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The style of the manuscript should confirm to currently acceptable usage in matters of grammar and syntax.

LANGUAGE
The journal accepts manuscript in English language only.

Every manuscript with the exception of short technical notes and letters to the editor must be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words or less, stating in short concise manner ,the objectives of the study, the techniques used and what was accomplished.

TEXTS
Articles should be organized using some or all of the following headings; Introduction, Experimental, Apparatus, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References. The text should define the equipment and methods in sufficient details to permit duplication of the results.

ABBREVIATIONS AND UNITS
Abbreviations that are accepted and recognized as common scientific terminology may be used without definition. All non-standard abbreviations should be defined at the point in the text where they first appear.

PUBLICATION PROCEDURE
Submission of a paper to this journal implies that the manuscript has not been in or submitted to any other journal and the author have obtained appropriate permission to use data obtained for and contained in the manuscript. All manuscripts are subject to review by two or more independent, anonymous referees chosen by the editor-in-chief and should be free of charge i.e. voluntary referees. If revision is necessary, the author is asked to re-submit the dated revised manuscript incorporating the suggestions and recommendations of the referees within two weeks from the date of notice. It must be resubmitted as a new manuscript with reference to the previous submission. The author of an accepted manuscript will be notified. he or she will receive page proofs (PDF) for proof reading prior to the publication. Responsibility for accuracy in the final copy lies with the author. All submissions are subject to final approval and acceptance for publication by the Editor-in-Chief.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors must explicitly acknowledge all sources of findings and include this information in Acknowledgement section of the manuscript. Authors must also state other potential conflicts of interest including financial and non-financial, in the cover letter that accompanies the manuscript submission.

ACCESS POLICY
All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

PEER-REVIEW POLICY
All research articles in the Merit Research Journals have publication procedure undergone rigorous peer-review, based on initial editor screening and anonym zed refereeing by at least two referees.

PUBLICATION CHARGES
Authors are required to make payment as article publication fee only after their article(s) have been accepted. Authors are also required to apply for partial waiver if they could not meet up to the processing fee, especially in developing countries such as Asia, Africa and South America nations.

SUBMISSION
All articles are subjected to a double blind peer-review process. Manuscript (mini-review) are invited from academicians, researchers and practitioners for publication considerations in Merit Research Journals. Each manuscript must include a 200 word abstract and keyword. All manuscripts are accepted in Microsoft Word

Types of Articles Accepted by MRJ

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:

Short Communications

A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages.

Regular articles

These should describe original and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in ample detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. The use of subheadings in the main body of the text is highly recommended.

Review articles

Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages. Reviews are also peer-reviewed.

REVIEW PROCEDURES

All articles are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or capable external reviewers. Decisions will be made as quickly as possible, and the journal try hard to return reviewers’ evaluations/comments to authors within 1 - 2 weeks. MRJ publish accepted manuscripts within one month after submission.

Regular articles

All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The title page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and e-mail information and Institution addresses of author(s).

The Abstract or Summary should be exciting, revealing and crystal clear. It should briefly describe the topic, convey the scope of the research, specify significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. Well constructed sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard names should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No work should be cited.

Under the abstract, minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.

A list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelt out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used.

The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution in such a manner that should be intelligible to scholars and researchers from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly novel procedures should be described in detail; earlier published procedures should be cited, and significant changes of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Results should be presented with simplicity, clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but basically without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief and concise.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as uncomplicated as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered one after the other in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory and easy to comprehend without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably 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.

Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

References, Footnotes and Endnotes: In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works. Footnotes and Endnotes should be properly numbered to ensure uniformity and should be listed after the references.

There are several possible ways to organize this section. Here is one commonly used way:

1. In the text, cite the literature in the appropriate places:

Scarlet (1990) thought that the gene was present only in yeast, but it has since been identified in the platypus (Indigo and Mauve, 1994) and wombat (Magenta et al., 1995).

2. In the References section list citations in alphabetical order.

Indigo AC, Mauve BE (1994). Queer place for qwerty: gene isolation from the platypus. Science 275: 1213-1214.

Magenta ST, Sepia X, Turquoise U (1995). Wombat genetics. In: Widiculous Wombats, Violet, Q., ed. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 123-145.

Scarlet SL (1990). Isolation of qwerty gene from S. cerevisae. Journal of Unusual Results 36: 26-31.

Martins AC (1999). Isolation of qwerty gene from S. cerevisae. Journal of Unusual Results 36(2): 26-31.

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