Guide for Authors

** Plagiarism (means copying from other people writing) is not acceptable in Biomacromolecular Journal (BMMJ). Authors should not engage in plagiarism - verbatim or near-verbatim copying, or very close paraphrasing, of text or results from another’s work.

*** Authors should not also engage in self-plagiarism (also known as duplicate publication) - unacceptably close replication of the author’s own previously published text or results without acknowledgement of the source.

****Biomacromolecular Journal (BMMJ) will search through website for two kinds of plagiarism.


Types of Contributions:

 Original papers: Are full-length expositions of extensive and significant experimental or theoretical studies.

Short communications: Must be complete, self-contained papers, and not preliminary reports. In style and presentation they should conform to that laid down for manuscripts but length should not exceed three (two) printed pages in the journal.

Reviews:Will usually be written at the invitation of Editors. Unsolicited reviews will be welcome but authors wishing to submit a review are requested to consult Editors prior to commencement.

Format Manuscript:  All type of manuscripts can be sent in Word and PDF formats and after acceptance the article author should send revised copy in Word format too.

Manuscript preparation:  

Papers will be published in English. The manuscript should be prepared in double spaced typing on pages of uniform size with a wide margin on the left. The authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under headline such as Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figure Captions.


Title:Papers should be headed by a concise and informative title. This should be followed by the name(s) and complete address of the author(s). The author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed may be indicated with an asterisk.


Abstract:An abstract of 150-250 words should be included at the beginning of a paper. The abstract should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the paper as well as an indication of any new information presented and its relevance.


Graphical abstract: A Graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. It should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors mustprovide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Graphical abstracts should besubmitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: please provide an imagewith a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readableat a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files.


Highlights: Highlights are mandatory for this journal. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that conveythe core findings of the article and should be submitted in a separate file in the online submissionsystem. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85characters, including spaces, per bullet point).


Keywords:A maximum of four to six keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the content of the manuscript.


Introduction:A full-length paper should have a short introduction to state the reasons for the work, with enough reference to previous works on the subject.


Material & Methods:This should be presented as a clear and detailed description of experimental procedures and analytical conditions to enable readers to carry out similar work. Supply sample preparation procedures, name, model and configuration details of equipment used, and data handing methods.


Results and Discussion: The original and important findings should be stated.


References:References should be numbered consecutively (numerals in square brackets) throughout the text and collected together in a reference list at the end of the paper. In the reference list, journals [1], books [2] and edited multi-author books [3] should be cited in accordance with the following styles:


[1]  M. Amani, A.A. Moosavi-Movahedi, G. Floris, A. Mura, B. Kurganov, F. Ahmad, A.A. Saboury, Biophys. Chem. 125 (2007) 254.


 [2] A. Cooper, Biophysical chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2004.


[3] K. Kimura, T. Shono, in: Y. Inoue, G.W. Gokel (Eds.), Cation Binding by Macrocycles, M.M. Cox, New York, 1990.


Tables:Tables should be typed in double spacing on separate sheets and provided a suitable heading. Tables should be clearly referred in the text by using Arabic numerals. Each table should have a title that makes the general meaning understandable without reference to the text.


Figures:Figures should be submitted either as original art work or as high-quality reproductions. Figures should be numbered consecutively; the captions should be typed on a separate sheet and grouped with the Figures at the end of manuscript.

Crystallographic structure determinations should include the following items: crystal data, positional parameters (partial), selected bond lengths and bond angles, and a drawing of the crystal or molecular structure with numbering.

Nomenclature, units and symbols: Should conform to the IUPAC convention. Chemical nomenclature should follow the IUPAC rules. All abbreviations should be preceded the first time they appear by the full name except for the SI symbols for units that are to be used without explanation.

  Format of Figures in BMMJ

1) All figures should have a complete frame. The thickness of the frame should be 0.2 mm.

2) All figures should present major ticks. Also appropriate minor ticks are recommended.

    All ticks should be given inner (NOT outer).

3) Numbers for two axes should be written by Arial font, size 10 Normal (No Bold, No Italic).

4) Labeling for two axes should be written by Arial font, size 10 Bold (No Normal, No Italic).

5) Dimensions for each axes labeling should be written in a parenthesis by Arial font, size 10 Bold (No Normal, No Italic). Use space between all dimensions (No slash: “/”).

6) The width of all figures (including labeling and numbers) should be set in 8 cm for inserting each column or 16 cm for inserting top or bottom of a page (two column).

7) Use legend in the explanation of figure; do not insert anything in the figure.

8) Resolution should be given at least 300 dpi.

Nomenclature, units and symbols: Should conform to the IUPAC convention. Chemical nomenclature should follow the IUPAC rules. All abbreviations should be preceded the first time they appear by the full name except for the SI symbols for units that are to be used without explanation.


Proofs: Authors will receive proof, which they are requested to correct and return as soon as possible.


Conflict of Interest: The authors should declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.