Authors Instructions

Follow the instructions on the authors instructions page to prepare manuscript for online submission to whites science Journal.

Original research papers, review  articles and notes can be submitted on the understanding that the work is not  previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Reviews: Submissions of reviews and  perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged.  Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18  manuscript pages).

Regular  articles: These should describe new and carefully  confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient  detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the  minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Though we do not impose any word limit it is reasonable to maintain the word limit to 3000 words. The number of tables/figures may be kept to 8.  We will not return your manuscript in case it exceeds the above limits if it is justified.

Note: A Short Communication is suitable  for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of  new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The  style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short  communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in  length.       Manuscripts should be concisely  written and conform to the following general requirements: Manuscripts should  be typewritten in double space in A4 sized sheets, only on one side, with a 2.54  cm margin on both sides. Not including illustrations, Research Papers, should  not exceed 10-12 pages, Review Articles, 15-20 pages and Note, 5-6 pages. Pages  should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter  arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials  and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements,  References, Illustrations (Tables and Figures including photographs along with  titles and legends) and Figure and Table titles and legends. The abstract should start on a separate page and each table or figure should be on separate sheets.  The titles “Abstract” and “Introduction” etc. must be mentioned. All section titles should be in capital letters while subtitles in each section shall be in boldface lower case without a colon or hyphen.

Submission of Manuscript: We prefer that the authors submit manuscripts through our online manuscript submission portal.

Online Submission

Authors can submit the manuscript by:

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Select – Reader for the journal/s you wish to register. Selecting the Reviewer is optional but recommended.

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Locate ‘New Submission’ on the left sidebar and begin submission.

The manuscript is to be submitted as per the Manuscript template in Ms-Word format.

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Manuscript  Preparation/Organization      

Title  Page: Title page should contain title of the paper in boldface, 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 (font size 10). The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark. The title should be as short as possible and precisely indicate the nature of the work in the communication. Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames for men and one given-name followed by a surname for women. Full names may be given in some instances to avoid confusion. Names should not be prefixed or suffixed by titles or degrees. Names should be followed by the complete postal address or addresses with pin code numbers of the place(s), where the research work has been carried out. Multiple authors may be demarcated with Arabic numerals in superscript (1) before their address. At the bottom left corner of the title page, please mention * For correspondence address and provide a  functional e-mail address. Address of the corresponding author to whom all  correspondence may be sent should be given only if it is different from the address already given under authors names. Trivial sub-titles such as Title,  Author, Address or Place of Investigation shall not be included in the title page. The title page should be aligned center except for * For correspondence address, which should be left aligned.

Abstract: Should start on a new page after the title page and should be typed in single-space to distinguish it from the Introduction. Abstracts should briefly reflect all aspects of the study as most databases list mainly abstracts. Short Communications as well as, Review  Articles should have an Abstract (heading should be written in 12 pt. bold,  upper case and text in 11 pt.).

Key words: Provide four to eight  appropriate key words after abstract (font size 10).

All  the below heading should be written in 12 pt. bold, UPPER CASE and text in 11 pt., subheadings shall be 12 pt bold, Lower case.

Introduction       Shall  begin immediately after the Abstract, as the next paragraph, but should be typed in double-space. The Introduction should lead the reader to the  importance of the study; tie-up published literature with the aims of the study  and clearly states the rationale behind the investigation.

Materials and Methods       The  materials and methods section shall start as a continuation to the introduction on the same page. All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. The main methods  used shall be briefly described, citing references. Trivial details may be  avoided. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated. We prefer to publish work that has been subjected to  an appropriate statistical test at one level of significance.

Results       All  findings presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this  section. The data should be statistically analyzed and the level of  significance stated. Data that is not statistically significant need only to be  mentioned in the text – no illustration is necessary. All Tables and figures  must have a title or caption and a legend to make them self-explanatory.  Results section shall start after materials and methods section on the same  page.

Discussion       This  section should follow results, deal with the interpretation of results, convey  how they help increase current understanding of the problem and should be  logical. An unsupported hypothesis should be avoided. The Discussion should state  the possibilities the results uncover, that need to be further explored. There  is no need to include another title such as “Conclusions” at the end  of Discussion. Results and discussion of results can also be combined under one  section, Results, and Discussion.

Acknowledgements:       It  should be given after the text and not in the form of foot-notes.

References       We will format the references if they have a valid DOI record. Authors are free to mention references in any format. For other references the author need to follow the guidelines.

Use  numbering in the text instead of full references.  Give full references at  the end of the file       References  should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned  in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and  legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. e.g.[1]. References cited only in tables or figure  legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the  first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. The titles  of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus.  Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. Avoid using  abstracts as references.

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Please refer to the following for examples for reference formats. These are excerpts from ICJME uniform requirements document.

Standard journal article
1. Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-Organ Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients. New England Journal of Medicine; 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284–7.

As an option, if a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as many medical journals do) the month and issue number may be omitted.

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

If there are more than six authors, list the first six authors followed by et al. (Note: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) now lists all authors.)

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-

Optional addition of a database’s unique identifier for the citation:

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7. PubMed PMID: 12140307.

Forooghian F, Yeh S, Faia LJ, Nussenblatt RB. Uveitic foveal atrophy: clinical features and associations. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Feb;127(2):179-86. PubMed PMID: 19204236; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2653214.

