Article Preparation

MAR Publications makes the authors feel comfortable to publish their work. Kindly confirm with the below list prior to your quality submission.


  • 1. Cover letter
  • 2. Article title
  • 3. Author(s) with complete affiliation
  • 4. Abstract
  • 5. Keywords
  • 6. Abbreviations (if used)
  • 7. Introduction
  • 8. Materials and methods/ Headings
  • 9. Results
  • 10. Discussions
  • 11. Conclusions
  • 12. Tables
  • 13. Figures
  • 14. Supplementary files
  • 15. References/ Bibliography
  • 16. Acknowledgements
  • 17. Conflicts of interests


The explanation for each of the above 17 elements is provided below:

1. Cover letter

  • This is to ensure that the authors are submitting the article that is not published previously/ is not under process in any other journal.


2. Article title

  • It should be specific, concise and appropriate for the article content.
  • Abbreviation/ short forms should be avoided in the title.
  • Italics should be used for species/ scientific/ botanical names.


3. Author(s) with complete affiliation

  • Mention the complete names of all authors and co-authors involved in the work.
  • Represent the corresponding author with the symbol asterisk (*).
  • Provide the Affiliation including Department, University/ Organisation/ Hospital/ Institute, City, State, Country, E-mail, Tel and Fax of all the authors.


4. Abstract

  • It should be clear, concise and transparent conveying significance of the work to a broad audience.
  • Do not use any references or short forms.
  • An outline of the results and the importance of their findings should be mentioned in brief, with 300-350 words.


5. Keywords

  • Please try to provide 3-5 words.


6. Abbreviations (if used)

  • Mention the entire list of abbreviations that are used within the article.


7. Introduction

  • This should be general enough to draw in a reader's attention from a broad array of scientific disciplines.


8. Materials and methods/ Headings

  • Give a detailed description of all types of materials used.
  • Methods part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be replicable by other researchers.
  • Authors may divide this into subsections if several methods are described.


9. Results

  • It should describe the outcomes and findings of an article.
  • It should be clear, comprehensible and concise including tables, figures and all the information applicable.


10. Discussions

  • This section should point out the significance of the results in relation to the reasons for doing the work.
  • It should include the strengths and limitations of the study.
  • Interpretation and implications with reference to the context should be given indicating the future research directions.


11. Conclusions

  • Ought to be given for the closure of an article.


12. Tables

  • All the tables mentioned in the article should be provided as .doc format.
  • Table legends should be provided without fail.
  • Give the exact numbers for all the tables.
  • Mention the appropriate place in the text where these tables are to be inserted.


13. Figures

  • All the figures mentioned in the article should be provided in PNG, TIFF and JPEG formats with a resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Figure legends should be provided without fail.
  • Give the exact numbers for all the figures.
  • Mention the appropriate place in the text where these figures are to be inserted.


14. Supplementary files

  • Inclusion of any supplementary files should be clearly mentioned and provided appropriately with a minimum file size.


15. References/ Bibliography

  • Provide the exact sequential list of all references used in the article.
  • Only published or accepted papers should be included in the reference list.
  • The number of references mentioned in the text should tally with the number in bibliography section.
  • Avoid duplication of references (Repetition of same reference with different number).
  • The exact format of references to be followed are guided in the sample manuscript template.


16. Acknowledgements

  • The authors can include sources of funding, grants, gratitude, details about anyone who contributed substantially towards the study etc.


17. Conflicts of interests

  • The article should be free from any such conflicts between authors or with others in any aspect.