INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Manuscript (prepared in Microsoft word and should be Editable document) must be submitted with a covering letter from the author of correspondence to the Editor in Chief by online submission portal (https://www.starjournal.org/online-submission.html). After the successful submission of manuscript the corresponding author will be acknowledged within 72 hours. Any quarry regarding the preparation and submission of manuscript to the journal should be address via contact us form or through e-mail.

English is the official language of the journal. Original Research Articles not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere only should be submitted. Corresponding authors must be declared that the manuscript is submitted on behalf of all authors. Copyright belongs to the publisher upon acceptance of the manuscript. Rejected manuscript will not be returned to the authors. Submission of a manuscript signifies acceptance of journal’s guidelines for authors.

Manuscript Preparation
I. Original Research Paper
Papers should be in English and be prepared in A4 (8.27″ X 11.69″) page size with single coulmn, using standard fonts with size of 12, with double-spacing, and margins of at least 1″ (2.5cm) all around. All pages numbered starting from the title page. Lines should be numbered in the margins with a continuous numbering from the start of the manuscript. Times New Roman fonts must be used and remain uniform throughout the text. The authors must strictly adhere to the proper format of the Journal for all sections of the manuscript; refer to papers in recent issues for the general layout of the paper and also for details. For authors whose native language is not English, the STAR Journal strongly recommends brushing up the English of the manuscript by consulting an English-speaking scientist before submission to avoid delays in receiving and processing of the manuscript.

A research paper typically should include in the following order
1.    Title
2.    Abstract and Keywords
3.    Introduction
4.    Materials and Methods
5.    Results
6.    Discussion
7.    Conclusion
8.    Acknowledgements (If any)
9.    References
10.    Tables and/or Figures

  • Title Page
  • Abstract and keywords
  • Introduction
  • Material and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Figures and Tables
  1. Review ArticlesIt is expected that review articles would be written by individuals who have done substantial work on the subject or are considered summary of the work done by the contributor(s) in the field of review should accompany the manuscript. Those authors who do not specified field, but still want to highlight new or interesting findings in that field may write for education forum.Five types of reviews will be considered:

    1. Current Perspectives:These articles should provide insight into or these articles should provide insight into or comments on current directions of research on a topic and/or discuss potential new approaches to an area of investigation.

    •    Abstract (250 words)
    •    Keywords 3-5
    •    Up to 20 typewritten pages for the main body of the text
    •    Maximum of 40 references

    2. Critical Reviews: These should cover a current topic of interest that has not been recently reviewed, emphasizing a critical discussion of noteworthy developments in the field; they should not be just a compendium of studies on the topic and should not be only autobiographical.

    •    Abstract (350 words)
    •    Keywords 3-5
    •    Up to 40 typewritten pages for the main body of the text
    •    Maximum of 110 references

    3. Survey Reviews: Should be a comprehensive survey of the research on a topic that has not been recently reviewed.

    •    Abstract (400 words)
    •    Keywords 3-5
    •    Up to 70 typewritten pages for the main body of the text
    •    Maximum of 320 references

    4. Forum Mini reviews (Approximately 40 journal pages): One set of reviews is put together by an organizer(s) on a particular topic; each set is composed of a maximum of 6 mini review articles and a preface.

    •     Abstract (200 words)
    •    Keywords 3-5
    •    Up to 15 typewritten pages for the main body of the text
    •    Maximum of 30 references

    5. Recent Techniques (in any area): The purpose of these reviews is to introduce worldwide recently developed drugs and new techniques. These articles should be written in sufficient scientific detail and format to explain the characteristics of the drugs and/or promising techniques evaluating pharmacological actions.

    •    Abstract (250 words)
    •    Keywords 3-5
    •    Up to 70 typewritten pages for the main body of the text
    •    Maximum of 300 references

    The journal expects the contributors to give post-publication updates on the subject of review. The update should advances in the field after the publication of the article and should be sent as a letter to editor, as and when major development occurs can be authored by up to four authors.

    III. Correspondence (Letter to the Editor)

    These should be short and decisive observations. The Journal will occasionally consider publishing letters to the editor from readers and authors in the “Correspondence” section. Letters should be comments and clarifications on articles that have recently been published in this Journal and be in a concise form. They should preferably be related to articles previously published in the Journal or they should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. The letter could have up to 700 words, one table/could be generally authored by not more than four authors.

