Submission of an article to the "Ambient Science" will be taken to imply that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and that the contributions of all people involved in the research have been properly acknowledged. The covering letter should clearly identify who will deal with correspondence concerning the article. Further the Submission will be taken to imply that it is unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
Articles for Ambient science will be accepted in four different categories; i) Research articles- 2500-3000 words, including tables, ii) Review articles- 2500-4500 words, including tables, iii) General (Scientific) articles- 2500-4500 words, including tables, iv) Ambient analysis- 2500-2500 words, including tables, v) Notes on Nature- 1000-1500 words, including tables, vi) Perspectives- upto 1000 words.
Do not communicate any such manuscript which are based on simple survey report having no significance.
Papers should be submitted online at http://caves.res.in/journal through the "Manuscript Sumission" link. Texts should be typed 1.5 line spaced and have continuous numbered lines, preferably using Trebuchet MS 12 pt font. Do not insert any figure, table or photograph in the main text. Table and figure captions should be placed after the reference list as per the format given in the Archive section.
Figures and tables should be attached as separate files, with proper names (e.g. Fig1- Cavefish.jpg/tiff, Tab1- fishpopulation.doc etc.). Formulas and equations should be inserted in the text but also be sent separately as good quality jpg files.
Papers should be headed by a title, the full name(s), professional address(es) with e-mail address of the corresponding author. Abstract must be short and summarize the contents of the paper. Authors should provide five keywords after the abstract.
Each paper will be subject to editorial review by two or more referees. The Editorial Staff reserves the rights to refuse any manuscript submitted, whether by invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and modifications before publication and/or even review process. Submitted papers should be in a final form ready for publication. Make sure figures are of good quality. Correction to proofs should be restricted to printing and editorial errors only. Other than these, the cost of very substantial alterations may be charged to the author(s).
Bibliographical references should be listed in alphabetical and chronological order at the end of the paper. Journal names should not be abbreviated. See most recent issues for examples. References should be in the following forms:
Biswas J. (1992): Influence of epigean environmental stress on a subterranean cave ecosystem: Kotumsar. Biome. 5(1); 39-43 (ISSN: 0970-7581)
Ruedi M, Biswas M, Chachula O, & Arbenz T (2013): A winter survey of bats from the Jaintia Hills with a synopsis of their diversity in Meghalaya. In: ed. - Thomas Anbrez, “Cave pearls of Meghalaya (Vol.-1). Publisher: British Cave Research Organization.
Try to avoid the references of abstracts of any work published during any conference/seminar/workshop, having no ISSN or ISBN numbers.
References should be cited in the text in parentheses, e.g. (Biswas, 1991), except when the authors name is part of the sentence, e.g. Biswas (1991) has established such relationship. When reference is made more than once to the same author and year, a, b, c, etc. should be added to the date in the text and in the reference list. For two authors cite in the form (Biswas & Biswas, 2013); for more than two authors cite in the form (Biswas et al., 2013). Multiple citations are listed in chronological order and separated by ; e.g. (Biswas et al., 2013; Biswas, 2010).
Color figures will be appeared free of charge in our online version but the same will be appeared in Black/White version while printed in hard copy. Figures should be numbered using Arabic numerals, and must be cited in the text close to where they are intended to be placed. Graphs and diagrams should be suitable for a reduction to the journal format. Figures and photographs should be supplied with appropriate captions, and kept as simple as possible.
The source of any financial support received for the work being published must be indicated in the Acknowledgments section. (It will be assumed that the absence of such an acknowledgment is a statement by the authors that no support was received.
The editorial board will have a right to select any coloured photograph for its cover page, which will definitely appear in coloured version and no amount will be charged from the author for the same.
The authors of the paper based on some survey works done in any National Park(s) / Sanctuary(s) / any restricted area(s) must have proper permission to do so and the same must be reflect in their acknowledgement portion.
If the author(s) is/are using data of any other third person and acknowledging him/her in the article, they have to produce the written consent of the same whenever they will be asked to do so.
Articles accepted by the Editorial Staff will be published under Open Access agreement and offer "CC BY NC" under Creative Commons License . However, they have to follow strictly the rules framed for this particular licence.
The Editor and the Publisher of the Ambient Science will not be responsible for the scientific content or other statements provided by the authors of accepted papers.
Anyone using material published in Cave Research would have to acknowledge where the information was first published, similarly further if they republish the work presented here for the first time they have to acknowledge Ambient Science properly.
As soon as the review process will complete for any submitted article, it will be immidiately publish online in our website, under open access system. Further the same will be replaced with page numbers once the print version will come out.
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