.
  2. Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript.

eBook Chapter Preparation: Divide your article into major sections and sub-sections. Subsections should not be numbered 1.1 or 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Main heading format: Times new roman, size 13, sky color, capitalize each word, left alignment

Chapter title: The title should be limited to 25 words or less and should not contain abbreviations. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.

Title format: Georgia 20, sky color, center alignment, capitalize each word

Author Information: Complete names and affiliation of all authors, including contact details of corresponding author (Telephone, Fax and E-mail address).

Author and his affiliation: Arial 9, star mark to corresponding author, red color superscript to author and different university.

Abstract: The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should summarize the chapter content in 300 words or less. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. The preferable format should accommodate a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion.

Keywords: Following the abstract, a list of keywords (3-10) and abbreviations should be included alphabetically.

Introduction: The introduction should set the tone of the paper by providing a clear statement of the study, the relevant literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution.

Materials and Methods: This section should provide a complete overview of the design of the study. However, only new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address.

Results and discussion: The results section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. Results and discussion may be combined or in a separate section.

Conclusions: The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section (maximum 150 words).

Note: All the scientific names are in italicized text. Ex: Azadirachta indica

Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.

Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are pleased to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading.

References: Maximum 25-30 per chapter for edited eBook and maximum of 300 references for short eBook, original research paper/case study and review papers, respectively.

OMICS uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range.

Example: “... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1, 5-7, 28]”. Make sure the parts of the chapter are in the correct order for the relevant eBook before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the chapter.

Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed). Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:

Examples

Published Papers 

Note: Please list the first five authors and then add “et al.” if there are additional authors.

Books

Conference

Tables: These should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage authors to submit tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.

Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.

Figures: High resolution images that clearly represent the work described in the article are preferred. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: Please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: .doc, TIFF, JPEG or PDF files.

Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet.

Tables and Equations as Graphics

If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.

Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional).

Proofs and Reprints

Electronic proofs will be sent as an E-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the chapter. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the chapter at the proof stage. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (HTML, PDF and XML) of the chapter. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their chapters.

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