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Manuscript (Ms.) SUBMISSION

YAHOO/GMAIL/HOTMAIL E. MAIL ADDRESS

We make all Correspondence for Mss by yahoomail, hence, we strongly advise all Authors to open Account in Yahoomail/GMail/Hotmail for (i) Easy, (ii) Efficient, (iii) Fast and (iv) to ensure surety of delivery of our mails between us (Journal and Authors). Because many Servers in different countries are not compatible with yahoomail, hence, we cannot correspond successfully with such Authors. Sometimes, Authors mail reaches us but our mail neither reaches Author nor return to us.

MANSCRIPTS PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION

Instructions to Authors: Please (i) Write Manuscript (Ms) as per Instructions to Authors and Model Mss., (ii). Send Ms as single File (Text in MS WORD 2007 + Tables + Figs), (iii) Do not insert Tables and Figs in Text, but add after the References, however, indicate their Preferred Position in Text, (iv). Use Times Roman Font in Ms.

International Reviewers: To evaluate the Ms, please send Names, E.mail Addresses and Postal Addresses of 5- International Reviewers (Outside Author’s country). They should be other than REGIONAL EDITORS of Allelopathy Journal.

Manuscript (Ms) must be prepared and submitted as per the Instructions to Authors and the 'MODEL MANUSCRIPTS' given in this Website. All Mss are Reviewed by International Experts at 4- stages including the Peer Review. The accepted Manuscripts are published within 3-months after acceptance.

Model Manuscript

Many new Authors, submit manuscripts (Ms) to allelopathy Journal written in their own style, which (i) causes inconvenience in its processing, (ii) delays its publication and (iii) results in wastage of valuable time of Peer Reviewers and Editors. Therefore, to help the Authors to know the format/style of Allelopathy Journal and for uniformity of submitted Ms., the 'Model Ms' outlines are given in following pages for (A) Research Paper, (B) Short Communication and (C) Review Paper. The Authors are advised to (I) strictly follow the outlines of 'Model Ms.', (II) type throughout in 12 Font in MS Word, (III) keep Figure size to (17.5 x 12.5 cm) and (IV) submit Ms. in single file (Text, Tables + Figs) E. Mail.

The 'Model MSs' just shows the Format/ Style/Outline of Ms for submission and does not indicate any limitation of Pages in a Ms.

1. REQUIREMENTS OF MS FOR ALLELOPATHY JOURNAL

1.1. REQUIREMENTS: From 2013, for faster Publication of Mss in Allelopathy Journal, we have set the Minimum Requirements for Mss, so that Authors prepare the Mss Accordingly. The Minimum Requirements for Ms are: (i). Should have Results of Lab Bioassay, Pot Culture/ Field Experiments, (ii). Identification of Allelochemicals in Donor plant material/Experimental Field/Pot Soil, its Extracts or Leachates and (iii). Bioactivity of chemical compounds found in Donor plant/Soil. Hence, Authors are strongly advised to add such additional Data of Chemical Analysis studies and its related text in Results and Discussion, otherwise it will be REJECTED. Allelopathy Journal is INTERNATIONAL SCI JOURNAL with 2013 IMPACT FACTOR OF 0.578, (0.846 in 2011) hence, we maintain International Standard for Publication of Mss.

1.2. BIOASSAYS (Simple Lab. Bioassay with plant extracts): So many Mss. on Simple Lab. Bioassay with plant extracts/leachates have already been published in literature, thus, the Allelopathy Journal has stopped publication of such Mss. Hence, it is advised to improve research of your Group as under.

1.3. ADDITIONAL STUDIES: To support results of Lab. Bioassay, also conduct following studies:
(i). POT CULTURE: Please study effects of Donor plant material/Experimental Field/Pot Soil on Recepient organism to support results of Lab. Bioassay
(ii). IDENTIFICATION OF ALLELOCHEMICALS: Please identify and quantify the allelochemicals present in Donor Plant/Soil, leading to your results. Please identify the actual allelochemicals using HPLC,GCMS etc, if you do not have this facility, you can collaborate with Institute having these facilities.
(iii). BIOACTIVITY OF ALLELOCHEMICALS: After identifying the allelochemicals in donor plan spp/soil, please find their Bioactivity on recipient organisms. The allelochemicals which show greater bioactivity i.e. potential allelochemicals, please study their bioactivity at various doses/rates to help in development of new ecofriendly Pesticides (Weedicide, insecticide, nematicide, fungicide) or Growth Regulators etc.

