Atlas Journal of Biology

Atlas Journal of Biology Atlas Journal of Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research articles, short communications, and review articles in all fields of Biological Sciences ISSN ONLINE ISSN 2158-9151 (PRINT) Journal metadata
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  • Aims and scope

    Atlas Journal of Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research articles, short communications, and review articles in all fields of Biological Sciences including but not limited to cell biology, developmental biology, plant biology, genetics, genomics, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, and physiology.

  • Editors

    Editor-In-Chief

    My Abdelmajid Kassem, Fayetteville State University, USA

    Editorial Board

    George Perry, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
    Abdelhafid Bendahmane, INRA, France
    Khalid Meksem, Southern Illinois University, USA
    Todd P. West, West Virginia University, USA
    Vonnie Shields, Towson University, USA
    Subir Nagdas, Fayetteville State University, USA
    Driss Elhanafi, North Carolina State University, USA
    Mohamed Dehbi, Dasman Center for Research and Treatment of Diabetes, Kuwait
    Shree R Singh, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, USA
    Khalid Lodhi, Fayetteville State University, USA
    Mohammed Bellaoui, Mohamed I University, Morocco
    Maria S. Santisteban, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA
    Abdelali Barakat, Penn State University, USA
    Razvan Raducanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania 
    Abdelfattah Nour, Purdue University, USA 
    Periyannan Thangavelu, Aditanar College of Arts and Science, India
    Huixiao Hong, US Food and Drug Administration, USA
    Hossam Ashour, National Institute of Health, USA and Cairo University, Egypt
    Adel Al-Zubairi, Sana'a University, Yemen
    Mohamed Trebak, Albany Medical College, USA
    Edgar F da Cruz e Silva, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
    Ovid Popescu, Purdue University, USA 
    Stella K. Kantartzi, Southern Illinois University, USA 
    Phil Senter, Fayetteville State University, USA
    Majid Laassri, US Food and Drug Administration, USA
    Zhumur Ghosh, Stanford University, USA
    Shiming, Liu, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
    Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh

  • Guide to authors

    Authors Guidelines

    Atlas Publishing, LP accepts original research articles, short communications, and review articles in all scientific fields including but not limited to Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental sciences, Food sciences, Animal Sciences, Genome, Genetics, Biotechnology, Marine sciences, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Plant sciences, Forensic sciences, Ecology, physics, chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Computer Applications,  etc. 

    Manuscript Preparation

    The following guidelines apply to all Atlas journals. Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word, 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman font, a page margin of 1" (2.4 cm) in all sides, and tables and figures in one file. The manuscripts must have the following items in order and must be less than 50 pages long including the text, figures, and tables.

    1. Page Title
         
    The title page must contain:
    - A full title of the manuscript       
    - Authors full names (first and last name)       
    - Corresponding author's e-mail address, phone#, and fax#       
    - Authors affiliations       
    - Key words    
     
    2.  Abstract

    This page must contain:
    - An abstract of the manuscript not to exceed 350 words       
    - Key words: at least three keywords       
    - Abbreviations if applicable

    3. Body Text

    - This section must contain the whole manuscript and its sections as follows:
    - Introduction       
    - Materials and Methods       
    - Results       
    - Discussion (may be combined with Results)       
    - Acknowledgments if applicable       
    - References  
       
    References

    All references must be cited in the text and in the alphabetical order in the "References" section.  Only published and in press articles should be cited in the text and the references section. References must be written in text as follows: (Brown, 1996; Salek and Singh, 2006; Lightfoot et al., 2002). Authors must follow these directions to prepare the "References" section.

    Examples

    Journal articles:

    Lightfoot DA, VN Njiti, PT Gibson, MA Kassem, JM Iqbal, and K Meksem (2005) Registration of the Essex by Forrest Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Mapping Population. Crop Science 45 (4): 1678-1781.
    Njiti VN, K Meksem, MJ Iqbal, JE Johnson, MA Kassem, KF Zobrist, VY Kilo, and DA Lightfoot (2002) Common Loci Underlie Field Resistance to Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome in Forrest, Pyramid, Essex, and Douglas. Theor Appl Genet 104 (2/3): 294-300.

    In Press Articles

    Palomeque L, L Li-Jun,  W Li, B Hedges, ER Cober, and I Rajcan (2009) QTL in mega-environments: I. Universal and specific seed yield QTL detected in a population derived from a cross of high-yielding adapted £ high-yielding exotic soybean lines. Theor Appl Genet. In press

    Books

    Drinkwater LE and SS Snapp (2007) Understanding and managing the rhizosphere in agroecosystems. In: ZG Cardon, JL Whitbeck (eds.) The rhizosphere-an ecological perspective. Elsevier, pp. 155-178.
    Hede A, B Skovmand, and J Lopez-Cesati (2001) Acid soils and aluminum toxicity. In: Reynolds M (ed) Application of physiology in wheat breeding. CIMMYT, Mexico, pp. 172-182.

    4. Tables and Figures

    References must be followed by Tables and figures captions then tables and figures. Authors must follow these guidelines:       
    - Tables, figures and images must be numbered using Arabic numbers (Figure or Table 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.)       
    - Figures can be accepted in JPEG, TIF, and GIF formats       
    - Authors must paste the figures into Microsoft Word       
    - Figures and tables must be on the same file       
    - Manuscripts must be submitted in one file in Microsoft Word     

    Submission

    Submit your article via the Manuscript Tracking System (MTS). If you have difficulties submitting via the MTS, please send your manuscript in one file to the Managing Editor and mention to which journal your manuscript is submitted in the cover letter or e-mail body. It is always good to send an e-mail to confirming that you have submitted a manuscript through the system and mention its title and to which journal it was submitted to.

    Please submit your manuscript in one file as follows:

    1. Cover letter:

    Each manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter where the corresponding author must state that:      
    1. All authors have read and approve the content of the manuscript       
    2. The manuscript has not been published or submitted to another journal       
    3. The manuscript is free of any plagiarism or copyrighted materials 
         
    2. Manuscript:

    Please submit you manuscript in Microsoft Word in one file containing the following items in order:       
    1. Title page with the article's title, authors, affiliations, and contact information of the corresponding author       
    2. Abstract not to exceed 350 words       
    3. Introduction       
    4. Materials and Methods       
    5. Results       
    6. Discussion (may be combined with Results)       
    7. Acknowlegements       
    8. References       
    9. Table and Figures Captions       
    10. Tables       
    11. Figures   
      
    3.  Suggested Reviewers (optional):

    Authors may elect to provide a list of 3-4 reviewers. In this case, please provide the names, affiliations, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers of the proposed reviewers.

    4.  Receipt of the Manuscript:
    The Editor-In-Chief or Managing Editor will send an e-mail to the corresponding author stating that the manuscript was received. Please send all required files via the MTS or to the Managing Editor .
    Copyright Transfer Agreement Form:
    Upon acceptance of an article, the corresponding author must sign and submit a Copyright Transfer Agreement Form before the manuscript is published.

    Publication Charge

    Atlas Publishing, LP charges $150-$200.00 (US Dollars) per manuscript published depending on the journal. Please refer to the journal's web page for the manuscript charges.   
    The charge will cover the daily maintenance of the website and overall operations of Atlas Publishing, LP. Atlas Publishing, LP may grant a discount exclusively for authors and institutions from developing countries. The discount amount will be determined by Atlas Publishing, LP on a case by case basis.

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