• Quasitum
  • Guidelines For Authors

    Instruction to authors

    Articles should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and experimental procedure which should be given in required details for others to verify the work. The article can be up to 2500 words excluding references and abstract. For proper referring and fast publication all manuscript should be grammatically correct.

    The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with 2cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. “Times New Roman” font should be used. The font size should be of 12pt but main subheadings may be of 14pt. All plant and microorganism's scientific names should be written in italic. All research article should be typed double spaced and should have the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References.

    Title Page

    The title should appear on a separate page which should then followed by the author name and the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts. Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address(es) in normal face lower case. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given at the bottom left corner of the title. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.


    This section should start on a new page and should detail the problems, experimental approach, major findings and conclusion in one paragraph and should appear on the second page. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract. It should be single – spaced and should not exceed 150 words for full papers.


    Author(s) must give about 4-6 key words which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract.


    The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation and relating the manuscript to similar previous research. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.

    Materials and Methods

    This section must contain specific details about the materials studied, instruments used, specialized chemicals source and related experimental details which allows other research worker to reproduce the results. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.

    If any animal study was carried out , then the necessary institutional animal ethical committee approval should be taken and should be mentioned in the manuscript. If any human study was carried out , then necessary human ethical committee or appropriate approval should be taken and should be mentioned in the manuscript. A written consent should be taken from the human subjects or patients involved in the study ensuring their acceptance in the study and publication of relevant datas/photos/images in the journal and should be mentioned in the manuscript. The journal will not be responsible if any of the above if not followed and the editor’s decision would be final if any litigations arises during processing or after publishing.

    Results and Discussions

    The results should be concisely presented. Results and discussion may be separate or combined based on the authors requirement.

    (i) Tables:

    Tables should be used wherever necessary and should have rows and columns to correlate the variables .It should be cell- based type (Microsoft word tables or Excel tables). Do not use tabs or hard returns during preparation of tables. Do not send us tables as graphics. Tables should be as compact as possible. Unnecessary rows and columns can be avoided. The table should be double spaced and separated from the text. The font can be of same size used in the text of the manuscript. Do not divide the table in to sub tables and not to use vertical or horizontal rules/lines. Table should be numbered accordingly in numeric order. The table should be numbered in roman numeral followed by the title. The title should be one-line title in bold text with font size 12.Abbreviations can be used if needed and abbreviations that are used only in a table should be defined in the footnotes to that table and should be designated with superscript/subscript letters. Avoid “Ditto” marks. The units used should be in SI nomenclature or the nomenclature common to a particular field. Unusual units or abbreviations can be defined in the legend.

    (ii) Figures:

    Figures should be used wherever necessary. The figures can be of GIF/TIFF/JPEG/PDF. The figures should be comprehensible for the readers and should help them in understanding the paper. Unnecessary figures should be avoided. Avoid unnecessary colouring and excessive details. The title should be one-line title in bold text with font size 12. Abbreviations can be used if needed and abbreviations that are used only in the figures should be defined in the footnotes to that figure. The title should describe the contents so each illustration can be understood on considering apart from the text. All figures should be numbered in roman numerals and should be cited in the text accordingly. The image/photograph should be cropped to show essential details. Magnification can be indicated by inserting the scale bar. The image/photograph should be clear and of high quality. Poor blurred or out of focus letters/symbols are not acceptable. The units used should be SI nomenclature or the nomenclature common to a particular field. Unusual units or abbreviations can be defined in the legend.

    (iii) Acknowledgement:

    This section can be kept at the end of the manuscript before reference section and should not be more than 50 words. This section can be used to acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to acknowledge funding, donated resources or significant contribution to the research


    References to the literature cited for the manuscript should be numbered in order of appearance in the manuscript and cited in the text with superscript numbers.


    Manuscript should have relevant brief conclusion (limit of 300) and should reflect the importance and future scope.

    Conflict of Interest

    Manuscript should have the declaration of conflict of interest. Include the following paragraph.

    Conflict of Interest:
    Conflict of interest declared none.

    For Journal Reference
    Gregoriadis G., Engineering liposomes for drug delivery: progress and problems. Trends Biotechnol, 13 (12): 527–537, (1995)

    For Book Reference
    Joseph R. Robinson and Vincent HL Lee, Ed. Controlled Drug Delivery Fundamentals and applications, 2nd Edn, Vol 29, Lippincott Williams’s publisher: 555–561, (1994)

    For Chapters in Book Reference
    P. S. Meltzer, A. Kallioniemi and J. M. Trent. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: B. Vogelstein, and K. W. Kinzler (eds.), The Genetic Basis of Human Cancer, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002, pp. 93-113.

    For Patent Reference
    H. Aviv, D. Friedman, A. Bar-Ilan and M. Vered. Submicron emulsions as ocular drug delivery vehicles, U.S. Patent  US 5496811, 1996.

    For Online article
    Cain, Kevin. "The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication." Social Media Today .Accessed on “29 June 2012. http://www.socialmedia/negeffect/guide/PDF

    For Article in other language
    George G., New techniques for HPLC (In French) . Trends Biotechnol, 13 (12): 527–537, (1995)

    For Article in Press
    Alan.c. Phychemical study of Neleum lumbargo .Fitpterapia, In press

    For Case reports
    Alvis, C., Bradbard, D. A., & Robbins, D. K.. New approach for tonsillitis – a case study. Journal of Case Studies, 17(6), 43-49. (2011)


    Processing Fees

    Publication charges fees for Indian Authors have to pay Rs. 1500/- and for international Authors Rs. 50 USD towards processing fees of each manuscript. The processing fee can be submitted through DD in favour of Patel Group of Institutions, Indore payable at Indore and NEFT through A/C No- 0699002100034327 and IFSC CODE- PUNB0069900


    Submission of article

    Manuscript for Quasitum can be submitted in typed form to the Editor-in-Chief at the email id journal@mpu.ac.in .