Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences [BEPLS] is a monthly peer reviewed open access international journal focused towards the rapid publication of fundamental research papers on all areas of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences. BEPLS is official publication of Academy for Environment and Life Sciences [Regd. Under Societies Registration Act XXI, 1860]
The focus and the scope of journal
Ø Molecular Biology
Ø Cellular Biology
Ø Environmental Biology
Ø Environmental Chemistry
Ø Economic Zoology and Botany
Ø Agricultural Sciences
Ø Medical Sciences
Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript within two weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next available issue.
TYPE OF MANUSCRIPTS
Original articles should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of an original article is the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Short communication also contain abstract. The list of references should not exceed 15. The presentation of Short Communications should contain headings such as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, etc. Submissions of review articles and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged.
All article will be published in the journal within 1-2 months.
Manuscripts (in English), together with a covering letter from the author responsible for all correspondence, should be submitted via Electronic form in Microsoft word may also be submitted through e-mails to : editorBELS@gmail.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org editorial board will be provide manuscript id within 3-7 day after article submission.
All manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial board as well as by qualified reviewers from the concerned field.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts should be prepared in English using a word processor. Manuscripts should be typed in double-spaced throughout including the reference section, with wide (3 cm) margins, in each side.
Should be short, specific and informative. The title page should include the names (s) of author (s), affiliation, mailing address and contact with e-mail of corresponding author, a running short title not exceeding 40 characters. By-line should contain the place (organization) where research was conducted.
Italic Forms, Written in complete and simple sentence should not be more than 250 words. Key words (maximum 7) must be given, and these should appear just beneath the abstract.
Beginning with a new page, it should be brief and limited to the statement of the problem/ objectives and aims of the experiments with brief review of literature pertaining to the type of work.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Relevant details should be given including experimental design and the technique (s) used along with appropriate statistical methods used clearly along with the year of experimentation (field and laboratory).
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
It should include important findings discussed briefly. Wherever necessary, elaborate on the tables and figures without repeating their contents. 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. However, colored photographs can be published only if the authors agree to bear the cost.
References should be referred by a number in the text, listed according to this numbering at the end of the paper. Unpublished data should not be cited in the references. The references should comprise the following information and in the order as given in the examples below:
. Grochulski, P., Masson, L., Borisova, S., Pusztai, M.C., Schwarta, J.L., Brousseau R. & Cygler, M. (1995). Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A (a) insecticidal toxin: Crystal structure and channel formation. J. Mol. Biol., 254(2):447-464.
. Estruch, J., Warren, G.W., Mullins, M.A., Nye, G.J. Craig, J.A. & Joziel, H.G. (1996). Transgenic Plants: An emerging approach to pest control. In: Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 1995, USA, 93:5369-5395.
Book and chapters:
. Winston, J.E. (1999). Describing Species. Columbia University Press, New York pp.518
.Stork, N. (1997). Measuring Global Biodiversity and its Decline (Eds. Reakakudla, M.L., Wilson, D.E. and Wilson, E.O.) Biodiversity II, Joseph Henry Press, Washington DC, p.41-68
Tables should be typed on separate sheets and should bear a short descriptive title.
It should be of good quality[600 dpi JPEG format] drawn in black and white or colour on good quality tracing paper. The captions of the figures should be typed on a separate page. The figures should not exceed 18 x 15 cm size.
The photographs (JPEG format) for publication should be of high contrast on glossy paper without folds or creases. Each illustration or plate should be as a separate sheet with the name (s) of author (s) and figure number printed lightly with soft pencil on the reverse side.
EQUATIONS & UNITS
All equations should be type written by equation editor or other software. Mathematical notations should be simple and suitable for multidisciplinary audience. All data should be in metric units with single decimals. The data must be accompanied with statistical analysis. The papers not conforming to the above format will be returned without processing.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publishers it is necessary that authors provide formal written consent to publisher and transfer of copyright form after acceptance of papers.
ARTICLE WITHDRAWAL / RETRACTION / REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT POLICY
BEPLS takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users very seriously. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. BEPLS places great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practice in the academic publishing community.
Usually, the editor of a journal is the individual responsible for deciding which articles, texts or images will be published and which should be rejected. The decisions will, however, be influenced by the editorial board, the policies of the journal and legal requirements such as copyright infringement or plagiarism.
This policy has been designed to address these concerns and to take into account current best practice in the scholarly and library communities.
This is most commonly used in the press when early versions of the written texts and articles are withdrawn due to errors. Sometimes, article withdrawal occurs when articles are submitted twice or to multiple journals, when the texts may represent infringements of the ethical codes, plagiarism and other fraudulent use of data.
Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), may be "Withdrawn" from website / database. Withdrawn means that the article content (PDF) is removed and replaced with a PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the ABR Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.
* Authors can be Withdraw manuscript within 2 days, after submission.
* Manuscript withdrawal will not be possible once the review process has been initiated by the Editorial Board
* No withdraw allowed after acceptance of Manuscript/paper title listed in Content/Online Publication.
* No return publication fee at any conditions.
These are used as post-publishing methods of dealing with infringements of editorial ethical codes, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data and other issues related to the publishing sector. In most of the cases, a retraction will be used in order to correct such errors as the ones stated above.
Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by BEPLS:
retraction note titled "Retraction: [article title]" signed
by the authors and/or the editor is published in the
paginated part of a subsequent
issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
* In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
online article is preceded by a screen containing the
retraction note. It is to this screen that the link
resolves; the reader can then proceed
to the article itself.
* The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the pdf indicating on each page that it is "retracted".
Sometimes, editors are required to completely remove articles or texts from the online database of the journal. This will occur in exceptional cases when errors cannot be corrected, the article infringes legal rights of other individuals, is defamatory or there is a court order that imposes such a decision. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.
In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. In these circumstances the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction notice will publish a link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document.