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-Organ Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients. New England Journal of Medicine; 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284–7. Available from:

Article published electronically ahead of the print version

Yu WM, Hawley TS, Hawley RG, Qu CK. Immortalization of yolk sac-derived precursor cells. Blood. 2002 Nov 15;100(10):3828-31. Epub 2002 Jul 5.

Books and Other Monographs

Personal author(s)

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Editor(s), compiler(s) as author

Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.

Book with Author(s) and editor(s)

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

Book with Organization(s) as author

Advanced Life Support Group. Acute medical emergencies: the practical approach. London: BMJ Books; 2001. 454 p.

American Occupational Therapy Association, Ad Hoc Committee on Occupational Therapy Manpower. Occupational therapy manpower: a plan for progress. Rockville (MD): The Association; 1985 Apr. 84 p.

National Lawyer’s Guild AIDs Network (US); National Gay Rights Advocates (US). AIDS practice manual: a legal and educational guide. 2nd ed. San Francisco: The Network; 1988.

Chapter in a book

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Other Published Material

Newspaper article

Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).

Audiovisual material

Chason KW, Sallustio S. Hospital preparedness for bioterrorism [videocassette]. Secaucus (NJ): Network for Continuing Medical Education; 2002.

Dictionary and similar references

Dorland’s illustrated medical dictionary. 29th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2000. Filamin; p. 675.

Electronic Material


Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson’s electronic atlas of hematology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

Journal article on the Internet

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available from:

Monograph on the Internet

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

Homepage/Web site [Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:


Holt M. The Health Care Blog [Internet]. San Francisco: Matthew Holt. 2003 Oct – [cited 2009 Feb 13]. Available from: [Internet]. New York: KidneyNotes. c2006 – [cited 2009 Feb 13]. Available from:

Wall Street Journal. HEALTH BLOG: WSJ’s blog on health and the business of health [Internet]. Hensley S, editor. New York: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. c2007 – [cited 2009 Feb 13]. Available from:

Tables       Should be typed on separate sheets  of paper and should not preferably contain any molecular structures. Only MS  word table format should be used for preparing tables. Tables should show lines  separating columns but not those separating rows except for the top row that  shows column captions. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic  numerals and bear a brief title in capital letters normal face. Units of  measurement should be abbreviated and placed below the column headings. Column  headings or captions shall be in bold face. It is essential that all tables  have legends above them, which explain the contents of the table. Tables should  not be very large that they run more than one A4 sized page. Tables should not  be prepared in the landscape format, i. e. tables that are prepared widthwise  on the paper.

Figures       Should be on separate pages but not  inserted with in the text. Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic  numerals and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure.  Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and  submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. These graphs and illustrations should  be drawn to approximately twice the printed size to obtain satisfactory  reproduction. As far as possible, please avoid diagrams made with India ink on  white drawing paper, cellophane sheet or tracing paper with hand written  captions or titles.

Photographs       Should be on glossy paper.  Photographs should bear the names of the authors and the title of the paper on  the back, lightly in pencil. Alternatively photographs and photomicrographs can be submitted as jpeg images.

Figure and  Table titles and legends should be typed on a separate page with numerals  corresponding to the illustrations. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows,  numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the  illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid  inserting a box with

Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows,  numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the  illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid  inserting a box with key to symbols, in the figure or below the figure. In case  of photomicrographs, magnification should be mentioned either directly on them  or in the legend. Symbols, arrows or letters used in photomicrographs should  contrast with the background. Method of staining should also be mentioned in  the legend.

Chemical terminology       The chemical nomenclature used must  be in accordance with that used in the Chemical Abstracts.
Abbreviations, Units Etc.,       Authors should follow  internationally agreed rules especially those adopted by the IUPAC-IUB  Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (CBN). The journal will essentially  follow the rules defined in the IUPAC Manua1 of symbols and terminology for  physico-chemical quantities and units (Butterworths, London), 1970.

Abbreviations should be those well  known in scientific literature. In vitro, in vivo, in situ, ex vivo, ad  libitum, et al. and so on are two words each and should be written in italics.  None of the above is a hyphenated word. All foreign language (other than  English) names and words shall be in italics as a general rule. Words such as  carrageenan-induced inflammation, paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity,  isoproterenol-induced myocardial necrosis, dose-dependent manner are all  hyphenated.

Biological nomenclature       Names of plants, animals and  bacteria should be in italics.

Enzyme nomenclature       The trivial names recommended by the  IUPAC-IUB Commission should be used. When the enzyme is the main subject of a  paper, its code number and systematic name should be stated at its first  citation in the paper.

Spelling       These should be as in the Concise  Oxford Dictionary of Current English.

ETHICS OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION       Papers describing any experimental  work with humans should include a statement that the Ethical Committee of the  institution in which the work was done has approved it, and that the subjects  gave informed consent to the work.       Experiments with animals should be  done in accordance with the legal requirements of the relevant local or  national authority. Procedures should be such that experimental animals do not  suffer unnecessarily. Papers should include details of the procedures and of anesthetics  used.       The Editors will not accept papers  where the ethical aspects are, in their opinion are open to doubt.

Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an  Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in  order to read the PDF. This software can be downloaded from the following  website:  This will enable the file to be  opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be  added. Since page proofs are the final draft 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.

Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies:  that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an  abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under  consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is  accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the  copyright to the publisher. All  articles published in this journal become the property of the Journal and  should not be published or reproduced in any form in full or in part without  the written permission of the Editor.

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