Instructions to Authors

The FUUAST Journal of Biology publishes on any aspect of pure and applied biological sciences. The Journal is a bi-annual publication. In a year two issues of the Journal in June and December will be published. Research articles, review articles and short communication may be submitted electronically at the following addresses of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Campus, Karachi, Pakistan;

Dr. Talat Mahmood          [email protected]
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Manuscript Text

    • Manuscript should be in English, brief, concise and typed in double space with ample margins on each side.
    • Manuscript abstract should be in English with Urdu translation.



    • All pages should be numbered. Abbreviations and authorities of species should be defined the first time that they are used in the article.



    • Papers may be organized under: Abstract (not more than 250 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (may be combined as Result and Discussion, if necessary), Acknowledgements and References.



    • Given Minimum five keyword


Figures, Table & illustration

    • Figures, Tables and illustration should be titled, self descriptive and numbered properly. Photographs should be provided where required. For color plates, the authors will be charges as per cost of printing. Each Figures, Tables, illustrations and photographs must be on a separate sheet. Vertical lines should not be used for separating columns in Tables. Lettering and details should be clear when reduced to their final size. Poorly presented figures, tables, illustrations and photographs will be returned to authors for resubmitting the higher quality.



    • In the text, the literature should be cited e.g., (Shaukat, 2010) or Shaukat (2010) or Shaukat and Ahmed (2010) or (Shaukat and Ahmed, 2010). In case of more than two authors, the last name of first author should be followed by et al. Reference should be arranged in alphabetical order, following manner.
    • Vasileva, V., Vasilev, E. and Athar, M. (2011). Nodulation and root establishment of two clover species grown in pasture mixture with wheatgrass. FUUAST J. Biol. 1(1):1-4.


Review Process

    • Each manuscript considered by the chief editor to be appropriate for the Journal is forwarded to the sub editor and allocated to a member of editorial board who will oversee the review process. Members of editorial board are busy people, doing task voluntarily, therefore before submitting please get appraised by your colleagues.
    • Articles that are in poor accordance with Journal format, badly written or presented or too long will be returned to the authors without review.
    • Manuscript requiring revision after review process must be returned with in two months of the date of the request for revision, after that time it will be treated as new submission.



    • Anti-Plagiarism Policy: Manuscripts should not be plagiarized, if plagiarized material is found more than 20% in the manuscripts, the concerned authors are required to modify the submitted manuscript.



    • Submission of undertaking: The all concerned authors are bound to submit an undertaking duly signed by them, which shows that this paper has not been submitted elsewhere and is also not plagiarized according to the policy of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan. Download Undertaking form Click Here>>



    • Write down the funding agency


Publishing shedule

    • Half yearly publish June and December


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             Account Title:             fuuast journal of biology
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Subscription fee:

Individual:                 500 PK
Institutional:             1000 Rupees
Overseas:                  20 US$ (including handling and postage)