Instruction to Writers for Books and Thesis
Guidelines for book/thesis
Nexus Academic Publishers publishes book/thesis with the understanding that they have not been published and/or are not being considered for publication elsewhere in the world in any form. Further, it is considered that all the authors named in the book/thesis are agreed with contents and are responsible for the validity of data. The administration of NAP is not or will not be supposed to agree with scientific contents and data therein published in the book/thesis. The submitted book/thesis are being evaluated for Similarity Index using appropriate software and if it is found more than 15%, book/thesis is considered to be rejected and thus, will not be processed further until re-written. As a good practice applied throughout the world, It is assumed that the submitted work in accordance with the biological welfare laws acceptable worldwide and/or laws of the country where the work was undertaken; however, the management has the right to reject any book/thesis where there is enough reason to believe that necessary laws and procedures have not been followed. The copyrights of the published book/thesis belong to the publisher. All the submitted contributions are subjected to the panel of editors for revision. Furthermore, editor and/or editorial board's decision regarding book/thesis acceptance/rejection will be final and can’t be challenged anywhere.
Title Page: The title page should include:
•A concise and informative title in capital letters
•The name(s) of the author(s) in the order of appearance in the book/thesis
•Number of Table and figure in the book/thesis
•The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
•The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the authors
•Only book/thesis written and submitted in Word (97-2003 or 2007) is acceptable
•Should have one inch margin on each side of the page
•Lines should be numbered
•Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text
•Italics may be used to emphasize on certain points
•Automatic page numbering (bottom right) should be used to number the pages in book/thesis
•Avoid using field functions
•For indent, use tab stops or other commands, not the space bar.
•To make tables, use the table function, not spreadsheets
•Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
Please use appropriate headings and subheadings.
Symbols and Abbreviations:
With respect to symbols in the book/thesis, System International (SI) should be used. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).
Acknowledgments of people involved, national or international grants and/or funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list in each chapter.
Conflict of interest:
This note should be added in a separate section before the reference list after the acknowledgment. If there exist no conflict, the authors should state no conflict of interest. All benefit from a commercial party, either directly or indirectly to the contents of this book/thesis or any of the authors/co-authors must be recognized.
The typescript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of the author’s names and dates are exactly the same as mentioned in the reference list. In the text, the references should be cited as: Steriti (2010) or (Steriti, 2010), Zhu and Qian (2006) or (Zhu and Qian, 2006), Zovka et al. (2010) or (Zovka et al., 2010). If there is more than one citation to correspond to author’s statement, each reference should be separated as (Zhu and Qian, 2006; Steriti, 2010; Zovka et al., 2010). All the references cited in the text should be written at the end of book/thesis and must be arranged alphabetically as follows:
Steriti R (2010). Berberine for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Nat. Med. J. 2(10): 5 - 6.
Zhu F and Qian C (2006). Berberine chloride can ameliorate the spatial memory impairment and increase the expression of interleukin-1beta and inducible nitric oxide synthase in thrat model of Alzheimer's disease. BMC Neurosci. 7: 78.
Zovko KM, Kremer D, Karlović K and Kosalec I (2010). Evaluation of antioxidant activities and phenolic content of Berberis vulgaris L. and Berberis croatica Horvat. Food. Chem. Toxic. 48(8-9): 2176 - 2180
Authors are encouraged to avoid citation of book/thesiss, monographs, proceedings or thesiss due to limited availability worldwide. However, if necessary to cite, it should include: name of authors or editor(s), year of publication, title, Publisher and place of publication and beginning and final page numbers of the relevant chapter, as shown below:
Ray DE (2001). Pyrethroid insecticides: mechanisms of toxicity, systemic poisoning syndromes, parenthesiss and therapy. In: Handbook/thesis of Pesticide Toxicology, Academic Press, San Diego, USA, Volume 2: 1289 – 1303.
For a paper in published symposium proceedings or a chapter in multi-author book/thesiss:
Lowe KF and Hamilton BA (1986). Dairy pastures in the Australian tropics and subtropics. In: G.T. Murtagh and R.M. Jones (eds), Proceedings of the 3rd Australian conference on tropical pastures, Rockhampton, 1985, (Tropical Grassland Society of Australia, St. Lucia; Occasional Publication 3), 68 - 79
•Arabic numerals should be used to number the tables
•Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order
•For each table, please provide a title describing the components of the table
•Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Art work and Illustrations:
The art work and relevant illustrations are encouraged to submit in an electronic format. Soft copy of all illustrations/graphs prepared should be provided in Excel to adjust quality and size. JPEG or TIFF format should be used for figures along with appropriate size letter and numerals. The size of letter and numerals should be of consistent size in all the illustration or figures along with caption. MS office files are also acceptable. Captions should be numbered in Arabic and typed separately from the illustrations. Each provided figures/illustrations should not be embedded in text. The illustration/photographs will be published in black and white; however, if required, color printing facility is provided to authors on payment basis. For details, contact the editorial office; the detail is available on website.
The book/thesiss are typeset as published format upon satisfactory revision and acceptance. Once it is done, the proofs will be sent to authors for correction through E-mail, if required. The authors are requested to return the book/thesis with minor changes within two week time.
As the book/thesis is available online, no hard copy will be provided to the authors on publication of his/her book/thesis. The book/thesis will be available freely from net where it can be downloaded from anywhere. However, if required, the colored prints will be available upon payment.