Scope of the Journal: Authors are invited to submit original research articles, in-depth critical reviews, mini-reviews, commentaries, surveys, essays, opinions, insights and introspections in the area of Proteins and Proteomics for consideration and possible publication. The journal will focus on “proteins” and scope includes all facets of proteins and proteomics, like but not limited to, protein structure conformation and dynamics, protein-ligand or protein-protein interactions, protein folding, enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, protein models and predictions, physical properties and function, protein based diagnostics and therapeutics, protein engineering, protein expression and purification, whole proteome analysis, protein expression profiling, proteomics related to disease, proteomic analysis of cellular systems and organelles, methods and technologies related to protein investigations. Authors are requested to consult editor-in-chief, if in doubt about any aspect of scope, format or content of a proposed paper.
Submission and Peer Review: Authors interested in submitting articles are requested to send their manuscript as per guidelines of this journal for review directly to the editor-in-chief at email@example.com. Alternately, manuscripts can be submitted online at http://www.serialspublications.com. The submission of a paper implies the author's assurance that the paper has not been published and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. An expert panel of reviewer will independently review all papers and suggest the Editor-in-Chief about its standard and suitability for acceptance. When submitting a paper authors are requested to suggest 6 potential referees across the globe with full name and address in each case with e- mail address. The final choice of referee’s selection will remain entirely with the Editor-in-Chief. Authors of manuscripts can expect a decision normally within 4-6 weeks of receipt. Once a paper is accepted, authors are required to transfer the copyrights of the paper over to the publisher and should submit the copyright form. The submission should include the email and regular address of the corresponding author and all co-authors.
Style for Manuscript: All papers must be written in clear, concise English and should follow the guidelines as outlined below:
(a) Format: The original typescript should be submitted electronically on Letter size paper, as a comprehensive MS Word file, with 2.5 cm margin at the top, bottom, left and right in 1.5 line spacing in Times New Roman font with font size of 12. The flow of article should be: title page, abstract and keywords, text including acknowledgement, abbreviations, references and notations, tables, figure legends and figures.
(b) Title Page: The title should describe the contents fully and shall be as short as possible without the use of abbreviations. Maximum character in title should not exceed 150. Below the title include full names of author (s), department or division and name of institution with complete postal address. This should be followed by name of corresponding author including telephone number, fax and e-mail. Finally, the title page should also include a brief running title. The title page should be on a separate page.
(c) Abstract and Keywords: An abstract of not more than 250 words describing the novelty and outcome of research findings of the paper should be provided. The abstract should be followed by a maximum of 5 keywords separated by semi colon. The abstract and keywords should be on a separate page, usually the second page of the manuscript.
(d) Main text of manuscript: The text should be brief and crisp without repetitions. Figures and tables may not be described in details in the text. The text can be sub-divided into sections like Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion or Summary. Each section and corresponding sub-section in the text of review articles must be numbered appropriately (viz 1, 2, 2.1, 3, etc). The text should end in Acknowledgement section, which should be brief, mainly to acknowledge funding agencies and individuals who have helped with the manuscript.
(e) Abbreviations: The abbreviations used throughout the text should be listed after the acknowledgement section. The acronym should be written first followed by comma and the corresponding expansion. Multiple acronyms should be separated by semi colon.
(f) References: Citations in the text should be referred within third bracket as: Single author - the author's last name without initials, followed by comma and the year of publication; Two authors - both authors' names with ‘and’ between, followed by comma and the year of publication; Three or more authors - first author's last name followed by 'et al.', comma and the year of publication. Groups of references may be separated by semi colon: (Kumar, 2008; Smith et al., 2009; Lee and Singh, 2010). More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b" etc., placed after the year of publication. All references cited in the text should be presented as a list of references, arranged alphabetically. The year of publication should follow the names of authors. The title of the paper should be written next. Journal titles should be abbreviated following standard international practice. The volume number should follow the journal title. Both initial and final page numbers should be mentioned.
- Reference to a journal publication: Chakravarti, D.N., Fiske, M.J., Fletcher, L.D. and Zagursky, R.J. (2000). Application of genomics and proteomics for identification of bacterial gene products as potential vaccine candidates. Vaccine 19, 601-612.
-Reference in Book Chapter : Chakravarti, B. and Chakravarti, D.N. (1998). Onchocerciasis. In Encyclopedia of Immunology, 2nd ed. (eds. I.M. Roitt and P.J. Delves), Academic Press, San Diego, pp 1872-1975.
(g) Tables: Tables are to be numbered in the order of their citation in the text and placed at the end of the text following the references section.
(h) Figure Legends: Figure legends should be placed after the Tables as Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. The legends should briefly explain the figures and any symbols / notations used.
(i) Figures: Figures should be high quality in black and white and numbered sequentially, appropriate to their appearance in text. They should be placed at the end of the manuscript.