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  1. The Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology will be published biannually. There will be two numbers of volumes per year, in June and in December. Contributions in the form of original research papers, review articles, short communications, general articles and letters to editor on all aspects of immunology and immunopathology are invited.

  2. All contributions except letters are refereed. Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original, unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Upon acceptance of an article, the authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher, which will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. At least one of the authors must be the member of Society for Immunology and Immunopathology.

  3. The full-length research paper should not exceed 3000 words. Short communication up to 1500 words reporting preliminary/early findings, which do not warrant a full length paper, will be considered. Short communication should follow similar format to papers but should not have named sections. Critical reviews will be considered only after prior consent from the editors. Letter should not exceed 300 words and the editor reserves the right to shorten a letter for publication. It must be signed by the author(s). No separate acknowledgement will be sent for letters.

  4. Manuscript should be submitted to Dr. R S Chauhan, Managing Editor, (Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology), CADRAD, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, Bareilly (UP) India. Manuscript should be submitted in duplicate alongwith a diskette (3.5"). It should be prepared on MS-Word or PM5 programme.

  5. The editors reserve the absolute right to reject papers on ethical grounds especially where it appears to them that experimental animal(s) have been used without sufficient cause or have been subjected to pain of an unacceptable intensity or duration.

  6. The research paper should be organized as under:

    1. Title should be clear, descriptive and concise,

    2. Names of authors followed by their affiliation

    3. Abstract should be written in complete sentences and should not have more that 150 words. It should contain a very brief account of the material and methods, results, discussion and conclusions, so that the reader need not refer to the article except for details. It should not have references to literature, illustration and tables.

    4. Keywords, not more than 8 should be given after the abstract.

    5. Introduction should be brief and limited to the statement of problem or the aim of the experiment. The review of literature should be pertinent to problem.

    6. Materials and Methods should contain details of animals, experimental design and techniques. Where the method is well known, the citation of works is sufficient. Statistical methods used should be clearly stated with citation.

    7. Results and Discussion should preferably be combined to avoid repetition. Result(s) mean with relevant Standard error should be presented rather than detailed data. Results should be supported by brief table/graphic or pictorial representation and should carry appropriate title. The table should be given in metric units. The discussion should relate to the limitations or advantage of the author's experiments in comparison with the works of other.

    8. Photographs should be in black and white, large, unmounted and in glossy print of good quality. They should be clear and relevant to the subject. The line drawing should be clearly drawn on separate paper. Line drawings and photographs should have legends supplied on separate sheet. The table and illustrations should not reproduce same data. Colored photographs will be accepted on the condition that their scanning and negative charge will be borne by authors.

    9. References should be cited in the text as Chauhan (1995), Chauhan and Singh (1992) or Chauhan et al. (1994) for one, two or more than two authors, respectively with their surname only. List of references should be given in date order in the text but alphabetically in the reference list. Use the following system for arranging each reference. List all authors upto six; otherwise, list three author followed by et al. if number of authors are more than six.

    For Journal articles:

    Chauhan RS, Singh BP and Singh GK (2001). Immunomodulation with Kamdhenu ark in mice. Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology, 3: 74–77.

    For Books:

    Chauhan RS (1995). Textbook of Veterinary Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis JAYPEE Brothers Medical publishers, New Delhi.

    For paper published in proceeding or a multi author books:

    Chand P and Black DN (1995). Molecular approaches for the diagnosis and control of capripox virus infections. In: Animal Health and Production (RS Chauhan, PC Sharma, Rakesh Kumar, R Sharma and SK Mahipal Eds.). Proceeding of 2nd Annual Conference of IAAVR, Hisar pp. 17–24.

    For a Thesis:

    Chauhan RS (1991). Immunopathological studies of rotavirus infection in calves. Ph.D. Thesis. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar.

  7. All articles will be sent to international panel of experts for peer review and scrutiny. The authors should meet criticism by improving the article.

  8. Proofs will be sent to authors for correction. Proof correction should be done by ink, preferably by using fine tip in the margins. Proofs are supplied for check up of the correctness of type setting and facts. Excessive corrections or addition of a new material should be avoided otherwise it will be charged. The proofs should be returned within 10 days.

  9. Since there is no page charge, it is mandatory to purchase at least 25 reprints/off print by the authors. The cost of reprints will be decided by The Secretary General, SIIP on the recommendation of editors/managing editor from time to time and will be communicated to the authors at the time of proof corrections.

For details please visit us at http://www.siip.org

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