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Octa Journal of Biosciences is the official publication of the Scientific Planet Society and  published Bi-annually. Octa Journal of Biosciences founded in 2012 dedicated to publish the results of original research, review articles and short communications in the field of Biosciences,  biochemistry, plant Science, molecular biology, microbial and molecular genetics, DNA finger printing, micro propagation, and  biotechnology including genetic engineering, new molecular tools and techniques, genomics & bioinformatics written in English. The contribution of manuscripts to the journal is open to all researchers irrespective of their membership to Scientific Planet Society.

 

 Ethical Policy for Octa Journal of  Biosciences

 

 

Names and addresses of the owners of the publishing company:

Scientific Planet Society (SPS) is  registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 from dehradun India by Dr Vinod Kumar,  full Address-23, Dwarka Puri, Near Engineering Enclave, GMS Road, Dehradun-248001 India. Octa Journal of Biosciences is the official publication of the Scientific Planet Society.


Location (full address) of corporate office(s):

23, Dwarka Puri, Near Engineering Enclave, GMS Road, Dehradun-248001 India

Email: vinodkdhatwalia@gmail.com

9012784009

Names and addresses of parent companies, related companies, and/or subsidiaries of the publishing group:

 Scientific Planet Society (SPS) no parent companies, related companies or subsidiaries.


Members of the management team and where they are based:

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

M, K. Tripathi, Ph.D.

Sr. Scientist, CIAE, Bhopal, M.P, India

EDITOR

Dr Ajay Singh

Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Chemistry,

Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, India

 

Dr .Vinod Kumar

Assistant Professor Dept. of Chemistry,

Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, India

 

MANAGING EDITOR

Dr. Ashok Kumar

23, Dwarka Puri, Near Engineering Enclave, GMS Road, Dehradun-248001 India.



Publishing credentials – what experience do the members of the management team have in scholarly publishing in general and in life sciences publishing in particular?:

Dr M.K.Tripathi, Sr. Scientist at Central Instt. of Agricultural Engineering (ICAR), Bhopal. He handled  10 projects. He has more than 15 years Research Experience.  He has published more than 50 research paper in National and International journals. He has published 4 books.

Dr Vinod Kumar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, is Ph.D in Chemistry (Biochemistry) from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar,Uttarakhand. He is MSc in Biochemistry from the same University. He has published more than 20 research paper in National and International journals. He has published 2 books from Germany and USA. He is Editor-in-Chief of Scientific India Magazine.


Names and affiliations of individuals responsible for the scientific quality of publications:

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

M, K. Tripathi, Ph.D.

Sr. Scientist, CIAE, Bhopal, M.P, India

 

EDITOR

Dr Ajay Singh

Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Chemistry,

Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, India

 

Dr .Vinod Kumar

Assistant Professor Dept. of Chemistry,

Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, India



Mechanisms for ensuring the quality of published articles:

The peer review process for Octa journal of Biosciences is essentially a quality control mechanism. It is a process by which experts evaluate scholarly works, and its objective is to ensure a high quality of published science. However, peer reviewers do not make the decision to accept or reject papers. At most, they recommend a decision. The decision-making authority rests solely with journal editors or the journal’s editorial board.

Editorial Policies:

1.     

Submission declaration

Submission of an article entails that the work described has not been published previously in any journal and also, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form in any language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Changes to authorship

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:

Before the accepted manuscript is published online: Requests to add or remove an author or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the editor-in-chief 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 (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

After publication online: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will not be accepted.

Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a Journal Publishing Agreement. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

Retained author rights

As an author you (or your employer or institution) retains certain rights*.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Open access

This journal does not have any publication charges and open for all access online.

Referees

Please submit, with the manuscript, the names and addresses of at least two potential referees, but we prefer four to six referees.

 

 2. PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

The manuscripts should be organized in a manner as shown in template. Click here for template.

The Title should clearly and accurately indicate the contents of the Articles or Communications and should be expressed in adequate scientific terms. No abbreviations should be used in the titles.

Affiliations of authors should be placed below the author’s name accordingly.

