Guidlines for Authors

Current Neurobiology is an international research journal published by the Scientific Publishers of India. It publishes original research in major disciplines of neurosciences. Review articles on current subjects and interesting case reports are also welcome. Submitted manuscripts are subject to review by the Editorial Board and by qualified referees from our panel. However, author (s) may submit names of three qualified referees should not be associated with the same institution(s).

Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they have not been published or are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. They are accepted based on the recommendation of the referees. Published papers become the sole property of Current Neurobiology and will be copyrighted by it.

Preparation of manuscript/s

Manuscript/s must be prepared following the “Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals” developed by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (February 2006). Guidelines are available from the website of the journal (http://www.currentneurobiology.org).

Manuscripts should consist of the following subdivisions: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results/Observations, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures and Legends. All manuscripts should be written in English and typed double-spaced throughout on one side of A4 paper (206x294 mm) with a wide margin. Number all the pages consecutively beginning with the title page.

Title Page

The title page should include the complete title of the manuscript, the author(s) name(s), address of the institute where the work was conducted, running title and the name and address with e-mail ID of the author to whom the correspondence should be sent.

Abstract

The abstract should not exceed 250 words. It should be written in complete sentences and should give factual information.

Keywords: 3-8 key words must be included.

Introduction

State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation. 

Methods

Brief description of the methods used should be given. Give references to established methods, including statistical methods and provide references All manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigation involving human subjects should include a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject’s guardian, after approval of the experimental protocol by institutional human ethics committee. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including generic name(s), dose(s), and route(s) of administration.

Specify the statistical methods used to analyze the included data. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.  Where scientifically appropriate, analyses of the data by variables such as age and sex should be included.

Mention whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html). Do not use patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material.

Results

Results must be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first.  Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries. Duplication of graphs and tables should be avoided.

Scanned documents and photographs of the tables should not be submitted. Each table should have a brief heading (caption) and consecutively numbered. If the table is long it should be continued to next page, with repeated heading of table on a second sheet followed by “(contd.)”.  Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.  Statistical measurement variations (SD or SE) should be identified. Though there is no limit of number of columns and rows of a table but their number should be restricted to 6 columns and 15 rows. Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.  Following symbols may be used for footnotes, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡  etc. The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size. 

All figures should be listed together and numbered. Figures should not exceed 16.5 x 22.0 cm. and should be unmounted. Each figure should have on its back name of the first author, figure number and an arrow indicating the Top of the figure. Photomicrographs should have scale markers detailing magnification. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in the photomicrographs should contrast with the background. Electronically submitted b/w half-tone and color illustrations must have a final resolution of 300 dpi after scaling, and 800-1200 dpi for line drawings. Legends for the figures/images should be included at the end of the article file. 

Discussion

Discussion should deal with the interpretation of results obtained; relate the new findings with the previously reported ones for logical deduction. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section.  Instead of criticizing findings of other investigators, attempt should be made to discuss and highlight own results conforming the earlier published work or disagreeing with them.

Acknowledgment

Acknowledgment should be specific. Give details if the work is supported by any funding agency.

References

A list of all the references cited in the text should be given at the end of the manuscript. The references should be cited according to the Vancouver agreement. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals [in square brackets]. Authors must check and ensure the accuracy of all references cited. List at least first 6 authors followed by et al. Abbreviations of titles of medical periodicals should conform to those used in the latest edition of Index Medicus. The volume of the periodical should be followed by the page number of each reference cited. Some examples are shown

Journal article

Edvinsson L: Blockade of CGRP receptors in the intracranial vasculature: a new target in the treatment of headache. Cephalalgia 2004; 24:611-622.

Books

 Carr KE, Toner PG. Cell structure: An introduction to electron microscopy. 3rd ed.   dinburgh Churchill Livingstone 1962.

Edited Book

Dauset J, Columbani J eds. Histocompatability. Copenhagen Muksgaard 1973.

Chapter in a book

Fenichel GM. Hemipelgia: In: Clinical Neurology. 2nd ed. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia 1993; pp 246-260.

Abbreviations

Only standard abbreviations are to be used as follows: 

Decilitre    

dl

 Kilogram  

kg

Millilitre

ml 

Hours   

h

Microlitre   

µl    

  Minutes

min

Molar 

  mol/L   

 Milligram

mg    

Percent  

 %   

Gram 

g

                                            

Other abbreviations and symbols should follow the recommendations on units, symbols and abbreviations accordingly; A guide for Biological and Medical Editors and Authors (The Royal Society of Medicine London 1977)”.

Reprints

Fifteen reprints are supplied gratis for published paper. Additional reprints may be ordered on the approved forms. Reprint order form ; the price list will be sent with the galley proofs.

Galley proofs

Unless indicated otherwise, galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and they should be returned as quickly as possible. While submitting a revised manuscript, contributors are requested to include, along with single copy of the final revised manuscript, a photocopy of the revised manuscript with the changes underlined in red and copy of the comments with the point to point clarification for each comment. The manuscript number should be written on each of these documents.

Publication Charge

Manuscript Type
Publication Charges
Regular Issue Article 3000 USD
Special Issue Article 2800 USD
                                                                                   

 

Submit Manuscript

To publish an article in Current Neurobiology, please refer to instructions for Authors. After reviewing instructions for Authors, please send the manuscript to Submit Manuscripts as attachment to the Editorial Office at editor@cneurobiology.com

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