Instruction to Authors

Instructions to Authors

JABU accepts original research papers and review articles on all aspects of the utilization of algal biomass.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically (as email attachments in Microsoft Word to All manuscripts must be typed in a 12-point font and must be DOUBLE-SPACED THROUGHOUT, including the literature list, tables, table headings, etc. Times Roman font is preferred; do not use a sans serif font such as Arial, Helvetica, or Geneva. The Abstract and Results should be written in past tense, except in the case of descriptions of new species. Do not justify right margins or use boldface for headings, and type all headings flush left. Italicize subheadings. Latin names of species should have the author(s) of the name listed when first used, unless a large number of names with authors are included in the tables. The title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) with address, total number of typed pages, number of plates and figures should be type written on a separate sheet and an abstract not exceeding 200 words. The first page of the manuscript should contain the title of the paper. a running title and key words, name(s) of author(s) with address and an abstract not exceeding 200 words. Original research papers should be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements (if any) and References. Tables should be typed on separate sheets with table number and title. Figures should be grouped together in such a way as to fit into A4 size plate. Scale should always be drawn on the plate. Do not mix photographs and ink drawings on one plate. Legend should be typed on separate sheets for each plate and inserted before the plate. Indicate clearly the position where tables, plates of figures should be inserted in the text. References in the text should be by name of author(s) and year of publication. detailed reference giving name of author(s), year of publication, title of paper, abbreviated name of journal, volume, number and inclusive pages should be listed under references. Books should be cited by title, name of Publisher and / or place of Publication and total number of pages.

Please note that your paper will be published more quickly if instructions on figure content and figure format are followed carefully, and that vector graphic figures will give the best possible online publication quality.All illustrations (including photographs) are classified as figures and should be numbered consecutively (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.).Each figure must have a legend that makes the material completely understandable.

File Formats: At the time of submission, or after acceptance of your manuscript for publication, figure files should be supplied as follows. Photographic figures should be saved in tif format at 300 d.p.i. (or failing that in jpg format with low compression). Line figures should be saved as vector graphics (i.e. composed of lines, curves, points and fonts; not pixels) in pdf, eps, ai, svg or wmf format, or embedded as such in Word, as this enhances their display when published online. Combination figures (those composed of vector and pixel/raster elements) should also be saved in pdf, eps, ai, svg or wmf format where possible (or embedded as such in Word). If line figures and combination figures cannot be saved in vector graphics format, they should be saved in tif format at high resolution (i.e. 600 d.p.i.) (do not save them in jpg format as this will cause blurring).


Bryan, G.W. 1969 The absorption of zinc and other metals by the brown seaweed, Laminaria digitata. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K. 49 : 225-243

Burns, N.M. and C. Ross 1972 Oxygen-nutrient relationships within the central basin of Lake Erie. In H.E. Allen and J.R. Kramer (Ed.), Nutrients in natural waters, pp.193-250 Wiley-Interscience.

Round, F.E. 1979 The ecology of algae 652 pp. Cambridge Univ. Press.