1.4. ALLELOPATHY PUBLICATIONS: To improve your research, your Library needs to have Allelopathy Publications available with INTERNATIONAL ALLELOPATHY FOUNDATION. Hundreds of Graduate students/ Researchers have improved their research considerably using these books. The books on RESEARCH METHODS IN PLANT SCIENCES describe Research Methods STEP BY STEP to conduct research Independently. Hence I advise you to buy these books for your Library/ Laboratory or for your self, to improve your Allelopathy research.

SUBMISSION OF MS IN MSWORD-2007

We use MSWORD-2007 to publish Mss in Allelopathy Journal, hence, please Submit Ms in MSWORD 2007. Besides, Please send (i). Ms as Single File including Text + Tables + Figs, (ii) Do not Insert Tables and Figs in Text but indicate their Preferred position in TEXT and (iii). Add Tables and Figs after the References.

2. MSS PROCESSING

STEPS IN MSS PROCESSING

We have large Editorial Board of Internationally Renowned Allelopathy Scientists to quickly Process the Mss. The Mss are Reviewed 5- times before Publication in Allelopathy Journal as under:

2.1. PRELIMINARY SCREENING: This is done by Chief Editor for all Mss to see their suitability for Allelopathy Journal. If not suitable, Ms is Rejected. If suitable with some defciencies, Ms is returned to Author to UPDATE as per the Preliminary Comments sent to him.

2.2. ENGLISH IMPROVEMENT/RE-WRITING: It is done for Mss from NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES at nominal Charges. If Ms is suitable, it is sent first for English Improvement or Re-writing and thereafter sent to Regional Editor for Processing.

2.3. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: He is Leader of Editorial Team and responcible for (a). Maintaining high Academic standard of Journal, (b). Mss processing, (c). Mss Editing and (e). Invite Reviewers on important Aspects.

2.4. CHIEF EDITOR (CE): He does Final Editing of Accepted Mss for Publication in Allelopathy Journal. If there are still deficiencies in the Ms, it is sent to Author with EDITORIAL COMMENTS for Revision. Then CE critically examines the Revised Ms, if satisfied, send it for Composing/Publication, otherwise, send to Author for Re-Revision.

2.5. ASSOCIATE EDITOR (AE): (i). Based on the Subject of Ms., it is sent to Expert AE in that Area. He reads the Ms, if found suitable, he will send it to 2-INTERNATIONAL PEER REVIEWERS. It takes about 2 Months. (ii). If Reviewers Rejects the Ms, it is REJECTED and AE Informs the Author and Chief Editor. (iii). If comments are Positive, AE send it to Author to revise the Ms as per these comments. (iii) Then Author submits the revised Ms to AE (iv). Then RE critically reads the Revised Ms, if he is satisfied with it, he Accepts the Ms and sends Acceptance Letter to Author/ Chief Editor and Ms to Chief Editor. (iv). If AE is not satisfied with revised Ms, either he sends it with his comments to Author for Re-revision OR (v) Send it again to REVIEWERS for their Expert Opinion, based on their comments, then Ms is sent for Re-Revision to author.

2.6. PUBLICATION TIME of Ms: If the Ms is well written as per INSRTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS AND MODEL MSS and contains good Information, it may be published within 2- Months after Submission. Poorly written Ms with unimportant Results takes more time to Publish due to English Improvement and several revisions etc.

2.7. Ms PROCESSING STATUS: Please keep patience and enquire Ms. Status 3-months after submission, if you do not receive any response from Editors during this period.

