(iii) Preparation of Manuscript
Manuscripts submitted for publication should meet the following criteria: validity of data, clarity, conciseness, reproducibility of results, and compliance with typescript requirements. In discussing the results, it is mandatory to set forth a sound conclusion on the novelty of the materials submitted for publication.
The following should be used as a guide in preparing papers for publication.
Files should be formatted double-spaced with no hyphenation and automatic word-wrap (no hard returns within paragraphs). Please type your text consistently, e.g. take care to distinguish between ‘1’ (one) and ‘l’ (lower-case L) and ‘0’ (zero) and ‘O’ (capital O), etc.
The title page should contain (i) the title of the paper (ii) full names of the authors and each author’s affiliation with full postal address (iii) Place an asterisk after the name of the corresponding author, and provide an e-mail address and telephone for correspondence (iv) Current addresses of authors should appear as a footnote.
A title should be concise and informative and contain the major keywords that accurately describe the content of the paper. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Omit all waste words such as “A study of ….”, “Investigations of ….”, “Observations on ….” etc. in the title.
The abstract should be brief and does not contain more than 250 words. A well-prepared abstract gives a clear indication of the objective, scope, results and principal conclusion of the article which enables the reader to identify the basic content of an article quickly and more accurately, So that readers may determine whether the full text will be of particular interest to them or not.
Each paper should have three to six keywords, in addition to those already present in the title. Keywords are used by the indexing and abstracting services
The introduction should present sufficient background information and the object of the investigation to understand the purpose of the current work and its significance.
Materials and Methods
The Materials and Methods section should provide sufficient technical details to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New procedures should be described in detail while previously published procedures can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Sources of all important chemicals, equipment, or microbial strains should be indicated.
Results should provide a concise description and can be presented in the form of figures, tables, and text which should clearly and accurately describe the experimental findings of the study. It is recommended to use past indefinite verb tense in describing the results.
The Discussion section should be focused on the interpretation of the results, but not reiterate the results. Discussion should be completed with a major conclusion that answers the question specified in the introductory part of the article. The Results and Discussion sections may be combined into one section.
Tables should be provided in Word or Excel format and must be editable (not pasted in as a picture). Each table should be numbered consecutively in numerals and should include a caption and column headings that contain enough information. Units of measurement should be abbreviated and placed below the column headings. Explanatory footnotes should be related to the legend or table using superscript, lower-case letters. All abbreviations should be defined after the footnotes, beneath the table body.
Figures should be provided separately from the main text. Figures must be cited in the order that they appear. The figure number must appear well outside the boundaries of the image itself. Include a legend describing the figure and it should be below the figure. Provide each axis with a brief but informative title (including units of measurement). It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that figures are provided at a sufficiently high resolution to ensure high-quality reproduction in the final article. Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.
Acceptable file formats: TIFF, JPEG, and PNG.
Declarations (following statements to be added just before References):
Acknowledgements of any financial support and personal assistance for the work being published must be indicated.
Conflict of Interest
All authors must declare any conflict of interest or any affiliation or involvement in any organization whether it is academic, commercial, financial, personal and professionally relevant to the work under consideration to avoid the potential for bias and accept responsibility for what is said in the manuscript.
Each author contribution should be clearly mentioned.
Kindly mention the Grant number and the funding organisation name, if any.
If the study involves an experiment on humans and animals; then the name of the authorizing body should be stated in the paper.
If the study involves an experiment on humans and animals; Manuscripts should include a statement that the informed consent was obtained for experimentation and that it conforms to the standards currently applied in the country of origin. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
Kindly mention the database or the repository name(s) along with the Accession number(s) if all datasets generated or analyzed during this study are not included in the manuscript and/or the Supplementary files.
The References section should include all relevant journal articles, books and patents cited in the text, tables or figures. Arrange the reference list in the order of their appearance in the main text, and then number the list consecutively (not in alphabetic order) and should be cited in the text in superscripts only. The author(s) must check the accuracy of all reference numbers, JPAM follows AMA (American Medical Association) reference style.
The referencing styles shown in the examples below should be used.
Print Journal Article:
El-Naggar MY, Yousry MG, Khouloud M, Nowara SA. Physiological response, anti bacterial activity, and cinnamaldehyde production by a marine Streptomyces chartreusis. J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2016;10(3):1797-1808.
Online Journal Article with DOI:
Hamed A, Nedal A, Al-Mnayyis A, et al. COVID-19 – Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Medical and Non-Medical University Students in Jordan, J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2020;14(1):17-24. https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.14.1.04
Online Journal Article without DOI:
Salman SA, Gokcen D, Baldan R, et al. Molecular Characterization of Carbapenem Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Investigation of Genetic Diversity Between Local and International Clones, J Pure Appl Microbiol, 2016;10(3):1675-1682. https://microbiologyjournal.org/molecular-characterization-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-investigation-of-genetic-diversity-between-local-and-international-clones. Accessed November 25, 2019.
Brock TD, Madigan MT. Biology of Microorganisms, 5th Ed. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 1988.
Specific Chapter in books:
Gershon AA, Russa P La, Steinberg SP. Varicella-zoster virus. In Murray PR, Baron EJ, Pfaller MA, Tenover FC, Yolken RH (eds.), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 7th Ed. American Society of Microbiology, Washington, D.C. 1999:900-911.
Aviv H, Friedman K and Vered V. Submicron emulsions as ocular drug delivery vehicles. U.S. Patent US 5496811; 1996.
Quick dissolving tablets. http://www.biospace.com, Accessed 27 may, 2001.
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 not in references.
Nomenclature for chemical and biochemical agents, microorganisms, proteins, enzymes and genetic should be used.
Abbreviations should be defined at their first use in the text and to be used consistently thereafter.
(iv) Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted online through Article Submission Form in Word format only. Author(s) must provide an email address as all correspondence, notification and comments regarding the manuscript will be through email.
The covering letter must contain a statement that the content is submitted only to JPAM and has not published already, neither it is under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. All authors acknowledge that they have substantially participated in research work and in preparation of the manuscript and do not contain any material taken from other copyright sources and wherever such material has been included, proper citation is included in the reference section.
Manuscript Checklist for Final Submission
- All authors Orcid IDs are provided in the manuscript.
- A title doesn’t contain any abbreviations.
- Abstract is not more than 250 words.
- Keywords are provided in addition to those present in the title.
- All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text and vice versa.
- References formatted according to the requirement of JPAM i.e. as per AMA (American Medical Association) reference style.
- Tables and Figures are properly numbered and are of good quality.
- One author designated as the corresponding author, his/her email and address are included.
- Page numbers and Line number have been included on each page.
- All authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
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(v) Editorial Review and Acceptance
Manuscripts should be written in order that it is understandable to the professional reader and it should be clear and concise. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for their suitability. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The editor reserves the right to modify typescripts to eliminate errors and repetitions and improve communication between author and reader. A paper may be accepted in its original form or subject to revision. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision. The Editor reserves the right to accept or reject any article. The Editor’s decision is final. Author(s) must provide an email address as all correspondence, notification and comments regarding the manuscript will be through email.
(vi) Manuscripts Accepted for publication
Galley proofs (PDF format) for an accepted article will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author for corrections. The core content of an article cannot be changed during galley proofreading; only corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors. Authors are advised to check their proofs very carefully before return; since the subsequent changes are not acceptable. The proofs should be corrected and mailed to the Editorial office.
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