Guide to Authors
Basic Research Journal of Microbiology (BRJMB)
with ISSN 2354-4082 provides rapid publication (monthly) of articles in all areas of the
Basic Research Journal of Microbiology (BRJMB)
welcome the submission of manuscripts that meets the general
criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be
published approximately one month after acceptance.
Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the corresponding
author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a
condition for submission of a paper that the authors permit editing
of the paper for readability. All enquiries concerning the
publication of accepted papers should be addressed to (email@example.com).
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged,
provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single
Microsoft Word file (preferably in Arial font). Submit manuscripts
as e-mail attachment to the editorial office at:
(firstname.lastname@example.org). A manuscript number will be
mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 48 hours.
The cover letter should include the corresponding
author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an
e-mail message sent to the editor, with the file, whose name should
begin with the first author's surname, as an attachment. The
author(s) may also suggest two to four reviewers for the manuscript
(BRJMB) may designate other reviewers).
Basic Research Journal of Microbiology (BRJMB)
will only accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments.
Three types of manuscripts may be
Regular Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed
findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient
detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper
should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work
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
(about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering
topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews
should be concise and no longer than 4 to 6 printed pages (about 12
to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews are also peer-reviewed.
Letters to the Editor - Letters are published
from time to time on matters of topical interest.
All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and
members of the editorial board or qualified outside reviewers.
Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal
strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 3 weeks. The
editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending
revision. It is the goal of the (BRJMB) to publish manuscripts
within 8 weeks after submission.
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. Present addresses of authors should
appear as a footnote.
The Abstract should be informative and completely
self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the
experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings
and conclusions. The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length.
Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be
used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard
nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No
literature should be cited.
Following the abstract, about five to 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. Authors should use the
solidus presentation (mg/ml). Standard abbreviations (such as ATP
and DNA) need not be defined.
Should be brief and limited to the definition of
the problem, the aims and purposes of the research and its relation
with other studies in the field. Also the working hypothesis must be
Materials and Methods
Should include relevant details on the
experimental design and techniques so that the experiments can be
repeated. However, only truly new procedures should be described in
detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and
important modifications 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.
Should be presented with clarity and precision.
The results should be written in the past tense when describing
findings in the author(s)'s experiments. Previously published
findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be
explained, but largely 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
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.
Tables should be kept to a minimum and be
designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed
double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each
table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic
numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be
self-explanatory 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 forms 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
References: 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.
Clifford (2004), Judith et al. (2003), (Chukwudi,
1983), (Ramman and Singh, 1992), (Chege, 1998; Chukwura, 1987a,b;
Tijani, 1993,1995), (Kelechi et al., 2001)
References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical
order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for
publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc.
should not be included in the reference list but should only be
mentioned in the article text (e.g., A. Kingori, University of
Nairobi, Kenya, personal communication). Journal names are
abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully
responsible for the accuracy of the references.
Abada EA (2008). Isolation and characterization of a antimicrobial
compound from Bacillus coagulans. Anim. Cells Syst. 12:41-46.
Charles AL, Sriroth K, Huang TC (2005). Proximate
composition,mineral contents, hydrogen cyanide and phytic acid of 5
cassava genotypes. Food Chem. 92: 615-620.
Chikere CB, Omoni VT , Chikere BO (2008). Distribution of potential
nosocomial pathogens in a hospital environment. Afr. J. Biotechnol.
Moran GJ, Amii RN, Abrahamian FM, Talan DA (2005).
Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-acquired
skin infections. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 11: 928-930.
Pitout JDD, Church DL, Gregson DB, Chow BL, McCracken M, Mulvey M,
Laupland KB (2007). Molecular epidemiology of CTXM-producing
Escherichia coli in the Calgary Health Region: emergence of
CTX-M-15-producing isolates. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 51:
Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one
table. They should present a complete study that is more limited in
scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript
preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the
following differences: (1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words; (2)
instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental
procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table
footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a
Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs will be
sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.
Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the
manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical
errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof
stage. Because the JMB will be published freely online to attract a
wide audience), authors will have free electronic access to the full
text (in PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF
file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.
Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies;
that the work described has not been published before (except in the
form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis)
that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that
if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors
agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.
Fees and Charges: Authors are required to pay a
$200 processing fee. Publication of an article in the Basic Research
Journal of Microbiology and
not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither
is acceptance to pay the processing fee a guarantee that the paper
will be accepted for publication. Authors may still request (in
advance) that the editorial office waive some of the processing fee
under special circumstances.
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