Research & Reviews in Biotechnology

Scope of journal

RRBB is a National research journal, published two times per year, which is devoted to publishing original research contributions in several domains of Biotechnology and Biosciences. RRBB publishes Research Articles, Short Communications, Reviews, Opinion, Articles and Letters to the Editor/Publisher as per the followings sections, Biochemical Processes: primary and secondary metabolism, and biochemistry, Biotechnology: plant, animal, microbial, Photo-biology and Photosynthesis Processes, Cell Biology, Genes and Development, Plant Signalling and Response, Plant Nutrition, Growth and Differentiation: seed physiology, hormonal physiology and photomorphogenesis, Post-Harvest Physiology, Crop Physiology and Stress Physiology, Plant-Microbe and Plant-Insect Interactions, Instrumentation in Biotechnology and Biosciences, Bioinformatics. All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by independent expert referees.

Editorial board

Chief Patron

Sardarni Balbir Kaur (President Governing Council,)
Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, 144001 Punjab, India


Principal (Dr). Gurpinder Singh Samra 
Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, 144001, Punjab, India


Dr Arun Dev Sharma, HOD, PhD CSIR-NET, Dept of Biotechnology,
Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar

Deputy Chief Editors

  • Dr Harsharan Singh, Asst Prof, PhD, CSIR-NET, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

  • Dr Mani Sharma, Deptt. of Biotech, Asstt Prof, HMV College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

  • Dr Inderjeet Kaur (PhD), Asstt Prof, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Reviewing/Technical editors

  • Dr Gurpreet Singh, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

  • Dr Vani Agarwal, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

  • Mr Gobind Ram, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Advisory Board/ Associate Editors

  • Dr Dhiraj Vyas, Scientist, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, (IIIM) Jammu

  • Dr KS Rai, Prof EMERITUS, UNiv of Notredam, USA

  • Dr Jatinder Singh, Prof, Dept Mol Bio and Biochemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India

  • Dr AJS Bhawner, Prof, Dept of Human Genetics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India

  • Dr PK Pati, Prof, dept of Biotechnology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Author Instructions

We are currently focusing on publishing original Research works, Review papers, Short communications only. Authors submit the articles with journal name only to email or the submission form. Every effort will be made to respond to submissions within five weeks. Authors are advised to submit the articles only with the Copyright Declaration duly signed, scanned, attached which may be downloaded We publish original research and review articles in the developing in all areas of our journals which are fully described in the form of qualitative and quantitative methods of collecting & analyzing information after the peer review process. We invite all Scientists, Engineers, Researchers, Academia, Students and Industry personnel who have review and research manuscripts which are related to the scope of our journals ready and are looking for opportunities for getting them published, Please get in touch with us. We are glad about the quality in content and the presentation of the journals we produce. On our part, we assure you of quality production, wider distribution, and publicity.
Authors Can Submit Their Articles by E-Mail to

Manuscript preparation

A Submission checklist is available to help authors for relevant data and information File Formats

  • Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)General Formatting

  • Document should be single-column text without manual hyphenating at the breaks.

  • Use double line spacing throughout the manuscript

  • Font type should be (Times New Roman) 10pt.

  • Use “symbol” font type for greek/special characters.

  • Numbers, either at the beginning of the paragraph or within the text should be elaborated If it is less than ten.

Research Papers

Full-length research papers should be formatted as given below :

  • Title

  • Author name and Affiliations

  • Keywords

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results and Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments, If any

  • References


The title should be clear, short and informative. As far as possible, abbreviations should be avoided. If used, the name should be first indicated in full; by the short form.

Authors names and affiliations

Provide names of all authors who have made substantial contributions to the work with their first name and last (family) name and designate the corresponding author with an asterisk. Below this, the complete institutional address should be given. Arabic numerical should provide the address and the place them as a superscript after the respective author’s name.

Running Title

A running title is mandatory and should not exceed 60 characters and spaces.


The abstract should not exceed 350 words. The abstract should not be structed and clearly describe the major findings reported in the manuscript. Avoid using citations or references in the abstract. Standard abbreviations such as ATP or DNA need not be defined; However, a list of non-standard abbreviations is encouraged and should be elaborated in parentheses the first time it is used in the text.


Authors are requested to supply 3 to 6 keywords separated by a semicolon that will provide indexing references to the article.


