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Guidelines to Author

Guidelines to Author


We publish eBooks in all areas related to Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Social Sciences with their sub categories.

eSciencecentral eBooks follows Hybrid Publication model; the entire edited volume or book published are distributed under the Creative Commons (CC BY) license and CC BY-Noncommercial (CC BY-NC) license for the authors that chose to publish through Open Access model and those that wouldn’t opt are published under subscription model. Both the Open access and the subscription mode books are indexed and distributed through the EBSCO indexing site to ensure maximum dissemination and a wider impact of our publications. Depending on the license, all the Books can be accessed by our readers (researchers, students, universities, scientific community) around the globe.

All the eBooks details along with the ISBN are uploaded in Bowker website which is connected to more than 3,000 subscribers, over 1,800 libraries, including The New York Public Library, Harvard University Library, and the British Library. The books would reach more than 5,000 libraries and branch locations.

Once the book is published online, no book chapters will be added in the proposed list of Book Chapters. All the published Books will be submitted with their respective repositories (Ex: EBSCO, BASE, OpenAIRE, CEDA, Zenodo etc).

BASE Indexing:


CEDA Repository:

Two types of eBooks are published in eSciencecentral:

  • Short eBook
    A short eBook is one that do not exceed 75pages with no chapter divisions and elaborate references, in 6”X9” size with 4color job.
  • Standard eBook is one that may possess up to 500 pages, may have as many as 12 chapters and references. It will be 6”X9” size with 4color job.

EBook Publication Charges: Our eBooks are a self-supporting entity 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 preparation, Web page creation, PDF, ISBN assigning and validation, DOI activation and Lifetime online maintenance of the eBooks. Authors of the book chapters are required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their chapters. However, there are no submission charges.

eBook Publication Charges

Short eBook up to 40 pages 1519 1320 1165
Standard eBook of 15-20 pages per chapter 759 659 582

The basic eBook publication fee or handling cost is as per the prices 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.

Note: If the author(s)/ Editor requests a withdrawal of eBook, after the peer review process or in the production stage (Early Release or Ahead of publishing) or published online; then authors/ Editor need to make a withdrawal penalty.

Submission of eBook in all the major categories

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

Covering Letter: The covering letter must state:

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

Plagiarism Detection: Blind peer review process is followed in eSciencecentral eBooks. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, our 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 eSciencecentral 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:

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:

  • Margins: Normal, Orientation: Portrait, Size A4 and Columns one
  • Select all the text and replace with single space
  • Select the entire document and change the text style to Bookman Old with size 9
  • 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
  • Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated
  • Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript

eBook Chapter Preparation: Divide your chapters 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.

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:


Published Papers

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



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.

  • Suggested Equation Extraction Method (
  • Table Specifications (
  • Equation Specifications (
  • Supplementary Information

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 soft copy of their eBooks. Authors can print unlimited copies of their chapters.

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