Information For Authors

Types of contributions
TheIJAC: International Journal of Agricultural Science accepts original research articles and review papers. papers are full-length state-of-the-art reports that discuss published works. When submitting review papers, authors are requested to consult the Editor in advance.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission

Submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter that includes:

  • A declaration that the manuscript has not been published (even in proceedings or as working paper)or offered for publication elsewhere in substantially the same or abbreviated form, either in print or electronically (e.g. the internet).
  • The names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of the corresponding author and contributing author(s).

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the Open Journal Systems page at Manuscripts must be submitted in English and usingMicrosoft Word.PDF files are not acceptable. Use Times New Roman 11-point font size, double-space text and begin the manuscript with title page. All pages must be numbered consecutively. Line numbers on each page of text are helpful for reviewers. Authors should aim to present ideas and information clearly and concisely. Before submitting your manuscript, please read this Guide to Authors and User Guide for the Open Journal System carefully.

Title page should include title, author(s) and affiliation(s). The title should be specific and informative. Abstract must be on a separate page. It should be a clear and concise one-paragraph summary (less than 200 words) of the paper. Highlight objectives, significant results and major conclusion without the use of reference. Keywords 5 words separated by commas) are intended for literature retrieval. To widen search, the keywords should be other than those already present in the title.

Main text: Text should have the following headings (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion), and implications (optional), acknowledgments (optional), references, tables, and figure legends. The figures may be submitted as separate files. The length of the manuscripts is a maximum of 6.000 words (excluding title page, abstract, figuresand tables) although shorter submissions are actively encouraged. Authors should use SI units and appropriate symbols.

Tables, figures and photographs should be compiled on separate sheets and numbered consecutively and referred to in the text. Draw graphs using Excel. Make sure figures are clear. The page format of the journal should be considered in designing the drawings. Keep footnotes to the minimum. Details given in the text should not be repeated in the tables and figures. Acknowledgements should be brief with essential credits, without title(s) of the person(s).

References of journals, books, multi-author books and articles published online should be cited in the text by Author & Year and conform to the following examples:

  • Lastname, A. and B. Lastname, B. 2016 Article title. Abbr. Journal Title 10 , 100-150
  • Titus, B.D. and D.C. Malcolm. 1992 Nutrient leaching from the litter layer after clearfelling of Sitka spruce. Can. J. For. Res. 65 , 389–416.
  • Lastname, A. 2016 Book Title . Edn. Publisher name, 600pp.
  • Allen, S.E., H.M. Grimshaw., J.A. Parkinson and Quarmby, C. 1974 Chemical Analysis of Ecological Materials . 2nd edn. Blackwell, 596 pp
  • Mulder, J.P.M. 1985 Simulation interception loss using standard meteorological data. In The Forest–Atmosphere Interaction . B.A. Hutchinson and B.B. Hicks (eds). Wiley, pp. 177–196.
  • Carleson, W.C. 1985 Seasonal variation in mitotic index in the stem apex of loblolly pine seedlings. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nursery Management Practices for the Southern Pines . D.B. South (ed.). School of environment, Auburn University, Alabama, pp. 303–310.
  • CIFOR. 1999 The CIFOR Criteria and Indicators Generic Template. The Criteria and Indicators Toolbox Series No. 2 . Center for International Forestry Research. Bogor, Indonesia, p. 53.
  • FAO. 2003 State of the World’s Forests 2003 . Rome, Italy.
  • Brazier, J.D. 1990 The timbers of farm woodland trees. Forestry Commission Bulletin No. 91 . HMSO.