    IV. Short Communications

    Short Communications includes completed projects of smaller scope, but may not be used for preliminary publications of the data; therefore, the same material cannot be published elsewhere as an original paper.

    •    Main body of the text of these communications should be not more than of 2,000 words in length and without any subheadings.
    •    Manuscripts should contain no more than 2 Figures and/or Tables
    •    Maximum of 15 references.
    •    They should have an abstract not exceeding 150 words in length.
    •    Manuscripts normally occupy 4 journal pages.
    •    2-4 keywords or short phrases for indexing should be mentioned.
    •    Indicate the number of words used in the main body of the text.

    V. Case reports:

    New, interesting and rare cases can be reported. They should be unique, describing a great diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and readers. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority.

    The manuscript could be of up to 1000 words (excluding references and abstract). These communications should have the following headings:
    Abstract (150 words)
    Key-words (3-5 words)
    Introduction
    Case report
    Discussion
    Reference (maximum 12)

    VI. New Perspectives:

    Newly detected diagnostic method, new drug or indication, any new finding or anything still under research which is going to be available discussed here.
    Word count should be maximum 800, eight references, two tables/figures and four authors.

    VII Others:

    Editorial, Guest Editorial and Commentary are solicited by the editorial board.

    Gally Proofs
    The corresponding author of an accepted manuscript will receive E-mail notification and complete instructions when page proofs are available for review via a secure Web site. Routine rephrasing of sentences or additions are not permitted at the page proof stage. Alterations should be restricted to serious changes in interpretation or corrections of data. Extensive or important changes on page proofs, including changes to the list of authors or major changes to the title, are subject to editorial review. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all authors listed on the manuscript agree with the changes made on the proofs. Galley proofs should be returned within 48 hours of receipt in order to ensure timely publication of the manuscript. Only the corresponding author should submit one set of galley corrections to the STAR.

    Changes to Authorship

    This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts. Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, authors are requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Editor in Chief from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Editor in Chief to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.

    Plagiarism Policy of STAR Journal
    Plagiarism ‘refers to the presentation or
    submission of the work of another, without citation or credits, as your own work’. STAR does not allow any form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered to be a serious breach of scientific ethics by the Journal. If the editorial board/Authors/Reader/Publics finds plagiarism in a piece already published in STAR, the journal’s executive board will determine appropriate action to be taken, in consultation with legal counsel, if that is deemed necessary.

    Such action could include disclosure of the report or conclusions of the evaluation committee in the journal, expelling the author from STAR Journal, barring the author (Black Listing) from again publishing in the journal, or another appropriate sanction. Plagiarized cases will be displayed in the official website. The published article will be withdrawn from the website with a note of plagiarized along with the published title; Authors will also marked for the same. The link to Full Text Article will be disabled.
    Please do report plagiarism if any,
    E-Mail to: starwollega@gmail.com

Abbreviations
Frequently used acceptable abbreviations are given below,
Angstrom Å
Atmosphere atm
Base pairs bp
British thermal unit BTU
Calorie  cal
Centimeter cm
Colony-forming units CFU
Cubic centimeter cm3
Degree Celsius °C
Degree Fahrenheit °F
Diameter diam
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay ELISA
Equivalent Weight equiv wt
Foot (feet) ft
Gallon gal
Gram g
Hour(S) h
Inch  in.
International Unit IU
Intramuscular i.m.
Intraperitoneal i.p.
Intravenous i.v.
Kilocalorie kcal
Kilogram kg
Kilometer km
Lethal Dose Median LD50
Lux lx
Meter m
Microequivalent μeq
Microgram μg
Microliter μl
Micrometer μm
Micromole μmol
Milliequivalent meq
Milligram mg
Milliliter ml
Millimeter mm
Millimolar mM
Minute(S) min
Molar M
Mole mol
Most Probable Number MPN
Nanometer nm
Normal N
Number no.
Parts per Billion ppb
Parts per Million ppm
Percent %
Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR
Pound lb
Pounds per Square Inch lb in2
Revolutions per Minute rpm
Second s
Specific Activity sp. act
Ultraviolet UV
Volume vol
Weight wt