MSS PRELIMINARY SCREENING

Chief Editor first does screening of Mss, those not of good quality are returned to Author for Updating (i) to add additional Data (ii) or in some cases, Authors are advised to conduct additional studies and resubmit with additional Data. For example, results of only Petri Plate Bioassays are not Accepted and Authors are advised to add Data of Pot Culture/Field Study to support the Results obtained. If data is not available, authors are advised to conduct such studies and submit Updated Ms with additional new Data.

As allelopathy is new area of Research, hence, for its development, we encourage more researchers to come to this area. We know the beginners make so many mistakes in conducting Research and their writing is too bad. Hence, we do not reject the Ms, because it will demoralise the Researcher, but point out the Shortcomings in the Ms., so that Author can reconduct the Experiment and revise the Ms as per PRELIMINARY COMMENTS. For development of this science,now we have provided PAID SERVICES for Ms. English improvement and Ms. Re-Writing.

3. MSS PRELIMINARY COMMENTS (COMMON SHORTCOMINGS)

3.1. TOO LITTLE DATA: From 2013, we have set following minimum requirements for Mss Publication in Allelopathy Journal: (i). Should have Results of Lab Bioassay, Pot Culture/ Field Experiments. (ii). Identification of Allelochemicals in Donor plant material, its Extracts or Leachates and (iii). the bioactivity of these compounds. Hence, you are strongly advised to add additional Data of Chemical Analysis studies and its related text in Results and Discussion, otherwise it will be REJECTED. Our Journal is International SCI JOURNAL, with current IMPACT FACTOR of 0.846, hence, we maintain International Standard for Publication of Mss.

3.2. BIOASSAYS (Simple Lab. Bioassay with plant extracts): So many Mss. on this aspect have already been published in literature, hence, the Allelopathy Journal being International SCI Journal has stopped publication of such Mss.

3.3. IDENTIFICATION OF ALLELOCHEMICALS: Please identify and quantify the allelochemicals present in Donor Plant/Soil, leading to your results. Please identify the actual allelochemicals using HPLC, GCMS etc, if you do not have this facility, you can collaborate with Institute having these facilities.

3.4. BIOACTIVITY OF ALLELOCHEMICALS: After identifying the allelochemicals in donor plant spp/soil, please study their Bioactivity on recipient organisms. The allelochemicals which show greater bioactivity i.e. potential allelochemicals, please determine their bioactivity at various doses/rates to help in development of new ecofriendly Pesticides (Weedicide, insecticide, nematicide, fungicide) or Growth Regulators etc.

3.5. STUDY PERIOD: Please add months and Years of Study. Ms Data should not be > 5 Years old.

3.6. AUTHORS NAMES, AFFILIATIONS etc: Please add on Title Page (i). Abbreviated Names of Authors, (ii). Phone: Office & Home/ Fax Number with ISD, Area code, Mobile number, (iii). E. Mail address in Yahoomail/ GMail/Hot mail

3.7. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Too brief, please add details.

3.8. TABLES/FIGS: Delete Tables/Figures from Text and shift after References, however, indicate their preferred positions in Text.

3.9. NEW FIGURES: Please (i). Draw Figs in colour in Ms Excel so that these could be edited, (ii). Keep width and height/length in these Figs to fit in Allelopathy Journal page (17 x 12 cms) and (iii). Use Figs Text (X-Axis, Y-Axis, Legends etc.) as TIMES ROMAN Font ‘9’. (iv). Please cite these Figs Numbers in text.

3.10. REFERENCES: These do not follow Journal style. Add more Recent References up to 2014. Please (i). Re-arrange all References in Alphabetical Order, (ii). then add Serial Numbers for use as Citation Numbers, (iii). Replace old Citation Numbers in Ms. Text by these new Citation Numbers, (iv). Keep Year in parenthesis, (v). Add full Names of Journals in Italics.

3.11. ALLELOPATHY PUBLICATIONS: To improve research in your Institute, your Library needs to have Allelopathy Publications available with INTERNATIONAL ALLELOPATHY FOUNDATION. Hundreds of Graduate students/ Researchers have improved their research considerably using these books. The books on RESEARCH METHODS IN PLANT SCIENCES describe Research Methods STEP BY STEP to conduct research Independently. Please consult the CATALOGUE OF ALLELOPATHY PUBLICATIONS. Hence I advise you to buy the books for your Library/ Lab. or for your self, to improve your Allelopathy research.

