Double Helix Research Guidelines


Page format: Manuscripts should be prepared as word processing documents on A4, or Letter size paper, leaving a liberal margin (2 cm) on all four sides. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced throughout including references and tables. All figures and tables should be in the text and one additional copy given on a separate page. 

Fonts: Times New Roman and font size should be 12. 

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals, should be given in the text at appropriate place as well as at the end of manuscript, and should have an explanatory caption that should be as concise as possible.

Figures and images: The figures and images should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. All the figures/images must be given in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals.

Figure and Table Captions: A list of all the figures and table captions should also be provided on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.

To help in formatting images (including tables and figures) or multimedia files, please submit the paper with tables and images in the text at appropriate places as well as at the end of the manuscript.

Experiments on human subjects should be in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 ( Patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers should not be mentioned. When reporting animal experiments, indicate the committee responsible for approval of experiments.


The manuscript should be in the following order and in separate pages:

Title page

Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Acknowledgements (if any)

Funding (if any)

Table and figures

List of compiled tables and figures captions


1. Title page


Title : The title should be relatively short but informative. 

Name(s) of author(s): A list of all authors of the paper should be prepared. It should contain full first name, initial(s) for middle name(s) and full last name. In case, the number of authors is more than one then separate each names with commas.


 Name and address of workplace(s): Authors’ affiliations should be indicated in this section. Different affiliations should be indicated by Arabic numerals superscripted both on the name and affiliation.

Personal e-mail address(es): At least one e-mail address is needed. It will be used as the corresponding author’s email address in all contacts with the authors.



2. Abstract 

An abstract must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of the significant items of the main paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper but also indicate the main results and conclusions. An abstract should not normally exceed 250 words.


3. Keywords 

List of all keywords proposed by the authors, separated by semicolons. Up to 6 key terms can be selected. We would suggest avoid repeating the title. Keywords and abstract should be on the same but separate page after the first page.


4. Introduction 

Present the subject of paper clearly, indicate the scope of the subject, and present the goals of paper, novelty of research work and finally the organization of paper. Start this section on a new page. The sections that follow introduction should be continued without any gap between pages.


5. Materials and Methods


All the material, equipment, software etc. used should be mentioned in the material section. Methods should contain details of research work carried out. Techniques which have been previously described should be mentioned in brief only, with proper references, unless they were published in sources that are not easily accessible. The methods should be written in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat the authors’ work. Chemical compounds should be named according to the systematic rules of IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. Units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units.  For in vivo studies, permission from animal ethical committee should be mentioned.  The basis of dosage calculation (free form or salt used) should be indicated. Sex, strain and approximate weight of animals should be given (e.g. “Male Wistar rats; 100–230 g...”) and housing and feeding conditions briefly described. Dosage schedules need not be mentioned in “Materials and Methods” if easily seen from graphs or tables. The route of administration, solvent etc. should be indicated. Newly introduced techniques should be described in detail to allow easy repetition. Any modification should be mentioned briefly, with proper references.

6. Results and Discussion 

It may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. Abbreviations and acronyms should be used sparingly and consistently. Where they first appear in the text, they should be defined; authors may also explain large numbers of abbreviations and acronyms in the beginning of the first page.


Tables/Figures/Graphs should be given in the text at appropriate places and also at the end of the manuscript.


7. Conclusion 

It should be represent the summary of the important findings.


8. Acknowledgements
Information concerning research grant support should appear in a separate Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper, not in a footnote.


9. Funding

Please provide details all of the sources of funding relevant to the reported research.

10. References

All references cited in the text must be included in the reference list and vice versa. However, if a reference consists of only a web address do not include it in the reference list but cite it in the text, giving the date the page was accessed.


The references should be cited in the text in square brackets [ ] with reference number in Arabic numerals only.        


A complete reference should comprise the following:


An article in a journal
H. Li, J. Kim, L. Groy, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 4867.


A book
C.N.Rao, A. Muller, A. K. Cheetham; The Chemistry on Nanomaterials.Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Wiley-Vch, Weinheim, 2004. 

A part/chapter book
C.K. Clenshaw, K. Lord, In: B.K. P. Scaife (Ed.), Studies in Numerical Analysis (Academic Press, London and New York, 1974) 95.


A conference proceeding
A. Kaczanowski, K. Malarz, K. Kulakowski, In: T.E. Simos (Ed.), International Conference of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, 12-16 Sep. 2003, Kastoria, Greece (World Scientific, Singapore 2003) 258.


 A thesis
A.J. Agutter, PhD thesis, Edinburgh University (Edinburgh, UK, 1995).


An article in a newspaper
A. Sherwin, The Times, 13 Jul. 2007, 1.


Patents:  A. B. Inventor1, C. D. Inventor2, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year).


11. Tables
Authors should use tables only to achieve concise presentation or where the information cannot be given satisfactorily in other ways. Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be given in the text at appropriate places and also at the end of the manuscript.  Each table should have an explanatory caption which should be as concise as possible.


12. Figures
Authors may use line diagrams and photographs to illustrate these from their text. The figures should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. Styles and fonts should match those in the main body of the article. Lettering and lines should be of uniform density and the lines unbroken. Axis labels should be in bold face. Units should be placed next to variables in parentheses.

All figures must be given in the text itself at appropriate place and also at the end of the manuscript. 



13. Submission formats

Manuscripts should be submitted in the MS Word (97 or higher).


14. English Corrections 

This journal is published in English, so it is essential that for proper referring and quick publication all manuscripts be submitted in grammatically correct English. For this purpose we ask that non-native English speakers must ensure that their manuscripts are checked before submitting them for consideration. We suggest that for this purpose your manuscript should be revised by any person having good knowledge of English language.


15. Submission Checklist
The following items should be supplied: 

Cover letter


Names and contacts of potential referees (if any)

Copy right form

16. Submission of manuscript
The authors must submit their manuscript by email to:

 Please mention Journal’s name in which you wish to publish your work.


 All the journals published by Double Helix Research are peer-reviewed and free for open access.



We will look forward to the submission of your manuscripts