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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

“RADS” publishes articles within the whole field of physical science. Generally these articles will be in or related to need of the country. Manuscripts or data will be considered that have not been previously published or submitted elsewhere for publication. However, re-analysis of previously published data can be accepted.


1. All articles submitted for publication will be reviewed by referees. Submit three copies of the article / manuscripts along with a floppy diskette (IBM Computer) containing the manuscript in duplicate. While submitting diskette it should only the latest version of the manuscript. Name the file clearly, label the diskette with the format of the file and the file name. Provide information of the hardware and software used.

2. Manuscript should be type double space throughout, and print on one side of the A-4 size paper with clear margins on the both sides. Tables as well as illustration should be typed and drawn on separate paper. Only black & white photo graphs can be submitted.
3. RADS will accept
   a) Guests Editorials on important subjects of current interest.
   b) Original papers / articles.
   c) Review articles.
   d) Short Communications and
   e) Letters to the Editor.
4. The manuscript except short communication Guest Editorials should contain the following.

a) Title page: The complete title of the manuscript, the name of all the authors with their highest qualifications, the department or institution to which they are attached, address for correspondence with telephone numbers, email & fax number.

b) Abstract: All original articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 150 words. It should state objective of the study, design, setting, main outcome measures, results & conclusions.
c) Key Words: Below the abstract give few words not more than five.
d) Text: It should include Introduction, Materials & Methods, and Results & Discussion.
e) Tables: Should be separate from the text, numbered and with explanatory caption.
f) Acknowledgement: If desired, it should be included after the discussion and before references.
g) References: References within the text should be cited by the author’s name followed by the year e.g. (Riaz, 1990). When two authors. E.g. (Riaz and Ali, 2003). In case of three or more than three authors the reference should be cited as e.g. (Kamran, et al., 1995). All references should be arranged alphabetically. The reference should provide the following information: Author’s name with initials, year of the publication, full title of the cited article, name of the journal in which the article appeared (in abbreviated form), journal’s volume, number and finally first and the last page number such as Carling DE & Brown MF, 1980. Relative effect of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on growth and yields of soybeans. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J., 44:4528-532.

5. The manuscript should be accompanied by a covering letter signed by corresponding authors.