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Journal of Scientific Enquiry

ISSN 2583-2352

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INTRODUCTION

Journal of Scientific Enquiry is the official English language journal of the Faculty of Science, Sidho Kanho Birsha University. This journal aims at publishing original manuscripts on scientific progress. This journal encourages communication of reports offering significant, contemporary and relevant advancement in field of science, novel insight, development of new processes or development of novel techniques and reviews that summarise and shed light to emerging areas of science. This journal publishes studies from scientific field including but not limited to physics, chemical science, bioscience and biomedical science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, mathematical science and geoscience. Topics concerning social effect of scientific advancement, ideas and developments, science-society interface and modelling are also considered for publication. The journal presents accomplishments, development, original findings and insightful synthesis of knowledge in the form of Original articles and, Reviews. Please prepare manuscripts in conformance “article preparation guideline” of the journal below.

 

Types of paper

Review

The length of the review should be 5000-10000 words excluding figures, tables and references. Number of figures and tables combined should be restricted to 10 and number of references should be limited to 150, Abstract should be maximum 300 words.

Original article

The length of the text words excluding tables and figures should be limited to 6500 words; Number of tables and figures combined should be limited to 10; references should be restricted ideally to 100. The manuscript should be structured into sections as shown in "Article preparation guideline" below. Abstract should be of maximum 250 words.

 

Contact details for submission

Send inquiries on submission to: jse@skbu.ac.in

 

SUBMISSION:

Manuscript should be submitted only through online mode. Postal or e-mail communication will not be entertained

 

Page charges

This journal has no page charges.

 

Policy and ethics

 

Peer Review:

The journal adopts a policy of stringent internal as well as external reviewer-based system for selecting manuscripts, all manuscripts will go through initial quality check, editorial review will determine the suitability of manuscript for publication in this journal and manuscript will either be processed for peer review or authors will be notified regarding the decision about not processing the manuscript for further review. Peer review will follow a double-blind peer review process by multiple reviewers. Upon receiving suggestion reviewer/s editorial board will take final decision regarding the manuscript. Editorial board will communicate with corresponding author if rework or alterations are needed in the manuscript, once revised manuscripts are received, they will be again communicated to reviewer/s and final decision will be taken on the basis of editorial boards considerations. Please note final acceptance of the manuscript for publication is strictly under the discretion of editorial board.

 

Ethical considerations

Authors must declare that works were performed in accordance to local and international norms for ethical publishing and free of plagiarism. Authorships and credits should be ethically shared. Any work involving humans must have been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki), authors must indicate in manuscript that all works involving human has been carried out with proper approval and clearance from ethical committee and must conform to country specific and international regulatory laws. All experiments involving animals must be in accordance to international law, Indian law against cruelty to animals and CPCSEA guideline or law of the respective countries. Authors must declare in their manuscript that all experiment involving animal has been carried out with prior approval from animal ethics committees or similar regulatory bodies.

 

Conflict of interest

All authors are required declare if there is any conflict of interest. All authors need to disclose any financial relationship with any manufacturer, pharmaceutical company, or other commercial entity that has an interest in the subject matter. Manuscript must accompany a "Conflict of interest statement" for authors. The form can be obtained from the following LINK which needs to be uploaded online by the corresponding author.

 

Submission declaration

Submission of an article infers that the work described is hitherto not published anywhere in any form except as abstract or part of lecture presentation, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and by the responsible Institutional authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Authorship

This journal actively discourages all forms of “ghost authorship”. All authors should have made substantial contributions in a) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (c) final approval of the version to be submitted.

Changes to authorship

For any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts: Before the accepted manuscript is published: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal editorial management from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

After the accepted manuscript is published: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.

Copyright:

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement’. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Role of the funding source

Authors are requested mention the name funding agency, country, grant reference and related information clearly mentioning for which section of the presented work was supported by the grant if any including fellowship for concerned author/s in acknowledgement section.

Language

Authors are expected to write their manuscript in clear, concise and grammatically correct English, both British and American style English is acceptable but a mixture of both style is not desirable.

Patient details

If study involves patient data, then a signed consent must be collected from patient/s involved, unless authors possess such signed consent in writing all data involving patients must be removed from manuscript.

Submission

Submission to this journal is completely through online mode and author will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of files. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail.

Referees

Authors are requested to submit along with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of 3 potential referees. Please note whether any or all of the referees suggest by the authors or a completely different set of reviewers will be assigned for the manuscript is completely under the discretion of editorial board.

 

Article Preparation Guideline

 

 

Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections

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Manuscripts describing original research will typically include the following sections:

  • Introduction: a concise, up-to-date description of the background to provide a general reader of the Journal with enough context to understand the research being presented and its significance, as well as providing a clear statement of the research question and any hypotheses being explored.

  • Materials and methods: techniques, materials and equipment described in sufficient detail for another trained researcher to be able to reproduce the experimental work reported. Methods that are identical to published procedures should still be summarized in brief and include a citation to the original work.

  • Results: a description of the analyses and measurements related to answering the central research questions. Results should be clear and concise.

  • Discussion: the interpretation of the results, considering their significance and putting them into a wider context through comparison to previously published research.

  • Conclusions: a concise statement of the main conclusions drawn from the research reported in the manuscript.

