Instruction for Authors :
The editor CJPAS welcomes original contributions and also commentaries and reviews. By submission of a manuscript an author certifies that the work is original and is not being considered simultaneously by other journals.
Papers should be written in clear, concise language and consist of an abstract (summarizing the essential results and conclusions), introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion. The title must be sufficiently informative. Please provide four to five key words. The full name and the address of each author should be given. Provide, also, with the e-mail address of first and/or the corresponding author so that an immediate communication with the editor is possible. This e-mail address also appears on the first page of the printed article.
All papers cited in the text, tables, and figures must be included in the references and all papers cited the references section should be cited in the text. Authors should monitor references at all phases of manuscript preparation.
References in the text should be cited by author and year: Single author: Anthony (2008) or (Anthony, 2008). Two authors: Phillipson and Wright (2008) or (Phillipson and Wright, 2008). More than two authors: Jones et al. (2008) or (Jones et al., 2008).
Handmade drawings should be in black ink (clearly readable after reduction to page width, column width or in between). Photographs should be mounted and clearly labeled, with label size adequate after reduction. A scale bar should give the magnification. Indicate in pencil, on the reverse side of each figure, the number of figures, name of the author(s) and title of the paper. Photocopies of photographs or figures are not acceptable. Indicate the preferred location of each figure in the margin of the manuscript. Figures are referred to in the texts by "Fig. n" (capital F and full stop).
The legends to the figures are provided on a separate page. Color prints are at the author's expenses.
The sizes of tables should take account of page width and length, or column width. Tables are referred to in the text by "Table n" (with capital T). The legend to a table is given on top of the table. Indicate the preferred location of each table in the margin of the manuscript.
Species names and the names of genera should be in italics. Names of species (and names of higher taxa in taxonomic papers) should be followed, on the first occasion of use, by the name of the author who described the species or introduced the taxon name (in lower case) and the year. This rule does not apply for names of plants. If a table of all the species names used in the text is provided, the author names can be mentioned there. Do not use the genus name to indicate a species or individuals of a species!
In the references section citation should be arranged alphabetically and must include names of all authors, and titles of journal article and books.
Verify all entries against original sources. Double check that all references in the manuscript text are in the Literature Cited and vice-versa and that they agree in spelling and year.
Single author: Anthony (2008) or (Anthony, 2008). Two authors: Phillipson and Wright (2008) or (Phillipson and Wright, 2008). More than two authors: Jones et al. (2008) or (Jones et al., 2008).
Examples of literature citations
Cogalniceanu, D. and Claude, M. 2003. Populaion age structure and growth of four syntopic amphibian species inhabiting a large river floodplain. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 81:1096-1106.
Bandey, HL., Martin, SJ., Cernosek, RW. and Hillman, AR. 1999. Modeling the Responses of Thickness-Shear Mode Resonators under Various Loading Conditions. Anal. Chem. 71: 2205-2214.
Kevin, JG. 2000. Global patterns in biodiversity. Nature. 405:220-227.
Moon, BR. 2000. The mechanics of swallowing and the muscular control of diverse behaviours in gopher snakes. Journal of Experimental Biology. 203(17):2589-2601.
Taylor, JS., Durkin, JMH. and Breden, F. 1999. The death of a microsatellite: A phylogenetic perspective on microsatellite interruptions. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 16:567-572.
Jayadevan, S., Marickar, YMF. and Pillai, RN. 2000. Incidence and prevalence of urolithiasis in Kerala. In: Urolithiasis. Vol.2. Eds. Rogers, AL., Hibbert, BE., Hess, B., Khan, SR. and Preminger, GM. University of Cape Town, South Africa. pp. 392-394.
Law, FCP. 1999. A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for predicting the withdrawal period of oxytetracycline in cultured chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). In: Metabolism of Xenobiotics in Fish. Eds. Smith, DJ., Gingerich WH. and Beconi-Barker, M. Plenum Publishing Corp. New York, USA, pp.105-121.
McLaren, RG., Megharaja, M. and Naidu, R. 2006. Fate of arsenic in the soil environment. In: Managing Arsenic in the Environment: From Soil to Human Health. Eds. Naidu, R. Smith, E. Owens, G. Bhattacharya, P. and Nadebaum, P. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp.157-181.
Unpublished Reports/MS thesis
Unpublished reports, M.S theses, etc… are not considered publications and should be referred to as "unpublished data" or "personal communication" in the text. A report can be given in a footnote. Ph.D. theses are accepted in the reference list.
Short communication does not exceed four printed pages (incl. figures and tables). They are the appropriate form for new findings of temporary importance, comments on papers published in the journal, important new records. They should be written as a continuous text without the various divisions of regular papers (and without an abstract). Short notes will be reviewed as normal papers.
Manuscripts should be sent to the editor. On receipt of the manuscript, the corresponding author is notified by e-mail, and will receive the number under which the manuscript has been registered. Please mention this MS No. in the subject of e-mails and in the names of all files subsequently sent to the editor. The MS is then sent to two referees, and a reply may be expected five to seven weeks after receipt. If the MS is accepted, the author is requested to prepare the final version, taking into accounts the remarks of the referees. One hard copy and the electronic versions are then sent to the editor.
After final acceptance, the manuscript will be passed to the production team to be copyedited and prepared for printing. Authors will be charged Canadian $145 for the page printing upto 5 pages (without color printing). Papers having more than five printed pages are additionally charged Canadian $ 25.00 per page. Authors can expect a first decision within 30 days of submission (if submission via email).
CJPAS Review Policy and Procedure
Manuscripts are reviewed by expertise in the research area. Reviewers, Associate Editors, and the Editor evaluate manuscripts for innovations in, significant contributions to, and noteworthy advances in the theoretical or conceptual bases of the scientific field.
Correspondence and notifications regarding manuscripts will be through e-mail. All reviewer comments and author revisions are handled electronically. Copy editing queries and page proofs (or e-galleys) are also provided via e-mail.
Final acceptance of a manuscript is contingent upon compliance with CJPAS requirements. Manuscripts other than Special Invited Papers are generally published in the order of receipt, within subject areas, of the final, accepted version or of the corrected proof.
The CJPAS authors have the option to make their accepted paper freely available online immediately upon publication.
The impact of all scientific articles, and the effectiveness of the search-and-retrieval capabilities offered by their publication will depend upon the care used by authors in preparing their manuscripts. It is essential that authors prepare manuscripts according to the Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (CJPAS) established format and style specifications (see the instructions for authors).
Writing your paper
this should contain the manuscript title, a running head not exceeding 50 characters (including spaces), and full contact details of the authors. One corresponding author should be identified, whose email address is provided.
An Abstract of around 200 words should precede the introduction. The abstract should be clear and informative, giving an indication of the scope of and results contained in the paper.
upto five key words related to your MS.
Materials and methods
briefly describe the experimental system and procedures used.
Results and Discussion
describe the observations.
indicate in one or two sentences the conclusion of the paper.
Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically as e-mail attachment. To submit papers by email, combine all of the elements of your article—title page, text, references, low resolution black and white/ color figures, captions, and tables—into one file. Name the file with the journal acronym (CJPAS), and the last name of the lead author. Submit your article as an e-mail attachment to
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