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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation :

Manuscript should be typed in MS word Times New Romans 12 font size with double spacing leaving wide margin on both sides and with line numbers on one side. The Manuscript should be prepared strictly as per the following guidelines

  1. Use standard symbols of Units conforming to the International System of Units (SI).
  2. Tables should be typed in Microsoft-Word Table format on separate pages, and should be numbered using Arabic numerals. They should be supplied with headings and should be referred to as “Table 1, 2, ”.
  3. Figures (illustrations, graphs, histograms, photographs etc.) should be prepared in quality art work for direct photo-reproduction. Photographs should be sharp and contrasted. Plan all figures to suit a column width of 8.2cm or a page width of 17 cm. Figures must be submitted in: JPEG or TIFF or EPS format. Figures should be submitted on separate pages and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (e.g. Fig. 3). Legends for figures should be given below the figures.

You must have appropriate written permission to reproduce previously published figures and tables.

Title page: The title page should include:

  1. The name(s) of the author(s).
  2. A concise and informative title.
  3. The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s).
  4. The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required. (maximum length 300 words).

The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. Note that these keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Do not use capital letters for author names and headlines. All scientific names, from the level of genus downward, should be made italics (e.g. Ficus religiasa).

Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Each subsection is given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Subsections should be used as much as possible when cross-referencing text: refer to the subsection by heading as opposed to simply "the text".

Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results: Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, do not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Figures and tables embedded in text: Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file.


Cover Letter: A cover letter must be sent with the manuscript and must include:

  1. Mentioning the manuscript has neither been published before nor under consideration of publication in any journal.
  2. The novelty, scientific significance and importance of the manuscript.
  3. The names and valid, current e-mail addresses for three (3) potential reviewers who are well-qualified to review the manuscript if they are asked to review it.
  4. The name and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

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Acknowledgements: Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Footnotes: Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article.

Electronic artwork: General points

  1. Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  2. Preferred fonts: Arial (or Helvetica), Times New Roman (or Times), Symbol, Courier.
  3. Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  4. Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
  5. Indicate per figure if it is a single, 1.5 or 2-column fitting image.

Formats: Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below): EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings Embed the font or save the text as 'graphics'. TIFF (or JPG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi. TIFF (or JPG): Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi. TIFF (or JPG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.

Please do not:

  1. Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, JPG/JPEG); the resolution is too low.
  2. Supply files that are too low in resolution.
  3. Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Color artwork: Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF), or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution.

Figure captions: Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Tables: Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules.

References:Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors.

Citation in text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference formatting: There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. Note that missing data will be highlighted at proof stage for the author to correct. If you do wish to format the references yourself they should be arranged according to the following examples:

References: References should follow the text and begin on a separate page, be 1.5-spaced and alphabetized. Each line after the first of each reference should be indented. If there is more than one reference by one author or group of authors in the reference, they should be placed in chronological order. Use small letters (1998a, 1988b) for references published in the same year. Reference style should follow the Council of Science Editors (CSE) manual, Scientific Style and Format, 7th edition. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index,1985.Examples: >/p>

Journal articles: Dutta, M.K., Gogoi, P.K., Rai, M.N, Basu, L., & Hazarika M. (2015). Green house gas emission, Int J Globe 45 (4),125–136.

  1. Reference to a book: Bezbaruah, L.M., Chetia, M.A., Dutta, P., & Mehta, L.K. (2014). Global warming, second ed. Guwahati.
  2. Reference to a chapter in an edited book: Mitra, A.B., & Sarmah, N.L. (2005). Bioresource assessment of rain forest, in: Bhattacharya A, Bora KK. (Eds.), Biodiversity conservation. MM-Publishing Inc., Guwahati, p. 132-155.

All References should be referred to in the text by author’s name and year of publication typed within parentheses (Das, Baruah, and Hazarika 2015), (Dutta and Bordoloi 2004), (HBorgohain, 1999), (Hazarika, 1998; Barua, 1999) or Gohain (1984). If there are 3 authors, all three should be cited in the first in-text reference; el al. should be used for all subsequent in-text references. If there are 4 or more authors, use et al. after the first author’s name for all citations, e. g. (Borgohain et al. 1988).

Publication Ethics: North Lakhimpur College Publishing Committee publishes best practice guidelines on publication ethics in English. These describe our position on the major ethical principles of academic publishing and provide guidance on potential issues related to conflict of interest, plagiarism and editorial standards and processes. Environmentalism encourages all prospective authors ensure that manuscripts submitted to the Journal adhere to our ethical standards. For plagiarism test you may visit

Bioethics:Authors submitting a manuscript containing in vivo animal work should submit details of all relevant Ethics Committee approval and authorization (e.g. institute and/or government) and all relevant reference numbers. Details will be printed as a footnote to the paper.


The proofs will be emailed as PDF files to the corresponding author. Proofs must be corrected and returned to the publishers within 48 hours of receipt; failure to do this will result in delay in publication. Author's corrections must be restricted to the printer's and/or factual errors.

Copyright Information: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as – tacitly or explicitly – by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

Author warrants (i) that he/she is the sole owner or has been authorized by any additional copyright owner to assign the right, (ii) that the article does not infringe any third party rights and no license from or payments to a third party is required to publish the article and (iii) that the article has not been previously published or licensed. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. Transfer of copyright to North Lakhimpur College Publishing Committee becomes effective if and when a Copyright Transfer Statement is signed or transferred electronically by the corresponding author. After submission of the Copyright Transfer Statement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted.

The copyright to this article, including any graphic elements therein (e.g. illustrations, charts, moving images), is assigned for good and valuable consideration to North Lakhimpur College Publishing Committee effective if and when the article is accepted for publication and to the extent assignable if assignability is restricted for by applicable law or regulations.

The copyright assignment includes without limitation the exclusive, assignable and sublicensable right, unlimited in time and territory, to reproduce, publish, distribute, transmit, make available and store the article, including abstracts thereof, in all forms of media of expression now known or developed in the future, including pre- and reprints, translations, photographic reproductions and microform. North Lakhimpur College Publishing Committee may use the article in whole or in part in electronic form, such as use in databases or data networks for display, print or download to stationary or portable devices. This includes interactive and multimedia use and the right to alter the article to the extent necessary for such use.

Authors may self-archive the Author's accepted manuscript of their articles on their own websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article in any repository, provided it is only made publicly available 12 months after official publication or later. He/she may not use the publisher's version (the final article), which is posted on North Lakhimpur College Publishing Committee website, for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit. Furthermore, the Author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on North Lakhimpur College Publishing Committee’s website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: "The final publication is available at link. /”.


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