PHYKOS - Official Journal of Phycological Society, India

Guidelines to authors

Scope of the journal

The journal `Phykos` carries articles dealing with all aspects of phycology & allied areas. It publishes papers contributed by the members of the Phycological Society, forwarded by members of Phycological Society  and invited articles.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically (as email attachments in Microsoft Word to
All manuscripts must be typed in a 12-point font and must be DOUBLE-SPACED THROUGHOUT, including the literature list, tables, table headings, etc. Times Roman font is preferred. Do not justify right margins or use boldface for headings, and type all headings flush left. Italicize subheadings.
 Latin names of species should have the author(s) of the name listed when first used, unless a large number of names with authors are included in the tables.

Title of the paper, name (s) of the other (s), address, total number of plates and illustrations and a short running title, in that order ,should be typed on a separates sheet of paper and attached to the manuscript.

First page of the manuscript should contain the title of the paper, up to 10 keywords arranged in alphabetical order and a brief abstract of the paper.

The manuscript of a research paper should contain introduction, material and methods, results, discussion. Acknowledgement and bibliography

Tables and illustrations

Tables should be typed on separate sheets with table number and title
Figures and original drawings should be given separately. Legends for all instructions should be typed given separate sheet and inserted before the corresponding illustration. The place for inserting the illustrating in the manuscript should be indicated. Figures should be grouped together in such a way as to fit into A4 size plate. Scale should always be drawn on the plate.
Do not mix photographs and ink drawings on one plate.
Legend should be typed on separate sheets for each plate and inserted before the plate.

Bibliography and text references

All references mentioned in the text should be listed at the end of the manuscript in the alphabetical order without giving serial number.

References in the text should be cited as:
(Mani, 1969; Kolte and Goyal, 1987; Singh et al., 1961)

Examples for listing references under bibliography:

Metting, B. 1981. The systematic and ecology of soil algae Bot. Rev. 47: 185-187

Gupta, A.B. and A.J. Lata, 1964. Effect of algal growth hormones on the germination of paddy seeds. Hydrobilogia 224: 430-432

Roger, P.A. and S.A. Kulasooriya. 1981. Blue-green algae and rice Pub. International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, pp.1-112

Miller, M.M. and N.J. Lang, 1971. Effect of ageing of thylakoid configuration and granular inclusion in Gloeotrichia In ; Contributions in Phycology Ed. Parker, B. C. and R.M.Brown  Jr.  Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas U.S.A., pp. 53-58.

Please note that your paper will be published more quickly if instructions on figure content and figure format are followed carefully, and that vector graphic figures will give the best possible online publication quality. All illustrations (including photographs) are classified as figures and should be numbered consecutively (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.).
 Each figure must have a legend that makes the material completely understandable.

File Formats: At the time of submission, or after acceptance of your manuscript for publication, figure files should be supplied as follows.
Photographic figures should be saved in tif format at 300 d.p.i. (or failing that in jpg format with low compression).
 Line figures should be saved as vector graphics (i.e. composed of lines, curves, points and fonts; not pixels) in pdf, eps, ai, svg or wmf format, or embedded as such in Word, as this enhances their display when published online.
Combination figures (those composed of vector and pixel/raster elements) should also be saved in pdf, eps, ai, svg or wmf format where possible (or embedded as such in Word). If line figures and combination figures cannot be saved in vector graphics format, they should be saved in tif format at high resolution (i.e. 600 d.p.i.) (do not save them in jpg format as this will cause blurring).