Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

       As part of the submission process to NRMJ, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and the submission will be returned to the authors if it does not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The article has not been previously published, nor is it being considered for publication by another journal. 
  2. The authors include a cover letter indicating the highlights and importance of the presented research in about 50 words.
  3. Full first name, surname, and email address of all authors are included during online submission.
  4. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  5. Running title and no more than five keywords are provided.
  6. Lines in each page are automatically numbered. The text is double-spaced; uses a Times New Roman 12-point font and employs italics rather than underlining.
  7. Tables are generated and are included in the manuscript file after the References section.
  8. Captions for the figures are included in the manuscript file after the tables.
  9. All illustrations and figures can be added in the text file, but must also be submitted in separate files. They should be with high resolutions.
  10. The English language should be revised carefully.

Main text

The Main Text of the research article should use the following order:

-Title page

       Title of the manuscript must be informative and not more than 30 words. Affiliations should be stated after the author’s names. Author for correspondence should be indicated by an asterisk with an E-mail address provided (one author only). Starting from January, 2022, each author should provide his/ her ORCID no. (If it exists).

Running head:  a short title of no more than 6 words

Keywords: provide up to 6 words


       Indicates briefly the aims and how the work was done, the novel results obtained and conclusions.


      Describes the state of the current work in the relevant field and avoids narrative sentences without benefit. Give a clear statement of the objectives and hypotheses being tested. States the novel results obtained from the current work, which were not reached in similar recent previous works.

-Materials and methods

       Sufficient information must be given in this section to allow the reader to understand the new experimental design (if any), and the statistical methods used in data analysis. All assays should have adequate replication and, where relevant, should have been repeated for confirmation. Commercial equipment and products used in the assays should name the product, company and country of origin. State the analytical methods used e.g. analysis of variance (ANOVA), and ensure that the method chosen is appropriate for the data.


       Results should be presented in an orderly fashion. Make use of the tables and figures, when necessary and without duplication. Data tables presenting, for example, mean values should include the appropriate standard deviation (SD).


      The discussion is presented separately or combined with the Results, and no subheadings are allowed in this section. It should not normally exceed 5 pages in length. Focuses on the work presented, scientific interpretation of results and their relationships with the other relevant recently published works.


        In few sentences, try to stand out the new methodologies used (if any), main novel results obtained that differ from the previous recent works and thus deserve publication. Finally, state the author's future prospectus to apply the current results, to benefit the public, improve the economy, and/ or to save the environment.


       Authors may acknowledge any grants or assistance associated with the work reported or for the development of the manuscript (if any).

-Conflict of interest

The authors should state any conflict of interests that may exist.

-Funding source

The authors must provide the name and number (i.e. project no.) of any financial funding source for their article.

-Ethical approval

       The research work that involves the human or animals should provide an Ethical approval from the concerned Ethical Committee of the author's institution, in addition to the patient's consents (if appropriate).


References used must be recent.

Guidelines for citing in text:

     Use the author-year method of citing publications. i.e., “Various investigators (Smith, 1990; Smith et al., 1988, 1995(a, b); Smith and Jones, 1994) have reported similar findings”.

-Guidelines for reference list:

        List all references in alphabetical order by authors’ surnames. Single-author works should be listed before works with multiple authors. Works by the same author(s) should be ordered chronologically. List the specific pages of books. Do not abbreviate titles of journals and write full names. Double-check the accuracy of volume, issue and page numbers, year of publication, and check that each reference is cited in the text. If a work cited is in preparation, submitted but not accepted for publication, cite the work in parentheses in the text, e.g., (J. Jones, unpublished data) or (J. Jones, personal communication), not in References list. Starting from January, 2022, the DOI link of the cited References should be included, if it exists.

-Roman script references

      Titles of books and articles in Roman script should be recorded in their original language. If this language is deemed by the author of the article but is highly inaccessible to most readers, they should be followed at the author’s discretion by an English translation in parentheses. When the publisher of the book or journal provides the title or contents in English, in addition to the original language, we prefer the translation unless it contains glaring mistakes. The entire reference will be followed by the language in parentheses, i.e. (Hebrew), (Russian), (Norwegian), etc.


     Self-explanatory tables should be provided with an appropriate legend, and without abbreviations. Identify tables using a number, e.g. Table 2. Mention tables in the text in numerical order (Table 1, and then Table 2 etc.). Use superscript lower case letters for footnotes, e.g. a, b and c. Save the file in an editable format, e.g. DOCX, not embedded in the manuscript as an image.


     Identify the figures using a number, e.g. Fig. 2, number in a separate series from the Tables. Mention figures in the text in numerical order (Fig. 1, and then Fig. 2 etc.). Subdivisions within figures should be labeled with lower case letters, e.g. (a), (b) and (c). Colored figures should be used when details cannot be adequately observed on black and white photographs. Legends should be included at the end of the main document, self-explanatory and without abbreviations.

Plagiarism Check

   NRMJ uses iThenticate software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material (Plagiarism). By submitting your manuscript to NRMJ, you are agreeing to undergo any necessary originality checks for your manuscript before the peer-review process.

Publication Charges

   Publication in Novel Research in Microbiology Journal is free of any charges. There is no subscription or pay per view fees. Free charge publication in NRMJ does not influence editorial decision-making.

Copyright policy

   NRMJ allows the author(s) to hold the copyright, and to retain publishing rights without any restrictions. The journal allows the readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, and allows the readers also to use them for any other lawful purposes. 

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