Authors Instruction

Journal of Terrestrial and Marine Research (JTMR) (ISSN 2456-7639) is an open access online International journal that provides rapid publication in all areas of the physical, chemical and biological sciences. The Journal invites submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of scientific excellence.

Submit manuscripts as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at,

A manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within 48 hours.

While submission of manuscript, it is mandatory that the corresponding author should furnish the covering letter. This is to certify that the research article entitled”——” submitted for publication in JTMR is original and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. 

Types of article

Short Communications: A Short Communication should not exceed 1000 words, suitable for publishing new models or hypotheses, innovative techniques and new findings.

Research Articles: Research articles should not exceed 5000 words. Abstract, Introduction, Results, Discussion or Result and Discussion (Combined), Acknowledgment and References.

Reviews: Review articles should be concise and should not exceed 5000 words, should be well surveyed and discuss the past and present developments in the respective area of study. Reviews articles are also peer-reviewed.

Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by experts in the respective field and by a panel of editorial members, national and international reviewers. Editor decisions will be made as final decision. Each revised manuscript will be returned to authors with reviewer’s comments (maximum time for review process 3-4 weeks). All the manuscript are reviewed by Double-blind review process for consideration.

Manuscript preparation:

All portions of the manuscript must be typewritten in Times New Roman (font size-12) with 1.5 space. The manuscript should be neatly arranged in the following order with page and line number. Title, authors name and affiliation, full address of department/institution, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References. Figures should be inserted at the end of the text. Captions for tables and figures should be typed at the end of the text.

Symbols, units should follow the standard nomenclature.

The Title should be informative and brief and it should describing the contents of the research paper

The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory and it should not exceed 100 to 250 words in length.

Keywords 3 to 5 key words will be allowed with alphabetical order

Introduction should be clear and state precisely the aim of the study. Relevant literature on the subject and should be precisely the scope of the paper.

Materials and Methods

Methodology should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. Source of materials and procedures should be clearly stated and if any new methodology adopted and it should be described in detail and if the methods are well recognized, a mere reference will be do, if any slight modifications, should be given.


Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense, when describing the new findings in the author(s)’s experiments and it should be well explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Data should be statically analyzed, necessary tables and figures should be given in appropriate place.  Combined result and discussion are also encouraged.


Results part should not be included in this discussion section. Long discussion should be avoided, interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic.


Conclusions should be limited and it should be at the end of the paper and it should be explain the significance of the study and possible recommendations for further research etc. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.

Acknowledgments  Names of grants, funding agency should be given in brief.

References Please ensure that every reference cited in the manuscript text is also present in the reference list. The reference section must contain an alphabetical order. Reference should be cited in the text by last name of the author, if single author the author’s name and the year of publication (Kaliaperumal 2005); two authors: both author’s’ names and the year of publication (Allan and Jones, 1999); more than two authors first author’s name followed by “et al.” and the year of publication (Karthick et al. 2012).

Journal articles Horta, A., Pinteus, S.,  Alves, C., Fino, N. , Silva, J.,  Fernandez, S.,  Rodrigues, A, and  Pedrosa, R. (2014). Antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of the Bifurcaria bifurcate epiphytic bacteria. Mar. Drugs.12: 1676-1689

Book Jha, B., Reddy, CRK., Thakur, MC, and Rao, UM. (ed.). 2009. Seaweeds of India, the diversity and distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat coast. Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg, New York.

Book chapter Laatsch, H. (2006). Marine bacterial metabolites. p. 225–288. In P. Proksch, W.E.G. Muller (eds.), Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology. Horizon Bioscience, Norfolk.

Referees Corresponding authors are encouraged to suggest upto two potential reviewers (with full contact details). Potential reviewers should not include anyone with whom the authors have collaborated during the research being submitted.

Tables Tables should be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Table should be headed with a short, descriptive caption.

Figures Figure should inserted on separate pages but not inserted with in the text. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. Alternatively photographs can be submitted as JPEG images. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid inserting a box with key to symbols, in the figure or below the figure. All Tables and Figures captions and legends should be typed on a separate page.

Copyright Authors are asked to sign a copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published on online.