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Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Series A: Physical Sciences and Series B: Biological Sciences publish original researches as full research papers, short communications and reviews. Articles submitted to other journals for publication are not accepted. All manuscripts are evaluated by subject experts of advanced countries. However, authenticity of the contents remains the sole responsibility of the author/s. The Journal reserves the rights to edit, wherever considered necessary.

Manuscripts should be submitted with a covering letter, giving unabbreviated names and addresses of all the authors, indicating the corresponding author and certifying that the paper has neither been, nor will be sent elsewhere for publication.

Author/s may submit electronic copies in MS Word/PDF, Excel or Free Hand, via e-mail or web, and one legible double spaced typed hard copy of the manuscript. The manuscript should contain, in order, Running Title (not more than 60 characters), Title of the article, full names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses of all the Authors, Abstract (not more than 150 words), three to six Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgement (if applicable), References, Tables and Illustrations. All illustrations should be of good quality with legible captions. IUPAC rules for units and their abbreviations should be used.

References should be verifiable and cited in the text by the last name of the author (both authors if only two, the first author and et al when more than two) followed by the year, in descending chronological order. All references in the bibliography should be listed in alphabetical order of the authors’ last names followed by date of publication and other complete details with full names of Journals as given below. Anonymous (Anon) references are not accepted.

Papers of Journals
In “Text” Park (2005), Aksu and Kabasakal (2004) and Evans et al. (2000)
(Park, 2005; Aksu and Kabasakal, 2004; Evans et al., 2000)
In "References"
Evans, W.J., Johnson, M.A., Fujimoto, Cy. H., Greaves, J. 2000. Utility of electrospray mass spectrometry for the
characterization of air-sensitive organolan-thanides and related species. Organometallics, 19: 4258-4265.
Books
Cinar, A., Parulekar, S.J., Undey, C., Birol, G. 2003. Batch Fermentation:Modeling, Monitoring, and Control, 250 pp.
Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, USA.
Chapters in Edited Books
Newby, P.J., Johnson, B. 2003. Overview of alternative rapid microbiological techniques. In: Rapid Microbiological
Methods in the Pharmaceutical Industry, M.C. Easter (ed.), vol. 1, pp. 41-59, 1st edition, Interpharm/
CRC, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Papers in Proceedings
Marceau, J. 2000. Innovation systems in building and construction and the housing industry in Australia. In:Proceedings
of Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Management Seminar on National Innovation Systems, pp. 129-156,
Japan Int. Sci. Technol. Exchange Centre, Saitama, Japan.
Reports
SIC-PCSIR. 2002. Biannual Report, 2000-2001; 2001-2002,Scientific Information Centre, Pakistan Council of
Scientific and Industrial Research, PCSIR Laboratories Campus, Shahrah-e-Dr. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui,
Karachi, Pakistan.
Thesis
Saeed, A. 2005. Comparative Studies on the Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Immobilized Microalgal Cultures,
Suspended Biomass and Agrowastes. Ph.D. Thesis, 248 pp., University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Patents
Young, D.M. 2000. Thermostable Proteolytic Enzymes and Uses Thereof in Peptide and Protein Synthesis, US
Patent No. 6,143,517, 7th November, 2000.

Data Set from a Database (information should be retrievable through the input)
Deming, D.; Dynarski, S. 2008. The lengthening of childhood (NBER Paper 14124) Cambridge, MA: National
Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved July 21, 2008 from http:// www.nber.org/papers/w14124) DOI No...........

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