An information should be included on the first page to give the mail address, phone number and e-mail address of the author of correspondence, and if applicable, information regarding funding.

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Keywords:

Three to six Keywordsshould be given at the bottom of the abstract to serve as guidelines for indexing.

Headings: Articles should be organized under the main headings:

Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References.

Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Tables and Figures must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals respectively and should be self-explanatory. Tables should be concise and exact and should use three-lines. Tables must have a brief descriptive title and include footnotes if necessary. Figures should have figure captions, either with the figures or collected on a separate sheet. The contents of figures, tables and word descriptions should not be duplicated.

Photographs should be of sufficiently high quality with respect to detail and contrast.

 

References

In the manuscript: see example-

(Kumar, 2011) - One author

(Kumar and Dhatwalia, 2002) - Two authors

(Kumar et al., 2011) - more than two authors

(Kumar and Dhatwalia, 2012a, b) - More than one paper in the same year by the same authors

(Kumar and Dhatwalia, 2011; Kumar et al., 2011; Kumar, 2012) - listed by earliest year first for multiple citations

References should be arranged alphabetically by author without serial numbering. Titles of journal should be abbreviated in accordance. Reference accuracy is critical and authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Only articles that have been published should be included in the References. Journal articles and books must be cited by the following formats:

 APHA (1998); Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, 18th Ed. American Public Health Association, Washington, DC: 45-60.

Kumar Ashok, Bisht B.S., Talwar Amitabh and Chandel Dipika (2010a); Physico-Chemical and Microbial Analysis of Ground Water from Different Regions of Doon Valley. Inter. Jour. App Environ. Sci., 5(3):433–440.

Kumar Ashok, Bisht B.S., Joshi V.D., Singh A.K., Talwar Amitabh (2010b), Physical, Chemical and Bacteriological Study of Water from Rivers of Uttarakhand, J Hum Ecol, 32(3):169-173

WHO (2002); Guideline for Drinking Water Quality, Surveillance and Control of Community Supplies. World health Organization Geneva.

WHO (2004); Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, Vol. 1: 3rd Ed. World Health Organization Geneva.

Sherman Cappuccino (2009); Biochemical activities of Microorganisms. Microbiology a Laboratory Manual 7th Ed., pp. 143-203

 

Cited journals should be abbreviated according to ISO 4 rules, see for instance

http://images.isiknowledge.com/WOK45/help/WOS/A_abrvjt.html and http://www.cas.org/expertise/cascontent/caplus/corejournals.html

 

Graphic for the Slide. This illustration should capture the reader’s attention and, in conjunction with the manuscript title, should give the reader a quick visual impression of the essence of the paper without providing specific results.  The graphic should be in the form of a images (Original not Copy write or Downloaded from internet) structure, graph, drawing, electrophoresis gel, or reaction scheme. Authors must submit a graphic in the actual size to be used for the graphic that will fit in Dimensions: 460 × 300. Larger images will be reduced to fit within those dimensions. Type size of labels, formulas, or numbers within the graphic must be legible. Tables or spectra are not acceptable. Color is encouraged. Authors must provide the graphic upon submission of the paper as the last page of the manuscript.

3. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Submit your manuscript along with your cover letter as an attachment file editor.chief.ojb@gmail.com

Manuscript Preparation:

* Title
* Author names and addresses
* Abstracts (Not more than 300 words)
* Key words
* Introduction
* Materials and Methods
* Results and Discussions
* References
* Photographs should be of high quality (Minimum 300 dpi).
* Graphs should be in clearly visible form so that it may become easy to redraw

* The manuscript must be submitted in MS-WORD file format

 

Submission checklist

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

>  E-mail Address

>  Full Postal Address

>  Phone Numbers

All necessary files should be sent:

>  All figure captions.

>  All tables (including title, description, footnotes).

>  Cover Letter.

Further considerations

>  Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' 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).

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 4. REVIEWING OF MANUSCRIPTS

Every manuscript is independently reviewed by peers and screening for plagiarism. If two or more reviewers consider the manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement for the decision will be sent to authors within one or two months of the submitting date. Manuscripts rejected will not be returned to the authors.