ENGLISH IMPROVEMENT AND MANUSCRIPT RE-WRITING SERVICES

We receive large number of Mss from Non-English countries, hence, to help Authors to get their Ms published in Allelopathy Journal, from 2013, we have started two new Paid Services: Ms. ENGLISH IMPROVEMENT and Ms. REWRITING. These services are sourced from another Agency with Professional highly qualified Eminent Experts, with long experience. Our charges for these Services are nominal compared to other such Services. PRE-PAYMENT OF THESE CHARGES ARE REQUIRED AND MSS ARE SENT TO THE AGENCY AFTER RECEIVING FULL PAYMENT FROM AUTHOR.

4. MANUSCRIPT WITHDRAWAL RULES : ALLELOPATHY JOURNAL-2013

Allelopathy Journal adheres to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in academic publishing. We expect that the authors will also show highest integrity in their work and adhere to high ethical standards. Some authors request withdrawal of manuscript from the publication process after submission. In some instances the request for withdrawal is made within few days after submission, however, many times the request is made very late, when the manuscript is only a few days away from publication in the Journal. Withdrawing manuscript from publication at this stage, wastes the valuable Resources, too much valuable time spent in Processing the Manuscripts by the Editors, Reviewers, Editorial staff and Money and Works invested by the Publisher. Hence, Authors are not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscript and the withdrawl request is not entertained without the Withdrawal Penalty. To discourage unwarranted withdrawal of manuscripts, Allelopathy Journal has framed Manuscript Withdrawal Rules:

4.1. Manuscript Withdrawl Request Letter: The manuscript will not be withdrawn from publication process until a completed, signed ‘Manuscript Withdrawl Request Letter’ is received by the Allelopathy Journal Editorial Office. The Author needs to submit a ‘Manuscript Withdrawl Request Letter’ request signed by all Authors stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawl. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn, until they have received appropriate notification to this effect from the Allelopathy Journal Editorial Office.

4.2. Authors must send a ‘Manuscript Withdrawl Request Letter’ by e-mail to Chief Editor, Allelopathy Journal before the notification of acceptance for publication. The ‘Manuscript Withdrawl Request Letter’ must include the following information.
(i) Manuscript Number
(ii) Manuscript Title
(iii) Authors Names, their full Postal addresses and E. Mail addresses
(iv) Detailed reasons for Ms withdrawl
(v) Date and Signatures of all authors
(vi) Agreement of Manuscript withdrawal from all Authors and the letter certifying that all authors agreed for Ms. withdrawal.

4.3. All questions or differences whatsoever concerning manuscripts withdrawal from Allelopathy Journal Publishers, whether as to construction or otherwise, shall be held in the Judicial Courts of Rohtak, Haryana, India.

4.4. Manuscript Withdrawal Penalty : If Author withdraws Ms within 48 hours after submission, he can withdraw without Penalty. Manuscript Withdrawl will be permitted only up to the Processing Stage III, for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons with Penalty depending on the Ms Processing Stage. In principle, Ms withdrawn is not permitted after the Processing Stage III. At Ms processing Stages II and III, he can withdraw after paying the Withdrawal Penalty, while, at the Processing stages IV-VII, the Ms. withdrawl is not allowed. However, for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons withdrawl is allowed after paying the Full Publication Charges.

Processing Stage Mss. Processing Stage Ms Withdrawl Penalty (Euro)
A. Withdrawl without Penalty
I Within 48 hours of Ms. submission Nil
B. Withdrawl with Penalty
II Ms. sent for Processing 300.00
III Ms. Accepted for Publication 500.00
C. Withdrawl Not Allowed
IV Ms. Revised* Withdrawn not allowed
V Ms. Composed, Galley Proofs sent* Withdrawn not allowed
VI Ms. Galley Proofs Corrected by Author* Withdrawn not allowed
VII Ms. Published* Withdrawn not allowed

*Ms Withdrawl allowed after paying the full Publication Charges.