Cornous Plant Science is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, dedicated to exploring the original research findings among the scientific communities. It publishes Research Articles, Reviews, Research Notes and Methodologies in all aspects of Biological Sciences. The scope of the journal is multidisciplinary, especially of applied nature.
Submission of Manuscript: Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts only online (currently use mail). Only papers of high scientific quality will be accepted for publication. The manuscript will be analyzed for plagiarism with turnitin before the acceptance for the review process. Acceptance of papers is the sole discretion of the Editor based on the recommendations from the Chief Editor, editorial board members, and additional reviewers. Manuscripts submitted will be subjected to peer review by two reviewers familiar with the relevant field of research, being from a different country or at least from another institution from the author. Authors may suggest names and addresses of two experts who, in their opinion, can review the paper. The choice of referees will, however, remain with the editorial board. After the review process, the Editor will inform the about the acceptance, rejection, or necessity of revision of the manuscript to the corresponding author.
Submission: email your article to us- firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Articles and Research Notes:
The paper must be arranged in the following order with all pages with line numbers in a single word document:-
Format of Manuscript: All manuscripts must be written in English and typed double-spaced with a 2.5 cm margin on all sides. The manuscript must confirm the following journal style.
Title (Separate Page): The title page should contain the following details
Title of the article (maximum of 90 characters)
Name in full form of the author(s) (first name and last name)
Affiliation(s) of author(s) with full address including mail ID(s)
Contributions of the author(s) for the manuscript
Abstract must be compact and concise and written with up to 200 words highlighting the objectives, methods, results and, discussion, conclusions of the manuscript.
Key words: 5-6 keywords should be given for easy indexing of the article.
Introduction should review the relevant knowledge of the subject and with a concise statement of the objectives of the study.
Materials and Methods should include brief technical descriptions of the methodology adopted with proper citation, while a detailed description is required if the methods are new.
Result and Discussion (Singe title) should contain observations on the experiment illustrated by tables and figures. Using a well-known statistical test, obscure and poor statistical methods might be liable for rejection. Discussion must not recapitulate results but should relate the author's experiments to other work on the subject and give their conclusions.
Conclusion should summarize the central state of these findings, implications for further research, recommendations, and limitations.
Acknowledgments: If any, should be brief and given only for specific guidance, assistance, financial grants, etc., not for routine facilities.
Author contributions: This part should contain information about how the authors in which aspect they contributed to the development of the data and manuscript.
Ethics approval: This part should contain the details about the ethical approval if you have used the animal object for your analysis.
In the text, references should be cited as follows: two authors (Mohali & Bhowmik, 2013), three or more authors (Mullar et al., 2014). References in the text should be listed chronologically separated by semicolon, e.g. (Smith, 1987; John, 1999; Moriss et al., 2000).
Journals (standard APA format)
Abusaleha, A., & Shanmugavelu, K. G. (1988). Studies on the effect of organic versus inorganic sources of nitrogen on growth, yield and quality of okra. Indian Journal of Horticulture , 45, 312-318.
Batra, V. K., Dhankhar, S. K., Bhatia, A. K., Virender, S., Arora, S. K., & Singh, V. P. (2006). Response of brinjal to foliar feeding of water soluble fertilizers. Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 35(3/4).
Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000168-000
Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.
Kesharwani, P. (Ed.). (2020). Nanotechnology based approaches for tuberculosis treatment. Academic Press.
Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119466642
Chapter in a book
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of chapter. In B. B. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xxx–xxx). Location: Publisher..
Published proceedings paper
Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116(47), 23499–23504. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1910510116
Dissertation or thesis
Knight, A. (2001). Exercise and osteoarthritis of the knee (Unpublished master's dissertation). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Tables and figures: The table should be descriptive without references to the text with a heading in bold letters. Tables, figures, and drawings should be placed inside the text in the appropriate position in the article. Figures whether the line drawing or graph should be of good quality. Legends to figures should be given on a separate sheet. Tables and figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals (Table 1., Table 2. and Figures 1., Figures 2.).
The photographs should be of good quality (not less than 300 dpi resolution, to occupy a text column width of 8 cm they must have at least 1000 pixels width.) and provided in the JPEG/TIFF format. Please send original (not resized) photograph(s), straight from a digital camera, without any text descriptions on the photo. Standard abbreviations and units should be used. SI units are recommended. Abbreviations should be defined at first appearance and their use in the title and abstract should be avoided. Generic name of chemicals should be used. Genus and species name should be typed in italics. Sub-headings should not be in italics.
Reviews (approximately 1000–1500 words and no more than 2 tables and/or illustrations) and full-length reviews (of no fixed length) perspective covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews will be processed especially rapidly. A review should be topical, sufficiently critical, and complete concerning citations to the literature. It should draw attention to outstanding problems and take care to accommodate different points of view. The format requirements for original research articles are applicable to reviews too.
Submission checklist: Ensure that the following items are present before sending the manuscript to the journal for review.
Proofs and Reprints: Page proofs (Pdf) will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The corrected proofs should be returned to the Editor within 5 days of receipt. The delay in sending the proofs may shift the paper to the next issue. Correspondence through email will only be entertained. 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. In order to minimize the corrections and alterations in the proof stage, authors are requested to prepare the manuscript carefully according to journal format before submitting it for publication. PDF of the published papers will be provided to the author via email. Authors can freely download PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles. It is mandatory for the author to mention his/her email ID.
Any correspondence regarding publication of papers should be sent to- The Editor-in-Chief, Cornous Biology, Email: email@example.com
Copyright Policy for Submission
A statement must accompany each manuscript 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 which is formally published and made available to the public. Without copyright declaration during the submission, the manuscript is not considered for processing.
No responsibility is assumed by the publisher for any injury or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. All experiments using animals should be done under the approval of an institutional animal experiment committee and this should be stated and documented in the text. Plagiarism is a serious issue and an awful practice in academic fraternity. The authors are requested to please adopt the holistic & pragmatic approach to design the manuscript of interest. Plagiarism will be considered as a crime and punishable under law.