Submission Guidelines (JIBES)

Only electronic files in Word format (.doc, .docx) can be submitted, online to the Journal of Innovative Biology and Environmental Sciences ( Submission shall only be made by one of the authors, main or co-author, who should take the responsibility for all correspondence throughout the submission and review process.

Terms of Submission
While submitting manuscripts authors must ensure that;
  • The manuscript is not being considered elsewhere for publication
  • All authors have approved the publication of this manuscript
  • The relevant institution has approved the submission, if required
  • The authors permit editing of the paper for readability
Author’s  Guideline
Writing style will be Times New Roman in 12 point with double spacing and maximum 6000-7500 words including conclusions. Always use Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3) do not use Roman numerals (i, ii, iii).

Title Page
First page of the manuscript must include the title and authorship information
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Full names of author(s)
  • Full institutional affiliations and mailing addresses
  • Email address(es), telephone and fax number of corresponding author(s)
The manuscript should contain an abstract. Abstracts shall not contain any references and should clearly and accurately summarize the main focus of the study. The word count should be under 250 words.

This section should summarize existing literature sufficiently so that the readers understand the background of the findings. At the end, the introduction should contain the objectives of the study. Authors are encouraged to use headings however, these are not compulsory.

Materials and Methods
This part should contain sufficient experimental and analytical details so that any readers can repeat the procedures without consulting the author of the study. To have better understanding of the methodologies, it is recommended that this section is divided under headings.

Results and Discussion
This section may be divided by subheadings or may be combined depending upon the nature of manuscript and the type of study.

This section should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work. It should not be more than one paragraph and should not repeat the text presented earlier in the text. Efforts should be made to highlight the importance and relevance of the study.

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included in the manuscript before the Reference section and may include supporting grants etc.

Authors Contributions
The manuscript must clearly state the contribution of each author and should convince editors that each author has contributed significantly to the study.

Conflict of Interest
In cases where no conflicts of interests exist, authors should state that “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this article”. Otherwise, they should mention any conflict of interest in this section of the manuscript.

Novelty Statement
Novelty Statement is required for submission of every article. This statement should provide information in one or two sentences as to what is new and novel in the manuscript in relation to prior related work, including the authors’ own.

References shall be cited in Harvard style. In-text references shall be quoted as Smith (2021) and Smith, 2021 or in case of multiple authors Smith et al. (2021) and Smith et al., 2021. The reference in the Reference List shall be arranged as mentioned below for each categories:

  • Journal
Manzoor, F. and Mir, N., 2010. Survey of termite infested houses, indigenous building materials and construction techniques in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 42(6).

  • Book
Ali, A., Gull, I., Naz, S. and Afghan, S., 2010. Biochemical investigation during different stages of in vitro propagation of Stevia rebaudiana. Pak. J. Bot, 42(4), pp.2827-2837.

  • Chapter in Edited Book
Shabbir, M. Z. and Munir, M. In: Munir, M. ed., 2016. Mononegaviruses of Veterinary Importance: Molecular Epidemiology and Control (Vol. 2). CABI.

  • PhD Thesis
Starkl, P., 2010. Molecular Allergology: Studies on Allergen-Enterocyte Interaction, Sensitization, and Effector Mechanisms. Doctoral Thesis at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

  • Web Page
Global Alliance for Research on Avian Diseases, 2014. Available at: (accessed 7 Jan 2014).

Preparation of Figures
Figures should be submitted in separate files and should be uploaded to the online submission system along with the manuscript. All figures should be cited in the paper in consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in .jpg or .jpeg formats.

Preparation of Tables
Tables should be submitted in separate files and should be uploaded to the online submission system along with the manuscript. Tables should be cited consecutively in the text and should not be abbreviated.

The formatted galley proof will be sent to corresponding authors only and should be returned within 2-3 days of receipt. It is the responsibility of the corresponding authors to consult the other authors for corrections and proof reading.

JIBES retains the copyrights of all accepted papers. Authors must submit fully filled copyright agreement form, signed by corresponding author at the time of submission.