  • Appendices: If required appendices may be included at the end of the manuscript.

 

Essential title page information

  • Title: A concise and informative title. Titles should be succinct, objective, interesting and grammatically correct. The use of abbreviations in titles is discouraged.

  • Author names and affiliations: The name(s) of the author(s) with symbols to link each name with that author’s institutional affiliation.

  • Corresponding author: An asterisk to denote the corresponding author(s). The e-mail address(es) of the corresponding author(s) to be mentioned as footnote with the asterisk.

Ensure that telephone/mobile number (with country and area code) is provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

  • Present/permanent address of the corresponding author: Must be provided.

 

Abstract

The abstract should be 200 to 300 words. The content of the abstract should state the main purposes and research questions of the study, the methods used, the main results and the key conclusions.

 

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5, but at least 4, keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at the point of first use and be used consistently thereafter. Abbreviations defined in the abstract should be redefined in the main body of the submission.

Acknowledgements: A list of people who contributed to the work in the manuscript but who are not named in the author list and a list of funding sources that supported the research presented. The Acknowledgments should appear as a separate section before the reference list. The names of

funding organizations, if any, should be written in full.

 

 

Footnotes

Footnotes can be used to give additional information. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

 

Artwork

Electronic artwork

  • Supply all figures preferably in color. Authors are encouraged to embed their figures in the document near the paragraph in which they are first referenced.

  • Any lossless format is acceptable for graphics. Bitmapped graphics, TIFF and PNG formats are suitable. However, figures as EPS format should be provided separately of all the figures.

  • Figure files should be named with “Fig” and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.png and Fig1.eps.

 

Figure numbering

  • All figures are to be numbered using 1, 2, 3, etc, numerals.

  • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

  • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).

  • If an appendix appears in the article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, "A1, A2, A3, etc." Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.

 

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

 

Permissions of Figures

If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format.

 

Tables

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

 

Scientific style

  • Internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units) should be used throughout. Negative exponents should be used instead of a slash, e.g., m s2 rather than m/s2.

  • Nomenclature: Insofar as possible, authors should use systematic names similar to those used by IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts Service.

  • A decimal point (dot, full stop) should be used to mark the radix point instead of a comma, e.g., 0.5%.

  • Genus and species names should be in italics.

  • Generic names of drugs and pesticides are preferred; if trade names are used, the generic name should be given at first mention.

  • The following standard mathematical notation should be used for formulae, symbols, etc.:

  • Italics for single letters that denote mathematical constants, variables and unknown quantities

  • Roman (upright) face for numerals, operators, punctuation, and commonly defined functions or abbreviations, e.g., cos, det, e or exp, lim, log, max, min, sin, tan, d (for derivative)

  • Bold face for vectors, tensors, and matrices.

 

 

Supplementary data

Authors can use tables, figures or methods which they do not feel necessary to include in main body of the manuscript as supplementary data. Authors are advised not to use purely cosmetic, unnecessary or unrelated data as supplementary figures, only data that are critical to support works presented in manuscript but cannot be included in main body of manuscript due to space limitation should be used as supplementary data. Supplementary data will not be included in main published text and a link will be provided along with the published article that will allow online viewing of the supplementary data.


 


 

References

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

 

Citation in text

Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets; these should be

placed before punctuation marks. Some examples:

  • This material is used in a wide variety of applications [3].

  • This result was later contradicted by Roy and Nigam [5].

  • This effect has been widely studied [1–3, 7].

 

Reference style

Text: referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

[1] S K Dey, S K Mahato, P K Kuiri, and S Bhattacharyay, Title of the Article, Journal Name, Volume, Page (Year).

 

Reference to a book:

[2] S K Dey and S Bhattacharyay, Title of the book, Publisher (year of publication).

 

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] S K Dey and S Bhattacharyay, Title of the book chapter in S K Mahato (Ed) Title of the book, Publisher, Pages (year of publication).

 

Dissertation

[4] S Pramanik, Title of dissertation, Type of dissertation (PhD, M Phil, M Sc of others), Name of University/Institute (Year of award).

 

Web references

[5] S K Dey and S Bhattacharyay, Title of the document, website (year of publication, if any).

 

Submission checklist

Authors are requested to ensure that the following items are present:

Clearly designated corresponding Author:

E-mail address

Full postal address

Telephone and fax numbers

All necessary files have been uploaded

Keywords

All figure captions

All tables (including title, description, footnotes)

Further considerations

Manuscript has been "spellchecked" and "grammar-checked"

References are in the correct format for this journal

All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa

Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)

 

AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Use of the Digital Object Identifier

All accepted manuscript will be assigned with the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) that may be used to cite and link to electronic documents.

Proofs

One set of page proofs (electronic file or PDF) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author or, a link will be provided in the e-mail so that authors can download the files themselves. Corrected proof either through PDF annotation or query form will be processed by publication team. Please note any substantial change, addition or deletion at this stage must be approved by the editorial board of the journal. Authors should also note the full and final responsibility of correcting the proof lies solely with the authors.

 

 

Offprints

The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail.

Authors queries

Authors are requested to visit the journal's homepage for inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission where available.

Journal Template: click here

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Manuscript submission deadline for the Volume 2 Issue 2 is 30th September, 2022. Authors are requested to submit their valuable Articles/Reviews through online submission mode.

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