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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • All submissions must meet the following requirements.

    • The author ensures that the content of Manuscript is original. The Manuscript, or substantial part of it, is not under consideration by any other journal. It implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis) and its publication is approved by all authors. The text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the Manuscript do not violate upon any existing copyright or the other rights of anyone.
    • The corresponding author is solely responsible for maintaining proper communication with the journal and between co-authors, before and after publication. The corresponding author ensures that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and all are aware of the submission of the paper.
    • The corresponding authors certify that the authors of the Manuscript have no commercial associations (e.g., consultancies, stock ownership, equity interests, patent licensing arrangements, etc.) that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted Manuscript, except as disclosed on a separate attachment. All funding sources supporting the work and all institutional or corporate affiliations of mine/ours are acknowledged in a footnote.
    • The corresponding author, have read and followed the author(s) guidelines and publication ethics and best practice guidelines of the Journal of Applied and Natural Science (JANS).
    • The corresponding author certifies the accuracy of content given to the journal, in particular, the names of coauthors present and correctly spelled, and that addresses and affiliations are up to date. The corresponding author ensures that all the coauthors have agreed to all of the contents and will notify all the authors when the Manuscript is accepted. The corresponding author is answerable to all the inquiries on behalf of all the co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and all are aware of the submission of the paper.
    • The corresponding author has taken the permission of concerned Animal Ethics Committee for the conduct of the research using animals and/or involving human participants (if applicable).

Last Updated: April 26, 2021

Title page:

The Title page of the manuscript (manuscript) should contain short, specific and informative Title, Authors names and their full addresses, Name of the corresponding author, E-mail id, Abstract of not more than 250 words, Keywords of not more than five words. 

Consecutive pages: 

The title page should be followed by Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results,

Discussion or Results and Discussion combined, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any), Conflict of interest and References. DOI no. of all the References (wherever possible/available) should also be mentioned. All the tables/figures/histogramanuscript/ photographs should be consecutively numbered with a brief caption below and should be in separate files or on separate pages. The illustrations should be of good quality. All references cited in the text should be listed at the end of the manuscript alphabetically in the following style:


For single author

Cite last name every time the reference appears in the text. For example: (Chopra, 2019) or Chopra (2019)

For two authors

Cite both names every time the reference appears in the text. For example: (Chopra and Sharma, 2019) or Chopra and Sharma (2019)

For more than two authors

Cite the last name followed by et al. in italic. For example: (Chopra et al., 2019) or Chopra et al. (2019)

Citing authors with multiple works from one year

Cite the multiple works with a, b, c and so  on. Assign these letters within the reference list also, which is sorted alphabetically by the surname of the first author. For example: (Chopra, 2017a,b,c) or Chopra, (2017a,b,c)

If these works are by the same author, cite the surname once followed by the years in chronological order.  For example: (Sharma, 2007, 2013, 2017) or Sharma (2007, 2013, 2017)

No author

If there is a title of a book, periodical, brochure or report, it should be italicised. For example: (A guide to citation, 2017).

Citing a group or organisation

Cite the full name of the group.  For example: (Food and Agriculture Organization, 2017) or Food and Agriculture Organization (2017)

Citing an entire website

When you refer to a website in your text without quoting or paraphrasing from a specific part of it, you do not need a formal citation. Use the same format as you use for print, with a URL added at the end. For example: www.journal.ansfoundation.org or (www.journal.ansfoundation.org ).

For this kind of citation, you do not need to include the website in the list of Reference sections.

Citing a specific page of the entire website

If you are citing a specific page or article from a website, you will need a formal citation in the text and also in the reference list of the Reference section.

For example: (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021)


For paper

Dagar, V. & Kumar, S. (2018). Emamectin benzoate: Potential larvicide and antifeedant agent against cotton Boll worm Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Applied and Natural

Science, 10(2), 564-571. doi.org/10.31018/jans.v10i2.1738

For book

Srivastava, M., Srivastava, N. & Singh, R. (2021). Bioenergy Research: Revisiting Latest Development. Springer, Singapore

Society, association, or institution as author and publisher

American Public Health Association (2017). Standard methods for examination of water and waste water.23th Ed.Washington DC, USA.

Chapter, essay, or article by author in a book or encyclopedia edited by another

Kumar, Vinod & Chopra, A.K. (2013). Contamination of heavy metals in vegetables irrigated with textile effluent at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) In: Climate Change Effects on Agriculture and Economy (pp 73-80). Biotech Books, New Delhi

For webpage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021). Water treatment . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED). Retrieved March 3, 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/public/water_treatment.html

Annual report

United States Department of Agriculture (2016). World Rice Production, Consumption, and Stocks. United States Department of Agriculture. Foreign Agricultural Service. Retrieved from http://apps.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/psdHome.aspx)

Submission, revisions and publication :

Manuscripts should be submitted online as a Microsoft Word file in a single column format on our website through the submission portal. The manuscript should be in English in Arial (font size 12, space 1.5).

Once the manuscript is submitted online on our website, our editorial team will do an initial assessment of the submitted manuscript to ascertain its eligibility to be sent for review. If the decision is to send the manuscript for review, you will receive a follow-up email with the invoice and a payment link to pay the processing fee. Please see that the manuscript will not be sent for review until the processing fee is paid. It may be noted that the processing fee does not guarantee the acceptance of the manuscript. It will be non-refundable, even if the manuscript is not accepted. Please refer to the Fee and Payment section of our website for the current fee structure.

Authors are also encouraged to provide the names of three referees/reviewers along with the manuscript.

After the payment of the processing fee, the paper is sent for review. The authors are given reasonable time and opportunities to revise the paper to address the comments of the reviewers and editorial team. If the author is unable to revise the manuscript as requested, the manuscript will be rejected. Also, if the revisions are received after more than one year of the requested date of the revision, the manuscript will not be processed further and the authors will be requested to submit the manuscript again and will be treated as a new submission for re-review. Any manuscript which has been dormant for more than a year due to any reason whatsoever will be deleted from our system.

After a thorough review and revision process, if the paper is accepted for publication then, administrative charges would be charged. Please refer to the Fee and Payment section of our website for the current fee structure.

The decision of the Editor-in-Chief would be final for the acceptance of the manuscript for publication in the journal.

A DOI number is allotted within a month after the paper is accepted for publication.


Proofs : 

Galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned within five days of receipt by email. However, on non-receipt of the proof, the care would be taken by the publisher to get the papers corrected and published at the earliest possible. 

As part of our Go Green initiative, ANSF has decided not to provide hard copies. This will help us fulfil our environmental commitment to care of the earth for ourselves and generations to come. A secured pdf file of the published research paper/review article would be provided free of cost by e-mail to the corresponding author. Authors will be able to view the manuscript on the journal’s website. 

Other contributions

The book reviews/announcements of forthcoming seminars/conferences and their reports/ book reviews/letters to the editors would also be considered by the Editors for publication.

Sample Paper:

The format of a sample paper can be downloaded from this link: Sample Paper 

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