Proofs

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication, please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

 5. REVISION OF MANUSCRIPTS

A manuscript sent back to an author for revision should be returned to the editor without delay within seven days.

6. ACCEPTANCE OF MANUSCRIPTS

The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via email (the PDF file includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use).

7. Fees and Charges: There is no publication andhandling fee in Octa Journal of Biosciences. Publication in this journal is free of cost.


Editorial and Peer Review processes:

 The peer-review process and editorial scrutiny are the main mechanisms for ensuring the quality of published articles. To this end, the submitted articles are rigorously peer-reviewed to ensure the high quality submissions are accepted and published; these published articles reflect the up-to-date research findings, with reliable and sound results, objective and unbiased discussion of the results. The journal’s editorial board is composed of research scientists and medical specialists with rich research and publication experiences.

1) Manuscript submitted via email.
2) Primary manuscript check by the editorial assistants against the Check list, to check if components of manuscript are complete and conforming to the submission requirements, and cross-check if there is duplicate submission, plagiarism. If manuscript does not meet the submission requirements, then the manuscript will be returned to the authors for corrections and resubmission.
3) If the manuscript meets the submission requirements, the editorial assistant will assign this manuscript to an editor from the editorial board after matching the subject of the article and the editor’s expertise.
4) If the editor finds the article lacks sufficient quality or the topic is not well within the journal scope, the editor will reject the submission without further consideration.
5) If the manuscript is found with sufficient quality worth further consideration, the editor will assign this manuscript to 2-3 external reviewers for peer-reviewing.
6) The peer-reviewers will send back the review comments with their recommendations as: accepted unchanged; minor revision; major revision; or rejected.
7) Based on the reviewers’ comments and recommendations, editors will make editorial decision.
8) The peer-review process is s blinded with the reviewers aware of whom the authors of the manuscript are, the authors do not know who the reviewers are.


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Statements concerning Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent for publications:  

Statement of Human and Animal Rights

 

When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

 

The following statements should be included in the text before the References section:

Topic

Statement by the author(s)

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration

For retrospective studies

For this type of study formal consent is not required.

 

If articles do not contain studies with human participants or animals by any of the authors, please select one of the following statement in your covering latter:

Statement

Ethical approval: This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

 

 

Statement on the Animals Right

The welfare of animals used for research must be respected. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research ethics committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted (where such a committee exists).

For studies with animals, the following statement should be included in the text before the References section:

Topic

Statement

Ethical approval

All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

For retrospective studies

For this type of study formal consent is not required.

If articles do not contain studies with human participants or animals by any of the authors, please select one of the following statement in your covering latter:

Statement

Ethical approval: This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

 

 

Conflict of Interest

Authors are required to disclose all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for their study. Donors of materials (for free or at a discount from current rates) should be named in the source of funding and their location (town, state/county, country) included. Author's conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) and the sources of funding for the research will be published under a separate heading entitled “Conflict of Interest and Sources of Funding Statement”. Any experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and where relevant conform to national guidelines for animal usage in research.

 

Consent for Identifying Information

All submissions are checked for documentation of patient consent for publication and for any potentially identifying information. Submissions that include identifying patient information without appropriate patient consent will not be considered for publication.

If identifying information is discovered after publication, the article will be temporarily withdrawn while any content compromising participant privacy is removed. 

 

Request to use copyrighted material of Octa Journal of Biosciences

Content published by Octa Journal of Biosciences can be re-used in all kinds of products in different formats and distributed by third parties. Any type of use is subject to permission by Octa Journal of Biosciences editorial office

Plagiarism

Octa Journal of Biosciences is a participant of Cross Check, a multi-publisher plagiarism detection initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. 


To what extent does the journal comply with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ uniform requirements for manuscripts?:

Octa Journal of Biosciences comply with the ICMJE uniform requirements for manuscripts, this is clearly indicated in the Author’s Submission Guideline.

 

 

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