The introduction should outline the background of the research, purpose, significance and should include the rationale of the work being reported.

Materials and Methods

The author should describe the experimental methods employed in the work in sufficient detail. Use of subheadings is encouraged. The statistical method and level of significance, if any, should be stated clearly.

Results and Discussion

Results and Discussion should be clear and precise. The results should be explained with respect to the findings in the author’s experiments. Information provided in tables or figures should not be reiterated in the text. Include subheadings for a proper explanation of results.


Present the major interpretations and conclusions of the paper.


The table should be kept to a minimum, inserted at appropriate places in the text and it should have an only top header and bottom borders. Each table should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading on the top of the table.


Figures should be high resolution (300dpi) and attach them as separate files either in GIF or JPEG formats or embed at appropriate places in the text. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures (Fhttp://www.npajournals.orgor example, Figure 1: Heading…) when referring figures in the text, authors are encouraged to cite them as Fig.1 and so on. Description of the figure should be given below each figure.


References should be numbered in square brackets (For example:[4], [7-9], 6,12] ) and listed at the end in the order of appearance in the text. Unpublished or submitted manuscript should not be included in the reference list. When there are more than three authors, then the first three author’s name should be mentioned followed by ‘et al’. Journal should be abbreviated according to chemical abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Reference style

References should be listed alphabetically according to the examples below:

Articles from journals and other serial publications (e.g. Annual Reviews):

Zhao Y,  Aspinal D, Paleg L, 1992. Protection of membrane integrity in Medicago sativa L. byglycinebetaine against the effect of freezing. J Plant Physiol, 140: 541-543.

Articles from non-serial collective publications (symposia, monographs, encyclopedias etc):

Horton P, G Noctor, D Rees, 1990. Regulation of light harvesting and electron transport in photosystem II. In: Plant Biology, vol. 10. Perspectives in Biochemical and Genetic Regulation of Photosynthesis, Ed. I.Zelitch, Wiley-Liss, 145-158.


Pilet P, 1985. The Physiological Properties of Plant Protoplasts. Springer, Berlin – Heidelberg – New York.

Title of articles written in languages other than English, French or German, should be given only in English translation, for example:

Petkov I, D Petrov, M Velizarov, 1991. A response of photosynthetic apparatus to water stress. Bulg J PlantPhysiol, 19(1): 35-43 (In Bulg.).


 A numbered and with a heading) and figure legends should be typed (or submitted electronically onseparate sheet of paper (or separate file) and should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.

Figures should be submitted electronically as separate files in Tiff (resolution – min 300 dpi) or high-quality JPEG format. Color plates are charged 20 Euros per plate.

Papers beyond the scope or that do not follow the format of the Journal will be returned to the authors without being reviewed. Failure to follow the normal scientific standards or lack of readability may also lead to rejection of the manuscript.

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Centre for Historical Studies

With an aim to promote research, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar set up a Centre for Historical Studies in 1999. The Centre undertakes research activities on various topics related to history-particularly Punjab and Sikh History. The Centre published The Khalsa, a book on Sikh History, as a befitting tribute to the Khalsa Tercentenary.

Punjab Centre for Migration Studies

With a primary objective of encouraging fundamental research on all aspects of Punjab’s migration processes, the college has set up a Punjab Centre for Migration Studies. The Centre undertakes fundamental research into the history, settlement and growth of Punjabi communities overseas as also of non–punjabis influx into Punjab. The Centre aims to bring together experts from diverse fields to deliberate on theoretical as well policy studies. The centre also plans to highlight overseas Punjabi’s role through exhibitions and conferences.

Centre for Guru Granth Sahib Studies

The Centre for Guru Granth Sahib Studies was established in 2004 on the occasion of the tercentenary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Since then the Centre has been carrying out research activities on Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

S. Balbir Singh Centre for Sciences

This Centre coordinates research and extension activities of the college of various science departments. Set up in 2009, it has promoted numerous academic and research activities. Its co-ordinator Dr. Samra has conducted a multi-disciplinary seminar on Role of Statistics in Physiotherapy .Dr. Arun Dev Sharma’s research output has been recognized by the University of California. Centre’s contribution to research has been recognized by the Government by approving the science departments of the college for Star College Scheme. Under this scheme,college will receive 55 Lacs for promoting academic and research activities in the stream of sciences.